Super Market 2018 - Stockholm Independent Art Fair - 15-18 April 2018


17 March 2018

British Council Ordered To Pack Their Bags By Vladimir Putin

Russia has ordered the closure of the British Council, an organisation which promotes cultural ties between the nations in St Petersburg.

17 March 2018

Banksy Mural In NY Highlights Detention Of Kurdish Artist Zehra Dogan

The Bristol-born Street Artist Banksy has unveiled a 20m high mural in New York to highlight to the detention of Zehra Dogan, the Kurdish...

15 March 2018


Liverpool Biennial Announce Programme For 20th Anniversary Edition

Liverpool Biennial, will mark its 20th anniversary this year with the 10th edition under the title Beautiful world, where are you?

15 March 2018

Crossrail Launches Public Art Programme To Include Kusama And Shawcross 

Crossrail has launched an ambitious new art programme.

14 March 2018

Fatos Ustek Appointed Director Of David Roberts Art Foundation

The David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF) has appointed independent curator Fatoş Üstek to lead its programme of exhibitions

13 March 2018

Marc Quinn Sculpture Of Zombie Boy Announced For Science Museum

London's Science Museum has commissioned the YBA artist Marc Quinn to create a monumental sculpture of Zombie Boy for the new Medicine Galleries.

13 March 2018

Anish Kapoor Condemns Image Of Chicago Sculpture In NRA Video

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has spoken out against the use of an image of his Chicago sculpture "Cloud Gate" in a...

12 March 2018

Nan Goldin Holds Sackler OxyContin Protest At Met Egyptian Temple

The photographer Nan Goldin and a crowd of 100 demonstrators were out en masse protesting at the Egyptian temple located at the Metropolitan Museum...

12 March 2018

Yinka Shonibare MBE Unveils NY Central Park Commission

New York's Public Art Fund has unveiled 'Wind Sculpture (SG)', a new work by the Turner Prize-winning British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.

10 March 2018

Record London Contemporary/Modern Art Auctions Set Spring 2018 Alight

London’s contemporary sales both evening and day at Sotheby's and Christie's have totalled £295 million ($407 million).

9 March 2018

Frida Kahlo Estate Raises A Monobrow To Artist Barbie Doll

Relatives of the estate of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are considering suing the Frida Kahlo Corporation over claims it holds the rights to her...

8 March 2018


Tate’s Big Faux-Pas: Picasso Exhibition Opens On International Women’s Day

Today (8th March) is International Women's Day, it's also the public opening of the new Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. For those of you...

6 March 2018

Rose Wylie Depicts The Mayflower Voyage In Plymouth History Paintings

The John Moores award-winning British painter Rose Wylie will be the subject of ‘History Painting’, a new multi-site exhibition at Plymouth Arts Centre and...

6 March 2018

Ai Weiwei Announces First Exhibition In The Gulf Region

Ai Weiwei has announced an exhibition of recent works at Qatar Museums Doha.

6 March 2018


Pablo Picasso: Genius Or Just Another Misogynistic Pig – Edward Lucie-Smith

With Pablo Picasso 1932 - Tate Modern’s major exhibition for the first half of this year – ready to open (March 8th), the drumbeats...

2 March 2018

Tracey Emin To Create Next St Pancras Commission

Tracey Emin has been selected as the next artist to be commissioned for St Pancras International’s Terrace Wires – the station’s public commissioning programme...

28 February 2018

Masturbation Explored By Visual Artists At The Freud Museum

The Freud Museum in North London is presenting an exhibition exploring the topic of Masturbation.

23 February 2018

It’s Official: Frieze To Launch New Los Angeles Art Fair Next February

As we all suspected Frieze have now officially announced that they are to mount an event in LA. The new annual contemporary art fair in...

21 February 2018

Tania Bruguera Invited To Create Next Tate Turbine Hall Commission

Tate has announced that Tania Bruguera will create the next annual Turbine Hall, Hyundai Commission (formally the Unilever Commission). Tania is best-known for her...

31 December 2017

Things I Hate About The British Art World Today – Edward Lucie-Smith

The British contemporary art world is apparently in a healthy state at the moment.

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...

31 October 2017


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.



19 March 2018

The Background To The Boom And Other Tales – Edward Lucie-Smith

Three very different books that somehow reflect different facets of the same situation.

17 March 2018

Tacita Dean’s Triple Header Implicit Nostalgia And History – Sue Hubbard

Film is Tacita Dean’s medium. Not that catch-all of so many contemporary artists, video, but analogue film with all its implicit nostalgia and history....

