20 September 2017

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Grenfell Art Auction Expected To Raise Big Money For Surviving Families

The ‘Art for Grenfell’ auction has been announced to take place on Monday 16 October at Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, in London. 

18 September 2017

Tate Publishes Optimistic Annual Report for 2016/17

Tate has published their Annual Report for 2016/17. The opening of the Blavatnik Building in June 2016 firmly established Tate Modern as one of the world’s greatest buildings for art in the twenty-first century, and the newly opened spaces attracted over a million visitors in the first month and a record 6.4 million visitors over the year.

18 September 2017

Banksy Homage To Basquiat Appears In Barbican Tunnel Ahead Of Retrospective

The Street Artist Banksy has created two new artworks inspired by Jean Michael Basquiat at the Barbican.

17 September 2017

Banksy Donates £250k Mural Proceeds To Anti-Arms Campaign Group

Banksy has donated £205,000 from the sale of a wall-sized artwork to anti-arms campaigners.

14 September 2017

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Tacita Dean Three Prong Exhibition To Spread Across Major London Galleries

The artist Tacita Dean will present three major London public gallery exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, and National Gallery, in May 2018. It will be an unprecedented collaboration between the galleries and this well-known artist.

13 September 2017

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Ann Freedman The End Or The Beginning For Knoedler’s Disgraced Director

Ann Freedman has settled her final lawsuit in what has been New York’s biggest art scandal.

12 September 2017

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Dame Julia Peyton-Jones Wins Critics Circle Visual Arts and Architecture Award

Dame Julia Peyton-Jones is the winner of the annual Critics Circle Visual Arts and Architecture Award which will be presented at the Thaddeus Ropac Gallery Dover Street on the evening of 12th September.

11 September 2017

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Rachel Whiteread Talks To Sue Hubbard About Her New Exhibition At Tate Britain

Trying to get hold of Rachel Whiteread to talk about her new exhibition at Tate Britain, her largest to date is rather like attempting to gain an audience at the White House.

11 September 2017

Howard Hodgkin Personal Collection To Go Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

Howard Hodgkin had an eye for the exceptional when it came to collecting. His personal taste resonates through his paintings, his ability to identify the extraordinary in unexpected places was deployed in his incessant hunt for art and objects of exquisite beauty.

10 September 2017

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Winnie-the-Pooh Celebrated In Largest Ever V&A Exhibition

Winnie-the-Pooh is celebrated in a new exhibition at the V&A in London. For the first time in nearly 40 years this December as part of the UK’s largest ever exhibition on Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne, and E.H. Shepard. Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic will be a multi-sensory, playful exhibition that will explore the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh – one of the most adored fictional characters of all time.

10 September 2017

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John Moores Painting Prize Jury Announced For 2018 Competition

The Walker Art Gallery has announced the names of the jury members who will judge the John Moores Art Prize competition in 2018, ahead of the prestigious Painting Prize’s call for entries opening on 14 September 2017.

9 September 2017

Two Men Charged With Paris Invader Mosaic Theft After Twitter Campaign

Two men who posed as Paris city workers and stole up to 20 pixelated tile murals by the French urban artist Invader have been arrested, after a widespread social network campaign. 

8 September 2017

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Pierre Bergé Leading Figure Of France’s Cultural Elite Dies Age 86

Pierre Bergé, a leading figure of France’s cultural elite has died age 86. The partner of Yves Saint Laurent for many years and a powerhouse figure in Fashion Berge was also a first rate Art collector.

8 September 2017

Vinyl Factory Pays Homage To Lisson Gallery’s 50th Anniversary

The Vinyl Factory who last year partnered with the Hayward Gallery to bring London ‘The Infinite Mix’, one the best shows of the year, is to stage ‘EVERYTHING AT ONCE’ a homage to 50 years of the Lisson Gallery. 

7 September 2017

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Grayson Perry Selected To Coordinate RA Summer Exhibition 2018

The sometime transvestite artist Grayson Perry RA has been chosen to select the 2018 Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.

7 September 2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi Public Unveiling Set For November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced that they are to open their doors to the public in November, in the first Louvre-branded museum outside Paris.

