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News

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...

20 March 2019

Unprecedented $1m Contemporary Art Prize Launched By Japan’s Nomura Holdings

Nomura Holdings, Inc. announced today that it is creating the largest cash award in contemporary visual arts to encourage and nurture creativity.

19 March 2019

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National Portrait Gallery Turns Down £1m Sackler OxyContin Donation

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is the first high profile institution to turn down a £1m grant from the Sackler Trust, over the controversy...

18 March 2019

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Mike Nelson Unveils The Asset Strippers A Tate Britain Sculpture Commission

Tate Britain has unveiled a major new commissioned work by Mike Nelson. The Asset Strippers has been created for the annual Tate Britain Commission,...

17 March 2019

Gavin Turk Unveils The world’s Largest Giant Egg Collaboration

Just in time for Easter, the sensational/YBA artist Gavin Turk has unveiled an ambitious new project in collaboration with Photo London, Somerset House, and...

15 March 2019

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Okwui Enwezor African Born Curator, Critic And Poet Dies Age 55

Okwui Enwezor the Nigerian curator, art critic, writer, poet, and educator has died of cancer age 55. He lived in New York City and...

14 March 2019

George Michael Art Collection Auction Raises £9.4m For Philanthropic Work

The highly anticipated auction of British singer and songwriter George Michael's art collection which captured the spirit of the 1980s and 1990s, has realised...

11 March 2019

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Kara Walker To Create Next Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

The African American Artist Kara Walker has been selected to create the next annual Hyundai Commission at Tate Modern.

9 March 2019

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58th Venice Biennale Announces Invited Artists & Collateral Events

The 58th International Art Exhibition held at the Giardini and Arsenale in Venice from Saturday 11 May until Sunday 24 November 2019 will be...

7 March 2019

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Carolee Schneemann Pioneering Feminist Artist Dies Age 79

Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist who transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender has died age 79.

3 March 2019

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Lost Caravaggio Judith: Is This Painting Another Salvator Mundi?

A long lost painting attributed to Caravaggio which languished in a chateau attic in France for over 100 years is touring art market capitals...

26 February 2019

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RCA And UAL Ranked Top Art Universities In The World

London art and design schools have again topped the list for the best in the world. They landed the top two spots for excellence...

20 February 2019

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Cranach the Elder Venus Masterpiece Gifted To National Gallery

Visitors to the National Gallery are in for a treat as they will be able to view a new acquisition by one of the...

14 February 2019

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Artsy Hacked With User Details For Sale On Dark Web

Artsy the art selling platform has been hacked along with 620 million accounts

12 February 2019

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Fatos Ustek Appointed Director Of Liverpool Biennial

Fatoş Üstek has been appointed as the new Director of Liverpool Biennial.

10 February 2019

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Nan Goldin Takes Over The Guggenheim To Protest Sackler Donations

Nan Goldin the photographer and anti-opioid activist, brought her campaign to the Guggenheim, New York yesterday with a Saturday night protest.

4 February 2019

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Hertfordshire County Council Sells Off Their Art Assets

A Major Art Collection including works by Barbara Hepworth and Keith Vaughan is to be sold on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council to fund...

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...

 

Reviews

19 March 2019

Archaeologies Charlie Smith London – Davina Jackson Pontone – Edward Lucie-Smith

Two of the most consistent of these in terms of quality are Charlie Smith London, situated above a pub in Shoreditch; and the Pontone...

17 March 2019

David Salle, Martin Parr and William Monk Kick Off The Spring Gallery Season – Edward Lucie-Smith

The London exhibition scene is currently so enamoured with dead avant-gardists that it was a pleasure to see work by the well-established American artist...

14 March 2019

Dead Artists Abound In New London Art Exhibitions – Edward Lucie-Smith

At the moment Tate Modern offers retrospective exhibitions of three very different artists – Bonnard (French), Franz West (Austrian) and Dorothea Tanning (American).

