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25 April 2017

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Bristol’s Arnolfini Appoints Claire Doherty As New Director

The Board of Trustees at Arnolfini have announced that Claire Doherty has been appointed as the new Director, following the departure of Kate Brindley...

24 April 2017

Antony Gormley Denies UEA Sculptures Have Suicidal Subtext

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Antony Gormley has spoken for the first time about criticisms of his latest installation at the University of East...

24 April 2017

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Tate Announces Autumn Opening Date For Expanded St Ives Gallery

Tate has announced the 14 October 2017 as the opening date for the new expanded St Ives gallery.

23 April 2017

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African American Black Power Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies at 72

Barkley Hendricks the well known African American painter and photographer who evoked the spirit of everyday Black people, in his life-size portraits has died...

23 April 2017

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Alistair Burtenshaw Appointed New Director of The Watts Gallery Trust

The Watts Gallery Trust has announced that Alistair Burtenshaw has been appointed as the new Director of Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village

23 April 2017

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Frieze Sculpture In Regent’s Park Moves To Summer Calendar Slot

Frieze Sculpture, a free outdoor exhibition of 3D work will open from 5 July to 8 October, for the first time.

22 April 2017

Spencer Tunick Uncovers His Largest UK Nude Installation In Hull

Hull as part of its stint as UK City of Culture is presenting nude works of several internationally acclaimed artists including the artists Spencer...

20 April 2017

Tate Modern Sued Over Bankside Viewing Platform Peeping Toms

Half dozen residents of a Richard Rodgers designed luxury flat tower-block located across from the newly opened Tate Modern extension have launched a lawsuit...

20 April 2017

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Is This Basquiat The Most Hyped Auction Painting Of 2017?

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Untitled' painting from 1982, a monumental canvas that has rarely been seen since it last appeared on the market in May 1984,...

19 April 2017

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BP Portrait Award Unveils Three Shortlisted Artists For 2017 Competition

The BP Portrait Award 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, has announced the three short-listed artists for this year's competition.

18 April 2017

Documenta 14 The Physical And Metaphorical Distance Between Kassel And Athens

Documenta's latest guest Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk is currently holding a twofold structure for the exhibition, as reflected in the title "Learning from Athens.”...

15 April 2017

Carolee Schneemann Awarded Golden Lion For 57th Venice Biennale

The American artist Carolee Schneemann has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di...

15 April 2017

Antony Gormley Installation Resembles People Contemplating Suicide Says UEA Students

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Antony Gormley has been criticised by students at the University of East Anglia for creating an installation resembling ‘People...

14 April 2017

Mark Wallinger Unveils Ecce Homo On St Paul’s Steps For Easter

Mark Wallinger the Turner Prize winning artist, has loaned 'Ecce Homo' the sculpture which first appeared on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in...

13 April 2017

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Tracey Emin Death Mask Purchased For £67k By National Portrait Gallery

Death Mask' by artist Tracey Emin, has been purchased by The National Portrait Gallery in London, it was announced today,

13 April 2017

Henry Moore Foundation At Forty Reveals Artist Still Relevant Force

My first introduction to Henry Moore took place in Toronto which houses the most important collection of the artist’s work.

13 April 2017

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Knoedler Gallery Rothko Forgery Case Settles With Casino Owner

Another of the mounting lawsuits in the worlds largest art forgery case, centring around the now-defunct Knoedler Gallery in New York has settled out...

12 April 2017

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Planning Secured For New London Art Gallery Hub In South Kensington

Council approval has been secured to provide a new home for up to 30 independent art galleries in the heart of South Kensington. The...

12 April 2017

Warhol Estate Sues Photographer In Pre-emptive Measure Over Rockstar Prince Image

Let's take this as a hypothetical case. A well known ‘Rock Photographer’ has their work appropriated by a well-known artist. The artist then dies....

11 April 2017

Damien Hirst: Death By Appropriation In Venice By Edward Lucie-Smith

Damien Hirst’s colossal new exhibition, spread over two major spaces controlled by billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault in Venice, is clearly meant to upstage the upcoming...

9 April 2017

Chris Ofili First To Show At Victoria Miro’s New Venice Gallery

Victoria Miro has announced the Venice location for their new permanent gallery space launching over the period of the 57th Venice Biennale.

8 April 2017

Alan Davie – Window Cleaner Jailed For £500,000 Studio Theft

A window cleaner accused of steeling paintings from the studio of the renowned abstract painter Alan Davie has been jailed for four years.

7 April 2017

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Glenn O’Brien NY Art Journalist And Style Guru Dies Age 70

Glenn O’Brien, the NY art writer and style guru has died age 70.

7 April 2017

Unbelievable – Damien Hirst Treasures In Venice Are A Shipwreck

Damien Hirst’s latest exhibition which opens to the public on April 9th, 2017, titled “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” focuses on a...

7 April 2017

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Art Fund Announces Winners Of New Collecting Award programme

The £300,000 New Collecting Award programme winners have been announced by the Art Fund. The award invests in the development of promising curators. The...

6 April 2017

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Chris Levine Queen Portrait Triples Estimate Selling For £187K At Sotheby’s

The auction was led by a record for pioneer of ‘light art’ Chris Levine as his strikingly modern portrait of Queen Elizabeth II tripled...

5 April 2017

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Charming Baker Guest Edits Art Special Edition Of Big Issue Magazine

The Big Issue yesterday unveiled the April 3 edition which is an art special, spearheaded by guest editor by Charming Baker, one of Britain’s...

4 April 2017

James Richards Reveals Wales Exhibition At 57th Venice Biennale

A new body of work including sound and video installations and photographic work by James Richards represents Wales at the 2017 Venice Biennale. ...

3 April 2017

Latest HIV Research Inspires Compelling New Art Collaboration

Our understanding of HIV is the focus of a unique collaboration between a Professor of molecular virology at UCL (University College London), Greg Towers,...

3 April 2017

Banksy Filmed In Israel – Should He Now Just Come Clean?

It looks like Banksy has been caught on film which raises the question, Should he just come clean? The identity of the world’s...

2 April 2017

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James Rosenquist First Wave US Pop Artist Dies Age 83

James Rosenquist, a first wave pioneer of Pop Art has died in New York. He was 83.

1 April 2017

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Picasso Masterpiece Guernica At 80 New Exhibition Unveiled

A new exhibition marking the 80th anniversary of the creation of Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica is unveiled in Spain on 5 April.