25 October 2017

FIAC 2017 The Grande Dame of Art Fairs By Virginie Syn

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.

17 July 2017

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Hackney WickED Launches Full Fledged East End Arts Festival 28-30 July

London’s most exciting art’s festival celebrate a Summer of Love at Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios (28th – 30th July)

2 July 2017

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Virtual Masterpiece The Masterpiece Art Fair By Edward Lucie-Smith

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 Spring New York Presents Exemplary Modern and Contemporary Art & Design

TEFAF New York opens to the public today to take on Spring from May 4-8, 2017.

7 April 2017

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Glenn O’Brien NY Art Journalist And Style Guru Dies Age 70

Glenn O’Brien, the NY art writer and style guru has died age 70.

1 February 2017

Anish Kapoor Appropriates Joseph Beuys Art To Protest Trump

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

Picasso Exhibition At Tate Modern To Explore Love, Fame And Tragedy

The first solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work ever to be held at Tate Modern was announced today, 30 January.

18 January 2017

London’s Future As Global Art Hub Depends On EU Free Movement

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.

29 December 2016

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Crashproof: The Resilient Art World As Artlyst Saw It In 2016

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:

19 December 2016

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Art Impacted – A Radical Response To Radicalisation By Revd Jonathan Evens

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.

21 November 2016

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The influence of Buddhism On Art Explored At The Rubin Museum

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.

17 November 2016

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Top 10 – Art/Fashion Collaborations

To coincide with London Fashion Week, Artlyst this week takes a look at the best fashion and art collaborations.

15 November 2016

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Art Responds To Science Fiction In London Underground Car Park

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

No Commission: South Bronx Waterfront Warehouse Plays Host To 36 Artists

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

Greg Smith Explores Cross Section Between Art And Computer Science

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 […]

1 July 2016

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Art Night London: Get Ready For The Event Of The Season

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 […]

24 June 2016

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Brexit: Expect Museums To Start Charging And Non-UK Art Prices To Skyrocket

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 […]

25 December 2015

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Psychedelic Artist Peter Max In Multi-Million Family Dispute Over Paintings

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 […]

24 November 2015

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Taboos And Erotic Forms Of Pleasure Explored In New Exhibition

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

Memory And Emotional Preservation Explored In New Tate Liverpool Exhibition

“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

What Art Do The Artists We Collect, Collect?

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 […]

30 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 41 – October 12-18 – FOS (by AJ Dehany)

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 […]

12 September 2015

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Stevens’ New Architectural Glass Artist of the Year 2016 Competition Launch

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 […]

9 September 2015

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There are two types of people in the art world: artists and boring fuckers.

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 […]

26 August 2015

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When investment tore the heart out of art.

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 […]

3 August 2015

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Joe (Joseph) Stefanelli American Abstract Expressionist

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 […]

30 July 2015

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Graffiti: The unique art that speaks volumes

Are you looking for a unique and inexpensive way to add colour, style and an unexpected dash of excitement to your home? Graffiti isn’t just used for painting the streets in art, why not create some truly artistic in your home? Whether you like simple stencil-style patterns and words, or more elaborate Banksy style art, […]

24 July 2015

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Sexism In Art: And What We Perceive As Acceptable Body Depictions

So, I was about to launch into thoughtful musings on that inexplicable relationship between artist and muse and how the female body just happens to lend itself to being pored over to varying degrees of distraction. Egon Schiele is a classic example of an artist walking a very thin tightrope between viewing the female body […]

2 July 2015

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RU : REUNITED Group Exhibition

AP Contemporary proudly presents “RU : REUNITED” group exhibition by Oleg Tselkov, Alexander Zakharov, Olga Tobreluts and Gago Chtchyan from 7 July to 31 August, 2015. Opening Reception on 7 July 2015 ( Tuesday) from 6pm – 9pm Russia has the longest persistence in socialist realism art and restriction was until the dissolution of Soviet […]

22 June 2015

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Unfinished Works of Art Highlighted In New Courtauld Gallery Exhibition

The subject of unfinished works of art and why they are interesting enough to be displayed in a public gallery is the topic of a newly curated exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery. ‘Unfinished’ takes centre stage at the annual Summer Showcase which highlights some of the Courtauld’s outstanding permanent collection This special display focuses on the theme of […]

10 June 2015

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Art and neuroscience. New paintings explore the Stroop Effect

 My new paintings explore the Stroop Effect. They demonstrate that the brain’s reaction time slows down when it has to deal with conflicting information, for example, if the name of a colour, say “RED” is printed in different colour, say blue. When a word’s meaning is combined with distracting information, such as a colour, two […]

22 May 2015

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Week 15 – 13-19 April – The White Review (by AJ Dehany)

The quarterly White Review publishes photography and art (decide for yourself what and means in that sentence) alongside the usual shorter literary forms from essay to poetry. It is named after and partly inspired by La Revue Blanche, the French art and literary magazine run between 1889 and 1903, which was strongly associated with Marcel Proust in the days before […]