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3 March 2021

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak Announces £408m Injection For Arts Sector 

After suffering the worst financial crisis in 300 years Rishi Sunak, the UK's Chancellor has promised to give the arts sector over £400m to...

2 March 2021

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 Sir Alan Bowness Former Tate Director Dies – Amateur Painting Realises £8.3m At Christie’s – National Gallery And Hugh Lane New Partnership

Sir Alan Bowness Former Tate Director Dies - Amature Painting Realises £8.3m At Christie's - National Gallery And Hugh Lane New Partnership

28 February 2021

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Duped You: The Story Of Knoedler’s $80m Art Fraud – Netflix

Made You Look: The True Story About Fake Art is a new to Netflix documentary. It charts the demise of Knoedler New York's oldest...

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...

25 February 2021

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Jeff Koons Loses Copyright Infringement Appeal – Rare Van Gogh Montmartre Painting Auctioned – Louvre’s Renovation Of Cy Twombly Gallery an Affront

Jeff Koons Loses Copyright Infringement Appeal - Rare Van Gogh Montmartre Painting Auctioned - Louvre's Renovation Of Cy Twombly Gallery an Affront

22 February 2021

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UK Museums Set To Open From 17 May – Munch’s Cryptic Graffiti On The Scream – Courtauld Gallery Major Gift

UK Museums Set To Open From 17 May - Scrawled Cryptic Graffiti Discovered On The Scream - Courtauld Gallery Major Gift

17 February 2021

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Banksy Hula Hoop Girl Removed And Sold From Nottingham Wall

The Banksy mural known as 'Hula-hoop Girl' that appeared on a residential street in Nottingham last October has been hacked from the wall.

17 February 2021

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What The Art World Will Look Like Post Plague – Edward Lucie-Smith

What’s up for art here in London, once the pandemic is finally over? Will we all be able to go back to the state...

16 February 2021

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National Gallery’s 200th Birthday Revamp – Derelict IKEA To Become Coventry Arts Centre – New Laws To Protect Historic UK Statues

National Gallery 200th Birthday Revamp - Derelict IKEA To Become Coventry Arts Centre - New Laws To Protect Historic UK Statues

11 February 2021

Damien Hirst Gagosian Gallery Takeover – John Moores Painting Prize Shortlist

Damien Hirst Gagosian Gallery Takeover - John Moores Painting Prize Shortlist Announced  The first prize winner will be announced on 4 March.

6 February 2021

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DESERT X 2021 Postponed – National Gallery’s Top 20 Online Paintings – Studio Voltaire Set Autumn Reopen Date

DESERT X 2021 Postponed - National Gallery's Top 20 Online Paintings - Studio Voltaire Set Autumn Reopen Date

25 January 2021

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Edward Colston Four Opt For Jury Trial – Explore V&A’s Raphael Cartoons – Edmund de Waal Gifts Library Of Exile To Mosul

The four people charged with criminal damage for pulling down a bronze statue of slave trader Edward Colston and dumping it in Bristol harbour...

14 January 2021

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Dasha Zhukova Buys Back Garage Magazine – Cornelius Gurlitt Hoard Remains Untraceable – Met Museum Launches Free Augmented Reality Tour

Dasha Zhukova Buys Back Garage Magazine - Cornelius Gurlitt Hoard Remains Untraceable - Met Museum Launches Free Augmented Reality Tour

13 January 2021

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Ben Uri Gallery Goes Digital To Survive – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Ben Uri Gallery in London has just come up with a new operation model, better suited to the needs of relatively small outfits,...

5 January 2021

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George Rickey: 40 year Saga Of Glasgow’s Lost £1m Sculpture – Clare Henry

I first met the well known American kinetic sculptor George Rickey in 1982. In celebration of his 75th birthday. The Scottish Sculpture Trust led...

2 January 2021

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Art Industry Deaths 2020 – In Memoriam – Artlyst

In Memoriam Art Industry Deaths. Here is a roundup to honour the artists, curators and designers that passed away in 2020.

12 December 2020

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Is Banksy William Hogarth’s Successor? – Edward Lucie-Smith

The appearance of a new Banksy graffito in Bristol more or less confirms his position as the genuine top dog in the current British...

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

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...

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...

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"...

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...

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.

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

Reviews

Gabriel J. Shuldiner: The Poetry of Black — Raphy Sarkissian

“Can there be a more hypnotic colour than black?” is a question that impulsively arises when we encounter a work by Gabriel J. Shuldiner

14 February 2021

A New York Gallery Field Trip February 2021 – Ilka Scobie

A wave of cautious optimism motivated me to hit the frigid downtown streets. Luckily, this gallery field trip coincided...

