15 April 2017

Carolee Schneemann Awarded Golden Lion For 57th Venice Biennale

The American artist Carolee Schneemann has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

15 April 2017

Antony Gormley Installation Resembles People Contemplating Suicide Says UEA Students

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Antony Gormley has been criticised by students at the University of East Anglia for creating an installation resembling ‘People contemplating suicide’. The sculptor has placed life-sized cast-iron figures on the top of tall buildings on the campus.

14 April 2017

Mark Wallinger Unveils Ecce Homo On St Paul’s Steps For Easter

Mark Wallinger the Turner Prize winning artist, has loaned ‘Ecce Homo’ the sculpture which first appeared on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in 1999 to St Paul’s Cathedral. The work of art has been installed at the top of the west steps of the Cathedral.

13 April 2017

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Tracey Emin Death Mask Purchased For £67k By National Portrait Gallery

Death Mask’ by artist Tracey Emin, has been purchased by The National Portrait Gallery in London, it was announced today,

13 April 2017

Henry Moore Foundation At Forty Reveals Artist Still Relevant Force

My first introduction to Henry Moore took place in Toronto which houses the most important collection of the artist’s work.

13 April 2017

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Knoedler Gallery Rothko Forgery Case Settles With Casino Owner

Another of the mounting lawsuits in the worlds largest art forgery case, centring around the now-defunct Knoedler Gallery in New York has settled out of court. Seven of the 10 lawsuits involving the scandal have now come to agreements out of court. The Knoedler Gallery was one of the most respected galleries in the world and NY’s longest established.

12 April 2017

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Planning Secured For New London Art Gallery Hub In South Kensington

Council approval has been secured to provide a new home for up to 30 independent art galleries in the heart of South Kensington. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has rubber stamped the plans and the construction work is due to break ground over the next few months.

12 April 2017

Warhol Estate Sues Photographer In Pre-emptive Measure Over Rockstar Prince Image

Let’s take this as a hypothetical case. A well known ‘Rock Photographer’ has their work appropriated by a well-known artist. The artist then dies. The artwork is held in deep storage for over 30 years and then surfaces after the high profile death of the subject, a well known ‘Rock Star’ who owns the image?

9 April 2017

Chris Ofili First To Show At Victoria Miro’s New Venice Gallery

Victoria Miro has announced the Venice location for their new permanent gallery space launching over the period of the 57th Venice Biennale.

8 April 2017

Alan Davie – Window Cleaner Jailed For £500,000 Studio Theft

A window cleaner accused of steeling paintings from the studio of the renowned abstract painter Alan Davie has been jailed for four years.

7 April 2017

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Glenn O’Brien NY Art Journalist And Style Guru Dies Age 70

Glenn O’Brien, the NY art writer and style guru has died age 70.

7 April 2017

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Art Fund Announces Winners Of New Collecting Award programme

The £300,000 New Collecting Award programme winners have been announced by the Art Fund. The award invests in the development of promising curators. The successful projects include building a collection of cartographic material about forced migration to increasing the number of works by female artists.

6 April 2017

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The Selfie – Narcissism Or Serious Form Of Art? By Edward Lucie-Smith

From Selfie to Self-Expression at the Saatchi Gallery represents a return to form, after a recent series of dead-on-arrival exhibitions held in this space. It’s good to be able to say welcome back.

6 April 2017

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Chris Levine Queen Portrait Triples Estimate Selling For £187K At Sotheby’s

The auction was led by a record for pioneer of ‘light art’ Chris Levine as his strikingly modern portrait of Queen Elizabeth II tripled its pre-sale estimate to sell for £187,500 (£50,000-80,000).

5 April 2017

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Charming Baker Guest Edits Art Special Edition Of Big Issue Magazine

The Big Issue yesterday unveiled the April 3 edition which is an art special, spearheaded by guest editor by Charming Baker, one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary artists.

4 April 2017

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Marlene Dumas Exhibits Oscar Wilde And Lover Bosie Portraits At NPG

Contemporary artist Marlene Dumas (b.1953) displays portraits of Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas (1870–1945), also known as ‘Bosie,’ painted last year and exhibited in Artangel’s ambitious exhibition at Reading Gaol, Wilde’s place of incarceration.

