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6 December 2017

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Abu Dhabi Identified As Buyer Of $450m Da Vinci Salvator Mundi

We now know that the Louvre Abu Dhabi is going to exhibit Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” which sold last month in a Christie’s...

6 December 2017

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Intersex Denier Mary Beard Issues One Word Apology To Non-Binary Hunger Striker

Last week, one of the world's most renowned and influential classicist Professors, Mary Beard, from the University of Cambridge, was locked into a "battle...

5 December 2017

Lubaina Himid Wins Prestigious Turner Prize Age 63

The prestigious Turner Prize has been won by Lubaina Himid. At age 63 she is the oldest recipient of the prize since it launched...

5 December 2017

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Help Refugees: Auction Unites A-List Artists To Help Raise Funds

The dissident Chinese artist  Ai Weiwei is one of 27 artists who have given their support to a high profile charity auction in aid...

4 December 2017

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Tobias Rehberger To Unveil New Light Installation In Gasholders Kings X

A major new interactive light work by the internationally acclaimed German sculptor, Tobias Rehberger, will be unveiled in January 2018. It is one of...

4 December 2017

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Art Basel Parent Company MCH Buys Masterpiece London In Takeover Deal

MCH Group which owns and operates Art Basel has acquired a majority shareholding in Masterpiece London.

3 December 2017

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DCMS Reports £92bn Sector Bonanza For Creative Industries, Digital and Sport

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has just released a report stating that the sector's contribution to the economy is up...

2 December 2017

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Bill Gates To Loan Da Vinci Leicester Codex To Uffizi Gallery

The Leicester Codex by Leonardo da Vinci will be loaned to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence for the first time in 20 years.

30 November 2017

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Eduardo Chillida Estate To Be Handled By Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth have announced worldwide exclusive representation of The Estate of Eduardo Chillida, Spain’s foremost sculptor of the twentieth century.

30 November 2017

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Tracey Emin Unveils Artist Decorated Connaught Christmas Tree 2017

The Connaught Christmas Tree is rapidly becoming an art community tradition in London.

28 November 2017

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UK Artists Getting Poorer As 82% Earn Less Than £10,000 PA

A new report out today shows that UK emerging and mid-career artists are getting poorer: 82% now earn less than £10,000 a year. Artfinder...

28 November 2017

Design Museum Proves Popular With 780,000 Visitors Recorded Last Year

The new Design Museum now located at Kensington High Street has reason to celebrate since it opened its doors on 24 November 2016 More...

28 November 2017

Naum Gabo Sculpture Donated To Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art

An important 20th-century sculpture made from glass, perspex and stainless steel by the Russian artist Naum Gabo (1890-1977) has been acquired by the Scottish...

27 November 2017

Britain Stripped Of Hosting European Capital Of Culture In 2023

Britain has been stripped of hosting the European Capital of Culture in 2023

25 November 2017

Unattributed Lucas Cranach the Elder Masterpiece Found At Windsor Castle

Unattributed Lucas Cranach the Elder Masterpiece Found At Windsor Castle A newly attributed masterpiece by the German painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553) and...

23 November 2017

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries Leaves ICA Home For Block 336 In Brixton

Bloomberg New Contemporaries is to leave its home at the ICA London for Block 336 in Brixton.

22 November 2017

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Peggy and David Rockefeller Auction Revealed In Hong Kong Exhibition

Highlights from what many have dubbed the sale to watch in 2018, the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller has been revealed by Christie's.

22 November 2017

Salvador Dalí Mae West Lips Sofa Arts Minister Places Temporary Export Bar

John Glen the UK's Arts Minister has placed a temporary export bar on an iconic Salvador Dalí and Edward James designed sofa known as...

20 November 2017

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Why Tintin illustrations by Politically Controversial Hergé Break the £1m Mark

Last week, an India ink drawing of Tintin and his dog Snowy sold for almost $500,000 (£380,000) at auction in Paris.

19 November 2017

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London Art Fair 2018 Marks 30th Anniversary With Milestone Curated Exhibition

The 30th Anniversary of the London Art Fair 2018 will be marked with a wide range of leading British and international galleries.

17 November 2017

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Da Vinci Buyer: The Collector Behind The World’s Most Expensive Painting

Speculation is rife following the $450.3m sale of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvatore Mundi. The painting, sold at Christie’s New York salesroom this week has...

16 November 2017

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Leonardo da Vinci $450m Christ Becomes Most Expensive Painting Sold At Auction

A Leonardo da Vinci painting depicting Christ has become the world's most expensive work of art sold at auction. The rediscovered masterpiece by the...

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