London Art Fair - 2017

News

21 January 2017

Shepard Fairey Saturates Washington With We The People Protest Posters

The iconic street artist Shepard Fairey has released a new series of posters titled, ‘We the People’ Series to Protest the election of Donald...

20 January 2017

Stunning Donald Trump Commemoration Sculpture By Michael Petry Unveiled

Artist Michael Petry has created a small sculpture to commemorate a titanic event – the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President of the...

19 January 2017

Julia Peyton-Jones Former Serpentine Director Becomes A Mother At 64

Julia Peyton-Jones, the former director of the Serpentine Gallery has become a mother for the first time at 64. In October 2015 she announced...

19 January 2017

New Fourth Plinth Commission Proposals Unveiled At The National Gallery

The new proposals for the fourth plinth commission in Trafalgar Square have been unveiled at the National Gallery this morning, Thursday 19 January.

18 January 2017

London’s Future As Global Art Hub Depends On EU Free Movement

In a survey taken by the exhibitors at the London Art Fair 2017, 49% believe ensuring free movement of people and goods within the...

18 January 2017

Russian Political Performance Artist Pavlensky Applies For Asylum In France

The Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky best known for nailing his scrotum to Red Square and his partner have fled the country after being...

17 January 2017

Maria Balshaw ‘Tremendously Excited’ To Be Confirmed As New Tate Director

Maria Balshaw has been confirmed as the new Director of Tate. She is currently Director of the Whitworth (University of Manchester) and Manchester City...

15 January 2017

Cool Britannia Zaha Hadid’s Brit Awards Trophy Unveiled In 3D

The Brit Awards trophy design is always a highly anticipated event by the press and public, as it is usually designed by a well-known...

13 January 2017

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Maria Balshaw: What’s A Great Contemporary Art Museum Without A Living Shaman

When Maria Balshaw takes over from Sir Nicolas Serota at Tate (not yet officially confirmed as I write this, but a racing certainty), she...

13 January 2017

MP Tristram Hunt Quits Labour To Become New V&A Museum Director

The Labour MP, and former shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt is to be the Victoria and Albert Museum's new director, The unexpected appointment will...

11 January 2017

Andrew Salgado Talks Painting Ahead Of His Forthcoming London Survey Exhibition

ANDREW SALGADO (b.1982, Canada) is one of the most promising young figurative painters working today. His forthcoming solo exhibition TEN is a survey...

7 January 2017

Paris Museums Suffer As Terrorism Scares Off Foreign Tourists In 2016

The most popular galleries in Paris have seen a steep decline in foreign visitors in 2016. This has been blamed on the terrorist attacks...

6 January 2017

John Baldessari BMW Art Car Set For Daytona Debut

John Baldessari’s “Rolling Sculpture” BMW Art Car is to prove itself more than just another over-priced artwork, on the race track of Rolex 24...

5 January 2017

Liliane Tomasko Unveils Her First Solo Exhibition At Marc Straus NY

The Swiss artist Liliane Tomasko has opened her first solo exhibition at Marc Straus, NY. Tomasko's abstract paintings are “Inscapes” of everyday life elements...

3 January 2017

Anish Kapoor Defies Ban And Buys PINK Pigment Over The Counter

Anish Kapoor has hit-back at the ban artist Stuart Semple placed on his purchase of the pigment ‘PINK'. The rivalry started in 2014, when...

2 January 2017

John Berger Artist, Critic And Booker Prize Winner Dies Age 90

The artist, critic, poet, and Booker prize-winning author John Berger has died age 90. Best known in art circles for his essay of art...

2 January 2017

The Millennial Death Of Conceptual Art By Edward Lucie-Smith

Edward Lucie-Smith discusses the relevance of Conceptual Art in the millennial age.

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Reviews

19 January 2017

Paul Carey Kent’s Unofficial London Art Fair Awards 2017 Revealed

The verdict: "It seemed a little more even - and so a little duller - than usual this year": less dire stuff, less outstanding...

10 December 2016

Is Figurative Painting An Essential Form Of Art Making? By Edward Lucie-Smith

Painter’s Painters at the Saatchi Gallery picks up the theme of figurative painting as a still essential and central form of art making and...

5 December 2016

Rauschenberg Prodigious Powers Of Innovation And Self-invention By Edward Lucie-Smith

I’m always left in two minds about Robert Rauschenberg. On the one hand, there is his enormous influence on the course of today’s contemporary...

5 December 2016

Jimmy Cauty Delivers A Post-Brexit, Post-Trump Disaster-Scape. Merry Christmas

A shipping container covered in graffiti sits among the dreaming spires of Oxford, and my partner hears a rather haughty voice remark '...Well I...

5 December 2016

Ominous Walhalla: Anselm Kiefer’s Resoundingly Ambitious New Exhibition By Edward Lucie-Smith

Just occasionally, however, there’s a show in a commercial gallery that’s so resoundingly ambitious and so self-evidently important that it’s bound to cause a...

22 November 2016

Gavin Turk Both A Trickster And A Culture Hero By Edward Lucie-Smith

Damien Hirst has become a major patron, in addition to being a celebrated artist. When he stages a show at his Great Newport Street...

14 November 2016

Radical Ensor At The RA – Review By Edward Lucie-Smith

When I visited the Royal Academy’s in many ways excellent new show devoted to the Belgian Symbolist/Expressionist painter James Ensor, I was, much as I enjoyed...

