The Arts Council Collection has unveiled the full list of 45 works by 29 artists that it has acquired for the nation in 2016-2017.
Online art market sales have reached £2.92 Billion $3.75 billion. This is up 15% according to Hiscox, who commissioned the report. The increase of a fifth in online art buying shows continued growth, albeit at a reduced pace against the backdrop of a slowing global art market.
The Board of Trustees at Arnolfini have announced that Claire Doherty has been appointed as the new Director, following the departure of Kate Brindley in December 2016.
Tate has announced the 14 October 2017 as the opening date for the new expanded St Ives gallery.
Barkley Hendricks the well known African American painter and photographer who evoked the spirit of everyday Black people, in his life-size portraits has died age 72.
The Watts Gallery Trust has announced that Alistair Burtenshaw has been appointed as the new Director of Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village
Frieze Sculpture, a free outdoor exhibition of 3D work will open from 5 July to 8 October, for the first time.
22 April 2017
Hull as part of its stint as UK City of Culture is presenting nude works of several internationally acclaimed artists including the artists Spencer Tunick, Lucian Freud and Ron Mueck.
20 April 2017
Half dozen residents of a Richard Rodgers designed luxury flat tower-block located across from the newly opened Tate Modern extension have launched a lawsuit against the gallery.
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’ painting from 1982, a monumental canvas that has rarely been seen since it last appeared on the market in May 1984, is the centrepiece of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale in New York on the 18 May.
The BP Portrait Award 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, has announced the three short-listed artists for this year’s competition.
15 April 2017
The American artist Carolee Schneemann has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
15 April 2017
The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Antony Gormley has been criticised by students at the University of East Anglia for creating an installation resembling ‘People contemplating suicide’. The sculptor has placed life-sized cast-iron figures on the top of tall buildings on the campus.
14 April 2017
Mark Wallinger the Turner Prize winning artist, has loaned ‘Ecce Homo’ the sculpture which first appeared on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in 1999 to St Paul’s Cathedral. The work of art has been installed at the top of the west steps of the Cathedral.
Death Mask’ by artist Tracey Emin, has been purchased by The National Portrait Gallery in London, it was announced today,
13 April 2017
My first introduction to Henry Moore took place in Toronto which houses the most important collection of the artist’s work.
Another of the mounting lawsuits in the worlds largest art forgery case, centring around the now-defunct Knoedler Gallery in New York has settled out of court. Seven of the 10 lawsuits involving the scandal have now come to agreements out of court. The Knoedler Gallery was one of the most respected galleries in the world and NY’s longest established.
Council approval has been secured to provide a new home for up to 30 independent art galleries in the heart of South Kensington. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has rubber stamped the plans and the construction work is due to break ground over the next few months.
12 April 2017
Let’s take this as a hypothetical case. A well known ‘Rock Photographer’ has their work appropriated by a well-known artist. The artist then dies. The artwork is held in deep storage for over 30 years and then surfaces after the high profile death of the subject, a well known ‘Rock Star’ who owns the image?
9 April 2017
Victoria Miro has announced the Venice location for their new permanent gallery space launching over the period of the 57th Venice Biennale.
8 April 2017
A window cleaner accused of steeling paintings from the studio of the renowned abstract painter Alan Davie has been jailed for four years.
Glenn O’Brien, the NY art writer and style guru has died age 70.
The £300,000 New Collecting Award programme winners have been announced by the Art Fund. The award invests in the development of promising curators. The successful projects include building a collection of cartographic material about forced migration to increasing the number of works by female artists.
From Selfie to Self-Expression at the Saatchi Gallery represents a return to form, after a recent series of dead-on-arrival exhibitions held in this space. It’s good to be able to say welcome back.
The auction was led by a record for pioneer of ‘light art’ Chris Levine as his strikingly modern portrait of Queen Elizabeth II tripled its pre-sale estimate to sell for £187,500 (£50,000-80,000).
The Big Issue yesterday unveiled the April 3 edition which is an art special, spearheaded by guest editor by Charming Baker, one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary artists.
Contemporary artist Marlene Dumas (b.1953) displays portraits of Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas (1870–1945), also known as ‘Bosie,’ painted last year and exhibited in Artangel’s ambitious exhibition at Reading Gaol, Wilde’s place of incarceration.
3 April 2017
Our understanding of HIV is the focus of a unique collaboration between a Professor of molecular virology at UCL (University College London), Greg Towers, and British artist and academic, Dr John Walter.
Paul Carey-Kent Gives us his choices of the best London Art Exhibitions for April 2017
3 April 2017
It looks like Banksy has been caught on film which raises the question, Should he just come clean? The identity of the world’s most elusive street artist could have been compromised once and for all.
Coming to TEFAF 2017 is a journey, but it is worth it. The fair is a feast for the art lovers eyes.
James Rosenquist, a first wave pioneer of Pop Art has died in New York. He was 83.