1 August 2009

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The Real Van Gogh :The Artist and His Letters

In January 2010, the Royal Academy of Arts will stage a landmark exhibition of the work of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). The focus of the exhibition will be the artist’s remarkable correspondence. Over 35 original letters, rarely exhibited to the public due to their fragility, will be on display, together with around 65 paintings and […]

1 August 2009

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Rankin Retrospective and Rankin Live Exhibition

Photographer, publisher, and most recently film director, Rankin established his reputation when he launched Dazed & Confused with his business partner Jefferson Hack in 1991. From his iconic shot of Kylie lying naked and prostrate, to the Queen smiling enigmatically, Rankin’s iconic, intimate portraiture style, and his mischievous eye have gained him a reputation as […]

1 August 2009

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The Twiggy Exhibition

As well as those famous early images, the Twiggy photo exhibition features some of her recent modelling work. In all, there are more than 20 images of her spanning the decades. She’s appeared in all the leading magazines, and has more recently become the face of Marks and Spencers. Some of the leading photographers to […]

1 August 2009

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Corot to Monet A Fresh Look at Landscape from the Collection

A major part of the exhibition will then focus on the work of the  ‘Corot to Monet’ will demonstrate how painters such as Théodore Rousseau, Jean François Millet and Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz de la Peña captured their native scenery to great effect. The National Gallery is taking a fresh look at each of the 2,300 paintings […]

31 July 2009

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Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist will create a kind of domestic fantasy for her exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Zürich. The ground floor galleries will be transformed by the artist into her dream living room — a space whose walls, floors and furnishings are alive with images. Rist’s video installations take many guises. She has likened them in […]

31 July 2009

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Martin Eder

Hauser & Wirth presents the first UK exhibition of the Berlin-based artist Martin Eder. Populated by naked young women and saccharine fluffy pets, Eder’s semi-surrealistic paintings exude an engaging perversity. His scenarios have a nightmarish feeling and explore the uneasy interdependence of culture, kitsch and commerce in contemporary art. ‘My paintings are actually battle scenes,’ […]

31 July 2009

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Subodh Gupta

Describing himself as ‘the idol thief’, Subodh Gupta is one of the most exciting and audacious contemporary artists to have emerged in recent years. The man dubbed by The Guardian as the ‘Sub-continental Marcel Duchamp’ will exhibit simultaneously at Hauser & Wirth’s Piccadilly and Old Bond Street galleries throughout October. Among the works he’s making […]

31 July 2009

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A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break

New audiovisual work by David Blandy, Henry Coombes and Tereza Buskova, plus works from the Zabludowicz Collection 9 July to 16 August 2009 176 is pleased to announce A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break, an exhibition of new audiovisual work made with the support of the Zabludowicz Collection. New films by David Blandy, […]

24 July 2009

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David Byrne: Playing the Building

Playing the Building, David Byrne’s interactive sound installation, drew crowds to New York’s Battery Maritime Museum last year. This August sees the UK premiere of his vision of ‘Victorian steam-punk technology’ at the 160-year-old Roundhouse. Imagine an old pump organ, set at the heart of the Roundhouse, with a series of low-tech cables and wires […]

24 July 2009

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Ryan McGinley

MOONMILK Alison Jacques Gallery announces the first UK solo show of acclaimed American artist Ryan McGinley with an exhibition of 24 new colour photographs shot in caves across North America. Over the last year, McGinley and his crew explored huge caves underground, venturing into unknown territory, seeking out spectacular natural spaces, some previously undocumented. The […]

24 July 2009

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Gay Icons

fascinating and inspirational stories will be illustrated by over sixty photographic portraits including works by Andy Warhol, Snowdon and Cecil Beaton together with specially commissioned portraits of the selectors by Mary McCartney. All are set in a striking exhibition design conceived by renowned theatre designer, Robert Jones. The chosen icons, who may or may not […]

24 July 2009

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Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed

Highlighting key pop cultural figures from each year of this remarkable decade, the exhibition includes classic images of groups such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Who as well as early portraits of singers such as Cliff Richard, Billy Fury, Marianne Faithful, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie.Bringing together 150 photographs, together […]

24 July 2009

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Salome: Oscar Wilde and Maud Allan

The play was not publically performed in England until 1931. However, a dance interpretation by Maud Allan became the theatrical phenomenon of 1908. The Vision of Salome ran for eighteen months, creating an atmosphere of ‘Salomania’, and making Allan a star. A decade later, her career was ruined by a libel trial focused on her […]

24 July 2009

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Quentin Crisp: the naked civil servant

With hennaed hair, nail varnish on both his finger and toe nails and a repertoire of dramatic poses, he made a memorable subject for students in the art colleges around London and the home counties where he worked.  Crisp’s poses were so extreme they could not be held long enough for painting and so he […]

24 July 2009

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Martin Amis and Friends: Photographs by Angela Gorgas

Taken in London and Paris the photographs feature literary and social figures including Ian McEwan, Christopher Hitchens, Kingsley Amis, James Fenton, Pat Kavanagh and Candia McWilliam. These photographs have remained in the photographer’s private collection for almost 30 years and offer us a unique insight into Amis and his friends in the period when the […]

