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News

19 January 2019

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Pierre Bonnard: First London Museum Show In 20 Years Unveiled

Tate Modern is mounting the UK’s first major Pierre Bonnard exhibition in 20 years, opening to the public on the 23 January.

18 January 2019

Banksy Port Talbot Mural Sells To Dealer For Six Figures

A Banksy mural, which appeared on the side of a garage in Port Talbot in December, has been sold to a private collector for...

15 January 2019

Kanye West Pledges $10m Towards James Turrell’s Roden Crater Project

Last month the rap singer Kanye West visited the ethereal, glowing light installations of artist James Turrell. He was so moved by the works...

14 January 2019

McJesus Sculpture Sparks Protest At Haifa Museum

Several hundred fundamentalist Christians have staged a protest outside the Haifa Museum of Art in Israel demanding the removal of 'McJesus' a sculpture of...

14 January 2019

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Is Pyotr Pavlensky Just An Attention Seeking Muppet

In the aftermath of sentencing the exiled Russian artist Petr (AKA Pyotr) Pavlensky on Thursday, I ask myself why is he doing this? Is...

11 January 2019

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Jock McFadyen RA Announced As Coordinator Of 251st Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

The Scottish painter, Jock McFadyen RA will be the coordinator of the 251st Summer Exhibition in 2019.

10 January 2019

Elmgreen & Dragset Prada Marfa Honoured With Cameo On The Simpsons

The ever-timely Elmgreen & Dragset have been honoured with a cameo appearence of the “Prada Marfa” Shop installation on an episode of The Simpsons....

9 January 2019

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The Shed NY Unveils Buildings Named After Patrons Bloomberg And Tisch

The Shed has announced the opening date and building names for New Yorks newest not for profit artspace.

7 January 2019

Top Artists Join Forces To Raise Money For Refugee Crisis

Multicolour is a new exhibition and auction fundraiser to support those affected by the global refugee crisis created by Migrate Art.

6 January 2019

John Ruskin: 200th Anniversary Celebrated With Year-Long Programme

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the influential writer, thinker, artist and social reformer John Ruskin (1819 -1900)

3 January 2019

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Zombie Formalism: Ticking The Right Boxes Be Damned – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’ve been looking again at Georgina Adam’s recently published book, The Dark Side of the Boom (Lund Humphries). It ranges over a wide variety...

31 December 2018

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Looking Forward To Art In 2019 – Edward Lucie-Smith

Looking forward to the art year ahead of us – 2019 – there are certain things one notices immediately, in the announcements so far...

28 December 2018

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New Year’s List 2019 Honours Artists Wearing, Dean and Shonibare

The New Years Honours list 2019 has given a nod to several Visual Artists in this year’s presentation. The List reflects the contribution the...

26 December 2018

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Sister Wendy Beckett Art Historian And Carmelite Nun Dies Age 88

The celebrated art historian and nun Sister Wendy Beckett has died at the age of 88, it has been announced. In the 1990s she...

20 December 2018

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Tate Purchases Women’s Rights Campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst Watercolours

Tate Britain have revealed that it will be purchasing four watercolours by the renowned artist and women’s rights campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960).

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...

26 October 2018

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Jeff Koons Ashmolean Exhibition Announced For February 2019

Jeff Koons (b. 1955) will have a major exhibition to be held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in spring 2019.

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Reviews

18 January 2019

Rebecca Scott Beneath The Silk and Gloss – Jude Cowan Montague

Rebecca Scott's huge oil paintings of defaced magazine pages: it's a visceral exhibition by a confident painter, secure in her style, able to wow...

16 January 2019

Lynette Yiadom Boakye In Lieu Of A Louder Love – Ilka Scobie

A couple of years after Lynette Yiadom Boakye dazzled New York with her solo show at the New Museum, she returns to the city...

15 January 2019

Mayfair’s Golden Oldies: Bernard Jacobson At 50 and Stephen Buckley @ Mayor Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Bernard Jacobson Gallery in the heart of London has had a long connection with artists’ prints and printmaking since it first opened its...