31 January 2021

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Lakwena Maciver: Review-Interview Hastings Contemporary – Revd Jonathan Evens

Born in 1986 to an English mother and a Ugandan father, Lakwena Maciver studied graphic design at the London College of Communications, graduating in...

26 January 2021

Sean Scully: Geometry as Gesture as Perception  – Raphy Sarkissian

A momentous exhibition staged at the Museum of Fine Arts—Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest, “Sean Scully: Passenger—A Retrospective” celebrates

21 January 2021

Made in USA Ed Ruscha An American Perspective – Revd Jonathan Evens

Ed Ruscha: OKLA at Oklahoma Contemporary is the first exhibition to examine Ruscha's work within the context of those formative years in Oklahoma

14 January 2021

Robert Smithson: The Archetypal Nature Of Things – Revd Jonathan Evens

Robert Smithson explores interests in cartography, geology, architectural ruins, prehistory, philosophy and religion.

17 December 2020

Aliza Nisenbaum: Portraits That Subvert Traditions – Tate Liverpool Alice Lenkiewicz

Aliza Nisenbaum is a painter, living and working in New York. Describing herself as torn between wanting to be a social worker or a...

16 December 2020

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Lets The Paint Tell The Story – James Payne

Fly In League With The Night, at Tate Britain covers Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's work from her graduation in 2003 to the present day, with some...

10 December 2020

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Billy Childish: The Timeless Present – Neugerriemschneider Berlin – Edward Lucie-Smith

Billy Childish has been around a long time. He is not only an artist but a poet and a composer of music.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 February 2021

Liverpool Biennial 2021 Announce Outdoor And Digital Commissions 

The 11th edition of the Liverpool Biennial will open the first 'outside' chapter of The Stomach and the Port on 20 March 2021, starting...

24 February 2021

David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy – Royal Academy

From June 2021, the Royal Academy of Arts will present David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020

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.

10 February 2021

British Women Artists Emerge – An Overlooked 20th Century Phenomenon 

Western art before the 20th-century was dominated by male artists. There had been celebrated female painters

8 February 2021

Simon Patterson Exhibition Opens At Serlachius Museum Gustaf Finland

The Turner Prize nominated artist Simon Patterson, an original participant in Damien Hirst's Freeze exhibition and closely associated with the YBA movement in the...

5 February 2021

A Queer History Of Objects In The V&A Collection – Course

Many of the most prominent thinkers in the field of LGBTQ+ art history and culture, explore the queer objects found at the V&A and...

29 January 2021

FIAC Unveils First Rate Galleries For Online Edition 

The first edition of FIAC Online Viewing Rooms has secured widespread participation from French and international galleries

10 December 2020

The 1980s Revisited: MEMPHIS GROUP At The MK Gallery

The first significant survey of the influential 80s design movement Memphis takes place at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes this December-April.

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 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

2 March 2021

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Mark Wallinger State Britain 2007 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

In this series, Sue Hubbard explores Mark Wallinger State Britain 2007 an artwork and Turner Prize winning exhibition at the Tate Gallery.

23 February 2021

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UK Art Can Be A Ball Of Confusion – Edward Lucie-Smith

Last Sunday, the Times carried not one but two pieces by Waldemar Januszczak, its resident art critic, who is certainly one of the best...

21 February 2021

Blackpentecostal Breath:  Spirit-Led Movement Jumps From Music To Visual Art – Revd Jonathan Evens

Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility is proving to be a profoundly influential as well as innovative book. Its author Ashon T. Crawley –...

10 February 2021

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Noah Becker: Apprehensive/Emancipatory — Raphy Sarkissian

The perceptively formulated and compelling paintings of Becker expansively synthesize the historical and fictional solipsism.

7 February 2021

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Maxime Biou: The Painter As Witness – Artist In Focus – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

So when my friend, the Parisian Art Historian Edwart Vignot, invited me to visit Maxime Biou’s studio on the outskirts of Paris after the...

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...

31 January 2021

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Penn Station New York Gets Site Specific Art Upgrade – Clare Henry 

For 20 years having spent many hours at the cramped, sooty, underground Penn Station in Manhattan waiting for trains to go Upstate

23 January 2021

Outsider Art: Henry Darger A Hidden Artistry Evolved Into Music

Henry Darger was born in 1892 in Chicago, Illinois, he led a very isolated life and had no close relatives to speak of.

11 January 2021

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London Galleries and Museums: The Lights Are On But No One’s Home – Steve Daszko

Lockdown II - When the first lockdown started in March last year, Tate, like all Art Galleries, suffered financially.

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...

9 December 2020

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Luise Kaish: An American Art Legacy – Clare Henry

Luise Kaish was a key figure in the New York art scene. Petite, 38, beautiful, married and mother of a small child, by 1964

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...

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...

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...

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.

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

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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