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.
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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
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.
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.
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
The 2017 Canadian Biennial opens today at the National Gallery of Canada. More than 100 recent acquisitions of Canadian and Indigenous contemporary art
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
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..
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
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.
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’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.
Tate St Ives reopens on the 14 October 2017 after a four-year building project.
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.
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 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.
Autumn Contemporary Art auction round-up, Autumn 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 showcasing new and recent fine art graduates
1 October 2017
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
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.
A drawing in charcoal which is part of a prominent art collection in France may be a study for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
We know it’s late September because the Turner Prize is with us again.
A major new exhibition dedicated to the environments created by the Italian artist Lucio Fontana has opened at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan
The ‘Art for Grenfell’ auction has been announced to take place on Monday 16 October at Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, in London.
18 September 2017
Tate has published their Annual Report for 2016/17. The opening of the Blavatnik Building in June 2016 firmly established Tate Modern as one of the world’s greatest buildings for art in the twenty-first century, and the newly opened spaces attracted over a million visitors in the first month and a record 6.4 million visitors over the year.
18 September 2017
The Street Artist Banksy has created two new artworks inspired by Jean Michael Basquiat at the Barbican.
17 September 2017
Banksy has donated £205,000 from the sale of a wall-sized artwork to anti-arms campaigners.
The artist Tacita Dean will present three major London public gallery exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, and National Gallery, in May 2018. It will be an unprecedented collaboration between the galleries and this well-known artist.
Ann Freedman has settled her final lawsuit in what has been New York’s biggest art scandal.