9 October 2016

American Painter Wayne Thiebaud Studio Sale To Take Place At Christies NY

A dedicated auction of work by the American painter Wayne Thiebaud, from Prints to Works on Paper, all coming from his Private Studio will take place on September 29 in New York at Christies. The sale will include 97 lots that were chosen by Christie’s in partnership with the artist. Each work was selected for its ability […]

9 October 2016

The Diminishing Landscape Of The Mid-Range Art Gallery

A few weeks ago Christie’s New York and Stropheus Art Law hosted a panel dialogue entitled “Letting go of Brick-and-Mortar: The Future of the Gallery “The evening’s speakers included well-respected gallery owners who, having recently closed their galleries, now work as advisers, agents and even pop up impresarios! The panel also included an art lawyer who spoke about the […]

9 October 2016

Picasso Nazi Restitution Lawsuit Brought Against NY’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is in the process of being sued over ownership of Pablo Picasso’s painting “The Actor” by the estate of Paul Leffmann, a German-Jewish businessman who fled Nazi Germany in 1938. The case was filed last Friday. The 1904-5 Rouge Period painting shows a theatrical man gesturing with his hands. The Met’s curators describe […]

9 October 2016

Damien Hirst’s Amazing Newport Street Gallery Wins Riba Stirling Prize 2016

The Gallery remodelled from three listed Victorian industrial buildings and the building of two new ones in Vauxhall was shortlisted in the Spring and has now taken the top prize. Architects Caruso St John was also shortlisted in 2000 and 2006. The Building’s floors are connected by spiral staircases with walls made of white brick. Jane Duncan, […]

9 October 2016

Dash Snow Estate Sues McDonald’s For Copyright Infringement

The late, great cult artist Dash Snow’s family is suing McDonald’s for copyright infringement. The lawsuit which has been filed in a NY court claims that association with McDonald’s diminishes the value of the dead artist’s work. In an attempt to limit damages, the estate of the late artist is fighting to protect his legacy against the dreaded label of “sellout.” Jade Berreau, the late artist’s […]

9 October 2016

Tate Gallery Purchases Faux Hotel Signs Through WME | IMG Frieze Fund

It is always a highpoint of the Frieze Art Fair when the annual Tate purchase is revealed. This year, £150,000 has been made available for the Fund, supported for the first time by WME | IMG. The Fund enables Tate to acquire works by emerging and leading international artists at the Fair. To date, more […]

9 October 2016

Culture Minister Promises Funding Deal To Protect London Arts From Cuts

Matt Hancock the new Culture minister has promised a funding deal to protect London arts from more cuts. The Arts Council England budget for 2018 to 2022 which was released yesterday shows millions more will be spent in the regions as well as the capital.  £622 million a year has been earmarked across lottery and grant-in-aid for its three […]

9 October 2016

Mother House Female Artist Collective Announces Open Day Programme

The Mother house is a supportive community of over 35 female artists has organically grown experimenting a collective childcare model, which enabled women to feed both their practice as artists and as mothers. Observing the importance of mother’s practice impact on private lives and within society, the Mother House residency started on the 5th of September […]

5 October 2016

Leslie Waddington Collection Achieves 100% Sell-Through Rate At Christie’s

The Collection of London art dealer Leslie Waddington which went under the hammer at Christie’s yesterday saw an electric start to the much-anticipated Frieze Week auctions.

5 October 2016

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Ed Ruscha Launches Frieze Week With New Paintings Exhibition At Gagosian London

Extremes and In-betweens is the latest exhibition by the American painter Ed Ruscha which opened last night to a crowd that included Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor,Michael Craig-Martin, Ron Arad, Alan Jones and Monica Lewinsky.

4 October 2016

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Artlyst’s Essential Frieze Week Art Guide 2016 Including Collateral And Satellite Events

Announcing Artlyst’s 2016 Frieze Week Guide, a tried and tested lyst of the events not to miss during the busiest week in the London Contemporary Art calendar. This events guide is one of the most respected Frieze and Frieze week collateral Art Fair guides produced.  We update it on a daily basis adding new events […]

4 October 2016

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Arshile Gorky Estate To Be Represented By International Gallery Hauser & Wirth

The highly regarded international art gallery Hauser & Wirth has announced it is to take on exclusive worldwide representation of the Arshile Gorky Estate.

