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The Independent Stolen art tracking companies ALR and ARG embroiled in 'bizarre' legal rowThe IndependentThe art world is no stranger to great rivalries: Leonardo da Vinci against Michelangelo, Picasso versus Matisse, Van Gogh falling out with Gauguin. To that list, add the Art Loss Register (ALR) and the Art Recovery Group (ARG) – two companies…

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Sucked up, squeezed out: the super-absorbent art of Park McArthur – The Guardian

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Banksy reveals new artwork criticising teargas use in Calais refugee camps – The Independent

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Shock art needs to grow up – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk Shock art needs to grow upTelegraph.co.ukNaked protests make no political or artistic sense in the complicated world we live in. It's time for shock art to get serious, says Ivan Hewett. Épater les bourgeois! – shock the bourgeoisie! It's been the rallying cry of the arts for more than a … art – Google…

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Shock art needs to grow up – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk Shock art needs to grow upTelegraph.co.ukNaked protests make no political or artistic sense in the complicated world we live in. It's time for shock art to get serious, says Ivan Hewett. Épater les bourgeois! – shock the bourgeoisie! It's been the rallying cry of the arts for more than a … art – Google…

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