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27 July 2021

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Government University Arts Cuts A Soft Target – Helen Cammock Art On The Underground Commission – Tate Announces 2022 Programme

Government University Arts Cuts A Soft Target - Helen Cammock Art On The Underground Commission - Tate Announces 2022 Programme

22 July 2021

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Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status – National Gallery To Buy Sir Thomas Lawrence The Red Boy – Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 Shortlist

Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status - National Gallery To Buy Sir Thomas Lawrence The Red Boy - Art Fund Museum of the Year...

21 July 2021

Royal Academy Piccadilly Art Takeover Unveiled – Largest Dame Laura Knight Exhibition – Oscar Murillo  Hackney Secondary School Project

The Piccadilly Art Takeover is a partnership between the Royal Academy of Arts and Art of London along with Westminster City Council and the Mayor of...

14 July 2021

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Damien Hirst Launches His First NFT Series – Pornhub Art Museum Nudes – Tate Modern Offers Free COVID Vaccines 

Damien Hirst Launches His First NFT Series - Pornhub Classic Art Museum Nudes - Tate Modern Offers Free COVID Vaccines 

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...

9 July 2021

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Artangel Co-Directors James Lingwood and Michael Morris To Step Down

James Lingwood and Michael Morris, Artangel’s Co-Directors, have announced their decision to step down from the organisation they have led for 30 years.

8 July 2021

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Da Vinci Drawing Export Freeze – Leonardo Bear Drawing Auctioned – Restituted Van Dyck Painting Sells

Da Vinci Drawing Export Freeze - Leonardo Bear Drawing Auctioned - Restituted Van Dyck Painting Sells At Sothebys

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.

30 June 2021

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Gainsborough: Blue Boy Returns To Trafalgar Square 100 Years On

The Blue Boy an iconic masterpiece by Sir Thomas Gainsborough will return to Trafalgar Square, precisely one hundred years to the day since it...

23 June 2021

Rembrandt’s Night Watch: Rijksmuseum Recreates Original Lost Composition

Rembrandt's The Night Watch has been recreated in its original form for the first time in 300 years. Visitors to Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam can...

9 June 2021

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Venice Biennale Announce Title and Theme – Monumental Kokoschka Triptych On Display At Relaunched Courtauld – QUEERCIRCLE New LGBTQ+ Community Space 

La Biennale di Venezia Announce Title and Theme - Monumental Kokoschka Triptych On Display At Relaunched Courtauld - QUEERCIRCLE New LGBTQ+ Community Space 

8 June 2021

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20th Serpentine Pavilion By Counterspace Unveiled – Sarah Hardie Wins Inaugural Soho House Art Prize – Madge Gill: Nature in Mind Exhibition  Announced 

20th Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled - Sarah Hardie Wins Inaugural Soho House Art Prize - Madge Gill: Nature in Mind Exhibition  Announced 

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...

7 May 2021

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Turner Prize 2021 Announces Shortlist of Artist Collectives

The shortlist for the Turner Prize 2021 has been revealed by Tate Britain, and for the first time, the Turner Prize jury has selected...

11 March 2021

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Christie’s £50m NFT Milestone – Senior Curator Mark Godfrey Quits Tate – Cindy Sherman Moves To Hauser & Wirth

Christie's £50m NFT Milestone - Senior Curator Mark Godfrey Quits Tate - Cindy Sherman Moves To Hauser & Wirth

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...

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...

Jerry Kaye - Look good, feel good

25 Jun '21-24 Oct '21

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Julian Opie

Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery

Pitzhanger will present a new body of work by renowned British artist Julian Opie, including site-specific pieces, focusing on architecture, people

Reviews

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...

26 July 2021

Edge to Edge The Cello Factory Review by Simon Streather

Edge to Edge features artists who use hard edges of some kind in their work but who are not necessarily defined by them. Simon...

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.

28 June 2021

Rachel Kneebone: A Complex Tableau Of Organic And Geometric Forms – Revd Jonathan Evens

Rachel Kneebone, “I am excited and delighted to be showing 399 Days in the YSP Chapel, a space that resonates in a special way...

