17 October 2010

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Ryan Gander @ Ryan’s Bar

  ArtLyst drops into Ryan’s Bar at the Sunday Fair Ambika P3 for a couple of Peroni beers and the chance to watch Bob and Roberta Smith mix a few cocktails for a couple of wealthy New Yorkers, not to mention one for the owner Ryan Gander!.  

16 October 2010

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Talent spotting NEW ART LONDON Make May the month to head to the capital and discover up-and-coming Artists

A new generation of women is injecting fresh excitement into the capital with galleries that champion emerging talents. Coming up to its first birthday, Crisp London Los Angeles in Fitzrovia is the brainchild of American curator Hilary Rose Crisp, 27. With galleries in London and LA, Crisp gives free reign over her spaces to newcomers […]

14 October 2010

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The ArtReview Power 100 Published

1. Larry Gagosian2. Hans Ulrich Obrist3. Iwan Wirth4. David Zwirner5. Glenn D. Lowry6. Bice Curiger7. Sir Nicholas Serota8. Eli Broad9. RoseLee Goldberg10. François Pinault11. Adam D. Weinberg12. Jeffrey Deitch13. Ai Weiwei14. Agnes Gund15. Alfred Pacquement16. Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda & Brian Kuan Wood17. Bruce Nauman18. Marc Glimcher19. Beatrix Ruf20. Dominique Lévy & Robert Mnuchin21. Iwona […]

14 October 2010

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Arts Cuts For Quangos Announced

A hit list of hundreds of taxpayer-funded bodies were axed in a “bonfire of the quangos” today. Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude announced the shake-up as “a victory for accountability”. The Arts were by no means immune to this savagery, Four bodies including the Film Industry Training Board were privatised although mergers resulting in a […]

13 October 2010

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Tracey Emin In wheelchair Frieze 2010

ArtLyst Exclusive Why is Tracey Emin in a wheelchair? Is this part of the Save the Arts Campaign? or is she in some form of recovery? Tracey is a lovely person, despite some of her press and Tracey loves the press! I was at the opening tonight of the Frieze Art Fair. Much too much […]

13 October 2010

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Tom Estes Performance ‘Night Cleaning’ at Departures Gallery

On Friday the 8th of October, 2010 Tom Estes staged the Performance ‘Night Cleaning’ at the Departures Gallery as part of the exhibition Rhizomatic. Rhizomatic is an experimental, decentralised curatorial system based on the concept of the Rhizome, as explored in Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophical masterpiece A Thousand Plateaus. This is Departure Gallery’s largest and […]

13 October 2010

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Such stuff as dreams are made on

‘I seek to reclaim the body from the contemporary medical and digital gaze in order to poetically subvert it’.’ Marilène Oliver Scene One. The woman surrenders herself to the stark white tunnel of the CT machine. Inside there is ominous silence. She knows that what is invisible to her will soon be revealed by the […]

12 October 2010

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New Save The Arts Works Unveiled

Mark Titchner “Cut Us, And Don’t Kill Us” – Bob and Roberta Smith “ART GALLERY CLOSED” Artist Patrick Brill better known as Bob and Roberta Smith has created a new work for the ‘Save The Arts Campaign. It is supported by over 100 leading British artists against the government’s proposed funding cuts of the arts, […]

12 October 2010

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Banksy Does The Simpsons Doh!

  Graffiti Artist Banksy (aka Robert Banks) has created an opening sequence for the American cartoon The Simpsons. The episode, called ‘MoneyBart’, was aired on TV in the US on Sunday night and will be shown in the UK later this month. Producers approached Banksy to design one of the “couch gags” that open each […]

11 October 2010

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Frieze Art Fair 2010: Sculpture Park Preview

I visited the Frieze Art Fair today and saw some of the the works  being installed in its Sculpture Park. The Sculpture Park offers a rare opportunity to see a significant group of international work that is addressed on a public scale. Presented in the wonderful setting of the English Gardens of Regent’s Park the […]

