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15 December 2017

Hayward Director Ralph Rugoff Announced Curator of 58th Venice Biennale

La Biennale di Venezia has today announced the appointment of Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff as the Curator the 58th International Art Exhibition to...

15 December 2017

Genetic Hirsute Portrait From 17th Century Acquired By Wellcome Collection 

A 17th century portrait of internationally renowned hirsute Barbara van Beck has been acquired by the Wellcome Collection.

14 December 2017

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Danny Boyle Joins Banksy To Produce Alternative West Bank Nativity Play

The Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle has joined with the anonymous Street Artist Banksy to produce an alternative nativity play at the artist's Walled...

13 December 2017

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Landseer Monarch of the Glen Voted Art fund’s Favourite Acquisition 2017

Sir Edwin Landseer’s ‘The Monarch of the Glen’ (c. 1851) at National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, was announced today as winner of the Art...

12 December 2017

SUPERFLEX Move Outdoors As Tate Modern Prepares For Arctic Conditions

I guess if you're Danish snowy weather is no problem when it comes to an interactive installation that requires swings and the great outdoors....

12 December 2017

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Coventry Plans Diverse and Inclusive UK City Of Culture For 2021

Coventry is still reeling from the good news, last week that they have succeeded in their bid to become the Uk's City of Culture...

11 December 2017

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Artist Anthea Hamilton To Undertake 2018 Tate Britain Commission

Tate Britain has announced Anthea Hamilton as the next artist to undertake the Tate Britain Commission.

11 December 2017

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Art Basel Miami Beach What The Dealers Said – 2017 Round-Up

Art Basel in Miami Beach now in its 16th edition closed with buoyant sales across the board.

10 December 2017

Pantone Ultra Violet Unveiled As Official Color of the Year 2018

Pantone, providers of the official professional colour language, has announced PANTONE 18-3838, Ultra Violet, as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018.

10 December 2017

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Art Collecting Beyond Investment A Legacy Of Love – New Report

The UBS annual art market report released last week (6 December 2017) has recorded that despite high-profile sales; art collectors were largely driven by...

6 December 2017

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Abu Dhabi Identified As Buyer Of $450m Da Vinci Salvator Mundi

We now know that the Louvre Abu Dhabi is going to exhibit Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” which sold last month in a Christie’s...

6 December 2017

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Intersex Denier Mary Beard Issues One Word Apology To Non-Binary Hunger Striker

Last week, one of the world's most renowned and influential classicist Professors, Mary Beard, from the University of Cambridge, was locked into a "battle...

5 December 2017

Lubaina Himid Wins Prestigious Turner Prize Age 63

The prestigious Turner Prize has been won by Lubaina Himid. At age 63 she is the oldest recipient of the prize since it launched...

4 December 2017

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Art Basel Parent Company MCH Buys Masterpiece London In Takeover Deal

MCH Group which owns and operates Art Basel has acquired a majority shareholding in Masterpiece London.

3 December 2017

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DCMS Reports £92bn Sector Bonanza For Creative Industries, Digital and Sport

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has just released a report stating that the sector's contribution to the economy is up...

30 November 2017

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Tracey Emin Unveils Artist Decorated Connaught Christmas Tree 2017

The Connaught Christmas Tree is rapidly becoming an art community tradition in London.

28 November 2017

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UK Artists Getting Poorer As 82% Earn Less Than £10,000 PA

A new report out today shows that UK emerging and mid-career artists are getting poorer: 82% now earn less than £10,000 a year. Artfinder...

27 November 2017

Britain Stripped Of Hosting European Capital Of Culture In 2023

Britain has been stripped of hosting the European Capital of Culture in 2023

23 November 2017

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries Leaves ICA Home For Block 336 In Brixton

Bloomberg New Contemporaries is to leave its home at the ICA London for Block 336 in Brixton.

19 November 2017

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London Art Fair 2018 Marks 30th Anniversary With Milestone Curated Exhibition

The 30th Anniversary of the London Art Fair 2018 will be marked with a wide range of leading British and international galleries.

