12 January 2017

Frieze New York Announces Edition Six For Randall Island Park

Frieze New York has announced the sixth edition of this international art fair held at Randall’s Island Park from May 5–7, 2017. The event brings together more than 190 galleries from 30 countries, showcasing an unparalleled program of ambitious presentations by today’s most significant international artists

11 January 2017

Andrew Salgado Talks Painting Ahead Of His Forthcoming London Survey Exhibition

ANDREW SALGADO (b.1982, Canada) is one of the most promising young figurative painters working today. His forthcoming solo exhibition TEN is a survey of his work at The Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square, London. The show opens this week (Jan-Feb 2017) an artist monograph of the same name accompanies the show. – Interview

11 January 2017

Maria Balshaw To Replace Nicholas Serota As New Director Of Tate

Maria Balshaw the Director of the award-winning Whitworth Gallery and Manchester City Galleries is to be appointed Director of Tate. She will succeed Sir Nicholas Serota, for one of the most powerful jobs in the international museum world.

10 January 2017

Nan Goldin and Marina Abramovic Turn The Camera To Women

Photography and video works drawn from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. go on display at the Whitechapel Gallery 18 January -16 April.

10 January 2017

Hollyweed Artist Zachary Cole Fernandez Charged With Trespass Misdemeanour

Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, the artist known as “Jesus Hands has been booked on a misdemeanor charge for the alteration of the iconic Hollywood sign

9 January 2017

FIAC And Paris Photo: Grand Palais Will Continue Hosting Until 2020

FIAC and Paris Photo have announced that the next four editions of the fairs (2017 – 2020) will take place at the Grand Palais.

9 January 2017

Tate Announces Open Art School Exchange Associates Programme

Tate Exchange Associates which includes organisations from the arts, health, education and the charitable sectors invites the public to collaborate on an unprecedented scale in a free, ground-breaking new programme at Tate Modern, from 9 January 2017.

7 January 2017

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John Baldessari Explores Correlations Between Modern Art History and Hollywood film

Throughout his career, John Baldessari has explored the correlations and contrasts between painting and photography, and between image and language. Beginning with his early text and photo-text paintings from the 1960s, he has explored these dichotomies through hybrid compositions of photography, text and painted images.

7 January 2017

Paris Museums Suffer As Terrorism Scares Off Foreign Tourists In 2016

The most popular galleries in Paris have seen a steep decline in foreign visitors in 2016. This has been blamed on the terrorist attacks in the city in 2015 and Islamic incidents in other parts of France. The Louvre dropped by a whopping 20% to 5.3 million with the Musee d’Orsay’s down 13% to three million.

6 January 2017

John Baldessari BMW Art Car Set For Daytona Debut

John Baldessari’s “Rolling Sculpture” BMW Art Car is to prove itself more than just another over-priced artwork, on the race track of Rolex 24 at DAYTONA, on January 28 and 29, 2017.

5 January 2017

Leonardo Da Vinci Export Ban French Government Declare Drawing National Treasure

The French government has put a temporary export bar on a recently uncovered double-sided drawing by Leonardo da Vinci.

4 January 2017

Unseen Beatles Photographs By David Magnus Unveiled In New Exhibition

The Beatles Unseen: Photographs by David Magnus’ is a moving documentation of the legendary band’s phenomenal ascent by photographer David Magnus, who bore witness to some of their greatest moments. This exhibition, featuring many previously unseen photographs, is a fascinating and deeply candid insight into The Beatles during a historic occasion taken at the world famous EMI Studio 1 in Abbey Road.

4 January 2017

Facebook Apologises for Banning Renaissance Statue of Neptune in Bologna

A famous classical Renaissance statue of Neptune in Bologna has become the latest banning victim of Facebook’s ludicrous no nudity policy.

3 January 2017

Anish Kapoor Defies Ban And Buys PINK Pigment Over The Counter

Anish Kapoor has hit-back at the ban artist Stuart Semple placed on his purchase of the pigment ‘PINK’. The rivalry started in 2014, when Kapoor bought the exclusive rights to the colour “Vantablack”, developed by tech company Nanosystems, which claims to be the blackest of black pigment available.

2 January 2017

John Berger Artist, Critic And Booker Prize Winner Dies Age 90

The artist, critic, poet, and Booker prize-winning author John Berger has died age 90. Best known in art circles for his essay of art criticism, ‘Ways of Seeing’, it accompanied a popular BBC series and is still used as a university text. Berger was a novelist, painter, and poet. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize.

2 January 2017

The Millennial Death Of Conceptual Art By Edward Lucie-Smith

Edward Lucie-Smith discusses the relevance of Conceptual Art in the millennial age.

1 January 2017

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Annibale Carracci Baroque Portrait Of Elegantly Dressed African Woman Discovered

An extremely rare portrait from the late 16th century by the renowned Italian Baroque artist Annibale Carracci (1560-1609), which belonged to King Philip V of Spain and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, has been discovered following extensive research by, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art gallery in London.