10 October 2010

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Top 10 Frieze Week Art Events

This is the ArtLyst top 10 list of events and exhibitions in and around London during Frieze Week. The corridor is jam packed with exciting things to experience and see before the phenomenon finishes on the 17 October. Frieze costs around £30 but many of the other events are actually Free !   Frieze Art […]

8 October 2010

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Ai Weiwei Unilever Sculpture Tate Modern

Chinese Artist, Ai Weiwei reveals his latest work “Sunflower Seeds,” a project which has taken two years to complete and contains over one hundred million handcrafted porcelain seeds.The project is loaded with thoughts and associations. From a distance, it looks like a beach of gray shingle, or a Zen garden.The public are allowed to interact […]

8 October 2010

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Jerry Hall Portrait By Lucien Freud Goes Under The Hammer

The Former partner of Mick Jagger, Model Jerry Hall will auction part of her art collection at Sotheby’s next week. included is a portrait by Lucian Freud, expected to fetch up to £1.2 million. The painting ‘Eight Months Gone’ shows Ms Hall, nude and eight months pregnant. The sale also includes works by Damien Hirst, […]

7 October 2010

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Was Le Corbusier A Fascist?

Letters published in a 2008 biography of the seminal 20th century modern master, Architect and Painter suggest that the radical urban planner was a Nazi sympathizer whose Fascist thinking went above and beyond previously documented perceptions. In one letter written shortly after Hitler conquered France and much of Western Europe, the Swiss-born architect expresses clear enthusiasm […]

6 October 2010

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Visitors To UK Museums Break All Records

A record number of visitors crossed the threshold of the UK’s national museums this summer, once again reinforcing the need to keep admissions to galleries in the UK free. The new survey shows that, 5.7 million people visited UK national museums in August 2010 representing an increase of 11% from August 2009. Over 809,443 people […]

6 October 2010

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ArtLyst Free iPhone App

LATEST Exhibitions From Your iPhone – As Featured on iTunes! ArtLyst has developed a new App for your iPhone.This innovative App is the most comprehensive listings guide for sourcing Art Exhibitions, Art Fairs and Art Auctions in London. The App also features breaking Art News, Top Art Features and Reviews. Download today from the App […]

5 October 2010

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Tate’s Serota Lambasts Osborne and Hunt

Tate Modern Director Sir Nicholas Serota announced in an interview today that Museums in the UK could not weather cuts of 25% – 30%  and that they would have to close for at least two days per week and drastically cut opening hours. In a rare out pouring, he also pointed out that it would […]

4 October 2010

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Turner Prize 2010 Exhibition Video Tour

Love it or Loathe it…ArtLyst has been to the Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain and here is the result. A virtual tour through the four shortlisted Artist’s rooms. Shortlisted Artists: Dexter Dalwood – Angela de la Cruz – Susan Philipsz and The Otolith Group. The Jury : Isabel Carlos, Director, José de Azeredo Perdigão […]

3 October 2010

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Ryan Gander New Guggenheim Exhibition

British Artist Ryan Gander (b. 1976, Chester,) has mounted a new installation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. From October 1, 2010, to January 9, 2011. The work, part of the  ‘Intervals’ series presents Gander in the third instalment of its contemporary art series designed to reflect the zeitgeist of today’s most […]

2 October 2010

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Cornelia Parker Save The Arts Photomontage

Turner Prize nominated Artist Cornelia Parker has produced a Photomontage for the Save The Arts campaigne. It shows The Angel Of The North sculpture by Antony Gormley with one of its wings clipped, to symbolize the 25% cuts proposed by the Government. More than 100 top Artistes have joined the campaign including most of the […]

1 October 2010

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New Save The Arts Poster by Jeremy Deller

The total cost of the arts to the average taxpayer is 17p per head per day. That’s £62.05 per year. I’m sure most of us can afford that. If cuts of 25% are implemented this will amount to around 12p per head per day a total of £43.80. The Arts contribute far more in tourism […]

