14 September 2010

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UK Film Council CEO John Woodward Resigns

It has been announced via a press release that John Woodward is standing down as Chief Executive Officer of the UK Film Council. Commenting on his decision, Woodward said: “For the next few weeks the UK Film Council is in a dialogue with the Government about the future support structures for UK film. By choosing […]

13 September 2010

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UBS Pulls Tate Modern Sponsorship

Tate Modern announced at their annual press conference, that they had lost the backing of UBS the largest Swiss Bank. The extension building program is nearly at a halfway point in raising funds. UBS posted a first-quarter loss in April 2008 of 12 billion Swiss francs (then $11.9 billion). The bank has since turned around: […]

12 September 2010

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British Museum £25m Sainsbury donation

Lord Sainsbury has given the British Museum a £25m donation to create an improved conservation department and expand the exhibition spaces in the gallery. It is understood to be the largest single private donation in the last 20 years. The Conservative peer was also responsible for the controversial Sainsbury wing at the National Gallery designed […]

11 September 2010

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David Shrigley Watch New Video ‘An important message about the arts’

Campaign Highlighting Funding Cuts   Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley is leading a campaign to protest against cuts to the Arts by the UK Government. A proposed 25% has been earmarked, shaving arts funding down to the bone. The campaign launch yesterday at London’s Royal Festival Hall has the backing of more than 100 high-profile visual […]

11 September 2010

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Takashi Murakami Meets Versailles

The splendour of France’s royal palace Versailles and the manga-inspired work of Takashi Murakami join forces in a new exhibition where modern meets stately chateau. The exhibition has evoked it’s own controversy with many visitors to the world heritage site alarmed at the juxtaposing of the sculptures, many resembling oversized children’s toys with the existing […]

10 September 2010

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Banksy Latest Photos HMV London September 2010

Walking by the HMV Store in Oxford Circus last night, I noticed two never before seen works by the Graffiti Artist Banksy. They were installed to promote the release of his video ‘ Exit Through The Gift Shop’ The works ,valued at around £100,000 are guarded by two members of security staff and are on […]

9 September 2010

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Banksy Invades HMV Oxford Circus September 2010

The Graffiti Artist Banksy (AKA, Robert Banks) has invaded the HMV Store in Oxford Circus in central London. The elusive sprayer left the shop with a little more then they expected, when asked to install a display of posters promoting the release of his DVD ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’. The artist unveiled, a full-scale […]

7 September 2010

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Corneille CoBrA Painter Dies Age 88

The last surviving Dutch member of CoBrA the European art movement active in the 1950’s, Corneille, has died age of 88.The artist passed away Sunday in Paris where he had been living and working for many years. He had been active until his death, according to the CoBrA Museum in Amstelveen, Netherlands. His real name […]

7 September 2010

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Eadweard Muybridge Photographer Pioneer Tate Britain

Eadweard Muybridge (British-born 1830) left the London suburb of Kingston in the middle of the 19th century, to make his name and seek his fortune in the New World. Muybridge is now recognised at home and abroad as one of the most important pioneering photographers of the Victorian age. He emigrated to the United States […]

6 September 2010

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Latest England football Shirt Designed By Peter Saville Unveiled

Peter Saville, one of the best-known graphic designers in the UK has been chosen to design the new England football shirts for Umbro. Saville is best known for his album covers for Factory Records in the 1980’s and 90’s including the iconic Joy Division and New Order catalogues. He more recently has held lucrative consultancies […]

5 September 2010

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Damien Hirst New Plagiarism Claims

IT was revealed yesterday that Artist Damien Hirst faces eight new charges of plagiarism bringing into disrepute some of his best-known works including, ‘In the Name of the Father,’ ‘Pharmacy’, and his iconic spin and spot paintings. the latest of which were detailed today with claims that no fewer than 15 works produced over the […]

28 August 2010

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ICA London Eshun and Yentob Resign

    Ekow Eshun, Executive Director and Alan Yentob Chairman of the troubled ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art, London) will be standing down. The announcement comes as the ICA struggles to remain a financially viable institution in an environment devastated by government cuts to the arts. There has been no official explanation of the development, […]

27 August 2010

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Banksy Art forgers Sentenced

Grant Champkins-Howard and Lee Parker have received a suspended sentence of 12 months after pleading guilty to selling numerous fakes of prints purporting to be by the Urban Artist Banksy. They were also banned from selling anything on the Internet for five years and ordered to undertake 240 hours of community service. They had both […]

26 August 2010

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Art Dealer Gagosian Exhibits Art Collection in Abu Dhabi

The stellar Art Dealer Larry Gagosian is showing 72 works from his personal collection of art compiled over a number of years in Abu Dhabi in September. The exhibition is titled “RSTW” Rauschenberg, Ruscha, Serra, Twombley, Warhol, & Wool. Gagosian represents work by these artists in his nine galleries around the world and the exhibit […]

26 August 2010

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Damien Hirst Splits With Business Manager Frank Dunphy

Frank Dunphy, the man behind Damien Hirst’s financial/art world domination, is stepping down as his business manager. Dunphy was active during Hirst’s most prolific period of output and helped mastermind ambitious projects including the record-breaking $127 million 2008 Sotheby’s auction, “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever” and the infamous diamond studded skull. Dunphy will remain on […]

25 August 2010

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Jimi Hendrix Exhibition The London Years

A new exhibition opens today at the Handel House Museum, in central London which celebrates and explores the London life, music, performances and legacy of the musician, who moved into the top floor flat of 23 Brook Street in 1968 the former home to the great baroque composer George Frideric Handel from 1723 until his […]

19 August 2010

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Fourth Plinth Proposals Latest London Photos

