14 January 2018

Top Photographers Testino and Weber Suspended From Vogue Over Sexual Harassment

Two of the world’s highest paid fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have been suspended from working for Conde Nast

14 January 2018

Art Dealer Anthony d’Offay Faces Inappropriate Behaviour Allegations

The art dealer Anthony d’Offay, who gave his £200m art collection to the nation and created Artist Rooms a touring exhibition which has had an audience of over 30 million is being investigated over historical allegations concerning his behaviour towards three women in the 1990s -2004. All were former employees.

14 January 2018

Picasso Portrait Painted The Same Year As Guernica To Be Auctioned

Pablo Picasso’s Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter), goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s after an international tour of exhibition dates including Hong Kong 30 January- 2 February, Taipei 6 -7 February, New York 12- 14 February, London 22 -28 February. The portrait has been identified as one of Picasso’s weeping women […]

14 January 2018

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Queen Appoints Fitzwilliam Chief Tim Knox Director Of Royal Collection

Tim Knox has been appointed Director of the Royal Collection by Her Majesty The Queen.

13 January 2018

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Arabella Dorman Unveils New Installation At St James Church Piccadilly

St James Piccadilly is one of the best loved churches in London. It is the perfect pairing for a new installation by the artist Arabella Dorman.

9 January 2018

Damien Hirst To Headline Houghton Hall 2018 Exhibition

Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall: Colour Space Paintings and Outdoor Sculptures is the title of a new exhibition to be held at Houghton Hall in Norfolk this Spring. The exhibition will feature a new series of paintings installed in the State Rooms while a number of the artist’s most celebrated sculptures will be installed throughout the 18th-century house and gardens.

9 January 2018

Nan Goldin: Epidemic Opioid Addiction Demands Sackler Family Accountability

Nan Goldin has woven a practice revolving around human crisis whether it be the 1980s AIDS epidemic or domestic abuse. Her own experiences offer a first-hand insight into many of today’s issues  “Most of my community was lost to AIDS,” Goldin states in a new essay highlighting her latest cause, the current Oxycontin addiction pandemic.  “I can’t stand by […]

8 January 2018

Damien Hirst Underwater Mocumentary Big Hit For Netflix

Damien Hirst’s has released a mocumentary film on Netflix following the storyline of his Disney-like exhibition

7 January 2018

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Exposed: Institutional Male Bias In Official UK Government Art Collection

Kevin Brennan, the shadow arts minister, has revealed that there is an ‘Institutional’ male bias in the government’s art collection. He pointed out that only a quarter of works acquired by the government in the last five years are by female artists.

3 January 2018

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Betty Woodman Feminist Pioneer Painter/Ceramicist Dies Age 87

Betty Woodman (b. 1930, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) has died age 87 on 2 January.

2 January 2018

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Condo London Announce Gallery Line Up For 2018 Event

Condo London opens its third edition (13 January-10 February) with 17 galleries in the capital hosting 27 of their international contemporaries.

2 January 2018

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Transgender Artist Ela Xora Hospitalised During Hunger Strike Over Piers Morgan Comment

Over the New Year period, transgender artist Ela Xora collapsed and was taken to hospital after six days of hunger strike against historically inaccurate comments made on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, by its presenter Piers Morgan.

29 December 2017

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Dearly Departed: Acknowledging Art Figures Who Died In 2017

Dearly Departed: 2017 has been a momentous year with a first-rate Documenta and Venice Biennale. The year introduced us to a number of new emerging artists as well as the sad reality of losing some of the great talents of our generation both young and old.  Here are some of the Artists and Art World Figures we have lost in the past year.

29 December 2017

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Top Art News Stories Featured On Artlyst In 2017

It has been a challenging year in the art world with record auction prices and soaring fair costs.

27 December 2017

Superflex Hospital Equipment Installation Repurposed And Shipped To Syria

SUPERFLEX the Danish collective who have currently taken over the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern have repurposed and donated their Hospital Equipment, installation originally presented at von Bartha, S-chanf in February 2017, to Salamieh Hospital, Syria.

