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23 September 2017

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Lucio Fontana Pioneer Of Light, Space And Void – Pirelli HangarBicocca Milan

A major new exhibition dedicated to the environments created by the Italian artist Lucio Fontana has opened at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan

20 September 2017

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Grenfell Art Auction Expected To Raise Big Money For Surviving Families

The ‘Art for Grenfell’ auction has been announced to take place on Monday 16 October at Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, in London. 

18 September 2017

Tate Publishes Optimistic Annual Report for 2016/17

Tate has published their Annual Report for 2016/17. The opening of the Blavatnik Building in June 2016 firmly established Tate Modern as one of the...

18 September 2017

Banksy Homage To Basquiat Appears In Barbican Tunnel Ahead Of Retrospective

The Street Artist Banksy has created two new artworks inspired by Jean Michael Basquiat at the Barbican.

17 September 2017

Banksy Donates £250k Mural Proceeds To Anti-Arms Campaign Group

Banksy has donated £205,000 from the sale of a wall-sized artwork to anti-arms campaigners.

14 September 2017

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Tacita Dean Three Prong Exhibition To Spread Across Major London Galleries

The artist Tacita Dean will present three major London public gallery exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, and National Gallery, in May...

13 September 2017

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Ann Freedman The End Or The Beginning For Knoedler’s Disgraced Director

Ann Freedman has settled her final lawsuit in what has been New York’s biggest art scandal.

11 September 2017

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Rachel Whiteread Talks To Sue Hubbard About Her New Exhibition At Tate Britain

Trying to get hold of Rachel Whiteread to talk about her new exhibition at Tate Britain, her largest to date is rather like attempting to gain...

11 September 2017

Howard Hodgkin Personal Collection To Go Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

Howard Hodgkin had an eye for the exceptional when it came to collecting. His personal taste resonates through his paintings, his ability to identify the extraordinary...

10 September 2017

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John Moores Painting Prize Jury Announced For 2018 Competition

The Walker Art Gallery has announced the names of the jury members who will judge the John Moores Art Prize competition in 2018, ahead...

9 September 2017

Two Men Charged With Paris Invader Mosaic Theft After Twitter Campaign

Two men who posed as Paris city workers and stole up to 20 pixelated tile murals by the French urban artist Invader have been arrested,...

8 September 2017

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Pierre Bergé Leading Figure Of France’s Cultural Elite Dies Age 86

Pierre Bergé, a leading figure of France's cultural elite has died age 86. The partner of Yves Saint Laurent for many years and a powerhouse figure in...

8 September 2017

Vinyl Factory Pays Homage To Lisson Gallery’s 50th Anniversary

The Vinyl Factory who last year partnered with the Hayward Gallery to bring London 'The Infinite Mix’, one the best shows of the year, is...

7 September 2017

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Grayson Perry Selected To Coordinate RA Summer Exhibition 2018

The sometime transvestite artist Grayson Perry RA has been chosen to select the 2018 Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.

7 September 2017

Salvador Dali DNA Confirms Pilar Abel Not Artist’s Daughter

The results of Salvador Dalí’s DNA samples taken when the body of the Surrealist artist was exhumed last June has proven that Pilar Abel is...

6 September 2017

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Francis Bacon Pope Portrait Resurfaces After 50 Years At Christie’s London

A portrait by the British artist Francis Bacon which has not been seen in public for over 55 years is to be sold at Christie’s Post-War...

5 September 2017

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Android Shortlisted For Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2017

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize jury has selected three photographers shortlisted for the 2017 competition.

31 August 2017

Artangel Presents Miranda July Pop Up Charity Shop At Selfridges 

The Artist Miranda July will host a grandiose ‘Pop-Up’ charity shop in the luxurious surroundings of London’s most popular department store Selfridges. There are...

30 August 2017

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Frieze London 2017 The Galleries Curators And Vibe Inside The Tent

Frieze London 2017 will present more than 160 leading galleries from across the world will showcase ambitious presentations by international emerging and established artists.

26 August 2017

Folkestone Triennial Another Mind-blowing Independent Visionary Arts Experience

The next edition of the Folkestone Triennial is taking place 2 September - 5 November with 20 commissions from a host of international artists....

16 August 2017

Met’s Art and Antiques Unit Suspended Until Further Notice

If this story is true and I have no doubt it is, Scotland Yard may be closing its internationally renowned Art and Antiques Unit....

