30 October 2016

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Damien Hirst Announces Official Major Collateral Exhibition At Venice Biennale 2017

Damien Hirst will unveil an unprecedented project with the Pinault Collection at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

30 October 2016

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan Awarded International Nam June Paik Award 2016

This year’s International Nam June Paik Award 2016 has gone to Lawrence Abu Hamdan.

29 October 2016

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New Sean Scully Exhibition Provides Insight Into The Working Artist’s Notebooks

“I was always looking at the horizon line…One day I was standing off Ireland, on the edge of Aran Is- land, looking out. Next stop, America. Standing on the Old World looking out at….the New World, as many people have done before…. I think of land, sea, sky… I try to paint this, this sense of […]

28 October 2016

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Peter Doig Honoured With Whitechapel Art Icon Award 2017

The Whitechapel Gallery has announced that the Scottish painter Peter Doig (b. 1959) is the fourth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award.

28 October 2016

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Mark Bradford US Venice Biennale Artist To Collaborate With Leading Museums

Mark Bradford the 2017 representative for the United States at the Venice Biennale will be collaborating with the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) on the presentation of next year’s event.

27 October 2016

Clumsy Agency Waiter Breaks Priceless Roman Statue At British Museum

A clumsy agency waiter from an external hire company working at a party at the British Museum has broken a priceless Roman sculpture.

27 October 2016

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40 Years of Punk: Photographs by Adrian Boot Revealed At Proud Camden

Proud Camden is presenting an exhibition of 40 Years of Punk. It is an explorative show celebrating the legacy and continuing influence of London’s Punk scene by renowned photographer Adrian Boot.

27 October 2016

Salvador Dali Surrealist Stage Curtain Goes Under The Hammer At Lempertz

Salvador Dalí’s lesser known creations for the stage comes to the auction block 3 December at a private sale at Kunsthaus Lempertz auction house in Brussels. The surrealist created nearly 40 theater pieces including this monumental painted canvas backdrop that show a tormented depiction of .

26 October 2016

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Fancy Your Own Studio In Somerset House? Applications Open To Artists

Somerset House Studios is a new experimental workspace within Somerset House connecting around 300 artists, makers, and thinkers with audiences.

25 October 2016

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James Ensor Exhibition Curated By Luc Tuymans Unveiled At The Royal Academy

London’s Royal Academy (RA) has unveiled the first major exhibition of the Belgian painter James Ensor’s (1860-1949) work to be held in the UK in twenty years. The exhibition is curated by contemporary painter Luc Tuymans.

25 October 2016

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Donald Trump: The Emperor Has No Balls Sculpture Realises $22k At Auction

A nude sculpture of the Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump by the artist Joshua ”Ginger” Monroe entitled ‘The Emperor Has No Balls’ has sold at Julien’s Auctions Gallery in Beverly Hills, California on 17 October, for $22,000. Now another example is to go under the hammer and will feature in Gray’s sale on October 26th at Julians. The nude which hit the news recently and went viral on the internet is an unflattering satirical depiction of a naked Trump.

25 October 2016

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TEFAF New York Fair Reports Strong Sales And Positive Reviews

TEFAF, perhaps the most highly regarded upper-end art fair in the world has now launched a New York Fall edition. The first event has opened its doors to the public with 94 top quality specialist dealers from 14 countries, at the Park Avenue Armory until 26 October.

24 October 2016

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Masterpiece Discovered Behind Another Canvas In Frankfurt Museum

A previously unknown painting by the German Expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner has been discovered behind a later canvas. The Städel Museum in Frankfurt announced the exciting news.

24 October 2016

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Mark Leckey Unveils His First comprehensive U.S Survey At MoMA PS1 NY

British artist Mark Leckey is presented at MoMA PS1 NY for his first comprehensive U.S. survey of work. The largest exhibition of his work to date, Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers will be on view from October 23, 2016 through March 5, 2017.

24 October 2016

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Major Collection of Modern Latin American Works Donated To MoMa

The Museum of Modern Art has announced a major gift from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, containing over 100 works of modern and contemporary art by major artists from Latin America to the Museum’s collection.

22 October 2016

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Andy Warhol Explores His Body Dysmorphia In New Museum Exhibition

A new exhibition at the Andy Warhol Museum is the first comprehensive look at Andy Warhol’s engagement with the body.

21 October 2016

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Arts Council England Announces Seven Projects To Receive £6m Additional Funding

Arts Council England has announced a further three years of investment for seven Creative People and Places projects. They are receiving a total of £6,315,305 to build on the achievements made possible through the current fund.

21 October 2016

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Anicka Yi Announced As Winner Of Hugo Boss Prize 2016

The artist Anicka Yi has been awarded the Hugo Boss Prize 2016. Yi is the 11th artist to receive the biennial prize, which was established in 1996 to recognize significant achievement in contemporary art, and marks its 20th anniversary this year.

