13 January 2018

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Arabella Dorman Unveils New Installation At St James Church Piccadilly

St James Piccadilly is one of the best loved churches in London. It is the perfect pairing for a new installation by the artist Arabella Dorman.

7 January 2018

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Exposed: Institutional Male Bias In Official UK Government Art Collection

Kevin Brennan, the shadow arts minister, has revealed that there is an ‘Institutional’ male bias in the government’s art collection. He pointed out that only a quarter of works acquired by the government in the last five years are by female artists.

3 January 2018

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Betty Woodman Feminist Pioneer Painter/Ceramicist Dies Age 87

Betty Woodman (b. 1930, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) has died age 87 on 2 January.

2 January 2018

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Transgender Artist Ela Xora Hospitalised During Hunger Strike Over Piers Morgan Comment

Over the New Year period, transgender artist Ela Xora collapsed and was taken to hospital after six days of hunger strike against historically inaccurate comments made on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, by its presenter Piers Morgan.

24 December 2017

Art On The Underground Mark Woman’s Right To Vote Centenary With Year Of Women Artists

A large London-wide exhibition of work by women artists will run across the capital in 2018 to celebrate 100 years since women won the right to vote in the UK, as part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new gender equality campaign.

22 December 2017

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New Asian Art Gallery At British Museum A Let Down – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new galleries of Asian art at the British Museum, named after benefactor Sir Joseph Hotung and numbered 33 on the museum’s floor plan, ought to mark a big step forward in the B.M’s engagement with historic Asian cultures. The sad fact is that for various reasons, they don’t.

21 December 2017

Richard Avedon Foundation Calls On Random House To Suspend Biography

The Richard Avedon Foundation have set their lawyers to work by calling on Spiegel and Grau, an imprint of Random House, to cease publication, distribution or any derivative or collateral use of Avedon: Something Personal, by Norma Stevens and Steven M.L. Aronson, which it is billing as an “intimate biography” of the late photographer. 

15 December 2017

Genetic Hirsute Portrait From 17th Century Acquired By Wellcome Collection 

A 17th century portrait of internationally renowned hirsute Barbara van Beck has been acquired by the Wellcome Collection.

14 December 2017

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Joan Jonas To Be Given Major Tate Modern Survey Next March

Tate Modern will be presenting the largest survey of Joan Jonas’s work in the UK, in March 2018.

14 December 2017

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Danny Boyle Joins Banksy To Produce Alternative West Bank Nativity Play

The Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle has joined with the anonymous Street Artist Banksy to produce an alternative nativity play at the artist’s Walled Off Hotel in the occupied West Bank.

12 December 2017

SUPERFLEX Move Outdoors As Tate Modern Prepares For Arctic Conditions

I guess if you’re Danish snowy weather is no problem when it comes to an interactive installation that requires swings and the great outdoors.

6 December 2017

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Abu Dhabi Identified As Buyer Of $450m Da Vinci Salvator Mundi

We now know that the Louvre Abu Dhabi is going to exhibit Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” which sold last month in a Christie’s Contemporary sale in New York for a cool $450 million. However the identity of the buyer has remained a secret with speculation now focusing on the Abu Dhabi  Royals as the purchaser.

6 December 2017

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Intersex Denier Mary Beard Issues One Word Apology To Non-Binary Hunger Striker

Last week, one of the world’s most renowned and influential classicist Professors, Mary Beard, from the University of Cambridge, was locked into a “battle of the genders” with artist Ela Xora, over the banning and “modern skirting over” of vast and fascinating ancient history involving transgender and intersex people, in the Greek and Roman Empires, at the prestigious university, where she is a department head.

4 December 2017

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Tobias Rehberger To Unveil New Light Installation In Gasholders Kings X

A major new interactive light work by the internationally acclaimed German sculptor, Tobias Rehberger, will be unveiled in January 2018. It is one of a series of ambitious international art commissions created for King’s Cross.

30 November 2017

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Eduardo Chillida Estate To Be Handled By Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth have announced worldwide exclusive representation of The Estate of Eduardo Chillida, Spain’s foremost sculptor of the twentieth century.

