11 August 2017

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Matisse vs The Multi-Cultural Multi-Ethnic 21st Century Art World – Edward Lucie-Smith

I went to see the R.A.’s new Matisse show, but not at the press view, as I was abroad. I did go very shortly after it opened. Not unexpectedly, it was jammed with visitors, and I mean jammed. You had to dodge round backs to get a proper view of some of the smaller items, notably the drawings.

10 August 2017

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Lost Alberto Giacometti Drawings Auctioned To Benefit The Art Fund

Two original drawings by the artist, Alberto Giacometti have been discovered in the inventory of a deceased English antique dealer. They are to go under the hammer at Cheffins in Cambridge, UK, with proceeds from the sale given to The Art Fund. The drawings were discovered amongst the collection of the late London based dealer, Eila Grahame.

9 August 2017

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Roundhouse Summer Project: Wayne McGregor Curates Random International

The international choreographer and director Wayne McGregor is curating a major new series at the Roundhouse with Random International.

8 August 2017

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Collector Tim Sayer Curates 25 Works Selected For Hepworth Wakefield Exhibition

The Hepworth Wakefield is presenting an exhibition of 25 works personally selected by Tim Sayer MBE

8 August 2017

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Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina Detained In Siberia For Oleg Sentsov Protest

Members of the art-punk band Pussy Riot were detained by Police in Siberia on Monday after they staging a protest in support of the jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov,

8 August 2017

James And Tom Franco Collaborate On Mission Ceramic Project

Artist Tom Franco has been collaborating with his brother, actor James Franco, on a series of enormous ceramic sculptures at Mission Clay Products, a Phoenix-based factory that produces vitrified clay pipes used mainly for sewage.

6 August 2017

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Happy Birthday Andy Warhol 89 – Rest In Peace

Happy Birthday Andy Warhol. This is the artist that propelled contemporary art to the breaking-point that we know today.

5 August 2017

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Word On The Street – British Graffiti Art In Focus

Is an indigenous rock painting showing off the number of kills any different to a rebellious teenager taking his girl to their local make-out spot where he declares his love to her spray-painted in crude bright colours the night before?

4 August 2017

Mackintosh Restoration Project Boosted By Historic Massachusetts Cotton Mill Discovery

The Mackintosh Building project at The Glasgow School of Art has been given a boost due to the discovery of identical pine wood sourced as salvage from a Massachusetts cotton mill.

30 July 2017

Antony Gormley Announced As Koestler Art By Offenders Exhibition Curator

Sir Antony Gormley, the Turner Prize winning artist and creator of the Angel Of The North Sculpture in Gateshead is to curate the 2017 Koestler Awards exhibition of art by offenders, secure patients, and immigration removal centre detainees.

26 July 2017

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Banksy Balloon Girl Tops Poll of The Nation’s Favourite Artworks

Banksy’s Girl With A Balloon has been voted the nation’s favourite artwork. The populist poll sponsored by a new device which displays art as a TV screensaver when idling, spoke to over 2000 art enthusiasts to reach the verdict.

20 July 2017

Dia al-Azzawi Unveils Major Public Art Commission In Doha

The London based Iraqi artist Dia al-Azzawi’s has unveiled his latest sculpture at MIA Park, in Doha.

18 July 2017

Yorkshire Art Museum Triangle Launch International Sculpture Triennial

Four Yorkshire art galleries, including two Art Fund Museum of the Year winners, have secured funding of £750,000 in order to organise an international sculpture triennial, titled Yorkshire Sculpture International.

17 July 2017

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Hackney WickED Launches Full Fledged East End Arts Festival 28-30 July

London’s most exciting art’s festival celebrate a Summer of Love at Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios (28th – 30th July)

17 July 2017

Assemble Art Collective Open Major New Museum Survey In Vienna

The Turner Prize winning art collective Assemble: are offered a major new survey of their work at the Architekturzentrum Wien.

16 July 2017

Scottish Painter John Bellany Works To Be Exhibited At Fortnum & Mason

The British art collector Frank Cohen is to present an exhibition of work by the late Scottish artist John Bellany who died in 2013. The works are drawn from his extensive private collection.

7 July 2017

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Benefactors Tim Sayer And Annemarie Norton Celebrate Hepworth Wakefield Prize Win

Tim Sayer and Annemarie Norton, whose personal collection, built up over the last five decades was generously donated to the Hepworth Wakefield last year were on stage to see The Hepworth Wakefield win this year’s Art Fund Museum of The Year £100,000 prize.

