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17 November 2017

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Da Vinci Buyer: The Collector Behind The World’s Most Expensive Painting

Speculation is rife following the $450.3m sale of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvatore Mundi. The painting, sold at Christie’s New York salesroom this week has...

16 November 2017

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Leonardo da Vinci $450m Christ Becomes Most Expensive Painting Sold At Auction

A Leonardo da Vinci painting depicting Christ has become the world's most expensive work of art sold at auction. The rediscovered masterpiece by the...

15 November 2017

César Dezfuli Wins Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

The Tenth Anniversary Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 has been won by César Dezfuli for his portrait of a migrant rescued in the...

14 November 2017

Van Gogh Landscape Achieves $81.3m Heralding New York Auction Season

Christie’s autumn auction of impressionist and modern art in New York saw a painting by Vincent Van Gogh achieving $81.3 million kicking off what...

13 November 2017

Rare Portrait of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon Exhibited At Tate

An important portrait by Francis Bacon of his friend/rival Lucian Freud is to be shown in Tate Britain’s landmark exhibition

9 November 2017

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Artist Awards 2017 Present £60k No Strings Attached Prizes

The  2017 Hamlyn Awards for Artists have been announce by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, with Jane Hamlyn, Chair and Jarvis Cocker presenting the prizes.

9 November 2017

Roman Temple of Mithras Unveiled Beneath New London Bloomberg HQ

London: The Roman Temple of Mithras, dating from the third century, nearly 1,800 years ago, has been unveiled in its reconstructed form on the...

7 November 2017

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Launches With Spectacular Week-long Series Of Celebrations

The highly-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi has opened to a select group of dignitaries and press for a preview look at one of the worlds...

31 October 2017

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Alt Power 100 ArtLyst 2017 – Meet The Alternative Powerhouses

Alt Power 100 ArtLyst: 2017 has been an extraordinary year for exhibitions both here in the UK and abroad.

29 October 2017

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Sean Scully To Be Represented By Blain|Southern London

The Irish/American Abstract Artist Sean Scully has announced that he is to be represented by Blain| Southern in London. This follows over twenty successful...

28 October 2017

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Gurlitt Nazi Looted Art Collection Goes On Display

A simultaneous double exhibition focusing on artworks from the Cornelius Gurlitt hoard of art confiscated by the Nazis and hidden for more than three-quarters...

27 October 2017

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Henry Moore Masterpiece Old Flo Reinstated By Tower Hamlets Mayor 

A bronze sculpture by Henry Moore that was the subject of an ownership battle when corrupt former mayor Lutfer Rahman attempted to sell it for...

24 October 2017

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UK Holocaust Memorial Design Awarded To David Adjaye And Ron Arad

The British architect Sir David Adjaye and the Israeli architect Ron Arad have been awarded the commission to design the UK's National Holocaust Memorial in the shadow...

24 October 2017

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Bloomberg Launches Art-worthy New European Headquarters

I have just returned from an outing to Bloomberg's new European headquarters in London

17 October 2017

Piotr Pavlensky Arrested For Arson Attack On Paris Banque de France

Update Thursday 19 October: Pyotr Pavlensky  and his partner Oksana Shalygina have been detained, and placed in pre-trial detention in Paris following Monday’s Performance Art arson attack...

17 October 2017

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Grenfell Tower Art Auction Raises £1.9m At Sotheby’s

London: An auction held at Sotheby’s in aid of survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire has raised £1.9m. Thirty one lots donated by artists...

12 October 2017

United States Quits UNESCO Over Anti-Israel Bias

The United States has quit UNESCO over what they call an 'anti-Israel bias.' The US is pulling out of the UN's cultural organisation accusing...

4 October 2017

Superflex Takes Over The Turbine Hall At Tate Modern

The Danish collective SUPERFLEX has unveiled their highly anticipated Tate Modern Turbine Hall commission.It consists of a large-scale interactive installation titled One Two Three Swing! The work extends beyond...

1 October 2017

Katharina Grosse Presents New Site-Specific Work At South London Gallery

Katharina Grosse has for many years been popular in her native Germany, but it wasn't until Gagosian became interested in her work, giving her a solo...

30 September 2017

Matisse Portrait: US Court Rules In Favour Of London’s National Gallery

London's National Gallery has announced that the decision concerning their Portrait of Greta Moll by Henri Matisse is a welcomed solution to the high-profile case.

26 September 2017

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Turner Prize Evolves To Survive In Hull By Sue Hubbard

We know it’s late September because the Turner Prize is with us again. 

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

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...

Suzi Morris: The Viral Sublime - 28 November-16 December 2017, Herrick Gallery

 

Reviews

18 November 2017

Hannah Ryggen: Crafty Resistance Hidden In Plain Sight – Modern Art Oxford

The outstanding Scandinavian artist Hannah Ryggen finally receives her first major UK presentation at Modern Art Oxford. This hidden gem has finally been revealed,...

17 November 2017

Art Of Post-Soviet Actionism Explored At Saatchi Gallery

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism is perhaps the most interesting and relevant exhibition and performance event mounted at The Saatchi Gallery since its launch in...

10 November 2017

Reflections: Pre-Raphaelite Smoke and Convex Mirrors – Edward Lucie-Smith 

In a way, it’s a bit of surprise to find the Pre-Raphs, even some of the grander ones, on view at the National Gallery.

9 November 2017

Sean Scully: The Noble Legacy Of Constructivism MAMM Moscow

Sean Scully has been a driving force in Abstract painting since the 1980s.

8 November 2017

Red Star Over Tate Modern – Soviet Art In Context – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Red Star show comes rather late in a series of exhibitions here in Britain, designed to celebrate – or commemorate – the Russian...

7 November 2017

Monochrome Set: Painting in Black and White – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Monochrome show at the National Gallery has gained less coverage and generated much less enthusiasm that the current Living Gods show at the...

1 November 2017

French Impressionists: Refugee Painters In London – Edward Lucie Smith

Like quite a lot of grand museum exhibitions in London recently, this new show at Tate Britain doesn’t quite tell its announced story.

30 October 2017

Art Since 9/11 Capturing The Age Of Terror By Edward Lucie-Smith

The new show, 'Age of Terror: Art since 9/11' on the top floor of the London branch of the Imperial War Museum struggles to...

29 October 2017

London Art Exhibitions November 2017 Explored By Paul Carey-Kent

London is awash with more must see international exhibitions than perhaps any other city in the world. Paul Carey-Kent is out and about visiting...

26 October 2017

Cezanne Portraits Subversively In Motion National Portrait Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Cezanne portrait show at the National Portrait Gallery follows hot on the heels of the show of portraits by Soutine currently on view...

23 October 2017

Soutine Portraits Of The Inter-War Underclass Courtauld Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

This compact, high-quality exhibition at the Courtauld offers a fascinating sociological and psychological puzzle. Entitled Soutine’s Portraits, and subtitled Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys, it...

19 October 2017

Everything at Once: Temporary Compartments Into Which We Plunge – Edward Lucie-Smith

Everything at Once is the hopeful title of the vast exhibition currently being presented by the Lisson Gallery + Vinyl Factory in the Store...

10 October 2017

Duchamp And Dali Two Iconic 20th-Century Artists – Edward Lucie-Smith

Duchamp And Dali - Royal Academy: This provocative little show at the R.A., done in parallel with the same institutions big retrospective for Jaspers...

10 October 2017

Jake And Dinos Chapman – Suicide Vests And Contextualising Goya – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new show by Jake and Dinos Chapman at Blain-Southern – their first outing with this prestigious dealer, offers a full-on re-interpretation of Goya’s...

6 October 2017

Dan Colen Free-Spirited And Up For Anything – By Edward Lucie-Smith

Just occasionally, an exhibition manages to take me unawares. This was very much the case with Dan Colen’s new show at Damien Hirst’s splendid...

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.

 

Previews

16 November 2017

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Gavin Turk Creates A Tasty Treat For The Skip Gallery

Skip Gallery is the brainchild of artists Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker. It transforms portable dumpsters into mobile art galleries.have announced their latest collaboration...

15 November 2017

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Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky Join Forces For Saatchi Gallery Exhibition

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism, is a new exhibition dedicated to Post-Soviet Union protest art over the past 25 years. This is a world premiere...

