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25 June 2017

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Dame Julia Peyton-Jones Appointed Senior Global Director of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Dame Julia Peyton-Jones the former co-director of the Serpentine Gallery in London, for over 25 years, has been appointed Senior Global Director of Galerie...

24 June 2017

I Am: Middle Eastern Women Artists Come To London

As the world’s attention focuses on respecting women’s rights, and with a critical need to develop understanding and encourage friendship between the peoples of...

22 June 2017

Wassily Kandinsky Painting Achieves £33m A New Auction Record At Sotheby’s

A new auction record for Wassily Kandinsky was broken twice last night at Sotheby’s London. Murnau – Landschaft mit grünem Haus from 1909,...

21 June 2017

Serpentine Pavilion By African Architect Diebedo Francis Kere Unveiled

Diebedo Francis Kere the first African architect to undertake the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion unveiled his much-anticipated structure yesterday in London

20 June 2017

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Benjamin Sullivan Painting of His Wife Breastfeeding Wins BP Portrait Prize

A portrait of a serene mother breastfeeding her eight-month-old daughter has won this year’s BP Portrait Award, winning the sitter’s husband the £30,000 first...

20 June 2017

BP Portrait Award Cannot Escape Tainted Sponsorship Allegations

Ahead of the announcement of the BP Portrait Award winner this evening, the National Portrait Gallery faces major controversy as a formal complaint alleges...

20 June 2017

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Three Charged In Damien Hirst Spot Print Forgery Scam

Three men have been arrested and accused of creating and selling $400,000 in fake Damien Hirst prints. The works have been sold to dozens...

19 June 2017

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Clifford Chance Showcases LGBT Art In 2017 International Exhibition Series

Clifford Chance is again celebrating Gay Pride with an international series of exhibitions showcasing the work of some of the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

18 June 2017

Art Basel 48 What the Dealers Said About The Fair

Galleries throughout Art Basel 48 have reported exceptional sales across the board, pointing to Art Basel's ability to convene leading galleries and collectors from...

17 June 2017

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British Photographer Khadija Saye Dies In Grenfell Fire age 24

The British Photographer Khadija Saye has died age 24.She has officially been confirmed as a Victim of the Grenfell Tower Block Fire which has...

17 June 2017

Diversity Empowers Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017 has shown flair and diversity in its choice of visual art related honours.

15 June 2017

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Qatar Boycott: Will It Marginalise The Region’s Cultural Renaissance?

Last October I was in Doha the capital of Qatar which seemed like a well-oiled machine when it came to Art, Education, and Culture....

12 June 2017

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Picasso Ring With Portrait Of Lover Dora Maar To Be Auctioned

A ring, containing a Picasso portrait of Dora Maar is to be auctioned at Sotheby's.

9 June 2017

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Royal Academy Annual Summer Exhibition Where Old Meets? – Edward Lucie-Smith

Right now, in terms of the shows, it’s offering the public, the Royal Academy is on a roll. There’s been one great, news-making exhibition...

9 June 2017

Lost Jackson Pollock Gouache To Be Sold By Provincial Auction House

The discovery of a lost Jackson Pollock painting is always big news in the art world. Now such a painting is going under the...

8 June 2017

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Peggy Guggenheim Granddaughter Appointed Director Of Venice Museum

Karole P.B. Vail, Peggy Guggenheim’s granddaughter is to take over as director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

7 June 2017

Christie’s Secures David Rockefeller Collection For Highest Estimated Auction Sale

Christie’s Auctioneers have secured the estate of David Rockefeller, the youngest son of American philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and art patron Abby Aldrich...

1 June 2017

Liverpool Celebrates Beatles Sgt Pepper Album 50th Anniversary

The Beatles Sgt Pepper Album will always be associated with British Pop Art. After all the cover artwork was designed by Sir Peter Blake...

25 May 2017

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Margate’s Turner Contemporary To Host Turner Prize In 2019

The Turner Prize, one of the worlds most coveted prizes for contemporary art will be held in 2019 at Turner Contemporary in Margate.

23 May 2017

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David Bailey Talks Art, Photography And Sumatran Tigers – Artlyst Exclusive Interview

David Bailey is not at all what I expected. He’s imposing without being scary. He’s warm and down to earth. He speaks his mind,...

