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20 June 2018

Anish Kapoor Sues NRA Over Video Infringement

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the US.

18 June 2018

Christo Launches Mastaba His First UK Public Artwork

To coincide with a new exhibition of Christo and Jeanne Claude, at the Serpentine Gallery, the 83 year old artist has launched his amazing...

18 June 2018

Art Basel 2018 Round-Up Reports Buoyant Sales At Core Event

Art Basel Switzerland which is always an important barometer in the art market has reported that some of the world’s premier galleries experienced remarkable...

17 June 2018

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Glasgow School Of Art Destroyed In Second Devastating Blaze

Fire crews have spent a third day at the scene of the latest fire to hit the historic Glasgow School of Art.

12 June 2018

Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné An Update By Richard Polsky

With another ten years (1976-1986) of Warhol’s paintings to document before it’s completed, here are the positives, the negatives, and the controversies — so...

11 June 2018

Christian Marclay: Legendary Video Installation The Clock Screened At Tate

Christian Marclay is one of the most important artists of his generation. The internationally celebrated 24-hour video installation The Clock will go on display...

11 June 2018

Serpentine Pavilion By Frida Escobedo Unveiled In London Sunshine

This year’s Serpentine Pavilion, designed by emerging Mexican star Frida Escobedo has been unveiled to the press. The 38-year-old architect is the youngest ever...

9 June 2018

Frieze Sculpture Announces 2018 Artists For London’s Regent’s Park

Frieze has announced the artists participating in this year's Sculpture Park. The event which opens in July is again curated by Clare Lilley Director of...

9 June 2018

Rose Wylie and Lubaina Himid Honoured In 2018 Queen’s Birthday List

The Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid and The octogenarian artist Rose Wylie have been given OBEs in the Queens Birthday List.

5 June 2018

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Malcolm Morley Pioneering Photorealist Painter Dies Age 86

The first Turner Prize winner, the painter Malcolm Morley, has died at age 86.

30 May 2018

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London Open Triennial 2018 Announces Exhibiting Artists At Whitechapel

The London Open 2018 is again upon us bringing critical work by some of the most dynamic contemporary artists in the capital today. The...

22 May 2018

Robert Indiana First Generation American Pop Artist Dies Age 89

The American Pop Artist Robert Indiana has died at his home in Vinalhaven, Maine he was 89. His iconic depiction of the word “love”...

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...

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...

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.

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

19 June 2018

Brian Clarke: Sculpting With Photons At The Sainsbury Centre – Paul Black

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, and celebrated stained glass artist Brian Clarke can remember when the centre was merely a sketch on the...

18 June 2018

Frida Kahlo Artist or Cult Figure? Making Her Self Up at V&A

Frida Kahlo's life is so interwoven with her art that there is little separation. Her biography is well-known, and so is her image. The...

13 June 2018

Three Women Painting Big – Painting Loud – Newport Street Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery has a new show entitled True Colours.

11 June 2018

RA’s 250th Anniversary A Triumph Of The Wall? – Edward Lucie-Smith

The R.A.’s celebration of its 250th-anniversary show has met with hosannas in the press, with maybe the loudest of all coming from those who...

10 June 2018

Marc Chagall: Reassessing The Breakthrough Years – Guggenheim Bilbao – Paul Carter Robinson

Marc Chagall is an enigma. On one hand he is one of the most successful 20th-century artists, in the major auction rooms, with paintings...

7 June 2018

Aftermath – Emerging from the Catastrophe of WWI – Tate Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

Aftermath is at last a good solid show at Tate Britain, rather than something anxiously politically correct, and equally anxious to demonstrate just how...

4 June 2018

Howard Hodgkin’s Last Stand? Late Paintings Gagosian – Edward Lucie-Smith

The current show of late paintings by Howard Hodgkin at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill is, for me, a melancholy occasion.

26 May 2018

Schiele / Woodman A Keen Sense Of Grotesque And Distortion – Alice Lenkiewicz

There is a sense of the grotesque to the work of Egon Schiele. His gnarled and crooked drawings of nudes are strong but isolated...

