25 April 2019

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019 Finalists Announced

The Art Fund has announced the five museums which have been selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, the world’s most prestigious museum prize.

20 April 2019

Spencer Tunick Nude Installations Take On Facebook and Instagram Censorship

The Body Installation artist Spencer Tunick has staged more than 75 large-scale installations using hundreds or thousands of nude participants in urban and natural settings around the world.

16 April 2019

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Sean Scully National Gallery – Rembrandt and Now Gagosian – Edward Lucie-Smith

At first glance, the Sean Scully show that just opened at the National Gallery in London couldn’t be more different from the exhibition not far away at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill. It features just one artist, rather than a series of well-known names.

16 April 2019

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Elton John and David Furnish Donate Photography Gallery To V&A

The V&A has announced a new, long-term collaboration with Elton John and David Furnish to improve public access to photography.

10 April 2019

Emil Nolde: Contradictions of A Degenerate Artist And Nazi Sympathiser

Emil Nolde (1867–1956) was arguably one of the best known “degenerate artists” working in Germany at the time of the Third Reich. No other artist had as many works confiscated, nor were their works as prominently displayed in the ‘Degenerate Art’ exhibition of 1937/38.

Hong Kong: Art Basel to Chungking Mansion – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

There is no doubt Hong Kong is becoming one of the leading destinations for art lovers, collectors, curators and art professionals in general.

Antony Gormley Celebrated With Royal Academy Solo Show

In September 2019, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of the internationally acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley (b. 1950), the most significant in the UK for over a decade.

8 April 2019

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Yinka Shonibare British Library Installation Acquired By Tate

Tate has announced that it has acquired the installation ‘The British Library’ by Yinka Shonibare CBE.

7 April 2019

Grayson Perry Brexit Vases Go On Display At V&A

Grayson Perry’s timely pair of vases depicting Brexit, one leave the other remain go on permanent display in the V&A’s Ceramics Galleries from today.

6 April 2019

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Manhattan’s Newest Arts Centre The Shed Opens

The Shed, Manhattan’s newest arts centre has opened to rave reviews. Despite local condemnation calling the rest of the development of glass and steel skyscrapers bland and dated.

Jimmie Durham Receives 58th Venice Biennale Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award

Jimmie Durham has been announced the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

Paint by Numbers Hobby kit Originator Dan Robbins Dies Age 93

The artist behind ‘Paint-by-Numbers’ hobby kits Dan Robbins has died at age 93. He passed away Sylvania, Ohio. Robbins worked for paint products firm the Palmer Paint Company of Detroit Michigan in the 1940s when he invented the kits. By the 1950s millions were being sold across the US, and it ignited a craze for […]

4 April 2019

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Christo Gets Green Light To Cover Arc de Triomphe Paris

The artist Christo has announced that he has received permission from the French government and the country’s Center for National Monuments to wrap the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most iconic landmarks in Paris.

3 April 2019

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Laure Prouvost To Produce New Art On The Underground Commission

The French/British artist Laure Prouvost has been commissioned by Art on the Underground to create a major new artwork. This ambitious city-wide series of posters will take-over advertising sites across all 270 London Underground stations will be her first UK public commission.

3 April 2019

Anish Kapoor Creates The Ultimate Brexit Artwork

Anish Kapoor has created a new work titled ‘A Brexit, A Broxit, We All Fall Down’. The work depicts an open wound representing the state of the political climate, in a divided country, which just a few years ago was a reasonably unified nation.

2 April 2019

Ralph Rugoff And Aaron Cezar Announce Performance Programme For 58TH Venice Biennale

A series of dynamic performances have been announced for the opening week and final weekend of the 58th Venice Biennale of Art.

1 April 2019

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Stolen £40m Picasso Will Saudi Billionaire or Insurers Get The Portrait

A Picasso painting valued at up to £40m has been recovered by the Dutch art sleuth Arthur Brand.

30 March 2019

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Agnès Varda Woman At The Heart Of French New Wave Film Dies

Agnès Varda, the woman at the heart of French New Wave, has died age 90. Varda had a sense of humour. In her old age, she introduced herself as a potato. ‘A heart-shaped potato – growing again’ she told those who gathered at the French Institute in New York to learn from her experience in […]

28 March 2019

Botticelli Masterpiece Discovered In English Heritage Collection

A new Botticelli painting has been discovered in an English Heritage property collection. For years it lay beneath yellowing varnish and it wasn’t until this was stripped away that the work was attributed to the Renaissance master’s studio.

27 March 2019

Tate Modern Tops Visitor Attraction List For First Time

The public has chosen Tate Modern over the British Museum for the first time since records began. The UK’s most popular visitor attractions’ list published yesterday has shown for the first time in a decade Tate Modern is the clear winner.

26 March 2019

Jerwood Gallery To Rebrand As Hastings Contemporary

The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings is to relaunch as Hastings Contemporary: Independent gallery for the South East on 6th July with a major presentation by international contemporary painter Tal R, alongside British artist, Roy Oxlade (the late husband of Rose Wiley)

21 March 2019

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Preservation Of A Much Loved Waterloo Public Art Poem – Sue Hubbard

In these grim times, we need all the art we can get. Public art feeds the soul as well as the mind. It provides spaces for contemplation in a gritty difficult world.

20 March 2019

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Art And Money Laundering Why The Global Art Market Needs Regulation

High-end art, antiquities, and antiques have become more and more attractive to money launders says, Peter D. Hardy a partner at Ballard Spahr, writing for The National Law Review, in an in-depth article published today.

20 March 2019

Unprecedented $1m Contemporary Art Prize Launched By Japan’s Nomura Holdings

Nomura Holdings, Inc. announced today that it is creating the largest cash award in contemporary visual arts to encourage and nurture creativity.

19 March 2019

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Foundling Museum: HRH Duchess of Cambridge Becomes Royal Patron

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has announced that she is to become a patron of London’s Foundling Museum.

19 March 2019

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National Portrait Gallery Turns Down £1m Sackler OxyContin Donation

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is the first high profile institution to turn down a £1m grant from the Sackler Trust, over the controversy connected to the growing global OxyContin, drug crisis.

18 March 2019

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Mike Nelson Unveils The Asset Strippers A Tate Britain Sculpture Commission

Tate Britain has unveiled a major new commissioned work by Mike Nelson. The Asset Strippers has been created for the annual Tate Britain Commission, supported by Sotheby’s, which invites artists to create a new artwork in response to the grand space of the Duveen Galleries. Mike Nelson has transformed the heart of Tate Britain into […]

17 March 2019

Gavin Turk Unveils The world’s Largest Giant Egg Collaboration

Just in time for Easter, the sensational/YBA artist Gavin Turk has unveiled an ambitious new project in collaboration with Photo London, Somerset House, and Ben Brown Fine Arts, featuring his giant bronze egg sculpture, ‘Oeuvre’, to be unveiled on the River Terrace at Somerset House on 14th April.

15 March 2019

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Okwui Enwezor African Born Curator, Critic And Poet Dies Age 55

Okwui Enwezor the Nigerian curator, art critic, writer, poet, and educator has died of cancer age 55. He lived in New York City and Munich. In 2016, he was ranked 28 in the Artlyst Power100 most influential people in the art world, just one year after he was appointed the director the Venice Biennale. “He […]

12 March 2019

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Duchess Of Cambridge Joins Jenny Saville And Grayson For NPG Gala

The Duchess of Cambridge National Portrait Gallery patron joined, Princess Beatrice of York, Miles Aldridge, Phyllida Barlow, David and Victoria Beckham, Ozwald Boateng, Alexa Chung, Michael Craig-Martin, Lawrence Dallaglio, Jourdan Dunn, Christina Estrada, Jess Gillam, Bianca Jagger, Sir Don McCullin, Kate Moss, Duro Olowu, Martin Parr, Grayson Perry, Elizabeth Peyton, Nicola Roberts, Jenny Saville, Mike Skinner and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye were among the guests at the 2019 Portrait Gala, a special event held at the NPGon Tuesday 12 March.

11 March 2019

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Kara Walker To Create Next Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

The African American Artist Kara Walker has been selected to create the next annual Hyundai Commission at Tate Modern.

9 March 2019

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58th Venice Biennale Announces Invited Artists & Collateral Events

The 58th International Art Exhibition held at the Giardini and Arsenale in Venice from Saturday 11 May until Sunday 24 November 2019 will be titled May You Live In Interesting Times. Curated by Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery in London since 2006