12 August 2017

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Stolen Willem de Kooning Painting Returns To Museum After 32 Years

Stolen Willem de Kooning Painting Returns To Museum After 32 Years

11 August 2017

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Matisse vs The Multi-Cultural Multi-Ethnic 21st Century Art World – Edward Lucie-Smith

I went to see the R.A.’s new Matisse show, but not at the press view, as I was abroad. I did go very shortly...

Hix Award 2017: Submissions 1st May - 23rd July

 

Reviews

25 September 2017

Society Running on Empty at White Cube by Edward Lucie-Smith

From the Vapor of Gasoline, the odd title of the new mixed exhibition at White Cube Mason’s Yard comes from a slogan Jean-Michel Basquiat...

22 September 2017

Jasper Johns: Who Am I? A Retrospective By Edward Lucie-Smith 

Often enough in his career, Jasper Johns has issued statements that say in effect: ‘Who am I? The truth is that I don’t think I...

21 September 2017

Basquiat Boom The Hero In His Own Play By Edward Lucie-Smith 

The new Jean-Michel Basquiat show at the Barbican titled Basquiat: Boom For Real comes with a thumping big hardback catalogue published by Prestel.

18 September 2017

Bartholomew Beal – Maslen and Mehra Reviewed By Edward Lucie-Smith

BARTHOLOMEW BEAL FAS - There’s a paradoxical situation in the art world right now, Both here in Britain and, according to what I see on the Web, abroad.

17 September 2017

Scythian Gold Sinister Riches British Museum By Edward Lucie-Smith

The British Museum’s new exhibition, Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia, marks another triumph for the B.M’s  policy of allying itself to Russian institutions.

15 September 2017

Unveiled – The Oscar Wilde Temple by David McDermott and Peter McGough NYC

Twenty years in the planning, the Oscar Wilde Temple gloriously debuted in New York City’s Church of the Village. The artist duo David McDermott...

14 September 2017

 Jean Dubuffet: Art Naked Without Pretensions By Edward Lucie-Smith

There’s no doubt that the Jean Dubuffet show just opened at Pace here in London would be entirely worthy of a great museum.

13 September 2017

Paul Cary -Kent Chooses His Must See Exhibitions For September 2017

Up Now in London - Paul Carey-Kent chooses the best of the Autumn season's start. 

28 August 2017

Alma Tadema Cinematic Blockbuster Painting – By Edward Lucie-Smith

At first glance, the late Victorian grandee who works is now in a show at Leighton House, and today’s culture hero Damien Hirst, leader...

21 August 2017

Drawing As An Encounter Between Artists And Sitters By Edward Lucie-Smith

The latest stage in the National Portrait Gallery’s endeavour to reach out beyond its original remit – paintings and sculptures, often of not much...

1 August 2017

Matisse Cultural Appropriation And His Studio RA Review By Sue Hubbard

The artist’s studio is both a practical workshop and the workshop of the mind, a place of reflection and play, of doubt and hard...

13 July 2017

Black Power! Tate’s Latest Right On Exhibition Explores African American Art

A challenging and intelligent new show at Tate Modern asks rather more questions than it actually succeeds in answering.

5 July 2017

Howard Hodgkin: India My Somewhere Else By Sue Hubbard

Everyone has a “somewhere else” in their lives Howard Hodgkin said in 1992. “My somewhere else is India”. Howard Hodgkin was 32 when he first visited...

23 June 2017

John Singer Sargent A Magician Of Light Dulwich Picture Gallery

This intimate exhibition of eighty watercolours from the Anglo-American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) has opened at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

16 May 2017

Phyllida Barlow Great Henges Bright Coloured Forms Venice Biennale – Sue Hubbard

I remember, some time ago, a film in which a young interviewer asked Louise Bourgeois, then in her 90s, what it was like to...

5 April 2017

Queer Art At Tate – My Take By Edward Lucie-Smith

The hosannas are already ringing out for Tate Britain’s new show Queer British Art, 1861-1967.

 

Previews

24 September 2017

Pablo Bronstein RIBA Architecture Gallery Exhibition Opens In London

RIBA is presenting a new exhibition of Pablo Bronstein. Titled Conservatism, or The Long Reign of Pseudo Georgian Architecture this is the third in...

22 September 2017

Pablo Picasso Love, Fame,Tragedy Works Reunited At Tate Modern

A unique opportunity to view a group of paintings by Pablo Picasso created in the 1930s will be on offer at Tate Modern

7 September 2017

Richard Stone: A Collision Of Cultural Reference Points Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery

Richard Stone is one of the most talented emerging artists working in the UK today. His latest show, ‘everywhen’ at the Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery...

30 August 2017

Sunday: Frieze Week Collateral Contemporary Art Fair Announces October Line-Up

The 2017 edition of SUNDAY an annual contemporary art fair held in London get under way during Frieze week 5-8 October.

