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News

19 August 2019

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Temporary Export Bar Placed On Pre-Raphaelite Masterpiece By Millais

A temporary export bar on Millais’ ‘Ferdinand Lured by Ariel’ has been put in place by Arts Minister Rebecca Pow

14 August 2019

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Jeremy Deller Unveils Peterloo Memorial In Manchester

Jeremy Deller, the Turner Prize-winning artist, has unveiled his £1m monument marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Peterloo massacre.

10 August 2019

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High-Value Paintings Queue For Export As Sterling Drops In Brexit Uncertainties

An outstanding painting by Claude Monet 'Le Palais Ducal' 1908 is at risk of going abroad unless a UK buyer can be found
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10 August 2019

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Takis: Kinetic Sculptor Exploring The Gap Between Art And Science Dies

Post-script: This piece was initially intended as a review of the exhibition ‘Takis’Tate Modern. Sadly, since the time of writing the artist has passed...

8 August 2019

Cruise Ships Finally Banned From Historic Venetian Canals

Following the collision between the MSC Opera, a 275m (900ft) long ocean liner, and a small tourist boat, during the opening weeks of the...

8 August 2019

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Brancusi Sculpture Damaged: Should This Devalue The £18m Work

When someone attacked Michelangelo's Pieta with a hammer in the 1970s, the sculpture was severely damaged. It was restored and put back on display...

7 August 2019

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Late Gallerist Karsten Schubert Leaves Cezanne Collection To Nation

The gallerist Karsten Schubert, who died last week has generously bequeathed his collection of Cezanne drawings and prints to the Nation. The works will...

4 August 2019

Tate Modern Declared Crime Scene After Child Thrown From Viewing Platform

Tate Modern was shut and declared a crime scene on Sunday after a six-year-old French boy was thrown five floors from the 10th-floor viewing...

2 August 2019

Sackler Family Robs Peter So They Don’t Have To Pay Paul in Opioid Crisis

A filing to the Supreme Court, in the U.S. State of Arizona, has alleged that the Sackler family "siphoned" billions from the family-owned company,...

29 July 2019

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Carlos Cruz-Diez Protagonist Of Kinetic And Op Art Dies

The Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, born Caracas, 1923 has died in Paris where he lived and worked since 1960. Cruz-Diez was a major protagonist...

28 July 2019

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V&A Acquires Extinction Rebellion Graphic Design Archive

The V&A has acquired a series of work exploring the design identity of Extinction Rebellion (XR) – a global activist group calling for urgent...

18 July 2019

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Ai Weiwei Wins Court Case Against Volkswagen In Denmark

In 2017, SMC a Volkswagen dealership in Copenhagen shot a photo of a new Volkswagen Polo parked in front of an installation by the...

17 July 2019

Tate Directors Make A Stand On Climate Change

The directors of Tate have come out emphatically declaring a climate emergency. In a letter dated today, the organisation hopes to spread the word...

6 July 2019

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Leon Kossoff Leading School Of London Painter Dies Age 92

The death of Leon Kossoff, who died on 4 July after a short illness is nearly the end of an era for the great...

4 July 2019

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Hastings Contemporary: An Optimistic New Chapter For A Popular Gallery

Hastings Contemporary, (the former Jerwood Gallery) launched as an independent gallery on Tuesday with three notable exhibitions, Roy Oxlade alongside works by his tutor...

17 June 2019

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UK Museums Now Protected From Court-Ordered Seizure For Loaned Artworks 

UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has vowed to protect objects on loan from abroad in temporary exhibitions in UK museums from seizure by the...

12 June 2019

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UK Regains Number Two Position In Annual UBS Art Market Report

Each year during Art Basel in Switzerland, UBS publishes its annual art market report. The document has become one of the most essential barometers...

3 June 2019

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RA Summer Exhibition Returns To Form Under Jock McFadyen

This year the RA Summer Exhibition has returned to form with a talented lineup of artists chosen by an inexhaustible group of jurors. The...

1 May 2019

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Diverse Turner Prize 2019 Tate Britain Announces Nominees

The four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2019 have been announced at Tate Britain today.

30 October 2018

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Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2018 – Celebrating Artists And Art Professionals

The Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2018, now in its 8th edition is a celebration of artists and art professionals who have made a difference...

