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16 June 2021

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude  Posthumously Wrap  L’Arc de Triomphe – MacKenzie Scott Gives $2b to Underfunded Cultural Organisations – Robert Indiana Estate Reaches Legal Battle Closure

Christo and Jeanne-Claude  Posthumously Wrap  L'Arc de Triomphe - MacKenzie Scott Gives $2b Cultural Organisations - Robert Indiana Estate Reaches Legal Closure

15 June 2021

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Auctions WWW Source Code As NFT

Sir Tim Berners-Lee the inventor of the World Wide Web is to auctions his original source code as an NFT

Phyllida Barlow Awarded Damehood In Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Phyllida Barlow given Damehood in the Queen's birthday honours list. Also recognised Edmund de Waal, CBE and Photographer Martin Parr, CBE

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 

2 June 2021

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Sprüth Magers Takes On John Baldessari Estate – Cecil Rhodes Oxford Statue Academics Sign Petition – French Woman Ends Legal Battle Over Nazi-Looted Pissarro

Cecil Rhodes Oxford Statue Academics Sign Petition - French Woman Ends Legal Battle Over Nazi-Looted Pissarro - Sprüth Magers Takes On John Baldessari Estate

24 May 2021

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Super Inclusive Fourth Plinth Proposals Unveiled In London

The latest proposals for the Fourth Plinth commission project in Trafalgar Square were announced in London today.

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...

Liverpool Biennial Launches 11th Edition Titled The Stomach And The Port

The Liverpool Biennial opens today, showcasing nine new exhibitions, bringing together the complete presentation of the 11th Edition

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...

27 April 2021

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€1500 Caravaggio Found In Madrid Auction House – Robert Indiana Estate Cheated By Lawyers – Armory Show Announces 2021 Exhibitor List

€1500 Caravaggio Found In Madrid Auction House - Robert Indiana Estate Cheated By Lawyers - Armory Show Announces 2021 Exhibitor List

15 April 2021

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Netflix Takes On Gardner Museum Heist – Why Saudi Arabia Refused To Loan Salvator Mundi – theVOV A New Virtual Arts Ecosystem

Netflix Takes On Gardner Museum Heist - Why Saudi Arabia Refused To Loan Salvator Mundi - theVOV A New Virtual Arts Ecosystem

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...

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"...

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

11 June 2021

Cacophony: Four Iranian Artists AB-ANBAR Cromwell Place – Sue Hubbard

Few in the West will have been to Tehran. We are either likely to think of an exotic Persia full of sultans and hareems

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 May 2021

More London Art Exhibitions Spring 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

Skarstedt’s fascinating new exhibition Painter / Sculptor brings together a sculpture and a painting by nine artists who says the gallery, ‘have mastered both...

25 April 2021

Archie Brennan At Dovecot Studios Edinburgh. – Shockingly Overdue! – Clare Henry

Archie Brennan was a creative genius and pioneer who transformed tapestry from a method of slavish, rigid reproduction, replication and restriction into one of...

21 April 2021

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Rachel Whiteread: A Beguiling New Exhibition At Gagosian – Marina Vaizey

The Gagosian Gallery on Grosvenor Hill is a subtly magnificent slab of grey. particularly appropriate for the art of Rachel Whiteread.

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.

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...

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

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...

1 June 2021

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Nicola Vassell Opens First Black-Owned Gallery In New York’s Chelsea

Nicola Vassell Opens First Black-Owned Gallery In New York's Chelsea

19 May 2021

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Bourse de Commerce: François Pinault Unveils Mega Paris Art Gallery

Paris: The Bourse de Commerce, François Pinault's new mega contemporary art gallery launches officially on May 22.

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...

6 May 2021

Paula Rego Retrospective Announced At Tate For Summer

This Summer sees Tate Britain open the largest and most comprehensive retrospective of the work of Paula Rego.

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.

15 April 2021

Major Auguste Rodin Exhibition At Tate Modern Finalised

Tate Modern will be presenting a major new exhibition of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). It will show how he broke the rules

6 April 2021

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Art Night 2021 Announces UK Wide Fifth Edition Programme

Art Night, London's favourite contemporary art festival, will celebrate its fifth edition by taking place in locations across the United Kingdom for the first...

25 March 2021

Jean Dubuffet: First Major UK Exhibition Announced For Barbican In May

The first major UK exhibition of the work of French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) in over 50 years, Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty

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.

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.

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

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

24 May 2021

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Louis Carreon: Sampling Art History – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

With a background in tagging, rapping, skateboarding and surfing, Californian-born Louis Carreon is a street artist who is currently sampling art history,

17 May 2021

Marc Chagall’s Exquisit Stained Glass Window Commissions – Revd Jonathan Evens

For Marc Chagall, a stained-glass window represented "the transparent partition between my heart and the world's heart."

13 May 2021

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Cecily Brown: The Girl Who Had Everything 1998 SIGNIFICANT WORKS – Sue Hubbard

What would Turner think? Would he even have recognised the artist collectives nominated for this year’s prize in his name as art?

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...

5 May 2021

Out of London Museums Reopen for Summer Season 2021 – Artlyst Recommends

As Museums and Galleries plan their reopenings after the current Covid restrictions and the public plan their Summer staycations, Artlyst has put together a...

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.

14 March 2021

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Stuart Semple Talks To Artlyst Candidly About His New Art Gallery

Stuart Semple multiple disciplinary artist talks to Artlyst candidly about his new art gallery 'Giant' in Bournemouth

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...

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...

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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