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20 January 2022

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Tracey Emin Asks Number 10 To Remove Gifted Artwork From Display – Clare Lilley Appointed New YSP Director –  Rare Henry Moore Sculpture Discovered

Tracey Emin Asks Number 10 To Remove Gifted Artwork From Display - Clare Lilley Appointed New YSP Director -  Rare Henry Moore Sculpture Discovered

17 January 2022

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Banksy Spraycation Mural Sells For $2m – John Sainsbury Art Patron Dies – DCMS £30m Emergency Support For Culture 

Banksy Spraycation Mural Sells Privately - John Sainsbury Art Patron Dies - DCMS £30m Emergency Support For Culture 

12 January 2022

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Protester Attacks Eric Gill Statue At BBC Broadcasting House 

A protester armed with a hammer has scaled BBC Broadcasting House near Oxford Circus and destroyed a sculpture by Eric Gill

10 January 2022

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NFTs Sales Set To Match Global Art Trade Total – John Salt Photorealist Painter Dies Aged 84 – Gainsborough Blue Boy Returns

NFTs Sales Set To Match Global Art Trade Total - John Salt Photorealist Painter Dies Aged 84 - Gainsborough Blue Boy Returns

6 January 2022

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Iwona Blazwick Quits As Director of Whitechapel – London Art Fair Postpones Event Until April – New Director For The ICA Announced

Iwona Blazwick Quits As Director of Whitechapel - London Art Fair Postpones Event Until April - New Director For The ICA Announced

5 January 2022

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Edward Colston Statue Four Acquitted Of Criminal Damage

Edward Colston's statue was dragged from its plinth and thrown into Bristol Harbour during a Black Lives Matter protest have been acquitted.

5 January 2022

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NFT Phishing Scam $2.2m Lost – Banksy Vandal Given Prison Sentence  –  Protected Status Granted For £1500 Caravaggio 

NFT Phishing Scam $2.2m Lost - Banksy Vandal Given Prison Sentence  -  Protected Status Granted For £1500 Caravaggio 

26 December 2021

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Wayne Thiebaud American Proto-Pop Painter Dies Age 101

Tributes have been pouring in for the American artist Wayne Thiebaud who died yesterday in Sacramento, California age 101.

10 December 2021

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Royal Appropriation: Warhol Foundation Takes Lynn Goldsmith To Supreme Court Over Prince Photo

In 1984 Vanity Fair commissioned the Pop Artist Andy Warhol to create an image of the 'artist known as Prince' for a cover/feature

9 December 2021

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Sackler Name Removed From Seven Galleries At The Metropolitan Museum 

After half a million known opioid-related deaths, mainly in the US, the Sackler family, owners of Perdue Pharma Corporation, have had their name wiped...

25 November 2021

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NFT Mania: NFT Selected As Collins Dictionary Word Of The Year

Who would have guessed a year ago that NFTs would take the world by storm, creating one of the most overhyped phenomena the art...

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Reviews

13 January 2022

Leigh Bowery Still Entertaining And Relevant – James Payne

The performance artist Leigh Bowery died of AIDS-related illness on New Year's Eve 1994 at only 33 years old. He didn't tell anyone he...

3 January 2022

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George Rickey A Life In Balance – Clare Henry

George Rickey was a lone star who created new, mesmerising, enthralling sculptures defined by movement.

27 December 2021

And On An Art Note: End Of Year Diary 2021 – Revd Jonathan Evens

I was taken back to the roots of my love for the visual arts on a visit to galleries around Cork Street just before...

12 December 2021

Betsy Bradley: Chasing Rainbows – Ikon Gallery – Alice Lenkiewicz

I was pleased to be invited to review Betsy Bradley's first solo exhibition, Chasing Rainbows, at Birmingham's IKON Gallery.

11 December 2021

Albrecht Dürer Travels Of A Renaissance Artist – National Gallery London – Revd Jonathan Evens

Albrecht Dürer, himself, lived in Nuremberg throughout his life but made several significant European journeys.

5 December 2021

Diasporan Identities: Life Between Islands Caribbean British Art – Tate Britain – Revd Jonathan Evens 

Stirring it up or creolisation is taken by this exhibition as a defining characteristic of British Caribbean artists.

2 December 2021

Chris Gollon: Gimme Some Wine – IAP Fine Art – Mary Rose Beaumont

Gollon’s work should be seen in the context of North European  Painting. He is heir to the tradition which produced painters such as Breughel...

