General Idea Estate To Be Represented By Mitchell-Innes & Nash

The Estate of General Idea (1969-1994) is to be represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, it has been announced.

12 June 2017

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Picasso Ring With Portrait Of Lover Dora Maar To Be Auctioned

A ring, containing a Picasso portrait of Dora Maar is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s.

10 June 2017

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Pop Artist James Rosenquist Estate Sign Representation Deal With Thaddaeus Ropac

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (London, Paris, Salzburg) have announced that they will represent the estate of the late Pop Artist James Rosenquist Estate based in New York.

9 June 2017

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Royal Academy Annual Summer Exhibition Where Old Meets? – Edward Lucie-Smith

Right now, in terms of the shows, it’s offering the public, the Royal Academy is on a roll. There’s been one great, news-making exhibition after another, under the guidance of its Director of Exhibitions, Tim Marlow, who came to them from White Cube. Those whom Munnings would have dismissed as lunatics have taken over the […]

9 June 2017

Lost Jackson Pollock Gouache To Be Sold By Provincial Auction House

The discovery of a lost Jackson Pollock painting is always big news in the art world. Now such a painting is going under the hammer on Tuesday, June 20 at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal in Scottsdale Arizona. The small auction room has spent 18 months and tens of thousands of dollars researching the Abstract, untitled gouache painting measures 22 ½ x 32 inches. Forensics and ownership history has been extensively investigated.

8 June 2017

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Peggy Guggenheim Granddaughter Appointed Director Of Venice Museum

Karole P.B. Vail, Peggy Guggenheim’s granddaughter is to take over as director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

7 June 2017

Christie’s Secures David Rockefeller Collection For Highest Estimated Auction Sale

Christie’s Auctioneers have secured the estate of David Rockefeller, the youngest son of American philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and art patron Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

7 June 2017

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Museum of Transology Launched To Celebrate Brighton’s LGBTQ Residents

This summer Brighton Museum launches Be Bold, a series of collaborative events and exhibitions funded by Arts Council England and programmed in partnership with Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQ communities. The exhibitions aim to reflect the experiences of the city’s LGBTQ residents and begin with the acclaimed Museum of Transology.

6 June 2017

Banksy Pulls Anti Tory Election Print After Election Validation Threat

Banksy has pulled his print offer after Avon and Somerset Police forces investigating the free original print offer threatened that it could invalidate the general election. The Street Artist had offered a free print to applicants who voted against the Conservatives in the General Election on Thursday.

5 June 2017

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Grayson Perry Unveils Brexit Vases Ahead of Serpentine Exhibition Extravaganza

The gender fluid potter Grayson Perry has unveiled The Brexit Vases his latest artwork ahead of his show at the Serpentine Gallery which opens later this week.

4 June 2017

Free Banksy Original Print For Every Vote Against The Conservatives

The elusive street artist Banksy is offering a free print to anyone who votes against the Conservatives. The artwork, which is also on Banksy’s Instagram page, depicts his iconic “girl with a balloon” motif, this time with a Union Jack in the balloon. The instructions states; take a photo on your phone of the ballot and send it in and a free print will be posted to you. This could contravene laws designed to ensure votes remain secret and could break rules against bribery.

2 June 2017

Thomas Heatherwick Chosen To Design New £1bn Google London Headquarters

The internet giant Google has submitted plans for a ‘landscraper’ for its London headquarters.Construction on the project is on course to begin in 2018 The King’s Cross building which is as long as the Shard is wide is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios, the team behind TfL’s New Bus for London and the 2012 Olympic Cauldron.

1 June 2017

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Dan Colen To Be Represented By Lévy Gorvy In New International Partnership

The American artist Dan Colen (b. 1979, New Jersey) is to be represented by Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy. This marks a conjoining of galleries which also exhibit the artist’s work. In the past Gagosian and Massimo de Carlo, Milan had an exclusive deal with the artist.

31 May 2017

David Hockney Exhibition Becomes Tate Britain’s Biggest Ever Draw

The David Hockney retrospective that just finished running at Tate Britain has drawn 478,082 visitors past the gate. This makes it the most visited exhibition ever held at the gallery on Millbank, either in its time as the Tate Gallery or since it became Tate Britain in 2000.

Vulgarity Rules A-List Contemporary Art Non-Existent At Riviera amfAR AIDS Gala

A – lister actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith turned out for the amfAR AIDS benefit that is the social highlight of the Cannes film festival. The event held annually at the Eden Roc Hotel, Cap d’Antibes on the French Riviera saw celebrities and benefactors paying up to $500,000 for a table. But where was the Contemporary art on the auction block?

