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9 April 2021

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Frieze Cancels Prestigious Los Angeles 2021 Art Fair

Just when it looked like the LA art scene was recovering from COVID, Frieze LA has found it necessary to cancel its 2021 event

9 April 2021

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Tracey Emin Announces Bladder Cancer All Clear 

In an extensive interview with BBC's Newsnight, Tracey Emin, 57, has spoken candidly about her three-month all clear milestone.

8 April 2021

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Yinka Shonibare 2021 RA Coordinator – Tony Cragg At Houghton Hall – National Gallery Announces Shortlist For Bicentenary Revamp

Yinka Shonibare 2021 RA Coordinator - Tony Cragg At Houghton Hall - National Gallery Announces Shortlist For Bicentenary Revamp

7 April 2021

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Van Gogh and Hals Theft Arrest – Bayeux Tapestry Loan In Jeopardy – $55m Picasso At Christie’s

Van Gogh and Hals Theft Arrest - Bayeux Tapestry Loan In Jeopardy - $55m Picasso At Christie's

6 April 2021

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Venice Biennale: Council Bans Private Spaces – Thomas Gainsborough Masterpiece Discovered – Lady Petchey Sculpture Prize

Venice town council is trying to make it impossible to rent private exhibition spaces during the Venice Biennale and the Architecture Biennale. 

2 April 2021

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MSCHF Artist Collective: NIKE Blocks Sale Of Modified 666 Satan Shoes 

MSCHF, have lost their case against Nike over a controversial line of 'Satan Shoes' containing a drop of real human blood in the soles.

31 March 2021

Artemisia Painting Acquired By Getty Museum – Musée d’Orsay Rebranded – Museum Visitors Plummet By 77%

Artemisia Painting Acquired By Getty Museum - Musée d’Orsay Rebranded - Museums Visitors Plummet By 77%

26 March 2021

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Warhol Foundation Loses Lynn Goldsmith Prince Appropriation Appeal

A Court of Appeals in New York has ruled that Andy Warhol did not make 'fair use' of the original Lynn Goldsmith 1981 photograph

26 March 2021

Spencer Tunick Creates Naked Lockdown Zoom Happening

Stay Apart Together is a naked conference call by the internationally known artist Spencer Tunick. The artist is recognised for his global nude happenings. 

23 March 2021

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Disgraced Sackler Family To Have Name Removed From Dozens of Museums

Why do I feel so much vitriol towards the Sackler family? Could it be that after 450,000 opioid-related deaths...

18 March 2021

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New London Gallery Weekend Announced For June 2021 – Christie’s Drops Impressionist Nomenclatures – Marina Abramović Guest Curates WePresent Series

New London Gallery Weekend Announced For June 2021 Christie's Drops Impressionist Nomenclatures Marina Abramović Guest Curates WePresent Series

16 March 2021

Art Basel UBS Reports 22% Drop In The Art Market 2021 

Art Basel and UBS have presented The Art Market, an annual global art market analysis. It found global sales of art and antiques reached...

16 March 2021

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Klaus Littmann Exposes London Design Biennial’s Forestation Appropriation

Klaus Littmann has expressed his concern about the similarity of a new project by the British stage designer Es Devlin for the London Design...

15 March 2021

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Damien Hirst Releases 10k NFT Drawings With HENI – Only 4% Of Auction Sales Are Women Artists – Former Fulham Town Hall To Host Art Exhibitions

Damien Hirst Releases NFT - Only 4% Of Auction Sales Are Women Artists - Former Fulham Town Hall Hosts Art Exhibitions

11 March 2021

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Christie’s £50m NFT Milestone – Senior Curator Mark Godfrey Quits Tate – Cindy Sherman Moves To Hauser & Wirth

Christie's £50m NFT Milestone - Senior Curator Mark Godfrey Quits Tate - Cindy Sherman Moves To Hauser & Wirth

10 March 2021

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Antony Gormley’s Angel Of The North – Listing Application Rejected

The Twentieth Century Society is 'dismayed' following an application to list Antony Gormley's Angel of the North was turned down by Historic England.

28 February 2021

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Duped You: The Story Of Knoedler’s $80m Art Fraud – Netflix

Made You Look: The True Story About Fake Art is a new to Netflix documentary. It charts the demise of Knoedler New York's oldest...

