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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.

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...