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1 December 2020

Eddy Peake In Piccadilly – Freelands Award Announced – Johns / Rauschenberg Collaboration Discovered

Eddy Peake In Piccadilly - Freelands Award Announced - Johns / Rauschenberg Collaboration Discovered

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

26 November 2020

Liverpool Biennial Programme – Taylor Wessing Prize Winner – Gerry Judah’s Dallas Sculpture

Liverpool Biennial has launched their programme for their 11th Edition happening in spring 2021, running from 20 March – 6 June, with previews held...

24 November 2020

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Fatos Üstek Quits Directorship of Liverpool Biennial – Society of Antiquaries Priced Out Of Mayfair – Xora’s Sleeping Protest Aimed At JK Rowling

Fatos Üstek Quits Directorship of Liverpool Biennial - Society of Antiquaries Priced Out Of Mayfair - Xora's Sleeping Protest Aimed At JK Rowling

23 November 2020

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60% UK Museums Facing Permanent Closure – Banksy vs The Bicycle Thief – Zaha Hadid Estate Settled

Museums, galleries and historic houses across the UK are facing a crisis due to the impact of Covid-19, with six in ten (60%) surveyed...

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...

19 November 2020

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Pace Take Over Empty Blain Southern Premises – Helen Frankenthaler Show For DPG – Austin Osman Spare Painting Discovered

Marc Glimcher, President and CEO of Pace Gallery, has announced plans to expand in London taking over the empty Blain Southern space located at...

17 November 2020

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Frieze And Basel 2021 Fairs Have A Rethink As COVID Takes Its Toll

Frieze Art Fairs seem to be having a rethink as a result of closures due to COVID. First off, the 2020 New York and...

17 November 2020

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Chagall’s Largest Artwork Auctioned – Prix Pictet Theme Announced – Jade Montserrat Performs

News In Brief: Chagall's Largest Artwork Auctioned - Prix Pictet Theme Announced - Jade Montserrat Performs

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...

12 November 2020

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John Waters Gift To Baltimore Museum – Spain’s Latest Horrific Art Restoration – CINOA Begs UNESCO For Art Trade Cooperation

An Open Letter From CINOA Congratulates UNESCO for their 50-year anniversary of the 1970 Convention but pleads for better representation of the facts and...

10 November 2020

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Feminist Icon Mary Wollstonecraft Gets Statue – Deutsche Börse Prize Shortlist – Stanley Spencer’s Last Self-Portrait

Feminist Icon Mary Wollstonecraft Gets Statue - Deutsche Börse Prize Shortlist - Stanley Spencer's Last Self-Portrait

9 November 2020

Kara Walker Boots Trump Out – Sotheby’s Latest Lawsuit – Eileen Agar Whitechapel Show

Kara Walker Boots Trump Out - Eileen Agar Whitechapel Show - Sotheby's Latest Lawsuit

5 November 2020

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Marina Abramović Opera – Big Issue Artist Guitar Sale – Helmut Newton At Hamiltons

Performance artist, Marina Abramović, will premiere a new film version of her iconic opera, The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas (2020), on a series...

3 November 2020

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Grayson Perry’s Dead Wood Comment – Donald Trump’s Political Obituary – Taylor Wessing All Women Shortlist

Has Grayson gone mad? Has Trump lost it?  Is Taylor Wessing heading for an all-women final. All the news in brief

28 October 2020

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Tracey Emin Reveals Bladder Cancer Surgery Ahead Of RA Show

Tracey Emin, the YBA artist, best known for her Turner Prize-nominated 'Unmade Bed' has revealed that she has been suffering from bladder cancer. Last...

14 October 2020

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Meet Simone Leigh: First African-American Woman To Represent US At Venice Biennale

Simone Leigh has sculpted her way into the history books as the first African-American woman artist to be chosen to represent the U.S

Artist Frank Bowling Knighted In Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020

Congratulations to Frank Bowling now Sir Richard Sheridan Franklin Bowling Kt ,OBE, RA, the Guyana-born British artist. His paintings relate to Abstract expressionism, Color...

9 October 2020

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Duncan Grant: Bloomsbury Group Artist’s Lost Homo-Erotic Drawings Discovered

A cache of over four hundred homo-erotic drawings by the Bloomsbury artist Duncan Grant has been found decades after experts believed they had been...

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"...

Paula Rego Severs Ties With Marlborough And Joins Victoria Miro

The British/Portuguese artist Paula Rego has severed ties with her long-term gallery Marlborough and joined Victoria Miro

16 September 2020

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Spencer Tunick Stages Naked Social Distancing At London’s Alexandra Palace

The American performance artist/impresario Spencer Tunick, known for his nude human installations in public spaces has gathered two hundred twenty members of the public...

