Edward Albee Estate To Be Auctioned By Sotheby’s New York

Sotheby’s has announced that it will be handling the estate collection of the great American playwright Edward Albee. The dedicated auction will be held this September in New York with proceeds of the sale benefiting The Edward F. Albee Foundation, which provides residencies for writers and visual artists in Montauk, Long Island.

26 June 2017

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Khadija Saye Remembered By Kathy Kubicki Tutor At UCA Farnham

Khadija Saye was amazingly talented, and her determination to study photography at university overcame challenging social conditions and an environment that could easily have held her back. I was lucky enough to have taught Khadija during her undergraduate studies 2010 – 13.

25 June 2017

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Dame Julia Peyton-Jones Appointed Senior Global Director of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Dame Julia Peyton-Jones the former co-director of the Serpentine Gallery in London, for over 25 years, has been appointed Senior Global Director of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Peyton-Jones will take on her ambassadorial and curatorial role on 1 September 2017, and will be based in London, where the gallery opened a new space in Mayfair earlier this year.

24 June 2017

I Am: Middle Eastern Women Artists Come To London

As the world’s attention focuses on respecting women’s rights, and with a critical need to develop understanding and encourage friendship between the peoples of the Middle East and West, an East-West bridge-building exhibition under the title “I AM” an exhibition of Middle Eastern Women Artists comes to London from Amman, Jordan.

22 June 2017

Wassily Kandinsky Painting Achieves £33m A New Auction Record At Sotheby’s

A new auction record for Wassily Kandinsky was broken twice last night at Sotheby’s London. Murnau – Landschaft mit grünem Haus from 1909, sold for £21 million / $26.4 million / €23.9 million. Both early works by Kandinsky were among the few left in private hands, this painting made its auction debut having remained in the private collection of the same family since the 1920s.

21 June 2017

Serpentine Pavilion By African Architect Diebedo Francis Kere Unveiled

Diebedo Francis Kere the first African architect to undertake the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion unveiled his much-anticipated structure yesterday in London

20 June 2017

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Benjamin Sullivan Painting of His Wife Breastfeeding Wins BP Portrait Prize

A portrait of a serene mother breastfeeding her eight-month-old daughter has won this year’s BP Portrait Award, winning the sitter’s husband the £30,000 first prize.

20 June 2017

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Three Charged In Damien Hirst Spot Print Forgery Scam

Three men have been arrested and accused of creating and selling $400,000 in fake Damien Hirst prints. The works have been sold to dozens of art collectors around the world.

19 June 2017

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Clifford Chance Showcases LGBT Art In 2017 International Exhibition Series

Clifford Chance is again celebrating Gay Pride with an international series of exhibitions showcasing the work of some of the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and supported artists at its offices in Amsterdam, London, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Washington D.C., Sydney and, for the first time, Perth and Singapore. Organised by Arcus, the firm’s LGBT […]

18 June 2017

Art Basel 48 What the Dealers Said About The Fair

Galleries throughout Art Basel 48 have reported exceptional sales across the board, pointing to Art Basel’s ability to convene leading galleries and collectors from around the world.

Art Basel 48 A Curated Selection Of Twelve By Virginie Puertolas-Syn

Curator and Gallerist Virginie Puertolas-Syn chooses twelve of the best stands at Art Basel 2017. Art Basel is a curated selection of 291 first-rate galleries exhibiting at the fair’s 48th edition in Basel.

17 June 2017

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British Photographer Khadija Saye Dies In Grenfell Fire age 24

The British Photographer Khadija Saye has died age 24.She has officially been confirmed as a Victim of the Grenfell Tower Block Fire which has so far claimed nearly 50 lives.

17 June 2017

Diversity Empowers Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017 has shown flair and diversity in its choice of visual art related honours.

15 June 2017

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Qatar Boycott: Will It Marginalise The Region’s Cultural Renaissance?

Last October I was in Doha the capital of Qatar which seemed like a well-oiled machine when it came to Art, Education, and Culture.

15 June 2017

National Portrait Gallery Receives £9.4m From National Lottery Towards £35.5m Refurbishment

The National Portrait Gallery is to receive £9.4 million from The National Lottery towards a £35.5m refurbishment programme, which will be the Gallery’s biggest ever development and its most significant project since the opening of its Ondaatje Wing in 2000.

General Idea Estate To Be Represented By Mitchell-Innes & Nash

The Estate of General Idea (1969-1994) is to be represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, it has been announced.

12 June 2017

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Picasso Ring With Portrait Of Lover Dora Maar To Be Auctioned

A ring, containing a Picasso portrait of Dora Maar is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s.

10 June 2017

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Pop Artist James Rosenquist Estate Sign Representation Deal With Thaddaeus Ropac

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (London, Paris, Salzburg) have announced that they will represent the estate of the late Pop Artist James Rosenquist Estate based in New York.

