14 September 2017

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Tacita Dean Three Prong Exhibition To Spread Across Major London Galleries

The artist Tacita Dean will present three major London public gallery exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, and National Gallery, in May 2018. It will be an unprecedented collaboration between the galleries and this well-known artist.

11 September 2017

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Rachel Whiteread Talks To Sue Hubbard About Her New Exhibition At Tate Britain

Trying to get hold of Rachel Whiteread to talk about her new exhibition at Tate Britain, her largest to date is rather like attempting to gain an audience at the White House.

10 September 2017

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John Moores Painting Prize Jury Announced For 2018 Competition

The Walker Art Gallery has announced the names of the jury members who will judge the John Moores Art Prize competition in 2018, ahead of the prestigious Painting Prize’s call for entries opening on 14 September 2017.

8 September 2017

Vinyl Factory Pays Homage To Lisson Gallery’s 50th Anniversary

The Vinyl Factory who last year partnered with the Hayward Gallery to bring London ‘The Infinite Mix’, one the best shows of the year, is to stage ‘EVERYTHING AT ONCE’ a homage to 50 years of the Lisson Gallery. 

6 September 2017

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Francis Bacon Pope Portrait Resurfaces After 50 Years At Christie’s London

A portrait by the British artist Francis Bacon which has not been seen in public for over 55 years is to be sold at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

4 September 2017

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Chris Dercon Launches His First Volksbuhne Production During Berlin Art Week

Chris Dercon unveils his first production as the new artistic director of the Volksbühne, a theater in Berlin, on 5 September.

2 September 2017

EMPIRE II Launches First Event At Provincial Project Space Kendal Cumbria 

Artist curators Rebecca Scott and Mark Woods are launching a new project space in Kendal Cumbria. The ironically named ‘Provincial Project Space’ promises to offer up to four international quality shows each year.

30 August 2017

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Frieze London 2017 The Galleries Curators And Vibe Inside The Tent

Frieze London 2017 will present more than 160 leading galleries from across the world will showcase ambitious presentations by international emerging and established artists.

29 August 2017

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Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair Unveils Folkestone Triennial Edition This Saturday

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair are thrilled to be returning to the very same spot in Folkestone that they occupied three years ago on the same opening Saturday of the acclaimed Folkestone Triennial and Folkestone Fringe.

25 August 2017

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Fake Jackson Pollock Paintings – Oh No Here We Go Again

Fake Jackson Pollock paintings have again infiltrated the art food-chain. This time it’s not the upper-end of the market, as in the case of the very ‘blue-chip’ Knoedler Gallery in NY, but at the inexperienced collector level. The scam has ensnared at least three buyers according to an investigation by the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR). 

22 August 2017

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Bellotto Masterpiece Saved For The Nation Goes On Display At National Gallery

Bellotto masterpiece, ‘The Fortress of Königstein from the North’, which was due to be exported from Britain, has been saved for the nation and goes on display in Trafalgar Square today (Tuesday 22 August 2017).

19 August 2017

Collateral Drawing Announces Artists For Fifth Exhibition And Publication

What do Rose Wylie, Gary Hume, Tim Noble and Billy Childish have in common? Collateral Drawing, the latest in a series of exhibitions organised by BEASTON Projects.

15 August 2017

David Roberts To Close Camden Gallery And Open Somerset Sculpture Park

David Roberts the Scottish collector is to close his Camden Town project space in London. Opened in 2012 in a disused 19th-century furniture factory the gallery was a highly regarded independent art space.

14 August 2017

New Private Fotografiska Photography Museum To Open In London’s White Chapel District

A new Photography Museum is to open in London’s East End near the White Chapel Gallery. Swedish photography curator Fotografiska’s first gallery outside Stockholm has agreed on a deal to move into property developer Derwent’s new buildings in the area. The building was used as one of the venues for Art Night which took place in July.

12 August 2017

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Stolen Willem de Kooning Painting Returns To Museum After 32 Years

Stolen Willem de Kooning Painting Returns To Museum After 32 Years

11 August 2017

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Yayoi Kusama Museum To Open In Tokyo This October

Yayoi Kusama the creator of polka-dot “infinity” rooms and outsider paintings has announced she is to open her own dedicated museum in her hometown, Tokyo.

11 August 2017

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Matisse vs The Multi-Cultural Multi-Ethnic 21st Century Art World – Edward Lucie-Smith

I went to see the R.A.’s new Matisse show, but not at the press view, as I was abroad. I did go very shortly after it opened. Not unexpectedly, it was jammed with visitors, and I mean jammed. You had to dodge round backs to get a proper view of some of the smaller items, notably the drawings.

10 August 2017

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Lost Alberto Giacometti Drawings Auctioned To Benefit The Art Fund

Two original drawings by the artist, Alberto Giacometti have been discovered in the inventory of a deceased English antique dealer. They are to go under the hammer at Cheffins in Cambridge, UK, with proceeds from the sale given to The Art Fund. The drawings were discovered amongst the collection of the late London based dealer, Eila Grahame.

9 August 2017

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Roundhouse Summer Project: Wayne McGregor Curates Random International

The international choreographer and director Wayne McGregor is curating a major new series at the Roundhouse with Random International.

8 August 2017

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Collector Tim Sayer Curates 25 Works Selected For Hepworth Wakefield Exhibition

The Hepworth Wakefield is presenting an exhibition of 25 works personally selected by Tim Sayer MBE

8 August 2017

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Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina Detained In Siberia For Oleg Sentsov Protest

Members of the art-punk band Pussy Riot were detained by Police in Siberia on Monday after they staging a protest in support of the jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov,

8 August 2017

James And Tom Franco Collaborate On Mission Ceramic Project

Artist Tom Franco has been collaborating with his brother, actor James Franco, on a series of enormous ceramic sculptures at Mission Clay Products, a Phoenix-based factory that produces vitrified clay pipes used mainly for sewage.

6 August 2017

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Happy Birthday Andy Warhol 89 – Rest In Peace

Happy Birthday Andy Warhol. This is the artist that propelled contemporary art to the breaking-point that we know today.

5 August 2017

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Word On The Street – British Graffiti Art In Focus

Is an indigenous rock painting showing off the number of kills any different to a rebellious teenager taking his girl to their local make-out spot where he declares his love to her spray-painted in crude bright colours the night before?

4 August 2017

Mackintosh Restoration Project Boosted By Historic Massachusetts Cotton Mill Discovery

The Mackintosh Building project at The Glasgow School of Art has been given a boost due to the discovery of identical pine wood sourced as salvage from a Massachusetts cotton mill.

30 July 2017

Antony Gormley Announced As Koestler Art By Offenders Exhibition Curator

Sir Antony Gormley, the Turner Prize winning artist and creator of the Angel Of The North Sculpture in Gateshead is to curate the 2017 Koestler Awards exhibition of art by offenders, secure patients, and immigration removal centre detainees.

26 July 2017

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Banksy Balloon Girl Tops Poll of The Nation’s Favourite Artworks

Banksy’s Girl With A Balloon has been voted the nation’s favourite artwork. The populist poll sponsored by a new device which displays art as a TV screensaver when idling, spoke to over 2000 art enthusiasts to reach the verdict.

20 July 2017

Dia al-Azzawi Unveils Major Public Art Commission In Doha

The London based Iraqi artist Dia al-Azzawi’s has unveiled his latest sculpture at MIA Park, in Doha.

18 July 2017

Yorkshire Art Museum Triangle Launch International Sculpture Triennial

Four Yorkshire art galleries, including two Art Fund Museum of the Year winners, have secured funding of £750,000 in order to organise an international sculpture triennial, titled Yorkshire Sculpture International.

17 July 2017

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Hackney WickED Launches Full Fledged East End Arts Festival 28-30 July

London’s most exciting art’s festival celebrate a Summer of Love at Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios (28th – 30th July)

17 July 2017

Assemble Art Collective Open Major New Museum Survey In Vienna

The Turner Prize winning art collective Assemble: are offered a major new survey of their work at the Architekturzentrum Wien.

16 July 2017

Scottish Painter John Bellany Works To Be Exhibited At Fortnum & Mason

The British art collector Frank Cohen is to present an exhibition of work by the late Scottish artist John Bellany who died in 2013. The works are drawn from his extensive private collection.