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News

20 August 2018

Women Need More Recognition For Their Contribution To Visual Arts – Edward Lucie-Smith

Nobody, I think, could be keener than I am to see women obtain more recognition for their creative contribution to the visual arts.

18 August 2018

Aretha Franklin’s Life Celebrated At National Portrait Gallery Washington

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington is to celebrate the life and work of the iconic singer and musician Aretha Franklin.

16 August 2018

Bienal de São Paulo 33 Announces Full Events Line-Up

The Bienal de São Paulo have announced the full 81 projects and more than 100 participants, totalling around 250 artworks for the 2018 edition

16 August 2018

Martin Puryear Selected To Represent US At 58th Venice Biennale

Martin Puryear has been selected to represent the US at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Madison Square Park Conservancy NY will oversee the presentation.

16 August 2018

Banksy Speaks Out About unsanctioned Moscow Museum Exhibition

Banksy has spoken out about an unsanctioned, ticketed show featuring his work which has opened in Moscow. The street artist who has cultivated anonymity...

15 August 2018

New V&A Dundee Drone Footage Revealed By Artlyst – Sneak Preview

It's only one more month to go before the public opening of V&A Dundee on Saturday 15 September, details of the opening have been...

14 August 2018

Marina Abramovic Attacked By Italian Far Right Over Regatta Poster

Marina Abramovic has been attacked by the Italian far right for a poster she designed for the Barcolana sailing regatta in the Gulf of...

13 August 2018

William Blake Grave Marked With New £30k Crowdfunded Tombstone

The Blake Society has commissioned a new gravestone from the leading letter-cutter in England, the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, to commemorate the newly discovered grave...

10 August 2018

Sotheby’s Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results And It’s Not Great

Sotheby’s has reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2018.

9 August 2018

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Populist Matters: The Rise and Fall of London’s Museum Attendance – Edward Lucie-Smith

At a time when London’s big art museums are going all out to be populist, they also seem to be witnessing a fairly general...

7 August 2018

Andy Warhol At 90 His Influence Lives On

Happy 90th Birthday Andy Warhol. This is the artist that propelled contemporary art to the breaking-point that we know today.

3 August 2018

Zombie Boy Immortalized In Bronze By Artist Marc Quinn Found Dead

Zombie Boy an iconic body artist and model tattooed as a living skeleton, has been found dead in Montreal.

25 July 2018

Christie’s Record £3bn Half-Year Figures Eclipses Sotheby’s

A 26% rise has been reported at Christie’s with overall sales to almost £3bn ($4bn, up 35%) compared to £2.35bn in the first half...

24 July 2018

Visit The Courtauld Gallery Before It Closes For £50m Refurbishment

This summer will be the last chance to visit The Courtauld Gallery before it closes on 3 September for a two-year or more and...

15 July 2018

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 Launches In Liverpool – First Photos

New Contemporaries has opened in Liverpool to coincide with the 20th birthday of the Liverpool Biennial. The exhibition selected from recent graduates of UK...

10 July 2018

Missing Elisabeth Frink Horse And Rider Reappears In New Bond Street

When I went to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition this year I noticed that Dame Elisabeth Frink’s iconic Horse and Rider located in front...

9 July 2018

Ugo Rondinone To Create Monolithic Sculpture At Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

The Liverpool Biennial and Tate Liverpool have announced a new joint project with the internationally acclaimed artist Ugo Rondinone.

27 March 2018

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Jenny Saville A Passion For Flesh And Paint – GMA – Clare Henry

JENNY SAVILLE'S show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh is long, LONG overdue.

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Reviews

19 August 2018

BP Portrait Award 2018 Following No Particular Path – Edward Lucie-Smith

The BP Portrait Award 2018 currently at the National Portrait Gallery offers interesting parallels with the London Open 2018 on view at Whitechapel.

18 August 2018

Art And The Consequences Of War Explored In Two Exhibitions

'Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One' at Tate Britain and 'Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919 - 33' at Tate...

12 August 2018

London Open: Desperately Seeking Duchamp – Whitechapel Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The London Open at the Whitechapel Gallery is a triennial event. As the curators, Emily Butler and Cameron Foote, say in their catalogue introduction...

7 August 2018

Magic Realism: Objectivity In Weimar – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Magic Realism Art In Weimar Germany 1919-33 show that just opened at Tate Modern is a welcome addition to what you can see at...

1 August 2018

White Cube Summer A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Edward Lucie-Smith

Memory Palace, an anthology exhibition currently occupying both White Cube spaces, the big one in Bermondsey and the smaller one in Mason’s Yard St...

30 July 2018

Christopher Le Brun Tranquil And Elegant – Lisson Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

I went to see Christopher Le Brun’s new exhibition, a solo at one of the branches of the Lisson Gallery.

28 July 2018

R.B. Kitaj – A Lost Leader – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’ve just been reading a remarkable book, published last year, that seems to have received almost no attention here in Britain, save for a...

