9 April 2017

Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 A Journey By Virginie Puertolas-Syn

There is such a contrast between Maastricht and Hong Kong. Two different cities, continents, cultures and art fairs.It is this contrast that I embrace and cherish travelling from one fair to the other just a few days apart.

2 April 2017

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TEFAF 2017 The Journey Virginie Puertolas-Syn Picks Six Of The Best

Coming to TEFAF 2017 is a journey, but it is worth it. The fair is a feast for the art lovers eyes.

30 March 2017

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Eddie Martinez Speaks To Artlyst About His Latest London Exhibition

The American abstract painter Eddie Martinez speaks to Paul Carter Robinson ahead of his London Exhibition Cowboy Town which opened today at Timothy Taylor London.

30 March 2017

Geraldine Swayne: People On The Verge Of Action – Interview By Darren Coffield

In our latest in the series of Artist To Artist Darren Coffield interviews the portrait artist Geraldine Swayne who has a new show at London’s Fine Art Society.

28 March 2017

Marc Quinn Unveils His Most Intimate Exhibition At Sir John Soane’s Museum

The new Marc Quinn exhibition at the Sir John Soane’s Museum is a rare treat. It merges contemporary art with one of the finest house museum settings in the world.

27 March 2017

10 Exhibitions To See Outside of London This Easter 2017

The clocks have gone forward heralding British Summer Time and the Easter holidays are approaching. So if you are thinking of leaving London for a short break, here is a select list of 10 exhibitions to see around Britain.

24 March 2017

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Fourth Plinth Commission “Good For A Disposable Laugh” – Edward Lucie-Smith

The next two occupants of the so-called Fourth Plinth Commission in Trafalgar Square have just been announced and, true to form, the British visual arts establishment has laboured and given birth to a mouse. Or, to be fair, to two mice, one of them just slightly larger than the other. I speak not in terms of size, but in those of probable effect.

19 March 2017

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Refugee Artists Learning from The Lives Of Others – Revd Jonathan Evens

The Lives of Others is two exhibitions of work by German refugee artists at Ben Uri Gallery and Museum from 29 March – 18 June 2017, while Chaim Stephenson: Between Myth and Reality at St Martin-in-the-Fields (to Wednesday 10 May) showcases work by an artist with a lifelong concern for people driven from their homes.

14 March 2017

Quiz – Test Your Knowledge of Sir Howard Hodgkin

Turner-prize winning artist Sir Howard Hodgkin sadly died last week at the age of 84. Test your knowledge of him here.

13 March 2017

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Howard Hodgkin A Road Trip Through India By Paul Carter Robinson

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 […]

4 March 2017

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Armory Show Highlights By Gallerist Zavier Ellis Of Charlie Smith London

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.”

3 March 2017

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Christopher Le Brun PRA Touch And Improvisation The Artlyst Interview

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.

13 February 2017

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Top 10 Most Memorable Kisses in Art

Throughout the History of Art, there are examples of loving couples in passionate embraces. Here Artlyst presents its top 10 most memorable kisses in art.

7 February 2017

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Hull UK City of Culture Off To A Strong Start

Hull’s year as UK City of Culture is already off to a strong start, with January seeing the reopening of the Ferens Art Gallery and the launch of the new Humber Street Gallery with its first exhibition: COUM Transmissions. Since winning the title in 2013, the city has enjoyed a £1 billion boost in investment and unprecedented visitor numbers.

6 February 2017

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David Hockney Unveils His First British Retrospective Exhibition At Tate Britain

David Hockney unveils his first retrospective at Tate Britain opening to the public 9th February.

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.

2 February 2017

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American Abstract Expressionism Triumphs At The Guggenheim Bilbao

It is rare that I feel an exhibition is important enough to review twice on Artlyst but in the case of the Abstract Expressionist exhibition that was unveiled at the Royal Academy, earlier this year.

1 February 2017

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Knoedler Fraud Sentencing Sends Out Mixed Messages To Our Unregulated Industry

The Knoedler & Co. gallery fraud case which involved selling $80m/£63m in fake Abstract Expressionist artworks to unknowing collectors seems to be edging to a lenient closure for the corrupt dealer Glafira Rosales.

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.

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.

13 January 2017

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Maria Balshaw: What’s A Great Contemporary Art Museum Without A Living Shaman

When Maria Balshaw takes over from Sir Nicolas Serota at Tate (not yet officially confirmed as I write this, but a racing certainty), she takes over an empire that seems to be in excellent health.

6 January 2017

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Artlyst Competition: Win A Pair Of Preview Evening Tickets To The London Art Fair

Artlyst is once again media partners with the London Art Fair 2017. Competition: Answer The Following questions and email to info@ artlyst.com subject as, Artlyst LAF Competition.

All answers can be easily found on Artlyst.

3 January 2017

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360 Degree Tour of the Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy

In case you missed the Royal Academy of Arts Autumn blockbuster exhibition Abstract Expressionism or you want to re-live it, here is a 360 degree tour of the show.

31 December 2016

Exhibition Curious The Essential Artlyst 2017 Preview

London in 2017 will play host to a number of truly exciting exhibitions. Here is a sample of what will be on offer.

30 December 2016

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Top 10 – Black Paintings

In 2016 Anish Kapoor acquired exclusive rights to the unique Vanta black pigment, reported to be the blackest shade of black in existence. So this week Artlyst celebrates the Top 10 black paintings.

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – Dada Artists

2016 saw the 100 year anniversary of the first Dada performances at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland. So in reverence to this important moment in 20th century Art History, Artlyst brings you the Top 10 Dadaist Artists.

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – International Black Artists

Here is the Artlyst for the top 10 international black artists working today, the first of many celebrating diversity in the visual arts!

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – Feminist Artists

The feminist art movement emerged in the 1960s with women artists taking an interest in how they differed from their male counterparts. Artlyst has put together its top 10 feminist artists.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Appropriation Artworks

Appropriation art or the art of appropriation is is the use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. Here is the Artlyst top ten most controversial works of Appropriation Art, and some of the court cases that followed.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – White Artworks

As Winter is upon us and the nights are already closing in, what can be more appropriate than works of art in monochromatic white.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Peace Artworks

The horrific events in Paris over the weekend has prompted us to look back to the many artists in the last fifty years who have realised the power of art as a tool in raising awareness and propagating the concept of world peace. Here are our top ten examples of this very powerful medium.

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Skull Works Of Art

In this week’s Top 10 theme, Artlyst has searched Art History for the 10 best works of art featuring skulls.