3 October 2016

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Philippe Parreno Turbine Hall Commission Unveiled At Tate Modern

Philippe Parreno, a French artist who works across film, video, sound, sculpture, performance and information technology has his Tate Turbine Hall commission unveiled later today. A key artist of his generation, Parreno explores the borders between reality and fiction and is known for investigating and redefining the gallery-going experience. Parreno sees his exhibitions as choreographed spaces […]

2 October 2016

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Yinka Shonibare Fabric Free Exhibition Seduces Audience Expectations

Yinka Shonibare MBE is currently presenting his sixth solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery. Entitled ‘And the wall fell away’. The show marks a pivotal moment in the artist’s practice with the complete absence of the Dutch wax batik textiles for which he is known. Shonibare removes the fabric altogether and uses the batik designs in new […]

2 October 2016

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Tony Cragg Unveils New London Exhibition At Lisson Gallery

Tony Cragg’s fourteenth exhibition with the Lisson Gallery since his first solo show in 1979 will span both London venues. It features the latest works in Cragg’s career-long pursuit of his interest in developing specific groups of sculptural themes and forms. As always, Cragg’s radical and experimental approach to making sculpture produces surprising new forms and meanings that add congruently to […]

1 October 2016

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Canadian Italian Artist Janet Bellotto New MOCA London Exhibition Relation-Ships

Janet Bellotto has a new exhibition curated by Koan Jeff Baysa opening at MOCA London. The Canadian-Italian artist Janet Bellotto presents her exhibition Relation-Ships (Existence Doubtful) that brings Sable Island to MOCA London. The island, a protected National Park Reserve of Canada, is a 13 square mile sliver of an isolated sandbar 109 miles southeast of Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Ocean. It is noted for […]

30 September 2016

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Tate Frieze £150k Acquisition Fund A Decisive Contribution To The National Collection

This year, £150,000 has been made available for the Fund. With Tate’s annual government grant for acquisitions effectively frozen since 1982, the Fund provides a much-needed contribution toward Tate’s ongoing campaign to develop the collection.  Details of the works, which have been acquired by Tate through the 2016 Frieze Tate Fund to benefit the Tate Collection, will be […]

30 September 2016

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Frieze London 2016: Culture Takeover Set To Run You Ragged

This year Frieze is set to be the highlight of the Autumn art season and London does it bigger and better than anywhere else on the planet. As usual, the fair will be showcasing today’s most significant artists across its main and curated sections, this year’s fair brings together more than 160 of the world’s […]

30 September 2016

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Guerrilla Girls Launch Pro-Diversity Banner At Whitechapel Gallery

The Guerrilla Girls have been exposing and challenging sexism and racism in the visual arts, politics and culture for over three decades. Now for the first time, the anonymous feminist activist group revisit their 1986 campaign ‘It’s Even Worse in Europe’. In the summer of 2016, the Guerrilla Girls wrote to 383 European museum directors, inviting them […]

29 September 2016

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David Shrigley: Fourth Plinth Sculpture Sends positive message to Londoners

David Shrigley the Turner Prize nominated artist unveiled his new commission for the Fourth Plinth titled, ‘Really Good’, this morning in a rainy Trafalgar Square. Alongside Shrigley, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries and Ekow Eshun, Chair of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group each spoke of the optimism […]

29 September 2016

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Sir Antony Gormley Opens Major New Exhibition At White Cube Bermondsey

A major new exhibition by the Turner Prize winning sculptor Sir Antony Gormley opens in London at White Cube Bermondsey. This is the sequel to his exhibition Model held there in 2012, The Exhibition considers the degree to which we are measured by and measure ourselves against the scale and density of our built environment. Gormley has configured the gallery […]