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...

24 May 2021

Eileen Agar: A Surrealist Trailblazer Whitechapel Gallery – Sue Hubbard

As a new young arts writer, I once went to Eileen Agar’s flat in Kensington. I honestly didn’t know who she was at that...

20 May 2021

Ryoji Ikeda And Matthew Barney The End Of Silence – James Payne

James Payne embraces the end of silence after months of lockdown in two new exhibitions: Ryoji Ikeda at 180 The Strand and Matthew Barney...

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.

4 April 2021

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Sean Scully: Philosophical Poetic Pastoral The 12 / Dark Windows – Revd Jonathan Evens

Sean Scully has created new works for this exhibition in the world in which we currently live, with 'the existential threat from COVID

24 March 2021

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KAWS: Reinventing Appropriation Brooklyn Museum – Raphy Sarkissian

Upon entering the Brooklyn Museum to view “Kaws: What Party”, the visitor is confronted by a colossal and strikingly iconic sculpture

18 March 2021

Arthur Jafa: The Art Of Cutting And Pasting – Revd Jonathan Evens

Since childhood, Jafa has cut pictures out of books and magazines, pasting them into new contexts. Black potention is an awareness.

3 December 2020

Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch Exploring The Inner Self – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tracey Emin is one of the two major survivors from the so-called YBA (Young British Artists) Group that made such a lot of noise...

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...

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

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

13 July 2021

Mark Woods Multimedia Cabinet of Curiosities at Cross Lane Projects Kendal

Cross Lane Projects in Kendal reopens this Summer with an exhibition by Mark Woods. Curated by Vanya Balogh, the exhibition features objects, vignettes &...

12 July 2021

Jeff Koons Announces New Exhibition In Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi  

Palazzo Strozzi in Florence will host a major exhibition by Jeff Koons opening on 2 October 2021.

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...

3 June 2021

Gertrude Stein And The Birth Of Modernism Explored At Nahmad Projects

Gertrude Stein: a rose is a rose is a rose, a homage to the iconic author's role as patron, critic, and friend to the...

12 May 2021

Henry Moore Foundation Edmund de Waal Show Set To Open

This Living Hand, the exhibition curated by artist and writer Edmund de Waal for the Henry Moore Foundation will now open on the 19...

22 April 2021

Notorious Roman Emperor Nero Explored In New British Museum Show

The British Museum is to mount the first major UK exhibition on Nero, one of the most notorious ancient Roman emperors.

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

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...

Paula Rego: The Policeman’s Daughter 1987 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

In an era when modernism was dictating that painting should abandon all connection to narrative, Paula Rego

Marie Raymond And Post-War Avant Garde Painting In Paris

Marie Raymond mother of Yves Klein was also an interesting painter and a part of the French Avant Garde Post War Paris scene.

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

10 May 2021

British Museum Spotlight Loan Crossings: Community And Refuge – Revd Jonathan Evens

The Lampedusa cross is made from pieces of a boat that was wrecked on 11 October 2013 near the Italian island of Lampedusa, close...

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...

13 April 2021

Keith Haring: Personal Spiritual Imagery – Revd Jonathan Evens

Keith Haring was a revolutionary artist who transformed the art world during his short but impactful life

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

6 April 2021

Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights – Explained by James Payne

As part of his video series, Great Artworks Explained, James Payne tackles The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch.

4 February 2021

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Creating During Crisis: With Matthew Burrows MBE – Zavier Ellis – Paul Carter Robinson FRSA

In this talk organised by the London Art Fair Paul Carter Robinson FRSA Editor of Artlyst welcomes panelists Matthew Burrows MBE Artist and...

4 January 2021

If Jesus Is A Man Of Colour Why Did We Make Him Aryan? – Revd Jonathan Evens

The National Gallery was hoping to open a re-arranged immersive digital experience inspired by Jan Gossaert's 16th-century masterpiece 'The Adoration of the Kings', on...

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...

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...

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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