11 May 2017

Venice Biennale 57 A Bold Brash Statement to Counter The Earnest-Hearted

Running around the Venice Biennale is like any other big art event work and pleasure.

3 May 2017

Turner Prize 2017 Shortlist Reveals Obscure Multicultural Pick & Mix

The Turner Prize 2017 shortlist has just been announced at Tate Britain. The artists chosen from diverse multicultural backgrounds are relatively unknown.

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

 

Reviews

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.

22 June 2017

Fahrelnissa Zeid: In Pursuit of the Exotic Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

I confess I had a few reservations about the Fahrelnissa Zeid retrospective now at Tate Modern.

16 June 2017

Richard Smith Abstraction On The Periphery Of Recall By Edward Lucie-Smith

The small exhibition of work by Richard Smith currently at the Flowers Gallery in Cork Street offers, among other things, a demonstration of just...

8 June 2017

Grayson Perry Climbing The Populist Mountain Serpentine Review – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Grayson Perry show that just opened at the Serpentine Gallery offers both a very new version of now-obligatory populism in the promotion of...

5 June 2017

London Art Exhibition Picks June 2017 By Paul Carey -Kent

Paul Carey-Kent Offers Artlyst his choice of the best London Art Exhibitions to see in June 2017

30 May 2017

HOKUSAI A Most Influential Alien By Edward Lucie-Smith

Until the Modern epoch, and indeed right up to the present day, Hokusai was by far the most influential non-European artist to impact European...

27 May 2017

British Modern Masters Explored In New York Exhibition At Rosenberg & Co

Everyone in Britain was torn apart by World War ll. Artists were hungry, dislocated and like everyone else had lost their sense of safety...

26 May 2017

Wayne Thiebaud Beneath The Icing On The Cake – Edward Lucie-Smith

The now very senior Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920) has often found himself classified as a Pop artist, largely because a large part of his...

22 May 2017

Philip Guston Laughing At Nixon While Living With Trump – Edward Lucie-Smith

Hauser & Wirth have demonstrated an impeccable sense of timing by presenting their Richard Milhouse Nixon show, 'Laughter in the Dark, Drawings from 1971...

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...

15 May 2017

Venice Biennale 57 From An Artist’s Perspective Hedley Roberts Picks Twelve

Artist Hedley Roberts Picks Twelve of the best from the`57th Venice Biennale

11 May 2017

Giacometti An Artist Of Distance Not Intimacy By Edward Lucie-Smith

Tate Modern’s new Giacometti show, following hot on the heels of a recent show dedicated to the same artist at the National Portrait Gallery,...

4 May 2017

Picasso As Minotaur: Gagosian London By Edward Lucie-Smith

The Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors show now on view at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill neatly pips Tate Modern to the post. On 8th May Tate...

28 April 2017

Richard Long At Houghton Hall Norfolk An Inspired Pairing

Richard Long, the four-times Turner Prize nominee and one-time winner (1989), is one of the leading figures of conceptual and land art. His latest...

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.

23 March 2017

Howard Hodgkin Portraits The Insider’s Insider Review By Edward Lucie-Smith

Howard Hodgkin died just two weeks before the opening of the current retrospective of his work at the National Portrait Gallery.

 

Previews

22 June 2017

Artist Couple Sean Scully and Liliane Tomasko Unveil Exhibition At Kunstwerk – Sammlung Klein

A dual exhibition in Germany brings together works by Sean Scully and Liliane Tomasko, perhaps the greatest artist couple since Motherwell and Frankenthaler.

21 June 2017

City of London launches Sculpture in the City 2017

Sculpture in the City, the City of London's annual public art programme set amongst some of London's most iconic architectural landmarks, launches on 27...

21 June 2017

Desperate Artwives Midsummer Madness Takeover For East-End Gallery Trail

Following the latest ‘Takeover’ in March 2017, Desperate Artwives' are coming back to Leyden Gallery to monopolise the space once again with the theme...

19 June 2017

Young Masters Art Prize Exhibition Unveiled In London’s St James

The shortlist for the Young Masters Art Prize has selected eighteen artists from across the globe.

