9 September 2010

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Banksy Invades HMV Oxford Circus September 2010

The Graffiti Artist Banksy (AKA, Robert Banks) has invaded the HMV Store in Oxford Circus in central London. The elusive sprayer left the shop with a little more then they expected, when asked to install a display of posters promoting the release of his DVD ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’. The artist unveiled, a full-scale […]

9 September 2010

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Modern British Sculpture New Royal Academy Exhibition

The first major 20th century British sculpture exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts for 30 years is set to take place early next year.The survey will be a chronological tour to ”represent a unique view of the development of British sculpture” Works have been chosen to  highlight the artists’ figurative and abstract choices, comparing works such as […]

7 September 2010

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Corneille CoBrA Painter Dies Age 88

The last surviving Dutch member of CoBrA the European art movement active in the 1950’s, Corneille, has died age of 88.The artist passed away Sunday in Paris where he had been living and working for many years. He had been active until his death, according to the CoBrA Museum in Amstelveen, Netherlands. His real name […]

7 September 2010

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Eadweard Muybridge Photographer Pioneer Tate Britain

Eadweard Muybridge (British-born 1830) left the London suburb of Kingston in the middle of the 19th century, to make his name and seek his fortune in the New World. Muybridge is now recognised at home and abroad as one of the most important pioneering photographers of the Victorian age. He emigrated to the United States […]

6 September 2010

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Latest England football Shirt Designed By Peter Saville Unveiled

Peter Saville, one of the best-known graphic designers in the UK has been chosen to design the new England football shirts for Umbro. Saville is best known for his album covers for Factory Records in the 1980’s and 90’s including the iconic Joy Division and New Order catalogues. He more recently has held lucrative consultancies […]

5 September 2010

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Damien Hirst New Plagiarism Claims

IT was revealed yesterday that Artist Damien Hirst faces eight new charges of plagiarism bringing into disrepute some of his best-known works including, ‘In the Name of the Father,’ ‘Pharmacy’, and his iconic spin and spot paintings. the latest of which were detailed today with claims that no fewer than 15 works produced over the […]

28 August 2010

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ICA London Eshun and Yentob Resign

    Ekow Eshun, Executive Director and Alan Yentob Chairman of the troubled ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art, London) will be standing down. The announcement comes as the ICA struggles to remain a financially viable institution in an environment devastated by government cuts to the arts. There has been no official explanation of the development, […]

27 August 2010

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Banksy Art forgers Sentenced

Grant Champkins-Howard and Lee Parker have received a suspended sentence of 12 months after pleading guilty to selling numerous fakes of prints purporting to be by the Urban Artist Banksy. They were also banned from selling anything on the Internet for five years and ordered to undertake 240 hours of community service. They had both […]

26 August 2010

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GASPARE MANOS REPRESENTS ITALY AT OPEN 13 – INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURES AND INSTALLATIONS IN VENICE, AFTER EMILIO VEDOVA AND SANDRO CHIA.

             GASPARE MANOS REPRESENTS ITALY AT OPEN 13 – INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURES AND INSTALLATIONS AFTER EMILIO VEDOVA AND SANDRO CHIA. L’ARTISTA  GASPARE MANOS PARTECIPA A OPEN 13 – ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE DI SCULTURE ED INSTALLAZIONI VENEZIA 2010 . L’OPERA DEL MANOS ESPOSTA  HOTEL EXCELSIOR,  VENEZIA DAL 1 SETTEMBRE 2010. Per […]

26 August 2010

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Louise Bourgeois Memorial Page

French-born American sculptor Louise Bourgeois died 31 May 2010 in New York, at the age of 98 (photo:Annie Leibovitz) Based in Manhattan from 1938, Bourgeois acquired her reputation late in life and kept working to the end. She began her long career in the 1930s with a single-minded and powerful drive for creative expression. She stated,” […]

26 August 2010

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Art Dealer Gagosian Exhibits Art Collection in Abu Dhabi

