19 February 2017

Gerhard Richter Unveils New Work At Museum Ludwig in Cologne

Gerhard Richter’s who celebrates his eighty-fifth birthday on February 9, is presenting twenty-six recent abstract paintings, shown for the first time at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.

18 February 2017

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Marina Abramovic Retrospective Unveiled At Moderna Museet Stockholm

A comprehensive first European retrospective of the work of Marina Abramović has opened in Stockholm.

16 February 2017

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Old Master Portrait Drawings Exhibition Announced For National Portrait Gallery

The first exhibition of old master European portrait drawings at The National Portrait Gallery will be staged this summer. The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt (13 July – 22 October 2017), will include works by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque, many rarely seen, and some not displayed for decades.

15 February 2017

Jake & Dinos Chapman Depart White Cube For Blain Southern

The Chapman brothers have decided to leave White Cube after almost two decades of representation. The duo has created one of the most distinctive oeuvres in contemporary art. Their tableaux of twentieth-century ruin take on everything from the fast-food industry to our culture’s preoccupation with war and violence. Deft in a range of media, which includes printmaking, painting, […]

14 February 2017

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Wolfgang Tillmans – Analogue To The Digital Revolution New Tate Exhibition

Wolfgang Tillmans the Turner Prize-winning artist is presented in a new solo exhibition at Tate Modern. The exhibition concentrates on his practice spreading across different media since 2003.

10 February 2017

British Council Announces 2017 Partnerships For 57th Venice Biennale

The British Council has announced their 2017 partnership with England, Scotland, and Wales in presenting three exhibitions at the 57th International Venice Biennale Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

10 February 2017

David Hockney iPad Paintings Broadcast Across UK On Large Public Screens

David Hockney’s iPad paintings are currently being broadcast across the UK on large, public screens to mark the opening of his Tate Britain retrospective. From Thursday 9 February, millions of people in the UK will see an animation of Hockney’s brushstrokes building to reveal a painting in his inimitable style. The work – Untitled, 382 – depicts his garden in Los Angeles and this will be its European premiere.

8 February 2017

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Queer Art Programme To Mark 50 Years Of UK LGBTQ Decriminalisation

UK Museums are working on a series of nationwide exhibitions to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act, the legislation that partially decriminalised male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967.

7 February 2017

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Museum Barberini Potsdam A Brand-New Museum With An Old History

A brand-new museum with an old history has arrived in Potsdam’s Alte Markt square. Hasso Plattner is a billionaire who launched German software company SAP, the world’s third largest international software and programming company. He is also one of the world’s leading art collectors and the founding patron of the Museum Barberini, a private museum which opened its doors to the public this month.

4 February 2017

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George Boorujy An Artist Highlighting And Protecting Our Precious Natural World

Artist George Boorujy feels particularly pumped to take on the environmental cause, especially since ‘Day One’ the Environmental Protection Agency has been quieted with regard to global warming. Boorujy, an artist devoted to highlighting and protecting our precious natural world says, “This shouldn’t be a partisan issue! Democrats, as well as Republicans, need to breathe.

4 February 2017

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Why Would David Hockney Want To Revamp The Sun Masthead

Yesterday, David Hockney redesigned the masthead for The rightwing newspaper the Sun, a publication owned by the Australian-born entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch.

1 February 2017

Levy Gorvy Inaugurate SALON A New Commercial Collaboration At Saatchi Gallery

Philippa Adams, Senior Director of Saatchi Gallery has launched a new venture which will work in collaboration with galleries and artist’s estates, in selling exhibitions

29 January 2017

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Matthias Waschek Worcester Art Museum Director A Creative Force For Good

I was introduced to Matthias Waschek through a friend. He is Director of the Worcester Art Museum.

27 January 2017

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Underground Artists Celebrate Year Of Rooster In London Carpark Exhibition

One hundred underground artists will help celebrate Chinese New Year in style as the fourth annual Chinese Open gets underway in Q-Carpark near Leicester Square.

27 January 2017

John Akomfrah Wins £40k Artes Mundi 7 Art Prize In Cardiff

The UK artist John Akomfrah OBE has won the Artes Mundi 7 art prize. He was chosen from a shortlist of six international contemporary artists.

25 January 2017

Absolut Art Award Finalists Announced For The 2017 Competition

The finalists for the 2017 Absolut Art Award for Art Work and Art Writing have been announced.

24 January 2017

The Selfie From Old Masters To Present Explored In Saatchi Exhibition

From Selfie to Self-Expression is a new exhibition daring to explore the history of the selfie from the old masters to the present.

