29 March 2017

Ageism Sucks: Turner Prize Scraps Under Fifty Age Restriction

The Tate announced today that The Turner Prize will scrap the stipulation that shortlisted artists must be under 50.

29 March 2017

Greta Garbo’s Sophisticated Modern Art Collection To Be Sold At Christies

The avant-garde collection of Greta Garbo’s modern art will go under the hammer at Christie’s NY, in its Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art.

28 March 2017

Art Night 2017 Announces Programme For London’s Most Atmospheric Art Event

Art Night 2017 has announced their programme for London’s most atmospheric art event. The East End will again be transformed with free art, performance and music by some of the world’s leading artists for the night of Saturday 1 July 2017.

27 March 2017

Ai Weiwei Builds Fences To Highlight Attitudes Towards Immigration

The Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei will return to New York with gallery shows covering four venues. He will utilise the public exhibitions as a metaphor for his travel ban in China as well as the U.S. attitudes towards immigration under the leadership of Donald Trump.

27 March 2017

Tate Modern And Royal Academy Visitors Rise By Over A Million

The British Museum was again the most popular visitor attraction in the UK in 2016 for the 10th year running.

26 March 2017

Art Basel HK Verdict – Encouraging Sales Across The Board For 2017

Art Basel’s fifth edition in Hong Kong has closed with encouraging sales recorded across all levels of the market.

25 March 2017

Established London Galleries Vilma Gold and Ibid To Close Their Doors

Established London galleries Vilma Gold and Ibid are to shut their London spaces. Vilma Gold announced yesterday that it will close to concentrate on what they call “a new model of collaboration” with its artists. Rachel Williams, the gallery owner and director, who started the business alongside Steve Pippett in 2000 said they would “continue to work on behalf of the gallery artists.”

24 March 2017

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Fourth Plinth Commission “Good For A Disposable Laugh” – Edward Lucie-Smith

The next two occupants of the so-called Fourth Plinth Commission in Trafalgar Square have just been announced and, true to form, the British visual arts establishment has laboured and given birth to a mouse. Or, to be fair, to two mice, one of them just slightly larger than the other. I speak not in terms of size, but in those of probable effect.

23 March 2017

Art Basel HK Compete With TEFAF By Introducing Global Art Market Report

Art Basel along with partners UBS have launched the first Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report. T

22 March 2017

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Largest Piet Mondrian Exhibition To Be Mounted at Holland’s Gemeentemuseum

The complete collection of works by Piet Mondrian at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague will go on display in the largest exhibition of the artist’s work ever mounted.

21 March 2017

Trisha Brown Artist And New York choreographer Dies Age 80

The New York artist and choreographer Trisha Brown who was associated closely with the visual arts scene in downtown New York in the 1960s and 1970s has died age 80.

21 March 2017

Whitney Biennial 2017 Evolves Beyond Precious, Pretentious Or Tired

The 2017 Whitney Biennial, the first at the new spacious downtown location, is a total home run. Form, function and fun come together.

21 March 2017

Pavilion of Humanity Unites Two Diverse Women Artists During 57th Venice Biennale

Objection, a collaborative exhibition unites two emerging women artists, Michal Cole Israel/UK and Ekin Onat Turkey/Germany, at the Pavilion of Humanity during the 57th Venice Biennale.

21 March 2017

Michael Rakowitz And Heather Phillipson Awarded Next Fourth Plinth Commissions

Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson were today announced as the two artists who have won the next commissions for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

19 March 2017

Thomas Gainsborough Masterpiece Vandalised At London’s National Gallery

An iconic English painting, The Morning Walk, by Sir Thomas Gainsborough has been vandalised by a visitor to the gallery. Members of the public and staff restrained a man who scratched the work, with a sharp object causing surface damage to the masterpiece.

18 March 2017

Rachel Whiteread Village Installation Given Permanent Home At V&A MOC

Rachel Whiteread’s celebrated artwork Place (Village) (2006-2008) will go on permanent display at the V&A Museum of Childhood

17 March 2017

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Superflex: Innovative Danish Collective Selected For 2017 Tate Turbine Hall Commission

Superflex the Danish Collective best known for displaying a giant Euro coin on the side of the Hayward Gallery have been chosen to undertake this year’s Hyundai Commission for Tate’s Turbine hall.

