12 December 2016

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Portraits By Paul Cezanne Explored In New National Portrait Gallery Exhibition

The first exhibition devoted entirely to portraits by Paul Cézanne will be mounted at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Cézanne Portraits will bring together for the first time over 50 of Cézanne’s portraits from collections across the world, including works never before on public display in the UK.

8 December 2016

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American Artist Leo Villareal Wins Illuminated River International Design Competition

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that a team led by the internationally acclaimed American light artist Leo Villareal and renowned British architects and urban planners, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, have won the Illuminated River International Design Competition.

8 December 2016

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Brett Gorvy Head Of Contemporary Art At Christie’s Auctioneers Resigns

Brett Gorvy, Deputy Chairman at Christie’s auctioneers and international head of Postwar and Contemporary art, is to leave the company after 23 years. He will now join the well-respected art dealer Dominique Lévy, in a new partnership called Lévy Gorvy

8 December 2016

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Michael Gove’s Turner Prize Tweet Says Winner Helen Marten Celebrates Ugliness

Great to see the Turner Prize is on Brexiteer Michael Gove’s radar. It proves how important the arts must be to him, even though he was almost single handily responsible for the near scrapping of Art History courses from the A Level syllabus!

7 December 2016

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Artist Michael Craig-Martin Awarded Knighthood In Ceremony By Prince William

The Irish-born British artist Michael Craig-Martin has been awarded his Knighthood by Prince William (The Duke Of Cambridge .

6 December 2016

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Strong Sales Reported From Art Basel in Miami Beach 15th Edition

Another major art fair another round-up! Art Basel’s show in Miami Beach closed on Sunday amidst high praise from participating galleries reporting healthy sales across all levels of the market.

6 December 2016

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Cork Street Dealer Johnathan Messum Launches Pioneering New Arts Centre in Wiltshire

A monastic barn in Wiltshire has been turned into a pioneering new arts centre by the Cork Street dealer, Johnathan Messum. Situated on the Fonthill estate, home in the 1700’s to William Beckford, the biggest and wildest British art collector of his day,  Messums Wiltshire in Tisbury champions art made by hand. Forthcoming exhibitions include those […]

6 December 2016

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Turner Prize Surprise Winner Announced At Tate Britain Ceremony

Congratulations to Helen Marten winner of the prestigious Turner Prize for 2016. The award announced at a ceremony in London this evening is the most coveted prize given to a British artist, under the age of 50, having mounted one of the best exhibitions of the last 12 months. This year artists Anthea Hamilton, Michael Dean, Helen Marten and […]

6 December 2016

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Yinka Shonibare Installation Acquired By Washington’s Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

A major artwork by the celebrated Turner Prize winning British contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE has been acquired by The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington. The permanent installation of sculpture “Wind Sculpture VII” made its Smithsonian debut Saturday, Dec. 3; it has been installed in front of the National Museum of African Art.  Part of a series of […]

6 December 2016

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Miami Art Week Withdrawal Symptoms Alleviated By St Croix Take 5 Project

As Miami art week comes to a close and art lovers from around the globe take stock of the fabulous creations and activities on offer, this weekend, there are a stealthy few who will not end their efforts there but extend their inspiration to St Croix for a relaxing, take it all in time of enlightenment.

6 December 2016

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New Wellcome Collection Exhibition Explores How Humans Relate To Other Animals

How humans relate to other animals is the subject of a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection.

6 December 2016

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Toilet Paper Installation Proves Popular For Fondation Beyeler At Basel Miami

Maze of Quotes by Toilet Paper has transformed The Fondation Beyeler stand at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016. The collaborative magazine project by artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari has taken over Fondation Beyeler’s entire exhibition space into three distinct settings.

6 December 2016

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Robert Adam British Architect Explored In New Sir John Soane’s Museum Exhibition

The work of one of the greatest British architects of all time is examined in a new exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum. Robert Adam’s London (30 November 2016 – 11 March 2017) takes an in- depth look at some of the Scottish architect’s work which helped change the landscape of the capital.

6 December 2016

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Miami Rubell Family Collection To Move To Purpose Built Complex

The Rubell Family Collection has announced a planned move in 2018 to a new 100,000-square-foot museum set on a 2.5-acre campus in Miami’s Allapattah District

28 November 2016

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Famous Faces In LGBT Equality Exhibited At National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled an exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. It uses portraits of prominent gay figures to illustrate how attitudes have changed.

28 November 2016

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Sex Pistols Memorabilia Worth Millions Burned By McLaren And Westwood’s Son

Joe Corre, the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, has set fire to items on the 40th anniversary of the Sex Pistols debut single. The Punk memorabilia said to be worth £5m ($6m) was torched in the middle of the River Thames.

