6 November 2016

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Donal Moloney Wins The John Moores Visitors Prize For 2016

Donal Moloney’s Cave Floor is this year’s winner of the visitor’s prize where museum goers to the John Moores Painting Prize have the chance to select their favourite.

6 November 2016

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Original Underground Comix Art Including R. Crumb To Be Sold At Auction

A groundbreaking collection of original art from ’60s American Underground Comix will be offered for the first time in 40 years when The Eric Sack Collection – Masterpieces of Underground Art crosses the block Nov. 17-19 at Heritage Auctions.

4 November 2016

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Public Appeal Launched To Acquire Final Duke of Wellington Portrait

A public appeal to acquire Sir Thomas Lawrence’s unfinished final portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, has been announced today, Thursday 3 November 2016.

4 November 2016

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Landseer’s Monarch of the Glen Auctioned By Mean Spirited Drinks Brand Diageo

The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer, one of Scotland’s best-loved paintings has been consigned to Christie’s Auctioneers, in a move that could see it go abroad.

3 November 2016

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Royal Institute of British Architects International Prize 2016 Shortlist Announced

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Prize 2016 has announced the shortlist for this important architecture prize . The winner will be announced on Thursday 24 November 2016.

3 November 2016

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Lord Leighton’s Masterpiece Flaming June Returns Home For Exhibition

Frederic, Lord Leighton’s painting ‘Flaming June’ one of the most iconic works of nineteenth-century British art has returned to the house in which it was painted, Leighton House Museum, Kensington.

3 November 2016

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Griffin Art Prize Shortlist And Exhibition Dates Announced For 2016

The Griffin Gallery has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Griffin Art Prize and exhibition. Out of 270 entries, six artists have been shortlisted and will take part in the prize exhibition from 24th November – 23rd December 2016.

1 November 2016

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David Bowie Collection A Very Personal Curation Of Style And Taste

From 1–10 November, the collection will be exhibited at Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries in London, giving fans, collectors, art lovers and experts a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves in the extraordinary range of objects that informed Bowie’s private world.

1 November 2016

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Roger Hiorns Featured In Major New Exhibition At Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery

Ikon gallery Birmingham is presenting a major exhibition of the Birmingham-born artist Roger Hiorns.

31 October 2016

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Artes Mundi 7 Shortlist Prize Dates And Exhibition Announced

On October 21st the Artes Mundi 7 Exhibition and Prize in Cardiff opened its doors to the British public, presenting a major exhibition of work from six of the world’s most innovative contemporary artists. Artes Mundi 7 is the UK’s largest contemporary art prize, with the winner receiving the sum of £40,000. The prize is open to artists whose work explores social issues […]

31 October 2016

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Greedy Auction Houses Raise Buyers Premium By Collusion Free Stealth

On 6 September Christie’s announced a rise in its buyer’s premium altering the percentage thresholds. Sotheby’s announced about a month later that they would also fall into line by raising their commission.

30 October 2016

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Norman Rockwell Election Painting Auction Timed For US Presidential Election

Whether you think this is fine art or illustration, Norman Rockwell’s Which One? (Undecided; Man in Voting Booth) will be a major highlight of the 21 November 2016 auction of American Art at Sotheby’s New York.

30 October 2016

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Damien Hirst Announces Official Major Collateral Exhibition At Venice Biennale 2017

Damien Hirst will unveil an unprecedented project with the Pinault Collection at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

30 October 2016

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan Awarded International Nam June Paik Award 2016

This year’s International Nam June Paik Award 2016 has gone to Lawrence Abu Hamdan.

29 October 2016

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New Sean Scully Exhibition Provides Insight Into The Working Artist’s Notebooks

Sean Scully – “I was always looking at the horizon line…One day I was standing off Ireland, on the edge of Aran Is- land, looking out. Next stop, America. Standing on the Old World looking out at….the New World, as many people have done before…. I think of land, sea, sky… I try to paint this, this […]

28 October 2016

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Peter Doig Honoured With Whitechapel Art Icon Award 2017

The Whitechapel Gallery has announced that the Scottish painter Peter Doig (b. 1959) is the fourth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award.

28 October 2016

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Mark Bradford US Venice Biennale Artist To Collaborate With Leading Museums

Mark Bradford the 2017 representative for the United States at the Venice Biennale will be collaborating with the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) on the presentation of next year’s event.

