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8 January 2011

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New Banksy Interview – Documentary Tipped For Oscar

As the Oscars approach the bickering begins. Joachim Levy a 34-year-old Swiss filmmaker is contesting the omission of his name on the Banksy film,...

7 January 2011

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Dennis Hopper Shot Chairman Mao by Warhol Results

Yesterday,Christie’s NY offered a 1967 Warhol screen print of Marilyn Monroe in purple, yellow, and orange tones on a shocking pink background, with a...

5 January 2011

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Art Coma

I am in a coma, it crept up on me ten years ago, its not your typical coma, I am physically in the world,...

5 January 2011

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London Art Fair Latest

London Art Fair 19 – 23 January 2011, presents over 100 galleries featuring the great names of 20th Century British art and exceptional contemporary...

5 January 2011

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Mick Karn Artist Musician Dies At 52

Tributes are pouring in for the Sculptor/Musician Mick Karn who died yesterday after a long battle with lung cancer. Karn was born in Cyprus...

4 January 2011

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Art Stock Exchange To Launch In Paris

Pierre Naquin, a French entrepreneur is to create a fund offering shares in 20th – 21st century master works. Collectors, who cannot afford to...

2 January 2011

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Is Art Dead?

Do artists only create for each other?  Since Hegel, the idea of the end of art has become a staple of aesthetic theory. Will...

31 December 2010

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Edvard Munch Thieves Convicted

Three works stolen from the Malmo Art Museum including a 1.2 million dollar painting by the Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch.”Two Friends.” were recovered when...

29 December 2010

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Dan Flavin Work Classified By EU as Light fittings

Works by the late American sculptor Dan Flavin have had VAT applied as EU says works are ‘light fittings’ The sculptures shown at the...

28 December 2010

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Gerry Judah First New York Solo Show

The English Artist Gerry Judah is exhibiting six large scaled monochromatic paintings/reliefs in his first New York show. This is the London-based artist’s first...

28 December 2010

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Falling Water Gingerbread House Unveiled

The most original design for a gingerbread house this year has to go Melodie and Brenton, for the ‘Falling Water Gingerbread House’ a model...

26 December 2010

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Warhol Foundation Founder Dies

John Warhola, elder brother of artist Andy Warhol has died, on Christmas Eve, in Pittsburgh, from pneumonia. He was 85.  Warhola, was one of...

25 December 2010

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Top 2010 Christmas Exhibitions – Paul Carey-Kent

HUGE MEAL, BIG GALLERY, SMALL SHOW Most of the commercial galleries are closed over the Christmas and New Year period. The big museums and...

23 December 2010

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Arts Council England Absorbs Museums Libraries Council

It’s Official,and why do these things always happen just before the holiday break.The Department for Culture,Media and Sport (DCMS) under the new Coalition Government,...

22 December 2010

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ICA Lambasted By Independent Report

 A confidential, independent report leaked this week has revealed that the ICA suffered poor leadership under the rein of  (Director) Ekow Eshun and former...

22 December 2010

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AA Bronson National Portrait Gallery Protest Latest

AA Bronson’s poignant wall-size color portrait of artist/colleague Felix Partz, a few hours after he died of complications from AIDS,will remain displayed in the...

21 December 2010

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City of Sculpture Festival Wows London Christmas Shoppers

Park Lane, known as Monopoly’s most expensive street is now hosting ‘The City of Sculpture Festival’ which transforms the heart of the capital’s outdoor...

21 December 2010

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Ai Weiwei Exhibition At London’s Lisson Gallery Spring 2011

The Lisson Gallery in London have announced that they will be representing Ai Weiwei the Chinese dissident artist responsible for the artistic embellishments displayed...

20 December 2010

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9/11 Sculpture for London’s Southbank

An 8-meter sculpture fashioned from girders reclaimed from the World Trade Centre site is to be erected on Potters Fields Park outside the new...

20 December 2010

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Top Exhibitions 2010 – Paul Carey-Kent

By Paul Carey-Kent 20 December, 2010 2010 was a rich and varied year – so much so that what started as a top ten...

19 December 2010

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Captain Beefheart Painter Musician Dies At 69

  Captain Beefheart AKA Don Van Vliet a legendary figure in both music and the visual arts has died age 69. Growing up in...

15 December 2010

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Tacita Dean Next Unilever Artist Tate Modern

Tate Modern and Unilever have announced that Tacita Dean will create the twelfth commission in The Unilever Series for the Turbine Hall at Tate...

13 December 2010

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Jeremy Hunt Announces US Style Philanthropy Plan

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt who will always be best remembered for James Naughtie and Andrew Marr’s four-letter slip up, has announced that the government...

13 December 2010

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Art Basel Miami Review 2010

By Paul Carey-Kent 13 December, 2010 IN PORTRAITS: ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH, 2010 The view out from the NADA art fair, 4 December 2010...

10 December 2010

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Museum of Everything Goes to Russia

The Museum of Everything, AKA the international museum for non-traditional and self-taught art will collaborate with The Garage a Moscow venue, designed in 1926...

9 December 2010

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Picasso Auction Disputed in Paris

Cancelled Auction Raises Ownership Questions – ArtLyst Breaking News An auction, which included several works by the 20th century master, Pablo Picasso was cancelled...

8 December 2010

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Brooke Shields Nude Photographer Garry Gross Dies

Should we morn the passing of Garry Gross? For those who think the name vaguely rings a bell, he was the exploitive creator of...

7 December 2010

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Olympic Artists Announced For 2012

David Hockney, Lucian Freud, Rachel Whiteread and Martin Creed are some of the visual artists the DCMS has announced to officially represent London during...

6 December 2010

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Susan Philipsz Wins Turner Prize 2010

The 2010 Turner Prize outcome reflects the necessity to select more women candidates for this coveted award. This year, two and a half of...

5 December 2010

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Desperate Attempt to Disguise Coalition’s Inherent Philistinism?

Have we have been grossly deceived? Are the recent and ongoing catastrophic blows to the Arts Sector masking the nature of our wonderful government’s...

4 December 2010

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The Turner Prize 2010 Bookmakers Odds – Fancy a Flutter

Which artist will take home the controversial Turner Prize? It is an interesting concept to reduce this coveted prize to numbers.The Turner Prize is...

3 December 2010

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Government Art Collection On View At Whitechapel

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron, Lord Mandelson and the British Ambassador to Moscow are among the high profile...