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27 September 2021

Lubaina Himid Unveils GAC Commission – Tate’s Turbine Hall Commission Dates Announced – British Museum Launches NFT Partnership Platform

The Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid CBE has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2021 by the Government Art Collection (GAC).

23 September 2021

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Brancusi Kiss: French Authorities Refuse Historical Monument Export Licence

A sculpture by the Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi is the subject of a long-running legal battle. It has now been...

23 September 2021

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Frida Kahlo Last Self-Portrait Auctioned – Van Gogh And Frans Hals Theft Trial – Firstsite Selected Art Fund Museum of the Year

Frida Kahlo Last Self-Portrait Auctioned - Van Gogh And Frans Hals: X-Con Goes On Trial - Firstsite Selected Art Fund Museum of the Year

16 September 2021

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude Posthumously Wrap The Arc de Triomphe – Donald Judd Now Represented By Gagosian – Gavin Turk Pisses Himself

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Posthumously Wrap The Arc de Triomphe - Donald Judd Now Represented By Gagosian - Gavin Turk Pisses Himself

12 September 2021

Francis Bacon Forgery Ring Italian Police Make Arrests

Italian police have seized 500 drawings and collages reputed to be by the Irish born artist Francis Bacon.

11 September 2021

Wim Wenders 9/11 Photos Exhibited At Imperial War Museum

A new exhibition of photos by Wim Wenders taken at the site of the World Trade Center towers a month after 9/11 has gone...

31 August 2021

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Tate Gauguin Is A Fake – Bank of England Removes Slave Trade Portraits – Stedelijk Museum Kandinsky Returned To Heirs

Tate Gauguin Is A Fake - Bank of England Removes Slave Trade Portraits - Stedelijk Museum Kandinsky Returned To Heirs

10 August 2021

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Watch A $3m Kusama Pumpkin Wash Out To Sea In Typhoon

Watch A $3m painted bronze Kusama Pumpkin Wash Out To Sea In Typhoon. The sculpture was rescued by locals and is now in a...

9 August 2021

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Artists Are Workers Too! Long Live The Government Art Collection

The Government Art Collection has been going for over 120 years, through Government and private investment.

2 August 2021

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FIAC Paris Announces Autumn 2021 Exhibitor List And Programmes

Despite current COVID restrictions, FIAC Paris has optimistically announced their 2021 exhibitors list plus the cultural programmes on offer this year.

10 July 2021

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Banal Public Statues – We Deserve Better – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new over-life size statue group of Princess Diana, just unveiled at Kensington Palace, to celebrate what would have been her sixtieth birthday, shows...

7 July 2021

Latest Fourth Plinth Artists Reflect Societally Diverse Subject Matter 

Samson Kambalu and Teresa Margolles have been announced as the next two artists chosen for the Fourth Plinth commission in Trafalgar Square.

The Trouble With The Turner Prize – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Turner Prize continues to be in trouble. The competition has an aim: to single out the best new artists living and working in...

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...

Jerry Kaye - Look good, feel good

Reviews

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.

19 September 2021

Rebound Ramblings: New York City Art Week 2021 RoundUp – Ilka Scobie

With major as well as offbeat art fairs, ranging from the Armory at the massive Javits Center (where I last went for my Covid...

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.

16 September 2021

International Autumn Art Exhibition Reviews – Revd Jonathan Evens

Periodic reviews of exhibitions around the globe can highlight a range of work in a range of styles in many different galleries.

4 September 2021

The Lost Leonardo Film Review by James Payne

James Payne reviews the new film "The Lost Leonardo" directed by Andreas Koefed and encounters a thrilling journey through the murky world of art.

17 August 2021

Roger Cecil: A Once In A Generation Welsh Painter – Revd Jonathan Evens

Aged 21, after just one week, Roger Cecil walked away from his scholarship at the Royal College of Art to make art on his...

13 August 2021

Tino Sehgal: Location, Nature And Pandemic – Blenheim Palace – Revd Jonathan Evens

The female participant in Tino Sehgal’s ‘Kiss’ is stretched out on the floor, head arched, looking back, as her partner moves in slow motion

26 July 2021

Lucian Freud: Real Lives In Focus Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz  

Lucian Freud - Real Lives is the first exhibition of his work in the North West for thirty years. Widely regarded as a master...

20 July 2021

Michael Armitage And The Power Of Art – Royal Academy – Revd Jonathan Evens 

Meek Gichugu's No Erotic Them Say, included in this show, traumatised the imagination of Michael Armitage as a child.

