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31 March 2020

Early Van Gogh Painting Stolen From Dutch Museum

Police have launched a criminal investigation and are reviewing security footage after a painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen during the early hours...

29 March 2020

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Art Goes Viral – Edward Lucie-Smith

The coronavirus has been responsible for a major crisis in the art world. Museums and galleries have slammed their doors shut. Increasingly the only...

26 March 2020

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And Last But Not Least Art Basel Gets Postponed

Well well, we all knew this was coming. TEFAF Maastricht is currently under fire for infecting the upper echelons of the art world with...

25 March 2020

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Manifesta 13 Marseille Postponed Due to COVID-19 Crisis

Manifesta 13, the European Nomadic Biennial which originated in the early 1990s in response to the political, economic, and social change following the end...

25 March 2020

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Rebecca Salter PRA Wins £25,000 Genesis Prize

The Genesis Foundation today announced Rebecca Salter, President of the Royal Academy of Arts, as the winner of the 2020 Genesis Prize.

Paul Kasmin Formative Contemporary Art Dealer Dies Age 60 

The London-born dealer PAUL KASMIN (1960–2020) has died in New York after a protracted illness. The gallery released the following statement.

23 March 2020

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Italy I Love You My Heart Is With You – Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović made a statement to the people of Italy in association with Palazzo Strozzi as part of project IN TOUCH. The international artist...

23 March 2020

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Cass Art Shuts All UK Shops

Cass Art has shut all of their stores leaving artists to scramble for supplies. All professionals and students looking to stock up on materials...

22 March 2020

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Art And Corona What happens Afterwards – Edward Lucie-Smith

As the contemporary art world goes dark, and as galleries - official spaces and commercial ones - slam shut their doors, one inevitably starts...

20 March 2020

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Fourth Plinth Commission Postponed Because Of You Know What

The unveiling of the Fourth Plinth commission, a  giant soft-serve dollop of whipped cream topped with a cherry, a fly and a drone by...

18 March 2020

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Frieze New York 2020 Cancelled 

Frieze has announced the cancellation of the ninth edition of the Frieze New York art fair. It falls in line with health and safety...

18 March 2020

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Art In The Time Of COVID19 – Sue Hubbard

First, the Louvre in Paris closed. Then the galleries in London started to shut their doors, one by one, like the “lamps going out...

16 March 2020

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London Art Gallery Closures Latest COVID19 Updates

The National Gallery has unprecedentedly cancelled their highly anticipated Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition, scheduled to open on 4th April. The ICA, Wellcome Collection, South London...

15 March 2020

Old Master Paintings Stolen From University Of Oxford Gallery

If you think UK galleries are safe while everyone is panicking from the COVID19 virus think again. Three valuable paintings have been stolen from...

15 March 2020

Arts Council England Promises Arts Support But Warns Of Closures

Arts Council England has released a statement outlining support for the arts during the COVID 19 crisis. In a statement released today (Sunday 15...

13 March 2020

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Anicka Yi To Create Next Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

Tate Modern has announced that Anicka Yi will create the next annual Hyundai Commission, an annual event at the gallery. Her new site-specific work...

10 March 2020

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Emma Talbot Wins Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2020

The Max Mara prize 2020 has been awarded to Emma Talbot. The award supports UK-based female artists who have not previously had a major...

2 March 2020

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Ulay: Marina Abramović Creative Collaborator Dies

Frank Uwe Laysiepen, AKA Ulay, Conceptual artist and long-term creative partner of Marina Abramović, has died age 76. Born in Germany and based in...

26 February 2020

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Penny Macbeth Appointed New Glasgow School of Art Director 

Penny Macbeth has been appointed as the new director of the Glasgow School of Art. Following a tumultuous week of uncertainty, as reported by...

22 February 2020

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Mackintosh Museum Closure Highlights A Culture Of Complacency – Clare Henry 

Today's terrible news, a local Glasgow council is closing Mackintosh's iconic Scotland Street School Museum. I despair. Soon there will be nothing Mackintosh left...

