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News

18 June 2019

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Sotheby’s Sold To Private French/Israeli Media Tycoon Patrick Drahi

Sotheby's has been sold to the French/Israeli Media Tycoon Patrick Drahi for $3.7 Billion, taking the second largest Auction House in the world from...

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...

16 June 2019

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Art Basel 2019 Bubble-Wrap What The Dealers Said

Art Basel closed the doors on the 2019 edition reporting buoyant sales to private collectors and public institutions by galleries across all market sector....

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...

12 June 2019

Da Vinci Salvator Mundi Not Onboard Saudi Prince’s Yacht

I think it’s hilarious that Kenny Schachter’s ‘April-fool-style’ reporting of Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi hiding aboard Saudi Prince MBS’s yacht (as reported in ArtNet...

11 June 2019

Lost Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Film Found In BFI Archive

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy’s long ‘lost’ optical sound film, Tönendes ABC / ABC in Sound (1933), missing for over 80 years has been rediscovered and restored...

11 June 2019

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BP Portrait Award 2019 Won By Charlie Schaffer

Charlie Schaffer has won the prestigious BP Portrait Award 2019. It was announced last night at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The painting titled...

10 June 2019

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Antoni Gaudi Sagrada Familia Granted Building Permit After 137-year Hiatus

The city of Barcelona has issued a building permit for one of Spain's most famous tourist attractions. After 137 years the church, designed by...

8 June 2019

Rachel Whiteread Made Dame In Queen’s Birthday List

Rachel Whiteread CBE, the Turner Prize-winning artist has been made a Dame in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday List. The painter Glen Brown and Photographer...

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...

2 June 2019

Paula Rego Abortion Paintings To Feature In MK Retrospective

The first major retrospective of Paula Rego’s work in England for over twenty years will go on show at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes...

30 May 2019

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Salvator Mundi Loan Declined For Louvre Da Vinci Exhibition

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, named as the buyer of the highly contentious Salvator Mundi painting by Leonardo da Vinci has declined the...

24 May 2019

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Banksy Sets Up Anti Cruise Ship Market Stall In Venice

Banksy has created a new collateral event in Venice for the Biennale.

16 May 2019

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Jeff Koons $91m Rabbit Sets World Auction Record for Living Artist

Christies Postwar and Contemporary Sale in New York has realised a total of $538,971,750 / £418,131,691 million, reaching their revised presale estimates after the...

12 May 2019

Lithuania Wins Golden Lion Award At 58th Venice Biennale

The Golden Lion awards for Best National Participation at the 58th Venice Biennale has been announced. Lithuania's Sun & Sea (Marina) an immersive sound...

9 May 2019

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Discarded Gerhard Richter Drawings – Man Found Guilty Of Theft

A German man has been found guilty by a court on charges of stealing discarded works of art from the well-known abstract painter Gerhard...

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.

16 April 2019

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Elton John and David Furnish Donate Photography Gallery To V&A

The V&A has announced a new, long-term collaboration with Elton John and David Furnish to improve public access to photography.

15 April 2019

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Sackler: A Family Divided – Dame Jillian Sackler Speaks Out

Dame Jillian Sackler, third wife of the late Arthur Sackler has defended her branch of the family's philanthropic donations with a statement to the...

7 April 2019

Grayson Perry Brexit Vases Go On Display At V&A

Grayson Perry's timely pair of vases depicting Brexit, one leave the other remain go on permanent display in the V&A’s Ceramics Galleries from today.

20 March 2019

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Art And Money Laundering Why The Global Art Market Needs Regulation

High-end art, antiquities, and antiques have become more and more attractive to money launders says, Peter D. Hardy a partner at Ballard Spahr, writing...

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...

FairForSaatchi art fair. International contemporary and modern masters at Saatchi Gallery, 26-30 June 2019
Hix Award 2019 - Submissions close 31st July 2019

Reviews

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...

15 June 2019

Bartolome Bermejo And The Paper Museum – Two Free Exhibitions – Edward Lucie-Smith

Once again the National Gallery offers a small, free, finely crafted show devoted to an Old Master painter that few people will know much...

11 June 2019

Oscar Murillo A Cultural Hero Of Sorts – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’ve just read a piece on the web complaining that the one area of the contemporary art world where gender equality is making no...

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...

9 June 2019

Keith Tyson – Enrique Martínez Celaya Two London Shows – Edward Lucie-Smith

If you want to take the temperature of the London art world, here are two places to do so. One is the show for...

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...

28 May 2019

Four London Art Exhibitions To See – June 2019 – Edward Lucie-Smith

London's posher galleries offer exhibitions of all kinds right now, but they tend to have a slightly depressing characteristic in common. The artists concerned...

25 May 2019

Anish Kapoor: Splashing Bloody Wombs And One Penis – Jude Cowan Montague

I can't see an Anish Kapoor exhibition at the moment. I can't talk about Anish Kapoor at the moment. Not without the first thing...

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...

14 May 2019

Whatever Happened To Anthony Caro? – Three Reviews – Edward Lucie-Smith

Whatever happened to Anthony Caro? In Jonathan Jones’ new book about the history of British art from Hogarth to Banksy, Caro gets about half...

1 May 2019

Kathy Acker And I – ICA Retrospective – Paul Carter Robinson

I,I,I,I,I,I,I Kathy Acker is a fitting title for this quasi-retrospective exhibition which opened at the ICA on Tuesday night. In fact, it would have...