As promised ArtLyst, is nearly first to reveal the latest designs for the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square by the Artists Brian Griffiths, Allora & Calzadilla, Hew Locke Elmgreen & Dragset, Katharina Fritsch, and Mariele Neudecker. The maquettes ( scaled model) of the proposed work was released this morning at 9:00 am in an […]

19 August 2010

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Fourth Plinth Shortlist Designs Unveiled Today

London – The Artists shortlist (2010/2011) for the next commission to go on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square has now been revealed and the designs will be unveiled later today. Brian Griffiths, Allora & Calzadilla, Hew Locke Elmgreen & Dragset, Katharina Fritsch, and Mariele Neudecker. Are the winners of this stage of the competition.The […]

17 August 2010

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Christie’s to Launch Contemporary Art Fair To Compete With Frieze 2010

The gap left by the demise of the Zoo art fair is set to be filled by The Moniker International Art Fair, The East End Urban Art Fair “Sunday” and Auction House, Christie’s first Contemporary Art Fair “Multiplied” launched during the Frieze corridor in October. The fairs will be running between 14-19 October (see details […]

17 August 2010

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New ICA curator of exhibitions Matt Williams

  ICA, London Has appointed  Matt Williams as the new curator of exhibitions Williams, was previously employed at Limoncello, Hotel, and the Zabludowicz Collection, and has been curator of International Project Space, Birmingham since 2008. He is also co-editor of the annual publication Novel, which focuses on artists’ writing and poetry. The upcoming issue, published […]

16 August 2010

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Trouble At The Zoo? Where is Zoo Art 2010

Zoo Art Enterprises will not be presenting an event in October 2010’. This is the message that has been posted on the Zoo Art website. Sometimes a little information is dangerous and we inevitably come to our own journalistic conclusions. Is this the first casualty of the Art funding crunch or are the people at […]

15 August 2010

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Largest Picasso Canvas to be Exhibited At London’s V&A Museum

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum  is finally set to exhibit Picasso’s  huge set design for the Ballets Russes. Measuring in at 34 by 38 feet, this theatrical front cloth designed by the modern master will go on view at next month and is sure to thrill. It is, in fact, the largest canvas ever designed […]

8 August 2010

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Berlin Hannover Art Reviews Summer 2010

NO GERMANS IN BERLIN? August, 2010 I spent some time in Berlin and Hanover last week – both are recommended. Proof, were it needed, of how very international Berlin’s art scene is came with the range of artists on show at the end of the current season. Whether it be major institutional exhibitions (Bruce Nauman, […]

30 July 2010

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Government Inquiry into Arts Funding Cuts Inevitable

  The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is inviting written submissions from the art and heritage community on the possible impact of spending cuts from central and local government.The inquiry is aimed at evaluating the fallout “recent, and future, spending cuts will have on the arts”. The outcome is likely to be a time wasting […]

26 July 2010

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Andy Warhol Red Self Portrait The Controversy Continues

For many years a controversy has been brewing in the art world over a 1964 series of ten self portraits of the artist, Andy Warhol. The portraits are not self-portraits anymore, they’re just portraits not by Warhol, despite being signed by him, so declares the Warhol foundation. Let me clarify the situation: Warhol’s Red Self […]

26 July 2010

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Tories to Slash and Merge Funding for the Arts

The Bucks Stop Here: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s 55 public bodies are set to be merged, abolished or streamlined as part of the Government’s drive to cut costs and increase transparency, accountability and efficiency, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today. In other words the cull has begun.The Arts are always an easy […]

21 July 2010

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Christine Keeler New London Exhibition

Christine Keeler: my life in pictures4 November – 17 December 2010  Profumo Affair model Christine Keeler’s personal collection of photographs and letters to go on show this November at The Mayor Gallery, in London.    Seventy images, most of which have never been seen before, reveal the public and private face of ‘Scandal’ model Christine Keeler. […]

17 July 2010

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Arts Council England implements cuts to 2010-2011 budget

Region: Arts Council England On 24 May 2010 the Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced a £19 million reduction in our 2010/11 income from government. This cut is in addition to an earlier in-year reduction of £4 million announced in the April 2009 Budget, meaning that our 2010/11 budget has been reduced by a […]

14 July 2010

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UK Art Institutions Asked to Cut 25 -30 % in their budgets.

The British  arts scene has flourished  as never before, in the past  15 years ,with rising audiences and corporate sponsorship – all made possible by secure government funding. However, spending cuts are set to change that winning formula for ever, as ministers urge arts institutions to adopt a US-style approach to fundraising that will rely […]

7 July 2010

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Chichester Eastbourne Art Reviews Summer 2010

CHICHESTER EASTBOURNE ART July, 2010 If you do like to be beside the seaside in summer, then there’s much to be said for making the south coast combination of three architecturally award-winning spaces into an attractive day trip: Pallant House, Chichester, which opened its extension in 2006; the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, basking in the […]

7 July 2010

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ALFA ROMEO CENTENARY SCULPTURE BY GERRY JUDAH GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2010

 Concept, design and production:  Gerry JudahConsultant Engineering: Capita Symonds  Fabrication and Installation: Littlehampton WeldingPhotography: David Barbour     The dramatic landscapes of India and the ornate architecture of its temples, mosques and synagogues with their theatrical rituals had a profound effect on Judah’s developing psyche which were later to resurface in his work. Austere, post-war London came […]

2 July 2010

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Charles Saatchi Donates Gallery and 200 Works To The Nation “What’s The Catch”?

Charles Saatchi, The British Art Collector who discovered the likes of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, will donate his London gallery and more than 200 works valued at £37 million ($52 million) to the nation. He announced Thursday, that The gallery located in Chelsea, will change it’s name to MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, London) […]