6 August 2017

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Happy Birthday Andy Warhol 89 – Rest In Peace

Happy Birthday Andy Warhol. This is the artist that propelled contemporary art to the breaking-point that we know today.

5 August 2017

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Word On The Street – British Graffiti Art In Focus

Is an indigenous rock painting showing off the number of kills any different to a rebellious teenager taking his girl to their local make-out spot where he declares his love to her spray-painted in crude bright colours the night before?

4 August 2017

Mackintosh Restoration Project Boosted By Historic Massachusetts Cotton Mill Discovery

The Mackintosh Building project at The Glasgow School of Art has been given a boost due to the discovery of identical pine wood sourced as salvage from a Massachusetts cotton mill.

30 July 2017

Antony Gormley Announced As Koestler Art By Offenders Exhibition Curator

Sir Antony Gormley, the Turner Prize winning artist and creator of the Angel Of The North Sculpture in Gateshead is to curate the 2017 Koestler Awards exhibition of art by offenders, secure patients, and immigration removal centre detainees.

29 July 2017

Christie’s Unveils £2.2b First Half Year Auction Results 2017

Christie’s first half year auction sales top £2.2bn ($2.8bn, up 14%), a 29% increase from the same period in 2016. Continued global demand and creative sale planning have helped to drive a rise in Overall sales were £2.35bn ($3bn, up 1%), an increase of 14% compared to £2.1bn in the first half of 2016.

29 July 2017

Donald Trump Drawing Sells For £22,000 At Auction In LA

Is Donald Trump a better artist than George W Bush? This is a question on many peoples lips this morning! Now, an original drawing by the US President Donald Trump depicting the Manhattan skyline, with Trump Tower smack in the middle has gone under the hammer in Los Angeles achieving $29,184 (£22,000).

28 July 2017

Nazi-looted Art UK Government Renews Commitment To Fair Restitution

Stronger measures to return Nazi-looted art to its original owners will be called for by the UK Government at the first European conference dedicated to the issue in five years.

28 July 2017

Ai Weiwei Refugee Crisis Film Human Flow To Be Screened At Venice

The dissident Chinese artist, activist, and filmmaker Ai Weiwei will be competing in the Venice film festival this year with his film Human Flow, a film about the global refugee crisis.

27 July 2017

Pompidou Centre To Open Satellite Gallery In Shanghai

The Pompidou Centre in Paris noted for its exceptional collection of Modern art is about to sign a deal for a franchise gallery in Shanghai.

26 July 2017

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Banksy Balloon Girl Tops Poll of The Nation’s Favourite Artworks

Banksy’s Girl With A Balloon has been voted the nation’s favourite artwork. The populist poll sponsored by a new device which displays art as a TV screensaver when idling, spoke to over 2000 art enthusiasts to reach the verdict.

25 July 2017

Pussy Riot To Stage Russian Prison Theatre Experience At Saatchi Gallery

Maria Alyokhina of the Feminist Punk collective Pussy Riot has announced a new play based on her Russian prison ordeal. The immersive theatrical piece titled “Inside Pussy Riot,” will take place at the Saatchi Gallery for a six-week run in London.

24 July 2017

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Ultimate Kitsch: State Visit Gifts Go On Display At Buckingham Palace

The Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace is upon us and this year the featured exhibition in the State Rooms is a special display of more than 200 State visit gifts presented to Her Majesty The Queen, throughout her 65-year reign.

22 July 2017

Turner Prize Winner Keith Tyson Marries Elisabeth Murdoch

The Turner prize-winning artist Keith Tyson is to marry TV executive Elisabeth Murdoch today.

22 July 2017

Salvador Dali Remains Perfectly Preserved Reveals Official

Salvador Dali’s body was well-preserved officials stated after the exemption of his body on Thursday night. His hair and mustache were also in perfect shape with facial hair in the trademark “ten past ten” position. His remains were exhumed to settle a paternity claim with a 61-year-old psychic in Catalonia.

21 July 2017

Stolen Francis Bacon Paintings Worth £30m Found In Spain

Police in Spain have announced that they have recovered three of the five paintings by the British artist Francis Bacon stolen from a Madrid apartment in 2015.

20 July 2017

Salvador Dali Corpse Exhumed In Paternity Case Media Circus First Photo

The exhumation of the corpse of the Surrealist artist Salvador Dali took place this evening in Spain.

