At a time when London’s big art museums are going all out to be populist, they also seem to be witnessing a fairly general fall in attendances.
3 August 2018
Zombie Boy an iconic body artist and model tattooed as a living skeleton, has been found dead in Montreal.
The Holburne Museum in Bath have asked collectors to lend early ceramic works by the Turner Prize winning, transvestite artist Grayson Perry. In an open call the gallery is searching for works created between 1983 and 1994.
31 July 2018
The disputed Lucas Cranach the Elder’s paintings of Adam and Eve, a highlight of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California
25 July 2018
The Flemish tourist board has created a video protesting Facebooks continued censorship of old master paintings on their social media site. The government sponsored agency uses humor to send-up Facebook in a short video which has gone viral.
23 July 2018
A Chelsea (New York), art/antiques dealer, claims to have found six late paintings by the Abstract Expressionist Willem De Kooning in a New Jersey lock-up storage unit. “What are the odds of finding a De Kooning in a storage unit?” – David Killen David Killen purchased the contents of the locker for $15,000 in Ho-Ho-Kus, […]
18 July 2018
For the first time, a new project merges contemporary artworks installed among the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii, creating two art venues in stunning, historically resonant settings.
15 July 2018
New Contemporaries has opened in Liverpool to coincide with the 20th birthday of the Liverpool Biennial. The exhibition selected from recent graduates of UK art schools, it is a good insight into practices, showcasing some of the most dynamic work being made by emerging artists.
Liverpool Biennial, the UK biennial of contemporary art, launches its 20th anniversary this week. Taking place over 15 weeks across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, Liverpool Biennial commissions artists from around the world to make and present work in the context of Liverpool.
10 July 2018
When I went to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition this year I noticed that Dame Elisabeth Frink’s iconic Horse and Rider located in front of Cafe Nero at Picadilly and Dover Street had gone missing. This grade two listed sculpture has stood at the foot of Dover Street since 1975.
8 July 2018
Research and scientific analysis have created compelling evidence that a small watercolour painting, currently on view at Abbotsford, near Melrose, the former home of Sir Walter Scott is an actual work by J.M.W. Turner.
4 July 2018
The Frieze open-air sculpture park opened in the English Garden at Regent’s Park on July 4th, overlapping by a day with the Masterpiece art fair.
4 July 2018
The Kunstmuseum Bern and the Cezanne Estate have reached an agreement over an important work by the Post Impressionist painter,
18 June 2018
To coincide with a new exhibition of Christo and Jeanne Claude, at the Serpentine Gallery, the 83 year old artist has launched his amazing London Mastaba, a temporary sculpture in Hyde Park
12 June 2018
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 far. By Richard Polsky
9 June 2018
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 the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
A major commission by British artist Heather Phillipson for the disused platform at Gloucester Road Underground station has been unveiled by Art on the Underground.
A small jewel of a city that dates back to the Middle Ages, Antwerp is Belgium’s only port.
St John’s Waterloo is an Anglican church with a big heart and an open door. This year, The London Group will mount three new group exhibition.
30 May 2018
Two celebrated series of Pre-Raphaelite paintings will be brought together in their entirety for Tate Britain’s Burne-Jones retrospective this autumn.
Interview magazine has ceased publishing with immediate effect and closed their New York office. The 50-year old stalwart of NY chic was founded by Andy Warhol has suffered months of turmoil, with lawsuits filed by former employees of the magazine.
The Koestler Trust, the UK’s best-known prison arts charity, has curated an exhibition which has been touring central London churches.
The Griffin Gallery in West London which has been a stalwart of inspiring exhibitions and programmes is to close its doors on 24 May.
Stik, is an instantly recognisable and much loved London based Street Artist. His style is known for depicting brightly coloured figures which appear on murals from London to New York to Japan.
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 arts club.
On the fiftieth anniversary of the student protests that kicked off the Mai 68 Paris riots, London gallery Lazinc will present over fifty posters created and employed during the protests.
The French Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen inaugurated a temporary exhibition launching the Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Brussels’ museum of contemporary art.
The iconic actor Dame Joan Collins will be sculpted live by royal sculptor Frances Segelman (Lady Petchey) at the London Film Museum, in support of Penny Brohn UK.
As a graduate from The Slade School of Art in 1983, My first Dialogue with the art world came out of my graduate show. It was ‘An appropriation of and graffiti on the art historical timeline’.
3 May 2018
The V&A has announced a major gift of 63 photographs by Linda McCartney, generously gifted by Paul McCartney and his family.
New Contemporaries has announced this year’s selected artists with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies.