V&A staff have new uniforms designed by the British fashion designer Christopher Raeburn. Sorry, Tristram, you could have done much better! You are in fact a museum with a well-respected fashion collection!
On 5th December, seven new appointments were quietly made to Arts Council England’s (ACE) National Council, its governing board. This included the controversial choice of Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
15 December 2017
A 17th century portrait of internationally renowned hirsute Barbara van Beck has been acquired by the Wellcome Collection.
Tate Modern will be presenting the largest survey of Joan Jonas’s work in the UK, in March 2018.
The Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle has joined with the anonymous Street Artist Banksy to produce an alternative nativity play at the artist’s Walled Off Hotel in the occupied West Bank.
Sir Edwin Landseer’s ‘The Monarch of the Glen’ (c. 1851) at National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, was announced today as winner of the Art Fund Work of 2017.
12 December 2017
I guess if you’re Danish snowy weather is no problem when it comes to an interactive installation that requires swings and the great outdoors.
Tate Britain has announced Anthea Hamilton as the next artist to undertake the Tate Britain Commission.
Art Basel in Miami Beach now in its 16th edition closed with buoyant sales across the board.
10 December 2017
Pantone, providers of the official professional colour language, has announced PANTONE 18-3838, Ultra Violet, as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018.
The UBS annual art market report released last week (6 December 2017) has recorded that despite high-profile sales; art collectors were largely driven by legacy and love, not investment and profit.
We now know that the Louvre Abu Dhabi is going to exhibit Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” which sold last month in a Christie’s Contemporary sale in New York for a cool $450 million. However the identity of the buyer has remained a secret with speculation now focusing on the Abu Dhabi Royals as the purchaser.
Last week, one of the world’s most renowned and influential classicist Professors, Mary Beard, from the University of Cambridge, was locked into a “battle of the genders” with artist Ela Xora, over the banning and “modern skirting over” of vast and fascinating ancient history involving transgender and intersex people, in the Greek and Roman Empires, at the prestigious university, where she is a department head.
The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is one of 27 artists who have given their support to a high profile charity auction in aid of award-winning NGO, Help Refugees.
A major new interactive light work by the internationally acclaimed German sculptor, Tobias Rehberger, will be unveiled in January 2018. It is one of a series of ambitious international art commissions created for King’s Cross.
MCH Group which owns and operates Art Basel has acquired a majority shareholding in Masterpiece London.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has just released a report stating that the sector’s contribution to the economy is up by 3.6 percent year-on-year to almost £250bn, accounting for 14.2 percent of the UK’s Gross Value Added (GVA)
The Leicester Codex by Leonardo da Vinci will be loaned to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence for the first time in 20 years.
Hauser & Wirth have announced worldwide exclusive representation of The Estate of Eduardo Chillida, Spain’s foremost sculptor of the twentieth century.
The Connaught Christmas Tree is rapidly becoming an art community tradition in London.
A new report out today shows that UK emerging and mid-career artists are getting poorer: 82% now earn less than £10,000 a year. Artfinder who produced the study, shows an increase in the percentage of artists earning less than £10,000 a year, up from 72% in 2013 to 82%. It’s also worse for women – with 83.6% earning under £10,000 (from 98% of respondents who stated gender).
28 November 2017
An important 20th-century sculpture made from glass, perspex and stainless steel by the Russian artist Naum Gabo (1890-1977) has been acquired by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, thanks to the generosity of the artist’s family. The work has been gifted through the Arts Council’s Cultural Gifts Scheme by Graham Williams on behalf of himself and his wife, the artist’s daughter Nina Williams.
27 November 2017
Britain has been stripped of hosting the European Capital of Culture in 2023
25 November 2017
Unattributed Lucas Cranach the Elder Masterpiece Found At Windsor Castle A newly attributed masterpiece by the German painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553) and his workshop has been discovered in the Queen’s Collection at Windsor Castle.
The Grand Palais always starts with the Mini Palais, the hidden corner café-bar-restaurant filled with friends, collectors, art lovers and the media.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries is to leave its home at the ICA London for Block 336 in Brixton.
Highlights from what many have dubbed the sale to watch in 2018, the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller has been revealed by Christie’s.
22 November 2017
John Glen the UK’s Arts Minister has placed a temporary export bar on an iconic Salvador Dalí and Edward James designed sofa known as ‘Mae West Lips’.
Last week, an India ink drawing of Tintin and his dog Snowy sold for almost $500,000 (£380,000) at auction in Paris.
The 30th Anniversary of the London Art Fair 2018 will be marked with a wide range of leading British and international galleries.
Speculation is rife following the $450.3m sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvatore Mundi. The painting, sold at Christie’s New York salesroom this week has become the most expensive work of art sold at auction to date.