28 October 2016

Paul Nash – A Modernist Paradox by Edward Lucie-Smith

The elegant new Paul Nash retrospective just opened at Tate Britain offers a welcome contrast to some of the dismal offerings that have been...

 

Previews

16 January 2017

Royal Artist Frances Segelman Sculpts Ballet Dancer Sergei Polunin

Internationally acclaimed dancer Sergei Polunin sits for royal sculptor Frances Segelman on 17 January 2017 at the Hospital Club ahead of Sergei’s return to the Sadler’s Wells stage with Project...

16 January 2017

Migrations Exhibition Installation Explores Themes Of Location And Diaspora

A new exhibition titled Migrations explores themes of location, migration, and diaspora through an installation of mixed-media works that include drawing, book art, and collage. The...

16 January 2017

Josef Albers Yellow Paintings Explored In New London Exhibition

The 20th-century Abstract painter Josef Albers is presented in a new exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery in London exploring Albers focus on one color. This was...

10 January 2017

Nan Goldin and Marina Abramovic Turn The Camera To Women

Photography and video works drawn from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. go on display at the...

9 January 2017

David Hockney Complete Early Print Exhibition To Complement Tate Britain Retrospective

David Hockney’s complete early prints (1961-1964) will be on show at at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert in early February 2017.

8 January 2017

Hannah Rose Thomas Unveils Refugee Crisis Portraits From Jordan

Hannah Rose Thomas' intimate portraits seek to humanise the individuals forced to flee their homes, whose personal stories are otherwise shrouded by statistics.

3 January 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution Marked In New Royal Academy Exhibition

To commemorate the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the Royal Academy of Arts is presenting a new exhibition titled Revolution: Russian Art 1917 –...

14 December 2016

Marc Quinn To Exhibit New Sculptures At Sir John Soane’s Museum London

The Sir John Soane’s Museum will present ‘Drawn from Life,’ an exhibition of new works by artist Marc Quinn, In Spring 2017. A series...

8 December 2016

London Art Fair Launches 2017 Art Season 18-22 January With Panache

The London Art Fair, now in its 29th edition returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London from 18-22 January 2017. The Fair...

 

Features

15 January 2017

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The Christian Science Connection Within The British Modern Art Movement

Christian Science does not explain the work of Nash and Nicolson just as surely as their work does not illustrate Mary Baker Eddy’s Science...

6 January 2017

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Artlyst Competition: Win A Pair Of Preview Evening Tickets To The London Art Fair

Artlyst is once again media partners with the London Art Fair 2017. Competition: Answer The Following questions and email to info@ artlyst.com subject as,...

3 January 2017

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360 Degree Tour of the Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy

In case you missed the Royal Academy of Arts Autumn blockbuster exhibition Abstract Expressionism or you want to re-live it, here is a 360...

31 December 2016

Exhibition Curious The Essential Artlyst 2017 Preview

London in 2017 will play host to a number of truly exciting exhibitions. Here is a sample of what will be on offer.

30 December 2016

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Top 10 – Black Paintings

In 2016 Anish Kapoor acquired exclusive rights to the unique Vanta black pigment, reported to be the blackest shade of black in existence. ...

26 December 2016

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Artists Rebranding The Christmas Tree Tradition By Revd Jonathan Evens

London has three of the most innovative artist-designed Christmas Trees on display this year.

23 December 2016

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The Art World NOW – Deconstructing The Avant-Garde By Edward Lucie-Smith

During the last few years, the world of contemporary art has undergone a number of drastic changes, which many leading participants seem extremely reluctant...

22 December 2016

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Artbytch 2016: Death, Fake News And A Few Bloody Good Exhibitions

Artbytch looks back on a depressing year with great exhibitions.

22 December 2016

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Top 10 – Art Disasters

Throughout the centuries art has suffered at the hands of natural disaster, (Pompeii) conflict (WW2) and negligent owners (Casino owner Steve Wynn). Here is...

20 December 2016

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The Best Exhibitions Of 2016 – Chosen By Paul Black

Paul Black chooses his best exhibitions of 2016 and delves deeper than the blockbusters and often further afield from London.

19 December 2016

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A Long Way From Pinochet: Homoerotic Art In Santiago’s National Museum

I’m just back from a week in Santiago, the capital of Chile. The third time I’ve been there, but the first two were just...

19 December 2016

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Top 10 – Best Lego Contemporary Art Masterpieces

Lego is a fun and versatile medium for expression and with it several artists have taken to task the recreation of famous works of...

19 December 2016

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Art Impacted – A Radical Response To Radicalisation By Revd Jonathan Evens

We face the world in which it appears ever more likely that a Clash of Civilisations will be played out on the world stage,...

6 December 2016

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Miami Art Week Day One Untitled and Sun Xun Pavilion Launch

Art week in Miami 2016 got underway full throttle with the opening of Untitled, Art Miami/Context, Scope and a number of private parties to...

21 November 2016

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The Art Of The Firing Squad: Execution Expressed In Painting

In art, the firing squad is composed as much in time as it is in space; in these first words of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s...

6 November 2016

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Was Caravaggio A Good Christian? By Revd Jonathan Evens St Stephen Walbrook

“What a man! What a painter, but what a man and what a believer.” Those are the words of François Bousquet, Rector of San Luigi...

 

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