16 February 2020

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Glasgow School Of Art: A Burnt-Out Toxic Culture – Clare Henry

There have been few iconic institutions more beloved that Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art.

12 February 2020

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Sonia Boyce Chosen To Represent Britain At 59th Venice Biennale

Sonia Boyce OBE RA has been announced as the artist to represent the UK at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di...

11 January 2020

 59th Venice Biennale Appoints Cecilia Alemani  Visual Arts Director

Cecilia Alemani has been appointed as the Director of Visual Arts for the 2021 Venice Biennale. The Board of Directors of La Biennale di...

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...

10 December 2019

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Rebecca Salter Becomes Twenty-Seventh President of The Royal Academy

 Rebecca Salter has been elected the 27th President of the Royal Academy It was announced today that she will succeed Christopher Le Brun PPRA...

9 December 2019

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Tackling Artistic Inequality Outside Mainstream Art Institutions

Art has incredible power. It is a force for cultural reflection, social change and an invaluable medium through which we challenge existing assumptions, broaden...

28 October 2019

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How Wheelchair Friendly Are London Commercial Galleries? – David Lock Investigates

As a wheelchair user, I wanted to write a piece about what it's like for a disabled person visiting commercial galleries in London.

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Reviews

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...

19 March 2020

Titian: A Pity To Miss – National Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Titian show at the National Gallery in London has arrived at a particularly inauspicious moment. Major public galleries in Europe are shutting their...

16 March 2020

Drawn To Another World Alexander Hinks – The Cello Factory

What is this ‘other world’ Alexander Hinks is drawn to and asks that we be drawn into? His current exhibition at ‘The Cello Factory’ spans...

12 March 2020

Andy Warhol Multiple Identities – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) has, even since his death more than thirty years ago, retained a central position in the world of contemporary art.

9 March 2020

Among The Trees A Sense Of Loss – Edward Lucie-Smith

Among the Trees which just opened at the Hayward Gallery, is an ambitious exhibition that has all the best intentions, and somehow fails to...

4 March 2020

Aubrey Beardsley: A Sensual Sometimes Erotic Divertissement – Edward Lucie-Smith

As the exhibition catalogue notes, the Beardsley show that just opened at Tate Britain is the first comprehensive survey of his work to have...

27 February 2020

Young Rembrandt: Influencer Of His Generation – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’ve always liked the exhibitions at the Ashmolean in Oxford. They offer sensible examples of art historical explanation - something that can’t always be...

25 February 2020

David Hockney: Two Major Shows Open In London – Edward Lucie-Smith

As the National Portrait Gallery prepares for its long sleep - three years with its doors firmly shut - it is not surprising to...

20 February 2020

Masculinities: An Extremely Interesting, Timely Event – Edward Lucie-Smith

After a plethora of exhibitions featuring women, women’s art, women’s attitudes of the world, it comes as a relief to find a big London...

15 February 2020

Caravaggio / Bernini: Baroque Wonderment Vivacity And Horror – Sue Hubbard

Most great artistic movements begin as a reaction to the art and times that precede them. Impressionism in the 19th century. Surrealism, Dadaism and...

9 February 2020

British Baroque: Vintage National Triumphalism – Tate Britain – Edward Lucie Smith

Entering the new British Baroque show (as one does) from Tate Britain’s central upstairs space, currently, home to a multitude of group photographs of...

7 February 2020

Brandt And Moore: A Shared British Vision – Hepworth Wakefield – Sara Faith

A new exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield features two very British artists with crossover interests. The photographer Bill Brandt (1904-1983) and sculptor Henry Moore...

5 February 2020

Radical Figures: A New Art Movement? – Edward Lucie-Smith

The rather splendid show of new figurative painting, now on view at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, boasts that it is the first event of...