24 July 2018

Tomma Abts: A Delicate Dance Of Colours And Shapes – Edward Lucie-Smith

The show at the Serpentine Sackler marks another step forward in reputation for this German-born but British-resident painter, who has lived and worked in London...

23 July 2018

Yves Klein: Kind Of Blue – Blenheim Palace – Edward Lucie-Smith

The presentation of work by Yves Klein in the staterooms of Blenheim Palace, the stateliest of all Britain’s stately homes, is part of a...

18 July 2018

Roderic O’Conor Shadows And Stripes – National Gallery Of Ireland- Paul Carter Robinson

Roderic O'Conor is very much someone who was historically in the right place at the right time.

17 July 2018

Mythos Against Innovation – Charlie Smith London – Edward Lucie-Smith

Charlie Smith London has long been one of the most reliable innovative galleries in Shoreditch.

11 July 2018

Banksy Goes Mayfair Pest Control Speaks Out

The appearance of a new Banksy in London can create quite a media frenzy.

28 June 2018

The Afterlife Of Michael Jackson In Pictures – Edward Lucie-Smith

When I first heard that the National Portrait Gallery here in London was planning to do an exhibition about Michael Jackson, the very famous...

27 June 2018

Christine Borland: A Moving Tribute To Veterans Everywhere – Clare Henry

World War 1, was one of the bloodiest wars in all history, with a total of 41 million dead. The UK suffered over a...

21 June 2018

Christo’s Grave Monument In The Serpentine – Edward Lucie-Smith

What is a mastaba? Some dictionaries will tell you that the word means a bench, but more usually it’s a term used to describe...

20 June 2018

Ed Ruscha And Thomas Cole – National Gallery Exhibits Two American Painters – Edward Lucie-Smith

Though we have plenty of experience of and access to American art here in Britain, this means chiefly American art from the 20th century.

19 June 2018

Brian Clarke: Sculpting With Photons At The Sainsbury Centre – Paul Black

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, and celebrated stained glass artist Brian Clarke can remember when the centre was merely a sketch on the...

18 June 2018

Frida Kahlo Artist or Cult Figure? Making Her Self Up at V&A

Frida Kahlo's life is so interwoven with her art that there is little separation. Her biography is well-known, and so is her image. The...

13 June 2018

Three Women Painting Big – Painting Loud – Newport Street Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery has a new show entitled True Colours.

11 June 2018

RA’s 250th Anniversary A Triumph Of The Wall? – Edward Lucie-Smith

The R.A.’s celebration of its 250th-anniversary show has met with hosannas in the press, with maybe the loudest of all coming from those who...

10 June 2018

Marc Chagall: Reassessing The Breakthrough Years – Guggenheim Bilbao – Paul Carter Robinson

Marc Chagall is an enigma. On one hand he is one of the most successful 20th-century artists, in the major auction rooms, with paintings...

7 June 2018

Aftermath – Emerging from the Catastrophe of WWI – Tate Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

Aftermath is at last a good solid show at Tate Britain, rather than something anxiously politically correct, and equally anxious to demonstrate just how...

4 June 2018

Howard Hodgkin’s Last Stand? Late Paintings Gagosian – Edward Lucie-Smith

The current show of late paintings by Howard Hodgkin at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill is, for me, a melancholy occasion.

26 May 2018

Schiele / Woodman A Keen Sense Of Grotesque And Distortion – Alice Lenkiewicz

There is a sense of the grotesque to the work of Egon Schiele. His gnarled and crooked drawings of nudes are strong but isolated...

20 May 2018

Tacita Dean Landscapes Royal Academy – Sue Hubbard

I have admired much of Tacita Dean’s earlier work. Her blackboard drawings, including her piece on the deluded round-the-world-yachtsman, Donald Crowhurst.

Previews

16 August 2018

Martin Eder Given Solo Show At Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

Berlin-based artist Martin Eder (b.1968, Augsburg), will feature major new paintings alongside work spanning over a decade of Eder’s career this Autumn at the...

15 August 2018

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London Art Book Fair 2018 Where Cutting-Edge Publishers Unite

The Whitechapel Gallery will be transformed by over 80 creative and cutting-edge publishers for four days.

10 August 2018

Sharon Tate Wedding Dress And Other Macabre Personal Items Auctioned

The most macabre auction in the history of Hollywood is to take place on 17 November 2018. Julien’s Auctions, will celebrate the beauty and style...

Hugh Mendes Unveils A Menagerie Of Dead Artists

Hugh Mendes returns for his third solo exhibition, mid September, at Charlie Smith London with a Menagerie of historical paintings of dead artists.

1 August 2018

Kind Of A Drag – Self-Portraits And Body Politics – Hayward Gallery

DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics ​is the first institutional exhibition to expand on the traditional representations of drag,

31 July 2018

Cindy Sherman: Major UK Retrospective Announced By NPG

Cindy Sherman’s groundbreaking series, Untitled Film Stills, 1977-80, is to go on public display for the first time in the UK, in a major...

