Exhibition of the week

Online Print Fair
Artists have been making prints ever since printing began. The art is still going strong as this event featuring Aliyah Hussain, Christopher Jarratt, Janet Milner, Print Wagon, West Yorkshire Print Workshop and many more proves.
The Hepworth, Wakefield, until 28 March.

Also showing

The Penalty of Our Paradox
A new film for Site Gallery and supported by Historic England explores how young people experience the high streets of Sheffield.
Site Gallery online.

Collier Schorr
Haunting photographs of German youth from the 1990s and a new film by this gender-busting portraitist.
Modern Art online until 18 April.

Peter Kennard
The anti-war activist and radical montagist explores how history is rewritten by its winners.
Richard Saltoun Gallery online until 10 April.

Rothko Room
Currently hanging next to Turner’s landscapes – as Rothko himself wanted – and closed until 17 May, you can at least explore the great Seagram murals and their story online and meditate on art that takes you to the edge of consciousness.
Tate Britain online.

Image of the week

Everydays: The First 5,000 Days by Beeple.
Everydays: The First 5,000 Days by Beeple. Photograph: Christie’s Auction House/AFP/Getty Images

Christie’s auctioned a digital collage by artist Beeple for $69.4m in an online sale that the auction house said “positioned him among the top three most valuable living artists”. The sale further illustrates the tipping point that digital art has reached. You can read all about it here.

What we learned

The Imperial War Museums launched a £2m project for new art on conflict

LA’s Latino lowrider culture is still going strong

Why Time Team artist Victor Ambrus was one of Britain’s leading illustrators

NFTs are the art world’s bitcoin

with Christie’s selling its first digital-only artwork for $70m

Unseen Eve Arnold photos of Marilyn Monroe are being offered as £30 posters

Bill Harkin, designer of the Glastonbury Pyramid stage, has died

Photographer Bas Losekoot asked: ‘Is it time to rethink the city?’

Mexican artist Teresa Margolles, whose work has dealt with the cartels, is among a very international shortlist for Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth

Hong Kong is losing its magical neon signs

Australia’s Covid-ravaged arts community needs government leadership

Art detective Charley Hill, who recovered Munch’s stolen The Scream, has died

The Great Pottery Thrown Down became a tearjerking hit

Australian photographer Ponch Hawkes shot 400 nude over-50s women in a year

A rare 1959 Andy Warhol cookbook, Wild Raspberries, is going under the hammer

Banksy’s Game Changer painting will auction at Christie’s on 23 March to raise money for the NHS

Thomas Randall-Page’s Art Barn proves a hut in the woods can be high art

Two-thirds of staff at the V&A’s National Art Library are facing redundancy

A certain coronavirus is the current artists’ muse du jour

The Great British Art Tour visited ‘Our Emmeline’, a female ballooning first, an English country garden, Titian’s Perseus and Andromeda, and Scotland’s ‘high priestess of the grotesque’

Masterpiece of the week

Carlo Crivelli, Saint Mary Magdalene
Photograph: © The National Gallery, London

Carlo Crivelli, Mary Magdalene, c1491-4
Crivelli portrays Mary Magdalene, the former sex worker who became one of Jesus Christ’s closest followers, as a seductive and commanding Renaissance woman in richly glamorous clothes, with her hair long and curled. He may have been looking at portraits and mythological scenes by Botticelli, who put female beauty at the centre of Italian art in the 1480s. But this is part of an altarpiece, from a church. What’s Crivelli playing at? There’s not much repentance or piety in this Magdalene’s eyes. Crivelli had to leave his birthplace Venice after being convicted of adultery. This painting surely reflects his own sinful nature.
National Gallery, London.

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