1997 in art
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- 27 January – It is revealed that French museums have nearly 2,000 pieces of art that had been stolen by Nazis.
- 6 March – Pablo Picasso's Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery. It is recovered a week later.
- 27 April – Andrew Cunanan murders Jeffrey Trail, beginning a murder spree that will last until July and end with the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
- 18 October – Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, is opened.
Full date unknown
- Puppy by Jeff Koons is moved from Sydney Harbour to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
- Robert Colescott becomes the first African-American to represent the United States in a solo exhibition at the Venice Biennial.
- Patricia Martín conceives La Colección Jumex in Mexico City.
- Sensation opens at the Royal Academy of Art in London.
- Kate and Helen Storey's Primitive Streak opens at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.
- Documenta X opens in Kassel.
- Archibald Prize – Nigel Thomson, Barbara Blackman
- Schock Prize in Visual Arts – Torsten Andersson
- Turner Prize – Gillian Wearing
-The Venice Biennial-
- The Lion d'or (Golden Lion) for Lifetime Achievement: Emilio Vedova (Italy), Agnes Martin (USA)
- The Lion d'or for Best Pavilion: France exhibiting the work of Fabrice Hyber
- Eight Months Gone by Lucian Freud
- Another Place (sculpture) by Antony Gormley
- Dead Dad, Angel, Big Baby II and III, Man in a Sheet and Mask (Self Portrait) (sculptures) by Ron Mueck
- 10–16 (video) by Gillian Wearing
January to June
- 2 February – Theodoros Stamos, Greek American abstract expressionist painter (b.1922).
- 7 March – Martin Kippenberger, German artist (b.1953).
- 11 March – Sam Golden, paint maker (b.1915).
- 15 March – Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French artist (b.1906).
- 19 March – Willem de Kooning, Dutch born American abstract expressionist painter (b.1904).
- 16 April – Roland Topor, French illustrator, painter, writer and filmmaker (b.1938).
- 20 April – Jean Louis, French costume designer (b.1907).
- 22 April – Reg Gammon, English painter and illustrator (b.1894)
- 23 May – James Lee Byars, American artist (b.1932).
July to December
- 15 July – Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer, murdered (b.1946).
- 16 July – Dora Maar, French photographer, poet and painter, lover of Pablo Picasso (b.1907).
- 4 August – Tom Eckersley, English poster artist (b.1914).
- 29 September – Roy Lichtenstein, American pop artist (b.1923).
- 22 October – Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator and animation director (b.1905).
- 23 October – Claire Falkenstein, American sculptor and painter (b.1908).
- 16 December – Lillian Disney, American artist and wife of Walt Disney (b.1899).
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- "The art of science". Times Higher Education (London). 1997-10-10. Retrieved 2012-07-25.
- "Find Your Primitive Streak". Evening Times (Glasgow). 2003-08-07. Retrieved 2012-07-25.
- Kohn, Marek (2011). Helen and Kate Storey: science and art engaging the public. London: Wellcome Trust.
- Hurlston, David; et al (2010). Ron Mueck (Exhibition Catalog). Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria.