22 April 2018

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Nahmad Family Setback Over £25m Modigliani Painting In Nazi Restitution Case

David Nahmad has incurred another setback in his legal battle to keep a disputed Amedeo Modigliani painting titled ‘Seated Man with a Cane’ (1918).

16 April 2018

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Helen Cammock Wins Whitechapel’s Max Mara Art Prize for Women

Helen Cammock has won the 2018 Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery. 

10 April 2018

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Tracey Emin Unveils Pro-Europe Neon Art At St Pancras International

Royal Academician Tracey Emin unveiled a monumental pro-Europe neon work this morning, attended by RA Director Tim Marlow and many other art officials. The installation titled,

8 April 2018

Peter Paul Rubens African Portrait At Risk Of Leaving UK

Peter Paul Rubens, (Flemish, 1577–1640), Head of an African Man Wearing a Turban, painted in 1609 is in danger of leaving the UK forever.

5 April 2018

Simon Birch Recreates Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey Neo-Classic Bedroom

An immersive art installation, “The Barmecide Feast,” is a fully realised, full-scale reproduction of the iconic, neo-classical hotel room from the penultimate scene of Stanley Kubrick’s and Arthur C. Clarke’s landmark film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

4 April 2018

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Arts Council Collection Acquire More Women Artists In 2017-18

The UK’s largest national loan collection of modern and contemporary art, the Arts Council Collection, has unveiled the full list of 47 works by 25 artists that it has acquired for the nation in 2017-18.

1 April 2018

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh 150th Birthday Marked By Glasgow Exhibition – Clare Henry

CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH: genius, idol, Glasgow’s golden boy. Celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth began this weekend at Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

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.

28 March 2018

Michael Rakowitz Unveils His Fourth Plinth Commission In London’s Trafalgar Square

The latest artist to exhibit a work for the “Fourth Plinth’ commission is the US artist Michael Rakowitz’.

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.

26 March 2018

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David Bowie Statue Not Fitting A Man Who Loved Fine Art

The latest in a long line of examples is a new statue honouring the late artist David Bowie, unveiled over the weekend in Aylesbury.

22 March 2018

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Trump Street Art Mural By Cashy-D Censored By New Orleans Council

The Louisiana branch of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the city of New Orleans after a mural was censored.

21 March 2018

No Bums Here: Anthea Hamilton Unveils Tate Britain Commission

Tate Britain has unveiled their latest sculpture commission by 2016 Turner Prize nominee Anthea Hamilton. The Squash is an immersive installation combining performance and sculpture.

20 March 2018

Banksy Super-Active In New York City Again – First Photos

It started with his rat clock piece (Top Photo) at 101 West 14th Street, moving on to his protest mural for Zehra Doğanon

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?

15 March 2018

Crossrail Launches Public Art Programme To Include Kusama And Shawcross 

Crossrail has launched an ambitious new art programme.

14 March 2018

Controversial Stations Of The Cross Exhibition Set To Open Without Censorship

A  sculpture by the ‘Street” artist Ryan Callanan, who goes under the pseudonym of RYCA has been moved by St Stephens Walbrook

12 March 2018

Yinka Shonibare MBE Unveils NY Central Park Commission

New York’s Public Art Fund has unveiled ‘Wind Sculpture (SG)’, a new work by the Turner Prize-winning British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.

9 March 2018

Frida Kahlo Estate Raises A Monobrow To Artist Barbie Doll

Relatives of the estate of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are considering suing the Frida Kahlo Corporation over claims it holds the rights to her image.

6 March 2018

Rose Wylie Depicts The Mayflower Voyage In Plymouth History Paintings

The John Moores award-winning British painter Rose Wylie will be the subject of ‘History Painting’, a new multi-site exhibition at Plymouth Arts Centre and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art

6 March 2018

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Pablo Picasso: Genius Or Just Another Misogynistic Pig – Edward Lucie-Smith

With Pablo Picasso 1932 – Tate Modern’s major exhibition for the first half of this year – ready to open (March 8th), the drumbeats are already beginning.

4 March 2018

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Annie Swynnerton: Passionate Supporter Of Women’s Rights Exhibited

The first retrospective for nearly a century of the Manchester-born painter Annie Swynnerton (1844–1933) has opened at the Manchester Art Gallery 23 February 2018– 6 January 2019.

28 February 2018

Masturbation Explored By Visual Artists At The Freud Museum

The Freud Museum in North London is presenting an exhibition exploring the topic of Masturbation.

26 February 2018

Banksy’s Earliest Bristol Mural ‘Well Hung Lover’ Vandalised

Banksy’s earliest mural in Bristol ‘Well Hung Lover’ has been vandalised by a rival graffiti artist.

26 February 2018

Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Omai To Star In Rijksmuseum High Society Exhibition

The DCMS has granted a temporary UK export licence for Sir Joshua Reynolds’ painting of Omai to travel to Amsterdam to be exhibited in the highly anticipated ‘High Society’ exhibition at the Rijksmuseum.

21 February 2018

Tania Bruguera Invited To Create Next Tate Turbine Hall Commission

Tate has announced that Tania Bruguera will create the next annual Turbine Hall, Hyundai Commission (formally the Unilever Commission). Tania is best-known for her politically-engaged projects and activism, Bruguera makes work that addresses institutional power, borders and migration.

16 February 2018

Duchess Of Cambridge Curates Victorian Photos At NPG

The Duchess Of Cambridge has agreed to select Victorian photographs from an upcoming exhibition at the NPG, as part of a Patron’s trail.

11 February 2018

Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North Sculpture Turns Twenty

Since spreading its wings in February 1998, Antony Gormley’s The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about and recognisable pieces of public art in the UK.

10 February 2018

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Leonardo da Vinci Drawings From Queen’s Collection Set To Tour Britain

Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci are set to tour Britain as part of celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. One hundred and forty four drawings many considered the rarest examples of his work are going on display in 12 cities. 

8 February 2018

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Gluck: Trailblazer Of Gender Fluidity Presented In New Exhibition And Symposium

A major new exhibition exploring the life and work of the artist Gluck (1895-1978), is now in full swing at the Brighton Museum. Gluck is widely recognised as a trailblazer of gender fluidity. The exhibition was created by Martin Pel, Dr Jeffrey Horsley and Prof Amy de la Haye.

5 February 2018

Diaspora Pavilion Venice Moves To Wolverhampton For Restaging

Wolverhampton Art Gallery’s first contemporary art exhibition of 2018 is a reconfiguration of the Diaspora Pavilion, which took place in Venice during the 57th Venice Biennale

31 January 2018

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Mona Hatoum Presented With Prestigious Annual Art Icon Award 2018

Mona Hatoum (b. 1952) was presented with the prestigious annual Art Icon award at the Whitechapel Gallery on Monday 29 January.