24 July 2009

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Bob Dylan 1966 European Tour

In an interview in 2008, Feinstein recalled, ‘I was in a unique position, given complete access and trust during a very special period. I saw Bob perform hundreds of times, travelled with him, often spent 24 hours a day with him…I liked his work, Bob liked mine. He knew I would make him look interesting. […]

22 July 2009

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Edinburgh Art Festival

This festival is highly recommended by Artlyst and is the most important annual visual art related event in Scotland.The Edinburgh Art Festival is Scotland’s largest annual festival of visual art and has something for everyone. Established in 2004, the Festival works in partnership with the city’s artists, galleries, museums and visual art spaces to present […]

22 July 2009

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NEW WORKS BY GALLERY ARTISTS

Including work by Stephen Chambers, Renny Tait, Jane Edden, Claerwen James and Bernard Cohen

22 July 2009

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Charles LeDray: Mens Suits

Charles LeDray is one of the best kept secrets in contemporary art. Based in a small studio in New York, LeDray labours quietly away for years on individual sculptures comprising a huge number of individual parts. Amongst his past work is a glass vitrine housing over two thousand unique miniature porcelain vessels, and other works […]

22 July 2009

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Roger Hiorns: SEIZURE

British artist Roger Hiorns uses unusual materials to effect surprising transformations on found objects and urban situations. Fire emerges from storm drains, perfume permeates metal surfaces, and copper sulphate crystals colonise industrial objects. SEIZURE was Hiorns’ most ambitious work to date and his first major sculptural project within an urban site, and it marked a […]

22 July 2009

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Architrope – TOM WOLSELEY

Under the conceptual framework of Architrope, Tom Wolseley will be showing CABIN/ET, funded by Arts Council of England, sponsored by MAERSK and supported by Hackney Council. It is a recycled shipping container in the Hackney Road Recreation Ground, next to the gallery. It will be seen from the gallery and accessed from Hackney road. It […]

22 July 2009

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DANA POPA: NOT NATASHA

Photographs documenting the experiences of sex-trafficked women in Moldova.

22 July 2009

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SOUND ESCAPES

A group exhibition marking the culmination of a radical sound based research project Peter Cusack, Simon Elvins, Fédération Internationale des Chasseurs de Sons, Nikolaus Gansterer, Stephen Gill, Dan Holdsworth, Jacob Kirkegaard, Camille Norment, Dawn Scarfe, Thomson & Craighead Curated by Angus Carlyle and Irene Revell; produced by Electra

22 July 2009

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Alan Phelan: Fragile Absolutes

Fragile Absolutes presents 16 new and recent works inspired by Irish artist Alan Phelan’s ongoing engagement with political history, cultural theory, popular culture, masculinity and modified cars. The titles, subtitles and structure of the exhibition are derived from a project Phelan completed during his time on IMMA’s Artists’ Residency Programme in 2008. Taking the italicised […]

22 July 2009

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EOIN MC HUGH

New paintings by Dublin-based painter

22 July 2009

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The Foto8 Summer Show and Award 2009

ArtLyst recommends this exhibition taking place for or one month, The Summer Show provides London’s greatest spectacle of photography with over 100 images on display – an inspiring variety of framed and mounted images of all shapes and sizes, installed from floor to ceiling. From landscapes and portraiture to documentary, various genres of photography are […]

22 July 2009

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Robert Motherwell – Open

Showing major works from Motherwell’s Open series. The exhibition is timed to correspond with the release of a seminal book on the series by 21 Publishing, with texts by leading international critics.

22 July 2009

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The Seamless Garment

the seamless garment – Group Show Prunella Clough, John Fraser, Sheila Girling, Jules de Goede, John McLean, Robert Motherwell and Geoff Rigden

22 July 2009

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NEWS Stern Pissarro Gallery is Moving to St. James’s Street NEWS

Stern Pissarro Gallery is moving to St. James’s Street . For over 30 years Stern Pissarro has held an unique position in the art world as the only gallery to specialise in Camille Pissarro and four generations of his descendants, covering 150 years of paintings, watercolours, drawings, pastels and numerous print techniques by this extraordinary […]

22 July 2009

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British Self-Portraits in the Twentieth Century

The earliest in this remarkable collection of 100 British Self-Portraits include work by Raymond Coxon, Ithell Colquhoun, Carel Weight and Anne Redpath from the inter-war years, but most are from the 1950’s and 1960’s, helping to evoke an entire period in British art and its myriad developing strands. All kinds of artistic influences are evident—art […]

22 July 2009

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ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

  Artlyst will be featuring this exhibition opening on 13th October. By the time of his death in 1989, Robert Mapplethorpe’s self portraits, nudes, and flower photographs were already seminal images of the 20th Century. Fuelled by a passion for classical sculpture and strongly influenced by his repressive Catholic upbringing Mapplethorpe quickly found expression through […]

22 July 2009

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In the Mix II

This exhibition is recommended by Artlyst.Back due to popular demand In the Mix II presents a vibrant and eclectic collection of contemporary and modern sculpture from a diverse collection of artists. Ranging from the idiosyncratic work of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi to the graceful mobiles of Daniel Chadwick, from the emotionally powerful works by Ugandan artist […]