Yesterday the art world not only lost one of its finest and most loved abstract painters, but I lost a great friend.
Gillian Ayres was one of the leading British abstract painters of her generation has died age 88.
Judy Blame the artist, designer and style icon credited with changing the face of London culture in the 1980s and 90s has died age 58. Blame had a retrospective at the ICA covering both his work as an artist and stylist in 2016.
Hugh Mendes has created his most controversial image to date, for his latest exhibition, a group show at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON.
ED MOSES the pioneering West Coast artist has died age 91.
Betty Woodman (b. 1930, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) has died age 87 on 2 January.
Dearly Departed: 2017 has been a momentous year with a first-rate Documenta and Venice Biennale. The year introduced us to a number of new emerging artists as well as the sad reality of losing some of the great talents of our generation both young and old. Here are some of the Artists and Art World Figures we have lost in the past year.
Pierre Bergé, a leading figure of France’s cultural elite has died age 86. The partner of Yves Saint Laurent for many years and a powerhouse figure in Fashion Berge was also a first rate Art collector.
Dr. Martin Roth the former director of the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) has died age 62.
Monika Pon-Su-San the stunning model/sitter behind the1950s kitsch classic the Green Lady or The Chinese Girl as it was officially titled has died in South Africa aged 86.
Khadija Saye was amazingly talented, and her determination to study photography at university overcame challenging social conditions and an environment that could easily have held her back. I was lucky enough to have taught Khadija during her undergraduate studies 2010 – 13.
The British Photographer Khadija Saye has died age 24.She has officially been confirmed as a Victim of the Grenfell Tower Block Fire which has so far claimed nearly 50 lives.
A. R. Penck, the German painter, printmaker, sculptor, and jazz drummer has died age 77.
The New York-born Brooklyn-based conceptual and performance artist Vito Acconci has died age 77. He is best known for his seminal performances art.
Barkley Hendricks the well known African American painter and photographer who evoked the spirit of everyday Black people, in his life-size portraits has died age 72.
Glenn O’Brien, the NY art writer and style guru has died age 70.
James Rosenquist, a first wave pioneer of Pop Art has died in New York. He was 83.
I met Howard Hodgkin in New York at the opening of his first US solo show at the Jill Kornblee Gallery, when I had just turned 18. As a first-year Fine Art student at the Boston Museum School, I had travelled down to NY with Stuart Cary Welch a Professor at Harvard, who by special arrangement with the Museum School and Tufts allowed […]
The English painter Sir Howard Hodgkin has died in London aged 84. Howard was born 6 August in 1932 in Hammersmith, London.
Gustav Metzger, (1926–2017) creator of “auto-destructive art,” has died in London age ninety.
The artist Jannis Kounellis, who was best known for his association with the Arte Povera movement has died in Rome, aged 80. Born in Piraeus, Greece in 1936, favourite the age of 20 he moved to Rome and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, where he continued to live and work. His first solo exhibition in 1960 at La Tartaruga gallery exhibited 12 live horses. The work was recently recreated by New York’s Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in June 2015.
Lord Snowdon the Royal photographer who was married to Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, from 1960 to 1978 has died age 87.