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3 July 2017

Frieze Sculpture Park Unveils Free Summer Exhibition for London

Regent’s Park is to host London’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition, featuring 23 leading artists beginning on Wednesday. Frieze Sculpture will open from 5 July...

Art Night Festival: Tonight’s The Night To Be Adventurous

Art Night 2017 is one of the UK’s largest free arts festivals. It is sponsored by the Whitechapel Gallery and allows anyone with a...

30 June 2017

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London Art Week Corridor Presents Blue Chip Fairs And Galley Openings

London Art Week, summer 2017 gets underway today 30th June. This is mostly geared up to the ‘Old Masters’ and Blue Chip market which...

29 June 2017

Lucio Fontana Environment Installations To Be Reconstructed In Milan

Visitors to a major exhibition which will be staged at Pirelli Hangar Bicocca in Milan this autumn will be able to walk through several...

29 June 2017

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale Realises Respectable £62.3m Total

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale has realised a very respectable £62.3 million / $79.8 million / €70.4 million total.

28 June 2017

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Tretchikoff’s Green Lady Model Monika Pon-Su-San Dies Age 86

Monika Pon-Su-San the stunning model/sitter behind the1950s kitsch classic the Green Lady or The Chinese Girl as it was officially titled has died in...

27 June 2017

Max Beckmann Painting Achieves £36m World Record Price

The German expressionist painter Max Beckmann has achieved a new world record price for the artist

27 June 2017

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Dazzling Modigliani Exhibition To Reunite Banned Nudes At Tate Modern

Some of Modigliani’s best known and most provocative nudes are to be reunited in London nearly 100 years after they were banned in Paris....

27 June 2017

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Original Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair Announces 2017 Stellar Line-Up

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair has moved to Vauxhall for the latest edition of this annual London art extravaganza.

26 June 2017

Salvador Dali’s Body To Be Exhumed Following Paternity Suit Judge Orders

A Spanish judge in Madrid has ordered the exhumation of Salvador Dali’s body in order to get samples for a paternity suit brought by...

Edward Albee Estate To Be Auctioned By Sotheby’s New York

Sotheby’s has announced that it will be handling the estate collection of the great American playwright Edward Albee. The dedicated auction will be held...

26 June 2017

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Khadija Saye Remembered By Kathy Kubicki Tutor At UCA Farnham

Khadija Saye was amazingly talented, and her determination to study photography at university overcame challenging social conditions and an environment that could easily have...

25 June 2017

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Dame Julia Peyton-Jones Appointed Senior Global Director of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Dame Julia Peyton-Jones the former co-director of the Serpentine Gallery in London, for over 25 years, has been appointed Senior Global Director of Galerie...

24 June 2017

I Am: Middle Eastern Women Artists Come To London

As the world’s attention focuses on respecting women’s rights, and with a critical need to develop understanding and encourage friendship between the peoples of...

22 June 2017

Wassily Kandinsky Painting Achieves £33m A New Auction Record At Sotheby’s

A new auction record for Wassily Kandinsky was broken twice last night at Sotheby’s London. Murnau – Landschaft mit grünem Haus from 1909,...

21 June 2017

Serpentine Pavilion By African Architect Diebedo Francis Kere Unveiled

Diebedo Francis Kere the first African architect to undertake the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion unveiled his much-anticipated structure yesterday in London

20 June 2017

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Benjamin Sullivan Painting of His Wife Breastfeeding Wins BP Portrait Prize

A portrait of a serene mother breastfeeding her eight-month-old daughter has won this year’s BP Portrait Award, winning the sitter’s husband the £30,000 first...

20 June 2017

BP Portrait Award Cannot Escape Tainted Sponsorship Allegations

Ahead of the announcement of the BP Portrait Award winner this evening, the National Portrait Gallery faces major controversy as a formal complaint alleges...

20 June 2017

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Three Charged In Damien Hirst Spot Print Forgery Scam

Three men have been arrested and accused of creating and selling $400,000 in fake Damien Hirst prints. The works have been sold to dozens...

19 June 2017

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Clifford Chance Showcases LGBT Art In 2017 International Exhibition Series

Clifford Chance is again celebrating Gay Pride with an international series of exhibitions showcasing the work of some of the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

18 June 2017

Art Basel 48 What the Dealers Said About The Fair

Galleries throughout Art Basel 48 have reported exceptional sales across the board, pointing to Art Basel's ability to convene leading galleries and collectors from...

17 June 2017

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British Photographer Khadija Saye Dies In Grenfell Fire age 24

The British Photographer Khadija Saye has died age 24.She has officially been confirmed as a Victim of the Grenfell Tower Block Fire which has...

17 June 2017

Diversity Empowers Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017 has shown flair and diversity in its choice of visual art related honours.

15 June 2017

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Qatar Boycott: Will It Marginalise The Region’s Cultural Renaissance?

Last October I was in Doha the capital of Qatar which seemed like a well-oiled machine when it came to Art, Education, and Culture....

15 June 2017

National Portrait Gallery Receives £9.4m From National Lottery Towards £35.5m Refurbishment

The National Portrait Gallery is to receive £9.4 million from The National Lottery towards a £35.5m refurbishment programme, which will be the Gallery’s biggest...

General Idea Estate To Be Represented By Mitchell-Innes & Nash

The Estate of General Idea (1969-1994) is to be represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, it has been announced.

12 June 2017

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Picasso Ring With Portrait Of Lover Dora Maar To Be Auctioned

A ring, containing a Picasso portrait of Dora Maar is to be auctioned at Sotheby's.

12 June 2017

Audrey Hepburn Family Collection To Be Sold At Christie’s

Items from the family collection of the iconic actress Audrey Hepburn a to go under the hammer at Christie's in London.

10 June 2017

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Pop Artist James Rosenquist Estate Sign Representation Deal With Thaddaeus Ropac

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (London, Paris, Salzburg) have announced that they will represent the estate of the late Pop Artist James Rosenquist Estate based in...

9 June 2017

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Royal Academy Annual Summer Exhibition Where Old Meets? – Edward Lucie-Smith

Right now, in terms of the shows, it’s offering the public, the Royal Academy is on a roll. There’s been one great, news-making exhibition...

9 June 2017

Lost Jackson Pollock Gouache To Be Sold By Provincial Auction House

The discovery of a lost Jackson Pollock painting is always big news in the art world. Now such a painting is going under the...

8 June 2017

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Peggy Guggenheim Granddaughter Appointed Director Of Venice Museum

Karole P.B. Vail, Peggy Guggenheim’s granddaughter is to take over as director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.