13 October 2019

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Max Mara Art Prize for Women 8th Edition Announces Shortlist

The Whitechapel Gallery, Collezione Maramotti and Max Mara have announced the five shortlisted artists for the 8th edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women

13 October 2019

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John Giorno Multidisciplinary Artist Poet Dies Age 82

John Giorno whose legendary influence as an artist-poet stemming from the expansive and multidisciplinary nature of his work has died age 82.

9 October 2019

Frieze London Report 2019 – What The Galleries Said

The 17th edition of Frieze London closed on Sunday 6 October, has brought together more than 160 galleries from 35 countries, representing the fair’s most international edition to date and driving excellent sales across the fair.

8 October 2019

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Phillip A. Bruno Collection Gifted To The Hunterian Glasgow

A new exhibition at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, celebrates the gift of over 70 works from the collection of distinguished gallery director and art collector Phillip A. Bruno.

7 October 2019

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All Change: Tim Marlow Resigns As Royal Academy Art Director

Last week Christopher Le Brun announced he was stepping down as President of the Royal Academy and this week Tim Marlow the highly regarded Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts has revealed he will also be leaving to become Chief Executive and Director of London’s Design Museum.

3 October 2019

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Banksy: Devolved Parliament Chimp Painting Sells For £9.9m

The largest painting on canvas by the elusive street artist Banksy depicting the House of Commons populated with chimpanzees has sold at auction for a record £9.9m. The 4m (13ft) wide artwork Devolved Parliament was one of the showstoppers in the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale on Thursday. A “record price for a Banksy painting” “shame […]

1 October 2019

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Banksy Opens Croydon Pop Up Shop During Frieze Week

A shop by the Street Artist Banksy has appeared overnight at an empty retail premises in Croydon.

1 October 2019

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An Appreciation of the Life and Work of Susan Hiller – Sue Hubbard

On my way to Tate Modern in the rain, last night, I smiled, thinking just how much Susan Hiller would have liked that there was to be an evening there in her honour. Susan could be famously grumpy and the last time we had lunch together she spent much of it complaining that the Tate […]

1 October 2019

V&A Marks 500th Anniversary Of Raphael’s Death With Refurbished Cartoon Court

The V&A will mark the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death by transforming the way museum visitors experience the highly important Raphael Cartoons, loaned to the V&A from the Royal Collection by Her Majesty The Queen.

28 September 2019

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Turner Prize Plus Margate Now Festival Consolidates Seaside Town’s Art Credentials

I’ve watched Margate grow as a cultural hub since the launch of the Turner Contemporary Gallery in 2011.

27 September 2019

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Tacita Dean Awarded Government Art Collection/Outset Commission

The multidisciplinary artist Tacita Dean has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2019 by the Government Art Collection (GAC).

26 September 2019

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Brexit Party Appropriates Antony Gormley’s Angel Of The North For Video 

The Brexit Party has appropriated an image of Antony Gormley’s Angel Of The North in a party political broadcast. This is a clear misuse of an image that was created as a symbol of hope. The Angel of the North was created to serve as a focus for our evolving hopes and fears – Antony […]

24 September 2019

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Wallace Collection Opens Up Loan Options

The Wallace Collection is to change its policy and loan out works of art from the gallery to other museums.  In the past it was traditionally considered to be a ‘closed’ collection, the terms of Lady Wallace’s bequest do not expressly forbid lending or borrowing.

22 September 2019

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School of Paris Rendez-Vous at Louvre Abu Dhabi – Paul Carter Robinson

The influx of immigrants into any vernacular urban culture has always been a gamechanger, and there is no better example than Paris at the turn of the 20th century.

19 September 2019

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New Contemporaries Mark 70 Years Promoting The UK’s Best Emerging Art

Bloomberg New Contemporaries which has recently opened their 2019 edition at Leeds Art Gallery is a must-see exhibition for those trying to keep their finger on the pulse of the emerging art emanating from the UK’s top art colleges.

14 September 2019

Gold Toilet By Maurizio Cattelan Stolen From Blenheim Palace

Maurizio Cattelan’s infamous solid 18-carat gold sculpture of a toilet has been stolen from his exhibition at Blenheim Palace.  Thames Valley Police said that a gang broke into the palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire at about 4:50 BST and stole the artwork.