30 November 2021

Lubaina Himid: So Many Competing Ideas Tate Modern – Sue Hubbard

She’s the oldest artist to have won the Turner Prize (she is now 67). Born in Zanzibar, Lubaina Himid returned

29 November 2021

Paula Rego: An Intimate Look – Victoria Miro

The artwork of Paula Rego, whose career spans an impressive half-century, has been largely informed by her childhood in Portugal, the tension of her...

20 November 2021

Damien Hirst A Mass Floral Tribute – Fondation Cartier Paris – Lee Sharrock

It came as a surprise to learn that ‘Cerisiers en Fleurs’ (‘Cherry Blossoms’) is Damien Hirst’s museum exhibition in France

20 November 2021

Isamu Noguchi: Socially Engaged Art – Barbican Centre – Revd Jonathan Evens

Isamu Noguchi thought art should improve the way people live and believed sculpture could 'be a vital force in our everyday life.

16 November 2021

Pablo Bronstein: A This-World Vision Of Hell – Revd Jonathan Evens

The work and practice of Pablo Bronstein addresses two common misconceptions. The first concerns art and is to do with the perception that the...

9 November 2021

Laura Knight Documenting A Long Forgotten Britain – Sara Faith

Through its latest exhibition, Laura Knight MK Gallery hopes that a new generation will discover the work of this artist

26 October 2021

Women in Abstraction / Alice Neel People Come First – Guggenheim Bilbao – Paul Carter Robinson

Two exceptional touring exhibitions have converged at the Guggenheim Bilbao, one from the Centre Pompidou titled 'Women in Abstraction'. The other is a retrospective...

23 October 2021

George Condo Lockdown Works Hauser & Wirth – Revd Jonathan Evens

There is an explosion of paint at Hauser & Wirth in the latest exhibition by George Condo. The energies of emergence and encounter surge...

19 October 2021

Theaster Gates Clay As A Profound Metaphor – Revd Jonathan Evens

In the beginning, there was Clay. Clay was without form. Thus begins Theaster Gates' 'A Clay Sermon',

2 October 2021

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Turner Prize 2021: A Collective Experience – Sue Hubbard

In a year dominated by the pandemic, it was decided not to award the Turner Prize to an individual but to a collective.

28 September 2021

Emily Speed: Body Architecture Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

Emily Speed's new exhibition at Tate Liverpool is based upon the human body and related very much so to architecture.

16 September 2021

Brash Is Beautiful – Yinka Saves The Day At Royal Academy Summer Show

Held every year since the Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest submission exhibition with works selected and hung by Academicians.

 

Previews

23 January 2022

The New Art Gallery Walsall Acquires West Midlands Artists’ Works For Twenty Twenty Collection 

Following an open call, which received 220 submissions, The New Art Gallery Walsall has acquired 33 works by 31 West Midlands-based artists to create...

20 January 2022

Suchitra Mattai Explores Social, Emotional And Political Material Based Practices – Unit London

Multimedia Indo- Caribbean artist Suchitra Mattai's exhibition Monster (Unit London 11 January - 7 February)

18 January 2022

KAWS Launches His first Major London Solo Exhibition 

The artist KAWS launches his first major solo exhibition in London, NEW FICTION, KAWS (Brian Donnelly b.1974) at the Serpentine.

12 January 2022

Winslow Homer To Feature In New National Gallery Exhibition

The New England artist Winslow Homer (1836–1910), will have his first major UK show at London’s National Gallery. Homer is one of the most...

15 December 2021

Courtauld Announces Van Gogh And Munch Exhibitions For 2022

The first-ever exhibition of Van Gogh’s self-portraits spanning his career and a significant collection of paintings by Edvard Munch, shown in the UK for...

18 November 2021

Artist Support Pledge Gets Physical At Hastings Contemporary 

Artist Support Pledge (ASP) moves from our screens into a real-life gallery. From 25 November, the first-ever exhibition crowdsourced from Instagram opens at Hastings...

10 November 2021

Kehinde Wiley Explores Climate Change And Migration At London’s National Gallery

The National Gallery London will feature an exhibition of the American Artist Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977, Los Angeles).

13 October 2021

Francis Bacon: RA Show Explores His Fascination With Animals

The Royal Academy of Arts is presenting Francis Bacon: Man and Beast, the first exhibition to chart the development of the artist’s work through...