30 November 2017

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Tracey Emin Unveils Artist Decorated Connaught Christmas Tree 2017

The Connaught Christmas Tree is rapidly becoming an art community tradition in London.

Guide Miami Beach Art Week 2017 Plus Satellite Fairs And Museums

The week of Miami Beach Art Basel has become a major event for Miami and the global art pack.

28 November 2017

Naum Gabo Sculpture Donated To Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art

An important 20th-century sculpture made from glass, perspex and stainless steel by the Russian artist Naum Gabo (1890-1977) has been acquired by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, thanks to the generosity of the artist’s family. The work has been gifted through the Arts Council’s Cultural Gifts Scheme by Graham Williams on behalf of himself and his wife, the artist’s daughter Nina Williams.

25 November 2017

Unattributed Lucas Cranach the Elder Masterpiece Found At Windsor Castle

Unattributed Lucas Cranach the Elder Masterpiece Found At Windsor Castle A newly attributed masterpiece by the German painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553) and his workshop has been discovered in the Queen’s Collection at Windsor Castle.

23 November 2017

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ParisPhoto 2017 Ebbs And Flows – by Zoltan Alexander

The Grand Palais always starts with the Mini Palais, the hidden corner café-bar-restaurant filled with friends, collectors, art lovers and the media.

23 November 2017

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries Leaves ICA Home For Block 336 In Brixton

Bloomberg New Contemporaries is to leave its home at the ICA London for Block 336 in Brixton.

22 November 2017

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Peggy and David Rockefeller Auction Revealed In Hong Kong Exhibition

Highlights from what many have dubbed the sale to watch in 2018, the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller has been revealed by Christie’s.

19 November 2017

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London Art Fair 2018 Marks 30th Anniversary With Milestone Curated Exhibition

The 30th Anniversary of the London Art Fair 2018 will be marked with a wide range of leading British and international galleries.

17 November 2017

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Da Vinci Buyer: The Collector Behind The World’s Most Expensive Painting

Speculation is rife following the $450.3m sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvatore Mundi. The painting, sold at Christie’s New York salesroom this week has become the most expensive work of art sold at auction to date.

16 November 2017

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Gavin Turk Creates A Tasty Treat For The Skip Gallery

Skip Gallery is the brainchild of artists Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker. It transforms portable dumpsters into mobile art galleries.have announced their latest collaboration with renowned YBA artist Gavin Turk, who has created a special tasty treat for the Skip team.

16 November 2017

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Leonardo da Vinci $450m Christ Becomes Most Expensive Painting Sold At Auction

A Leonardo da Vinci painting depicting Christ has become the world’s most expensive work of art sold at auction. The rediscovered masterpiece by the Renaissance master sold for a historic $450,312,500, superseding the previous world record for the most expensive work of art at auction.

15 November 2017

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Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky Join Forces For Saatchi Gallery Exhibition

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism, is a new exhibition dedicated to Post-Soviet Union protest art over the past 25 years. This is a world premiere for protest artists Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky. Alongside this exhibition, award-winning theatre group Les Enfant Terribles will present Inside Pussy Riot, a groundbreaking immersive theatre experience including performances by founding Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.

Paul Carey-Kent Presents Recommended London Art exhibitions November 2017

Paul Carey-Kent presents his recommended London Art exhibitions for November 2017. It is a varied selection containing a number of different mediums and styles.

9 November 2017

Stolen Matisse Bronze Bust Returned To Swiss Museum

An important Matisse bronze bust stolen from a Swiss museum in the 1990s has been returned. The work of art depicting his daughter Marguerite, a subject of many of his artworks was executed in 1906.

7 November 2017

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Launches With Spectacular Week-long Series Of Celebrations

The highly-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi has opened to a select group of dignitaries and press for a preview look at one of the worlds most prestigious new museum spaces.

4 November 2017

Grayson Perry Unveils An Exhibition Of Frocks At the Walker Liverpool

A collection of frocks belonging to the Turner Prize-winning transvestite artist Grayson Perry has been unveiled at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery

31 October 2017

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Alt Power 100 ArtLyst 2017 – Meet The Alternative Powerhouses

Alt Power 100 ArtLyst: 2017 has been an extraordinary year for exhibitions both here in the UK and abroad.