26 February 2021

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What’s The Fuss About Non-Fungible Tokens? – Edward Lucie-Smith

Suddenly my web feed is full of information about Non-Fungible Tokens - the latest form of digital art. Here, for example, are images of...

22 February 2021

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UK Museums Set To Open From 17 May – Munch’s Cryptic Graffiti On The Scream – Courtauld Gallery Major Gift

UK Museums Set To Open From 17 May - Scrawled Cryptic Graffiti Discovered On The Scream - Courtauld Gallery Major Gift

17 February 2021

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What The Art World Will Look Like Post Plague – Edward Lucie-Smith

What’s up for art here in London, once the pandemic is finally over? Will we all be able to go back to the state...

2 January 2021

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Art Industry Deaths 2020 – In Memoriam – Artlyst

In Memoriam Art Industry Deaths. Here is a roundup to honour the artists, curators and designers that passed away in 2020.

1 December 2020

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Art of the Internet Age Takes Center Stage – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has rehung ‘a full third of its collection….the Art of the Internet Age Takes Center Stage

21 November 2020

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Art Collective Forensic Architecture Analyse The Beirut Port Explosions

Mada Masr invited the art collective Forensic Architecture to examine open-source information, including videos, photographs, and documents to provide a timeline and a precise...

Mary Wollstonecraft: A Lumpen Statue By Maggie Hambling – Sue Hubbard

It's been quite a year for statues. Normally no more than street furniture that no one bothers to look at - old white men...

6 October 2020

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Philip Guston Postponed: Curator David Anfam Speaks Out – Paul Carter Robinson

On 21 September, a statement quietly appeared on the website of the National Gallery Washington. It announced the postponement, of the "Philip Guston Now"...

Christo A Personal Recollection By Marina Vaizey

Over four decades ago I had one of the most exciting experiences of my life – encountering perhaps the most original and innovative artists...

Jerry Kaye - Look good, feel good

Reviews

4 April 2021

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Sean Scully: Philosophical Poetic Pastoral The 12 / Dark Windows – Revd Jonathan Evens

Sean Scully has created new works for this exhibition in the world in which we currently live, with 'the existential threat from COVID

28 March 2021

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Architectural Envelopes: The Modern Art Museum – Charles Saumarez Smith

The underlying momentum of this remarkable and provocatively thoughtful book, The Art Museum in Modern Times by Charles Saumarez Smith

24 March 2021

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KAWS: Reinventing Appropriation Brooklyn Museum – Raphy Sarkissian

Upon entering the Brooklyn Museum to view “Kaws: What Party”, the visitor is confronted by a colossal and strikingly iconic sculpture

18 March 2021

Arthur Jafa: The Art Of Cutting And Pasting – Revd Jonathan Evens

Since childhood, Jafa has cut pictures out of books and magazines, pasting them into new contexts. Black potention is an awareness.

11 March 2021

Kati Vilim: Optical and Tactile ─ Raphy Sarkissian

Kati Vilim's work is seemingly weightless so as to float off into the ether, planar surfaces intercept and overlap, at once asserting the flatness...

Gabriel J. Shuldiner: The Poetry of Black — Raphy Sarkissian

“Can there be a more hypnotic colour than black?” is a question that impulsively arises when we encounter a work by Gabriel J. Shuldiner

31 January 2021

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Lakwena Maciver: Review-Interview Hastings Contemporary – Revd Jonathan Evens

Born in 1986 to an English mother and a Ugandan father, Lakwena Maciver studied graphic design at the London College of Communications, graduating in...

21 January 2021

Made in USA Ed Ruscha An American Perspective – Revd Jonathan Evens

Ed Ruscha: OKLA at Oklahoma Contemporary is the first exhibition to examine Ruscha's work within the context of those formative years in Oklahoma

14 January 2021

Robert Smithson: The Archetypal Nature Of Things – Revd Jonathan Evens

Robert Smithson explores interests in cartography, geology, architectural ruins, prehistory, philosophy and religion.