11 March 2019

Jeff Koons: Inflated Banality With An Impenetrable Surface – The Ashmolean – Paul Black

Jeff Koons has brought his blingy kitsch to the world's oldest public gallery. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is presenting the master of hollow...

9 March 2019

Henry Moore Helmet Heads Historic Armour And Modernism – Jude Cowan Montague

Henry Moore Helmet Heads: As an etcher, I have a long term interest in armour as one of the early applications of the process....

9 March 2019

Louis-Leopold Boilly And The 19th Century Parisian Bourgeoisie – Edward Lucie-Smith

Sometimes the dear old National Gallery here in London comes up with a nice surprise. Their new one-room, free entry exhibition is devoted to...

3 March 2019

Ken Currie: Protest Defeat And Victory – Revd Jonathan Evens

Violence is to be found everywhere and at all times, even where people pretend that it does not exist. That is the argument made...

2 March 2019

The Renaissance Nude Exposed – Royal Academy – Edward Lucie-Smith

The RA’s new exhibition The Renaissance Nude, upstairs in the Sackler Wing of Burlington House, tackles an ambitious theme – the portrayal of the...

2 March 2019

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Dorothea Tanning The Doors of Perception – Tate Modern – Jude Cowan Montague

Dorothea Tanning is the artist, face hidden to me back then, who drew and painted a short series of paintings that I have loved...

27 February 2019

Franz West: Tate Modern And David Zwirner London – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Franz West show at Tate Modern, with a smaller spin-off at the London branch of Zwirner, the late artist’s long-time dealer, presents the...

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...

21 February 2019

Phyllida Barlow vs Elizabethan Treasures – Edward Lucie-Smith

Phyllida Barlow has long been one of the heroines of the professional contemporary art establishment here in Britain

20 February 2019

Don McCullin A Major Retrospective – Tate Britain – Jude Cowan Montague

A major retrospective of the war photographer Don McCullin at Tate Britain showcases his images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland and more recently Syria alongside...

16 February 2019

All the Rembrandts Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – Sue Hubbard

With his Bob Dylan mop of curls and pug nose, he looks every inch the rebellious teenager that he was.

7 February 2019

Tracey Emin: Personal Real And Imaginative – Jude Cowan Montague

I visited the white, white cube for the Emin show a day after the people-jammed preview opening. I'm a little allergic to crowds so...

31 January 2019

Bill Viola And Michelangelo A Fairground Magical Mystery Tour – Edward Lucie-Smith

The catalogue for the new Bill Viola show at the Royal Academy – also featuring a group of Michelangelo's best, most finished drawings –...

21 January 2019

Pierre Bonnard: A French Painter Carrying Forward A Great Inheritance – Edward Lucie-Smith

Bonnard was one of those betwixt and between artists, part of the Modern Movement

25 October 2018

Edward Burne-Jones Erotic And The Androgynous Tate Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

I have various reasons for being interested in Edward Burne-Jones. Some are purely personal. For example, I happen to live in the area of...

7 August 2018

Magic Realism: Objectivity In Weimar – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Magic Realism Art In Weimar Germany 1919-33 show that just opened at Tate Modern is a welcome addition to what you can see at...

Previews

20 March 2019

Four Artists Brought Together For New Freelands Foundation Exhibition

The Freelands Foundation is presenting Fault Lines, a group exhibition curated by Edward Ball, Freelands Artist Programme Curator. The show brings together four UK-based...

18 March 2019

Cross Lane Projects Kendal Launches Two International Exhibitions

Cross Lane Projects in Kendal opens two exhibitions this week with a consciously international list of artists in the run-up to Brexit*.

12 March 2019

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Leigh Bowery Celebrated In Photos By Fergus Greer At Michael Hoppen Gallery

Leigh Bowery (1961-1994) was one of the worlds' most influential cult figures, performance artists, fashion designers, nightclub proprietors and art objects, in the 1980s...