3 April 2017

Latest HIV Research Inspires Compelling New Art Collaboration

Our understanding of HIV is the focus of a unique collaboration between a Professor of molecular virology at UCL (University College London), Greg Towers, and British artist and academic, Dr John Walter.

3 April 2017

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London Art Exhibitions Recommended By Paul Carey-Kent April 2017

Paul Carey-Kent Gives us his choices of the best London Art Exhibitions for April 2017

3 April 2017

Banksy Filmed In Israel – Should He Now Just Come Clean?

It looks like Banksy has been caught on film which raises the question, Should he just come clean? The identity of the world’s most elusive street artist could have been compromised once and for all.

2 April 2017

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TEFAF 2017 The Journey Virginie Puertolas-Syn Picks Six Of The Best

Coming to TEFAF 2017 is a journey, but it is worth it. The fair is a feast for the art lovers eyes.

2 April 2017

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James Rosenquist First Wave US Pop Artist Dies Age 83

James Rosenquist, a first wave pioneer of Pop Art has died in New York. He was 83.

1 April 2017

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Picasso Masterpiece Guernica At 80 New Exhibition Unveiled

A new exhibition marking the 80th anniversary of the creation of Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica is unveiled in Spain on 5 April.

31 March 2017

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Important Picasso Muse Dora Maar Portrait To Be Sold At Christie’s

Femme assise, robe bleue by Pablo Picasso will go under the hammer at Christie’s NY as a highlight of its Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale (Estimate: $35,000,000-50,000,000).

30 March 2017

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Eddie Martinez Speaks To Artlyst About His Latest London Exhibition

The American abstract painter Eddie Martinez speaks to Paul Carter Robinson ahead of his London Exhibition Cowboy Town which opened today at Timothy Taylor London.

29 March 2017

Ageism Sucks: Turner Prize Scraps Under Fifty Age Restriction

The Tate announced today that The Turner Prize will scrap the stipulation that shortlisted artists must be under 50.

29 March 2017

Greta Garbo’s Sophisticated Modern Art Collection To Be Sold At Christies

The avant-garde collection of Greta Garbo’s modern art will go under the hammer at Christie’s NY, in its Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art.

28 March 2017

Art Night 2017 Announces Programme For London’s Most Atmospheric Art Event

Art Night 2017 has announced their programme for London’s most atmospheric art event. The East End will again be transformed with free art, performance and music by some of the world’s leading artists for the night of Saturday 1 July 2017.

27 March 2017

Ai Weiwei Builds Fences To Highlight Attitudes Towards Immigration

The Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei will return to New York with gallery shows covering four venues. He will utilise the public exhibitions as a metaphor for his travel ban in China as well as the U.S. attitudes towards immigration under the leadership of Donald Trump.

27 March 2017

Tate Modern And Royal Academy Visitors Rise By Over A Million

The British Museum was again the most popular visitor attraction in the UK in 2016 for the 10th year running.

26 March 2017

Art Basel HK Verdict – Encouraging Sales Across The Board For 2017

Art Basel’s fifth edition in Hong Kong has closed with encouraging sales recorded across all levels of the market.

25 March 2017

Established London Galleries Vilma Gold and Ibid To Close Their Doors

Established London galleries Vilma Gold and Ibid are to shut their London spaces. Vilma Gold announced yesterday that it will close to concentrate on what they call “a new model of collaboration” with its artists. Rachel Williams, the gallery owner and director, who started the business alongside Steve Pippett in 2000 said they would “continue to work on behalf of the gallery artists.”

24 March 2017

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Fourth Plinth Commission “Good For A Disposable Laugh” – Edward Lucie-Smith

The next two occupants of the so-called Fourth Plinth Commission in Trafalgar Square have just been announced and, true to form, the British visual arts establishment has laboured and given birth to a mouse. Or, to be fair, to two mice, one of them just slightly larger than the other. I speak not in terms of size, but in those of probable effect.