Taking photographs of Holocaust survivors helped me find my own identity

Harry Bordens father didnt much care about being Jewish, so it was left to Harrys grandmother to make him feel his heritage was special. And when his marriage ended, it proved invaluable My dad, Charlie Borden, was born in New York in 1929, the only son of Jewish immigrants who had moved to the US … Read more

The Russian Revolution: then and now

The events of 1917 changed the course of history in Russia and indeed the rest of the world. But as these remarkable pictures show, pockets of Russias two largest cities have endured almost unchanged through a century of revolution and the fall, rise, and fall of empire The Russian Revolution consisted of two revolutions in … Read more

Gustav Metzger: an artist who tore down the old to build the new

The German artist, who has died aged 90, could make art out of trees, newspapers, fridges or cars all of it designed to fight capitalism For years, I would encounter David Bomberg (whose background was also Polish-Jewish) who was a kind of father figure. Metzger studied with the painter for years at Borough Polytechnic working … Read more

‘Leniency is over’: the controversial plan to scrub off So Paulo’s famous street art

Mayor Joo Doria has been down on his knees, spraying grey paint over the citys beloved graffiti murals. Locals not to mention the artists are furious For many of the 12 million people who live in So Paulo, sitting in traffic and staring out the window at the graffiti-coated walls that line the 23 de … Read more

I threw away $100m of Picasso and Matisse art, says dealer in Paris theft trial

Co-defendant in Spider-Man trial says he destroyed five paintings stolen in 2010 from Museum of Modern Art A co-defendant in one of the worlds biggest art heists has told a court he destroyed and threw away five art masterpieces worth more than $100m that were stolen by a thief nicknamed the Spider-Man. Yonathan Birn was … Read more

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