22 September 2017

Jasper Johns: Who Am I? A Retrospective By Edward Lucie-Smith 

Often enough in his career, Jasper Johns has issued statements that say in effect: ‘Who am I? The truth is that I don’t think I really know the answer myself.’ Does this retrospective at the R.A. answer the question? Maybe not quite.

23 July 2017

Sarajevo’s Mersad Berber – Memorial For A Local Hero By Edward Lucie-Smith

Mersad Berber was one of the very few artists from the former Yugoslavia who managed to acquire an international profile for himself.

18 February 2017

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Marina Abramovic Retrospective Unveiled At Moderna Museet Stockholm

A comprehensive first European retrospective of the work of Marina Abramović has opened in Stockholm.

8 February 2017

David Hockney According To Himself – Review By Edward Lucie-Smith

It seems a long time since Tate Britain had a real blockbuster show. Even the Turner Prize, once a focus of popular attention, has received less and less publicity recently, to the point where the dissidents of the Stuckist Movement can no longer be bothered to picket it, even when the annual prize exhibition is held here in London, and not banished to some deserving gallery in the provinces.

6 February 2017

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David Hockney Unveils His First British Retrospective Exhibition At Tate Britain

David Hockney unveils his first retrospective at Tate Britain opening to the public 9th February.

12 December 2016

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Carl Andre Retrospective Opens At Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris

A retrospective of work by the major 20th-century American artist Carl Andre (b. 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts) is currently on view at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris. The exhibition Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010 covers the full spectrum and inner consistency of the Andre oeuvre, with 40 monumental sculptures, numerous poems and photographs, works on paper and various objects that defy pigeon-holing.

22 February 2016

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David Hockney: Retrospective

The world’s most extensive retrospective of the work of David Hockney. Widely regarded as one of the most successful and recognisable artists of our time, this exhibition celebrates Hockney’s achievement in painting, drawing, print, photography and video. The exhibition shows Hockney as an intelligent and profound interrogator of the essence of art. Over six decades he […]

30 January 2016

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John Bratby Exhibition Sheds Light On Kitchen Sink Painter Via Crowd Sourcing

John Bratby was a prolific painter, writer and something of an enfant terrible on the British art scene during the Fifties and Sixties. Born in 1928, he died in his adopted home town of Hastings, just a day after his 64th birthday, while walking home from the local chippy. Rather than create a traditional retrospective of […]

5 November 2015

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Artists Elmgreen & Dragset To Create Fake Art Fair Retrospective

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, the famous art duo, are renowned for art work that has wit and subversive humour, so it should be of little suprise that the artists next project will create a pretend art fair within a museum. Beijing’s Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art will host a retrospective of their work, but […]

26 October 2015

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The Late Chantal Akerman Honoured With Major Retrospective At Ambika P3

Ambika P3 and A Nos Amours present a major exhibition of work by the internationally celebrated filmmaker and artist, Chantal Akerman, who died earlier this month at the age of 65. Entitled NOW, this will be the first large scale exhibition in the English-speaking world of Akerman’s installation work and will coincide with the UK […]

22 September 2015

Ai Weiwei At The Royal Academy: The Human Face Of Duchamp

Artlyst recently attended the press view of the Royal Academy of Arts’ landmark exhibition of the Honorary Royal Academician, Ai Weiwei. The exhibition includes significant works from 1993 onwards, the date that marks Ai Weiwei’s return to China following more than a decade living in New York. The acclaimed dissident artist has created new, site-specific […]

24 June 2015

Barbara Hepworth: Innovative Sculpture For A Modern World Circa 1963

The day after the Summer solstice is a good day to see the work of Barbara Hepworth. However you need to ask yourself the question, is it still relevant circa 2015?  Much of her work has a primeval feel to it with her love of natural materials from the many variety of woods to stone, marble and alabaster; the […]

17 April 2015

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Cedric Christie: Massive Mini Retrospective To Launch In Canterbury

Cedric Christie’s Massive Retrospective – Up To Now will be presented at the Sidney Cooper Gallery. It is actually a ‘mini’-retrospective of serial works by this well respected British sculptor. The exhibition brings together Christie’s two major fascinations in sculpture – the restrained and colourful language of serial minimalism, and, by contrast, the  Duchampian humour of pop-art typography. Furthermore, as a result of an exciting new […]