17 January 2017

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Spanish Pavilion At 1937 Paris Exposition Inspires New London Exhibition

An exhibition inspired by the Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, commemorating 80 years since its inauguration is presented by London’s Mayoral gallery. The original Pavilion marked a crucial moment during the Spanish Civil War (17 July 1936 – 1 April 1939), with the Spanish Republic using it as […]

15 January 2017

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The Christian Science Connection Within The British Modern Art Movement

Christian Science does not explain the work of Nash and Nicolson just as surely as their work does not illustrate Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

11 January 2017

Andrew Salgado Talks Painting Ahead Of His Forthcoming London Survey Exhibition

ANDREW SALGADO (b.1982, Canada) is one of the most promising young figurative painters working today. His forthcoming solo exhibition TEN is a survey of his work at The Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square, London. The show opens this week (Jan-Feb 2017) an artist monograph of the same name accompanies the show. – Interview

10 January 2017

Nan Goldin and Marina Abramovic Turn The Camera To Women

Photography and video works drawn from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. go on display at the Whitechapel Gallery 18 January -16 April.

7 January 2017

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John Baldessari Explores Correlations Between Modern Art History and Hollywood film

Throughout his career, John Baldessari has explored the correlations and contrasts between painting and photography, and between image and language. Beginning with his early text and photo-text paintings from the 1960s, he has explored these dichotomies through hybrid compositions of photography, text and painted images.

7 January 2017

Paris Museums Suffer As Terrorism Scares Off Foreign Tourists In 2016

The most popular galleries in Paris have seen a steep decline in foreign visitors in 2016. This has been blamed on the terrorist attacks in the city in 2015 and Islamic incidents in other parts of France. The Louvre dropped by a whopping 20% to 5.3 million with the Musee d’Orsay’s down 13% to three million.

6 January 2017

John Baldessari BMW Art Car Set For Daytona Debut

John Baldessari’s “Rolling Sculpture” BMW Art Car is to prove itself more than just another over-priced artwork, on the race track of Rolex 24 at DAYTONA, on January 28 and 29, 2017.

5 January 2017

Leonardo Da Vinci Export Ban French Government Declare Drawing National Treasure

The French government has put a temporary export bar on a recently uncovered double-sided drawing by Leonardo da Vinci.

4 January 2017

Facebook Apologises for Banning Renaissance Statue of Neptune in Bologna

A famous classical Renaissance statue of Neptune in Bologna has become the latest banning victim of Facebook’s ludicrous no nudity policy.

3 January 2017

Anish Kapoor Defies Ban And Buys PINK Pigment Over The Counter

Anish Kapoor has hit-back at the ban artist Stuart Semple placed on his purchase of the pigment ‘PINK’. The rivalry started in 2014, when Kapoor bought the exclusive rights to the colour “Vantablack”, developed by tech company Nanosystems, which claims to be the blackest of black pigment available.

2 January 2017

John Berger Artist, Critic And Booker Prize Winner Dies Age 90

The artist, critic, poet, and Booker prize-winning author John Berger has died age 90. Best known in art circles for his essay of art criticism, ‘Ways of Seeing’, it accompanied a popular BBC series and is still used as a university text. Berger was a novelist, painter, and poet. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize.

1 January 2017

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Annibale Carracci Baroque Portrait Of Elegantly Dressed African Woman Discovered

An extremely rare portrait from the late 16th century by the renowned Italian Baroque artist Annibale Carracci (1560-1609), which belonged to King Philip V of Spain and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, has been discovered following extensive research by, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art gallery in London.

31 December 2016

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New Year’s Honours List Recognises Chris Ofili Patrick Brill and Ryan Gander

The 2017 New Years Honours list has given a resounding seal of approval to the Visual Arts this year. The List has reflected the contribution the Visual Arts sector has undertaken and its considerable cultural accomplishments. Artists Chris Ofili CBE, Patrick Brill OBE (AKA Bob & Roberta Smith) and Ryan Gander OBE were honoured with these noblest accolades.

29 December 2016

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Crashproof: The Resilient Art World As Artlyst Saw It In 2016

Oh, what a year 2016 has been! Many of us won’t be sorry to see the end of it, although not to be overly pessimistic, 2017 will certainly have its challenges with both the Brexit economy and the new US President. Yes, the one with the bad haircut! On the Art front there was plenty to keep us entertained, amused and informed and here are the year’s highs and lows:

28 December 2016

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Berlin Exhibition Of Western Modern Art From Tehran Museum Cancelled

A planned Berlin exhibition of Western Modern Art from the collection of the Tehran museum has been cancelled. The paintings were collected by the wife of Iran’s late shah and featured masterpieces by Monet, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. It is thought to be one of the largest and most valuable collections of Western contemporary art in the world. The works of art have spent decades hidden away in storage, in the Iranian capital Tehran.