31 October 2017

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Alt Power 100 ArtLyst 2017 – Meet The Alternative Powerhouses

Alt Power 100 ArtLyst: 2017 has been an extraordinary year for exhibitions both here in the UK and abroad.

30 October 2017

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Paris Art Exhibitions Autumn 2017 Black Flags, Bears And Reflections

While Touring around Paris attending the 44th edition of FIAC at the Grand Palais, Zoltan Alexander encountered countless art exhibitions throughout the city.

29 October 2017

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Sean Scully To Be Represented By Blain|Southern London

The Irish/American Abstract Artist Sean Scully has announced that he is to be represented by Blain| Southern in London. This follows over twenty successful years with Timothy Taylor in Mayfair.

28 October 2017

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Gurlitt Nazi Looted Art Collection Goes On Display

A simultaneous double exhibition focusing on artworks from the Cornelius Gurlitt hoard of art confiscated by the Nazis and hidden for more than three-quarters of a century by a disgraced family of Nazi collaborators will finally go on show from the 2 November in Germany and Switzerland.

27 October 2017

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Did Donald Trump Buy His Fake Renoir From Woodshed Gallery On Invaluable?

Fake art like fake news has been making headlines lately. But where do you go to buy it? Invaluable the online auction platform who lists respected international firms such as Sotheby’s, Swann and Tajans as “Auction House, Gallery & Dealer Partners”is a good place to start.

27 October 2017

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Henry Moore Masterpiece Old Flo Reinstated By Tower Hamlets Mayor 

A bronze sculpture by Henry Moore that was the subject of an ownership battle when corrupt former mayor Lutfer Rahman attempted to sell it for millions at auction, has been reinstated in East London.

26 October 2017

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Monochrome: A World Void Of Colour Explored At The National Gallery

Monochrome: Painting in Black And White is an extraordinary new show at the National Gallery in London.

25 October 2017

FIAC 2017 The Grande Dame of Art Fairs By Virginie Syn

FIAC opened this year under an incredible Indian summer heat. One could see the clear blue sky through the glass roof of the magnificent 1900 Belle Époque Grand Palais. With 193 galleries from 30 countries, FIAC succeeded this year in getting back American collectors who had come in far fewer numbers last year.

25 October 2017

Howard Hodgkin Estate Sale Soars At Sotheby’s

A testament to the exceptional eye of British painter Howard Hodgkin has been finalised when the kaleidoscope of exquisite objects that the artist so carefully drew together in his home, exceeded pre-sale expectations and sold for a combined total of £5,184,887 / $6,843,532 / €5,806,049

24 October 2017

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Mona Hatoum Selected For Whitechapel’s Art Icon Award 2018

Mona Hatoum (b. 1952) is the fifth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award at the Whitechapel Gallery. The Art Icon 2018 award will be presented on Monday 29 January 2018.

24 October 2017

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Bloomberg Launches Art-worthy New European Headquarters

I have just returned from an outing to Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London

22 October 2017

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Missing Matisse Cut-Outs To Be Returned To Artist’s Heirs

Two cut-outs by the Post Impressionist artist Henri Matisse ‘White Palm on Red’ and ‘Green Snail on Blue’, valued at $4.5 million are to be returned to the Heirs of the artist.

21 October 2017

Stolen Stanley Spencer Painting Worth £1m Recovered From Drugs Den

A painting by Sir Stanley Spencer titled Cookham from Englefield, that was stolen five years ago from the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Berkshire has been uncovered in a raid on a drug dealer’s home in Kingston- Upon-Thames. The work of art valued at over £1m has now been returned to the gallery, police have revealed.

20 October 2017

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The Vigorous Imagination: New Scottish Art Explored 30 Years On

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark exhibition ‘The Vigorous Imagination: New Scottish Art’ that was presented at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 1987 as the featured Edinburgh International Festival art exhibition.

20 October 2017

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Major Sean Scully Exhibition Set To Tour Russia

The internationally acclaimed abstract artist Sean Scully is to launch a major touring exhibition in Russia following a series of highly successful exhibitions in China. The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow will host the first, opening on 3 November 2017.