This year's guest of honor at La Biennale Parish: Kingdom of Bahrain -- 13-17 September 2019 -- At the Grand Palais
Hix Award 2019 - Exhibition coming soon: 14 September - 10 November

Reviews

5 August 2019

Urban Impulses Latin American Photography The Photographers’ Gallery London – Edward Lucie-Smith

Urban Impulses, the new exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery here in London, exemplifies the reasons why contemporary photography now so often seems to take...

1 August 2019

Cut And Paste: NGS Launches First-Ever Collage Survey Exhibition – Clare Henry

Billed as the first-ever COLLAGE survey exhibition in the world, this Edinburgh Festival fun extravaganza of 400 years of cut and paste art encompasses...

25 July 2019

Helene Schjerfbeck Finland’s Best Kept Secret – Marina Vaizey

Is the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946) the most fascinating artist the anglophone world has never heard of? The fashionable preoccupation with women artists...

25 July 2019

Ed Moses Qin Feng Blain|Southern London – Edward Lucie-Smith

The current Ed Moses paintings on display at Blain/Southern represent only a snippet of a very varied career.

23 July 2019

Emigrés Who Transformed the British Art World – Marina Vaizey

Brave New Visions, this special exhibition at Sotheby's George Street galleries, is a tell and show of the ways in which Britain's insular art...

18 July 2019

Art Exit 1939 – A Very Different Or Analogous Europe – Edward Lucie-Smith

There can be no doubt that Art-Exit: 1939, at the 12 Star Gallery in Europe House, Smith Square, is a highly political exhibition.

14 July 2019

Charlie Smith London Is 10 – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new show at Charlie Smith London celebrates, as the handout tells you, “a full decade’s operations in Shoreditch”. Within that period, the gallery...

14 July 2019

Fact Liverpool: Real Work Two Exhibitions – Alice Lenkiewicz

Liz Magic Laser has created an exhibition on the ground floor of Fact Liverpool as part of Real Work. This is an absorbing show...

10 July 2019

Olafur Eliasson: Work That Is Right Here Right Now – Edward Lucie-Smith

Olafur Eliasson is now a very big deal in the world of contemporary art

9 July 2019

Talking Maps: Geocentric Eccentricity At The Bodleian Library – Paul Black

Artlyst has attended Talking Maps, a new exhibition at the famous Bodleian Libraries, Oxford - a celebration of maps throughout history

7 July 2019

Takis Tate Modern Kevork Mourad Ismaili Centre – Two Shows – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Greek artist Panayiotis Vassillakis, known simply as Takis, born in Athens in 1925, is a very senior member of today’s international avant-garde. His...

6 July 2019

Frieze Sculpture 2019 A 3D Non-Statement – Edward Lucie-Smith

It’s time for the annual show of sculpture in Regent’s Park, organised by the Frieze Art Fair, but opening far in advance of the...

4 July 2019

Felix Vallotton: A Lost Prophet – Royal Academy – Edward Lucie-Smith

Felix Vallotton, the subject of a new exhibition on view now, at the Royal Academy, was a betwixt and between sort of artist. Swiss...

3 July 2019

Alexander Calder Stories: Spectacular New Exhibition Centro Botín – Jude Cowan Montague

When the boats sail past on a summer's day and the light falls gently, and we're solstice-awake in the long days, Alexander Calder reels...

27 June 2019

Cindy Sherman NPG Retrospective A Major Blockbuster – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Cindy Sherman retrospective just opened at the National Portrait Gallery is a major blockbuster, illustrating all aspects of a very prolific career.

18 June 2019

Paula Rego Where The Personal Is Political – Marina Vaizey

All art is perforce autobiography, and every picture tells a story. How could it be otherwise? No outstanding artist almost literally makes visual these...

18 June 2019

Natalia Goncharova: Luboks, Icons And Russian Avant-Gardism – Edward Lucie-Smith

Born in 1881, Natalia Goncharova was a full generation older than Lee Krasner and came from a very different background from that of Krasner’s...

17 June 2019

Gender Fluidity Celebrated In New Hayward Gallery Exhibition – Teo Robinson

Kiss My Genders at the Hayward Gallery curated by Vincent Honore is a dynamic voyage and vivacious celebration of infinite representations of gender-diversity, gender...