24 July 2018

Elmgreen & Dragset First UK Survey Exhibition Announced By Whitechapel

A major new overview of artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset has been announced for September 2018 with six new sculptures and 29 works created...

Unseen John Virtue Paintings To Be Unveiled At Fortnum’s X Frank 2018

Fortnum & Mason will be continuing their annual artistic collaboration Fortnum’s X Frank 2018 (FXF18), 10th September – 20th October

22 June 2018

Sculpture in the City 2018 Splashes Out On Impressive Free Exhibition

This year's annual Sculpture in the City’ exhibition (launching on 27 June) will include works from international artists including Sarah Lucas, Sean Scully and...

16 June 2018

Morley Gallery Presents New Work By Turner Prize Winning Artist Elizabeth Price

txtʃərz is a two-channel projection work of high-definition video, approximately 10 minutes long.

1 June 2018

David Bomberg Career Survey Announced By Ben Uri Gallery

A major new exhibition reassessing the career of the 20th century British Modern master David Bomberg has been announced by the Ben Uri Gallery.

23 May 2018

Paula Rego And Rebecca Scott Exhibition Launches New Kendal Gallery

A new art space in Kendal Cumbria kicks off with the dynamic pairing of Paula Rego and Rebecca Scott. The vibrant Kendal art scene...

 

Features

7 August 2018

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Gala Dalí: The Forgotten Woman Behind The Surrealist Looking-Glass – Agnish Ray

Ever since the publication of Andre Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto (1924), the erotic male gaze on the female body came to be a defining component...

31 July 2018

Yves Klein: Claiming The Infinite Sky At Blenheim Palace – Paul Black

Yves Klein died from a heart attack in 1962, at the age of 34, shortly after creating two prominent works of art currently on display in...

27 July 2018

Kaneka Subberwal Talks ArtBAB Plus Bahrain Art Weeks Paris and London

Artlyst talks to fair Director Kaneka Subberwal the mastermind behind it all, she conceived the idea and curated the fair.

24 July 2018

Free Art in London This Summer 2018

London is an expensive place to live let's face it and visiting art exhibitions at £15-£20 per show is a luxury. Here is a...

20 July 2018

Twelve Exhibitions To Visit Out Of London Summer 2018

If you're planning on heading out of London this summer, Artlyst has put together a list of twelve exhibitions to see around the UK....

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Here Are Twelve Reasons To Visit This Event

The 2018 Liverpool Biennial is celebrating its 20th birthday. The 10th edition is more compact than in previous years with the majority of venues...

17 July 2018

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Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles: Provence, Summer And Art

The Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles is not only the biggest and most famous photography festival in the world but is also one of my favourite...

14 July 2018

Kirkcudbright: Scotland’s Last Remaining Artist Colony – Clare Henry

For 150 years KIRKCUDBRIGHT has been an artists' town, the "St Ives of Scotland.

7 July 2018

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Masterpiece 2018 An Eclectic Set-Up – Zoltan Alexander

With friend, Paul Freud, we took a golf car at the entrance of Chelsea Bridge Road to drive to the 9th edition of Masterpiece...

4 July 2018

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London Gallery Exhibitions July 2018 Chosen By Paul Carey-Kent

Ahhh London in the Summer, and what better way to soak up the weather but to see a few shows. Paul Carey-Kent picks the...

3 July 2018

Art Athina 2018 – Curatorial Strategies Support Strong Artistic Statements – George Micallef Eynaud

Art Athina 2018: When a city like Athens, Greece, is undergoing some form of economic crisis, a paradoxical trend tends to emerge.

28 June 2018

Outstanding Art in Kendal Cumbria – Frink, Rego and Scott

Cumbria is an idyllic landscape where rugged mountains meet sparkling lakes. It has a history steeped in art and literature. William Wordsworth, JMW Turner,...

18 June 2018

Body Politics: James Ostrer Meets Paul Carter Robinson At Gazelli Art House

James Ostrer’s work often tests the limits of the body politics in the ever evolving analysis of the western body, sexuality, and society.

17 June 2018

Manifesta 12 Things To See At Europe’s Nomadic Biennial – Paul Carter Robinson

Within a rough and ready Manifesta 12, there are few things that stand out head and shoulders above the rest.

10 June 2018

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Manifesta 12 The Nomadic Biennial What You Need To Know

Manifesta 12, now in its twelfth edition is Europe's nomadic biennial, taking place in Palermo from 16 June until 4 November 2018.

6 June 2018

Ten Things I Loved About The RA’s 250 Anniversary Summer Exhibition

Love it or loathe it the RA's Summer Exhibition is here to stay as a permanent fixture of the London art calendar. This year...

5 June 2018

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Antwerp Baroque 2018: Rubens Inspires – Sue Hubbard

A small jewel of a city that dates back to the Middle Ages, Antwerp is Belgium’s only port.

15 May 2018

London Degree Shows 2018 Guide

Like Spring inevitably turns into Summer, once again the art school degree show season is upon us.  The exhibitions are usually the entry-level stage...

 

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