15 September 2020

COVID19 Blamed For 36% Drop In Gallery Sales Art Basel Reports

Art Basel has published their 2020 mid-year survey 'The Impact of COVID- 19 on the Gallery Sector' shows smaller galleries have been hardest hit,...

31 July 2020

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Heather Phillipson Quietly Unveils Fourth Plinth Commission In Trafalgar Square

The artist Heather Phillipson quietly unveiled her fourth plinth commission in Trafalgar Square, yesterday with a lack of fanfare not seen before in past...

29 July 2020

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Public Art Galleries vs Commercial Who Will Win – Edward Lucie-Smith

At the moment there is an undeclared contest going on, both within the British art world and also, on a much larger scale, in...

15 June 2020

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Forensic Architecture Continue Grenfell Tower Project Awareness

On the third anniversary of the tragic fire which took seventy-two lives in the Grenfell tower block in West London, Artlyst thought it a...

8 June 2020

Do Tate Galleries Have A Slavery Past?

The Tate issued a statement in 2019 to put to rest talk about the gallery founder and namesake Henry Tate's involvement in slavery.

4 June 2020

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Black Art Matters – Paul Carter Robinson

This is long overdue, but under the worrying circumstances that have dominated the news in the past week, I feel it is essential to...

2 June 2020

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Museum Futures Post Lockdown – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tate Modern is easily the most popular gallery of modern art in the world… For a location that consists mostly of open spaces, lightly...

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...

11 December 2019

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Alt Power 100 2019 Artlyst – Back To Basics

The Alt Power 100 2019 Artlyst is our annual way of acknowledging and thanking all of the recipients for making a difference to the...

Jerry Kaye - Look good, feel good

Reviews

25 November 2020

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Antony Gormley and Martin Gayford Present Visual Culture Throughout History – Edward Lucie-Smith

The big new Thames & Hudson book Shaping the World, by Antony Gormley and Martin Gayford, turns out to be a good deal better...

19 November 2020

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Joseph Wright of Derby A New Book By Matthew Craske – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new book on Joseph Wright of Derby by Matthew Craske is a massive tome. Published by the Paul Mellon Center for British Art,...

3 November 2020

Maggi Hambling: Powerful Often Sinister Paintings – Edward Lucie-Smith

Now in her mid-70s. Maggi Hambling is a senior figure in British art. She doesn’t have much presence abroad

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...

26 October 2020

Navigating Downtown NYC Galleries During A Pandemic Autumn 2020 – Ilka Scobie

As museums and galleries open to eager viewers, I took the easy way out and have only ventured to walking distance galleries. Luckily, this...

18 October 2020

Bruce Nauman, Damien’s New Show And Painter Mark Edwards – London Autumn Exhibitions – Edward Lucie-Smith

In the midst of the chaos in the London art world caused by the current pandemic an artist occasionally shows up who seems serenely...

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...

8 October 2020

Royal Academy’s Free Of Bombast Summer/ Winter Exhibition  – Sue Hubbard

The Royal Academy Summer Show has an unbroken record. Still, this year, due to the pandemic, it’s being held in the winter rather than...

1 October 2020

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Artemisia Gentileschi Exhibition Opens At London’s National Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition has opened at the National Gallery at long last. It is accompanied by a handsome, fully illustrated hardcover catalogue. The...

13 September 2020

Quentin Blake and Victor Pasmore A Discursive Conversational Piece – Jude Cowan Montague

Quentin Blake and Victor Pasmore Hastings Contemporary: I'm standing for the first time inside the Hastings Contemporary

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...

11 July 2020

Sean Scully: Rhythm, Restraint, Splendor – Raphy Sarkissian

Painting, sculpture, architecture: here is a triumvirate wherein painting and sculpture remain in commanding dialogue with architecture throughout the impressive output of Sean Scully,...

16 April 2020

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Artemisia Gentileschi A Retrospective – Edward Lucie-Smith

The much-anticipated Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition at the National Gallery in London has now been indefinitely postponed, to the disappointment of many.

9 April 2020

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Piranesi Drawings – Neoclassical Visions – Edward Lucie-Smith

This handsome soft-cover catalogue published by Thames & Hudson for the British Museum was intended to commemorate an exhibition that hasn’t in fact taken...

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

23 November 2020

Head Shots: Frank Auerbach And Tony Bevan Together At Ben Brown

An exciting new exhibition Frank Auerbach / Tony Bevan: What Is A Head?, curated by Michael Peppiatt has been announced for Ben Brown Fine...

