17 October 2018

Banksy Sotheby’s Shredder Stunt Was All Smoke And Mirrors

Was the art stunt of the century carried out by the Street Artist Banksy on the 5th of October an elaborate magic trick? or was it an expression of true anarchy? Much of the world now knows that a stencil spray-painting self-destructed when the frame turned into a paper shredder

17 October 2018

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Mel Ramos: West Coast Pop Artist Dies Age 83

The West Coast Pop Artist Mel Ramos (born July 24, 1935) has died in California, age 83. He was best known as an American figurative painter, specialising in the satirisation of pin-up art. His female nudes, incorporated elements of realism and abstract art. Born in Sacramento, California, to a first generation Portuguese-Azorean immigrant family, he […]

13 October 2018

Discredited Banksy Mural To Go Under The Hammer In LA

An iconic secondary market Banksy mural that was hacked off of a wall in London is to go under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions in LA.

13 October 2018

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Tracey Emin Wins Commission For Seven Metre High Sculpture In Oslo

A newly commissioned artwork by the British Artist Tracey Emin has been approved for installation on the Oslo harbour.

12 October 2018

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Rachel Whiteread Unveils First Permanent UK Sculpture: First Photos – Paul Black

Artlyst has recently travelled to Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire, the site of the first permanent UK sculpture from Turn Prize-winning artist Rachel Whiteread.

11 October 2018

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Frieze Week 2018 Through The Shredder – Zoltan Alexander

During Frieze Week 2018, amongst hundreds of art openings throughout the city, the most brilliant event was last Friday night at Sotheby’s when Banksy’s beloved iconic painting “Girl With Balloon” was auto-shredded by its own frame just minutes after the hammer came down on an auction record of £1.04m.

10 October 2018

Mat Collishaw Exhibits Elizabeth I Inspired Installation In Greenwich

A major new installation by internationally acclaimed British artist, Mat Collishaw has been unveiled at The Queen’s House, Greenwich.

8 October 2018

Jeff Koons Cracked Egg Blue Loses Its Lustre At Christie’s

Jeff Koons Cracked Egg (Blue) a large two-part stainless steel sculpture from the Celebration Series, which began with Balloon Dog in 1994, is the first of five versions, each one rendered in a vivid colour.

7 October 2018

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Bruegel The Painter Who Painted Things That Couldn’t Be Painted

Few painters have fascinated and enthralled over the centuries as much as Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525/30‒1569) Now, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna has unveiled the most comprehensive exhibition of this 16th-century Netherlandish painter ever compiled.

5 October 2018

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Grenfell Victim Khadija Saye Estate Prints Go Under The Hammer At Christie’s

Two works by Grenfell victim Khadija Saye are to go under the hammer today at Christie’s

4 October 2018

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Has Frieze Become More About Instagram and Less About Art?

I’m what you could call a seasoned Frieze regular. I may have missed the first London fair but I was soon sucked into the great black hole of mega-international art fairs and beamed myself out beyond London to Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, not to mention the first Frieze in New York. Galleries […]

3 October 2018

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Frieze Tate Fund Announce 2018 Artist Acquisitions

The Frieze Tate Fund founded in 2003 and now in its third year as Endeavor has enabled £150,000 to be made available to purchase artworks for Tate. The acquired works by emerging and leading international artists are exhibited in London, Liverpool and St Ives.

1 October 2018

Tania Bruguera Creates Hyundai Commission Inspired By Shifting Migration

Cuban Artist Tania Bruguera has opened, today 1 October the third presentation of the highly ambitious Tate Exchange programme alongside this year’s Hyundai Commission, also created by the artist.

27 September 2018

Jeff Koons Sued For Appropriated Naf Naf Image Fait d’Hiver

Franck Davidovici, the creative director of the clothing brand Naf Naf who is embroiled in a long-running dispute with the artist Jeff Koons has had his day in a Paris court.

26 September 2018

David Hockney Unveils Stained Glass Window At Westminster Abbey

A new stained glass window designed by David Hockney and commissioned to celebrate the reign of Her Majesty The Queen was unveiled at Westminster Abbey today 26 September.

