1 October 2009

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Police Censor Richard Prince Photograph At Tate Modern

Tate  vs  Nanny State You really have to ask yourself, is this 1960? Just how far have we come as a nation when an internationally recognized artist such as Richard Prince is ‘voluntarily’ banned from one of our most revered institution’s walls. As for the Met, I put it down to a misguided agenda without […]

6 September 2009

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Abu Dhabi Overtakes Dubai

New Culture Capital Emerges Paul Carter Robinson explores Abu Dhabi is rapidly moving ahead of rival Dubai by initiating a far more interesting cultural development agenda. The program is intelligent, green and more importantly, in tune with metro-life circa 2010 and beyond. If you are trying to attract tourists with a certain level of sophistication […]

25 August 2009

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Daily Telegraph ‘Outraged’ By Government Spending On Art

Details obtained through the freedom of information act has revealed that the government has spent £556,911 in the past 12 months on a selection of artworks for the Government Art Collection (GAC). These items are distributed to decorate various drab embassies and government offices dotted around the world .In a recent article titled “Government Art […]

23 August 2009

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Banksy Superstar Kate Moss

If Warhol were alive today he would have splashed Kate Moss all over the cover of Interview Magazine not to mention immortalize her in a series of paintings and limited edition prints. In terms of pop icons, Kate Moss is definitely the two dimensional successor to Marilyn Monroe. She clearly holds the title of, ‘most […]

7 August 2009

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Edinburgh Festival 2009: Exhibitions

Here are ArtLyst’s Edinburgh Festival visual arts highlights 2009   Nashashibi / Skaer Turner Prize Nominees 2009 (A must see) doggerfisher Open 6-9pm Festival Exhibition: Art Festival venue number 811 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh0131 558 7110www.doggerfisher.com   New Media Scotland – Open 6-8pm Festival Exhibition: Reveal/ResetArt Festival Venue number: 23Alex Hetherington This work, a multi-channel video […]

4 August 2009

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176 The Zabludowicz Collection: Best Kept Secret in Camden:

Carved out of yellow Oxford stone just north of the Stables market in Camden Lock or actually to be exact Chalk Farm is a neo classical former 19th century Methodist church now home to the fabulous 176 Gallery / The  Zabludowicz Collection. The collection was started over 15 years ago by Anita and Poju Zabludowicz. […]

24 July 2009

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Absurdity of Brian Sewell : Beyond Bloomsbury Designs For The Omega Workshop Courtauld Gallery W2

Brian Sewell is a silly ass!  The lame pomposity of his irrelevancy is exemplified in a recent article for the nearly extinct Evening Standard news paper titled, “Not So Grand Designs” In this rambling, subjective assassination Mr Sewell attempts to justify his hatred for all that is modern by nit picking at the craftsmanship and […]

24 July 2009

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Partridge Fine Art Goes Into Administration

Update: 10/09/09  Partridge Fine Art has been reported as going into administration. Moving vans have been busy clearing all stock from the Bond Street gallery. The likelihood of finding a buyer for Partridge, at this stage seems unrealistic, although the official word from the receivers is, that they are still actively seeking a buyer for […]

19 July 2009

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Banksy Video Banksy VS Bristol Museum

Here is your chance to see the preview trailer for               Banksy vs Bristol Museum   Graffiti artist Banksy has pulled off an audacious stunt amid tight secrecy to stage his biggest ever exhibition. A burned-out ice-cream van is among 100 works Banksy has installed at Bristol’s museum, replacing many of the museum’s regular artefacts. The […]

19 July 2009

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Venice Biennale 2009 Review

Venice Biennale 2009 – selected highlights Giardini and Arsenale, Venice , Venice7 June – 22 November 2009 Reviewed by: Rachel Howfield (Massey)   On setting off for a three day art frenzy at The Venice Biennale 2009 I never considered the possibility of writing a review. I do not consider myself qualified to comment on […]

18 July 2009

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Michael Jackson and Bubbles by Jeff, Koons Will This Now Quadruple In Price?

It’s a scary prospect but will the death of Michael Jackson drive this kitsch trinket to become one the worlds most valuable works of contemporary art by a living artist? It is quite possible that the new phenomenon of ‘fan art’ will kick start a new season of auction records for Jeff Koons, the artist […]

11 July 2009

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GROSVENOR HOUSE ART & ANTIQUES FAIR COMES TO AN END AFTER 75 GLORIOUS YEARS

THE GROSVENOR HOUSE ART & ANTIQUES FAIR COMES TO AN END AFTER 75 GLORIOUS YEARS It is with great regret that The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair and Grosvenor House announce that The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair will no longer be continued. For 75 years the hotel and the art and antiques […]

17 March 2009

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Test Case Challenge Over Fake Jean-Michel Basquiat To limit Auction Houses Liability

New Ruling may challenge limits of auction houses’ liability Background: Tony Shafrazi, who was Basquiat’s primary dealer, says he bought the 1982 untitled piece from Christie’s in 1990 for $242,000, and resold it a year later to collector Guido Orsi. In his suit filed this month in Manhattan Supreme Court, the Iranian-born dealer, who has […]

15 March 2009

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How To Enter the Summer Exhibition At The Royal Academy 2010

Deadlines Please be advised that the deadline for artists resident in the United Kingdom to buy Entry Forms online has been extended to Wednesday 10 March 2010; the final day for artists in the rest of Europe is Friday 5 March but the RA are no longer sending forms to artists in the rest of […]

15 March 2009

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NOT THE ROYAL ACADEMY Summer Exhibition

“NOT THE ROYAL ACADEMY” is an established part of the Summer Season and is featured by the National Press, Radio and TV. The Exhibition will show over 800 of the best paintings by artists who have submitted but have been rejected by the RA Summer Exhibition. “NOT THE ROYAL ACADEMY” is open to the public […]

14 March 2009

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2010 Whitney Biennial

Whitney Chooses Biennial Curators Carol Vogel from The New York Times’s announced that the next Whitney Biennial curators have just been chosen, Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari. “It seemed like a good idea on a lot of levels,” said Donna De Salvo, the Whitney’s chief curator. “Francesco is well known to the Whitney” — he […]

11 March 2009

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Artistic Director Appointed for Documenta 13

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev has been elected the Artistic Director of the documenta 13, which is scheduled to take place from June 9th, 2012 to September 16th, 2012 in Kassel. Bernd Leifeld, CEO of documenta und Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs-GmbH announced today (03.12.2008) that in an unanimous decision the Supervisory Board of documenta followed the proposal of the […]

22 February 2009

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Peter Howson paintings stolen

Howson paintings stolen in house raid FOUR paintings by the renowned Scots artist Peter Howson have been stolen from a house, police revealed last night. Each of the 12in by 10in paintings is worth a four-figure sum, and all concern the subject “The Hardman’s Face”. The paintings were not in frames and police yesterday appealed […]

10 February 2009

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Beware of artist identity theft

We thought this would be an interesting article to reprint as it addresses important issues. The original appeared on Helium and was written by by Jennifer Brinkle. With more people surfing the internet on a daily basis, art identity theft has become more frequent. Stealing someone’s artwork is as easy as “right click save as.” […]