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...

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.

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. 

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

14 December 2017

Edward Lucie-Smith Chooses Ten Exhibitions That Made A Difference In 2017

What were the best exhibitions in 2017? What's on my list of ten? The answers to this pair of questions really depend on which...

8 December 2017

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Dissidence In Russia – Edward Lucie-Smith

How times have changed! In the 1980s, during the closing decade of the Soviet Union, Russian dissident artists, emerging on to the world stage...

8 December 2017

Ten Recommended London Art Shows By Paul Carey -Kent December 2017

It’s hard to complain about the big institutional shows on display just now

2 December 2017

Becoming Henry Moore: The Birth Of Immutable Stone – By Paul Black

Once lauded as the greatest British artist of the 20th century, Moore has - in recent years - been usurped by the great sadomasochistic...

1 December 2017

Rose Wylie: Forget Age And Gender The Message Is The Painting – Edward Lucie-Smith

Rose Wylie is 83 years old. Her rise to fame has been fairly meteoric. Ten years ago few had heard of her, either in...

27 November 2017

ParisPhoto – Women House And Lyon Biennial – Virginie Puertolas-Syn – French Update

Autumn is always a hectic yet enjoyable season for the art lover in France - my favourite time of year in the busy art...

22 November 2017

Modigliani: Inhabiting The Floating World – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new Modigliani show that just opened at Tate Modern is a very splendid affair, which doesn’t seem to offer a single weak link....

21 November 2017

Lubaina Himid: Lost Voices Of Slavery – Walker Art Gallery – Alice Lenkiewicz

Lubaina Himid's significant starting point for her exhibition 'Naming the Money', at the Walker Art Gallery is

20 November 2017

Focusing Real Life: London Photography Exhibitions Autumn 2017 – Edward Lucie-Smith

Having been downgraded by the early 20th century Modernists, portraiture is now, a hundred years later, making a significant comeback.

18 November 2017

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

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

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...

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...

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

14 December 2017

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Joan Jonas To Be Given Major Tate Modern Survey Next March

Tate Modern will be presenting the largest survey of Joan Jonas’s work in the UK, in March 2018.

12 December 2017

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Gideon Rubin Blacks Out Hitler’s Mein Kampf For Freud Museum Exhibition

The Freud Museum is presenting BLACK BOOK, an exhibition of new work by Gideon Rubin and the latest in a critically acclaimed series curated...

30 November 2017

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Art Wars Art Initiative Travels to Miami And LA

Artlyst is again the media partner with London-based art initiative Art Wars which travels to Miami and Los Angeles this December to unveil 20...

21 November 2017

Transmorphic Superpeople: Whitaker Malem- Fusing Multiple Optimistic Possibilities – Homotopia Liverpool

Patrick Whitaker and Keir Malem present their first solo exhibition, Pop Artisans as part of Homotopia, Liverpool’s LGBTQ+ festival of arts and culture, now...

19 November 2017

Suzi Morris: Investigations of Viral Landscapes – Herrick Gallery

Devotion to the substance of oil paint marks this inaugural solo show by Suzi Morris, as she presents a mini-retrospective exhibition of large-scale paintings...

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...

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...

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.

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

15 December 2017

Banksy Gives Rare 60 Second Interview For London Metro 

In a rare interview with London's Metro the elusive street artist Banksy has let the drawbridge down and gone public.

13 December 2017

Art Basel Miami Beach Satellite Fairs Report 2017

Here is our annual report on how the other fairs did this year during Art Basel Miami Beach week. We are still looking for...

Guide Miami Beach Art Week 2017 Plus Satellite Fairs And Museums

The week of Miami Beach Art Basel has become a major event for Miami and the global art pack.

23 November 2017

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ParisPhoto 2017 Ebbs And Flows – by Zoltan Alexander

The Grand Palais always starts with the Mini Palais, the hidden corner café-bar-restaurant filled with friends, collectors, art lovers and the media.

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

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.

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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