19 October 2016

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Alex Katz Collaborates With H&M To Create Fashion And Houseware Range

The NY artist Alex Katz, whose flat painting style has been popular for over six decades is designing a range of clothing and housewares for the Swedish chain H&M.

19 October 2016

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Folkestone Triennial 2017 Announced By Curator Lewis Biggs

The dates for the Folkestone Triennial 2017, which will return for its fourth edition and held over a nine week period from 2 September – 5 November 2017 have been announced by Creative Foundation.

19 October 2016

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British Women Top 2016 Alt Power 100 List For First Time

Artlyst’s Alt Power 100 2016 list is revealed with all the top slots taken by women for the first time.

18 October 2016

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Tino Sehgal Creates New Paris Work Using Over 300 Participants

Tino Sehgal is to create a new piece using over 300 participants in his survey show, Carte blanche à Tino Sehgal, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The British-German, Berlin-based artist best known for his constructed situations interrogates the nature of the 21st century.

14 October 2016

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FIAC 2016 What To Expect From A World Class Art Fair

Following on from Frieze London, the 43rd edition (October 20 to 23) of the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain or International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) in Paris sees The Grand Palais event showcasing 180 galleries from 27 countries, the largest event of its kind in France.

13 October 2016

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Frieze London Bucks Brexit Doom and Gloom – Round-Up 2016

Frieze London closed their 14th edition of the fair on Sunday 9th October, reporting significant sales to private collectors and public institutions. The fair, displayed over 160 galleries from 30 countries, attracting a record number of collectors resulting in a 30% increase in attendance on preview day and increased collector numbers throughout the week.  Frieze’s institutional relationships, this year saw a […]

13 October 2016

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Association of Art Historians Condemns Scrapping Of A-Level Art History

The final A-level art history course in England has been axed as part of the legacy of Michael Gove’s stint as Education Minister. His ‘cull of ‘soft subjects’ has ended with the exam board AQA to hold final A-levels in 2018.

12 October 2016

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Caravaggio Revealed At Centre Of Wildenstein Money-laundering Trial

Whilst a major exhibition by the Italian Renaissance painter Caravaggio prepares to launch at the National Gallery in London, the Wildenstein money-laundering trial involving a key painting by Caravaggio continues in Paris. The Painting which is now in storage in Switzerland complicates issues around the estate of Daniel Wildenstein, Guy Wildenstein’s father.

12 October 2016

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Newcastle and Gateshead Win £5m Competition To Host Northern Great Exhibition

Newcastle and Gateshead are the winners of a regional competition to host a major exhibition showcasing art, design, and innovation from the north of England. The area has been selected by the government to host the £5m Great Exhibition of the North in 2018. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said: “This is an exhibition for the whole north, […]

12 October 2016

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Detroit The New Urban Contender For Quality Emerging Art

 Until I visited Detroit, I had no idea that Brooklyn has come to be identified as an anathema, nationally. Artists of all types and old time city dwellers take hard gulps when the borough is mentioned in comparative discussions to many cities which have been blown off course by gentrification. Energy Mass   I got […]

10 October 2016

Artist Ela Xora Explores Signs of Intersex People At University of Cambridge

The finale to a fascinating series of art exhibitions by artist Ela Xora entitled “Signs of Intersex People”, is due to be staged at the University of Cambridge on 24th October and was last week previewed at the Royal College of Art after the artist was invited to give a presentation there by head of […]

10 October 2016

Christie’s Releases Frieze Week Post War And Contemporary Art Auction Results

Christie’s Auctioneers have Released their Frieze Week Post War And Contemporary Art Auction Results. The total reaching £91,092,925 / $115,611,199 / € 103,296,512  The Leslie Waddington Collection lead Frieze Week’s Selling 100% By Lot And 100% By Value 19 Artist Auction Records Set including Adrian Ghenie’s Contemporary Masterpiece Nickelodeon London. Christie’s auctions held during London’s Frieze […]

9 October 2016

Sotheby’s Frieze Week Auction Proves London Remains Centre Of Art Market

Sotheby’s Frieze Week auction peaked with two lots selling for over £10m, a record result for an October contemporary auction in London. Alex Branczik, European Head of Contemporary Art said, “It’s clear that London remains at the heart of the global art market.”  Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Hannibal” became the most valuable work sold at auction in the capital this week, […]

9 October 2016

TEFAF Announces NY Fall Line-Up and 20th Century 2017 Spring Edition

The world’s most prestigious international art fair TEFAF pops up in New York this autumn as a joint venture between TEFAF and Artvest Partners.  Here is a “first look” at the line-up for the inaugural fair taking place at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from October 22-26, 2016, with the Opening Night to be held on […]