23 December 2016

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Top 10 – Richest Living Artists

Artlyst’s list of the richest living artists. (First published June 2015).

23 December 2016

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Top 10 – Greatest Cat Paintings

Well, I knew you just had to click onto this! Couldn’t resist …Right!!! This week Artlyst features some of the greatest paintings (and other works of art) depicting cats and all by famous artists!!!  MEEEEOOOOWWWW!!!! During the 19th century, French artists featured cats in many of their works. Manet, Tissot and Delacroix used them as […]

23 December 2016

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Top 10 – Outlandish Turner Prize Nominees

Love it or loath it, the Turner Prize award always raises a critic’s scrutinising eyebrow. Some past prize winners are now household names, others have sunk into the hinterlands of obscurity. Here are some of the more outlandish past entrants.

22 December 2016

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Top 10 – Political Works Of Art

There has always been a strong relationship between art and politics. Artlyst brings you the Top Ten Political Works Of Art.

22 December 2016

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Top 10 – Art Frauds

History tells that where there is big money to be made there is always a scammer out there to fake it. Here are 10 examples of the biggest art forgeries out there.

22 December 2016

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Artbytch 2016: Death, Fake News And A Few Bloody Good Exhibitions

Artbytch looks back on a depressing year with great exhibitions.

22 December 2016

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Top 10 – Art Disasters

Throughout the centuries art has suffered at the hands of natural disaster, (Pompeii) conflict (WW2) and negligent owners (Casino owner Steve Wynn). Here is Artlyst’s top 10 list of art disasters.

22 December 2016

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Top 10 – Hated Works Of Art

This week’s Top 10 takes a look at works of art that have been hated by some but not always by all.

22 December 2016

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Top 10 – Offensive Works Of Art

Warning… If you are easily offended then please do not open this top 10!

22 December 2016

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Top 10 – Laughable Works Of Art

Here is our selection for the Top 10 Most Laughable Works of Art. We leave it up to your imagination as to what we’re conveying by giving these pieces airtime on Artlyst.

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Artists Behaving Badly

Artists were very likely the first ‘Rock Stars! Since Caravaggio, they have left behind a legacy of volatile extremes whether it be drunken incontinence or in your face infidelities. Here are a few examples of ‘Bad Ass’ artists .

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Come Up And See My Etchings

Artlyst Top Ten etchings. A few of them still make me blush!

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Most Violent Works Of Art

This is not an easy or palatable topic, but art is steeped in violence. Here are ten of Artlyst’s favourite historic examples of this most horrid visual manifestation.

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Monochrome: Works of Art in Black and White

A new exhibition at the National Gallery is a celebration of monochrome and in particular painting in black and white. Artlyst has curated its own selection.

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Most Expensive Works Of Art

With Sotheby’s new record for the highest total at a London auction, it would seem that the sky is indeed the limit where the global art market is concerned, with high-powered collectors prepared now more than ever to push the barrier of $100 million for works by big names, and with it possibly the envelope […]

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Art Attacks

Cultural vandalism manifests itself in various ugly ways. There are examples of government approved vandalism, like the destruction of TFL’s Eduardo Paolozzi Mosaic Arches At Tottenham Court Road Station. Or the council sanctioned removal of Banksy’s ‘Bird Mob’ from a Clacton-on-Sea restroom. Mindless vandalism through direct action is also rife, just look at the stomach […]

21 December 2016

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Top 10 – Outsider Artists

Artlyst’s Top 10 Outsider Artists.

20 December 2016

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The Best Exhibitions Of 2016 – Chosen By Paul Black

Paul Black chooses his best exhibitions of 2016 and delves deeper than the blockbusters and often further afield from London.

19 December 2016

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A Long Way From Pinochet: Homoerotic Art In Santiago’s National Museum

I’m just back from a week in Santiago, the capital of Chile. The third time I’ve been there, but the first two were just before Pinochet stepped down as President in 1990, and just after – that’s quite a while ago now.

19 December 2016

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Top 10 – Kitsch Works Of Art

It’s time to enjoy Artlyst’s list of The Top Ten Kitsch Works Of Art.

19 December 2016

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Top 10 – Strangest Art Performances

Artlyst has delved through the archives of art world oddities to bring you the reader the strangest art performance pieces of all time.

19 December 2016

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Top 10 – Christmas Works Of Art

Artlyst has put together its top ten Christmas works of art for the festive season. This list includes a wide range of Yuletide art, both classical and contemporary, traditional and controversial – so put your Christmas jumper on, pour yourself some Christmas punch, leave the last minute shopping to some other fool, and bury yourself […]

19 December 2016

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Top 10 – Most Wanted Stolen Artworks

Artlyst has compiled our latest curated Top Ten with our ‘Most Wanted Stolen Artworks’ as taken from the Art Loss Register database.

19 December 2016

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Top 10 – Erotic Artworks

Throughout history artists have created erotic art. Defining erotic art is difficult since perceptions of both what is erotic and what is art fluctuate. A sculpture of a phallus in some African cultures may be considered a traditional symbol of potency though not overtly erotic. In addition, a distinction is often made between erotic art […]

19 December 2016

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Top 10 – Best Lego Contemporary Art Masterpieces

Lego is a fun and versatile medium for expression and with it several artists have taken to task the recreation of famous works of art. Here is a selection of our top ten favourites.

19 December 2016

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Top 10 – Bad Public Sculptures Outed

Artlyst has decided to cross the line and ‘name and shame’ local UK councils and public bodies for commissioning some of the most horrendous misuses of bronze and other materials in history. This is entirely a subjective list of visual misdemeanours which have invaded our parks and civic buildings. Some of the works have been […]

19 December 2016

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Art Impacted – A Radical Response To Radicalisation By Revd Jonathan Evens

We face the world in which it appears ever more likely that a Clash of Civilisations will be played out on the world stage, potentially with weapons of mass destruction, as the axis of the world appears to have shifted significantly in this year of political shocks.

14 December 2016

Artlyst Chooses the Best London Museum Exhibitions for the holiday season 2016

If you finally have time on your hands to catch up on all the exhibitions now on in London, here’s our handy 2 part guide to what’s on.

8 December 2016

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Quiz – How much do you know about the Turner Prize?

How much do you know about the Turner Prize?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – James Turrell

How much do you know about light artist James Turrell?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Masterpiece

How much do you know about the world’s masterpieces?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Top Selling Artists in 2015

How much do you know about the top selling artists in 2015?