13 January 2019

Pailthorpe And Mednikoff The Birth of Psychorealism – Edward Lucie-Smith

This Christmas and New Year it was an exhibition at the sternly Modernist – yes, with a big M - De La Warr Pavilion...

9 January 2019

How Egon Schiele Became Egon Schiele – Fondation Louis Vuitton – Jude Cowan Montague

When I visited art college studios as a jealous English student in the 1980s, the cool, edgy artists had pictures of skinny, edgy women...

7 January 2019

Irving Penn Paintings: A Kind Of Photographic Sub-Stratum – Edward Lucie-Smith

Irving Penn (1917-2009) was one of the great stars of 20th century American photography, at a time when the United States was becoming the...

28 December 2018

Philip Colbert / Marshmallow Laser Feast – Saatchi Gallery- Review Edward Lucie-Smith

In the current context of London exhibitions, the unabashed rock-'n’roll energy of the Philip Colbert Hunt Paintings' show, recently opened upstairs at the Saatchi...

28 December 2018

Jean-Michel Basquiat – Fondation Louis Vuitton – Review Jude Cowan Montague

Where are the black artists in the galleries? We think it's bad now, what about during the 1980s? The early 1980s before Basquiat?

27 December 2018

Thomas Gainsborough: A Thirst For Visible Originality – Edward Lucie-Smith

After various adventures away from its traditional subject-matter – the recent Michael Jackson show being a case in point, the National Portrait Gallery returns...

17 December 2018

Edwin Landseer The Return Of A Moralistically Empathetic Artist – Edward Lucie-Smith

How times have changed! And how much they haven’t! A small but telling display of work by the celebrated Victorian artist Sir Edwin Landseer,...

15 December 2018

Bloomberg New Contemporaries South London Gallery – Review – Jude Cowan Montague

I confess straight away that I didn't have as much time as I would have liked to spend on this exhibition. It has a...

12 December 2018

Plaster Casters: Victoria & Albert Museum Cast Courts Reopen – Edward Lucie-Smith

The full re-opening of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Cast Courts occurs at an apposite moment.

4 December 2018

Chiharu Shiota:  Immersive Elegant Scarlet Threads – Blain|Southern – Edward Lucie-Smith

Today London’s official art world is full of enthusiasm for so-called ‘minority art’, made by artists of guaranteed ‘minority origin’. On the whole, however,...

29 November 2018

Fernand Léger A Mechanical Visual Language – Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

It was captivating to see the Fernand Léger exhibition (until 17 March 2019) at Tate Liverpool.

28 November 2018

Robert Rauschenberg Light-Hearted Works With Serious Meaning – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Robert Rauschenberg show Spreads: 1975-83 just opened at Thaddaeus Ropac here in London comes complete with a museum-worthy hardcover catalogue, and is indeed,...

18 November 2018

Hilma af Klint: Paintings For The Future – Guggenheim Museum NY – Ilka Scobie

Hilma af Klint’s abstract paintings first dazzled me when I encountered her work in the 2013 Venice Bienalle.

11 November 2018

Mantegna and Bellini In Presence of the Triumphs – National Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

This exhibition at the National Gallery is a landmark event. It brings together a rich selection of paintings, and some drawings, by two of...

5 November 2018

Modern Couples Shaped By The Society Of Their Time – Barbican – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Modern Couples show currently at the Barbican has eyes slightly too big for its own – or at any rate for my stomach....

31 October 2018

Klimt And Schiele: Naked Social Disruption – Royal Academy – Edward Lucie-Smith

The R.A.’s show of drawings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, almost all of them loaned by the Albertina Museum in Vienna, arrives at...

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...

9 October 2018

Anni Albers Weaves Her Way Into Art History – Tate Modern

Anni Albers is quite frankly a peculiar artist for Tate Modern to devote an entire solo exhibition.

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

15 January 2019

Newport Street Gallery Announces John Bellany and Alan Davie Exhibition

The Newport Street Gallery will be presenting an exhibition of work by John Bellany (1942–2013) and Alan Davie (1920–2014), opening on 27 February and...

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.