The stellar Art Dealer Larry Gagosian is showing 72 works from his personal collection of art compiled over a number of years in Abu Dhabi in September. The exhibition is titled “RSTW” Rauschenberg, Ruscha, Serra, Twombley, Warhol, & Wool. Gagosian represents work by these artists in his nine galleries around the world and the exhibit […]

26 August 2010

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Damien Hirst Splits With Business Manager Frank Dunphy

Frank Dunphy, the man behind Damien Hirst’s financial/art world domination, is stepping down as his business manager. Dunphy was active during Hirst’s most prolific period of output and helped mastermind ambitious projects including the record-breaking $127 million 2008 Sotheby’s auction, “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever” and the infamous diamond studded skull. Dunphy will remain on […]

25 August 2010

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Jimi Hendrix Exhibition The London Years

A new exhibition opens today at the Handel House Museum, in central London which celebrates and explores the London life, music, performances and legacy of the musician, who moved into the top floor flat of 23 Brook Street in 1968 the former home to the great baroque composer George Frideric Handel from 1723 until his […]

24 August 2010

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The Cardiff Sessions – A Collaborative Print and Drawing Project

Mike Iveson – Christina Wrege – Ian Wilkins   The Project: Sheets of paper were coated with gum Arabic, folded up and sent to the members of the group. Each artist then started drawing on the paper with lithographic crayons and tusche just to send it on to the next artist who had to react […]

21 August 2010

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£1bn Generated By Tourists To UK museums

The UK’s major museums and art galleries generated over £1bn in revenue from overseas visitors in 2009, VisitBritain, the national tourist authority released the figures yesterday with optimistic predictions for the future. With 30 million visits last year to the UK, over a third included a trip to a leading cultural institution. The report by […]

19 August 2010

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Fourth Plinth Proposals Latest London Photos

As promised ArtLyst, is nearly first to reveal the latest designs for the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square by the Artists Brian Griffiths, Allora & Calzadilla, Hew Locke Elmgreen & Dragset, Katharina Fritsch, and Mariele Neudecker. The maquettes ( scaled model) of the proposed work was released this morning at 9:00 am in an […]

19 August 2010

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Fourth Plinth Shortlist Designs Unveiled Today

London – The Artists shortlist (2010/2011) for the next commission to go on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square has now been revealed and the designs will be unveiled later today. Brian Griffiths, Allora & Calzadilla, Hew Locke Elmgreen & Dragset, Katharina Fritsch, and Mariele Neudecker. Are the winners of this stage of the competition.The […]

17 August 2010

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Christie’s to Launch Contemporary Art Fair To Compete With Frieze 2010

The gap left by the demise of the Zoo art fair is set to be filled by The Moniker International Art Fair, The East End Urban Art Fair “Sunday” and Auction House, Christie’s first Contemporary Art Fair “Multiplied” launched during the Frieze corridor in October. The fairs will be running between 14-19 October (see details […]

17 August 2010

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New ICA curator of exhibitions Matt Williams

  ICA, London Has appointed  Matt Williams as the new curator of exhibitions Williams, was previously employed at Limoncello, Hotel, and the Zabludowicz Collection, and has been curator of International Project Space, Birmingham since 2008. He is also co-editor of the annual publication Novel, which focuses on artists’ writing and poetry. The upcoming issue, published […]

16 August 2010

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Trouble At The Zoo? Where is Zoo Art 2010

Zoo Art Enterprises will not be presenting an event in October 2010’. This is the message that has been posted on the Zoo Art website. Sometimes a little information is dangerous and we inevitably come to our own journalistic conclusions. Is this the first casualty of the Art funding crunch or are the people at […]

15 August 2010

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Largest Picasso Canvas to be Exhibited At London’s V&A Museum

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum  is finally set to exhibit Picasso’s  huge set design for the Ballets Russes. Measuring in at 34 by 38 feet, this theatrical front cloth designed by the modern master will go on view at next month and is sure to thrill. It is, in fact, the largest canvas ever designed […]

