The LUMA Foundation a Zurich-based not for profit organisation have announced that they will be the keepers of the archives of the renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz.
One Hundred years ago sixteen conscientious objectors were detained in the 19th-century cell block of Richmond Castle, leaving their poignant and personal testimonies in drawings on the cell walls.
I met Howard Hodgkin in New York at the opening of his first US solo show at the Jill Kornblee Gallery, when I had just turned 18. As a first-year Fine Art student at the Boston Museum School, I had travelled down to NY with Stuart Cary Welch a Professor at Harvard, who by special arrangement with the Museum School and Tufts allowed […]
12 March 2017
The Turner Prize nominated artists Elmgreen & Dragset have taken inspiration from the 10 films nominated for the program at the 36th Istanbul Film Festival, which will be collaborating with the 15th Istanbul Biennial.
The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh have announced that Patrick Moore has been named the Director of The Andy Warhol Museum. Moore joined the museum in 2011 as director of development and went on to serve as deputy director and managing director before being named the interim director in 2016.
TEFAF, The European Fine Art Foundation which is connected to the world’s most exclusive art fair, has released their annual report. This is always the most important barometer of the health of the global art market. The 2017 edition spearheaded by Professor Rachel A. J. Pownall confirms suspicions of a downturn in the international art market. It also identifies positive […]
Today, 7 March is Milton Avery’s 132 birthday. Avery was one of the most important homegrown modernist painters in America before modernism was widely accepted.
6 March 2017
Last year a Gallery in Mayfair exhibited a selection of drawings and collages from the Cristiano Lovatelli Ravarino collection of works by Francis Bacon. It created quite a stir in the press, as the collection remains unauthenticated by the Bacon estate and rejected as fakes by the author of the new catalogue raisonné.
The Armory Show, which opened to the public in New York on 2 March is always one of the highlights of the art fair season. This year, the first fully under new Executive Director Benjamin Genocchio is a step to separate the fair competitors like Frieze and Art Basel. “This is not a franchise fair,” Genocchio explained to the assembled press before the doors opened on Wednesday. “This is a New York institution.”
Christopher Le Brun, PRA, painter, and president of the Royal Academy is a very busy man. With two shows currently on in the United States, Christopher Le Brun: Composer, at the Albertz Benda gallery in New York (2 March-15 April 2017) and in Vero Beach, Florida (25 February-27 April 2017) at the Gallery at Windsor, he continues to expand his international reach as a force to be reckoned with.
The selection of Rotterdam-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) as the Manifesta 12 team for urban studies in Palermo, Sicily, has been followed up by the appointment of an international, interdisciplinary team of four creative mediators.
28 February 2017
The Newport Street Gallery has announced their next solo exhibition which follows Gavin Turk’s successful exhibition at Damien Hirst’s private Art Gallery. Ashley Bickerton an American artist (b.1959), will display work spanning more than three decades of his career and features almost 50 works, including both new and previously unexhibited pieces.
27 February 2017
Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer, 1963 will be a featured highlight at Christie’s in its May 17 Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale in New York.
26 February 2017
Doug Aitken, the American artist has created his most ambitious work to date. Entitled MIRAGE, it is a site-specific installation set in the Southern California desert.
22 February 2017
An Architect from Gando, Burkino Faso, Diébédo Francis Kéré, has won the commission to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017
20 February 2017
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park celebrates its 40th anniversary by presenting sculptures by internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
John Constable’s six-footer masterpiece Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows exhibited 1831 added the iconic rainbow after it was first exhibited, to mark the death of his friend Archdeacon John Fisher in 1832.
The discovery of fake and forged works has been something that has plagued the art market for centuries. There have been a number of famous cases, including the fake Frans Hals that Sotheby’s recently sold for ten million dollars, only to have to revoke the sale after the work was revealed as a forgery.
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.
A comprehensive first European retrospective of the work of Marina Abramović has opened in Stockholm.
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
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, […]
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
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
I was introduced to Matthias Waschek through a friend. He is Director of the Worcester Art Museum.
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.