12 March 2018

Yinka Shonibare MBE Unveils NY Central Park Commission

New York’s Public Art Fund has unveiled ‘Wind Sculpture (SG)’, a new work by the Turner Prize-winning British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.

11 March 2018

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Armory Show Highlights and Lowlights 2018 Round-Up

As we reach the end of another New York Armory Show few revelations are on hand.

10 March 2018

Record London Contemporary/Modern Art Auctions Set Spring 2018 Alight

London’s contemporary sales both evening and day at Sotheby’s and Christie’s have totalled £295 million ($407 million).

9 March 2018

Frida Kahlo Estate Raises A Monobrow To Artist Barbie Doll

Relatives of the estate of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are considering suing the Frida Kahlo Corporation over claims it holds the rights to her image.

8 March 2018

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Tate’s Big Faux-Pas: Picasso Exhibition Opens On International Women’s Day

Today (8th March) is International Women’s Day, it’s also the public opening of the new Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. For those of you familiar with Picasso and his self-mythologized monster; you may need to read that sentence again.

6 March 2018

Rose Wylie Depicts The Mayflower Voyage In Plymouth History Paintings

The John Moores award-winning British painter Rose Wylie will be the subject of ‘History Painting’, a new multi-site exhibition at Plymouth Arts Centre and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art

6 March 2018

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Pablo Picasso: Genius Or Just Another Misogynistic Pig – Edward Lucie-Smith

With Pablo Picasso 1932 – Tate Modern’s major exhibition for the first half of this year – ready to open (March 8th), the drumbeats are already beginning.

4 March 2018

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Annie Swynnerton: Passionate Supporter Of Women’s Rights Exhibited

The first retrospective for nearly a century of the Manchester-born painter Annie Swynnerton (1844–1933) has opened at the Manchester Art Gallery 23 February 2018– 6 January 2019.

28 February 2018

Picasso Muse Portrait Painting Auctioned For Staggering £49.8m

The second-highest recorded auction price for any work of art ever sold in Europe was achieved tonight when Picasso’s Weeping ‘Golden’ Muse

28 February 2018

Masturbation Explored By Visual Artists At The Freud Museum

The Freud Museum in North London is presenting an exhibition exploring the topic of Masturbation.

26 February 2018

Banksy’s Earliest Bristol Mural ‘Well Hung Lover’ Vandalised

Banksy’s earliest mural in Bristol ‘Well Hung Lover’ has been vandalised by a rival graffiti artist.

26 February 2018

Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Omai To Star In Rijksmuseum High Society Exhibition

The DCMS has granted a temporary UK export licence for Sir Joshua Reynolds’ painting of Omai to travel to Amsterdam to be exhibited in the highly anticipated ‘High Society’ exhibition at the Rijksmuseum.

23 February 2018

It’s Official: Frieze To Launch New Los Angeles Art Fair Next February

As we all suspected Frieze have now officially announced that they are to mount an event in LA. The new annual contemporary art fair in Los Angeles will be presented at Paramount Pictures Studios.

21 February 2018

Anish Kapoor Designed Brit Award Statuette Was Events Only Redeeming X Factor

The Anish Kapoor designed Brit Award statuette was the best part of an otherwise boorish corporate event, this evening.

21 February 2018

Tania Bruguera Invited To Create Next Tate Turbine Hall Commission

Tate has announced that Tania Bruguera will create the next annual Turbine Hall, Hyundai Commission (formally the Unilever Commission). Tania is best-known for her politically-engaged projects and activism, Bruguera makes work that addresses institutional power, borders and migration.

21 February 2018

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Judy Blame: Artist, Stylist And Queer Icon Dies Age 58

Judy Blame the artist, designer and style icon credited with changing the face of London culture in the 1980s and 90s has died age 58. Blame had a retrospective at the ICA covering both his work as an artist and stylist in 2016.

