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Michael Rakowitz Proposes Gift of Fourth Plinth Statue to British Museum in Exchange for Return of Assyrian Arifacts to Iraq

Friday, January 20th, 2023

Michael Rakowitz to Install Sculpture in Margate

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Michael Rakowitz Pauses Video at MoMA PS1 in Protest Over “Toxic Philanthropy”

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Michael Rakowitz Speaks Out Against MoMa’s Relationship to “Toxic Philanthropy”

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Michael Rakowitz Wins 2020 Nasher Prize

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

London – Michael Rakowitz’s ‘The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist’ Opens on London’s Fourth Plinth

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Fourth Plinth Commissions Announced for 2018 and 2020

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Paintings By Queen Victoria Head to Auction in London

January 20th, 2023

A rare pair of floral paintings by Queen Victoria will go to auction next week, expecting prices of £8,000 and £10,000, Art News reports. 
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Michael Rakowitz Proposes Gift of Fourth Plinth Statue to British Museum in Exchange for Return of Assyrian Arifacts to Iraq

January 20th, 2023

Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz is proposing that the British Museum return one of its ancient Assyrian treasures to Iraq in exchange for the donation of his fourth plinth sculpture to the UK. “As I pondered my gift to the nation of Great Britain, I began to fantasise that it could be attached to a second gift: the return of one of the British Museum’s lamassu to the country of Iraq, to replace what was destroyed by Daesh [or Islamic State],” he writes in an open letter.
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Art News Traces Continued Challenges of Repatriation at The Met

January 20th, 2023

Art News has a piece this week discussing ongoing issues with repatriation at The Met, reviewing some disputed works still on view. “Once you know that someone is acquiring artifacts without looking too closely as a source, the first thing you should do is look deeper,” says Erin Thompson, an associate professor of art crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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