5 July 2017

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Grenfell Fire Art Auction Attracts A-List Artist Donations

Several of the best known UK artists have joined forces to donate works to an online auction to benefit the people affected by the Grenfell fire disaster. The auction will take place on Artsy the online platform from 18th July – 1st August 2017.

4 July 2017

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Daniel Buren Tottenham Court Road Tube Station Art Officially Unveiled

The first permanent public commission in the UK by the internationally acclaimed French artist, Daniel Buren, was officially inaugurated, this week utilising Tottenham Court Road Tube station as a backdrop to Buren’s signature geometric patterns and stripes. This replaces the controversial removal of the mosaic murals by the Modern British artist Eduardo Paolozzi.

3 July 2017

Frieze Sculpture Park Unveils Free Summer Exhibition for London

Regent’s Park is to host London’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition, featuring 23 leading artists beginning on Wednesday. Frieze Sculpture will open from 5 July to 8 October. The publication and fair organisers present this free out- door exhibition for London and its international visitors throughout the summer months.

Art Night Festival: Tonight’s The Night To Be Adventurous

Art Night 2017 is one of the UK’s largest free arts festivals. It is sponsored by the Whitechapel Gallery and allows anyone with a spirit of adventure on a magical mystery tour of the edgier side of the London art scene.

30 June 2017

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London Art Week Corridor Presents Blue Chip Fairs And Galley Openings

London Art Week, summer 2017 gets underway today 30th June. This is mostly geared up to the ‘Old Masters’ and Blue Chip market which will be offering an array of special exhibitions hosted across more than forty of the capital’s galleries and three leading auction houses. There are also two major art fairs on during this corridor week. Masterpiece in Chelsea and Olympia in Kensington are worth a visit.

29 June 2017

Lucio Fontana Environment Installations To Be Reconstructed In Milan

Visitors to a major exhibition which will be staged at Pirelli Hangar Bicocca in Milan this autumn will be able to walk through several of Lucio Fontana’s celebrated ‘environments’ featuring different forms and colours which unfold through rooms, corridors, glass walls and labyrinthine paths. The show, opening on 20 September 2017, has been developed in collaboration with Fondazione Lucio Fontana.

27 June 2017

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Dazzling Modigliani Exhibition To Reunite Banned Nudes At Tate Modern

Some of Modigliani’s best known and most provocative nudes are to be reunited in London nearly 100 years after they were banned in Paris.

27 June 2017

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Original Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair Announces 2017 Stellar Line-Up

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair has moved to Vauxhall for the latest edition of this annual London art extravaganza.

25 June 2017

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Dame Julia Peyton-Jones Appointed Senior Global Director of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Dame Julia Peyton-Jones the former co-director of the Serpentine Gallery in London, for over 25 years, has been appointed Senior Global Director of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Peyton-Jones will take on her ambassadorial and curatorial role on 1 September 2017, and will be based in London, where the gallery opened a new space in Mayfair earlier this year.

24 June 2017

I Am: Middle Eastern Women Artists Come To London

As the world’s attention focuses on respecting women’s rights, and with a critical need to develop understanding and encourage friendship between the peoples of the Middle East and West, an East-West bridge-building exhibition under the title “I AM” an exhibition of Middle Eastern Women Artists comes to London from Amman, Jordan.

21 June 2017

Serpentine Pavilion By African Architect Diebedo Francis Kere Unveiled

Diebedo Francis Kere the first African architect to undertake the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion unveiled his much-anticipated structure yesterday in London

20 June 2017

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Benjamin Sullivan Painting of His Wife Breastfeeding Wins BP Portrait Prize

A portrait of a serene mother breastfeeding her eight-month-old daughter has won this year’s BP Portrait Award, winning the sitter’s husband the £30,000 first prize.

20 June 2017

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Three Charged In Damien Hirst Spot Print Forgery Scam

Three men have been arrested and accused of creating and selling $400,000 in fake Damien Hirst prints. The works have been sold to dozens of art collectors around the world.

19 June 2017

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Clifford Chance Showcases LGBT Art In 2017 International Exhibition Series

Clifford Chance is again celebrating Gay Pride with an international series of exhibitions showcasing the work of some of the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and supported artists at its offices in Amsterdam, London, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Washington D.C., Sydney and, for the first time, Perth and Singapore. Organised by Arcus, the firm’s LGBT […]

General Idea Estate To Be Represented By Mitchell-Innes & Nash

The Estate of General Idea (1969-1994) is to be represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, it has been announced.