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19 January 2018

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Ed Moses Pioneer West Coast Abstract Painter Dies Age 91

ED MOSES the pioneering West Coast artist has died age 91.

18 January 2018

Dennis Oppenheim Sculpture Destroyed By South Korean Authorities

A sculpture by the late US artist Dennis Oppenheim has been destroyed in South Korea by the Haeundae District Office, local authorities.

18 January 2018

Bayeux Tapestry To Go On Display At British Museum

Sources have told Artlyst today that the Bayeux Tapestry will go on display at British Museum after the French Government agreed it could leave...

15 January 2018

Michael Rakowitz Fourth Plinth Commission First Photo Unveiled

Here is the first view of Michael Rakowitz’s new commission, The Invisible Enemy, Should Not Exist which will be unveiled on the Fourth Plinth...

14 January 2018

Top Photographers Testino and Weber Suspended From Vogue Over Sexual Harassment

Two of the world's highest paid fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have been suspended from working for Conde Nast

14 January 2018

Art Dealer Anthony d’Offay Faces Inappropriate Behaviour Allegations

The art dealer Anthony d’Offay, who gave his £200m art collection to the nation and created Artist Rooms a touring exhibition which has had...

14 January 2018

Picasso Portrait Painted The Same Year As Guernica To Be Auctioned

Pablo Picasso’s Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter), goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s after an international tour of exhibition...

14 January 2018

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Queen Appoints Fitzwilliam Chief Tim Knox Director Of Royal Collection

Tim Knox has been appointed Director of the Royal Collection by Her Majesty The Queen.

10 January 2018

Troubled Schwitters Merz Barn May Be Exported To China

The troubled Merz Barn in Langdale, Cumbria once used by the artist Kurt Schwitters as a studio, after escaping the Nazis in the 1940s...

9 January 2018

Nan Goldin: Epidemic Opioid Addiction Demands Sackler Family Accountability

Nan Goldin has woven a practice revolving around human crisis whether it be the 1980s AIDS epidemic or domestic abuse. Her own experiences offer...

8 January 2018

Damien Hirst Underwater Mocumentary Big Hit For Netflix

Damien Hirst’s has released a mocumentary film on Netflix following the storyline of his Disney-like exhibition

7 January 2018

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Exposed: Institutional Male Bias In Official UK Government Art Collection

Kevin Brennan, the shadow arts minister, has revealed that there is an 'Institutional' male bias in the government's art collection. He pointed out that only a quarter...

3 January 2018

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Betty Woodman Feminist Pioneer Painter/Ceramicist Dies Age 87

Betty Woodman (b. 1930, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) has died age 87 on 2 January.

3 January 2018

Manifesta 12 Unveils Theme For 2018 Event

Manifesta 12 have unveiled the theme for the next event taking place 16 June 2018 until 4 November 2018.

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.

29 December 2017

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Richard Long Knighted In New Year’s Honours List 2018

Richard Long, the four-times Turner Prize nominee and one-time winner (1989) has been knighted in the Queens New Year's honours list.

29 December 2017

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Top Art News Stories Featured On Artlyst In 2017

It has been a challenging year in the art world with record auction prices and soaring fair costs.

24 December 2017

Art On The Underground Mark Woman’s Right To Vote Centenary With Year Of Women Artists

A large London-wide exhibition of work by women artists will run across the capital in 2018 to celebrate 100 years since women won the right to...

23 December 2017

Arts Council Publishes 2016/17 In Lieu Cultural Gifts Scheme Annual Report

The Arts Council has published its 2016/17 Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu annual report.

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...

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...

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.

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.

 

Reviews

17 January 2018

Philip Pearlstein: The American Lucian Freud’s Triumphant London Exhibition – Edward Lucie-Smith

Philip Pearlstein is one of the truly major figures in the history of 20th (and now 21st) century American art. He is now 93...

6 January 2018

John Piper Primaeval Haunting Surrealism – Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

There is something very exciting about John Piper's early works at Tate Liverpool.

2 January 2018

London Art Exhibitions For January 2018 By Paul Carey-Kent

With Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 behind us we return to the normality of the London art gallery offerings.

1 January 2018

Can Art Transform Society? – Two Exhibition Reviews By Revd Jonathan Evens

Two current exhibitions seem to suggest that art can transform society.

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...

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...

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

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 -...

13 January 2018

Singapore Art Week 2018 The East Gears Up For Top Art Event

Singapore rolls out the welcome mat to lovers of international art for Singapore Art Week 2018. This vibrant visual art showcase takes place from...

10 January 2018

Philip Pearlstein: Leading American Figurative Painter Exhibited At Saatchi Gallery

A presentation of works by the American figurative painter, Philip Pearlstein opens next week at the Saatchi Gallery.

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...

8 January 2018

Bridget Riley: Legendary British Artist Announces London David Zwirner Exhibition

Recent work from the last four years by the legendary British artist Bridget Riley will be exhibited at David Zwirner who is presenting her...

2 January 2018

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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.

25 December 2017

Rachel Howard Exhibition Announced By Newport Street Gallery For February 2018

The Newport Street Gallery, a private museum owned by Damien Hirst will present an exhibition of work by British artist Rachel Howard (b.1969), opening...

21 December 2017

Sean Scully Works To Be Displayed At Cuadra San Cristóbal Mexico

Works by one of the world's leading abstract artists, Sean Scully will go on show at Luis Barragán’s iconic modernist landmark, Cuadra San Cristóbal...

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...

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.

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,...

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

16 January 2018

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London Art Fair 2018 – Everything You Need To Know About It – Guide

Overview: The London Art Fair is the capitals longest running Contemporary and Modern art fair. Now in its 30th year, the event presents leading...

13 January 2018

Arabella Dorman Unveils New Installation At St James Church Piccadilly

St James Piccadilly is one of the best loved churches in London. It is the perfect pairing for a new installation by the artist...

6 January 2018

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Frank Gehry: Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris – An Architect’s Impression – Alex Murray

I had never experienced a Frank Gehry up-close. Never stood slack-jawed, gawping at the gymnastic splendours that the photographs in the glossies promise.

Sean Scully Indisputably The Most Universal Living Contemporary Artist- Edward Lucie-Smith

One name immediately sprang to mind - that of the born Irish, once British, now American painter Sean Scully.

3 January 2018

Last Chance London Art Exhibitions Closing January 2018

While the New Year has lots of great exhibitions to look forward to (see the Artlyst guide to exhibitions in 2018) there are also...

2 January 2018

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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.

29 December 2017

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Dearly Departed: Acknowledging Art Figures Who Died In 2017

Dearly Departed: 2017 has been a momentous year with a first-rate Documenta and Venice Biennale. The year introduced us to a number of new...

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...

22 December 2017

Ticket Winners Announced: London Art Fair 2018 Competition

Answer the three questions below correctly and we will enter you into our draw for a free ticket (Value £46) admitting two to the...

20 December 2017

Italian Artist Andrea Martinelli The Return Of Humanism In Portraiture

Over the next few months, we will be profiling a number of international artists of importance. The Italian artist, Andrea Martinelli, is highlighted here...

17 December 2017

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Paul Carey-Kent Chooses His Top London Exhibitions 2017 

Paul Carey-Kent chooses his top exhibitions for 2017

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...

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 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.

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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