28 September 2016

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Joan Miro Collection To Remain In Portugal After Government U-Turn

An outstanding collection of 85 works covering seven Decades of work by the Spanish artist Joan Miró’s (1893–1983) has been given the green light to stay in Portugal after the government said it had decided to keep the works, following an outcry over their proposed sale to foreign buyers. The paintings, estimated to be worth around 35 […]

28 September 2016

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Gerald Laing Honoured With First Posthumous Retrospective At Fine Arts Society

The first posthumous exhibition of the leading British Pop artist and sculptor Gerald Laing (1936 – 2011) has opened at The Fine Art Society in London on the fifth anniversary of his death. The exhibition features over 70 paintings and sculptures, including many of his most important works, the exhibition traces the entire trajectory of the artist’s career. Part […]

28 September 2016

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Artist Eileen Cooper RA Nominated For Woman Of The Year 2016

The Keeper of the Royal Academy of Arts, and Royal Academician Eileen Cooper will join over 400 women from all walks of life at the Women of the Year Lunch as a ‘2016 Woman of Achievement’. Each guest is regarded as a ‘Woman of the Year’ and represents not only herself but the millions of women who make […]

27 September 2016

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Wildenstein Art-dealing Family Tax Evasion Case Back In Court

The trial of the Wildenstein art-dealing family for tax evasion is set to continue despite the presiding judge rejecting the defendants’ request to delay the start of the trial. Reports in France’s leading newspaper Le Figaro say, If granted, the request would have been the second delay in a trial that began last January. Family members are facing charges of tax fraud […]

26 September 2016

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Introducing Crossroads Frieze Week’s New Curated Multicultural Art Fair

CROSSROADS is a new international art show, from the organisers of the highly regarded Pinta Art Fair. It encompasses special curatorial projects and forty-six galleries from around the world handpicked by a team of renowned curators. This niche fair is fresh, multicultural and accessible. CROSSROADS presents the most current artistic trends in a relaxed and convivial setting. An opportunity to experience […]

26 September 2016

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Bright Lights Big City: Lights of Soho Second Annual Exhibition Unveiled

Lights of Soho has announced its second annual open submission show, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that”.

26 September 2016

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Turner Prize 2016: Sweet Chastity Plus Other Installations Go Head To Head

The Turner Prize exhibition was unveiled today at Tate Britain showcasing the work by the four artists shortlisted for this much liked or hated award: Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde are the contestants in this real-life reality art competition. The Turner Prize is one of the best-known prizes for the visual arts in the […]

25 September 2016

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Drive Thru: Frieze Week Collateral CarPark Event Returns To Cavendish Square

Drive Thru is a multimedia art exhibition located in a central London underground car park during Frieze week. It brings together more than 65 artists in an exhibition at the lowest level of the QPark underground car park in Cavendish Square, London.  The work exhibited encompasses sculptures, photographs, film, painting, ephemeral works, live performances, happenings, […]

25 September 2016

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British Artist David Shrigley From Grocery List To NY Monument

The newly installed sculpture, ‘MEMORIAL’ by British artist David Shrigley replicates an average grocery list onto a 17-foot slab of granite. The monumental sculpture stands at the entrance to Central Park in New York City, on 60th street, across from the famed Plaza hotel. The accompanying explanation on the Public Art Fund’s signage reads “ While Shrigley’s […]

24 September 2016

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Royal Sculptor Frances Segelman Heads For Retrospective At The Tower

The gorgeously glamorous and talented artist Frances Segelman will be at the Tower of London as part of a major retrospective of her work being held in aid of the Jack Petchey Back to Work Fund for the Stroke Association. The event will see over 20 celebrities gathering on 25 October 2016, where they will pose next to a unique […]

24 September 2016

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Temporary Export Ban Placed On Important Titian Drawing By Culture Minister

Matt Hancock the Culture Minister has placed a temporary export bar on a rare drawing by Titian to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country. The drawing, Study of a Kneeling Man, is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £4.4 million (plus VAT of £81,400). […]