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 […]

21 September 2010

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New Portrait of Queen Unveiled

Schlock Horror! Isobel Peachey, 31 may be the youngest Artist to paint an official portrait of the monarch but going by the middle age style in which she approaches the subject, she adds nothing original to Royal portraiture as a form. Trained at Wimbledon School of Art, Peachey is better known for her almost photographic […]

20 September 2010

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Alexander McQueen Memorial Held

A memorial service has been held to honour the life and work of fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Dozens of tartan-clad bagpipers lined the steps of St. Paul’s cathedral as guests including Stella McCartney, Pam Hogg, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Sarah Jessica Parker left the ceremony. Following his suicide seven months ago, the world of […]

20 September 2010

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Frieze Art Fair

Who’s Exhibiting in 2010 The Frieze Art fair is the most important event on the London Contemporary Art calendar. It takes place from 14–17 October 2010. Held in a marquee in Regents Park, the fair features over 150 top international dealers. This years Frame section of the fair highlights galleries that have been operating for […]

19 September 2010

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Patricia Cain Awarded 2010 Threadneedle Prize

Sculptor Patricia Cain has been awarded this years 25,000 Threadneedle Prize and artist duo Boyd & Evans have won the inaugural pound;10,000 Visitors’ Choice award.Selectors Xavier Bray, Assistant Curator at the National Gallery, David Rayson,Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art and Michael Sandle RA, Fellow ofthe Royal British Society of Sculptors chose […]

17 September 2010

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Keith Coventry Wins John Moores Painting Prize

  Photo: Keith Coventry, Spectrum Jesus 2009 (oil on canvas, wood and glass 68.6 x 58 cm)   This year’s prestigious John Moores Painting Prize has been won by 51 year old, Burnley-born Keith Coventry who takes home the £25,000 first prize for his painting, ‘Spectrum Jesus’. He was chosen from 3,000 entries and awarded […]

17 September 2010

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London Design Festival 2010 Complete Events Guide

18-26 September All Over London In its eighth year, The London Design Festival is a nine-day celebration of design in the world’s creative capital, London! The Festival is a platform for the widest spectrum of design disciplines, brought together as a unique and accessible programme. It is an internationally renowned annual festival opening this Saturday, […]

16 September 2010

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Westminster Public Art Advisory Panel to be abolished

The Public Art Advisory Panel is to be abolished after 14 years of successful work. Dedicated to choosing Art for public spaces, the expert opinions have been decisive in the commissioning of sculpture including the Nelson Mandela statue and the memorial to the victims of the July 7 bombings. Art experts advise whether public sculptures […]

16 September 2010

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Turner Prize to Leave London For Gateshead

Tate has announced that the prestigious Turner Prize 2011 will be mounted at the BALTIC in Newcastle. This is only the second time that the prize has been presented outside of London. In 2007 it was hosted by Tate Liverpool, ahead of the city’s tenure as European capital of culture.This is first time that it […]

15 September 2010

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UK film Future In Government Talks

The Future of public funding for the UK film industry will be discussed by Culture Minister Ed Vaizey and key figures in the film business later this week. Mr Vaizey said he wants a “robust” strategy to keep UK filmmaking thriving. “There is no question that public support for film is continuing.” He suggested that […]

14 September 2010

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Isabella Blow The Last 20th Century Fashion Icon

Isabella Blow (1958-2007): One of the last 20th century fashion icons was sadly missed at the launch of a new book by her PA Martina Rink, celebrating her life and hats. ArtLyst covered the party, Haunch of Venison Gallery, London, 13/09/2010.  The event was attended by many friends including,Boy George, Rupert Everett and Vidal Sassoon. […]

14 September 2010

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George Michael Released Latest Wham Graffiti Photo

Ok this is completely silly and it’s not really art.I was walking by where George Michael crashed his car in Hampstead today and snapped this on my iphone.It is one of the better pieces of Graffiti I’ve seen in a long time.Note someone has scrawled ‘Wham’ on the point of impact. The crash happened At […]

14 September 2010

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UK Film Council CEO John Woodward Resigns

It has been announced via a press release that John Woodward is standing down as Chief Executive Officer of the UK Film Council. Commenting on his decision, Woodward said: “For the next few weeks the UK Film Council is in a dialogue with the Government about the future support structures for UK film. By choosing […]

13 September 2010

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UBS Pulls Tate Modern Sponsorship

Tate Modern announced at their annual press conference, that they had lost the backing of UBS the largest Swiss Bank. The extension building program is nearly at a halfway point in raising funds. UBS posted a first-quarter loss in April 2008 of 12 billion Swiss francs (then $11.9 billion). The bank has since turned around: […]

12 September 2010

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British Museum £25m Sainsbury donation

Lord Sainsbury has given the British Museum a £25m donation to create an improved conservation department and expand the exhibition spaces in the gallery. It is understood to be the largest single private donation in the last 20 years. The Conservative peer was also responsible for the controversial Sainsbury wing at the National Gallery designed […]

11 September 2010

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David Shrigley Watch New Video ‘An important message about the arts’

Campaign Highlighting Funding Cuts   Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley is leading a campaign to protest against cuts to the Arts by the UK Government. A proposed 25% has been earmarked, shaving arts funding down to the bone. The campaign launch yesterday at London’s Royal Festival Hall has the backing of more than 100 high-profile visual […]

11 September 2010

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Takashi Murakami Meets Versailles

The splendour of France’s royal palace Versailles and the manga-inspired work of Takashi Murakami join forces in a new exhibition where modern meets stately chateau. The exhibition has evoked it’s own controversy with many visitors to the world heritage site alarmed at the juxtaposing of the sculptures, many resembling oversized children’s toys with the existing […]

10 September 2010

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Banksy Latest Photos HMV London September 2010

Walking by the HMV Store in Oxford Circus last night, I noticed two never before seen works by the Graffiti Artist Banksy. They were installed to promote the release of his video ‘ Exit Through The Gift Shop’ The works ,valued at around £100,000 are guarded by two members of security staff and are on […]

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 […]