16 June 2019

Keith Haring: A Sign Of The Times – Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

The highly anticipated first UK exhibition of Keith Haring's work has opened at Tate Liverpool. It is vast, covering most aspects of his work...

10 June 2019

Francis Bacon – The Power Of The Illicit – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new Francis Bacon show at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill is something of a landmark event. It contains a sumptuous array of top-quality works. Only...

8 June 2019

Faith Ringgold and Luchita Hurtado – Two Women Artists Of A Certain Age

I was looking at the tapestries with painted and sewn figures, the colourful designs of pioneering activist and artist Faith Ringgold when I heard...

6 June 2019

Lee Krasner Abstract Expressionist – The Barbican – Edward Lucie Smith

The catch-up continues: two more female artists, from different phases of the now safely defunct Modern Movement, are now being given their due. They...

2 June 2019

Frank Bowling: In The Presence Of A Significant Painter – Sue Hubbard

It’s rare to walk into an exhibition and be bowled over (forgive the pun). To encounter work that touches the heart as well as...

25 May 2019

Leonardo Da Vinci A Man Of Seductive Charm – Edward Lucie-Smith

This will be a great year of Leonardo celebrations because 2019 marks five centuries since the great artist died and Leonardo is now one...

14 May 2019

Cathy Wilkes: Resurrecting The Forgotten British Pavilion Venice Biennale – Sue Hubbard

May you live in interesting times is the overarching theme of this year’s Biennale. Dystopia and dissonance are everywhere played out in the themes...

 

Previews

14 August 2019

Louvre Abu Dhabi To Exhibit French 20th Century Avant-Garde Emigrant Artists

A newly curated exhibition brings together some of the most notable names of the 20th century's Avant-Garde scene, for the first time, at the...

13 August 2019

Sterling Ruby To Feature At Gagosian Over London Frieze Week

Sculptures by Sterling Ruby will be the feature Britannia Street exhibition at Gagosian over Frieze Week.

12 August 2019

Yoko Ono To Unveil First Bristol Solo Show In September

INTERVENTIONS/2 marks the first time that the world-renowned artist and activist Yoko Ono presents a solo show in the city of Bristol.

9 August 2019

Major Albert Oehlen Exhibition Announced by Serpentine For Autumn

A new exhibition of the work of Albert Oehlen (b. 1954, Krefeld, Germany) has been announced for the Serpentine.

4 August 2019

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London Art Exhibitions Recommended By Paul Carey-Kent August 2019

The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended Contemporary and Modern art exhibitions for August 2019 in London now....

31 July 2019

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Carlos Cruz Diez Installation To Feature At La Biennale Paris Grand Palais

La Biennale Paris, in partnership with La Patinoire Royale – Galerie Valérie Bach, will present "Transchromie", a significant work by Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz...

29 July 2019

Victor Willing Reassessed In Hastings Contemporary Retrospective

Hastings Contemporary is to mount the first major UK retrospective of work by British artist Victor Willing (1928-1988) since his death, charting each decade...

23 July 2019

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne Collection To Be Auctioned At Sotheby’s

Sotheby's Paris is to offer the personal collection of Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne this autumn.

29 June 2019

Auto Destruct Exhibition Opens At Cross Lane Projects Cumbria

The latest exhibition at Cross Lane Projects in Kendal, Cumbria opens this weekend with a group show Auto - Destruct, featuring works by Steve...

24 June 2019

Mat Collishaw Challenges Faith Perspectives With Ushaw Installation – Revd Jonathan Evens

A new commission from internationally renowned British artist Mat Collishaw will see the artist create a site-specific installation that explores the themes of martyrdom...

16 June 2019

16th Istanbul Biennial Announces Artists And Programmes

The Istanbul Biennial has grown to be the leading contemporary art event in the region and is also one of the most respected Biennials...

21 May 2019

Edmund de Waal Venice Installation Confirmed For British Museum

Edmund de Waal is to exhibit his profoundly beautiful Venice Biennale collateral work, ‘Psalm’, Library of Exile, at the British Museum in London in...

2 May 2019

Twenty Unmissable Pavilions at 58th Venice Biennale – Artlyst

What goes around comes around and again it is time for the Venice Biennale. Now in its 58th edition and under the direction of...