12 March 2018

John Copeland: The Return Of Exuberant Painterliness – Edward Lucie-Smith

John Copeland is an American painter in his 40s, not it seems particularly well known in his own country.

11 March 2018

High Society: Four Centuries Of Lavish Portraiture – Rijks Museum – Paul Carter Robinson

High Society is a survey exhibition highlighting thirty-five portraits of the rich, famous and powerful of the day.

9 March 2018

Cerith Wyn Evans: Perceiving The Artist’s Searing Duchampian Neon – Paul Black

The internationally acclaimed Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans has unveiled his latest work; a major new neon sculpture at National Museum Cardiff.

7 March 2018

Picasso’s Unspoken Minotaur In The Room – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

The hosannas have already begun. Picasso's latest show at Tate Modern, entitled Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy gets a 5-star review in The Times.

2 March 2018

The Human Condition Relationships And Raw Desires – Tate Britain – Sue Hubbard

The 20th century saw God lose his central role within the scheme of human belief and philosophy.

1 March 2018

It’s A Fischl – Eric’s Latest London Exhibition Returns To Challenging Form

The American figurative painter Eric Fischl is back in London with a new exhibition of his large narrative canvases.

1 March 2018

Roy Oxlade: Painting A Sense Of The Absurd – Edward Lucie-Smith

The late Roy Oxlade (1929-1985) is currently in some danger of being remembered, first and foremost, as the partner of the current ‘emerging artist’...

26 February 2018

Submerging Artists: Rebirthing A Genre By Edward Lucie-Smith

It’s become noticeable that while the British art world – it's museum dominated segment in particular – still prattles happily about ‘emerging artists’, convincing examples...

23 February 2018

Rachel Howard A Rising International Artist With Substance – Edward Lucie-Smith

Rachel Howard (b. 1969 in County Durham) is a rising star in the British art world, which is currently badly in need of new...

20 February 2018

Emil Nolde: A Secret Heart Of Darkness – Sue Hubbard

There is a conundrum at the heart of the work of Emil Nolde.

20 February 2018

Eddie Peake: Compulsive Obsessional And Occasionally Shit-Scared – By Zoltan Alexander

Anything but a conventional artist, Eddie Peake is a footballer, a musician, a dancer, a graffiti guy covered with spray-paint

13 February 2018

Gideon Rubin Explores The Sinister History Of Nazi Propaganda At Freud Museum

An exhibition of new work by Israeli/British artist Gideon Rubin, Black Book is the latest in a series of well-received shows curated by James...

12 February 2018

Sean Scully – Newcastle Where It All Began – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new Sean Scully show in Newcastle is spread over two galleries, the Laing and the Hatton, and contains no new work. In fact,...

30 January 2018

Charles I Commemoration Of A Doomed King – Royal Academy – Edward Lucie-Smith

The R.A.’s new exhibition, devoted to the role of Charles I, the most unfortunate of the Stuart monarchs, as collector of art

29 January 2018

Steven Campbell: Large-Scale Collage Work Rich In Formal Invention – Clare Henry

When Steven Campbell arrived at Glasgow School of Art in 1978 age 25, he was a man in a hurry, fiercely ambitious and with...

27 January 2018

Andreas Gursky: Presentations Of The Real World – Hayward Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

For those of us who remember the state of the Hayward Gallery before the just completed rehab, the current Andreas Gursky show, which celebrates...

22 January 2018

Bridget Riley – A Seductive Collaborative Invitation – By Edward Lucie-Smith

The new Bridget Riley show at David Zwirner is a knockout.

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


19 March 2018

Alexander Calder Hauser & Wirth Somerset

A major new solo exhibition of works by Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976), the majority of which have never before been exhibited in the...

9 March 2018

Collecting Stanley Spencer: New Cookham Exhibition Explores His Patron’s Influence

A new exhibition at the popular Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham titled Patron Saints: Collecting Stanley Spencer, opens later this month.

28 February 2018

Nancy Fouts: Explores The Inherent Strangeness Of Everyday Objects

Nancy Fouts is best known for her distinctive sculptural works, which reconfigure commonplace objects and materials with a characteristically playful and provocative humour.

15 February 2018

Eric Fischl Unveils New Paintings In The Age Of Trump And #metoo

An exhibition of new works by the American figurative painter Eric Fischl will be unveiled at the London gallery Skarstedt in March.

8 February 2018


Gluck: Trailblazer Of Gender Fluidity Presented In New Exhibition And Symposium

A major new exhibition exploring the life and work of the artist Gluck (1895-1978), is now in full swing at the Brighton Museum. Gluck...

