High-end art, antiquities, and antiques have become more and more attractive to money launders says, Peter D. Hardy a partner at Ballard Spahr, writing for The National Law Review, in an in-depth article published today.
The noted art writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows for London Art Exhibitions February 2019.
7 January 2019
Multicolour is a new exhibition and auction fundraiser to support those affected by the global refugee crisis created by Migrate Art.
3 January 2019
A fractious embrace was the subtitle of Jonathan Koestle-Cate’s excellent book from 2016 on Art and the Church, and that remains the case for those seeking to explore the interactions between art and spirituality.
An exhibition of 20 newly-commissioned artworks celebrating London women was unveiled in public spaces across the city today Thursday 18 October. In conjunction with the Mayor of London and the London Tate Collective team
6 October 2018
A stunt performed by the Street Artist Banksy at Sotheby’s during London’s Autumn Contemporary Art Evening Sale has gone viral.
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.
London’s most exciting art’s festival celebrate a Summer of Love at Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios (28th – 30th July)
What people choose to describe as ‘a masterpiece’ is usually pretty much a matter of context. On the whole, at this annual beanfeast for conspicuous consumers, you won’t find much in the way of graffiti art lurking around, though it’s just possible that you might be confronted with a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat now that he’s included in the pantheon of artists with multi-million dollar price tags.
4 May 2017
TEFAF New York opens to the public today to take on Spring from May 4-8, 2017.
Glenn O’Brien, the NY art writer and style guru has died age 70.
1 February 2017
The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has reworked Joseph Beuys’ seminal work, I Like America and America Likes Me by changing the title to I Like America and America Doesn’t Like Me as a protest against the horrors that are unfolding in Donald Trump’s America. Referencing the poster that Joseph Beuys made for the […]
30 January 2017
The first solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work ever to be held at Tate Modern was announced today, 30 January.
18 January 2017
In a survey taken by the exhibitors at the London Art Fair 2017, 49% believe ensuring free movement of people and goods within the EU is the most important thing.
Oh, what a year 2016 has been! Many of us won’t be sorry to see the end of it, although not to be overly pessimistic, 2017 will certainly have its challenges with both the Brexit economy and the new US President. Yes, the one with the bad haircut! On the Art front there was plenty to keep us entertained, amused and informed and here are the year’s highs and lows:
We face the world in which it appears ever more likely that a Clash of Civilisations will be played out on the world stage, potentially with weapons of mass destruction, as the axis of the world appears to have shifted significantly in this year of political shocks.
The Rubin Museum is an oasis of calm and beauty. A much respected and cherished environment for its clean, modern architectural symmetry, presenting the most excellent of historic and contemporary eastern cultural works in its cylindrical vessel of artistic and spiritual ideals.
A spectacular multimedia group exhibition is set to open in a multi-storey underground car park situated in the heart of Soho’s, West End over the period of 10 days.
18 August 2016
In the midst of an August heat wave, art, music, and harmony presided over a South Bronx waterfront warehouse. After a huge success at Miami Art Basel, hip hop legend Swizz Beatz brought his revolutionary paradigm of an immersive free cultural event, with all sales of work going directly to the artists. Art stars like Kehinde Wiley, Hassan Hajjaj, Ebony […]
9 July 2016
New York – Greg Smith is not your run of the mill artist. Holding both a MFA from Hunter College and a PhD in Physics from Harvard, Smith’s work plays off of contemporary trends in a clever way, highlighting technology’s effect on all aspects of artistic production. His current exhibition at Susan Inglett Gallery, Zero Width Non-Joiner, explores the cross […]
Get ready for Art Night this Saturday 2 July! This is a new free annual contemporary arts festival that will transform London for one unforgettable evening. From a luxury flat on the Strand to a disused Jubilee line platform in Charing Cross Underground station, a range of buildings and public spaces across Westminster will form the […]
The decision by British voters to leave the European Union has been announced – and commentators have begun the analysis, the post event combing over of where the losing campaign went wrong. The art world thrives on interchange and currency; Britain has the third largest art market in the world, and more than 7,800 British […]
The psychedelic painter Peter Max is caught in a battle between his second wife and his son. Mary Max has claimed that her stepson Adam Max has stolen $4.3 million worth of artwork that was gifted to her in a prenuptial agreement. The works have now disappeared from a warehouse. Manhattan Supreme Court has now registered a […]
The first Swiss exhibition of its kind exploring forms of pleasure in contemporary creation, Nirvana. Strange Forms of Pleasure is now on view in Winterthur at the Gewerbemuseum. The event features well known artists and designers such as Sarah Lucas (UK), Zaha Hadid (UK), Mark Newson, Mark Woods (UK) and Noritaka Tatehana. Design, fashion, contemporary art, and the first comprehensive […]
23 November 2015
“The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.” – Marcel Duchamp Memory is an important aspect of this exhibition, to remember works that generate an emotional effect in order to preserve them. The […]
22 November 2015
I had a wonderful evening at 192 bookstore in Chelsea, listening to authors Stacey Goergen and Amanda Benchley talk about their new book, Artists Living With Art. The authors shared riveting stories about visiting top blue chip artists’ homes and seeing what art artists themselves choose to collect. As someone who regards collectors as the unsung […]
Week 41 – October 12-18 – FOS ART WORLD BLAGlets get drunk and trash the mall “Do you wanna go in?” he asks. “Yeah, I haven’t got a wristband though.” The big guy clocks the worky lanyard round my neck and the notebook and pen in my hands, and leads me back to the ICA box […]
Competition Brief launched today 7 September 2015. The brief is for the design and creation of a memorial window to the crew of The Titanic. Full details are available on the Glaziers’ Company website: http://www.worshipfulglaziers.com/?page_id=3147 Competition open to architectural glass and design students, or those with less than five years in practice. First prize £1000 […]
The boring fuckers have it in for us. They’re the ones who gleefully academicised art because they knew that real artists hate writing: essays, self-crits, artist’s statements, creative rationales, dissertations, speeches, press releases, blogs and begging letters. In the UK, in the 70s, the perfectly serviceable Dip AD was dumped in favour of a Bachelor […]
Art was originally associated with magic. It had sacred purpose. Magic. It is claimed that Tan-Tan, like the later and more famous, Venus of Willendorf (now called the “Woman of Willendorf) were reputedly fertility symbols. It is more likely that they were talismans, not merely symbols Unlike an amulet, which is an object with inherent […]
Joe Stefanelli (born 1921) also known as Joseph J. Stefanelli belonged to the New York School Abstract Expressionist artists whose influence and artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized around the world. New York School Abstract Expressionism, represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and others became a leading art movement of […]