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14 August 2018

Marina Abramovic Attacked By Italian Far Right Over Regatta Poster

Marina Abramovic has been attacked by the Italian far right for a poster she designed for the Barcolana sailing regatta in the Gulf of...

13 August 2018

William Blake Grave Marked With New £30k Crowdfunded Tombstone

The Blake Society has commissioned a new gravestone from the leading letter-cutter in England, the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, to commemorate the newly discovered grave...

10 August 2018

Sotheby’s Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results And It’s Not Great

Sotheby’s has reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2018.

9 August 2018

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Populist Matters: The Rise and Fall of London’s Museum Attendance – Edward Lucie-Smith

At a time when London’s big art museums are going all out to be populist, they also seem to be witnessing a fairly general...

7 August 2018

Andy Warhol At 90 His Influence Lives On

Happy 90th Birthday Andy Warhol. This is the artist that propelled contemporary art to the breaking-point that we know today.

5 August 2018

Ai Weiwei Announces Beijing Authorities Have Demolished My Studio

The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has announced that the Chinese authorities in Beijing have demolished his studio.

3 August 2018

Zombie Boy Immortalized In Bronze By Artist Marc Quinn Found Dead

Zombie Boy an iconic body artist and model tattooed as a living skeleton, has been found dead in Montreal.

3 August 2018

Artists Pull Work From Design Museum Exhibition Protesting Arms Dealer Event

Several artists have pulled their work from the current group exhibition at the Design Museum in Kensington, London. The move was in protest to...

2 August 2018

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Grayson Perry Seeks Early Ceramic Works For Holburne Museum Exhibition

The Holburne Museum in Bath have asked collectors to lend early ceramic works by the Turner Prize winning, transvestite artist Grayson Perry. In an...

31 July 2018

Disputed Cranach the Elder Paintings To Remain At Norton Simon Museum

The disputed Lucas Cranach the Elder's paintings of Adam and Eve, a highlight of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California

27 July 2018

Sir Charles Saumarez Smith Joins Blain|Southern As Senior Gallery Director

Sir Charles Saumarez Smith is to join Blain|Southern as Senior Director of the gallery. The appointment was announced today 27 July 2018

25 July 2018

National Portrait Gallery To Exhibit Works Regionally Associated With Sitters

The National Portrait Gallery, London has announced Coming Home, a simple but powerful idea that will see the NPG lend 50 of their most...

25 July 2018

Facebook Sent-Up By Flemish Tourist Board After Rubens Painting Ban

The Flemish tourist board has created a video protesting Facebooks continued censorship of old master paintings on their social media site. The government sponsored...

25 July 2018

Christie’s Record £3bn Half-Year Figures Eclipses Sotheby’s

A 26% rise has been reported at Christie’s with overall sales to almost £3bn ($4bn, up 35%) compared to £2.35bn in the first half...

24 July 2018

Visit The Courtauld Gallery Before It Closes For £50m Refurbishment

This summer will be the last chance to visit The Courtauld Gallery before it closes on 3 September for a two-year or more and...

23 July 2018

Late De Kooning Paintings Discovered In Storage Unit – Are They Real?

A Chelsea (New York), art/antiques dealer, claims to have found six late paintings by the Abstract Expressionist Willem De Kooning in a New Jersey...

18 July 2018

Pompeii And Contemporary Art Merge In Newcastle University Site-Specific Installation

For the first time, a new project merges contemporary artworks installed among the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii, creating two art venues in...

15 July 2018

Bill Viola Launches First Experimental Interactive Art Game

The Night Journey (2007-2018) is one of the first experimental art games ever made. A collaboration between renowned media artist Bill Viola

15 July 2018

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 Launches In Liverpool – First Photos

New Contemporaries has opened in Liverpool to coincide with the 20th birthday of the Liverpool Biennial. The exhibition selected from recent graduates of UK...

14 July 2018

John Moores Painting Prize 2018 Jacqui Hallum Wins Top Prize

The winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2018 was announced on Thursday 12 July in Liverpool. The artist, Jacqui Hallum with her painting...

11 July 2018

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Liverpool Readies For 20th Anniversary Biennial

Liverpool Biennial, the UK biennial of contemporary art, launches its 20th anniversary this week. Taking place over 15 weeks across the city in public spaces,...

10 July 2018

Missing Elisabeth Frink Horse And Rider Reappears In New Bond Street

When I went to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition this year I noticed that Dame Elisabeth Frink’s iconic Horse and Rider located in front...

9 July 2018

Ugo Rondinone To Create Monolithic Sculpture At Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

The Liverpool Biennial and Tate Liverpool have announced a new joint project with the internationally acclaimed artist Ugo Rondinone.

8 July 2018

JMW Turner Watercolour Sold In London Auction Room For £100 Exhibited

Research and scientific analysis have created compelling evidence that a small watercolour painting, currently on view at Abbotsford, near Melrose, the former home of...

7 July 2018

Tate St Ives Wins Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2018 Award

Tate St Ives has won the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 award.

4 July 2018

Frieze Sculpture Park Opens – Here’s What Edward Lucie-Smith Thought

The Frieze open-air sculpture park opened in the English Garden at Regent’s Park on July 4th, overlapping by a day with the Masterpiece art...

4 July 2018

Gurlitt Cezanne – Kunstmuseum And Cezanne Family Reach Agreement Over Painting

The Kunstmuseum Bern and the Cezanne Estate have reached an agreement over an important work by the Post Impressionist painter,

3 July 2018

Lucian Freud Landscape Discovered Under Suffolk Sign Painter’s Canvas

A landscape painting depicting trees and a bridge over a stream attributed to the British artist Lucian Freud has been uncovered after conservators painstakingly...

2 July 2018

Art Night 2018 – What To See – What To Do

London once again is gearing up for Art Night this Saturday 7 July from 6 pm to 6 am. Art Night is London’s largest...

2 July 2018

International British Artists Release Prints To Support London’s Busiest NHS Hospitals

Peter Blake, Jeremy Deller, Tom Hammick, Mona Hatoum, David Mach, Elizabeth Magill and Chris Orr have released limited edition prints in time to celebrate...

1 July 2018

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London Group Hits The Mark At Waterloo Festival 2018

There was a huge pair of medical looking rubber gloves attached to St John's Church tower, wafting in the breeze. 20-foot arms drawing you...

30 June 2018

Guy Wildenstein Cleared Of Tax Fraud After Second Paris Trial Collapses

The French billionaire art dealer Guy Wildenstein has been cleared of tax fraud after a second trial collapsed in Paris on Friday.