 

Features

18 August 2019

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Robert Polidori: Fra Angelico Opus Operantis – Revd Jonathan Evens

William Hood, when writing of Fra Angelico at San Marco, noted that the ‘translucent surfaces’ of the architecture ‘shimmer in the soft currents of...

11 August 2019

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Micky Johnson Collector/Gallerist Behind No 20 Islington A Passionate Eye

Micky Johnson is a Musician, Entrepreneur, and Gallerist. He is also an enthusiastic collector of British Contemporary Art.

4 August 2019

What a Small Museum Can Do That a Big One Can’t Three Exhibits ICA Philadelphia – Isa Freeling

Visiting The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania reminded me of how important and sometimes more impactful smaller museums are.

25 July 2019

Ten Questions About Ten Years Of Charlie Smith London Zavier Ellis In Conversation With Paul Carter Robinson

Zavier Ellis is the founder and director of CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, a vibrant contemporary art gallery in Shoreditch, London, which is currently celebrating their...

20 July 2019

Queen Victoria: 200 Years Marked With Lavish Buckingham Palace Exhibition

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, a special exhibition, 'Queen Victoria's Palace' is launched at this year's Summer Opening...

13 July 2019

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Expressionist Prints: From Turmoil To Conflict – Hunterian Glasgow – Leyla Sanai

The unassuming Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow, perched next to the University library, houses stunning paintings by the Glasgow Boys (and Girls) and the Scottish...

12 July 2019

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Cornwall’s Eden Project: A Little-Known Art Collection – Paul Carter Robinson

This Summer Cornwall's Eden Project has unveiled new permanent sculptural works by Julian Opie and Ryan Gander installed in the grounds. This tops up...

7 July 2019

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Leon Kossoff – 1926-2019 – By Edward Lucie-Smith

As already stated on this site, Leon Kossoff’s death on July 4 marked pretty much the end of an epoch. Of the for artists...

4 July 2019

Twelve Exhibitions To See Outside London Summer 2019

Summer has finally arrived in the UK so if you're planning on heading out of London, Artlyst has put together a list of twelve...

21 June 2019

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Godfrey Worsdale Henry Moore Foundation Director Talks Yorkshire Sculpture International with Sculptor Richard Stone

Godfrey Worsdale is Director of the Henry Moore Foundation and responsible for the artist's Studios and Gardens in Hertfordshire and the Henry Moore Institute...

29 May 2019

Guggenheim Bilbao Dazzles With Summer Blockbuster Exhibitions

Last week I travelled South to the Guggenheim Bilbao for perhaps the strongest Summer line-up of art exhibitions, anywhere on the planet.

20 May 2019

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Whitney Biennial 2019 Open-Ended and Hopeful – Ilka Scobie

The Whitney Biennial 2019 is America’s oldest survey of contemporary art. Now in its 79th edition, this year's event opened as the stock market...

16 May 2019

London Degree Shows Guide 2019

Here is a comprehensive list of all the major London degree art shows scheduled for the summer.  The list is not complete so keep...

Venice Biennale Collateral Exhibitions Provide Calm and Quality

It was a relief to step away from the hustle and bustle of the Giardini and Arsenale, the main venues for the 58th Venice...

13 May 2019

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Venice Biennale 58: From Climate Change To Automatonics – Paul Carter Robinson

Over the years, the Giardini and the Arsenale, the two official locations for the Venice Biennale have become interchangeable in terms of weightiness. Some...

2 May 2019

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Stanley Kubrick Framing Perfection – Design Museum – Zoltan Alexander

Kubrick’s renaissance is undoubtedly in full swing. The Design Museum opened last week one of the most compelling exhibitions of the year “Stanley Kubrick:...

Henry Moore At Houghton Hall An Exemplary Pairing

A trip to the magnificent Palladian house Houghton Hall in Norfolk is always a much look forwarded to pleasure. The current exhibition is a...

17 April 2019

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Dale Chihuly: His Stunning Return To Kew After Thirteen Years

Dale Chihuly is known for transforming the Studio Glass movement and elevating the possibilities of glass as a medium for fine art.

29 December 2018

London Art Exhibitions Preview A Month By Month Guide 2019

Here's a month by month guide to the highlights of the year's exhibitions at the major museums and art galleries.

 

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