29 August 2017

Femfest Launches 70 Female Visual Artists Exhibiting In London

femfest is a 3-day art festival exploring the work of 70 female visual artists in London. The event was borne from the missions and values for...

24 August 2017

Victorian Photography Pioneers Explored In New NPG Exhibition

An exhibition of work by four of the most celebrated Victorian art photographers is to open at The National Portrait Gallery in London.

18 August 2017

Nature Morte: Contemporary Still life Explored At Guildhall Art Gallery

A new exhibition celebrating the cult of Nature Morte explores how leading artists of the 21st century have reinvigorated the still life.

16 August 2017

John Stezaker Explores Groundbreaking Paul Nash Landscapes In New Curated Exhibition

A new exhibition curated by John Stezaker at York Art Gallery this autumn explores Paul Nash’s ground-breaking inter-war landscapes which transformed the genre of...

16 August 2017

The National Gallery Goes Monochrome For New B&W Exhibition

The National Gallery, this Autumn goes monochrome on a journey through a world of shadow and light.

13 August 2017

Moniker Art Fair Eighth Edition Promises Bigger Urban Sprawl

London: Moniker Art Fair’s eighth edition will consolidate its position as one of the leading global art fair dedicated to urban art and its...

8 August 2017

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Collector Tim Sayer Curates 25 Works Selected For Hepworth Wakefield Exhibition

The Hepworth Wakefield is presenting an exhibition of 25 works personally selected by Tim Sayer MBE

31 July 2017

Bruce Nauman – Raw Materials Returns To Turbine Hall For Artist Rooms Show

Bruce Nauman is the latest artist to be given a solo exhibition as part of the Artist Rooms series of annual free exhibitions.

16 June 2017

Jean-Michel Basquiat Boom At The Barbican – First Glimpse

The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat(1960­-1988) opens at the Barbican on 21st September.

 

Features

25 September 2017

Call for Entries Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards 2017/2018: Beyond the Binaries

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, Winter Pride in partnership with Emerald Life and The House of St Barnabas, launches...

21 September 2017

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Nathalie Du Pasquier Interviewed Ahead Of Her Camden Arts Centre Exhibition

Interview conducted by Neil Zakiewicz with Milan-based artist, Nathalie Du Pasquier

21 September 2017

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Basquiat: Colour Blind Expressions Of A Society Unheard – The Barbican

Basquiat used what he knew was out there on the streets the injustices towards black people.

7 September 2017

Out Of London Exhibitions Artlyst Picks 10 Of The Best Autumn 2017

Autumn sees the launch of a number of exciting exhibitions around the country, confirming that you don't have to visit the capital to see...

26 August 2017

The Sacramental And Liturgical Nature Of Conceptual Art – Rev Jonathan Evens

In 1974 Michael Craig-Martin exhibited a work entitled An Oak Tree which, through the text alongside a glass of water displayed on a bathroom...

21 August 2017

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Exhibition Autumn Preview 2017: An Artlyst Guide On What To See In London

The Artlyst exhibition guide to what's on in London this Autumn.

20 August 2017

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Caravan – An Interview With Rev Paul Gordon Chandler On Arts Peacebuilding

CARAVAN is the international intercultural and interreligious peacebuilding arts NGO which has brought I AM, an art exhibition showcasing the insights and experiences of...

5 August 2017

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Word On The Street – British Graffiti Art In Focus

Is an indigenous rock painting showing off the number of kills any different to a rebellious teenager taking his girl to their local make-out...

25 July 2017

Polish Art In Britain Centenary Marked At London’s Ben Uri Gallery

Art Out of the Bloodlands: A Century of Polish Artists in Britain at the Ben Uri Gallery focuses on the contribution made by the...

24 July 2017

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Ultimate Kitsch: State Visit Gifts Go On Display At Buckingham Palace

The Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace is upon us and this year the featured exhibition in the State Rooms is a special display of...

I love Christine Macel’s Venice Biennale By Virginie Puertolas-Syn

Much has been said about the Biennale. It is daring indeed from Christine Macel, the French curator from Pompidou appointed the curator of the...

5 June 2017

Antarctic Biennale Breaking Barriers At the 57th Venice Biennale

The Antarctic Biennale is a bespoke cultural event, different from any other. It is a creative journey, expanding the parameters of what art can...

5 May 2017

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What The UK And Ireland Are Showing At The 2017 Venice Biennale

Artlyst is off to Venice for a week of immersive art overkill. There is so much to see and do to the point of saturation. The...

 

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