8 February 2018

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Gluck: Trailblazer Of Gender Fluidity Presented In New Exhibition And Symposium

A major new exhibition exploring the life and work of the artist Gluck (1895-1978), is now in full swing at the Brighton Museum. Gluck is widely recognised as a trailblazer of gender fluidity. The exhibition was created by Martin Pel, Dr Jeffrey Horsley and Prof Amy de la Haye.

8 February 2018

John Singer Sargent Masterpiece Gassed: US Loan To Mark WW1 Centenary 

John Singer Sargent’s masterpiece Gassed, is to be loaned to The National World War I Museum in the US by the Imperial War Museums here in the UK, to mark the centenary of the War.

7 February 2018

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20/21 British Art Fair Sold And Rebranded At Saatchi Gallery

The 20/21 British Art Fair, is to be rebranded as The British Art Fair and move to the Saatchi Gallery, as part of a major investment by its new owners.

7 February 2018

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Rachel Whiteread Sculpture Chosen For UCL Student Centre

Rachel Whiteread the Turner Prize winning sculptor is returning to the university where she learned her craft to create an artwork that will be a centrepiece of UCL’s new multi-million pound student centre.

6 February 2018

Rare Julia Margaret Cameron Photo Album At Risk Of Leaving UK

A temporary export bar has been placed on an important Album, by Julia Margaret Cameron, one of the key pioneering photographers of the 19th and 20th century.

5 February 2018

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Philip Pearlstein: A Figure Of Speech – Video Interview By Edward Lucie-Smith

Last month Edward Lucie-Smith filmed this exclusive video for Artlyst with the well known NY figurative painter Philip Pearlstein, at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

5 February 2018

Diaspora Pavilion Venice Moves To Wolverhampton For Restaging

Wolverhampton Art Gallery’s first contemporary art exhibition of 2018 is a reconfiguration of the Diaspora Pavilion, which took place in Venice during the 57th Venice Biennale

3 February 2018

Facebook Courbet Censorship Lawsuit Has Its Day In Paris Court

A French teacher who accused Facebook of censorship when they deleted his account for posting an image of a Gustave Courbet painting from 1866, L’Origine du monde (Origin of the World)

3 February 2018

Bayeux Tapestry A Battle For East Sussex – Lesley Samms

Following a recent meeting with Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron, President of France has announced his intention to loan the Bayeux Tapestry to the UK.

1 February 2018

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Serpentine Launches Inaugural Beijing Pavilion Collaboration With JIAKUN Architects

The Serpentine Galleries (London) and WF CENTRAL (Beijing) have announced a major international collaboration: a new architecture Pavilion, designed by JIAKUN Architects

31 January 2018

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Mona Hatoum Presented With Prestigious Annual Art Icon Award 2018

Mona Hatoum (b. 1952) was presented with the prestigious annual Art Icon award at the Whitechapel Gallery on Monday 29 January.

29 January 2018

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Sean Scully Returns To Newcastle And Liverpool For Major Retrospective Exhibitions

The international abstract  painter Sean Scully will be exhibited across the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University from 10 February – 28 May 2018.

29 January 2018

Rebel Women: Suffragette Centenary Celebrated At National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery will exhibit a portrait slashed with a butcher’s cleaver by a suffragette for the first time in over twenty years.

28 January 2018

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Hull Banksy Mural ‘Should Be Cleaned Off Says Tory Councillor

A new stencilled mural by the street artist Banksy has appeared on a Hull bridge.  It was first spotted by passers-by on Thursday. The graffiti shows a small boy brandishing a wooden sword with a pencil attached to the end, carrying the slogan “Draw the raised bridge!” The work references the Brexit crisis.

26 January 2018

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Turner Prize Winner Martin Boyce Unveils New Commission At Tate Britain 

Martin Boyce the Turner Prize-winning artist has been commissioned to create a new installation outside Tate Britain.

