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.

17 November 2016

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Paris Photo’s 20th Edition Ends With A Flash Bang Wallop

Paris Photo came to a close for the 20th edition this week, critically acclaimed by collectors, cultural institutions, and photographers from all over the world.

17 November 2016

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Jimmy Cauty: The Aftermath Dislocation Principle, Riot Tour Travels To Oxford

The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP) the latest work from artist Jimmy Cauty, housed in a 40 ft shipping container is a monumental post-riot landscape in miniature – arriving in Oxford between the 25th and 27th November before it continues its country-wide tour of ‘riot sites’ until Christmas Day.

17 November 2016

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Real And Imagined Architecture Explored At New Bermondsey Space Station Gallery

A group exhibition of five artists who use architectural surfaces from real or fictional places and reconfigure and/or re-appropriate to make their own idiosyncratic superstructures is the subject of a newly curated exhibition by BEASTON projects. frac-tured-su-per-struc-tures, now far removed from their origins, these works present something from another world, uniting past and present whilst giving clues to memory, time and place. Artists include:Selma Parlour | Bella Easton | Tim Ellis | Michael Petry | Artemis Potamianou

15 November 2016

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Art Responds To Science Fiction In London Underground Car Park

A spectacular multimedia group exhibition is set to open in a multi-storey underground car park situated in the heart of Soho’s, West End over the period of 10 days.

15 November 2016

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Edvard Munch Masterpiece Girls on the Bridge Achieves £44.6m At Sotheby’s

Last night’s results for the Evening Sales of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York coupled with those in London this June, demonstrate there is strong demand for top-quality works at every price level,” said Simon Shaw, Co-Head of Sotheby’s Worldwide Impressionist & Modern Art Department.

15 November 2016

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Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday Mr President Dress Up For Auction

The fabulously sexy dress that Monroe wore at her historic appearance at the Madison Square Garden charity dinner, where she performed the song ‘Happy Birthday’ to President John F. Kennedy who was turning 45, is up for grabs Julien’s auction in the US on 17th-19th November.

14 November 2016

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David Bowie Art Collection Part One Achieves £24.3m At Sotheby’s

The first part of the David Bowie art collection that went under the hammer at Sotheby’s yesterday (10 November) has achieved £24.3m ($30.5 m) with a painting by Jean-Michele Basquiat reaching £7 million.

14 November 2016

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Willem Weismann Presents Basement Odyssey Paintings At London’s Zabludowicz Collection

Willem Weismann has produced an ambitious suite of new paintings for his exhibition ‘Basement Odyssey’ at the Zabludowicz Collection in London.

14 November 2016

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Bruce McLean: The Turner Prize Nominated British Artist Exhibits New Work

New work by the Turner Prize nominated British action sculptor, painter and ceramicist, Bruce McLean has been announced by London’s Bernard Jacobson Gallery.

14 November 2016

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Seventh Prix Pictet Award Shortlist Announced In Paris

The twelve shortlisted photographers have been selected for the seventh Prix Pictet, Space, has been announced at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

14 November 2016

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation Reveals Recipients Of 22nd Annual Awards for Artists

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced the recipients of the 22nd annual Awards for Artists, the largest individual awards made to visual artists and composers in the UK.

14 November 2016

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Bluecoat Liverpool UK’s Oldest Arts Centre Announces 300th Anniversary Programme

The UK’s oldest arts centre and Liverpool’s Centre for the Contemporary Arts, the Bluecoat announces a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate their 300th anniversary of its landmark building in 2017.

14 November 2016

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Rothko’s Tenth Exhibition At Pace NY Explores His Darker Palette

Rothko: Dark Palette will be the 10th presentation of the artist’s work at Pace New York. The exhibition traces the history of Mark Rothko’s use of dark colors in his sectional paintings. It is on view at 510 West 25th Street from November 4, 2016 through January 7, 2017.

14 November 2016

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Langlands & Bell Unveil New Underground Art Work Inspired By Frank Pick

A new contemporary artwork titled ‘BEAUTY < IMMORTALITY’ by Turner Prize nominated and BAFTA award-winning artists Langlands & Bell has been unveiled at one of London’s busiest Tube stations.

14 November 2016

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Bruegel Painting Discovered In Holburne Museum Storage Area Unveiled

The Holburne Museum in Bath has announced the UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty, including recent attributions for two paintings from the Museum’s own collection. Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty will unravel the complex Bruegel family tree, revealing the originality and diversity of Antwerp’s famous artistic dynasty.

8 November 2016

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Sir Elton John Modernist Photography Collection Unveiled At Tate Modern

The first exhibition of Modernist photography from The Sir Elton John Collection ever staged in the UK opens on 10 November 2016 at Tate Modern.

8 November 2016

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Shortlisted Projects Unveiled for Lighting London’s Bridges

The six shortlisted proposals by international teams, representing seventy-three artists, architects, designers, planners and engineers from Asia, Europe, North America and South America will be unveiled on Wednesday 9 November in the Illuminated River Exhibition, a free exhibition running for three weeks at the Royal Festival Hall (RFH) until Tuesday 29 November.

7 November 2016

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Lord and Lady Attenborough’s Modern British Art Collection At Sotheby’s

Lord and Lady Attenborough’s Modern British art collection goes under the hammer November 2016, at Sotheby’s London. On 22 – 23 November, Sotheby’s Modern & Post-War British art sales will offer 37 works from their celebrated private collection, assembled with immense passion and a very distinctive eye.