7 September 2017

Salvador Dali DNA Confirms Pilar Abel Not Artist’s Daughter

The results of Salvador Dalí’s DNA samples taken when the body of the Surrealist artist was exhumed last June has proven that Pilar Abel is not the biological daughter of the painter. 

6 September 2017

Stolen Georg Baselitz Artwork Valued At £2.5m Recovered In Germany

German police have recovered several stolen artworks by neo-expressionist painter Georg Baselitz. The art was stolen from a storage unit in Munich and is valued at 2.5 million euros ($2.97 million) 

6 September 2017

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Francis Bacon Pope Portrait Resurfaces After 50 Years At Christie’s London

A portrait by the British artist Francis Bacon which has not been seen in public for over 55 years is to be sold at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

5 September 2017

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Android Shortlisted For Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2017

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize jury has selected three photographers shortlisted for the 2017 competition.

4 September 2017

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Chris Dercon Launches His First Volksbuhne Production During Berlin Art Week

Chris Dercon unveils his first production as the new artistic director of the Volksbühne, a theater in Berlin, on 5 September.

2 September 2017

EMPIRE II Launches First Event At Provincial Project Space Kendal Cumbria 

Artist curators Rebecca Scott and Mark Woods are launching a new project space in Kendal Cumbria. The ironically named ‘Provincial Project Space’ promises to offer up to four international quality shows each year.

30 August 2017

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Frieze London 2017 The Galleries Curators And Vibe Inside The Tent

Frieze London 2017 will present more than 160 leading galleries from across the world will showcase ambitious presentations by international emerging and established artists.

29 August 2017

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Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair Unveils Folkestone Triennial Edition This Saturday

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair are thrilled to be returning to the very same spot in Folkestone that they occupied three years ago on the same opening Saturday of the acclaimed Folkestone Triennial and Folkestone Fringe.

26 August 2017

Folkestone Triennial Another Mind-blowing Independent Visionary Arts Experience

The next edition of the Folkestone Triennial is taking place 2 September – 5 November with 20 commissions from a host of international artists. Now in its fourth edition the Triennial’s double edge, curation by Lewis Biggs, will exhibit new artworks installed in more than 20 locations around the town.

25 August 2017

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Fake Jackson Pollock Paintings – Oh No Here We Go Again

Fake Jackson Pollock paintings have again infiltrated the art food-chain. This time it’s not the upper-end of the market, as in the case of the very ‘blue-chip’ Knoedler Gallery in NY, but at the inexperienced collector level. The scam has ensnared at least three buyers according to an investigation by the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR). 

25 August 2017

Edward Albee Collection Unveiled By Sotheby’s Ahead Of September Auction

Sotheby’s has unveiled the full contents of The Collection of Edward Albee, which will be offered in a dedicated auction in New York on 26 September 2017.

24 August 2017

Antony Gormley Unveils Two Works From ANOTHER TIME In Kent

A sculpture by the Turner Prize winning artist Sir Antony Gormley from his Another Time series has been unveiled on the chalk bed in front of Turner Contemporary in Margate. He has also revealed a pair of figures In Folkestone as part of the Triennial.

23 August 2017

Sotheby’s Scraps Online Only Auction Buyer’s Premium But Hikes Regular Tariffs

Sotheby’s has taken the bold move to scrap buyer’s premium on all of its online-only auctions. The auction house has at the same time announced that it will raise its regular buyer’s premium

23 August 2017

Yves Klein Installation Damaged By Careless Visitor Restored And Reopened

The Yves Klein exhibition currently at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels suffered mishaps when a museum visitor stepped over a barrier into a pigment installation and tracked blue footprints around the gallery.

22 August 2017

Lost Banksy Coke Snorting Copper Found And Restored In Shoreditch

An important Banksy mural painted on the outside of a public toilet, in the east end of London, over ten years ago has been restored to its former glory by developers.

22 August 2017

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Bellotto Masterpiece Saved For The Nation Goes On Display At National Gallery

Bellotto masterpiece, ‘The Fortress of Königstein from the North’, which was due to be exported from Britain, has been saved for the nation and goes on display in Trafalgar Square today (Tuesday 22 August 2017).