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25 November 2010

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Portrait of a New York Artist: Darrell U. Black

by Hans D. Pflug Actually, he became my friend even before I had met him face to face. It was during a vernissage at...

23 November 2010

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Government Encourages Museums to Sell off Some Family Treasures

Does the new Coalition Government want Museums to sell off some of the family treasures? In late October, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey was asked...

22 November 2010

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marcelle Hanselaar at Millennium

‘Marcelle Hanselaar is a Rotterdam-born figurative painter who, since 1981 has been based in a studio near Victoria where the sculptor Hubert Beavis made...

22 November 2010

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The stuff of nightmares

The Cornishman, Thursday 28 October 2010     SUDDENLY coming face to face with the unclothed female figures by the Dutch -born artist Marcelle...

22 November 2010

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Whitney Biennial Choses Curators

The seventy-sixth Whitney Biennial in 2012 will be co-curated by Independent curator Jay Sanders and the Whitney’s Elisabeth Sussman. The series of annual and...

21 November 2010

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Leading UK Museum Director Resigns

Sir Mark Jones, The Victoria & Albert Museum director, is leaving his job to become Master of St Cross College Oxford,the London museum made...

20 November 2010

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Banksy Favorite For Oscar 2011

It has been reported that Exit Through the Gift Shop, the Banksy documentary that was released earlier this year is now seen as a...

19 November 2010

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A virtual tour of creativity with Neo

Do you have a pile of t-shirts in your drawer that are all exactly the same? Do you want to see what artists from...

18 November 2010

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Cindy Sherman Becomes Honorary Member The Royal Academy of Arts

Photographer Cindy Sherman, has been invited by The Royal Academy Of Arts in London, to become an honourary member. This rare token has been...

16 November 2010

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Eight UK Museums Lose Government Funding

The DCMS, as part of its four-year business plan, has announced that it will no longer fund eight Museums that it currently sponsors. It...

15 November 2010

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Neville Gabie Appointed Artist In Residence For 2012 Olympics

Artist Neville Gabie  has been appointed by the  ODE (Olympic Delivery Authority) as  the Artist in residence for the 2012 Olympic park, in East...

13 November 2010

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£53 Million “Pinner” Chinese Vase Sets Record

An auction record was set this week for a piece of Chinese art, when a 16 inch high ceramic vase decorated with 4 circular...

12 November 2010

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Birth of the Innocents

In May of this year, I had the opportunity to use the Grade II listed building of the Hornsey War Memorial in Crouch End,...

12 November 2010

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Drawing ‘Moving Visions’

The music is flowing around the cathedral. Excitement and rhythm tug at the tourists, pulling them to the North Transept. I check I have everything...

11 November 2010

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Christie’s Record Breaking Contemporary Art Sale

Auction News     The highest total for a Post-War and Contemporary Art sale was achieved yesterday when Christie’s New York led by an exceptional group...

11 November 2010

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Wu Ming and Chinese Art Informel

The painter Wu Ming strikes a bridge between the ancient Chinese and the Western Informel painting traditions. Representative for her works are the series...

10 November 2010

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Jack Levine Social Realist Painter Dies

Jack Levine the American Social Realist Painter has died, he was 95. Levine was born in Boston on January 3, 1915 and grew up...

9 November 2010

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Stuart Cary Welch Collection Of Islamic and Indian Art Offered By Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s has announced today the sale of works from the personal collection of Indian and Islamic Art acquired by the late American academic, Stuart...

8 November 2010

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Chitra Ramanathan – Book publication featuring biography

Chitra Ramanathan’s biography and image from her extensive body of work are featured in a recently released book title “International Contemporary Artists vol 1...

8 November 2010

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Museums Denied Access To Private Donations By Treasury

The British Museum and the National Gallery are finding it difficult to access over £50m given by private donors because of changes to Treasury...

6 November 2010

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Artist Ai Weiwei Under House Arrest

Ai Weiwei The Chinese Artist responsible for the Sunflower seed installation, this years Unilever sponsored exhibit in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, has...

4 November 2010

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Arts Council England To Cut 100 Organisations

More than 100 smaller organisations are likely to lose their Arts Council funding. The announcement follows the government’s decision to slash funding for the...

3 November 2010

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Kengo Kuma To Design V&A Museum Dundee

The Japanese architectural firm Kengo Kuma & Associates have been chosen to design a new museum in Dundee. The project, sponsored by the V&A,...

1 November 2010

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New Serpentine Gallery Building For 2012

The Serpentine Gallery along with the Royal Parks have agreed to a contract for a new venue in Kensington Gardens. This will work along...

1 November 2010

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RCA SECRET 2010

COLLECT A PIECE OF ART HISTORY FOR JUST £45 It’s November again and this means it’s time for the RCA Secret annual contemporary art...

28 October 2010

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Peckham Space OPEN – Call for Artworks

Peckham Space is pleased to announce its first OPEN exhibition and calls for artworks. This will be a unique exhibition that will showcase artworks...

28 October 2010

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Photo Miami Cancelled For 2010

One of the most popular art shows during Art Basel Miami has been cancelled this year, a month shy of their press preview, on...

27 October 2010

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Is A Warhol ‘Soup Can’ Worth 30-50 Million Dollars?

Bid Here….  In the 48 years since it was executed Big Campbell’s Soup Can with Can Opener (Vegetable) has only had three private owners....

27 October 2010

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Sylvia Sleigh Feminist Artist Dies at 94

Sylvia Sleigh, the British-born artist known for her provocative portraits has died of complications from a stroke at her home in Manhattan,she was 94....

24 October 2010

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Arts Cuts Who Cares? A Call For Creative Solidarity

To all creatives and philanthropists across the UK, to all who value quality of life; free thought, choice and expression.  Now we must stand...

21 October 2010

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BROKEN AND BRILLIANT: HOW CLOSURE ONLY MADE WEIWEI’S SUNFLOWER SEEDS PERFECT

The happiest person in London right now might just be the member of Tate Modern night-shift staff who dares wander alone in Ai Weiwei’s...

21 October 2010

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Save The Hotel Chelsea From Donald Trump

First it was CBGB’S now the Hotel Chelsea, an underground landmark in Manhattan where Dylan Thomas, William S. Burroughs, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol ,Eugene...