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19 May 2018

Christie’s Record $1.79 Billion Spring Auction Season

Christie’s Spring auction series in New York achieved a grand total of $1.79 billion across two weeks of sales, marking another crowning achievement in the company’s...

18 May 2018

Cruising Pavilion Breaks With Heteronormative Venice Architecture Biennale

The Cruising Pavilion is set to go outside the tick box of hetero-normativeity when explores the contemporary architectural narratives related to LGBTQI cruising practices.

17 May 2018

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Royal Academy Renewed: Integrating Culture With Daily Life – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Royal Academy’s radical extension of its premises including some splendid new exhibition spaces and an imposing new lecture-theatre excites me, but also generates...

16 May 2018

Dali Mae West Lips Sofa Saved For Nation By V&A

Back in 2017, we wrote that John Glen the UK’s Arts Minister had placed a temporary export bar on an iconic Salvador Dalí and...

15 May 2018

Picasso Self Portrait Belonging To Casino-Boss Steve Wynn Damaged by Christie’s

A Picasso self-portrait belonging to the Las Vegas casino-boss Steve Wynn has been seriously damaged ahead of a Christie's sale.

15 May 2018

Modigliani Nu Couché Tops Sotheby’s Highest Ever Record Price At $157m

Amedeo Modigliani Nu Couché has become the most valuable work ever sold at Sotheby's—selling for $157 million in the 14 May Impressionist & Modern...

15 May 2018

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Griffin Gallery To Close As Elephant Magazine Expands Media Empire

The Griffin Gallery in West London which has been a stalwart of inspiring exhibitions and programmes is to close its doors on 24 May.

11 May 2018

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Stik To Erect Gender Neutral Sculpture In Hoxton Square

Stik, is an instantly recognisable and much loved London based Street Artist. His style is known for depicting brightly coloured figures which appear on...

9 May 2018

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Drink-Up Pay-Up F-Off: Tales from the Colony – London’s Lost Bohemia

Darren Coffield’s new book “Tales from the Colony: the Lost Bohemia of Bacon, Belcher and Board” is an authorised history of London’s most notorious...

8 May 2018

Britain’s Leading Artists Protest Against The Decline Of Art In Schools

Over 100 artists, including Tracey Emin, Jeremy Deller, Antony Gormley, Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor, Grayson Perry, Sam Taylor Johnson, Mark Wallinger and Rachel Whiteread,...

7 May 2018

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Kanal Centre Pompidou Brussels Launches In Former Art Deco Citroën Garage

The French Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen inaugurated a temporary exhibition launching the Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Brussels' museum of contemporary art.

3 May 2018

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 Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 Artists Announced

New Contemporaries has announced this year's selected artists with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

30 April 2018

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The Art Of Smug Turner Prize 2018 – Edward Lucie-Smith

This year’s list of finalists for the Turner Prize has just been announced. While the names on the shortlist are virtuously unfamiliar, the general...

25 April 2018

Liliane Tomasko Interviewed Ahead Of Her First Berlin Solo Show At Blain|Southern

Ahead of her first solo show at Blain|Southern, Berlin, a key must-see during Berlin Gallery Weekend, Paul Carter Robinson chats to Liliane Tomasko about...

25 April 2018

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Long-list Announced: John Moores 60th Anniversary Painting Prize 2018

The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool has announced the 60 artists whose paintings will feature in the John Moores Painting Prize 2018 exhibition, marking...

24 April 2018

Gillian Wearing Unveils Statue Of Suffragist Millicent Fawcett In Parliament Square

The Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing has unveiled her depiction of suffragist, Millicent Fawcett to a crowd which included Prime Minister Theresa May and...

10 April 2018

Northern Irish Artist Cathy Wilkes To Represent GB At 58th Venice Biennale

Cathy Wilkes has been selected to represent Great Britain at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

27 March 2018

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Jenny Saville A Passion For Flesh And Paint – GMA – Clare Henry

JENNY SAVILLE'S show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh is long, LONG overdue.

15 March 2018

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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?

 

Reviews

20 May 2018

Tacita Dean Landscapes Royal Academy – Sue Hubbard

I have admired much of Tacita Dean’s earlier work. Her blackboard drawings, including her piece on the deluded round-the-world-yachtsman, Donald Crowhurst.

18 May 2018

Katharina Grosse: Kaleidoscopic Matter And Energy – Zoltan Alexander

Monumental and breathtaking are the words that first come to my mind when I think of Katharina Grosse's site-specific installations.

16 May 2018

Out Of The Frame – Photo London 2018 – Edward Lucie-Smith

Photo London 2018 is, as usual, an overwhelmingly large event.

10 May 2018

Shape Of Things To Come: Abstract Photography Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tate Modern’s new show, Shape of Light, has already received negative reviews from The Independent, The Times, and The Sunday Times.

8 May 2018

Joseph Beuys: Thaddaeus Ropac London – Dear Dead Days! – Edward Lucie-Smith

I was from quite early on a convert to the cult of Joseph Beuys.

1 May 2018

Beyond Counter-Culture: Life On The Margins Explored Through Photography – Edward Lucie-Smith

In the society we now have, photography has become the dominant medium for conveying news, opinion, social criticisms of all kinds.

29 April 2018

Joan Jonas: Portrayals Of Female Identity – Tate Modern  – Zoltan Alexander

One of the most important American video and performance artists Joan Jonas emerged in the late 1960s.

26 April 2018

Rodin – Ancient Greece And A Third Uninvited Presence – Edward Lucie-Smith

The longer I spent in the British Museum’s admirable new blockbuster show, Rodin and the art of ancient Greece, the more keenly I seemed...