1 October 2010

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British Museum Cut Opening Hours From January

In order to cope with government budget cuts, late-night opening to the permanent collection at London’s ‘Favourite Museum’ will be stopped on Thursday and restricted to one evening a week on Friday. British Museum Staff recruitment will be reduced as a result and savings made.The refreshments for internal meetings has also been halted immediately and […]

30 September 2010

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Yinka Shonibare Save The Arts New Work

Latest  ‘Save The Arts’  Work YINKA SHONIBARE CREATES A WORK FOR CAMPAIGN AGAINST CUTS A striking new work by Fourth Plinth artist Yinka Shonibare was unveiled today as part of the campaign supported by over 100 leading British artists against the government’s proposed funding cuts of the arts.The artist’s work shows a slash across a […]

29 September 2010

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Dennis Hopper Collection Under The Hammer

10-11 November 2010. An additional 200 works will be offered in Christie’s Interiors sale in January 2011 TBA Christie’s NEW YORK is presenting The Dennis Hopper Collection. Unknown to his many fans Hopper was an artist, a filmmaker, an actor, and a passionate art collector of contemporary art. He amassed more than 250 works throughout […]

29 September 2010

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New V&A Museum For Dundee Designs Unveiled

A £40 million pound outpost of the Victoria and Albert Museum set on the Dundee waterfront gathered serious momentum, as the shortlisted designs were unveiled at an exhibition. The museum is scheduled to open by early 2015 and will focus on design and also host touring exhibitions. The six shortlisted firms were chosen from more […]

26 September 2010

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Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror Sculpture Hyde Park London

Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror sculptures previewed against matt grey weather conditions in London today. The four works make up a sculpture installation which uses the backdrop of the park and water features as an ever changing reflective source.I spoke to the Artist today and he is delighted with the  way the sculptures interact with the […]

26 September 2010

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Free Museums Threatened By Tory Cuts

  Entry to National Museums has been free since Labour abolished charging in 2001. The upshot was that attendance in 2002 soared by 2.7 million or 62%, as more and more people felt able to casually pop in, for a short visit without paying an entrance fee. The figures announced by the Department of Culture, […]

24 September 2010

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Lehman Art Auction Raises £1.6 Million

Here are the highlighted results of the Lehman sale which took place on the 29th September 2010 at Christies South Kensington. The sale set a European record for the number of registered online bidders, with more than 1,200 people signing up to own a piece of financial history. a plaque commemorating the opening of the […]

24 September 2010

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Government Arts Cuts Leaked

 The Hatchet is Uncovered Leaked Cabinet Office documents revealed today show, the National Museums and Galleries service, a publicly funded body, which offers the public free admission to some of the country’s best-known cultural venues, is under threat and likely to be scrapped by the Government. There are 16 galleries in this category — including […]

23 September 2010

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New Haunch for London – Paris Launch for Gagosian

Two leading figures in the art world are launching new gallery spaces next month. Both will be opulent palaces for the purpose of flogging mega art to the mega rich. Gagosian’s new space located on the right bank will open with shows by American painter Cy Twombly, 82 who lives and works in Lexington, Virgina. […]

22 September 2010

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Isabella Blow Portrait Unveiled

A photographic portrait created by artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster showing the head of fashion icon Isabella Blow goes on show at the National Portrait Gallery from tomorrow. The image has been sculpted from, a rat, a rattlesnake, two dozen birds and a stylish heel from a discarded Manolo Blahnik shoe. It has been […]

21 September 2010

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Mark Wallinger New Arts Cuts Protest Painting

As promised, Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger produced a new work to highlight  proposed government cuts in the arts. The work entitled ‘Reckless’ takes Turner’s 1839 painting ‘The Fighting Temeraire’ showing “25% cut” out of the canvas in a Banksy style composite. A new work from artists supporting the cause will be released every week […]