12 October 2021

Louise Bourgeois Hayward Exhibition To Focus On Late Fabric Works

The Hayward Gallery will present the first major retrospective of Louise Bourgeois to focus exclusively on the works that she made with fabrics and...

26 July 2021

Anish Kapoor: A Painter Working As A Sculptor – Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford has announced a new exhibition of paintings by the internationally celebrated artist Anish Kapoor

18 February 2021

Sir Frank Bowling Exhibition Announced For Bristol’s Arnolfini 

Bristol's Arnolfini has announced a major exhibition with the pioneering abstract painter Sir Frank Bowling, OBE RA. This will be part of their 60th...

 

Features

13 January 2022

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Artist Orlanda Broom In Conversation With Simon Tarrant

Broom’s main painting practice takes two distinct forms: lush, exotic landscapes and abstract pieces

13 January 2022

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Fair Comment: What’s On And Off In 2022 – Artlyst Fair Guide

Artlyst has compiled a dateline of international Art Fairs scheduled to open in the next twelve months

3 January 2022

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Jyll Bradley: Interview of the Month January 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent 

Pardes, the new commission by Jyll Bradley for the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, is not just a sculptural installation but the creation of an...

29 December 2021

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Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2021 – Art Makes People Powerful

Presenting the much-coveted Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2021. This is our way of acknowledging our industry's hard work and achievement, as we see it....

28 December 2021

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Sarah Maple In Conversation With Oliver Malin – An Artlyst Audio Exclusive

Interview with Artist Sarah Maple: Thankfully this interview series isn't expected to run with the regularity of the schedule of the Japanese bullet train...

28 December 2021

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Homage To Wayne Thiebaud – In Conversation With Colin Smith

I had the good fortune to meet Wayne Thiebaud in Sacramento, California. We spent a day together and I was impressed with his kindness...

20 December 2021

Ai-Da A Robot’s Divine And Comedic Vision Ashmolean Museum – Nico Kos

Ai-Da Robot Ashmolean Museum Oxford: Dante Alighieri was 56 when he gave up the ghost in 1321, just one year after completing his epic,...

18 December 2021

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Marlene Dumas: Oscar Wilde and Bosie – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Marlene Dumas' portraits of the writer Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) and his young lover, Lord Alfred Douglas (1870–1945), known as 'Bosie', illustrate that social attitudes...

14 December 2021

Twelve London Art Exhibitions To Energise You in 2022

Artlyst has selected twelve of the most exciting exhibitions promised for 2022 in London. 

6 December 2021

Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories – A Coruña, Spain – Jude Cowan Montague

This commemorative exhibition in a black concrete box on A Coruña harbour marks the career of photographer Peter Lindbergh.

2 December 2021

Harmony Hammond: Women In Abstraction Guggenheim Bilbao – Artlyst Interview 

Artist/activist Harmony Hammond was born in Chicago in 1944 and is associated with the feminist art movement in New York during the 1970s.

20 November 2021

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Cristina Iglesias: Hondalea Donostia San Sebastián A Sensory Adventure – Veronica Simpson

Iglesias (b1956) launched her most ambitious – and many say her best – artwork to date in her home town of Donostia-San Sebastián in...

18 November 2021

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Fabergé: Lavish Opulent And Magnificently Kitsch – Bring On The Revolution!

Whenever you hear the name Fabergé, you think of opulent, lavish, jewelled, decorated and, let’s face it kitsch, Russian Imperial eggs.

26 October 2021

Paul Carey Kent Artist Interview Of The Month Index – Artlyst

Welcome to this new series of monthly artist interviews by critic Paul Carey-Kent. Paul has written for Art Monthly and Frieze Magazine

10 October 2021

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Mr Brainwash Loves London But Is It Mutual? – Conversation With Oliver Malin

Mr Brainwash (Thierry Guetta) a cross between a Beaver and John Belushi in conversation with Oliver Malin ahead of his London show.

30 December 2020

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Revolutionary Art Movement Or Just A Catch Up – Edward Lucie- Smith

Looking at official galleries here in Britain (all temporarily closed as of this publication) - more especially at those situated in London - it...

Significant Works: A New Series Of Contemporary Art Essays By Sue Hubbard

In this new series, Sue Hubbard explores single works by leading contemporary artists.

Great Artworks Explained A New Video Series By James Payne

This is a new series by Artist/historian James Payne demystifying great works of art. We will be adding to this page as the content...

 

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