28 March 2019

Vincent Van Gogh His Very British Legacy – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tate Britain has one very good reason to offer us a Vincent Van Gogh show, which is that it is sure to raise attendances...

23 February 2019

Diane Arbus Street Of Secrets – Hayward Gallery – Sue Hubbard

My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been’ wrote the photographer Diane Arbus, the poor little rich Jewish girl who walked on...

 

Previews

17 June 2019

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FairforSaatchi: New Art Fair Announced For June’s Masterpiece Corridor

A brand new fair focusing on Contemporary and Modern art has been announced for London during the Masterpiece/Olympia corridor.

17 June 2019

Art Car Boot Fair 2019 Returns For A Summer Of Love

The Art Car Boot Fair is perhaps the one place to go for starter level collectors. This mid-summer art love-in awards the opportunity to...

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...

15 June 2019

Ann Grim Reflects On The Future Of Humankind At h Club London

Cross-disciplinary artist Ann Grim is to have her first solo exhibition in London at the h Club (formerly The Hospital Club) running from 28...

12 June 2019

Art Night 2019: An Insomniatic Mix Of Emerging Artists And Heavy Hitters

Art Night's fourth edition launches 22 June this year with another impressive line-up, including heavy hitters Cory Arcangel, Barbara Kruger, Oscar Murillo, and Marina...

6 June 2019

Wolfgang Tillmans: Image-Making In An Image-Saturated World – Maureen Paley

Wolfgang Tillmans ninth solo exhibition was unveiled last night at Maureen Paley. The exhibition focuses on Tillmans’ multifaceted approach to image-making, featuring new and...

30 May 2019

Michael Craig-Martin Sculpture Unveiled At Gagosian Britannia Street

Sculptural works by Michael Craig-Martin have been unveiled at Gagosian in Britannia Street.

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...

Antony Gormley Celebrated With Royal Academy Solo Show

In September 2019, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of the internationally acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley (b. 1950), the...

2 April 2019

Queer Spaces: New Whitechapel Gallery Exhibition Opens

Over half of London’s LGBTQ+ venues closed between 2006 and 2016 New exhibition explores queer spaces through contemporary artworks and rare archival material. It...

19 December 2018

Tate Announces New Exhibition Dedicated To Women Artists In Britain

A new display dedicated to women artists working in Britain over the past 60 years will open in April 2019.

27 November 2018

Bridget Riley: Comprehensive New Exhibition Announced By Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery is to present a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of the celebrated British artist, Bridget Riley.

12 November 2018

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Major Keith Haring Exhibition For Tate Liverpool In June 2019

Looks like Tate Liverpool has once again trumped (if that word is still acceptable) Tate Modern or in fact all of the major London Galleries...

 

Features

15 June 2019

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Flying Into Art Basel 2019 – Paul Carey-Kent Reports

Paul Carey- Kent is in Basel for the worlds weightiest art fair Here are his top picks from the week the art world focused...

9 June 2019

Waterloo Festival Launches At St. John’s Waterloo – Revd Jonathan Evens

Churches hosting exhibitions and artists is a fantastic development says Almuth Tebbenhoff, co-curator of The London Group's outdoor exhibition 'Coming Good: Come Hell or...

6 June 2019

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Art Basel 2019 The World’s Top Art Fair – Visitors Guide

Art Basel brings together some of the world’s leading galleries exhibiting the works of over 4,000 artists. A full program of talks and special...

2 June 2019

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John Bellany Alan Davie Spiritual Joy and Magic – Revd Jonathan Evens

In 1983 John Bellany painted a double portrait depicting himself alongside Alan Davie. These two influential artists are Scotland's best-known post-war artists. Cradle of...

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...

20 May 2019

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ARCOlisboa Lisbon: F*** Art! Lets Dance! – Ben Austin Diary

FUCK ART! LET’S DANCE! Got your attention with a bit of comic vulgarity? Good. Not an easy thing to do, what with so many...

19 May 2019

The Rebirth Of Cork Street But Where Are The Galleries? – Oliver Malin

When most people think of the London art scene, It may be tricky to pinpoint what constitutes its epicenter. Perhaps it starts with the...

16 May 2019

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Photo London 2019 The Capitals Most Coherent Photography Fair – Kerim Aytac

This week Photo London returns for its fifth edition, and it’s the strongest iteration yet. No longer just a fair, over the course of...

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...

20 April 2019

58th Venice Biennale Collateral Events Guide – Artlyst

Outside of the Giardini and Arsenale, the main venues for the 58th Venice Biennale, there is an overwhelming abundance of other exhibitions and events....

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.

7 April 2019

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Renzo Piano’s Landmark Spacecraft Defines The Academy Museum LA

The Academy Museum which is set to launch in Autumn 2019 will be the go-to institution dedicated to the art and science of film....

6 April 2019

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Van Gogh’s Religious Journey Around London – Revd Jonathan Evens

Vincent van Gogh arrived in Britain as a young trainee art dealer who then had a spell as a teacher before leaving Britain to...

17 February 2019

How To Become an Independent Curator Sarah Sparkes Explains

I am an Artist Curator. I also teach the short course 'How To Become an Independent Curator' at Central St Martins, University of the...

28 January 2019

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Jock McFadyen Reveals His Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Vision – Sue Hubbard Interview

Jock is late for our meeting in the Academicians Room at the RA. Very late. He was stuck on a bus. I’ve known him...

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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