17 December 2020

Aliza Nisenbaum: Portraits That Subvert Traditions – Tate Liverpool Alice Lenkiewicz

Aliza Nisenbaum is a painter, living and working in New York. Describing herself as torn between wanting to be a social worker or a...

16 December 2020

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Lets The Paint Tell The Story – James Payne

Fly In League With The Night, at Tate Britain covers Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's work from her graduation in 2003 to the present day, with some...

3 December 2020

Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch Exploring The Inner Self – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tracey Emin is one of the two major survivors from the so-called YBA (Young British Artists) Group that made such a lot of noise...

1 November 2020

Zanele Muholi Explores A Black Queer And Trans South Africa – Sue Hubbard

"I am re-writing a Black Queer and Trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of our existence, resistance and persistence"...

29 October 2020

JMW Turner: Narrating A Modern World – Tate Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

There can be no doubt that the new show devoted to Turner at Tate Britain is a meaty affair. The gallery is fortunate in...

8 October 2020

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Sin At The National Gallery Dreamsongs Colnaghi – Edward Lucie-Smith

In present circumstances, both public and private galleries have had to think hard about what is practical and within their reach to do. Sometimes...

30 July 2020

Ai Weiwei A Disturbing History Of Bombs IWM Marina Vaizey

Ai Weiwei IWM: History of Bombs. Little Boy, Fat Man, Daisy Cutter, Snake Eye, Grand Slam, Tomahawk, Tsar Boba, are seemingly innocuous even childlike...

26 March 2020

Edmund de Waal Books Thousands of Books British Museum – Marina Vaizey

Books written in exile by the exiled. It is this phenomenon, the triumph of the human spirit in dire circumstances, that is the focus...

 

Previews

6 April 2021

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Art Night 2021 Announces UK Wide Fifth Edition Programme

Art Night, London's favourite contemporary art festival, will celebrate its fifth edition by taking place in locations across the United Kingdom for the first...

31 March 2021

Rachel Whiteread Exhibition To Open At Gagosian Grosvenor Hill

Gagosian will reopen its Grosvenor Hill on 12 April, subject to government guidelines, with an exhibition of new work by Rachel Whiteread.

25 March 2021

Jean Dubuffet: First Major UK Exhibition Announced For Barbican In May

The first major UK exhibition of the work of French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) in over 50 years, Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty

18 March 2021

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Liverpool Biennial Unveils 11th Edition Outside Chapter

Liverpool Biennial has unveiled the first 'outside' chapter of the 11th edition, The Stomach and the Port, ahead of the public opening on 20 March

11 March 2021

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Fifth Folkestone Triennial Artists And Summer Dates Announced

Creative Folkestone has announced the new dates for the fifth Folkestone Triennial, The Plot, from 22 July – 2 November 2021.

24 February 2021

David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy – Royal Academy

From June 2021, the Royal Academy of Arts will present David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020

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...

18 February 2021

British Art Show 9 Announce New Opening and Tour Dates  

The long-awaited opening of British Art Show 9 has been announced by Hayward Gallery Touring.

10 February 2021

British Women Artists Emerge – An Overlooked 20th Century Phenomenon 

Western art before the 20th-century was dominated by male artists. There had been celebrated female painters

10 December 2020

The 1980s Revisited: MEMPHIS GROUP At The MK Gallery

The first significant survey of the influential 80s design movement Memphis takes place at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes this December-April.

17 November 2020

Albrecht Dürer Subject Of Major National Gallery Exhibition This Autumn

Dürer's Journeys – Travels of a Renaissance Artist is a major new show announced for the National Gallery this Autumn. This will be the...

8 April 2020

Henry Moore Foundation Edmund de Waal Show Postponed Until 2021

This Living Hand, the exhibition curated by artist and writer Edmund de Waal for the Henry Moore Foundation, has now been postponed until 2021.

 

Features

13 April 2021

Keith Haring: Personal Spiritual Imagery – Revd Jonathan Evens

Keith Haring was a revolutionary artist who transformed the art world during his short but impactful life

13 April 2021

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Artist Anka Dabrowska Discusses New Margate Project With James Payne

Anka Dabrowska, a Warsaw born queer woman artist living and working in London, spoke to Artlyst on the eve of an exciting new project...