17 April 2018

David Mach Is Back With New Glasgow Installation/Exhibition – Clare Henry

In 1983 David Mach burst upon the media stage with his London Southbank giant Polaris car tyre submarine installation.

16 April 2018

Rene Magritte As Conceptual Artist – Edward Lucie-Smith

Art lovers have Magritte safely classified as a leading Surrealist.

10 April 2018

Richard Serra vs Hope To Nope – Edward Lucie-Smith

Sometimes two shows come along that seem perfectly timed to contradict one another.

5 April 2018

Claude Monet & Architecture Strictly A Revolution In Seeing – Edward Lucie-Smith

The National Gallery’s splendid new show, Monet & Architecture, caps a very rich Spring 2018 season of exhibitions in London

29 March 2018

Cool Modern America: A Dehumanised Modernist Dream – Paul Black

As Duchamp stated in 1915; “America is the country of the art of the future. Look at the skyscrapers!

25 March 2018

Cinthia Marcelle: Dark Matter Of Social Inequality – Modern Art Oxford

The Family in Disorder: Truth or Dare, sees Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle transform the architectural properties of Modern Art Oxford

22 March 2018

Known Unknowns Mark Another Forward Step In Saatchi’s Recovery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Saatchi Gallery’s new anthology show Known Unknowns marks another forward step in its recovery.

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.

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.

Previews

20 May 2018

Colin Smith: Imagery Rooted In The Everyday World

It’s been several decades since the British Artist Colin Smith exhibited in the UK. He has worked almost exclusively overseas during this time, in...

10 May 2018

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Photo London 2018: The Capital’s Most Visited Photography Event – Preview

More than 100 of the world's leading galleries will descend on the capital for London's most popular photography fair.

8 May 2018

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Mai 68: Posters from the Revolution Marking 50 Years – Lazinc

On the fiftieth anniversary of the student protests that kicked off the Mai 68 Paris riots, London gallery Lazinc will present over fifty posters...

8 May 2018

Andrew Salgado To Unveil New Work At Three-Day London Exhibition

A new three-day exhibition of work by the Canadian/British artist Andrew Salgado will unveil his latest body of work, 'Nature Boy'

8 May 2018

1968 Political Protest Posters To Be Displayed At Tate Britain

1968 was a turning point for protest history and a flashpoint in modern society.

7 May 2018

The ground-breaking work of Sister Corita Kent – Ditchling Museum

In the sometimes fraught and fractious relationship between the Church and visual art, the story of Sister Corita Kent is one of the most...

3 May 2018

RCR Arquitectes Take Catalonia To Venice With Vision Of Dream and Nature

Award-winning trio RCR are set to summoning their vision through 6000 fresnel lenses at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale

26 April 2018

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Yves Klein 90th Birthday Exhibition Announced for Blenheim Palace

The largest exhibition ever mounted of the French artist Yves Klein has been announced for Blenheim Palace. It will coincide with what would have...

14 April 2018

Sean Scully: First UK Sculpture And Painting Exhibition Announced For YSP

Sean Scully is to create an ambitious new exhibition of both his paintings and his less known three-dimensional works, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park...

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...

 

Features

15 May 2018

London Degree Shows 2018 Guide

Like Spring inevitably turns into Summer, once again the art school degree show season is upon us.  The exhibitions are usually the entry-level stage...

9 May 2018

Sydney Biennale 10 Of The Best – Martin Brown

On a recent trip back to visit my home country Australia, I had the opportunity to visit the recently opened 21st edition of The...

6 May 2018

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Katrina Moss Chaiya Art Awards Interview: Where is God in our 21st century world?

A recent exhibition in London explored the question ‘Where is God in our 21st century world?’

4 May 2018

Art Consultant Lizanne Merrill Chooses Ten Works At Frieze NY 2018

Frieze New York is always one of the highlights of the international art calendar.

2 May 2018

Gallery Weekend Berlin 2018 Round-Up – Paul Carter Robinson

Gallery Weekend Berlin has been rapidly evolving, over the past fourteen years, morphing into a leading international event, to be reckoned with.

25 April 2018

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Ai Weiwei Showstopper Shines At Sydney Biennale 2018

Ai Weiwei’s Law of the Journey 2017 is the “big art star” showstopper for the 2018 Sydney Biennale. Ai Weiwei (b 1957 Beijing, China)...

23 April 2018

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Art Brussels Ten Of The Best From The 50th Anniversary Edition – Paul Carter Robinson

Art Brussels is one of the oldest established Contemporary art fairs in Europe. In fact, after Art Cologne, it is the second elder statesman.

22 April 2018

Asian Chronicles: Hong Kong To Vibrant Indonesia – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

When I landed in Hong Kong a few days before the VIP opening of Art Basel HK, I could feel this year will be...

12 April 2018

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Anne Vierstraete Art Brussels Director In Conversation With Paul Carter Robinson

Anne Vierstraete, the Managing Director of Art Brussels in conversation with Paul Carter Robinson ahead of the opening of the fair next week. 

10 April 2018

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Suzanne Pagé Artistic Director Fondation Louis Vuitton Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Ahead of the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton's latest exhibition titled 'In Tune With The World' I had the privilege to talk to...

8 April 2018

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Female Midas Depicts Alternative Golden Perspective Through Visual Art

“I feel privileged to be identified as the female Midas, but my purpose is to be influential to create change; to instil an alternative...

29 March 2018

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Damien Hirst Falling Off The Grid – Houghton Hall – Paul Carter Robinson

Last week I was a guest at the magnificent Houghton Hall, one of the most impressive Palladian houses in Britain.

Why Visual Artists Make The Best Musicians – Glasgow Report – Clare Henry

On one of the coldest days this year I climbed down many steps into the deep railway cut that is Glasgow's Queens Park Station....

5 March 2018

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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...

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

 

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