17 March 2017

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Gilbert & George And David Adjaye Elected As Royal Academicians

The Royal Academy of Arts has announced the election of the internationally renowned architect Sir David Adjaye and artist Gilbert & George as new Royal Academicians.

16 March 2017

Trump Shows His Intent To Axe National Endowment for the Arts

The Trump administration’s intention to cut the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in its federal budget plan has been leaked.

15 March 2017

Damien Hirst Targeted In Venice By Animal Rights Activists At Palazzo Grassi

Damien Hirst’s exhibition in Venice which open to the public on April 9 has been targeted by animal rights activists who dumped bags of dung outside the palazzo where the YBA is planning to return following a quiet period.

15 March 2017

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Annie Leibovitz Archive Procured By Swiss Non Profit LUMA Foundation

The LUMA Foundation a Zurich-based not for profit organisation have announced that they will be the keepers of the archives of the renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz.

15 March 2017

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WW1 Conscientious Objectors Highlighted In New Immersive Sound Piece

One Hundred years ago sixteen conscientious objectors were detained in the 19th-century cell block of Richmond Castle, leaving their poignant and personal testimonies in drawings on the cell walls.

14 March 2017

Eileen Cooper RA. To Co-ordinate 249th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

The Royal Academy’s has announced Eileen Cooper RA. will co-ordinate the 249th Summer Exhibition, which runs from mid-June until late August.

14 March 2017

TEFAF Maastricht 2017 Buoyant Sales And Brisk Activity – Market Report

TEFAF Maastricht the world’s leading fine art and antiques Fair has reported buoyant sales with brisk activity during the opening days of the event.

13 March 2017

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Howard Hodgkin A Road Trip Through India By Paul Carter Robinson

I met Howard Hodgkin in New York at the opening of his first US solo show at the Jill Kornblee Gallery, when I had just turned 18. As a first-year Fine Art student at the Boston Museum School, I had travelled down to NY with Stuart Cary Welch a Professor at Harvard, who by special arrangement with the Museum School and Tufts allowed […]

12 March 2017

Elmgreen & Dragset Istanbul Biennial Curators To Collaborate With Istanbul Film Festival

The Turner Prize nominated artists Elmgreen & Dragset have taken inspiration from the 10 films nominated for the program at the 36th Istanbul Film Festival, which will be collaborating with the 15th Istanbul Biennial.

11 March 2017

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Andy Warhol Museum Names Patrick Moore As New Director

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh have announced that Patrick Moore has been named the Director of The Andy Warhol Museum. Moore joined the museum in 2011 as director of development and went on to serve as deputy director and managing director before being named the interim director in 2016.

10 March 2017

Jeff Koons And Pompidou Center Lose Plagiarism Lawsuit In France

Jeff Koons and the Pompidou Center have been found guilty of plagiarism in a legal dispute over the artist’s work Naked (1988) The work of art was part of Koons’s Banality series

9 March 2017

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Sir Howard Hodgkin RA Sumptuous Colourist Dies Age 84

The English painter Sir Howard Hodgkin has died in London aged 84. Howard was born 6 August in 1932 in Hammersmith, London.

9 March 2017

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TEFAF Art Market Report Highlights 7% Global Downturn In 2016

TEFAF, The European Fine Art Foundation which is connected to the world’s most exclusive art fair, has released their annual report. This is always the most important barometer of the health of the global art market. The 2017 edition spearheaded by Professor Rachel A. J. Pownall confirms suspicions of a downturn in the international art market. It also identifies positive […]

9 March 2017

Hotel Chelsea Owner’s Inspired Art Collection To Go Under The Hammer

One hundred works of art, acquired personally by Stanley Bard manager and part owner of New York’s notorious Hotel Chelsea are to go under the hammer at Freeman’s Auctions in Philadelphia, on May 16. Bard died last month age 82.

9 March 2017

Sotheby’s Spring 2017 Contemporary Art Sale Reinforces Art Market Strength

Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London out-shined predicted estimates to total £118,015,150 – an increase of 70% (GBP) / 43% (USD) on the equivalent sale last year.