6 March 2019

New Sean Scully Show Announced For 58th Venice Biennale

The Irish/American painter Sean Scully will be presenting Human: an exhibition of recent works and new, unseen pieces at the Basilica of San Giorgio...

Art Exhibitions Up Now in London March 2019 – Paul Carey- Kent

Writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives his rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows in London March 2019. He currently writes freelance including for Art...

14 February 2019

Leonardo: 500th Anniversary Marked With UK Tour – Clare Henry

To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death a once-in-a-lifetime occasion: a series of his very beautiful drawings displayed simultaneously in 12 cities across...

26 January 2019

El Anatsui Exhibition To Mark Fortieth Anniversary Of October Gallery

An exhibition of works celebrating the force and creative vision of El Anatsui, an artist who has had a tremendous impact on the international...

8 January 2019

Phyllida Barlow Takes Over Royal Academy For Major London Exhibition

The highly regarded British artist Phyllida Barlow RA will transform the Royal Academy’s Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries with an exhibition of entirely new work, entitled...

8 January 2019

Edvard Munch Printmaking Explored In New British Museum Exhibition

The British Museum will be presenting a major new exhibition of printmaking by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944).

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...

24 October 2018

Lee Krasner Breathes Colour Into The Barbican This Spring

The first retrospective exhibition in Europe of Lee Krasner for over 50 years is opening in May 2019 at the Barbican.

 

Features

17 March 2019

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Peru In Focus: Strata Of A Landscape Opens At Casa De América

Coinciding with ARCOmadrid more than 100 works by over 30 contemporary Peruvian artists go on show for the most ambitious survey of Peruvian photography...

14 March 2019

My NY Armory Week 2019 Fairs And Exhibitions – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

I was not looking forward to the freezing cold weather when I decided to attend the Armory week but once in New York I...

12 March 2019

ArtBAB A Show Of Cultural Strength For The Gulf Region

The fourth edition of ArtBAB has closed with a unanimous thumbs-up from both the Artists and exhibiting Galleries.

10 March 2019

Curating Spiritual Sensibilities In Changing Times – Revd Jonathan Evens

Back in 1977, in the catalogue for ‘Perceptions of the Spirit in 20th-Century American Art’, theologian John Dillenberger argued that Los Angeles County Museum...

2 March 2019

Empire II Video Installation Travels to Mexico for Museum Show

Empire II finally lands in Mexico, for an expansive museum show at Maco, Oaxaca, before heading to its final screening destination at 58th Venice...

28 February 2019

ARCO Madrid 2019 Trophy Hunting For Something Profound – Ben Austin

So, with a deep breath and a healthy dose of cynicism I get into a taxi to take me to ARCO, now I must...

27 February 2019

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Mexico City – Visual Arts’ New Berlin – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

When I landed in Mexico City to attend the Artweek earlier in February, I was not sure what to expect. Apparently, for the past...

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...

17 February 2019

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Bosco Sodi Brick By Brick – Interview Zoltan Alexander

One of my favourite galleries Blain Southern presented at the time the first exhibition of renowned Brooklyn based Mexican artist, Bosco Sodi.

16 February 2019

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Frieze LA Week Art, Mud And Rain – Paul Carter Robinson

Day One Frieze LA: Rain! Some things are just out of our control. This was torrential rain sheets of water like you see in...

6 February 2019

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Bill Viola: Distraction By Life, Death And Rebirth – Zoltan Alexander

“Such a preachy, pompous show.” - Telegraph. “Viola’s art is dated, dead in the water.“ Guardian.

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.

3 December 2018

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Kelly Grovier On 57 Ways Of Seeing Art – Interview Sara Faith

Kelly Grovier discusses his new book A New Way of Seeing: The History of Art in 57 Works with Sara Faith.

12 November 2018

Annely Juda Celebrates 50 Years – A Recollection by Marina Vaizey

In Praise of the Art Shop - Marina Vaizey looks back on 50 years of the Annely Juda gallery.

 

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