7 December 2016

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Quiz – Bloomberg New Contemporaries

Test your knowledge of Bloomberg New Contemporaries, the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British art schools.

7 December 2016

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Quiz – Assemble 2015 Turner Prize Winners

Test your knowledge of Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble.

7 December 2016

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Quiz – Well Known Artists Who Have Been In Bands

Test your knowledge of well-known artists who have been in bands.

6 December 2016

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Satellite, Design Miami and Basel Miami Day Five Miami Art Week 2016

Now in its second year, SATELLITE is a rough and ready newcomer, to Miami Art Week. It is the antithesis of the main Basel fair, exhibiting emerging art in its basic form, i.e. no frames or much wall art.

6 December 2016

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Art Miami and Context Exhausting Day Four Miami Art Week

It wasn’t easy to get up this morning after the Moschino party at the Delano but after three large coffees and the prospect of visiting Art Miami and Context I set out to the Miami Beach Convention Centre to pick up the free shuttle bus to the Design District and Wynwoods area of Miami. It […]

6 December 2016

Rubber Sole: Miami Art Week The Madness Continues Day Three

Here we are on day three, with more fairs opening and more blisters on my Todd clad feet. Yes and these are my comfortable shoes! Tip: If you are serious about seeing incomprehensible levels of art wear rubber soled shoes! First off this morning after gallons of free coffee at the SLS off to the […]

6 December 2016

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Art Basel Explored – Artlyst Survives Day Two of Miami Art Week

Art Basel Miami is the world’s largest and perhaps the most important art event in the world. It opened yesterday and takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, all this week

6 December 2016

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Miami Art Week Day One Untitled and Sun Xun Pavilion Launch

Art week in Miami 2016 got underway full throttle with the opening of Untitled, Art Miami/Context, Scope and a number of private parties to cause a liver transplant. We attended Untitled which is perhaps the best of the satellite offerings.

28 November 2016

The Art of St Martin In The Fields By Revd Jonathan Evens

Although to some, such as Anselm Franke [i], ‘Faith is incompatible with art’ and even ‘destroys the sovereignty of art,’ the practice of a church like St Martin-in-the-Fields eloquently demonstrates that that need not be so.

24 November 2016

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Quiz – David Bowie Art Connections

David Bowie had a love of visual art. Test your knowledge of Bowie’s connection with art and artists.

24 November 2016

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Quiz – The Max Mara Art Prize

Test your knowledge of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women

24 November 2016

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Quiz – Modern Artists Influenced By Delacroix

Inspired by the National Gallery London’s recent exhibition Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art – how much do you know about the artists who were influenced by Delacroix?

24 November 2016

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Quiz – Botticelli Reimagined and Appropriated

Inspired by the V&A’s exhibition Botticelli Reimagined, Artlyst tests your knowledge of Botticelli appropriation

24 November 2016

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Quiz – Where’s Banksy?

Test your knowledge of Banksy

24 November 2016

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Quiz – How Much Do U Know About R.Crumb

Test your knowledge of R Crumb

23 November 2016

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Quiz – Damien Hirst vs Jeff Koons

How much do you know about Hirst and Koons?

23 November 2016

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Quiz – Zaha Hadid

Test your knowledge of architect/designer Zaha Hadid

23 November 2016

Quiz – Robert Mapplethorpe

How much do you know about Robert Mapplethorpe?

22 November 2016

Quiz – Three Little Known Facts About Francis Bacon

Test your knowledge of Francis Bacon

21 November 2016

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Quiz – Anish Kapoor Olympic Orbit Tower Factoid

Test your knowledge of Anish Kapoor’s Olympic Orbit Tower

21 November 2016

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The Art Of The Firing Squad: Execution Expressed In Painting

In art, the firing squad is composed as much in time as it is in space; in these first words of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, we encounter a plethora of narrative potential for past future heroism.

18 November 2016

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London gets state of the art Design Museum

The Design Museum unveiled its new building to the press yesterday ahead of its public opening on 24 November 2016. Housed in a landmark grade II listed modernist building from the 1960s on Kensington High Street, formerly the home of the Commonwealth Institute, the building has been sensitively retuned by John Pawson, the culmination of a five-year construction process costing £83m.

17 November 2016

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Top 10 – Art/Fashion Collaborations

To coincide with London Fashion Week, Artlyst this week takes a look at the best fashion and art collaborations.

6 November 2016

80’s Art Star David Salle On Seeing Art The Way Artists Do

In his new book ‘How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art’ 80’s art star David Salle aspires to teach nonartists to see art the way artists do!

6 November 2016

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Was Caravaggio A Good Christian? By Revd Jonathan Evens St Stephen Walbrook

Caravaggio – “What a man! What a painter, but what a man and what a believer.” Those are the words of François Bousquet, Rector of San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome, the church which, in the stunning Contarelli Chapel, houses the magnificent paintings which formed Caravaggio’s first major commission and made his reputation. Bousquet makes his assertion in the introductory film […]

2 November 2016

Art Basel Miami Beach Announces 2016 Film Programme Selected By David Gryn

Art Basel Miami Beach has announced the Film Programme for the 2016 event. This year it will run from November 30 through December 4, presenting a premier program of over 50 film and video works by some of today’s most exciting artists from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

1 November 2016

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David Bowie Collection A Very Personal Curation Of Style And Taste

From 1–10 November, the collection will be exhibited at Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries in London, giving fans, collectors, art lovers and experts a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves in the extraordinary range of objects that informed Bowie’s private world.

12 October 2016

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Hugh Mendes Talks to Artlyst About His Preoccupation With Death And Memento Mori

Hugh Mendes is a German-born British painter. He graduated with an MA in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Art School,  in 2001 after reading a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art 1975-78. Mendes’ work has been shown globally at Museum shows and it is in prominent private collections […]

9 October 2016

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Paul Carey Kent Picks His Frieze Favourites For The 2016 Fair

An average year seems the general verdict on Frieze. Everyone picks up on the Focus section of young gallery projects, so I’ve concentrated on the main fair with works from some of the best stands. Most worthwhile art is transformative in some way, but many of my favourite works at this year’s Frieze (to Sunday 9 […]

6 October 2016

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Frieze And Frieze Masters Artlyst Chooses Their Top 20 Artworks 2016

Visitors to London during Frieze week will no doubt be in for art over-kill this year, with thousands of artworks, on hundreds of stands, housed in two ginormous plastic tents, in opposite parts of Regents Park London. Each year Artlyst runs around like a headless chicken in order to choose their favourite pieces. Here are the offerings in no specific […]

2 October 2016

What Else Is On In London During Frieze Week 2016 by Paul Carey Kent

Paul Carey-Kent gives us his selection of what to do in London during Frieze week. There’s quite the overload of art. So if you have time for Frieze and Frieze Masters, here are a dozen other things to do. Seni Awa Camara: Maternité Submergente, 1986 at Magnin-A, Paris 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (Thurs-Sun at Somerset House). I […]

18 September 2016

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Berlin Art Week’s Distinctive Feel September 2016 By Ben Austin

Ok, so it isn’t Basel, or even Frieze for that matter, but ABC provides something a bit different from the mega fairs, on a smaller scale and dedicated solo presentation, the vast majority of the galleries are German and they all have that distinctive feel, of being clinical and exact in presentation and execution, perhaps […]