31 December 2016

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New Year’s Honours List Recognises Chris Ofili Patrick Brill and Ryan Gander

The 2017 New Years Honours list has given a resounding seal of approval to the Visual Arts this year. The List has reflected the contribution the Visual Arts sector has undertaken and its considerable cultural accomplishments. Artists Chris Ofili CBE, Patrick Brill OBE (AKA Bob & Roberta Smith) and Ryan Gander OBE were honoured with these noblest accolades.

30 December 2016

Da Vinci’s Ermine Lady And Other Masterpieces Donated To The Polish Nation

Poland’s Czartoryski collection that includes Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine and Rembrandt’s Landscape with the Good Samaritan sold to Polish Government for a fraction of the market value.

29 December 2016

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Crashproof: The Resilient Art World As Artlyst Saw It In 2016

Oh, what a year 2016 has been! Many of us won’t be sorry to see the end of it, although not to be overly pessimistic, 2017 will certainly have its challenges with both the Brexit economy and the new US President. Yes, the one with the bad haircut! On the Art front there was plenty to keep us entertained, amused and informed and here are the year’s highs and lows:

28 December 2016

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Berlin Exhibition Of Western Modern Art From Tehran Museum Cancelled

A planned Berlin exhibition of Western Modern Art from the collection of the Tehran museum has been cancelled. The paintings were collected by the wife of Iran’s late shah and featured masterpieces by Monet, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. It is thought to be one of the largest and most valuable collections of Western contemporary art in the world. The works of art have spent decades hidden away in storage, in the Iranian capital Tehran.

27 December 2016

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Pantone Colour Of The Year Greenery Set To Grow On Us

Pantone has released its Colour of the Year for 2017 and it’s a lush shade of green called Greenery! The hue is known officially as 15-0343 TCX Greenery is set to grow on all of us (no pun intended) with an estimated product range amounting to thousands of items from electrical goods to clothing.

26 December 2016

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Julian Opie To Hold First Major Chinese Solo Exhibition In Shanghai

The first major Chinese solo exhibition by British artist Julian Opie in collaboration with Fosun Foundation is to be presented in March 2017.

23 December 2016

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Young Gods Celebrates Tenth Curated Exhibition Fresh From London Art Schools

The tenth edition of Young Gods, curated by Zavier Ellis, which opens at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON on 13 January is always an important exhibition to visit if you want to continue to have your ear to the ground!

22 December 2016

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Entangled Puts 40 International Female Artists On Display At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary puts making and materiality centre stage in a new exhibition. Entangled: Threads & Making is a major exhibition of sculpture, installation, tapestry, textiles and jewellery from the early 20th century to the present day.

21 December 2016

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Patti Smith To Exhibit Alongside Vanessa Bell In Dulwich Picture Gallery Display

The first photography display bringing together work by the British modern artist, Vanessa Bell and the American poet, musician, writer and artist, Patti Smith will go on exhibit at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in February 2017.

20 December 2016

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Art Gallery Assassination of Russian Ambassador Prompts Kremlin To Heighten Security

The Contemporary Arts Center in Turkey’s capital Ankara was the scene of an extremist attack, which killed the Russian Ambassador to the country.

20 December 2016

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Condo The Art Fair Alternative Announce Second Collaborative Edition January 2017

The second edition of Condo — a collaborative exhibition led by Vanessa Carlos of Carlos/Ishikawa gallery opens in London on 14 January. The project allows new emerging international galleries exposure in the capital, without the high cost of taking a stand at one of the big art fairs.

19 December 2016

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David Hockney To Be Given Permanent Gallery In Birthplace Bradford

To mark his 80th birthday, David Hockney will be honoured with a permanent gallery dedicated to his work by his hometown of Bradford. Cartwright Hall will become The David Hockney Gallery located in the city centre.

19 December 2016

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Emily Riddle Announced As Winner of Whitechapel NEON Curatorial Award

The Whitechapel Gallery has announced Emily Riddle as the winner of the 2016 NEON Curatorial Award. The NEON Curatorial Award was established in 2012 to champion curatorial excellence and is part of an ongoing partnership between the Whitechapel Gallery and NEON, a non-profit organisation in Athens.

19 December 2016

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Sandra Blow Pioneering English Abstract Painter New Fine Arts Society Exhibition

Eleven large- scale canvases by the English abstract painter Sandra Blow RA (1925-2006) will be the subject of an exhibition at The Fine Art Society in London. Spanning a period of almost 30 years, the show will include a number of works which have never been exhibited before.

19 December 2016

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Murphy House Edinburgh Wins RIBA House Of The Year Architecture Award

The Murphy House in Edinburgh by Richard Murphy Architects has been voted the 2016 RIBA House of the Year. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced the award yesterday (Thursday 15 December 2016).