6 February 2018

John Stezaker: Collages And Found Images Depicting Themes of Love

A new exhibition of British artist John Stezaker; presenting collages and found images concerned with themes of love, desire and betrayal that have been central to...

5 February 2018

SUPERMARKET 2018 Stockholm’s Independent Art Fair Release Full List of Exhibitors 

SUPERMARKET 2018 – Stockholm's Independent Art Fair, who have partnered with Artlyst again this year have announced the full list of exhibiting artist-run galleries selected...

1 February 2018

Gormley And Hodgkin: Collaborate For Sadler’s Wells 20th Anniversary Programme

Sadler’s Wells has announced 20 landmark commissions to mark the 20th anniversary of its popular London theatre. Antony Gormley and the late Howard Hodgkin

16 January 2018

Beyond The Binaries: Winter Pride Art Awards Announce Finalists

The Winter Pride Art Awards, sponsored by Emerald Life, invites you to The House of St Barnabas on Friday 26 January (7 pm -...

9 January 2018

Damien Hirst To Headline Houghton Hall 2018 Exhibition

Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall: Colour Space Paintings and Outdoor Sculptures is the title of a new exhibition to be held at Houghton Hall...

2 January 2018


Condo London Announce Gallery Line Up For 2018 Event

Condo London opens its third edition (13 January-10 February) with 17 galleries in the capital hosting 27 of their international contemporaries.



19 March 2018

Censored Stations Of The Cross Exhibition Curator Ben Moore Goes Public

I was honoured and surprised when Revd Jonathan Evens invited me to curate a ‘Stations of the Cross’ Group Exhibition at St. Stephen Walbrook,...

18 March 2018


ArtBAB Bahrain A Contemporary Art Oasis – Fair Round-Up – Paul Carter Robinson

ArtBAB Bahrain, in its third edition, is an international event to be reckoned with.

18 March 2018

Art Dubai Guide 2018 – What You Need To Know

Art Dubai Contemporary and Modern is the most diverse. edition to date.

14 March 2018

Armory Week – Snow and Art Virginie Puertolas-Syn Highlights

While many collectors and Art world professionals were in Europe for TEFAF and the Auctions in London, I went instead to visit the New...

14 March 2018

Annual Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report Released

The second edition of the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report has been released

11 March 2018


Armory Show Highlights and Lowlights 2018 Round-Up

As we reach the end of another New York Armory Show few revelations are on hand.

5 March 2018


Glasgow Girls: Artists Heavily Engaged In Social Comment – Clare Henry

One Hundred years after the suffragette movement which culminated in women gaining the right to vote, it feels like this may finally be the...

4 March 2018


Giorgio Griffa: The Golden Ratio And Inexplicable knowledge – Revd Jonathan Evens

Camden Arts Centre is currently presenting the first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom of Giorgio Griffa, an Italian abstract painter who has been...

3 March 2018


London Gallery Exhibitions March 2018 – Chosen By Paul Carey-Kent

Up Now in London - Paul Carey-Kent chooses his favourite exhibitions for March 2018.

28 February 2018

London’s Latest Must-See Photography Exhibitions

There are some thought-provoking and informative photography exhibitions on show in London at the moment. Ranging from the Barbican’s Another Kind of Life: Photography...

21 February 2018


Edward Lucie-Smith Bids A Final Farewell To The Avant-Garde

The contemporary art world seems an increasingly strange place to be.

16 February 2018

Scottish Power: SSA And VAS Join Forces At RSA – Clare Henry

For the first time as a one-off, the 167-year-old SCOTTISH SOCIETY OF ARTISTS has joined forces with the younger VISUAL ARTS SCOTLAND

Dale Lewis And Emma Cousin The Painterly Post Digital Vernacular – Paul Carey-Kent

The story of painting has become, in large part, the story of its response to other media, especially photography.

6 February 2018


Emerging Artists From Budapest – Zoltan Alexander Investigates This Dynamic Scene

Could Hungary still retake its place on the art-map of Europe and contemporary art from Budapest have an international recognition

5 February 2018


Philip Pearlstein: A Figure Of Speech – Video Interview By Edward Lucie-Smith

Last month Edward Lucie-Smith filmed this exclusive video for Artlyst with the well known NY figurative painter Philip Pearlstein, at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

2 January 2018


Ten Must See Art Exhibitions Out Of London 2018

Here are Artlyst’s tips for the ten must-see exhibitions outside of the capital this year.

28 December 2017

Guide To Upcoming London Art Exhibitions 2018

2018 will offer a variety of exhibitions to cater for everyone's taste in art from spending time with modern masters such as a year...


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