26 February 2018

Submerging Artists: Rebirthing A Genre By Edward Lucie-Smith

It’s become noticeable that while the British art world – it’s museum dominated segment in particular – still prattles happily about ‘emerging artists’, convincing examples of this species have become rarer and rarer.

29 January 2017

David Bowie Album Art To Be Issued As Official Royal Mail Stamps

The Royal Mail releases a set of 10 Special Stamps as a tribute to David Bowie in March. Among the items being produced are 6 album covers and 4 live shots for fans and philatelists alike. The public can view all of the permutations and pre-order the stamps by visiting: www.royalmail.com/davidbowie. It is rare for the Royal Mail to […]

2 November 2016


15 July 2016


David Bowie’s Own Art Collection to be Unveiled at Sotheby’s

 “Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it. It can change the way I feel in the mornings. The same work can change me in different ways, depending on what I’m going through.” Bowie  quoted in The New York Times, 1998  Bowie/Collector will be a […]

5 June 2016


David Bowie PopUp Photographic Exhibit For Cancer Research UK Unveiled

Less than 48 hours after David Bowie passed away Chalkie Davies received a phone call from Susie Howard, an old friend who suggested she wanted to put together a special PopUp photographic exhibit dedicated to David with all the prints being auctioned for Cancer Research UK. She brought in two other world class photographers, Denis […]

11 January 2016


David Bowie Musician, Actor and Visual Artist Dies Age 69

The musician, actor and visual artist David Bowie has died in New York, age 69. He was recently the subject of a comprehensive retrospective exhibition at the V&A museum in Kensington. The show travelled and was a great insight into Bowie’s early years and his first steps towards musical success. Tracing the creative aspirations of the […]

4 December 2014


Tony Oursler London Solo Exhibition Set For January

A solo exhibition of the work of Tony Oursler is to be mounted by the Lisson Gallery in January. The artist’s first of new work in the UK for over five years centres around his study of techniques of facial recognition and their increasing ubiquity in daily life. The artist’s interest in the face as […]

13 November 2014

Chris Stein Negative – Me Blondie And The Advent Of Punk – Louche 70s Cool At Somerset House

Somerset House presents an exhibition of previously unpublished photographs by Chris Stein, co-founder of Blondie, providing a behind the scenes look on life in the band, from their underground early days to global success chart domination. The images include Debbie Harry and other icons of the 70s and 80s new wave world, from Andy Warhol, […]

31 October 2014


Mr. Turner On Film – Chipping Away At The Art Biopic

With the opening of Mike Leigh’s film ‘Mr. Turner’, starring Timothy Spall as the great British painter Joseph Mallard William Turner, Artlyst turns its eye toward the art biopic. Considering the visual nature of art and film, one may think visual art a fitting topic for celluloid – or is experiencing the clichéd story arc […]

28 October 2014


Mayoral Candidate Promises To Fill London With Statues Of David Bowie And David Beckham

Labour MP David Lammy, a mayoral candidate, has made a strange campaign promise: if he is elected as the Mayor of London, the MP will fill the city with statues of celebrity figures such as Adele, David Bowie, and David Beckham, that Lammy considers will be inspirational for the city’s populous – the Evening Standard […]

23 September 2013


David Bowie Portrait By Derek Boshier To Be Exhibited At NPG

Pop Art Portraits by the seminal British Pop Artist Derek Boshier will be shown in the UK for the first time in a new display of the artist’s work opening at the National Portrait Gallery on 28 September 2013. Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits (28 September 2013 – May 2014) will feature 10 works from the artist’s […]

6 August 2013


David Bowie: Groundbreaking Exhibition Set To Go Live At Cinemas

David Bowie’s sell out retrospective exhibition at the V&A  is set to go live at a cinema near you, as the museum prepares to broadcast a tour of the show to local theatres across the UK. ‘David Bowie Is Happening Now’ (12A) will be screened from 7pm on Tuesday, August 13 to offer a unique, […]

15 April 2013


Peter Howson: Madonna And David Bowie Artwork To Be Sold

Preliminary drawings of some of the Scottish artist Peter Howson’s best known works including sketches of David Bowie and Madonna are among 390 items which are being sold by his ex-wife. in order to provide care treatment for their daughter, who has Asperger’s syndrome. Bowie posed for the artist at his London studio in 1994 […]

3 April 2013


ICA London Sets Up Shop At Glastonbury and Latitude Festivals

The ICA London have announced that they will be present at the Latitude and Glastonbury festivals this year. The ICA in association with Bowiefest are taking a specially curated programme to Latitude on 18 July. With a programme of talks, film and performance, Bowiefest at Latitude will be a celebration of David Bowie in 1973, […]

20 March 2013


Green Lady By Tretchikoff Makes £1m At Bonham’s Auction

The Green Lady a painting considered a masterpiece of Kitsch by the Siberian/ South African artist Vladimir Tretchikoff was sold yesterday at Bonham’s for £982,050. This was nearly twice the estimate. It is thought that it was purchased by the billionaire jeweller Laurence Graff . Said to be the most widely reproduced and recognizable picture […]

25 January 2013


Tony Oursler’s Multimedia Seance – The Influence Machine Returns To London

Ghostly presences are set to haunt the winter landscape around Tate Modern in an other-worldly installation by American artist Tony Oursler. This large-scale multimedia séance, entitled The Influence Machine, will take place from 18.00 to 22.00 on 15, 16, 18 and 19 February. Oursler, who directed the video to David Bowie’s new single Where Are […]

7 November 2012


Yoko Ono Appointed Director Of 2013 Southbank’s Meltdown Festival

The conceptual artist and musician, Yoko Ono, who will celebrate her 80th birthday next year, has today been announced as the director of Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival 2013. In curating the festival in its 20th anniversary year the iconic musician and artist follows in the footsteps of some of music’s biggest names, including David Bowie, […]

18 October 2011


Sotheby’s Auctions Hoax Drawing By Nat Tate

Musician David Bowie published a monograph of the Artist on April Fools Day 1998 Sotheby’s the London auctioneer is selling a drawing by the fictional artist Nat Tate, whose work and life was allegedly created in the publication of his biography, nearly forty years after his death in 1960. Author William Boyd published a monograph […]