17 December 2018

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London Art Fair Returns For 2019 Bumper Edition

The London Art Fair 2019 (LAF) returns to the capital from 16-20 January to obliterate the winter blues and give us a boost of...

13 December 2018

Tracey Emin: A Fortnight of Tears – New Exhibition Announced By White Cube

Tracey Emin has a new show titled 'A Fortnight of Tears' opening in early 2019 at White Cube Bermondsey.

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.

20 November 2018

Diane Arbus The Formative Years New Hayward Exhibition Announced

The Hayward Gallery is to celebrate the early work of the American photographer Diane Arbus with a new exhibition of her work. Diane Arbus:...

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.

15 October 2018

J. B. Blunk: Taking On The Immediate Natural World – Jude Cowan Montague

'My way of working, the core of all my sculpture, is a theme, the soul of the piece. Sometimes it is evoked by the...

24 September 2018

Second Hepworth Prize For Sculpture Exhibition Unveiled In October

In October 2018 the Hepworth Wakefield launches the second Hepworth Prize Sculpture exhibition. This year's shortlisted artists are Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Phillip Lai,...

3 September 2018

Gormley – Barlow And Viola To Spearhead Royal Academy’s 2019 Exhibition Programme

The Royal Academy has announced their exhibition programme for 2019 and it's a force to be reckoned with.

 

Features

17 January 2019

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London Art Fair 2019 Returns With Solid Foundations – Sue Hubbard

The New Year revels are over. It’s January, and the art world is back to work. The first sign of this stirring is the...

13 January 2019

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Bill Viola And The Art Of Contemplation – Revd Jonathan Evens

In welcoming Bill Viola’s installations at St Paul’s Cathedral, Mark Oakley noted that: ‘Viola’s art slows down our perceptions in order to deepen them.’

12 January 2019

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Johnny Burt And Joe Kennedy The Ringmasters Behind Unit London – Zoltan Alexander

During December, Unit London ran their show with Jackie Tsai “Reincarnation", opened "Hunt Paintings" by pop artist Philippe Colbert at Saatchi, and in a...

3 January 2019

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London Art Fair Competition Winners Announced – Artlyst

Answer the three questions below for the chance to win a free ticket for you and a guest to the London Art Fair worth...

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.

26 December 2018

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Sister Wendy Beckett – A Reminiscence By Revd Jonathan Evens – Artlyst Exclusive

I first encountered Sister Wendy Beckett in the pages of ‘Modern Painters’, the art magazine founded by the art critic Peter Fuller which ‘celebrated...

26 December 2018

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London Art Exhibitions January 2019 – Paul Carey- Kent

The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows in London now.

24 December 2018

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Bruce Eves Canadian Art Instigator Interviewed By Filmmaker Peter Dudar – Artlyst Exclusive

Bruce Eves was awarded Canada's 2018 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

20 December 2018

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2018 A Melancholy Year For Art Exhibitions In Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

It has been in many ways a somewhat melancholy year for art, here in Britain – or should I say: ‘here in London’? -since...

19 December 2018

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My Ten Favourite UK-Centric Art Events Of 2018 – Paul Black

As we reach the end of yet another challenging year in the art world, Artlyst's Paul Black has chosen some of his 2018 highlights.

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.

24 November 2018

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A Conversation With French Collector Thierry Forien – Paris Photo 2018 – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

Thierry Forien is a collector of Contemporary Art, Prix Découverte des Amis du Palais de Tokyo. He is on the board of Thalie Art...

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.

8 November 2018

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The Only Word Is Art – Michael Petry Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Michael Petry is a visual artist whose works often leads him to write about the topics of his artistic attention.

25 October 2018

Mario Merz – HangarBicocca: Nomadic Bodies In Synchronous Orbits – Paul Black

Artlyst has visited Pirelli HangarBicocca Milan, which is currently presenting the iconic igloos of the late Mario Merz

7 October 2018

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Bruegel The Painter Who Painted Things That Couldn’t Be Painted

Few painters have fascinated and enthralled over the centuries as much as Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525/30‒1569) Now, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna...

 

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