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George Boorujy An Artist Highlighting And Protecting Our Precious Natural World

Artist George Boorujy feels particularly pumped to take on the environmental cause, especially since ‘Day One’ the Environmental Protection Agency has been quieted with regard to global warming. Boorujy, an artist devoted to highlighting and protecting our precious natural world says, “This shouldn’t be a partisan issue! Democrats, as well as Republicans, need to breathe.

4 February 2017

Louvre Set To Open Today After IS Inspired Machete Attack

A man, who attempted to attack the Louvre museum in Paris yesterday (Friday 3 Feb) has been identified by authorities as Abdullah Reda Refaei al-Hamamy, a 29-year-old Egyptian man.

4 February 2017

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Why Would David Hockney Want To Revamp The Sun Masthead

Yesterday, David Hockney redesigned the masthead for The rightwing newspaper the Sun, a publication owned by the Australian-born entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch.

1 February 2017

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Knoedler Fraud Sentencing Sends Out Mixed Messages To Our Unregulated Industry

The Knoedler & Co. gallery fraud case which involved selling $80m/£63m in fake Abstract Expressionist artworks to unknowing collectors seems to be edging to a lenient closure for the corrupt dealer Glafira Rosales.

1 February 2017

Anish Kapoor Appropriates Joseph Beuys Art To Protest Trump

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has reworked Joseph Beuys’ seminal work, I Like America and America Likes Me by changing the title to I Like America and America Doesn’t Like Me as a protest against the horrors that are unfolding in Donald Trump’s America.  Referencing the poster that Joseph Beuys made for the […]

1 February 2017

Levy Gorvy Inaugurate SALON A New Commercial Collaboration At Saatchi Gallery

Philippa Adams, Senior Director of Saatchi Gallery has launched a new venture which will work in collaboration with galleries and artist’s estates, in selling exhibitions

31 January 2017

Iconic NASA Space Images Go Under The Hammer At Swann

Photographs from a number NASA missions, dating from 1965 to the 1980s go under the hammer as a single lot at Swann Auction Galleries NYC. The sale titled Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks takes place on 14 February. Their significance has been thrown even more into focus by the approaching 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing in 2019, […]

31 January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Foundation UK Announce Shortlist Of Top Artists And Architects

Top artists including Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread and Ron Arad have been shortlisted for the newly commissioned London Holocaust memorial. Envisaged as a place for everyone to come to remember the Holocaust, as well as a focal point for annual national commemorations, the Memorial will affirm the United Kingdom’s commitment to stand up against prejudice and hatred.

30 January 2017

Stolen Modigliani – Spider Man Thief Vjeran Tomic Goes On Trial

The trial of the art thief known as ‘Spider-Man’ has begun in Paris. The 2010 burglary at the Musee d’Art Moderne included masterpieces by Modigliani, Picasso, Braque and Matisse.

29 January 2017

Turner Prize Winners Unite To Help Fund Glasgow School Of Art Fire

Several Turner Prize Winners including Antony Gormley Anish Kapoor and Grayson Perry have created artworks from found material taken from the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art to raise funds for the restoration.

29 January 2017

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Matthias Waschek Worcester Art Museum Director A Creative Force For Good

I was introduced to Matthias Waschek through a friend. He is Director of the Worcester Art Museum.

29 January 2017

David Bowie Album Art To Be Issued As Official Royal Mail Stamps

The Royal Mail releases a set of 10 Special Stamps as a tribute to David Bowie in March. Among the items being produced are 6 album covers and 4 live shots for fans and philatelists alike. The public can view all of the permutations and pre-order the stamps by visiting: www.royalmail.com/davidbowie. It is rare for the Royal Mail to […]

27 January 2017

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Underground Artists Celebrate Year Of Rooster In London Carpark Exhibition

One hundred underground artists will help celebrate Chinese New Year in style as the fourth annual Chinese Open gets underway in Q-Carpark near Leicester Square.

27 January 2017

John Akomfrah Wins £40k Artes Mundi 7 Art Prize In Cardiff

The UK artist John Akomfrah OBE has won the Artes Mundi 7 art prize. He was chosen from a shortlist of six international contemporary artists.

