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7 June 2017

Christie’s Secures David Rockefeller Collection For Highest Estimated Auction Sale

Christie’s Auctioneers have secured the estate of David Rockefeller, the youngest son of American philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and art patron Abby Aldrich...

7 June 2017

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Museum of Transology Launched To Celebrate Brighton’s LGBTQ Residents

This summer Brighton Museum launches Be Bold, a series of collaborative events and exhibitions funded by Arts Council England and programmed in partnership with...

6 June 2017

Banksy Pulls Anti Tory Election Print After Election Validation Threat

Banksy has pulled his print offer after Avon and Somerset Police forces investigating the free original print offer threatened that it could invalidate the...

5 June 2017

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Grayson Perry Unveils Brexit Vases Ahead of Serpentine Exhibition Extravaganza

The gender fluid potter Grayson Perry has unveiled The Brexit Vases his latest artwork ahead of his show at the Serpentine Gallery which opens...

4 June 2017

Free Banksy Original Print For Every Vote Against The Conservatives

The elusive street artist Banksy is offering a free print to anyone who votes against the Conservatives. The artwork, which is also on Banksy's...

2 June 2017

Thomas Heatherwick Chosen To Design New £1bn Google London Headquarters

The internet giant Google has submitted plans for a 'landscraper’ for its London headquarters.Construction on the project is on course to begin in 2018...

1 June 2017

Liverpool Celebrates Beatles Sgt Pepper Album 50th Anniversary

The Beatles Sgt Pepper Album will always be associated with British Pop Art. After all the cover artwork was designed by Sir Peter Blake...

1 June 2017

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Dan Colen To Be Represented By Lévy Gorvy In New International Partnership

The American artist Dan Colen (b. 1979, New Jersey) is to be represented by Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy. This marks a conjoining of...

31 May 2017

David Hockney Exhibition Becomes Tate Britain’s Biggest Ever Draw

The David Hockney retrospective that just finished running at Tate Britain has drawn 478,082 visitors past the gate. This makes it the most visited...

Vulgarity Rules A-List Contemporary Art Non-Existent At Riviera amfAR AIDS Gala

A - lister actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith turned out for the amfAR AIDS benefit that is the social...

27 May 2017

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Mario Testino Puts His Personal Art Collection Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

Mario Testino, is to put his art collection under the hammer at Sotheby’s. As one of the most celebrated photographers of our time, this...

26 May 2017

Cancelled Marlie Mul Exhibition In Glasgow Is A Conceptual First

For her latest show entitled ‘ cancelled' the Dutch artist, Marlie Mul has requested no exhibition to be held at the Gallery of Modern...

25 May 2017

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Margate’s Turner Contemporary To Host Turner Prize In 2019

The Turner Prize, one of the worlds most coveted prizes for contemporary art will be held in 2019 at Turner Contemporary in Margate.

23 May 2017

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David Bailey Talks Art, Photography And Sumatran Tigers – Artlyst Exclusive Interview

David Bailey is not at all what I expected. He’s imposing without being scary. He’s warm and down to earth. He speaks his mind,...

22 May 2017

Gender And The Art Of Cross-Dressing Explored In New Barbican Exhibition

A new exhibition displaying a recently discovered archive of photography is the centrepiece of a programme celebrating gender and sexuality at the Barbican. Another...

21 May 2017

Memories of the Japanese Tsunami Explored In Tomohiro Muda Photographs

Today is the last day to see The Horiuchi Foundation's presentation of a series of photographs by Tomohiro Muda in an exhibition Icons of...

20 May 2017

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Larry Smart Exhibition Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

The first ever solo exhibition of the iconic 60s pop artist Larry Smart (1945-2006) including his iconic Hendrix and Lennon silkscreen prints launches to...

19 May 2017

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Dutch Photographer Dana Lixenberg Wins The 20th Deutsche Borse Photography Prize

Dana Lixenberg a Dutch photographer has won the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize at London’s Photographers’ Gallery for her portraits of the residents and...

19 May 2017

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Overhyped Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells For $110.5m At Sotheby’s NY

A major painting by the New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold at Sotheby’s for an unprecedented $110.5m (£85.4m).

18 May 2017

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Photo London Returns For Edition Three With A Swagger

Photo London returns for its third edition with a swagger this year, confidently asserting its position as a premier international photo event. Like it...

17 May 2017

Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and Modern Spring 2017 Sale Achieves $173 Million

Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and Modern sale last night achieved $173 Million, despite an important early work by the Austrian master Egon Schiele being...

16 May 2017

Constantin Brancusi Head Smashes Artist’s Auction Record At Christie’s

A bronze sculpture by the Modernist artist Constantin Brancusi has sold for the record-smashing price of $57.37 million in New York on Monday....

15 May 2017

David Adjaye Knighted By Prince William For Services To Architecture

The British/Ghanaian architect David Adjaye has formally received his Knighthood for his services to architecture as part of the Queen’s biannual honours programme. Prince...

14 May 2017

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Golden Lions Won By German Artists At 57th Venice Biennale

Anne Imhof’s Performance piece constructed below glass floors floating above the German pavilion with caged dogs Win the 57th Venice Biennale, Golden Lions.

11 May 2017

Venice Biennale 57 A Bold Brash Statement to Counter The Earnest-Hearted

Running around the Venice Biennale is like any other big art event work and pleasure.

9 May 2017

Banksy Brexit Mural In Dover A Sign Of The Times

Banksy, the elusive street artist has created a relevant new work in Dover inspired by Brexit.

8 May 2017

Anish Kapoor Descension Unveiled in Brooklyn Bridge Park By Public Art Fund

Descension, one of Anish Kapoor’s most viscerally arresting installations, has been unveiled by Public Art Fund in New York City.

Martin Clark To Replace Jenni Lomax As New Camden Arts Centre Director

The Camden Arts Centre, which is one of London’s leading contemporary art venues, has a new director, the first in 27 years. Martin Clark...

5 May 2017

Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn in Cumbria In Danger Of Sell Off

Kurt Schwitters' Merz Barn in Cumbria is in danger of being sold off on the open market as Arts Council England have refused the...

5 May 2017

Richard Mosse Heat Maps Series Wins The Seventh Prix Pictet

The Irish photographer Richard Mosse has won the seventh Prix Pictet, Space it was announced in a ceremony last night at the V&A Museum....

4 May 2017

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A. R. Penck German Painter Known For His Pictographic Neo-primitivist Style Dies

A. R. Penck, the German painter, printmaker, sculptor, and jazz drummer has died age 77.

4 May 2017

TEFAF Spring New York Presents Exemplary Modern and Contemporary Art & Design

TEFAF New York opens to the public today to take on Spring from May 4-8, 2017.