10 September 2019

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Robert Frank: Beat Generation Photographer Dead at 94

One of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century, Robert Frank, (November 9, 1924 – September 9, 2019) has died at the age of 94. He never crossed over into celebrity. He’s famous because he made a mark. He collected the world – Nan Goldin Frank was born in Switzerland but emigrated to the United States […]

10 September 2019

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Matt’s Gallery Celebrates 40 Years of Innovative Exhibitions

Matt’s Gallery is a London institution which in many ways has been responsible for the vibrant emerging art scene that London represents on the global stage. It opened in the capital on September 16th 1979 in the studio space of Robin Klassnik. The Gallery will mark its 40th Anniversary with a fundraising dinner and an […]

10 September 2019

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Hix Award 2019 Shortlisted Artists Announced

The HIX Award, the annual art prize set up by the restaurateur and author Mark Hix, have joined up with Hauser & Wirth as this year’s main sponsor. 

6 September 2019

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Stolen Joshua Reynolds Painting In Japanese Museum Was Sold By Sotheby’s

A painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, stolen from a UK stately home in 1984, has been discovered in the collection of a Japanese museum.

5 September 2019

Grayson Perry: Ground-Breaking Lost Pots Reunited For The First Time

A new exhibition at the Holburne Museum reunites ceramics from Grayson Perry’s earliest forays into the art world. It will re-introduce the explosive and creative works he made between 1982 and 1994

3 September 2019

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British Museum Acquires Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painting Belonging To William Morris

The British Museum has acquired an important painting by the English painter, poet and Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood founder, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882).

31 August 2019

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 Banksy’s 17-Ton Laugh Now Truck To Be Sold At Bonhams

Banksy’s 17-ton truck, covered in graffiti by his own hand, will be going under the hammer at Bonhams on Saturday 14 September, at its motor car auction, the Goodwood Revival sale. 

30 August 2019

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Nan Goldin Arrested As Sacklers Offer Insignificant Opioid Settlement

The American photographer Nan Goldin was arrested yesterday and charged with disorderly conduct. She and a group of protesters were stopped outside the Manhattan office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The P.A.I.N activists founded by Goldin are protesting the Sackler family’s involvement in the opioid crisis which has killed over 400,000 people in the […]

29 August 2019

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Ai Weiwei To Take Up Residence In The UK

The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has decided to take up residence in the UK. By swapping Berlin for Britain, Mr Ai is giving the UK his seal of approval as a vibrant art scene.

25 August 2019

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Banksy’s Dover Brexit Mural Likely To Be Sold At Auction

A popular Brexit mural, in the English port of Dover by the elusive Street Artist Banksy has been covered over by scaffolding and netting with white paint blocking out the artwork. The mural depicts a star being chiselled from the EU flag. It appeared near the Dover ferry terminal in May 2017 at the height […]

19 August 2019

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Temporary Export Bar Placed On Pre-Raphaelite Masterpiece By Millais

A temporary export bar on Millais’ ‘Ferdinand Lured by Ariel’ has been put in place by Arts Minister Rebecca Pow

14 August 2019

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Jeremy Deller Unveils Peterloo Memorial In Manchester

Jeremy Deller, the Turner Prize-winning artist, has unveiled his £1m monument marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Peterloo massacre.

10 August 2019

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High-Value Paintings Queue For Export As Sterling Drops In Brexit Uncertainties

An outstanding painting by Claude Monet ‘Le Palais Ducal’ 1908 is at risk of going abroad unless a UK buyer can be found
. The picture valued at more than £28 million is one of a number of the artist’s works depicting Venice.

10 August 2019

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Takis: Kinetic Sculptor Exploring The Gap Between Art And Science Dies

Post-script: This piece was initially intended as a review of the exhibition ‘Takis’Tate Modern. Sadly, since the time of writing the artist has passed away, on the morning of the 9th of August. This piece has subsequently been revised as something of a tribute to a singular figure of contemporary art.

8 August 2019

Cruise Ships Finally Banned From Historic Venetian Canals

Following the collision between the MSC Opera, a 275m (900ft) long ocean liner, and a small tourist boat, during the opening weeks of the Venice Biennale, ships weighing more than 1,000 tonnes will be banned and rerouted away from the waterways in Venice’s historic quarter, from September.

8 August 2019

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Brancusi Sculpture Damaged: Should This Devalue The £18m Work

When someone attacked Michelangelo’s Pieta with a hammer in the 1970s, the sculpture was severely damaged. It was restored and put back on display at the Vatican. A few years later a paranoid schizophrenic slashed Rembrandt’s masterpiece ‘The Night Watch’ putting a gaping hole in the canvas with a bread knife, at the Rijksmuseum.