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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
The Turner prize-winning artist Keith Tyson is to marry TV executive Elisabeth Murdoch today.
22 July 2017
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
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
The exhumation of the corpse of the Surrealist artist Salvador Dali took place this evening in Spain.
20 July 2017
The London based Iraqi artist Dia al-Azzawi’s has unveiled his latest sculpture at MIA Park, in Doha.
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
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
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
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.
London’s most exciting art’s festival celebrate a Summer of Love at Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios (28th – 30th July)
17 July 2017
The Turner Prize winning art collective Assemble: are offered a major new survey of their work at the Architekturzentrum Wien.
16 July 2017
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
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.
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
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.
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”.
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
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.
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
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.