14 November 2017

Grayson Perry Unveils Julie Cope Artefacts From Interior Of Essex House

A new show made up of four large-scale tapestries, as well as material related to his full-scale House for Essex (2015), will be unveiled...

12 November 2017

Asia House Celebrate Sufi Poetry’s Influence On Contemporary Iranian Art

Asia House will be celebrating the 700th anniversary of Gulshan-i Raz, one of the greatest works of Persian (Sufi) poetry, written by Mahmoud Shabistari,...

7 November 2017

Marcus Hodge Abstracts Inspired By The Gateway of India – Exhibition Preview

This is the pivotal exhibition in Marcus Hodge’s established career. It represents a radical departure from representational painting towards work of a more abstract nature. Many of...

21 October 2017

Dame Paula Rego Unveils New Work At Jerwood Exhibition

Dame Paula Rego's has unveiled a major new exhibition at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings.

20 October 2017

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The Vigorous Imagination: New Scottish Art Explored 30 Years On

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark exhibition ‘The Vigorous Imagination: New Scottish Art’ that was presented at the Scottish National Gallery...

18 October 2017

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HIX Award Shortlist Exhibition Unveiled At Hix Art In Shoreditch

Mark Hix and HIX ART have announced the return of the highly- anticipated HIX Award, the nationally acclaimed annual competition for art students and recent graduates.

11 October 2017

Keith Vaughan Homoerotic Photos From The 1930s To Be Exhibited

A collection of rare vintage homoerotic photographs and collages by the British artist Keith Vaughan (1912-1977) from the 1930s, the majority never previously seen or exhibited,...

11 October 2017

Rose Wylie: Acclaimed British Artist Given Serpentine Exhibition Age 83

The Serpentine is presenting the works of acclaimed British artist Rose Wylie (born 1934, UK) this winter.

9 October 2017

Lubaina Himid: Turner Prize Nominee Unveils New Liverpool Exhibition

The Turner Prize-nominated Lubaina Himid presents Meticulous Observations and Naming the Money, a powerful new exhibition at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery.

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

 

Features

18 November 2017

Shui Shi Liu: International Artist In Profile By Isa Freeling

I was asked to go out to Maspeth to meet an artist. I wasn’t even sure where Maspeth was. Queens itself intimidates me since...

Paul Carey-Kent Presents Recommended London Art exhibitions November 2017

Paul Carey-Kent presents his recommended London Art exhibitions for November 2017. It is a varied selection containing a number of different mediums and styles.

11 November 2017

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Chantal Meza: Painting A State of Terror – Profile By Dr. Brad Evans

The Mexican painter Chantal Meza (born 1989) takes us on a deeply moving and challenging journey through the intimate realities of her worlds of...

11 November 2017

Art Awakening Humanity Conference Report – Revd Jonathan Evens

Art Awakening Humanity was an afternoon of short talks and meditations organised by St Stephen Walbrook in partnership with Awakened Artists and Watkins Mind...

30 October 2017

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Paris Art Exhibitions Autumn 2017 Black Flags, Bears And Reflections

While Touring around Paris attending the 44th edition of FIAC at the Grand Palais, Zoltan Alexander encountered countless art exhibitions throughout the city.

26 October 2017

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Monochrome: A World Void Of Colour Explored At The National Gallery

Monochrome: Painting in Black And White is an extraordinary new show at the National Gallery in London.

21 October 2017

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Juan Muñoz: Masterwork Double Bind Returns At PLANTA After Sixteen Years

The monumental installation Double Bind by the late Spanish artist Juan Muñoz was first seen in spectacular form in 2001

12 October 2017

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Tracey Emin And Jean Arp Spearhead Turner Contemporary Autumn Line-Up

Turner Contemporary 0pens two exhibitions tomorrow which feature Margate's own Tracey Emin in one section and the work of the Swiss-born artist Jean Hans...

28 September 2017

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New York Gallery Round-Up Autumn 2017 By Ilka Scobie

There are many superb shows that open the New York art season. Here is a totally random selection of autumnal exhibitions.

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...

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.

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...

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Monochrome: Works of Art in Black and White

A new exhibition at the National Gallery is a celebration of monochrome and in particular painting in black and white. Artlyst has curated its own...

 

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