17 November 2020

Albrecht Dürer Subject Of Major National Gallery Exhibition This Spring

Dürer's Journeys – Travels of a Renaissance Artist is a major new show announced for the National Gallery March 2021. This will be the...

10 November 2020

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Judy Chicago Launches Smoke Sculpture Her First Virtual Artwork

Judy Chicago along with Light Art Space (LAS) is launching the first virtual artwork by this acclaimed American artist.

8 November 2020

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Niki Gorick: What Actually Exists – Edward Lucie Smith

Visual art continues to flourish, despite the imminence of winter, in open-air city spaces.

29 October 2020

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Presents Her First Major Survey At Tate Britain

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Presents Her First Major Survey Tate Britain

5 October 2020

Watch Goldsmiths MFA Graduate Student Dump 31 Tonnes Of Carrots

Rafael Pérez Evans, the most talked-about MFA candidate this year has created 'Grounding', an installation utilising 30 tonnes of fresh carrots.

28 September 2020

The Royal Academy Summer/Winter Exhibition 2020 – Preview

The Royal Academy has against all odds unveiled its 252 annual Summer Exhibition. Today is 'varnishing day' where the artists can see their works...

2 September 2020

Tracey Emin Meets Munch Show Given Green Light At Royal Academy 

The Royal Academy of Arts plans to go ahead with an exhibition bringing together for the first time the work of the British artist...

4 June 2020

National Gallery Extends Titian Exhibition in London

The National Gallery has announced that the universally acclaimed exhibition Titian: Love, Desire, Death will be extended due to the generosity of its partners and lenders....

23 May 2020

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Salisbury Cathedral 800 Years Of Art And Spirit – Revd Jonathan Evens

When an exhibition celebrating 800 years of spirit and endeavour at Salisbury Cathedral has to be installed against the clock and then its launch...

12 May 2020

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Rembrandt’s Night Watch 44.8-Gigapixel Image Goes Live

The largest and most detailed ever photograph of Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch has been unveiled on The Rijksmuseum's website. The 44.8-gigapixel image will...

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

Jenny Saville Propped 1992 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Not long after Jenny Saville had left art school in Glasgow. As yet she was unwritten about and unknown. I was taken aback by...

30 November 2020

Art Basel OVR: Miami Beach Art Week Online Guide 2020 – Artlyst

Art Basel Miami Beach isn't technically off this year; instead, it is virtual and called OVR: Miami Beach. Art Basel OVR: Miami Beach Art...

25 November 2020

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Artist Hannah Rose Thomas – Tears of Gold – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

While living in Jordan as an Arabic student in 2014, Hannah Rose Thomas worked with UNHCR to organise art projects with Syrian refugees for...

18 November 2020

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Marcus Lyon: Human Atlas Explorations – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

Marcus Lyon is an artist whose early work took him to the slums and ghettos of the developing world to explore issues surrounding street...

12 November 2020

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Jude Cowan Montague: Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives in Conversation with Pauline Sewards

Pauline Sewards is a guest interviewer for Artlyst. In this enlightening interview, she speaks with writer, journalist, poet, musician and visual artist Jude Cowan...

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...

2 November 2020

Jock McFadyen RA Popular Enclosure, 2005 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Jock McFadyen is the psycho-geographer of the visual art world. ‘The laureate’, as Ian Sinclair has suggested, ‘of stagnant canals, filling stations and night...

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...

24 September 2020

Frieze Sculpture Garden To Go Ahead Despite Fair’s Cancellation

Frieze will be launching their annual sculpture garden in ten days despite the fair's move online due to the COVID19 pandemic.

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...

6 September 2020

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Geraldine Swayne: Annunciation And The Unspoken – Artlyst Interview 

Geraldine Swayne is a highly regarded painter known for her intimate portrait and figure paintings in enamel on copper, aluminium and canvas. Her subjects...

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.

27 July 2020

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Anish Kapoor Country House Splendour – Stuart Semple

Anish Kapoor Houghton Hall Norfolk:  Have you ever felt like you want to ring your mum to tell her you think you might have...

9 July 2020

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Ralph Steadman Fear & Loathing In 2020 – Interview By Oliver Malin

There is no ignoring the odd upside from a certain angle, offered up by our current miasm. Over the last three months, all of...

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

This is a new series by historian James Payne demystifying great works of art. We will be adding to this page as the content...

London Gallery Lockdown Night And Day – A Photo Essay

London Gallery Lockdown 4/05/2020: Greta Thunberg would undoubtedly agree with the first statement

6 April 2020

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Solitude An Essay By Jeremy Cooper

Some of us have spent much of our lives seeking first to explain to self and then to justify to loved others the need...

 

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