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25 April 2019

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019 Finalists Announced

The Art Fund has announced the five museums which have been selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, the world’s...

23 April 2019

Extinction Rebellion Stages Huge Die-In At Natural History Museum

The Extinction Rebellion movement staged a gigantic die-in under the blue whale skeleton at the Natural History Museum on Monday. The crowd included over...

20 April 2019

Spencer Tunick Nude Installations Take On Facebook and Instagram Censorship

The Body Installation artist Spencer Tunick has staged more than 75 large-scale installations using hundreds or thousands of nude participants in urban and natural...

20 April 2019

Rare Modigliani Limestone Sculpture To Be Auctioned At Christie’s

Christie’s NY is to offer a rare Amedeo Modigliani’s limestone sculpture, Tête, carved circa 1911-1912, in its New York Evening Sale of Impressionist and...

16 April 2019

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Elton John and David Furnish Donate Photography Gallery To V&A

The V&A has announced a new, long-term collaboration with Elton John and David Furnish to improve public access to photography.

15 April 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral Badly Damaged by Raging Fire

A catastrophic fire has destroyed the main roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The fire broke out at 5:50 pm local...

15 April 2019

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Sackler: A Family Divided – Dame Jillian Sackler Speaks Out

Dame Jillian Sackler, third wife of the late Arthur Sackler has defended her branch of the family's philanthropic donations with a statement to the...

11 April 2019

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Claude Lalanne Fantastical Sculptor And Designer Dies Aged 93

Claude Lalanne best-known for her Surrealist inspired sculptures and Neo-Art-Nouveau bronze furniture and jewelry depicting flowers and playful animals has died in Fontainebleau, at...

10 April 2019

Emil Nolde: Contradictions of A Degenerate Artist And Nazi Sympathiser

Emil Nolde (1867–1956) was arguably one of the best known “degenerate artists” working in Germany at the time of the Third Reich. No other...

8 April 2019

Anthony d’Offay Resumes Tate And NGS Relationship After Me-Too Case Evaporates

The British art dealer, Anthony d’Offay, who was 'me-tooed' last year by three former colleagues, has been reinstated as an adviser to the Artist...

8 April 2019

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Yinka Shonibare British Library Installation Acquired By Tate

Tate has announced that it has acquired the installation 'The British Library' by Yinka Shonibare CBE.

7 April 2019

Grayson Perry Brexit Vases Go On Display At V&A

Grayson Perry's timely pair of vases depicting Brexit, one leave the other remain go on permanent display in the V&A’s Ceramics Galleries from today.

6 April 2019

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Manhattan’s Newest Arts Centre The Shed Opens

The Shed, Manhattan's newest arts centre has opened to rave reviews. Despite local condemnation calling the rest of the development of glass and steel...

Jimmie Durham Receives 58th Venice Biennale Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award

Jimmie Durham has been announced the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di...

Paint by Numbers Hobby kit Originator Dan Robbins Dies Age 93

The artist behind ‘Paint-by-Numbers’ hobby kits Dan Robbins has died at age 93. He passed away Sylvania, Ohio. Robbins worked for paint products firm...

4 April 2019

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Christo Gets Green Light To Cover Arc de Triomphe Paris

The artist Christo has announced that he has received permission from the French government and the country’s Center for National Monuments to wrap the...

4 April 2019

Has Art On Instagram Reached Saturation Point – Hiscox Releases 2019 Report

The Hiscox online art trade report 2019 was released this week and besides revealing some very discouraging growth figures it has explored the indeterminate...

3 April 2019

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Laure Prouvost To Produce New Art On The Underground Commission

The French/British artist Laure Prouvost has been commissioned by Art on the Underground to create a major new artwork. This ambitious city-wide series of...

3 April 2019

Anish Kapoor Creates The Ultimate Brexit Artwork

Anish Kapoor has created a new work titled 'A Brexit, A Broxit, We All Fall Down'. The work depicts an open wound representing the...

2 April 2019

Ralph Rugoff And Aaron Cezar Announce Performance Programme For 58TH Venice Biennale

A series of dynamic performances have been announced for the opening week and final weekend of the 58th Venice Biennale of Art.

1 April 2019

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Francis Bacon Screaming Pope Portrait to Be Auctioned At Sotheby’s

Francis Bacon's $20-30m 'Screaming Pope' Study for a Head is to go under the hammer at Sotheby's, in May. It is one of the...

1 April 2019

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Stolen £40m Picasso Will Saudi Billionaire or Insurers Get The Portrait

A Picasso painting valued at up to £40m has been recovered by the Dutch art sleuth Arthur Brand.

30 March 2019

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Agnès Varda Woman At The Heart Of French New Wave Film Dies

Agnès Varda, the woman at the heart of French New Wave, has died age 90. Varda had a sense of humour. In her old...

28 March 2019

Marc Quinn Honoured At MTV RE: Define HIV Charity Auction

The eighth Annual MTV RE: DEFINE 2019 Art Auction & Gala is honouring the YBA Artist Marc Quinn who has donated two Artworks produced...

28 March 2019

Botticelli Masterpiece Discovered In English Heritage Collection

A new Botticelli painting has been discovered in an English Heritage property collection. For years it lay beneath yellowing varnish and it wasn't until...

27 March 2019

Tate Modern Tops Visitor Attraction List For First Time

The public has chosen Tate Modern over the British Museum for the first time since records began. The UK's most popular visitor attractions' list...

26 March 2019

Jerwood Gallery To Rebrand As Hastings Contemporary

The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings is to relaunch as Hastings Contemporary: Independent gallery for the South East on 6th July with a major presentation...

25 March 2019

Photographer Nan Goldin Welcomes Sackler Decision To Suspend Arts Funding

The activist photographer Nan Goldin, who has staged anti-Sackler protests at leading international museums has welcomed the decision of the family and Trust to...

21 March 2019

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Preservation Of A Much Loved Waterloo Public Art Poem – Sue Hubbard

In these grim times, we need all the art we can get. Public art feeds the soul as well as the mind. It provides...

20 March 2019

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Art And Money Laundering Why The Global Art Market Needs Regulation

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...

20 March 2019

Unprecedented $1m Contemporary Art Prize Launched By Japan’s Nomura Holdings

Nomura Holdings, Inc. announced today that it is creating the largest cash award in contemporary visual arts to encourage and nurture creativity.

19 March 2019

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Foundling Museum: HRH Duchess of Cambridge Becomes Royal Patron

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has announced that she is to become a patron of London's Foundling Museum.