20 November 2017

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Why Tintin illustrations by Politically Controversial Hergé Break the £1m Mark

Last week, an India ink drawing of Tintin and his dog Snowy sold for almost $500,000 (£380,000) at auction in Paris.

19 November 2017

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London Art Fair 2018 Marks 30th Anniversary With Milestone Curated Exhibition

The 30th Anniversary of the London Art Fair 2018 will be marked with a wide range of leading British and international galleries.

17 November 2017

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Da Vinci Buyer: The Collector Behind The World’s Most Expensive Painting

Speculation is rife following the $450.3m sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvatore Mundi. The painting, sold at Christie’s New York salesroom this week has become the most expensive work of art sold at auction to date.

16 November 2017

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Gavin Turk Creates A Tasty Treat For The Skip Gallery

Skip Gallery is the brainchild of artists Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker. It transforms portable dumpsters into mobile art galleries.have announced their latest collaboration with renowned YBA artist Gavin Turk, who has created a special tasty treat for the Skip team.

16 November 2017

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Leonardo da Vinci $450m Christ Becomes Most Expensive Painting Sold At Auction

A Leonardo da Vinci painting depicting Christ has become the world’s most expensive work of art sold at auction. The rediscovered masterpiece by the Renaissance master sold for a historic $450,312,500, superseding the previous world record for the most expensive work of art at auction.

15 November 2017

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Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky Join Forces For Saatchi Gallery Exhibition

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism, is a new exhibition dedicated to Post-Soviet Union protest art over the past 25 years. This is a world premiere for protest artists Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky. Alongside this exhibition, award-winning theatre group Les Enfant Terribles will present Inside Pussy Riot, a groundbreaking immersive theatre experience including performances by founding Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.

Paul Carey-Kent Presents Recommended London Art exhibitions November 2017

Paul Carey-Kent presents his recommended London Art exhibitions for November 2017. It is a varied selection containing a number of different mediums and styles.

14 November 2017

Van Gogh Landscape Achieves $81.3m Heralding New York Auction Season

Christie’s autumn auction of impressionist and modern art in New York saw a painting by Vincent Van Gogh achieving $81.3 million kicking off what may prove to be a record season.

13 November 2017

Da Vinci Salvator Mundi: Will Condition Detract From $100m Christie’s Price Tag

So why is Salvator Mundi the last Leonardo Da Vinci painting in private hands up for sale in a Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale?

9 November 2017

Stolen Matisse Bronze Bust Returned To Swiss Museum

An important Matisse bronze bust stolen from a Swiss museum in the 1990s has been returned. The work of art depicting his daughter Marguerite, a subject of many of his artworks was executed in 1906.

9 November 2017

Roman Temple of Mithras Unveiled Beneath New London Bloomberg HQ

London: The Roman Temple of Mithras, dating from the third century, nearly 1,800 years ago, has been unveiled in its reconstructed form on the site of its original discovery in the heart of the City of London.

7 November 2017

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Launches With Spectacular Week-long Series Of Celebrations

The highly-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi has opened to a select group of dignitaries and press for a preview look at one of the worlds most prestigious new museum spaces.

6 November 2017

Banksy Holds Tea Party To Highlight Balfour Declaration 100th Anniversary

The elusive British street artist Banksy has apologised for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration

4 November 2017

Grayson Perry Unveils An Exhibition Of Frocks At the Walker Liverpool

A collection of frocks belonging to the Turner Prize-winning transvestite artist Grayson Perry has been unveiled at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery

31 October 2017

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Alt Power 100 ArtLyst 2017 – Meet The Alternative Powerhouses

Alt Power 100 ArtLyst: 2017 has been an extraordinary year for exhibitions both here in the UK and abroad.

30 October 2017

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Paris Art Exhibitions Autumn 2017 Black Flags, Bears And Reflections

While Touring around Paris attending the 44th edition of FIAC at the Grand Palais, Zoltan Alexander encountered countless art exhibitions throughout the city.

29 October 2017

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Sean Scully To Be Represented By Blain|Southern London

The Irish/American Abstract Artist Sean Scully has announced that he is to be represented by Blain| Southern in London. This follows over twenty successful years with Timothy Taylor in Mayfair.