5 February 2020

Fugitive Artists Display Powerful Images At Turner Contemporary

'We Will Walk—Art and Resistance in the American South' is one of the most powerful and important shows I've seen. It is co-curated by the...

4 February 2020

Rose Wylie: Harnessing A Rebellious Energy – Paul Carter Robinson

Rose Wylie has become one of the leading British contemporary artists of her generation. In the last decade, her work has come to the...

29 January 2020

American Pastoral Art Celebrated In New London Show – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new American Pastoral exhibition at Gagosian’s Britannia Street space is of museum quality, even if what’s on show doesn’t always seem to relate...

22 January 2020

Picasso Exhibition Triumphs With Rarely Seen Works On Paper – Edward Lucie-Smith

Wow! This show is a real blockbuster! Spread out in the main exhibition galleries of the Royal Academy. It gives an excellent idea of...

19 January 2020

 New York Gallery Walkabout Winter 2020 – Ilka Scobie

Ilka Scobie takes a look at the first New York exhibitions for 2020 and discovers a few surprises along the way.

18 December 2019

Theaster Gates: Racial, Ethnic And Religious Minglings – Alice Lenkiewicz

The exhibition, AMALGAM by Theaster Gates, now showing at Tate Liverpool is an experience not to be missed with a poignant message for our...

28 November 2019

George IV: The Art Of Spectacle – Queen’s Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Queen’s Gallery, behind Buckingham Palace, is the place where the British Royal Collection Trust displays its treasures. The latest exhibition there – George...

 

Previews

12 March 2020

Gustave Moreau: The Fables A New Exhibition At Waddesdon Manor 

Gustave Moreau (1826-98) is one of the most brilliant and influential artists of the French Symbolist movement, and this exhibition reveals some of the...

3 March 2020

Ryan McGinley Explores Trademark Nude Genres At Marlborough

Marlborough is presenting Pretty Free, a solo exhibition by the American photographer Ryan McGinley. The show comprises work from several years, but with a...

27 February 2020

Christopher Wool To Exhibit New Works On Paper In London

Galerie Max Hetzler, London has announced an exhibition of new works on paper and sculptures by Christopher Wool. This will be the artist’s first...

20 February 2020

Atakan, French and Cj Hendry Three London Previews

Pi Artworks has announced 'It still is as it always was', the first joint exhibition by Nancy Atakan and Kalliopi Lemos; artists who have...

10 February 2020

Jake Wood-Evans At The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre

Hampshire Cultural Trust, in collaboration with Unit London, is presenting an exhibition of specially created new works by the leading British artist, Jake Wood-Evans...

10 February 2020

Nancy Fouts Posthumous Retrospective Announced

Fags, Birds and a Couple of Guns, a retrospective dedicated to the extraordinary work of Nancy Fouts has been announced for Hang-Up Gallery, Hoxton....

29 January 2020

Wolfgang Tillmans First Major Solo Exhibition In Belgium Announced

WIELS inaugurates 2020 with the first large-scale solo exhibition in Belgium of the artist Wolfgang Tillmans. 

19 January 2020

Cecily Brown To Mount Major Show At Blenheim Palace

The Blenheim Art Foundation will unveil a significant solo exhibition by acclaimed British artist Cecily Brown at Blenheim Palace, running from 23 April to...

19 January 2020

Larry Achiampong Unveils New Solo Show At John Hansard Gallery

A significant solo exhibition of new and existing works, by Larry Achiampong, titled 'When the Sky Falls', is to open at John Hansard Gallery...

18 January 2020

James Turrell: The Materiality of Light – Pace Gallery, London

New works by Light and Space master James Turrell is to go on show at Pace London 6 Burlington Gardens 11 February to 27...

18 December 2019

Historical Depiction Of Women Explored In New Guildhall Exhibition

A major exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery will feature work by over 50 artists that draw upon the historical Depiction of women in enclosed...

11 December 2019

Second Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art – Artists Announced

The second Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) has been announced. This major new biennial in Latvia lists participants for the event entitled...