18 February 2018

Erdem Fashion Brand Closes National Portrait Gallery For Runway Show

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) London will be closed to the public on Monday (19 February) due to a runway show, sponsored by the Erdem fashion label. The event is part of London Fashion Week 15 – 20 February. The full day hiatus is uncommon for a gallery that receives public funding. “The gallery is […]

17 February 2018

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Hugh Mendes: Donald Trump Obituary Painting Is Not Just Fake News

Hugh Mendes has created his most controversial image to date, for his latest exhibition, a group show at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON.

16 February 2018

Duchess Of Cambridge Curates Victorian Photos At NPG

The Duchess Of Cambridge has agreed to select Victorian photographs from an upcoming exhibition at the NPG, as part of a Patron’s trail.

14 February 2018

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Did Antony Gormley Deliberately Appropriate This William Cobbing Clay Performance Piece?

I was installing my exhibition at Museum Jorn, Denmark, a week or so ago when I started getting a steady stream of emails and Twitter posts to my account

11 February 2018

Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North Sculpture Turns Twenty

Since spreading its wings in February 1998, Antony Gormley’s The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about and recognisable pieces of public art in the UK.

11 February 2018

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Art Genève A Pleasant Encounter By Virginie Puertolas-Syn

I really enjoyed visiting Art Genève (1-4 February) as well as discovering the city’s art scene last week.

10 February 2018

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Leonardo da Vinci Drawings From Queen’s Collection Set To Tour Britain

Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci are set to tour Britain as part of celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. One hundred and forty four drawings many considered the rarest examples of his work are going on display in 12 cities. 

8 February 2018

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Gluck: Trailblazer Of Gender Fluidity Presented In New Exhibition And Symposium

A major new exhibition exploring the life and work of the artist Gluck (1895-1978), is now in full swing at the Brighton Museum. Gluck is widely recognised as a trailblazer of gender fluidity. The exhibition was created by Martin Pel, Dr Jeffrey Horsley and Prof Amy de la Haye.

8 February 2018

John Singer Sargent Masterpiece Gassed: US Loan To Mark WW1 Centenary 

John Singer Sargent’s masterpiece Gassed, is to be loaned to The National World War I Museum in the US by the Imperial War Museums here in the UK, to mark the centenary of the War.

7 February 2018

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20/21 British Art Fair Sold And Rebranded At Saatchi Gallery

The 20/21 British Art Fair, is to be rebranded as The British Art Fair and move to the Saatchi Gallery, as part of a major investment by its new owners.

7 February 2018

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Rachel Whiteread Sculpture Chosen For UCL Student Centre

Rachel Whiteread the Turner Prize winning sculptor is returning to the university where she learned her craft to create an artwork that will be a centrepiece of UCL’s new multi-million pound student centre.

6 February 2018

Rare Julia Margaret Cameron Photo Album At Risk Of Leaving UK

A temporary export bar has been placed on an important Album, by Julia Margaret Cameron, one of the key pioneering photographers of the 19th and 20th century.

5 February 2018

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Philip Pearlstein: A Figure Of Speech – Video Interview By Edward Lucie-Smith

Last month Edward Lucie-Smith filmed this exclusive video for Artlyst with the well known NY figurative painter Philip Pearlstein, at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

5 February 2018

Diaspora Pavilion Venice Moves To Wolverhampton For Restaging

Wolverhampton Art Gallery’s first contemporary art exhibition of 2018 is a reconfiguration of the Diaspora Pavilion, which took place in Venice during the 57th Venice Biennale

3 February 2018

Facebook Courbet Censorship Lawsuit Has Its Day In Paris Court

A French teacher who accused Facebook of censorship when they deleted his account for posting an image of a Gustave Courbet painting from 1866, L’Origine du monde (Origin of the World)

3 February 2018

Bayeux Tapestry A Battle For East Sussex – Lesley Samms

Following a recent meeting with Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron, President of France has announced his intention to loan the Bayeux Tapestry to the UK.