28 October 2017

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Gurlitt Nazi Looted Art Collection Goes On Display

A simultaneous double exhibition focusing on artworks from the Cornelius Gurlitt hoard of art confiscated by the Nazis and hidden for more than three-quarters of a century by a disgraced family of Nazi collaborators will finally go on show from the 2 November in Germany and Switzerland.

27 October 2017

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Did Donald Trump Buy His Fake Renoir From Woodshed Gallery On Invaluable?

Fake art like fake news has been making headlines lately. But where do you go to buy it? Invaluable the online auction platform who lists respected international firms such as Sotheby’s, Swann and Tajans as “Auction House, Gallery & Dealer Partners”is a good place to start.

27 October 2017

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Henry Moore Masterpiece Old Flo Reinstated By Tower Hamlets Mayor 

A bronze sculpture by Henry Moore that was the subject of an ownership battle when corrupt former mayor Lutfer Rahman attempted to sell it for millions at auction, has been reinstated in East London.

26 October 2017

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Monochrome: A World Void Of Colour Explored At The National Gallery

Monochrome: Painting in Black And White is an extraordinary new show at the National Gallery in London.

25 October 2017

FIAC 2017 The Grande Dame of Art Fairs By Virginie Syn

FIAC opened this year under an incredible Indian summer heat. One could see the clear blue sky through the glass roof of the magnificent 1900 Belle Époque Grand Palais. With 193 galleries from 30 countries, FIAC succeeded this year in getting back American collectors who had come in far fewer numbers last year.

25 October 2017

Howard Hodgkin Estate Sale Soars At Sotheby’s

A testament to the exceptional eye of British painter Howard Hodgkin has been finalised when the kaleidoscope of exquisite objects that the artist so carefully drew together in his home, exceeded pre-sale expectations and sold for a combined total of £5,184,887 / $6,843,532 / €5,806,049

24 October 2017

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Mona Hatoum Selected For Whitechapel’s Art Icon Award 2018

Mona Hatoum (b. 1952) is the fifth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award at the Whitechapel Gallery. The Art Icon 2018 award will be presented on Monday 29 January 2018.

24 October 2017

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Bloomberg Launches Art-worthy New European Headquarters

I have just returned from an outing to Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London

22 October 2017

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Missing Matisse Cut-Outs To Be Returned To Artist’s Heirs

Two cut-outs by the Post Impressionist artist Henri Matisse ‘White Palm on Red’ and ‘Green Snail on Blue’, valued at $4.5 million are to be returned to the Heirs of the artist.

21 October 2017

Stolen Stanley Spencer Painting Worth £1m Recovered From Drugs Den

A painting by Sir Stanley Spencer titled Cookham from Englefield, that was stolen five years ago from the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Berkshire has been uncovered in a raid on a drug dealer’s home in Kingston- Upon-Thames. The work of art valued at over £1m has now been returned to the gallery, police have revealed.

20 October 2017

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The Vigorous Imagination: New Scottish Art Explored 30 Years On

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark exhibition ‘The Vigorous Imagination: New Scottish Art’ that was presented at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 1987 as the featured Edinburgh International Festival art exhibition.

20 October 2017

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Major Sean Scully Exhibition Set To Tour Russia

The internationally acclaimed abstract artist Sean Scully is to launch a major touring exhibition in Russia following a series of highly successful exhibitions in China. The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow will host the first, opening on 3 November 2017.

19 October 2017

2017 Canadian Biennial Unveiled At National Gallery of Canada

The 2017 Canadian Biennial opens today at the National Gallery of Canada. More than 100 recent acquisitions of Canadian and Indigenous contemporary art

18 October 2017

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HIX Award Shortlist Exhibition Unveiled At Hix Art In Shoreditch

Mark Hix and HIX ART have announced the return of the highly- anticipated HIX Award, the nationally acclaimed annual competition for art students and recent graduates.

17 October 2017

Piotr Pavlensky Arrested For Arson Attack On Paris Banque de France

Update Thursday 19 October: Pyotr Pavlensky  and his partner Oksana Shalygina have been detained, and placed in pre-trial detention in Paris following Monday’s Performance Art arson attack on a branch of the Bank of France. Pavlensky had been initially admitted to a police psychiatric unit, but a judge decided on Wednesday the pair should be placed in a pre-trial holding facility..