13 April 2021

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Google Doodle: Metropolitan Museum of Art Celebrates 151 Years

 As we have been hibernation for over a year, Google Doodle Celebrates 151 Years of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Better...

10 April 2021

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Modus Operandi What Makes Successful Public Art: Vivien Lovell Interviewed By Revd Jonathan Evens 

Founded in 1999, Modus Operandi, an independent arts unit with a track record of curating and producing high-quality art in the public realm, recently...

10 April 2021

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Venice Curator Luca Berta Explains Latest Biennale Private Venue Restrictions – Interview

In light of the changes introduced by Venice town council, it is becoming increasingly difficult for private exhibition spaces

6 April 2021

Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights – Explained by James Payne

As part of his video series, Great Artworks Explained, James Payne tackles The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch.

14 March 2021

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Stuart Semple Talks To Artlyst Candidly About His New Art Gallery

Stuart Semple multiple disciplinary artist talks to Artlyst candidly about his new art gallery 'Giant' in Bournemouth

2 March 2021

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Mark Wallinger State Britain 2007 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

In this series, Sue Hubbard explores Mark Wallinger State Britain 2007 an artwork and Turner Prize winning exhibition at the Tate Gallery.

23 February 2021

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UK Art Can Be A Ball Of Confusion – Edward Lucie-Smith

Last Sunday, the Times carried not one but two pieces by Waldemar Januszczak, its resident art critic, who is certainly one of the best...

21 February 2021

Blackpentecostal Breath:  Spirit-Led Movement Jumps From Music To Visual Art – Revd Jonathan Evens

Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility is proving to be a profoundly influential as well as innovative book. Its author Ashon T. Crawley –...

4 February 2021

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Creating During Crisis: With Matthew Burrows MBE – Zavier Ellis – Paul Carter Robinson FRSA

In this talk organised by the London Art Fair Paul Carter Robinson FRSA Editor of Artlyst welcomes panelists Matthew Burrows MBE Artist and...

31 January 2021

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Penn Station New York Gets Site Specific Art Upgrade – Clare Henry 

For 20 years having spent many hours at the cramped, sooty, underground Penn Station in Manhattan waiting for trains to go Upstate

11 January 2021

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London Galleries and Museums: The Lights Are On But No One’s Home – Steve Daszko

Lockdown II - When the first lockdown started in March last year, Tate, like all Art Galleries, suffered financially.

4 January 2021

If Jesus Is A Man Of Colour Why Did We Make Him Aryan? – Revd Jonathan Evens

The National Gallery was hoping to open a re-arranged immersive digital experience inspired by Jan Gossaert's 16th-century masterpiece 'The Adoration of the Kings', on...

2 January 2021

London Art Exhibitions 2021 A Month By Month Guide

UPDATED Well, the exhibitions schedule for 2020 didn't quite go as planned. But here is an idea of what exhibitions to expect in 2021.

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...

4 November 2020

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Tracey Emin’s Last Hurrah? And Other Stuff – Edward Lucie-Smith

Just as the new lockdown was being announced, the Sunday Times (UK) was unusually full of stuff about contemporary art. The main colour supplement...

29 September 2020

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Curator Lee Cavaliere Talks About VOMA And The Sixteen Trust – Artlyst Interview

Lee Cavaliere is currently experiencing the busiest point of his career. He has worked tirelessly through the COVID crisis, as founder of The Sixteen...

14 September 2020

Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives In Conversation With Jude Cowan Montague

Jude Cowan Montague's lasted series titled, 'Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives in Conversation' comes at a time when fine artists are increasingly using references from graphic...

9 September 2020

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Christine Binnie And Jennifer Binnie Curate The Towner Collection -Artlyst Interview

Christine Binnie and Jennifer Binnie have been collaborating as 'The Binnie Sisters' to create installations since 2009. These often include works from their individual...

1 September 2020

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.

25 June 2020

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Wim Wenders An Exclusive Artlyst Interview

Renowned as one of the most important film directors of our time, Wim Wenders (b.1945, Dusseldorf) developed, in parallel, an extensive photographic oeuvre. It...

Great Artworks Explained A New Video Series By James Payne

To celebrate getting 5000 subscribers and over 150.000 views James Payne's next film will be whichever work of art gets the most votes.

 

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