11 July 2021

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Sidney Nolan: Colour of the Sky – Auschwitz Paintings – Revd Jonathan Evens

The Australian modernist Sidney Nolan was among those responding in this way, but his responses have remained unseen and unappreciated within his archive until...

8 July 2021

Paula Rego Ambiguous Persuasive and Subversive Tate Britain – Marina Vaizey

Paula Rego (b 1935) is an artist who is vividly expressive and imaginative in her use of colour deployed in the service of brilliantly...

6 July 2021

Judy Chicago Unleashes Her New Autobiography – Edward Lucie-Smith

The dust-jacket of this handsome new book proclaims that ‘Judy Chicago is America’s most dynamic living artist’.

3 July 2021

Climate Art Residencies Unveiled At Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Late, as often can be the case with our timetable, we arrived at Bridge Point Rye creative arts centre at a deserted exhibition.

9 June 2021

Barbara Hepworth: Symbols Of Art & Life – Hepworth Wakefield – Revd Jonathan Evens

Looking back on her work, Hepworth identified three important sculptural forms to which she continually returned.

9 June 2021

Rodin: Suffering And Conflict – Tate Modern – Revd Jonathan Evens

To stage a major Rodin exhibition in 2021, the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante is particularly appropriate ...

3 June 2021

Modern British Artists At The Beach Hastings Contemporary – Jude Cowan Montague

Jude Cowan Montague explores Seaside Modern: Art and Life on the Beach at Hastings Contemporary.

27 May 2021

David Hockney: Sequentially Spring Royal Academy – Marina Vaizey

David Hockney is, for a variety of reasons, a British National Treasure. Why? It is stunningly evident in the special exhibition of paintings done...

12 May 2021

Tony Cragg Imposing And Authoritative Houghton Hall – Marina Vaizey 

Tony Cragg is the latest artist to be featured in the magnificent grounds of Houghton Hall, Norfolk this Spring and Summer.

 

Previews

23 September 2021

Frans Hals Blockbuster Opens At Wallace Collection

Opening this week at The Wallace Collection, Frans Hals: The Male Portrait is the first-ever show to focus solely on Hals’s portraits of men...

21 September 2021

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Leading Artists Auction NFTs To Benefit Saatchi Gallery Learning  

A collection of NFT digital art, created by leading talent, is currently under the hammer to support young artists. Sponsored by Hendrick’s Gin

15 September 2021

THE TREE OF LIFE: A GROUP EXHIBITION AT ELECTRO STUDIO PROJECT SPACE

Over 50 artists with connections to Hastings and St Leonards will be exhibiting in a group show to be held at Electro Studios Project...

13 September 2021

Shape Chroma: Katrina Blannin, Caroline List, Laurence Noga At Tension Fine Art By Sue Hubbard

 Shape Chroma: Tension London: Newton and Goethe famously disagreed on the genesis of colour. Most commentary assumes Goethe was wrong.

2 September 2021

Jonny Green Explores Gender Politics At New Art Projects

Jonny Green explores gender politics and portraiture for his first solo show at New Art Projects.

31 August 2021

Tobit Roche Unveils His Fifth Solo Show At The Art Stable

A new solo exhibition at The Art Stable in  Child Okeford will feature the work of Tobit Roche.

27 August 2021

Pablo Bronstein: Referencing Hell in its Heyday Sir John Soane’s Museum

Pablo Bronstein: Hell in its Heyday will present a new body of work by this prominent British-Argentinian contemporary artist.

26 July 2021

Duncan Grant: 1920 A Recreation Of The Bloomsbury Painter’s First Exhibition

This autumn, Charleston, the country home of the Bloomsbury Group, will recreate Duncan Grant’s (1885-1978) first solo exhibition

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

8 July 2021

New Contemporaries 2021 Announce Artist Line Up 

Seventy-Five artists selected for New Contemporaries 2021 demonstrating the resilience of the creative process in a challenging year have been revealed by Bloomberg New...

1 July 2021

Vincent van Gogh Self-Portraits Exhibition Announced By Courtauld Gallery

An exhibition devoted to Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits across his entire career will take place at The Courtauld Gallery.

29 June 2021

Artist Power Couple Liliane Tomasko and Sean Scully – Newlands House Exhibition  

Artist couple Liliane Tomasko and Sean Scully will present their practices side by side at Newlands House Gallery, West Sussex, for the first time...