26 January 2017

Pavilion Competition At Dulwich Picture Gallery Won By Architects If_Do

IF DO has won the ‘Dulwich Pavilion’, competition to design a structure in June 2017. This is the first of many sponsored by the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the London Festival of Architecture.

26 January 2017

Christo Pulls Out Of River Project To Protest Trump Administration

The artist Christo has pulled out of his ‘Over The River’ project in protest to the Presidency of Donald Trump.

26 January 2017

Gerhard Richter Eisberg Goes Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

An important painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter goes under the hammer for the first time in March 2017 at Sotheby’s London Evening sale of Contemporary Art.

25 January 2017

Anti-Trump Woman’s March Artefacts – Museums Ask Public For Donations

A number of UK museums and archives have asked the public to donate placards, photographs, and artifacts from the recent Women’s protest march against Donald Trump, which took place last weekend.

25 January 2017

Absolut Art Award Finalists Announced For The 2017 Competition

The finalists for the 2017 Absolut Art Award for Art Work and Art Writing have been announced.

24 January 2017

Tate’s Giacometti Retrospective To Reunite Iconic Plaster Sculpture Group

Tate Modern’s major Giacometti retrospective will reunite an iconic group of plaster sculptures for the first time since they were made in 1956.

24 January 2017

The Selfie From Old Masters To Present Explored In Saatchi Exhibition

From Selfie to Self-Expression is a new exhibition daring to explore the history of the selfie from the old masters to the present.

23 January 2017

Shia LaBeouf Unveils Four-Year Trump Protest Performance Piece

Beginning on the morning of Trump’s inauguration at 9 am on January 20, 2017, Shia LaBeouf commenced his most ambitious performance piece. Titled, “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US.”

21 January 2017

Shepard Fairey Saturates Washington With We The People Protest Posters

The iconic street artist Shepard Fairey has released a new series of posters titled, ‘We the People’ Series to Protest the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.

21 January 2017

Rothko And Rauschenberg Paintings Featured In Christie’s Post-War And Contemporary Sale

Iconic American painting will be featured in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 7 March 2017 in London.

20 January 2017

Stunning Donald Trump Commemoration Sculpture By Michael Petry Unveiled

Artist Michael Petry has created a small sculpture to commemorate a titanic event – the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States on 20 January 2017. Titled American Hercules it is both beautiful and irreverent at the same time.

19 January 2017

Julia Peyton-Jones Former Serpentine Director Becomes A Mother At 64

Julia Peyton-Jones, the former director of the Serpentine Gallery has become a mother for the first time at 64. In October 2015 she announced her departure from the gallery after 25 years of service to work independently in contemporary architecture, and art as well as travel, and return to art making, which she gave up 30 years ago to become a curator.

19 January 2017

New Fourth Plinth Commission Proposals Unveiled At The National Gallery

The new proposals for the fourth plinth commission in Trafalgar Square have been unveiled at the National Gallery this morning, Thursday 19 January.

18 January 2017

London’s Future As Global Art Hub Depends On EU Free Movement

In a survey taken by the exhibitors at the London Art Fair 2017, 49% believe ensuring free movement of people and goods within the EU is the most important thing.

18 January 2017

Russian Political Performance Artist Pavlensky Applies For Asylum In France

The Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky best known for nailing his scrotum to Red Square and his partner have fled the country after being accused of “violent actions of a sexual nature”

17 January 2017

Maria Balshaw ‘Tremendously Excited’ To Be Confirmed As New Tate Director

Maria Balshaw has been confirmed as the new Director of Tate. She is currently Director of the Whitworth (University of Manchester) and Manchester City Galleries, and Director of Culture for Manchester City Council

17 January 2017

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Spanish Pavilion At 1937 Paris Exposition Inspires New London Exhibition

An exhibition inspired by the Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, commemorating 80 years since its inauguration is presented by London’s Mayoral gallery. The original Pavilion marked a crucial moment during the Spanish Civil War (17 July 1936 – 1 April 1939), with the Spanish Republic using it as […]

16 January 2017

Wildenstein Tax Fraud Acquittal To Be Appealed By French Authorities

The French government are gunning for a conviction in the Guy Wildenstein case and are now appealing against an earlier ruling this week to acquit the scoundrel and seven others of tax fraud charges.