28 June 2018

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Masterpiece London – Affair To Remember – Or Not – Edward Lucie-Smith

The initial omens are not good. As you go into Masterpiece 2018, the first thing that greets you – though ‘greets’ is the wrong word, it stands there as if trying to block your entry

27 June 2018

New Record For Lucian Freud Painting At Sotheby’s London

A painting by the British Artist Lucian Freud from his ‘last great nudes’ series, Portrait on a White Cover has sold at Sotheby’s London for £a record 22.5million / $29.8 million.

21 June 2018

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Government Earmarks £20m For Culture and Creative Industries In England

Arts Minister Michael Ellis has launched a £20 million fund aimed at helping culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England.

18 June 2018

Christo Launches Mastaba His First UK Public Artwork

To coincide with a new exhibition of Christo and Jeanne Claude, at the Serpentine Gallery, the 83 year old artist has launched his amazing London Mastaba, a temporary sculpture in Hyde Park

17 June 2018

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Glasgow School Of Art Destroyed In Second Devastating Blaze

Fire crews have spent a third day at the scene of the latest fire to hit the historic Glasgow School of Art.

12 June 2018

Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné An Update By Richard Polsky

With another ten years (1976-1986) of Warhol’s paintings to document before it’s completed, here are the positives, the negatives, and the controversies — so far. By Richard Polsky

9 June 2018

Frieze Sculpture Announces 2018 Artists For London’s Regent’s Park

Frieze has announced the artists participating in this year’s Sculpture Park. The event which opens in July is again curated by Clare Lilley Director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

7 June 2018

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Heather Phillipson Unveils New Art on the Underground Commission

A major commission by British artist Heather Phillipson for the disused platform at Gloucester Road Underground station has been unveiled by Art on the Underground.

5 June 2018

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Antwerp Baroque 2018: Rubens Inspires – Sue Hubbard

A small jewel of a city that dates back to the Middle Ages, Antwerp is Belgium’s only port.

5 June 2018

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Malcolm Morley Pioneering Photorealist Painter Dies Age 86

The first Turner Prize winner, the painter Malcolm Morley, has died at age 86.

2 June 2018

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The London Group Announces Three Exhibitions For Waterloo Festival

St John’s Waterloo is an Anglican church with a big heart and an open door. This year, The London Group will mount three new group exhibition.

31 May 2018

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FIAC Paris Announce Exhibitors List For 45th Edition

FIAC, the leading international Contemporary and Modern art fair, held each year in Paris has announced their exhibitor list for the 45th edition.

30 May 2018

Tate Britain Reunites Two Burne-Jones Masterpieces For Retrospective Exhibition

Two celebrated series of Pre-Raphaelite paintings will be brought together in their entirety for Tate Britain’s Burne-Jones retrospective this autumn.

30 May 2018

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London Open Triennial 2018 Announces Exhibiting Artists At Whitechapel

The London Open 2018 is again upon us bringing critical work by some of the most dynamic contemporary artists in the capital today. The latest edition of this triennial summer exhibition offers a free, lively space to discover new work

29 May 2018

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Collishaw, Rego and Wylie Shortlisted For 2018 Southbank Award

The South Bank Sky Arts Award (originally The South Bank Show Award) has announced the three shortlisted visual artists for the 2018 award. 

22 May 2018

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Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine Ceases Trading After 50 Years

Interview magazine has ceased publishing with immediate effect and closed their New York office. The 50-year old stalwart of NY chic was founded by Andy Warhol has suffered months of turmoil, with lawsuits filed by former employees of the magazine.

20 May 2018

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Prison Charity Koestler Trust Curates Exhibition Touring London churches

The Koestler Trust, the UK’s best-known prison arts charity, has curated an exhibition which has been touring central London churches.

19 May 2018

Understated Hats For Princess Eugenie And Beatrice By Fulham Designer

Princess Eugenie And Beatrice Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson daughters opted for understated hats after the whimsical fascinators by renowned London milliner Philip Treacy for Prince William and Kate’s wedding in April 2011.

19 May 2018

Christie’s Record $1.79 Billion Spring Auction Season

Christie’s Spring auction series in New York achieved a grand total of $1.79 billion across two weeks of sales, marking another crowning achievement in the company’s more than 250-year history.

17 May 2018

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Royal Academy Renewed: Integrating Culture With Daily Life – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Royal Academy’s radical extension of its premises including some splendid new exhibition spaces and an imposing new lecture-theatre excites me, but also generates some doubts and mixed feelings.

16 May 2018

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Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Totals $415,852,500

Another successful Christies Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale has topped expectations with record prices for Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) and Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935).

15 May 2018

Picasso Self Portrait Belonging To Casino-Boss Steve Wynn Damaged by Christie’s

A Picasso self-portrait belonging to the Las Vegas casino-boss Steve Wynn has been seriously damaged ahead of a Christie’s sale.

15 May 2018

Modigliani Nu Couché Tops Sotheby’s Highest Ever Record Price At $157m

Amedeo Modigliani Nu Couché has become the most valuable work ever sold at Sotheby’s—selling for $157 million in the 14 May Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale.

15 May 2018

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Griffin Gallery To Close As Elephant Magazine Expands Media Empire

The Griffin Gallery in West London which has been a stalwart of inspiring exhibitions and programmes is to close its doors on 24 May.

11 May 2018

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Stik To Erect Gender Neutral Sculpture In Hoxton Square

Stik, is an instantly recognisable and much loved London based Street Artist. His style is known for depicting brightly coloured figures which appear on murals from London to New York to Japan.

9 May 2018

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Drink-Up Pay-Up F-Off: Tales from the Colony – London’s Lost Bohemia

Darren Coffield’s new book “Tales from the Colony: the Lost Bohemia of Bacon, Belcher and Board” is an authorised history of London’s most notorious arts club.

9 May 2018

Rockefeller Sale Misses Billion Dollar Mark Despite Monet And Matisse Records 

It wasn’t the billion dollar sale that Christie’s optimistically predicted but it was an evening of fierce bidding and record prices for both Matisse and the stalwart of Impressionism Monet. 

8 May 2018

Britain’s Leading Artists Protest Against The Decline Of Art In Schools

Over 100 artists, including Tracey Emin, Jeremy Deller, Antony Gormley, Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor, Grayson Perry, Sam Taylor Johnson, Mark Wallinger and Rachel Whiteread, have written to The Guardian to protest against the decline of art in schools.

8 May 2018

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Mai 68: Posters from the Revolution Marking 50 Years – Lazinc

On the fiftieth anniversary of the student protests that kicked off the Mai 68 Paris riots, London gallery Lazinc will present over fifty posters created and employed during the protests.

7 May 2018

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Kanal Centre Pompidou Brussels Launches In Former Art Deco Citroën Garage

The French Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen inaugurated a temporary exhibition launching the Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Brussels’ museum of contemporary art.

5 May 2018

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Dame Joan Collins To Be Sculpted Live by Royal Artist Frances Segelman

The iconic actor Dame Joan Collins will be sculpted live by royal sculptor Frances Segelman (Lady Petchey) at the London Film Museum, in support of Penny Brohn UK.

5 May 2018

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Justin Bieber And Joe Termini’s Blatant Appropriation Of Cash Only Brand

As a graduate from The Slade School of Art in 1983, My first Dialogue with the art world came out of my graduate show. It was ‘An appropriation of and graffiti on the art historical timeline’.