26 September 2018

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Camden Arts Centre Partners With Frieze For New Emerging Art Prize

Camden Arts Centre has announced a new partnership with Frieze London for 2018.

26 September 2018

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Collective Protest Turner Prize Nominee Luke Willis Thompson At Tate

A group calling themselves BBZ London have protested at Tate Britain in response to the Turner Prize nomination of Luke Willis Thompson.

25 September 2018

Gustave Courbet Origin of the World Sitter Identified As Constance Queniaux

The woman who posed for Gustave Courbet’s L’Origine du Monde, one of the most controversial and provocative works of art ever painted has been identified. The canvas depicts a woman’s genitalia and torso and for many years was banned from public display, as it was deemed obscene.

24 September 2018

Marina Abramović Attacked: Czech Artist Smashes Painting Over Her Head

The performance artist Marina Abramović had a framed painting smashed over her head as she left the private view of her latest exhibition in Florence Italy.

23 September 2018

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Turner Prize 2018 – This Year’s Exhibition In Photos

The balmy Summer has been gobbled up by a new cooler season which promises to excite and challenge our sensibilities.

23 September 2018

Frank Dunphy: Damien Hirst Manager’s Art Collection Sells For Millions At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s, London, have sold the collection of Damien Hirst’s business manager, mentor and ‘partner in crime’, Frank Dunphy for a total of £10,088,125 million

21 September 2018

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Bahrain Art Week Paris An Expressive Epiphany – Paul Carter Robinson

Art Bahrain Paris provided an excellent opportunity to see and experience, first hand the talents of seventeen artists from varying age groups hailing from the small yet vibrant Gulf State.

18 September 2018

Steve McQueen To Document London’s Year Three Classes For Art’s Sake

Steve McQueen the Turner Prize and Oscar-winning filmmaker together with Tate Britain, Artangel and A New Direction, have announced one of the world’s most ambitious contemporary art projects

17 September 2018

Edward Hopper: Controversial Chop Suey Painting To Be Auctioned At Christie’s

Edward Hopper’s Chop Suey, 1929, one of the most important works by the artist, still in private hands, is to controversially go under the hammer at Christie’s NY

14 September 2018

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David Hockney’s £80m Splash To Go Under The Hammer At Christie’s

One of David Hockney’s most important paintings from the 1970s is to go under the hammer at Christie’s.

10 September 2018

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Urs Fischer Immortalises Roman Abramovich Ex Wife Dasha Zhukova In Wax

The Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer has created a life-size wax sculpture of the art collector, curator and director of the Garage museum in Moscow, Dasha Zhukova.

6 September 2018

Sean Scully Exhibition Announced By National Gallery London

The National Gallery London has just announced an exhibition of new work by Irish-born, American-based contemporary artist Sean Scully

5 September 2018

Bonhams Auction House Acquired By Epiris Fund II

Epiris Fund II a private equity company has announced that has agreed the acquisition of Bonhams, the global auction house, from private shareholders.

4 September 2018

Hix Award 2018 Announces Shortlist For Prestigious £10k Prize

he highly regarded chef and restaurateur Mark Hix has announced the shortlist for this year’s 2018 HIX Award, the nationally acclaimed competition for art students and recent graduates.

3 September 2018

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C R Mackintosh: Rebirth Of The Willow Tea Rooms Glasgow – Clare Henry 

Over a hundred years after it first opened, Mackintosh’s WILLOW TEAROOM – revived, restored, remade, reborn – is again in the limelight. A glorious, memorable, unique temple to Glasgow Art Nouveau.

29 August 2018

Uncheapening By Stealth: Should Our Museums Remain Free? – Edward Lucie-Smith

I don’t often read the financial sections of newspapers. I’m too dim and out of touch for that. Occasionally, however, when flipping through the pages on my way to something that’s more my cup of tea I encounter something so splendidly deranged that I have to stop and give it a go.

28 August 2018

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Global Migration Explored In Outlands Survival Kit 10.0 Riga

Through the subject of outland, the festival in Riga looks at local and internationally significant issue of global migration, which has brought to the forefront a row of other problems: racism, growing right-wing nationalism and intolerance towards difference.