14 August 2010

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Giacometti & Maeght 1946-1966 2010 Exhibition

The Fondation Maeght in Vence, France is holding an exceptional retrospective of the works of Alberto Giacometti, one of the most original artists of the twentieth century. Renowned for his elongated sculptures Giacometti was also an accomplished painter and draughtsman.The main subject of his creations is the representation of the vulnerability and existential anguish of the […]

10 August 2010

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Thingswelove at London Design Festival

The London Design Festival provides an outstanding oportunity for guests from all over the world to find out about the design hub London. Thingswelove is proud to be part of it and will showcase a variety of beautiful and exciting, extraordinary and surprising artwork and design from a vast range of artists and fields. Our […]

8 August 2010

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Berlin Hannover Art Reviews Summer 2010

NO GERMANS IN BERLIN? August, 2010 I spent some time in Berlin and Hanover last week – both are recommended. Proof, were it needed, of how very international Berlin’s art scene is came with the range of artists on show at the end of the current season. Whether it be major institutional exhibitions (Bruce Nauman, […]

6 August 2010

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Retrospective Exhibition of Americian Painter – Alice Neel

Alice Neel: Painted Truths   8 July – 17 September 2010, Galleries 1, 8 & 9. The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first major retrospective of Influential 20th century American painter Alice Neel. Alice Neel (1900–1984) is best known for her portraits of celebrated artists and writers from New York, including Andy Warhol, Frank O’Hara, Meyer […]

3 August 2010

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Paula Rego’s London Exhibition

The London Exhibition- The Marlborough Fine Art. Paula Rego has lived in London and Lisbon since 1963. Her Original brand of Figurative painting falls somewhere between Picasso’s the Rose Period and Daumier’s. The Sentiment behind her subject matter is often politically charged and many of the images deal with important women’s issues. Sexuality, feminism and […]

3 August 2010

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Exposing Chinese Epigones

“Wir must make a comment on the bad things in our world, otherwise we are a part of them.” – Ai Weiwei In view of these photos I only want to raise two questions:1. Why have contemporary Chinese artists chosen to imitate the Europeans and Americans, not the Indians, the South Americans and the Africans?2. […]

2 August 2010

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Review of Protoytpes and Experiments V

“Prototypes and Experiments” has been a regular fixture in Aram Gallery’s eight year programme of design exhibitions curated by designer Daniel Charny focusing on new and experimental projects. The rollcall over the four exhibitions to date has included åbåke, Ineke Hans, El Ultimo Grito, Martino Gamper, Jorre van Ast, Rolf Sachs, Max Lamb, Shin Azumi, […]

30 July 2010

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Government Inquiry into Arts Funding Cuts Inevitable

  The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is inviting written submissions from the art and heritage community on the possible impact of spending cuts from central and local government.The inquiry is aimed at evaluating the fallout “recent, and future, spending cuts will have on the arts”. The outcome is likely to be a time wasting […]

26 July 2010

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Brand Republic 2005

LONDON – Students at the Slade School of Fine Art have been given the chance to get their digital ideas featured in an outdoor advertising campaign at London train stations, through a Maiden Group initiative to challenge the next generation of art directors. Maiden Group, the outdoor ad company, invited students to enter a competition […]

26 July 2010

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Titan Outdoor 1st Prize Winner 2005

Titan is helping the next generation of art directors to recognise Digital Outdoor’s potential. A new and exciting initiative between Titan and Slade was set up to help push the creative boundaries of digital/Transvision and stimulate both the number and quality of entries for the forthcoming Campaign poster awards. More on Titan Outdoor

26 July 2010

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Circle of the Tyrants 2008

Jonathon Velardi’s Fortune Teller easily assumes centre stage: a bright and mesmeric video work presented on four large screens, each split diagonally into numerous diamonds. The video undulates in a pattern across the diamonds: a kaleidoscope of gyrating women, bejewelled men, shiny cars and naked flesh that dissolve in and out of a pattern of […]