22 May 2018

Julian Schnabel: A Light That Failed – Edward Lucie-Smith

Julian Schnabel currently occupies an ambiguous position in the art world, which his new solo exhibition at Pace is likely to do little to...

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.

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.

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...

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

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....

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.

Previews

16 June 2018

Morley Gallery Presents New Work By Turner Prize Winning Artist Elizabeth Price

txtʃərz is a two-channel projection work of high-definition video, approximately 10 minutes long.

14 June 2018

Patrick Heron Retrospective Moves To Turner Contemporary

The British artist Patrick Heron (1920-99) will be celebrated in this retrospective exhibition, the first major show of his work for twenty years

12 June 2018

Migration Matters: Avner Sher Bridge Palermo – Jerusalem Opens At Manifesta

Coinciding with the opening of pan-European art biennale Manifesta12 in Palermo, internationally acclaimed artist Avner Sher takes over the central historical location at the...

12 June 2018

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200 Women Known And Unknown Figures – Pen And Brush NY

200 WOMEN who will change the way you see the world is fittingly showcased at Pen and Brush, New York

1 June 2018

David Bomberg Career Survey Announced By Ben Uri Gallery

A major new exhibition reassessing the career of the 20th century British Modern master David Bomberg has been announced by the Ben Uri Gallery.

29 May 2018

James Ostrer: Explores Race, Greed And The Tribal Elite At Gazelli Art House

In 2016 world-renowned curator Azu Nwagbogu invited James Ostrer to show his 2014 Wotsit All About series in Lagos, Nigeria. Naturally, Nwagbogu expected Ostrer to...

29 May 2018

Lee Bul Explores Questions Of Intimacy, Gender, And Technology – Hayward Gallery

Lee Bul (b. 1964, Seoul, South Korea) explores questions of intimacy, gender, technology and class

25 May 2018

Paul Renner and Paul Sakoilsky Transformation Corruption and Conservation – Gallery 46

Gallery 46 is presenting the first joint exhibition in London and first full collaboration by Paul Renner and Paul Sakoilsky.

23 May 2018

Paula Rego And Rebecca Scott Exhibition Launches New Kendal Gallery

A new art space in Kendal Cumbria kicks off with the dynamic pairing of Paula Rego and Rebecca Scott. The vibrant Kendal art scene...

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.

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

18 June 2018

Body Politics: James Ostrer Meets Paul Carter Robinson At Gazelli Art House

James Ostrer’s work often tests the limits of the body politics in the ever evolving analysis of the western body, sexuality, and society.

17 June 2018

Manifesta 12 Things To See At Europe’s Nomadic Biennial – Paul Carter Robinson

Within a rough and ready Manifesta 12, there are few things that stand out head and shoulders above the rest.

11 June 2018

Art Basel 2018 Everything Guide – All you need To Know

Art Basel 2018 which launches 14-17 June offers a Premier line-up of galleries at Art Basel's 2018 edition in Basel Switzerland.

10 June 2018

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Manifesta 12 The Nomadic Biennial What You Need To Know

Manifesta 12, now in its twelfth edition is Europe's nomadic biennial, taking place in Palermo from 16 June until 4 November 2018.

6 June 2018

Ten Things I Loved About The RA’s 250 Anniversary Summer Exhibition

Love it or loathe it the RA's Summer Exhibition is here to stay as a permanent fixture of the London art calendar. This year...

5 June 2018

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Antwerp Baroque 2018: Rubens Inspires – Sue Hubbard

A small jewel of a city that dates back to the Middle Ages, Antwerp is Belgium’s only port.

4 June 2018

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London Art Exhibition Round-Up June 2018 – Paul Carey-Kent

The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows in London now.

27 May 2018

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Central Saint Martins Kicks Off London Degree Show Season 2018

Every spring I look forward to the buzz of the London art school degree show season.

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...

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)...

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...

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.

 

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