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15 November 2017

César Dezfuli Wins Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

The Tenth Anniversary Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 has been won by César Dezfuli for his portrait of a migrant rescued in the...

14 November 2017

Van Gogh Landscape Achieves $81.3m Heralding New York Auction Season

Christie’s autumn auction of impressionist and modern art in New York saw a painting by Vincent Van Gogh achieving $81.3 million kicking off what...

13 November 2017

Rare Portrait of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon Exhibited At Tate

An important portrait by Francis Bacon of his friend/rival Lucian Freud is to be shown in Tate Britain’s landmark exhibition

13 November 2017

Da Vinci Salvator Mundi: Will Condition Detract From $100m Christie’s Price Tag

So why is Salvator Mundi the last Leonardo Da Vinci painting in private hands up for sale in a Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art...

9 November 2017

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Artist Awards 2017 Present £60k No Strings Attached Prizes

The  2017 Hamlyn Awards for Artists have been announce by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, with Jane Hamlyn, Chair and Jarvis Cocker presenting the prizes.

9 November 2017

Stolen Matisse Bronze Bust Returned To Swiss Museum

An important Matisse bronze bust stolen from a Swiss museum in the 1990s has been returned. The work of art depicting his daughter Marguerite,...

9 November 2017

Roman Temple of Mithras Unveiled Beneath New London Bloomberg HQ

London: The Roman Temple of Mithras, dating from the third century, nearly 1,800 years ago, has been unveiled in its reconstructed form on the...

7 November 2017

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Launches With Spectacular Week-long Series Of Celebrations

The highly-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi has opened to a select group of dignitaries and press for a preview look at one of the worlds...

6 November 2017

Banksy Holds Tea Party To Highlight Balfour Declaration 100th Anniversary

The elusive British street artist Banksy has apologised for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration

4 November 2017

Grayson Perry Unveils An Exhibition Of Frocks At the Walker Liverpool

A collection of frocks belonging to the Turner Prize-winning transvestite artist Grayson Perry has been unveiled at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery

3 November 2017

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Hastings Pier Wins 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize – UK’s Best New Building

RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects) has announced the prestigious 2017 Stirling Prize winner. Hastings Pier by dRMM Architects was awarded the honour.

31 October 2017

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Alt Power 100 ArtLyst 2017 – Meet The Alternative Powerhouses

Alt Power 100 ArtLyst: 2017 has been an extraordinary year for exhibitions both here in the UK and abroad.

29 October 2017

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Sean Scully To Be Represented By Blain|Southern London

The Irish/American Abstract Artist Sean Scully has announced that he is to be represented by Blain| Southern in London. This follows over twenty successful...

28 October 2017

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Gurlitt Nazi Looted Art Collection Goes On Display

A simultaneous double exhibition focusing on artworks from the Cornelius Gurlitt hoard of art confiscated by the Nazis and hidden for more than three-quarters...

27 October 2017

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Did Donald Trump Buy His Fake Renoir From Woodshed Gallery On Invaluable?

Fake art like fake news has been making headlines lately. But where do you go to buy it? Invaluable the online auction platform who lists...

27 October 2017

Tracey Emin Presents Sam Bailey The Hix Emerging Artist Award 2017

The winner of the Hix Award 2017 with a cash prize of £10,000 has been won by Sam Bailey, for his painting ‘Smoker 3’.

27 October 2017

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Henry Moore Masterpiece Old Flo Reinstated By Tower Hamlets Mayor 

A bronze sculpture by Henry Moore that was the subject of an ownership battle when corrupt former mayor Lutfer Rahman attempted to sell it for...

25 October 2017

Howard Hodgkin Estate Sale Soars At Sotheby’s

A testament to the exceptional eye of British painter Howard Hodgkin has been finalised when the kaleidoscope of exquisite objects that the artist so...

24 October 2017

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UK Holocaust Memorial Design Awarded To David Adjaye And Ron Arad

The British architect Sir David Adjaye and the Israeli architect Ron Arad have been awarded the commission to design the UK's National Holocaust Memorial in the shadow...

24 October 2017

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Mona Hatoum Selected For Whitechapel’s Art Icon Award 2018

Mona Hatoum (b. 1952) is the fifth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award at the Whitechapel Gallery. The Art Icon 2018...

24 October 2017

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Bloomberg Launches Art-worthy New European Headquarters

I have just returned from an outing to Bloomberg's new European headquarters in London

22 October 2017

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Missing Matisse Cut-Outs To Be Returned To Artist’s Heirs

Two cut-outs by the Post Impressionist artist Henri Matisse ‘White Palm on Red’ and ‘Green Snail on Blue’, valued at $4.5 million are to...

21 October 2017

Stolen Stanley Spencer Painting Worth £1m Recovered From Drugs Den

A painting by Sir Stanley Spencer titled Cookham from Englefield, that was stolen five years ago from the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Berkshire has...

20 October 2017

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Major Sean Scully Exhibition Set To Tour Russia

The internationally acclaimed abstract artist Sean Scully is to launch a major touring exhibition in Russia following a series of highly successful exhibitions in China. The...

19 October 2017

2017 Canadian Biennial Unveiled At National Gallery of Canada

The 2017 Canadian Biennial opens today at the National Gallery of Canada. More than 100 recent acquisitions of Canadian and Indigenous contemporary art

17 October 2017

Piotr Pavlensky Arrested For Arson Attack On Paris Banque de France

Update Thursday 19 October: Pyotr Pavlensky  and his partner Oksana Shalygina have been detained, and placed in pre-trial detention in Paris following Monday’s Performance Art arson attack...

17 October 2017

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Grenfell Tower Art Auction Raises £1.9m At Sotheby’s

London: An auction held at Sotheby’s in aid of survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire has raised £1.9m. Thirty one lots donated by artists...

16 October 2017

Auguste Rodin: $12m Masterpiece Missing Since 1920 Found In New Jersey

A long-lost marble bust by Auguste Rodin depicting Napoleon Bonaparte, has turned up in a municipal building in Madison, New Jersey. The major work...

16 October 2017

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Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art Announce Line-Up 2018

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art has announced details of the programme for its eighth edition, opening on 20 April 2018. Under the new...

14 October 2017

Keith Haring Ceiling Restored At Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum

Keith Haring's (1958-1990) 'The velum' painted by the NY street artist in 1986 as a centrepiece for his solo show at the Dutch museum...

12 October 2017

United States Quits UNESCO Over Anti-Israel Bias

The United States has quit UNESCO over what they call an 'anti-Israel bias.' The US is pulling out of the UN's cultural organisation accusing...

12 October 2017

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Tate St Ives Reopens After Extensive Four-Year Building Project

Tate St Ives reopens on the 14 October 2017 after a four-year building project.