27 October 2016

Clumsy Agency Waiter Breaks Priceless Roman Statue At British Museum

A clumsy agency waiter from an external hire company working at a party at the British Museum has broken a priceless Roman sculpture.

27 October 2016

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40 Years of Punk: Photographs by Adrian Boot Revealed At Proud Camden

Proud Camden is presenting an exhibition of 40 Years of Punk. It is an explorative show celebrating the legacy and continuing influence of London’s Punk scene by renowned photographer Adrian Boot.

27 October 2016

Salvador Dali Surrealist Stage Curtain Goes Under The Hammer At Lempertz

Salvador Dalí’s lesser known creations for the stage comes to the auction block 3 December at a private sale at Kunsthaus Lempertz auction house in Brussels. The surrealist created nearly 40 theater pieces including this monumental painted canvas backdrop that show a tormented depiction of .

26 October 2016

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Fancy Your Own Studio In Somerset House? Applications Open To Artists

Somerset House Studios is a new experimental workspace within Somerset House connecting around 300 artists, makers, and thinkers with audiences.

25 October 2016

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James Ensor Exhibition Curated By Luc Tuymans Unveiled At The Royal Academy

London’s Royal Academy (RA) has unveiled the first major exhibition of the Belgian painter James Ensor’s (1860-1949) work to be held in the UK in twenty years. The exhibition is curated by contemporary painter Luc Tuymans.

25 October 2016

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Donald Trump: The Emperor Has No Balls Sculpture Realises $22k At Auction

A nude sculpture of the Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump by the artist Joshua ”Ginger” Monroe entitled ‘The Emperor Has No Balls’ has sold at Julien’s Auctions Gallery in Beverly Hills, California on 17 October, for $22,000. Now another example is to go under the hammer and will feature in Gray’s sale on October 26th at Julians. The nude which hit the news recently and went viral on the internet is an unflattering satirical depiction of a naked Trump.

25 October 2016

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TEFAF New York Fair Reports Strong Sales And Positive Reviews

TEFAF, perhaps the most highly regarded upper-end art fair in the world has now launched a New York Fall edition. The first event has opened its doors to the public with 94 top quality specialist dealers from 14 countries, at the Park Avenue Armory until 26 October.

24 October 2016

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Masterpiece Discovered Behind Another Canvas In Frankfurt Museum

A previously unknown painting by the German Expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner has been discovered behind a later canvas. The Städel Museum in Frankfurt announced the exciting news.

24 October 2016

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Mark Leckey Unveils His First comprehensive U.S Survey At MoMA PS1 NY

British artist Mark Leckey is presented at MoMA PS1 NY for his first comprehensive U.S. survey of work. The largest exhibition of his work to date, Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers will be on view from October 23, 2016 through March 5, 2017.

24 October 2016

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Major Collection of Modern Latin American Works Donated To MoMa

The Museum of Modern Art has announced a major gift from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, containing over 100 works of modern and contemporary art by major artists from Latin America to the Museum’s collection.

22 October 2016

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Andy Warhol Explores His Body Dysmorphia In New Museum Exhibition

A new exhibition at the Andy Warhol Museum is the first comprehensive look at Andy Warhol’s engagement with the body.

21 October 2016

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Arts Council England Announces Seven Projects To Receive £6m Additional Funding

Arts Council England has announced a further three years of investment for seven Creative People and Places projects. They are receiving a total of £6,315,305 to build on the achievements made possible through the current fund.

21 October 2016

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Anicka Yi Announced As Winner Of Hugo Boss Prize 2016

The artist Anicka Yi has been awarded the Hugo Boss Prize 2016. Yi is the 11th artist to receive the biennial prize, which was established in 1996 to recognize significant achievement in contemporary art, and marks its 20th anniversary this year.

19 October 2016

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Alex Katz Collaborates With H&M To Create Fashion And Houseware Range

The NY artist Alex Katz, whose flat painting style has been popular for over six decades is designing a range of clothing and housewares for the Swedish chain H&M.

19 October 2016

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Folkestone Triennial 2017 Announced By Curator Lewis Biggs

The dates for the Folkestone Triennial 2017, which will return for its fourth edition and held over a nine week period from 2 September – 5 November 2017 have been announced by Creative Foundation.