The Irish/American Abstract Artist Sean Scully has announced that he is to be represented by Blain| Southern in London. This follows over twenty successful years with Timothy Taylor in Mayfair.
A simultaneous double exhibition focusing on artworks from the Cornelius Gurlitt hoard of art confiscated by the Nazis and hidden for more than three-quarters of a century by a disgraced family of Nazi collaborators will finally go on show from the 2 November in Germany and Switzerland.
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A bronze sculpture by Henry Moore that was the subject of an ownership battle when corrupt former mayor Lutfer Rahman attempted to sell it for millions at auction, has been reinstated in East London.
Monochrome: Painting in Black And White is an extraordinary new show at the National Gallery in London.
25 October 2017
FIAC opened this year under an incredible Indian summer heat. One could see the clear blue sky through the glass roof of the magnificent 1900 Belle Époque Grand Palais. With 193 galleries from 30 countries, FIAC succeeded this year in getting back American collectors who had come in far fewer numbers last year.
25 October 2017
A testament to the exceptional eye of British painter Howard Hodgkin has been finalised when the kaleidoscope of exquisite objects that the artist so carefully drew together in his home, exceeded pre-sale expectations and sold for a combined total of £5,184,887 / $6,843,532 / €5,806,049
Mona Hatoum (b. 1952) is the fifth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award at the Whitechapel Gallery. The Art Icon 2018 award will be presented on Monday 29 January 2018.
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Two cut-outs by the Post Impressionist artist Henri Matisse ‘White Palm on Red’ and ‘Green Snail on Blue’, valued at $4.5 million are to be returned to the Heirs of the artist.
21 October 2017
A painting by Sir Stanley Spencer titled Cookham from Englefield, that was stolen five years ago from the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Berkshire has been uncovered in a raid on a drug dealer’s home in Kingston- Upon-Thames. The work of art valued at over £1m has now been returned to the gallery, police have revealed.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark exhibition ‘The Vigorous Imagination: New Scottish Art’ that was presented at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 1987 as the featured Edinburgh International Festival art exhibition.
The internationally acclaimed abstract artist Sean Scully is to launch a major touring exhibition in Russia following a series of highly successful exhibitions in China. The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow will host the first, opening on 3 November 2017.
19 October 2017
The 2017 Canadian Biennial opens today at the National Gallery of Canada. More than 100 recent acquisitions of Canadian and Indigenous contemporary art
Mark Hix and HIX ART have announced the return of the highly- anticipated HIX Award, the nationally acclaimed annual competition for art students and recent graduates.
17 October 2017
Update Thursday 19 October: Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner Oksana Shalygina have been detained, and placed in pre-trial detention in Paris following Monday’s Performance Art arson attack on a branch of the Bank of France. Pavlensky had been initially admitted to a police psychiatric unit, but a judge decided on Wednesday the pair should be placed in a pre-trial holding facility..
London: An auction held at Sotheby’s in aid of survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire has raised £1.9m. Thirty one lots donated by artists including Anish Kapoor, Wolfgang Tilmans Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin sold over the estimates set by the auctioneers.
16 October 2017
A long-lost marble bust by Auguste Rodin depicting Napoleon Bonaparte, has turned up in a municipal building in Madison, New Jersey. The major work by the French sculptor was last seen in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in the 1920s.
Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art has announced details of the programme for its eighth edition, opening on 20 April 2018. Under the new direction of Richard Parry,
14 October 2017
Keith Haring’s (1958-1990) ‘The velum’ painted by the NY street artist in 1986 as a centrepiece for his solo show at the Dutch museum has been reinstalled and is on display again at the Stedelijk Museum.
Tate St Ives reopens on the 14 October 2017 after a four-year building project.
The University of Manchester and Manchester City Council have today announced that Alistair Hudson, currently Director of the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), will be the new Director of Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. Painted by one of the Renaissance greatest masters is to go under the hammer at Christie’s. Titled Salvator Mundi, it is one of fewer than 20 known paintings by Leonardo and the only one in private hands.
11 October 2017
Frieze London which closed on Sunday 8th October has brought together more than 160 galleries from 31 countries and driven strong sales across the fair and throughout the week.
Autumn Contemporary Art auction round-up, Autumn 2017
Frieze is here again, and we’ve been crossing the days off since summer! Not only is this the buzziest week of the London autumn art calendar but it’s a great time to discover new artists, watch performances by young talent and films by some of the most exciting experimental filmmakers in the world
2 October 2017
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 launches in Gateshead showcasing new and recent fine art graduates
1 October 2017
Katharina Grosse has for many years been popular in her native Germany, but it wasn’t until Gagosian became interested in her work, giving her a solo show in January 2017 in New York that her work has become internationally recognised.
30 September 2017
London’s National Gallery has announced that the decision concerning their Portrait of Greta Moll by Henri Matisse is a welcomed solution to the high-profile case.
A drawing in charcoal which is part of a prominent art collection in France may be a study for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
We know it’s late September because the Turner Prize is with us again.