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17 January 2011

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Yoko Ono Wins Hiroshima Art Prize

Yoko Ono, the avant-garde artist and widow of John Lennon, has been awarded the eighth Hiroshima Art Prize. This is awarded for her contributions...

16 January 2011

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Picasso and Dyslexia

Scientists at Middlesex University in London claim that Picasso’s success may be attributed to his dyslexia The 20th century master adapted to his shortcomings...

14 January 2011

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Con-Dem-Nation: UK

Arts, Cuts, Austerity and Prosperity The short-sighted, position-serving budget cuts and decisions being made by the Coalition government since May 2010 have stirred the...

14 January 2011

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Fourth Plinth Sculpture Winners Announced

A giant blue rooster by Katharina Fritsch and a curly haired boy on a rocking horse by Elmgreen & Dragset are the next two...

13 January 2011

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Josh Baum Wins Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize

The Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize has been won by Josh Baum, a recent MA Fine Art graduate from Central Saint Martins. The £3,000...

13 January 2011

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Shepard Fairey vs. AP Case Dismissed

The copyright lawsuit between the American Urban Artist, Shepard Fairey and AP (Associated Press), came a step closer to a conclusion yesterday, when U.S....

12 January 2011

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Art Coma No# 2

Today I learnt I was using a word completely out of context and in realising the true meaning of the word, I was guided...

12 January 2011

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ICA Appoints Gregor Muir New Executive Director

The ICA has named the successor to Ekow Eshun by appointing Gregor Muir, as its new head. He is currently the director of Hauser...

12 January 2011

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Artist dedicated to giving back

  By Teresa Latchford | Dec 21, 2010 – 8:03 AM | Artist dedicated to giving back Broken back can’t stop Hart   Giving...

10 January 2011

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Tom Lubbock Artist / Critic dies at 53

The chief art critic for the Independent, Tom Lubbock died yesterday, aged 53. This has come two years after he was diagnosed with a...

10 January 2011

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Brian Eno Exhibits 77 Million Paintings in Canada

Brian Eno,the musician/producer, who developed the genre known as ambient music, presents his work 77 Million Paintings, in Calgary Canada. The  installation consists of...

9 January 2011

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Photographers Gallery Charity Auction at Christie’s

The Photographers Gallery in London is holding a charity auction at Christie’s South Kensington on Thursday 17 February 2011, to celebrate its 40th anniversary,....

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...