24 June 2021

Sophie Taeuber-Arp Influential 20th-Century Avant-Garde Master – Tate Modern

Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) was one of the most innovative artists and designers of the 20th-century avant-garde.

10 June 2021

Photorealist Richard Estes To Exhibit At Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

A full scale exhibition of the Photorealist painter Richard Estes born 1932 covering the last 35 years of his career will be presented at...

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.

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.

12 March 2020

Gustave Moreau: The Fables A New Exhibition At Waddesdon Manor 

NEW DATES - Gustave Moreau (1826-98) is one of the most brilliant and influential artists of the French Symbolist movement, and this exhibition reveals...

 

Features

28 September 2021

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Ibrahim Mahama: Interview of the Month, October 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

Ibrahim Mahama came to international attention for his monumental installation of jute sacks at the Venice Biennale in 2015

27 September 2021

Art Basel 2021 What The Dealers Said

Art Basel 2021 marks a return to the art world as we left off in 2020. The fair brought together 272 premier galleries from...

1 September 2021

Sean Scully: Paul 1984 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

To interpret, through paint, what verbal language cannot. No contemporary painter does this better than Sean Scully.

1 September 2021

Don McCullin And Antony Gormley Art As Art – Edward Lucie-Smith

I've always had a huge respect for the work of Don McCullin, and it was, therefore, a pleasure to see an article by him

1 September 2021

Alexandre da Cunha: Interview of the Month September 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

Brazilian artist Alexandre da Cunha has a major show at Brighton’s CCA. ‘Duplex’ (to 25 Sept) articulates ‘his engagement with cultures

30 August 2021

London Art Exhibitions Autumn 2021 – Month By Month Guide

Artlyst has put together a month by month selection to guide you through the best of the shows on offer Autumn 2021.

22 August 2021

Chuck Close: A Calligraphy Of Squares Remembered – Clare Henry

When I first went to visit Chuck Close in his studio in 2004, I was in awe of him. But he was easy to...

14 August 2021

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Banksy Spraycation – East Coast Summer 2021 – How To Find Them

Banksy Spraycation Guide. How To Find Them in Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Cromer, Norfolk, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad in Suffolk

5 August 2021

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Where Time Slows Down – James Payne

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is open again for business, and it is so good to revisit it. The great news is many of its temporary...

1 August 2021

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Rosie Gibbens: Interview of the Month August 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

The entertaining and thought-provoking solo exhibition, ‘Soft Girls’, by Rosie Gibbens, is at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, until 15 August.

26 July 2021

More Out Of London Summer Exhibitions 2021 – Artlyst Recommends

Have you planned your summer staycation away from London? Artlyst has put together a selection of exhibitions throughout the country to satisfy your cultural...

18 July 2021

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Frida Kahlo: A Question Of Ethnicity – Edward Lucie-Smith

A recent Opinion piece on the website Hyperallegenic fiercely condemned Frida Kahlo, long one of the patron saints of contemporary feminist art.

14 July 2021

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Spencer Finch: Interview of the Month July 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

In his current exhibition at Lisson Gallery ('Only the hand that erases writes the true thing', to 31 July), Spencer Finch presents new works...

28 June 2021

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Ena Swansea: Interview of the Month June 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

There’s an aura of mystery to Ena Swansea’s big, impressive paintings at Ben Brown Fine Arts  (‘green light’ to 30 July)

24 June 2021

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Hello Cunty: Sotheby’s Appropriates The Colony Room – Darren Coffield

The event was a travesty of everything the Colony stood for, organised by people who thought they could recreate a special place.

Art Night 2021 Returns With Nation-Wide Social Distanced Mega Event

Art Night 2021 is back for the Summer expanding out of London across the country and taking place in locations

1 June 2021

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20th Century Women Artists Challenging Conventions In Britain – Revd Jonathan Evens

The twentieth century was a time of great change for women. Those born, raised and educated in the 19th century, then forming relationships and...

Ken Currie: Unknown Man Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Clare Henry

Ken Currie, undoubtedly among the most significant painters of our time, is known for his dark side, his bleak, black pictures

26 April 2021

Ugo Rondinone Talks To Ilka Scobie About His Latest NY And London Exhibitions

"Every religion has Nuns and Monks," Ugo Rondinone remarks as we finish up bowls of miso soup. We are in my Noho loft, enjoying...

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

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...

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.

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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