20 July 2017

Dia al-Azzawi Unveils Major Public Art Commission In Doha

The London based Iraqi artist Dia al-Azzawi’s has unveiled his latest sculpture at MIA Park, in Doha.

20 July 2017

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RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist Includes Juergen Teller’s New Studio

The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize an award honouring the UK’s best new building has been announced today (Thursday 20 July). The six shortlisted buildings will now go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade, to be awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on Tuesday 31 October 2017. Now in its 22nd year, 2017. “This year’s shortlisted schemes […]

19 July 2017

Eightieth Anniversary of Nazis Degenerate Art Exhibition Marked By Ben Uri

Eighty years ago today, on the 19 July 1937, the Nazis unveiled their solution to terminate the freedom of artists to express themselves.

19 July 2017

Nicolas Poussin Four Seasons Panels Removed From Display After Louvre Floods

Two Panels by the French Artist Nicolas Poussin that are part of his iconic Four Seasons Quartet at the Louvre were damaged by heavy thunderstorms on the 9th July.

18 July 2017

Yorkshire Art Museum Triangle Launch International Sculpture Triennial

Four Yorkshire art galleries, including two Art Fund Museum of the Year winners, have secured funding of £750,000 in order to organise an international sculpture triennial, titled Yorkshire Sculpture International.

17 July 2017

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Hackney WickED Launches Full Fledged East End Arts Festival 28-30 July

London’s most exciting art’s festival celebrate a Summer of Love at Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios (28th – 30th July)

17 July 2017

Assemble Art Collective Open Major New Museum Survey In Vienna

The Turner Prize winning art collective Assemble: are offered a major new survey of their work at the Architekturzentrum Wien.

16 July 2017

Scottish Painter John Bellany Works To Be Exhibited At Fortnum & Mason

The British art collector Frank Cohen is to present an exhibition of work by the late Scottish artist John Bellany who died in 2013. The works are drawn from his extensive private collection.

14 July 2017

Salvador Dali Body Ordered To Be Exhumed On 20th July

You couldn’t get more surreal than this! The exhumation of the body of the Surrealist artist Salvador Dali will go ahead on 20th July.

7 July 2017

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Benefactors Tim Sayer And Annemarie Norton Celebrate Hepworth Wakefield Prize Win

Tim Sayer and Annemarie Norton, whose personal collection, built up over the last five decades was generously donated to the Hepworth Wakefield last year were on stage to see The Hepworth Wakefield win this year’s Art Fund Museum of The Year £100,000 prize.

6 July 2017

George Frederic Watts Masterpiece Orpheus and Eurydice Auctioned At Sotheby’s

An important Important Work by the Artist George Frederic Watts is to be offered at Sotheby’s. This marks the Two-Hundredth Anniversary of Watt’s Birth.

6 July 2017

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Hepworth Wakefield Wins Prestigious Museum Of The Year £100,000 Prize

The Hepworth Wakefield has won this year’s Museum of The Year Award. The gallery located in West Yorkshire has beaten Tate Modern, the Lapworth Museum of Geology in Birmingham, Sir John Soane’s Museum in London and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Suffolk. The Art Fund aims to reward an institution that has shown “exceptional imagination, innovation, and achievement across the preceding 12 months”.

5 July 2017

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Grenfell Fire Art Auction Attracts A-List Artist Donations

Several of the best known UK artists have joined forces to donate works to an online auction to benefit the people affected by the Grenfell fire disaster. The auction will take place on Artsy the online platform from 18th July – 1st August 2017.

4 July 2017

V&A Unveil Amanda Levete Designed Exhibition Road Quarter By Edward Lucie-Smith

Just in time to greet its new Director, Tristram Hunt, former Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent, the Victoria & Albert Museum has opened a rather grand new exhibition space.

4 July 2017

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Daniel Buren Tottenham Court Road Tube Station Art Officially Unveiled

The first permanent public commission in the UK by the internationally acclaimed French artist, Daniel Buren, was officially inaugurated, this week utilising Tottenham Court Road Tube station as a backdrop to Buren’s signature geometric patterns and stripes. This replaces the controversial removal of the mosaic murals by the Modern British artist Eduardo Paolozzi.

3 July 2017

Frieze Sculpture Park Unveils Free Summer Exhibition for London

Regent’s Park is to host London’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition, featuring 23 leading artists beginning on Wednesday. Frieze Sculpture will open from 5 July to 8 October. The publication and fair organisers present this free out- door exhibition for London and its international visitors throughout the summer months.