19 May 2018

Christie’s Record $1.79 Billion Spring Auction Season

Christie’s Spring auction series in New York achieved a grand total of $1.79 billion across two weeks of sales, marking another crowning achievement in the company’s more than 250-year history.

17 May 2018

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Royal Academy Renewed: Integrating Culture With Daily Life – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Royal Academy’s radical extension of its premises including some splendid new exhibition spaces and an imposing new lecture-theatre excites me, but also generates some doubts and mixed feelings.

16 May 2018

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Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Totals $415,852,500

Another successful Christies Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale has topped expectations with record prices for Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) and Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935).

15 May 2018

Picasso Self Portrait Belonging To Casino-Boss Steve Wynn Damaged by Christie’s

A Picasso self-portrait belonging to the Las Vegas casino-boss Steve Wynn has been seriously damaged ahead of a Christie’s sale.

15 May 2018

Modigliani Nu Couché Tops Sotheby’s Highest Ever Record Price At $157m

Amedeo Modigliani Nu Couché has become the most valuable work ever sold at Sotheby’s—selling for $157 million in the 14 May Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale.

15 May 2018

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Griffin Gallery To Close As Elephant Magazine Expands Media Empire

The Griffin Gallery in West London which has been a stalwart of inspiring exhibitions and programmes is to close its doors on 24 May.

11 May 2018

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Stik To Erect Gender Neutral Sculpture In Hoxton Square

Stik, is an instantly recognisable and much loved London based Street Artist. His style is known for depicting brightly coloured figures which appear on murals from London to New York to Japan.

9 May 2018

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Drink-Up Pay-Up F-Off: Tales from the Colony – London’s Lost Bohemia

Darren Coffield’s new book “Tales from the Colony: the Lost Bohemia of Bacon, Belcher and Board” is an authorised history of London’s most notorious arts club.

9 May 2018

Rockefeller Sale Misses Billion Dollar Mark Despite Monet And Matisse Records 

It wasn’t the billion dollar sale that Christie’s optimistically predicted but it was an evening of fierce bidding and record prices for both Matisse and the stalwart of Impressionism Monet. 

8 May 2018

Britain’s Leading Artists Protest Against The Decline Of Art In Schools

Over 100 artists, including Tracey Emin, Jeremy Deller, Antony Gormley, Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor, Grayson Perry, Sam Taylor Johnson, Mark Wallinger and Rachel Whiteread, have written to The Guardian to protest against the decline of art in schools.

8 May 2018

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Mai 68: Posters from the Revolution Marking 50 Years – Lazinc

On the fiftieth anniversary of the student protests that kicked off the Mai 68 Paris riots, London gallery Lazinc will present over fifty posters created and employed during the protests.

7 May 2018

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Kanal Centre Pompidou Brussels Launches In Former Art Deco Citroën Garage

The French Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen inaugurated a temporary exhibition launching the Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Brussels’ museum of contemporary art.

5 May 2018

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Dame Joan Collins To Be Sculpted Live by Royal Artist Frances Segelman

The iconic actor Dame Joan Collins will be sculpted live by royal sculptor Frances Segelman (Lady Petchey) at the London Film Museum, in support of Penny Brohn UK.

5 May 2018

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Justin Bieber And Joe Termini’s Blatant Appropriation Of Cash Only Brand

As a graduate from The Slade School of Art in 1983, My first Dialogue with the art world came out of my graduate show. It was ‘An appropriation of and graffiti on the art historical timeline’.

3 May 2018

Linda McCartney Photographs Gifted To V&A By Husband Paul

The V&A has announced a major gift of 63 photographs by Linda McCartney, generously gifted by Paul McCartney and his family.

3 May 2018

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 Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 Artists Announced

New Contemporaries has announced this year’s selected artists with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

30 April 2018

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The Art Of Smug Turner Prize 2018 – Edward Lucie-Smith

This year’s list of finalists for the Turner Prize has just been announced. While the names on the shortlist are virtuously unfamiliar, the general artistic direction is not.

26 April 2018

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Yves Klein 90th Birthday Exhibition Announced for Blenheim Palace

The largest exhibition ever mounted of the French artist Yves Klein has been announced for Blenheim Palace. It will coincide with what would have been the artist’s ninetieth birthday.

24 April 2018

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Modigliani Nude Predicted To Break Artist’s $170m Auction Record

Sotheby’s has unveiled plans to auction Amedeo Modigliani’s largest painted work, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche).

22 April 2018

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Nahmad Family Setback Over £25m Modigliani Painting In Nazi Restitution Case

David Nahmad has incurred another setback in his legal battle to keep a disputed Amedeo Modigliani painting titled ‘Seated Man with a Cane’ (1918).

16 April 2018

Slowing Growth: Hiscox Online Art Market Report Reveal £3B Sales

Based on the current growth trajectory, the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report, published today, reveals that the value of the online art market could reach $8.37 billion by 2023.

16 April 2018

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Helen Cammock Wins Whitechapel’s Max Mara Art Prize for Women

Helen Cammock has won the 2018 Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery. 

14 April 2018

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Warhol and Sedgwick: Hotel Chelsea Room Door Sells For $52,500

A door from the infamous Hotel Chelsea belonging to the room resident ‘Superstar’ actress Edie Sedgwick and artist Andy Warhol shared in 1965, while filming Chelsea Girls, has sold for $52,500.

12 April 2018

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Anne Vierstraete Art Brussels Director In Conversation With Paul Carter Robinson

Anne Vierstraete, the Managing Director of Art Brussels in conversation with Paul Carter Robinson ahead of the opening of the fair next week. 

12 April 2018

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Gillian Ayres My Fiercely independent Friend – Sue Hubbard

Yesterday the art world not only lost one of its finest and most loved abstract painters, but I lost a great friend.

10 April 2018

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Tracey Emin Unveils Pro-Europe Neon Art At St Pancras International

Royal Academician Tracey Emin unveiled a monumental pro-Europe neon work this morning, attended by RA Director Tim Marlow and many other art officials. The installation titled,

8 April 2018

Peter Paul Rubens African Portrait At Risk Of Leaving UK

Peter Paul Rubens, (Flemish, 1577–1640), Head of an African Man Wearing a Turban, painted in 1609 is in danger of leaving the UK forever.

6 April 2018

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London Dealer Richard Nagy Ordered To Return Stolen Egon Schiele Drawings

Two works on paper by the Secessionist artist Egon Schiele stolen from a Jewish family by the Nazis in the late 1930s have been ordered to be restituted to the heirs of an Austrian Holocaust victim.

5 April 2018

Simon Birch Recreates Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey Neo-Classic Bedroom

An immersive art installation, “The Barmecide Feast,” is a fully realised, full-scale reproduction of the iconic, neo-classical hotel room from the penultimate scene of Stanley Kubrick’s and Arthur C. Clarke’s landmark film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

4 April 2018

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Arts Council Collection Acquire More Women Artists In 2017-18

The UK’s largest national loan collection of modern and contemporary art, the Arts Council Collection, has unveiled the full list of 47 works by 25 artists that it has acquired for the nation in 2017-18.

1 April 2018

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh 150th Birthday Marked By Glasgow Exhibition – Clare Henry

CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH: genius, idol, Glasgow’s golden boy. Celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth began this weekend at Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

31 March 2018

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 What The Dealers Had To Say

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 saw a strong collector turnout and vigorous sales across all sectors of the market.