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News

16 July 2019

V&A Annual Report Records Over 4.2m London Visitors

The V&A has had a terrific year with a London gate of over 4.2m visitors and the successful launch of their first outpost in...

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...

4 July 2019

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St Fagans National Museum of History Wins Museum of the Year 2019

The Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2019 has been awarded to St Fagans National Museum of History, near Cardiff. The prize winner was...

1 July 2019

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Sculpture In The City London Unveils Edition Nine

Sculpture in the City, the annual public art programme set amongst well-known architectural landmarks, has launched, celebrating their ninth edition. Nineteen artworks make up...

29 June 2019

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Masterpiece London: How The Other Half Live – Edward Lucie-Smith

I have always had ambiguous feelings about the annual Masterpiece London fine art and antiques fair, now under the umbrella of the Art Basel...

27 June 2019

Actor/ Collector Russell Tovey To Guest Curate Margate Now Arts Festival

To celebrate the 19th edition of the Turner Prize presented this year at Turner Contemporary, Margate is to host Margate NOW, an ambitious and...

Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled By Architect Junya Ishigami

The Serpentine launched their annual Pavilion this morning with a press view attended by the architect Junya Ishigami and the artistic director of the...

18 June 2019

Yana Peel Quits Serpentine After Negative Lobbying Campaign

Yana Peel, the Serpentine Galleries CEO has resigned from her role, after three years, following a concerted lobbying campaign against her husband's recent investment...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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 - Submissions close 31st July 2019

Reviews

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...

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...

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...

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...

 

Previews

15 July 2019

Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios Celebrates 10th Edition

It’s just under 2 weeks to go until Hackney WickED 10, London’s biggest open studio event – Over 40 cultural venues & spaces from...

8 July 2019

Samuel Zealey Unveils New Public Sculpture In Bracknell

A new public sculpture, created by Samuel Zealey and entitled Onyo, was picked by hundreds of people as their favourite piece to adorn the...

Recommended London Art Exhibitions July 2019 – Paul Carey-Kent

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

30 June 2019

One Small Step: Art Exhibition To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11

A special exhibition to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in July 1969 curated by Ben Moore at Art...

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...

27 June 2019

Kevork Mourad Explores The Babel Story At The Ismaili Centre London

The Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad unveils his latest exhibition Seeing Through Babel at The Ismaili Centre, London.

26 June 2019

Clifford Chance Celebrates Pride With New London LGBTQ+ Art Exhibition

Clifford Chance celebrates Pride with an international series of exhibitions showcasing the work of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) and supported artists at...

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...

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...

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.

 

Features

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...

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

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.

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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