Christo cancels Over the River project in protest against Trump After 20 years of planning and spending $15m of his own money, the artist says he has no interest in finishing the project under the current government.

Glasgow Library where Alasdair Gray read as a youth becomes his new gallery Author, playwright and artist plans to exhibit portraits of Glasgow residents alongside his well known paintings A Charm Against Serpents and Cowcaddens Streetscape in the Fifties.

South Korea’s Culture Minister resigns over blacklist of artists Cho Yoon-Sun has resigned after being arrested for allegedly creating a blacklist of almost 10,000 artists who were critical of the now impeached president Park Geun-Hye.

European authorities arrest 75 art traffickers and recover thousands of stolen artworks 3,500 stolen archaeological artifacts and other artworks recovered in continent-wide operation to take down international network of art traffickers. Police investigators from 18 countries were involved.

Saatchi gallery to explore selfies as art form Barack Obama selfies to feature alongside self-portraits by Tracey Emin and Vincent van Gogh in exhibition on self-expression. The show will also include the launch of the #SaatchiSelfie competition.

Bristol street artists work with city on legal graffiti walls Artists in Banksy’s home city want to cooperate with the council to establish a network of walls on which they can legally create public art. So far they have given the council a list of 56 walls across the city that they believe they ought to be allowed to paint on.

Shia LaBeouf arrested at anti-Trump art installation in New York Actor taken away by police following altercation at the site of his He Will Not Divide Us art installation, which is planned to run for Trump’s first term.

Poland’s second world war museum under threat after court allows controversial merger €100m institution – set to become one of the world’s largest historical museums – faces an uncertain future after the Supreme Administrative Court in Warsaw gave the green light to a controversial merger with another museum in Gdansk.

White House petition to save arts funding not registering signatures A petition on the White House’s ‘We The People’ website calling on president Trump to preserve arts funding appears to not be registering signatures – at the time of writing it says just 76 people have signed it.

1. Alasdair Gray, Cowcaddens Streetscape in the Fifties, 1964

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