9 June 2017

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Royal Academy Annual Summer Exhibition Where Old Meets? – Edward Lucie-Smith

Right now, in terms of the shows, it’s offering the public, the Royal Academy is on a roll. There’s been one great, news-making exhibition after another, under the guidance of its Director of Exhibitions, Tim Marlow, who came to them from White Cube. Those whom Munnings would have dismissed as lunatics have taken over the […]

9 June 2017

Lost Jackson Pollock Gouache To Be Sold By Provincial Auction House

The discovery of a lost Jackson Pollock painting is always big news in the art world. Now such a painting is going under the hammer on Tuesday, June 20 at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal in Scottsdale Arizona. The small auction room has spent 18 months and tens of thousands of dollars researching the Abstract, untitled gouache painting measures 22 ½ x 32 inches. Forensics and ownership history has been extensively investigated.

8 June 2017

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Peggy Guggenheim Granddaughter Appointed Director Of Venice Museum

Karole P.B. Vail, Peggy Guggenheim’s granddaughter is to take over as director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

7 June 2017

Christie’s Secures David Rockefeller Collection For Highest Estimated Auction Sale

Christie’s Auctioneers have secured the estate of David Rockefeller, the youngest son of American philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and art patron Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

7 June 2017

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Museum of Transology Launched To Celebrate Brighton’s LGBTQ Residents

This summer Brighton Museum launches Be Bold, a series of collaborative events and exhibitions funded by Arts Council England and programmed in partnership with Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQ communities. The exhibitions aim to reflect the experiences of the city’s LGBTQ residents and begin with the acclaimed Museum of Transology.

6 June 2017

Banksy Pulls Anti Tory Election Print After Election Validation Threat

Banksy has pulled his print offer after Avon and Somerset Police forces investigating the free original print offer threatened that it could invalidate the general election. The Street Artist had offered a free print to applicants who voted against the Conservatives in the General Election on Thursday.

5 June 2017

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Grayson Perry Unveils Brexit Vases Ahead of Serpentine Exhibition Extravaganza

The gender fluid potter Grayson Perry has unveiled The Brexit Vases his latest artwork ahead of his show at the Serpentine Gallery which opens later this week.

4 June 2017

Free Banksy Original Print For Every Vote Against The Conservatives

The elusive street artist Banksy is offering a free print to anyone who votes against the Conservatives. The artwork, which is also on Banksy’s Instagram page, depicts his iconic “girl with a balloon” motif, this time with a Union Jack in the balloon. The instructions states; take a photo on your phone of the ballot and send it in and a free print will be posted to you. This could contravene laws designed to ensure votes remain secret and could break rules against bribery.

2 June 2017

Thomas Heatherwick Chosen To Design New £1bn Google London Headquarters

The internet giant Google has submitted plans for a ‘landscraper’ for its London headquarters.Construction on the project is on course to begin in 2018 The King’s Cross building which is as long as the Shard is wide is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios, the team behind TfL’s New Bus for London and the 2012 Olympic Cauldron.

1 June 2017

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Dan Colen To Be Represented By Lévy Gorvy In New International Partnership

The American artist Dan Colen (b. 1979, New Jersey) is to be represented by Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy. This marks a conjoining of galleries which also exhibit the artist’s work. In the past Gagosian and Massimo de Carlo, Milan had an exclusive deal with the artist.

31 May 2017

David Hockney Exhibition Becomes Tate Britain’s Biggest Ever Draw

The David Hockney retrospective that just finished running at Tate Britain has drawn 478,082 visitors past the gate. This makes it the most visited exhibition ever held at the gallery on Millbank, either in its time as the Tate Gallery or since it became Tate Britain in 2000.

Vulgarity Rules A-List Contemporary Art Non-Existent At Riviera amfAR AIDS Gala

A – lister actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith turned out for the amfAR AIDS benefit that is the social highlight of the Cannes film festival. The event held annually at the Eden Roc Hotel, Cap d’Antibes on the French Riviera saw celebrities and benefactors paying up to $500,000 for a table. But where was the Contemporary art on the auction block?

27 May 2017

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Mario Testino Puts His Personal Art Collection Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

Mario Testino, is to put his art collection under the hammer at Sotheby’s. As one of the most celebrated photographers of our time, this project will look beyond Testino’s enigmatic images that have shaped contemporary culture and reveal the artist as collector, patron and collaborator.

26 May 2017

Cancelled Marlie Mul Exhibition In Glasgow Is A Conceptual First

For her latest show entitled ‘ cancelled’ the Dutch artist, Marlie Mul has requested no exhibition to be held at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow. An empty gallery has been unveiled by the artist who pulled out of her exhibition at one of Glasgow’s leading venues. The only thing on show in the gallery are billboards advertising that the exhibition has been cancelled.