24 January 2018

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Grayson Perry RA Appointed Coordinator Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018

Grayson Perry RA will be the co-ordinator of the Royal Academy annual Summer Exhibition in June 2018.

23 January 2018

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African American Painter Jack Whitten Dies Age 78

The African American painter Jack Whitten has died age 78.

20 January 2018

Jeremy Deller Helps Relaunch 1940s School Prints Programme At Hepworth Wakefield

Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller is helping to relaunch the pioneering school prints project which brought contemporary art to children who would not otherwise have had the opportunity to see ‘good’ work.

19 January 2018

Anish Kapoor Donates $1m Genesis Prize Foundation Award To Refugee Charities

Anish Kapoor has announced that he will donate his $1m Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) award to five prominent NGOs engaged in alleviating the global refugee crisis.

19 January 2018

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Ed Moses Pioneer West Coast Abstract Painter Dies Age 91

ED MOSES the pioneering West Coast artist has died age 91.

15 January 2018

Michael Rakowitz Fourth Plinth Commission First Photo Unveiled

Here is the first view of Michael Rakowitz’s new commission, The Invisible Enemy, Should Not Exist which will be unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square

14 January 2018

Top Photographers Testino and Weber Suspended From Vogue Over Sexual Harassment

Two of the world’s highest paid fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have been suspended from working for Conde Nast

14 January 2018

Art Dealer Anthony d’Offay Faces Inappropriate Behaviour Allegations

The art dealer Anthony d’Offay, who gave his £200m art collection to the nation and created Artist Rooms a touring exhibition which has had an audience of over 30 million is being investigated over historical allegations concerning his behaviour towards three women in the 1990s -2004. All were former employees.

14 January 2018

Picasso Portrait Painted The Same Year As Guernica To Be Auctioned

Pablo Picasso’s Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter), goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s after an international tour of exhibition dates including Hong Kong 30 January- 2 February, Taipei 6 -7 February, New York 12- 14 February, London 22 -28 February. The portrait has been identified as one of Picasso’s weeping women […]

14 January 2018

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Queen Appoints Fitzwilliam Chief Tim Knox Director Of Royal Collection

Tim Knox has been appointed Director of the Royal Collection by Her Majesty The Queen.

13 January 2018

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Arabella Dorman Unveils New Installation At St James Church Piccadilly

St James Piccadilly is one of the best loved churches in London. It is the perfect pairing for a new installation by the artist Arabella Dorman.

9 January 2018

Nan Goldin: Epidemic Opioid Addiction Demands Sackler Family Accountability

Nan Goldin has woven a practice revolving around human crisis whether it be the 1980s AIDS epidemic or domestic abuse. Her own experiences offer a first-hand insight into many of today’s issues  “Most of my community was lost to AIDS,” Goldin states in a new essay highlighting her latest cause, the current Oxycontin addiction pandemic.  “I can’t stand by […]

8 January 2018

Damien Hirst Underwater Mocumentary Big Hit For Netflix

Damien Hirst’s has released a mocumentary film on Netflix following the storyline of his Disney-like exhibition

7 January 2018

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Exposed: Institutional Male Bias In Official UK Government Art Collection

Kevin Brennan, the shadow arts minister, has revealed that there is an ‘Institutional’ male bias in the government’s art collection. He pointed out that only a quarter of works acquired by the government in the last five years are by female artists.

3 January 2018

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Betty Woodman Feminist Pioneer Painter/Ceramicist Dies Age 87

Betty Woodman (b. 1930, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) has died age 87 on 2 January.

2 January 2018

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Condo London Announce Gallery Line Up For 2018 Event

Condo London opens its third edition (13 January-10 February) with 17 galleries in the capital hosting 27 of their international contemporaries.

2 January 2018

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Transgender Artist Ela Xora Hospitalised During Hunger Strike Over Piers Morgan Comment

Over the New Year period, transgender artist Ela Xora collapsed and was taken to hospital after six days of hunger strike against historically inaccurate comments made on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, by its presenter Piers Morgan.