19 October 2017

2017 Canadian Biennial Unveiled At National Gallery of Canada

The 2017 Canadian Biennial opens today at the National Gallery of Canada. More than 100 recent acquisitions of Canadian and Indigenous contemporary art

18 October 2017

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HIX Award Shortlist Exhibition Unveiled At Hix Art In Shoreditch

Mark Hix and HIX ART have announced the return of the highly- anticipated HIX Award, the nationally acclaimed annual competition for art students and recent graduates.

17 October 2017

Piotr Pavlensky Arrested For Arson Attack On Paris Banque de France

Update Thursday 19 October: Pyotr Pavlensky  and his partner Oksana Shalygina have been detained, and placed in pre-trial detention in Paris following Monday’s Performance Art arson attack on a branch of the Bank of France. Pavlensky had been initially admitted to a police psychiatric unit, but a judge decided on Wednesday the pair should be placed in a pre-trial holding facility..

17 October 2017

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Grenfell Tower Art Auction Raises £1.9m At Sotheby’s

London: An auction held at Sotheby’s in aid of survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire has raised £1.9m. Thirty one lots donated by artists including Anish Kapoor, Wolfgang Tilmans Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin sold over the estimates set by the auctioneers.

16 October 2017

Auguste Rodin: $12m Masterpiece Missing Since 1920 Found In New Jersey

A long-lost marble bust by Auguste Rodin depicting Napoleon Bonaparte, has turned up in a municipal building in Madison, New Jersey. The major work by the French sculptor was last seen in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in the 1920s.

16 October 2017

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Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art Announce Line-Up 2018

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art has announced details of the programme for its eighth edition, opening on 20 April 2018. Under the new direction of Richard Parry,

14 October 2017

Keith Haring Ceiling Restored At Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum

Keith Haring’s (1958-1990) ‘The velum’ painted by the NY street artist in 1986 as a centrepiece for his solo show at the Dutch museum has been reinstalled and is on display again at the Stedelijk Museum.

12 October 2017

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Tate St Ives Reopens After Extensive Four-Year Building Project

Tate St Ives reopens on the 14 October 2017 after a four-year building project.

11 October 2017

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Alistair Hudson Appointed New Director Of The Whitworth And Manchester Art Gallery

The University of Manchester and Manchester City Council have today announced that Alistair Hudson, currently Director of the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), will be the new Director of Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth.

11 October 2017

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Privately Owned Leonardo da Vinci Painting To Be Sold At Christies

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. Painted by one of the Renaissance greatest masters is to go under the hammer at Christie’s. Titled Salvator Mundi, it is one of fewer than 20 known paintings by Leonardo and the only one in private hands.

11 October 2017

Frieze London Reports Strong Sales And Robust Institutional Support 2017 Round-Up

Frieze London which closed on Sunday 8th October has brought together more than 160 galleries from 31 countries and driven strong sales across the fair and throughout the week.

8 October 2017

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Contemporary Art Holds Its Own At Christie’s, Sotheby’s And Phillips

Autumn Contemporary Art auction round-up, Autumn 2017

6 October 2017

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Paul Carey-Kent Discovers 10 Works At Frieze 2017

What with all the mass shooting and hurricanes, Trumpery and Brexiting I thought there might be significant trauma at Frieze this year.

5 October 2017

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Artlyst Chooses Ten Of The Best From Frieze London 2017

Frieze is here again, and we’ve been crossing the days off since summer! Not only is this the buzziest week of the London autumn art calendar but it’s a great time to discover new artists, watch performances by young talent and films by some of the most exciting experimental filmmakers in the world

2 October 2017

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 launches in Gateshead

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 launches in Gateshead showcasing new and recent fine art graduates

1 October 2017

Katharina Grosse Presents New Site-Specific Work At South London Gallery

Katharina Grosse has for many years been popular in her native Germany, but it wasn’t until Gagosian became interested in her work, giving her a solo show in January 2017 in New York that her work has become internationally recognised.

30 September 2017

Matisse Portrait: US Court Rules In Favour Of London’s National Gallery

London’s National Gallery has announced that the decision concerning their Portrait of Greta Moll by Henri Matisse is a welcomed solution to the high-profile case.