28 November 2016

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Dorset Man Wins International Vincent Van Gogh Lookalike Competition

A Dorset actor has been chosen as the man who most resembled the artist Vincent Van Gogh in an international competition.

28 November 2016

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American Depression Era Painting Chronicled In New Royal Academy Exhibition

America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s is a new RA exhibition chronicling the turbulent economic, political and aesthetic climate that dominated the decade following the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

23 November 2016

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Iconic Underground Comix Art c 1970 Sells For $1.6m At Heritage

The world’s largest collection of original Underground Comix Art crushed several artist world records when it sold for a combined $1,605,016 during Heritage Auctions’ presentation of the Eric Sack Collection Nov. 17-19 in Beverly Hills. The collection set an artist auction record for Robert Crumb for his four-page complete story from Thrilling Murder Comics #1, which sold for $143,400.

23 November 2016

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Jenni Lomax Camden Arts Centre Director To Step Down In July

Jenni Lomax has announced that she will step down from her role as Director of Camden Arts Centre in July of next year. She recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of her directorship and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Centre with a series of dialogues between artists, prominent curators and theorists at venues across London.

23 November 2016

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Anselm Kiefer Walhalla Triumphantly Opens At White Cube Bermondsey

An exhibition by Anselm Kiefer featuring new, large-scale installation, sculpture, and painting, titled ‘Walhalla’ opened at White Cube Bermondsey last night. This is one not to miss! The exhibition refers to the mythical place in Norse mythology, a paradise for those slain in battle, as well as to the Walhalla neo-classical monument, built by Ludwig I King of Bavaria in 1842 to honour heroic figures in German history.

23 November 2016

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Beyond Boundaries Highlights Political And Immigration Issues In New YSP Exhibition

Due to political situations and immigration conditions, it can be difficult to invite artists from outside the UK to work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). Beyond Boundaries: Art by Email, a collaboration between YSP and ArtRole, gives a platform to those who can’t physically visit the Park and celebrates the notion that ideas and art can travel even if people cannot.

23 November 2016

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British Artist Mat Chivers Presents New Work At PM/AM

New work by the British artist Mat Chivers, his first solo show in London in more than five years is presented at PM/AM. Harmonic Distortion, an exhibition of. Chivers’s uses a range of media to explore relationships between environmental phenomena, the fundamental materials that constitute the world, and the contemporary production technologies that we use to understand and interact with them.

22 November 2016

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David Hockney Commissioned To Design Stained Glass Window For Westminster Abbey

The British Artist David Hockney has been commissioned to design a stained glass window in Westminster Abbey to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

21 November 2016

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Whitney Biennial Committee Announce Participating Artists For 2017 Exhibition

The 2017 Whitney Biennial, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art on 17 March, and running through June 11 will include ‘Formation of self and the individual’s place in a turbulent society’ as a key theme reflected in the work of the artists selected.

21 November 2016

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Record £1.33m For Tintin Explorers On The Moon Drawing By Herge

A black and white Tintin drawing has broken all records by selling for €1.55m (£1.33m; $1.64m). The original pen and ink from the book Explorers on the Moon was created by the Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, better known as Herge. It had been estimated to fetch between €700,000-900,000 before the sale.

21 November 2016

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Monet To de Kooning Art Market Shows No Sign Of Trump Factor Slowdown

Despite a week of political unease as America comes to terms with the reality of Donald Trump as President-elect, the market showed some strong sales. Christie’s New York held two major sales this week Post-war and contemporary and Impressionist and Modern Art.

21 November 2016

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Tomas Saraceno Unveils New Open-source Project For RCA Kensington Gore

A new project initiated by internationally acclaimed artist Tomás Saraceno will be installed in London as part of The Exhibition Road Cultural Group. Aerocene will be its first public commission, launched with the Aerocene Campus, taking place at the Royal College of Art on Saturday 26 November.

21 November 2016

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The influence of Buddhism On Art Explored At The Rubin Museum

The Rubin Museum is an oasis of calm and beauty. A much respected and cherished environment for its clean, modern architectural symmetry, presenting the most excellent of historic and contemporary eastern cultural works in its cylindrical vessel of artistic and spiritual ideals.

21 November 2016

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Fresh talent abounds in Camberwell on the Green’s Art-Apart exhibition

Artlyst always has an eye for exhibitions in unusual spaces. A new residential development in Camberwell is playing host to an exhibition of work by recent graduates from the University of the Arts London (UAL).

18 November 2016

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Turner Prize Nominated Helen Marten Awarded Inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

This is a big year for the British artist Helen Marten. Not only has she been nominated for the 2016 Turner Prize but she has been awarded the inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture.

17 November 2016

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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Won By Claudio Rasano

Claudio Rasano has won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016. His portrait of a Johannesburg schoolboy, on exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, has taken the prestigious £15,000 award.