27 May 2017

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Mario Testino Puts His Personal Art Collection Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

Mario Testino, is to put his art collection under the hammer at Sotheby’s. As one of the most celebrated photographers of our time, this project will look beyond Testino’s enigmatic images that have shaped contemporary culture and reveal the artist as collector, patron and collaborator.

26 May 2017

Cancelled Marlie Mul Exhibition In Glasgow Is A Conceptual First

For her latest show entitled ‘ cancelled’ the Dutch artist, Marlie Mul has requested no exhibition to be held at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow. An empty gallery has been unveiled by the artist who pulled out of her exhibition at one of Glasgow’s leading venues. The only thing on show in the gallery are billboards advertising that the exhibition has been cancelled.

25 May 2017

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Margate’s Turner Contemporary To Host Turner Prize In 2019

The Turner Prize, one of the worlds most coveted prizes for contemporary art will be held in 2019 at Turner Contemporary in Margate.

23 May 2017

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David Bailey Talks Art, Photography And Sumatran Tigers – Artlyst Exclusive Interview

David Bailey is not at all what I expected. He’s imposing without being scary. He’s warm and down to earth. He speaks his mind, unafraid and not at all intimidated by the art establishment.

21 May 2017

Memories of the Japanese Tsunami Explored In Tomohiro Muda Photographs

Today is the last day to see The Horiuchi Foundation’s presentation of a series of photographs by Tomohiro Muda in an exhibition Icons of Time: Memories of the Tsunami that Struck Japan.

20 May 2017

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Larry Smart Exhibition Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

The first ever solo exhibition of the iconic 60s pop artist Larry Smart (1945-2006) including his iconic Hendrix and Lennon silkscreen prints launches to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love 1967-2017.

19 May 2017

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Dutch Photographer Dana Lixenberg Wins The 20th Deutsche Borse Photography Prize

Dana Lixenberg a Dutch photographer has won the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize at London’s Photographers’ Gallery for her portraits of the residents and community of the Imperial Courts housing project in Watts, Los Angeles.

19 May 2017

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Overhyped Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells For $110.5m At Sotheby’s NY

A major painting by the New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold at Sotheby’s for an unprecedented $110.5m (£85.4m).

18 May 2017

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Photo London Returns For Edition Three With A Swagger

Photo London returns for its third edition with a swagger this year, confidently asserting its position as a premier international photo event. Like it or not, it has become the event around which all photography in London now revolves, and in this edition, it goes someway towards justifying its gravitational pull.

17 May 2017

Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and Modern Spring 2017 Sale Achieves $173 Million

Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and Modern sale last night achieved $173 Million, despite an important early work by the Austrian master Egon Schiele being withdrawn at the last minute. Kazimir Malevich’s Suprematist painting Composition With Plane In Projection (1915). topped the sale.

16 May 2017

Constantin Brancusi Head Smashes Artist’s Auction Record At Christie’s

A bronze sculpture by the Modernist artist Constantin Brancusi has sold for the record-smashing price of $57.37 million in New York on Monday. This is the highest price achieved for the Romanian-born sculptor and more than twice the pre-sale estimate.

15 May 2017

David Adjaye Knighted By Prince William For Services To Architecture

The British/Ghanaian architect David Adjaye has formally received his Knighthood for his services to architecture as part of the Queen’s biannual honours programme. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge performed the honours at an official Investiture ceremony held at Buckingham Palace.

14 May 2017

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Golden Lions Won By German Artists At 57th Venice Biennale

Anne Imhof’s Performance piece constructed below glass floors floating above the German pavilion with caged dogs Win the 57th Venice Biennale, Golden Lions.

9 May 2017

Banksy Brexit Mural In Dover A Sign Of The Times

Banksy, the elusive street artist has created a relevant new work in Dover inspired by Brexit.

8 May 2017

Anish Kapoor Descension Unveiled in Brooklyn Bridge Park By Public Art Fund

Descension, one of Anish Kapoor’s most viscerally arresting installations, has been unveiled by Public Art Fund in New York City.

7 May 2017

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Frieze New York 2017 Lizanne Merrill Chooses Her Top Six Booths

Whether you reach the luxurious tent that is Frieze by waterway or highway, the art fair’s weekend home on Randall’s Island is as accessible as the art itself.

5 May 2017

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What The UK And Ireland Are Showing At The 2017 Venice Biennale

Artlyst is off to Venice for a week of immersive art overkill. There is so much to see and do to the point of saturation. The collateral events are going to be amazing this year. I especially can’t wait to see Objection, a collaborative exhibition uniting two emerging women artists, Michal Cole Israel/UK and Ekin Onat Turkey/Germany, at the […]