9 February 2015

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Yayoi Kusama Retrospective Opens At Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Museum Of Fine Arts

The Japanese art star Yayoi Kusama, is probably the ultimate outsider artist  – now her highly popular retrospective “A Dream I Dreamed” has opened at Taiwan’s south-western city of Kaohsiung. More than 100 pieces of the artist’s work are featured, including paintings, sculptures, installations, and documentary film footage. Her popular “Infinity Mirrored Room” was one […]

27 December 2014

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Vivian Maier: The Secret Photographer Gets A Retrospective In Amsterdam

When documentary filmmaker John Maloof bought his first box of Vivian Maier negatives, he had no idea who the photographer was – in fact neither did anyone else. It was 2007, and Maloof was just a 20-something guy who knew very little about photography but sometimes frequented flea markets and auctions in search of subject […]

9 December 2014

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Sonia Delaunay Retrospective At Tate Modern Reveals Vibrant Artistic Career

As a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde, Sonia Delaunay’s (1885–1979) vivid and colourful work spanned painting, fashion and design. Tate Modern will present the first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of her vibrant artistic career, from her early figurative painting in the 1900s to her energetic abstract work in the 1960s. This exhibition […]

17 November 2014

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Shanghai Biennale Anticipates First Major Retrospective By Western Artist Sean Scully

The Shanghai Biennale is often referred to as the most important event in the Chinese art calendar. Next week will see its launch with the first major retrospective exhibition by a Western artist, Sean Scully. The exhibition takes place at the Shanghai Himalayas Museum, opening on 24 November 2014. The exhibition, Follow the Heart: The Art […]

30 October 2014

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Allen Jones – Pop Artist Returns From PC Induced Isolation

Allen Jones has been vilified by a generation. Coming across as a kind Duchampian fetishist with misogynistic tendencies – Jones was an easy target. Way back in 1969 he made a a body of work that upset a great may people; three sculptures of scantily-clad female figures arranged in positions that enabled them to be […]

20 October 2014

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Instagram Publicity Hunter Vandalises Koons Retrospective

First Paul McCarthy’s ‘Tree’ Sculpture was vandalised in paris; and now, it seems it is the turn of another controversial artist; Jeff Koons. The artist’s retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York was targeted for vandalism shortly after midnight yesterday, this was reported in ARTnews. The vandal used spray-paint to daub […]

16 June 2014

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Sigmar Polke Retrospective Exhibition Announced For Tate Modern In October

A retrospective exhibition of the work of Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) has been announced for this autumn at Tate Modern. Considered one of the most experimental artists of recent times. Alongside Gerhard Richter and Blinky Palermo, Polke was a key figure in the generation of German artists who first emerged in the 1960s.  Tate will present […]

16 January 2014

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Chris Marker : First UK Retrospective Announced For The Whitechapel Gallery

Chris Marker is widely acknowledged as the finest exponent of the ‘essay film’ and is best known as the director of over 60 films includingSans soleil (Sunless, 1983) and A Grin Without a Cat (Le Fond de l’air est rouge, 1977). His most celebrated work La Jetée (The Pier, 1962) imagines a Paris devastated by […]

12 January 2014

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Kate Moss At 40: Retrospective By Artist Russell Marshall Announced

Kate Moss has been one of the most photographed, enigmatic icons of our time, to Celebrate Beautiful Crime and Imitate Modern are presenting a retrospective of Kate Moss by artist Russell Marshall. The show will coincide with the model’s 40th birthday on 16th January 2014 and depicts Kate Moss’s enduring appeal as one of the […]

6 January 2014

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Jeff Koons Contrives First US Retrospective At The Whitney

Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most controversial artists of the postwar era. Throughout his career, he has pioneered new approaches to the readymade, tested the boundaries between art and mass culture and challenged the limits of industrial fabrication. He has also transformed the relationship of artists to the cult of celebrity […]

7 February 2012

Spotting Yayoi Kusama At Tate Modern Retrospective

Major retrospective for Yayoi Kusama at Tate Modern reveals fundamental continuity behind the dazzling diversity of a six decade career ‘This is the press of London’, curator Frances Morris explained to an overwhelmed Yayoi Kusama upon the artist’s unexpected arrival midway through Tate Director Chris Dercon’s verbal introduction to her major retrospective; ‘they have all […]