26 December 2017

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Stolen Hans Hofmann Paintings Recovered – Scandalous Inside Job Exposed

Part of a collection of Hans Hofmann paintings stolen in 2004 from a New York City-based fine art storage facility has been recovered. Working with the NYPD and the FBI, Art Recovery International negotiated the release of one of the paintings.

24 December 2017

Art On The Underground Mark Woman’s Right To Vote Centenary With Year Of Women Artists

A large London-wide exhibition of work by women artists will run across the capital in 2018 to celebrate 100 years since women won the right to vote in the UK, as part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new gender equality campaign.

23 December 2017

Arts Council Publishes 2016/17 In Lieu Cultural Gifts Scheme Annual Report

The Arts Council has published its 2016/17 Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu annual report.

22 December 2017

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New Asian Art Gallery At British Museum A Let Down – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new galleries of Asian art at the British Museum, named after benefactor Sir Joseph Hotung and numbered 33 on the museum’s floor plan, ought to mark a big step forward in the B.M’s engagement with historic Asian cultures. The sad fact is that for various reasons, they don’t.

21 December 2017

Sotheby’s Rounds Off 2017 Reaching $4.7 billion Annual Sales Total

Sotheby’s concluded their 2017 auctions this week, reaching an annual sales total of $4.7 billion that represents a 13.1% increase over our 2016 results.

21 December 2017

Richard Avedon Foundation Calls On Random House To Suspend Biography

The Richard Avedon Foundation have set their lawyers to work by calling on Spiegel and Grau, an imprint of Random House, to cease publication, distribution or any derivative or collateral use of Avedon: Something Personal, by Norma Stevens and Steven M.L. Aronson, which it is billing as an “intimate biography” of the late photographer. 

20 December 2017

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V&A Unveil Uniforms More Suitable For Rambling Than Museuming

V&A staff have new uniforms designed by the British fashion designer Christopher Raeburn. Sorry, Tristram, you could have done much better! You are in fact a museum with a well-respected fashion collection!

18 December 2017

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Elisabeth Murdoch Appointed To Arts Council England National Council – Should We Worry?

On 5th December, seven new appointments were quietly made to Arts Council England’s (ACE) National Council, its governing board. This included the controversial choice of Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. 

15 December 2017

Genetic Hirsute Portrait From 17th Century Acquired By Wellcome Collection 

A 17th century portrait of internationally renowned hirsute Barbara van Beck has been acquired by the Wellcome Collection.

14 December 2017

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Joan Jonas To Be Given Major Tate Modern Survey Next March

Tate Modern will be presenting the largest survey of Joan Jonas’s work in the UK, in March 2018.

14 December 2017

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Danny Boyle Joins Banksy To Produce Alternative West Bank Nativity Play

The Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle has joined with the anonymous Street Artist Banksy to produce an alternative nativity play at the artist’s Walled Off Hotel in the occupied West Bank.

13 December 2017

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Landseer Monarch of the Glen Voted Art fund’s Favourite Acquisition 2017

Sir Edwin Landseer’s ‘The Monarch of the Glen’ (c. 1851) at National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, was announced today as winner of the Art Fund Work of 2017.

12 December 2017

SUPERFLEX Move Outdoors As Tate Modern Prepares For Arctic Conditions

I guess if you’re Danish snowy weather is no problem when it comes to an interactive installation that requires swings and the great outdoors.

11 December 2017

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Artist Anthea Hamilton To Undertake 2018 Tate Britain Commission

Tate Britain has announced Anthea Hamilton as the next artist to undertake the Tate Britain Commission.

11 December 2017

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Art Basel Miami Beach What The Dealers Said – 2017 Round-Up

Art Basel in Miami Beach now in its 16th edition closed with buoyant sales across the board.

10 December 2017

Pantone Ultra Violet Unveiled As Official Color of the Year 2018

Pantone, providers of the official professional colour language, has announced PANTONE 18-3838, Ultra Violet, as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018.

10 December 2017

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Art Collecting Beyond Investment A Legacy Of Love – New Report

The UBS annual art market report released last week (6 December 2017) has recorded that despite high-profile sales; art collectors were largely driven by legacy and love, not investment and profit.