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17 January 2017

Maria Balshaw ‘Tremendously Excited’ To Be Confirmed As New Tate Director

Maria Balshaw has been confirmed as the new Director of Tate. She is currently Director of the Whitworth (University of Manchester) and Manchester City...

17 January 2017

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Spanish Pavilion At 1937 Paris Exposition Inspires New London Exhibition

An exhibition inspired by the Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, commemorating 80 years since...

16 January 2017

Wildenstein Tax Fraud Acquittal To Be Appealed By French Authorities

The French government are gunning for a conviction in the Guy Wildenstein case and are now appealing against an earlier ruling this week to...

15 January 2017

Cool Britannia Zaha Hadid’s Brit Awards Trophy Unveiled In 3D

The Brit Awards trophy design is always a highly anticipated event by the press and public, as it is usually designed by a well-known...

14 January 2017

Rem Koolhaas Design For Manchester’s Factory Arts Centre Gets Planning Approval

Designs for Manchester's £110m Factory arts venue have been approved and will now go to the next stage of realisation. The Rem Koolhaas design...

13 January 2017

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Photographer Lord Snowdon Husband Of Princess Margaret Dies Age 86

Lord Snowdon the Royal photographer who was married to Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, from 1960 to 1978 has died age 87....

13 January 2017

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Maria Balshaw: What’s A Great Contemporary Art Museum Without A Living Shaman

When Maria Balshaw takes over from Sir Nicolas Serota at Tate (not yet officially confirmed as I write this, but a racing certainty), she...

13 January 2017

MP Tristram Hunt Quits Labour To Become New V&A Museum Director

The Labour MP, and former shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt is to be the Victoria and Albert Museum's new director, The unexpected appointment will...

12 January 2017

Billionaire Art Dealer Guy Wildenstein Cleared Of Tax Fraud In Paris

The billionaire art dealer Guy Wildenstein, has been cleared of tax fraud and money laundering in a Paris criminal court today (12 January).

12 January 2017

Frieze New York Announces Edition Six For Randall Island Park

Frieze New York has announced the sixth edition of this international art fair held at Randall’s Island Park from May 5–7, 2017. The event...

11 January 2017

Andrew Salgado Talks Painting Ahead Of His Forthcoming London Survey Exhibition

ANDREW SALGADO (b.1982, Canada) is one of the most promising young figurative painters working today. His forthcoming solo exhibition TEN is a survey...

11 January 2017

Maria Balshaw To Replace Nicholas Serota As New Director Of Tate

Maria Balshaw the Director of the award-winning Whitworth Gallery and Manchester City Galleries is to be appointed Director of Tate. She will succeed Sir...

10 January 2017

Hollyweed Artist Zachary Cole Fernandez Charged With Trespass Misdemeanour

Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, the artist known as “Jesus Hands has been booked on a misdemeanor charge for the alteration of the iconic Hollywood...

9 January 2017

FIAC And Paris Photo: Grand Palais Will Continue Hosting Until 2020

FIAC and Paris Photo have announced that the next four editions of the fairs (2017 - 2020) will take place at the Grand Palais.

9 January 2017

Tate Announces Open Art School Exchange Associates Programme

Tate Exchange Associates which includes organisations from the arts, health, education and the charitable sectors invites the public to collaborate on an unprecedented scale...

7 January 2017

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John Baldessari Explores Correlations Between Modern Art History and Hollywood film

Throughout his career, John Baldessari has explored the correlations and contrasts between painting and photography, and between image and language. Beginning with his early...

7 January 2017

Paris Museums Suffer As Terrorism Scares Off Foreign Tourists In 2016

The most popular galleries in Paris have seen a steep decline in foreign visitors in 2016. This has been blamed on the terrorist attacks...

6 January 2017

John Baldessari BMW Art Car Set For Daytona Debut

John Baldessari’s “Rolling Sculpture” BMW Art Car is to prove itself more than just another over-priced artwork, on the race track of Rolex 24...

5 January 2017

Leonardo Da Vinci Export Ban French Government Declare Drawing National Treasure

The French government has put a temporary export bar on a recently uncovered double-sided drawing by Leonardo da Vinci.

5 January 2017

Liliane Tomasko Unveils Her First Solo Exhibition At Marc Straus NY

The Swiss artist Liliane Tomasko has opened her first solo exhibition at Marc Straus, NY. Tomasko's abstract paintings are “Inscapes” of everyday life elements...

4 January 2017

Unseen Beatles Photographs By David Magnus Unveiled In New Exhibition

The Beatles Unseen: Photographs by David Magnus’ is a moving documentation of the legendary band’s phenomenal ascent by photographer David Magnus, who bore witness...

4 January 2017

Facebook Apologises for Banning Renaissance Statue of Neptune in Bologna

A famous classical Renaissance statue of Neptune in Bologna has become the latest banning victim of Facebook's ludicrous no nudity policy.

3 January 2017

Anish Kapoor Defies Ban And Buys PINK Pigment Over The Counter

Anish Kapoor has hit-back at the ban artist Stuart Semple placed on his purchase of the pigment ‘PINK'. The rivalry started in 2014, when...

2 January 2017

John Berger Artist, Critic And Booker Prize Winner Dies Age 90

The artist, critic, poet, and Booker prize-winning author John Berger has died age 90. Best known in art circles for his essay of art...

2 January 2017

The Millennial Death Of Conceptual Art By Edward Lucie-Smith

Edward Lucie-Smith discusses the relevance of Conceptual Art in the millennial age.

1 January 2017

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Annibale Carracci Baroque Portrait Of Elegantly Dressed African Woman Discovered

An extremely rare portrait from the late 16th century by the renowned Italian Baroque artist Annibale Carracci (1560-1609), which belonged to King Philip V...

31 December 2016

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New Year’s Honours List Recognises Chris Ofili Patrick Brill and Ryan Gander

The 2017 New Years Honours list has given a resounding seal of approval to the Visual Arts this year. The List has reflected the...

30 December 2016

Da Vinci’s Ermine Lady And Other Masterpieces Donated To The Polish Nation

Poland's Czartoryski collection that includes Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine and Rembrandt’s Landscape with the Good Samaritan sold to Polish Government for...

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...

28 December 2016

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Berlin Exhibition Of Western Modern Art From Tehran Museum Cancelled

A planned Berlin exhibition of Western Modern Art from the collection of the Tehran museum has been cancelled. The paintings were collected by the...

27 December 2016

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Pantone Colour Of The Year Greenery Set To Grow On Us

Pantone has released its Colour of the Year for 2017 and it’s a lush shade of green called Greenery! The hue is known...

26 December 2016

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Julian Opie To Hold First Major Chinese Solo Exhibition In Shanghai

The first major Chinese solo exhibition by British artist Julian Opie in collaboration with Fosun Foundation is to be presented in March 2017.