9 November 2019

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Metropolitan Museum Unveils Plans For New British Decorative Arts Galleries

The Met Museum's collection of British decorative arts is one of the most important outside the United Kingdom. Covering the 16th to 19th century

28 October 2019

Andy Warhol Tate Retrospective Announced For Spring

Andy Warhol Tate Modern retrospectivecelebrates one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His life and work continue to fascinate and be...

 

Features

30 March 2020

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More Interviews From Isolation Four Artists – Oliver Malin

Whilst I will refrain from touting out the current word de jour again, the new normal, it's hard not to feel the paradigm shift...

28 March 2020

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Art And Faith A Time For Seeing – Revd Jonathan Evens

Edward Lucie-Smith has rightly wondered, as 'the contemporary art world goes dark, and as galleries – official spaces and commercial ones – slam shut...

26 March 2020

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Interviews From Isolation Four Artists – Oliver Malin

This is a new series of interviews coordinated by Oliver Malin that Artlyst is going to run over the next few weeks illustrating how...

12 March 2020

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Peter Saul And Jordan Casteel New Museum NYC – Ilka Scobie

A weird and interesting dichotomy of two painters who share neither age, gender, race or subject matter are united by passionate painting and masterful...

9 March 2020

ULAY: A Personal Reminiscence – Clare Henry

ULAY, who died last week at 76, was tall, handsome, clever, charismatic. In the 1980s he was also half of the world’s golden couple...

4 March 2020

Stanley Spencer: His Two Wives And A Love Triangle

Despite the fact that this remarkable story has been the subject of fascination and debate for decades in books, films and documentaries this show...

24 February 2020

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Carolina Mazzolari: Painting With Thread – Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Carolina Mazzolari is one of the key artists currently in an exhibition and auction sale at Sotheby's to benefit Fine Cell Work, a charity...

9 February 2020

National Gallery Explores ‘Sin’ In New Exhibition – Interview Dr Joost Joustra Curator With Revd Jonathan Evens

The first exhibition in the UK exploring sin in art will be staged at the National Gallery this spring. ‘Sin’ will bring together paintings...

9 February 2020

Hugh Mendes: The Inverted Gaze – Sue Hubbard

In 1972 John Berger suggested that “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.” The male gaze, he argued in...

7 February 2020

Margate – Art In Ex Toilets And Family Homes – James Payne

With smaller Galleries being squeezed out of the market more and more, it makes sense to look towards ad hoc spaces. Inventive curators are...

29 January 2020

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Photographing The Colony Room Club – Clancy Gebler Davies

It wouldn't be possible to take these pictures now - not least because the fabled Dean Street member's Club (the Colony Room Club) is...

7 January 2020

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10 Biennial/Triennials You Must see In 2020 

Yes, there are a number of biennials/triennials on offer around the globe this year.

4 January 2020

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International Art Fair Guide 2020 – Artlyst’s Global Companion

Welcome to the Artlyst printable pull-out International Art Fair Guide 2020. This is our curated choice of the events not to miss in the...

2 January 2020

London Art Exhibitions Preview A Month By Month Guide 2020

We’ve just welcomed in not only a new year but a new decade. So let's look forward to the exciting exhibitions that will be...

1 January 2020

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What I Don’t Like About The Contemporary Art Scene  – Edward Lucie-Smith

A New Year, a new decade - I’ve been thinking about all the things I currently don’t like about the contemporary art scene here...

29 December 2019

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Andy Warhol: Catholicism His Work, Faith And Legacy – Revd Jonathan Evens

In 1987, in a eulogy given at a Memorial Mass for Andy Warhol, the art historian John Richardson revealed the extent of Warhol’s Catholic...

9 December 2019

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Sculptor Conrad Shawcross On Space And Time – Interview Paul Carter Robinson 

On the surface, Conrad Shawcross' sculpture retains the appearance of scientific rationality.

 

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