19 June 2017

Alphonse Mucha And The Art Nouveau Movement Opens At The Walker Liverpool

A major exhibition of works of art by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) one of the most influential artists of the Art Nouveau movement is on...

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.

12 June 2017

Whitechapel Gallery Presents Visual Journey Exploring The Motif Of Dust

The Whitechapel Gallery is presenting a new exhibition which brings together artworks and documents tracing a visual journey through the motif of dust from...

7 June 2017

Turner’s Relationship To The Sun In Paintings Explored In Hampshire Exhibition

The sun appears in many different guises in Turner’s work. Sometimes it is something very natural and elemental, at others, it is more mysterious...

6 June 2017

Dan Colen Solo Exhibition Announced For Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

The American artist Dan Colen (b.1979), will be presented in a focused exhibition opening in October 2017 at the Newport Street Gallery. This will...

31 May 2017

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Monumental Summer Events

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year with A Weekend of Wonderful Things 14–16 July 2017. Events include; A Weekend...

6 May 2017

Andrew Logan Sculpture Exhibited In Former Home Of Sir Francis Drake

An exhibition of contemporary art by the renowned sculptor Andrew Logan will open in July at the National Trust’s Buckland Abbey in Devon.

17 March 2017

American Black Power Explored In New Tate Summer Exhibition

Black artist in the USA during the Civil Rights movement are to be explored in a new exhibition at Tate Modern. This summer the...

 

Features

24 June 2017

Michael Pendry New Installation Lights Up St Martin In The Fields

Michael Pendry light installations were first presented to a larger audience in 2005 for the ‘Lange Nacht der Museen’ (Long Night of Museums) in...

Art Basel 48 A Curated Selection Of Twelve By Virginie Puertolas-Syn

Curator and Gallerist Virginie Puertolas-Syn chooses twelve of the best stands at Art Basel 2017. Art Basel is a curated selection of 291 first-rate...

17 June 2017

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London Gallerist Zavier Ellis Chooses Six Works At VOLTA 13

London gallerist Zavier Ellis of Charlie Smith chooses six of the best works appearing at VOLTA, Basel's art fair for new international art.

12 June 2017

Kiev In Focus A Contemporary Art Profile – Edward Lucie Smith

A trip to Kiev – no, call it ‘Kviv’, which is the correct form in the Ukrainian language – revealed a bustling, energetic contemporary...

12 June 2017

RA Summer Exhibition 2017 Twelve Highlights by Sara Faith

Artlyst's highlights of the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2017.

7 June 2017

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Art Basel Plus Satellite Fair Guide 2017 What To See

Art Basel 2017 is a curated selection of 291 first-rate galleries exhibiting at the fair's 48th edition in Basel. The gallery list for the...

6 June 2017

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Jamaican Art – Intuitive Outsiders But With That Old Time Religion

Jamaican art has never been as experimental as that to be found in – say – Cuba, its neighboring island in the Greater Antilles....

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...

3 June 2017

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Sgt Pepper Reimagined At 50 Liverpool Creates A Festival To Remember

Sgt Pepper At 50 is the 50th anniversary of the original album by The Beatles and through this festival has become a newly ‘re-imagined...

29 May 2017

Biennale di Venezia 57 The Nico Kos Earle Diary

The 57th Biennale di Venezia - was curated by the recently appointed director of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Christine Macel. Optimistically titled VIVA ARTE...

29 May 2017

Central St Martins Colourful And Diverse Degree Shows 2017

Central St Martins BA and MA degree shows kicked off this weekend with a number of multidisciplinary exhibitions stretching across the Kings Cross campus.

25 May 2017

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Richard Deacon: Accidents Will Happen – Major New Exhibition Middelheim Museum Antwerp

Sometimes the best art is born out of a mistake. It is this type of accidental trial and error that keeps the Turner Prize...

18 May 2017

London Degree Shows 2017 Guide – All Schools Should Be Art Schools

One of the best ways to keep your finger on the pulse of emerging art trends in London is to attend some of the...

16 May 2017

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Chris Levine Immersive Light And Photography – Interview By Paul Carter Robinson

In this exclusive interview artist Chris Levine discusses his work as immersive and by extension transformative, often focused on a collective experience that enhances...

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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