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1 December 2021

Array Collective Scoops The Turner Prize 2021 Held In Coventry

Array Collective, has won the Turner Prize 2021. It was announced this evening at a ceremony at Coventry Cathedra

30 November 2021

AA Bronson and General Idea Film Launches World AIDS Day In Piccadilly Circus – Derek Jarman’s Modern Nature A New Exhibition

VideoVirus is a powerful new film by AA Bronson and General Idea. Reimagining their historic Imagevirus for a global audience

25 November 2021

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NFT Mania: NFT Selected As Collins Dictionary Word Of The Year

Who would have guessed a year ago that NFTs would take the world by storm, creating one of the most overhyped phenomena the art...

23 November 2021

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Art Wars Founder Ben Moore In NFT Scandal – Flipper: Inigo Philbrick Pleads Guilty To Art Fraud – LACMA’s Christine Y. Kim Appointed Tate Britton Family Curator-at-Large 

Art Wars founder and curator Ben Moore has been warned by lawyers representing several artists, including Anish Kapoor and David Bailey, to expect litigation

20 November 2021

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Appropriated NFT Ethereum Blockchain Art Leaked Online

Australian artist, Geoffrey Huntley, has launched a website that allows users to torrent an entire blockchain's worth of NFTs.

18 November 2021

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Parthenon Marbles Will Not Affect UK Greece Partnership – Frida Kahlo Self Portrait Sells For Record-Breaking $34.9m – Mariam Zulfiqar Appointed Director Of Artangel

Parthenon Marbles Will Not Affect UK Greece Partnership - Frida Kahlo Self Portrait Sells For Record-Breaking $34.9m - Mariam Zulfiqar Appointed Director Of Artangel

15 November 2021

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Etel Adnan Lebanese Born Female Abstractionist Dies Age 96 – John Singer Sargent Painting At Risk Of Leaving UK – Anish Kapoor To Exhibit At  Gallerie dell’Accademia In Venice

Artist Etel Adnan Dies - John Singer Sargent Painting At Risk - Anish Kapoor To Exhibit At  Gallerie dell'Accademia In Venice

12 November 2021

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Gulf Leonardo da Vinci Salvator Mundi Attribution Downgrade – Actor Christopher Walken Rubs Out Genuine Banksy – Tate Curator Achim Borchardt-Hume Dies Age 55

The Prado, Spain's leading Museum, has downgraded the Salvator Mundi, a controversial painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.

10 November 2021

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The Courtauld Gallery Reborn After Lavish Three Year Refurbishment 

The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House opened their doors today to the press for a sneak preview after a three-year refurbishment and modernisation scheme.

8 November 2021

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Harry And Linda Macklowe Headline Sotheby’s Most Caustic Divorce Sale

Harry Macklowe, a billionaire property developer from New York and his ex wife Linda are auctioning their collection.

4 November 2021

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Roman Statues Discovered By Archaeologists Working On HS2 

Archaeologists in Buckinghamshire working on the HS2 project have uncovered a set of rare Roman statues whilst excavating a Norman Church in Stoke Mandeville.

2 November 2021

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Simone Leigh Quits Hauser & Wirth – Bacon Owl Pope Hits The Auction Block – Art Basel Website Cyber Attack

Simone Leigh Quits Hauser & Wirth - Bacon Owl Pope Hits Auction Block - Art Basel Website Cyber Attack

28 October 2021

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Rubens’ Samson and Delilah Masterpiece Is A Fake – Autumn Budget Arts To Receive £850m – Glasgow COP26 Indestructible Language Art Installation

Rubens Samson and Delilah Is A Fake - Autumn Budget Arts Allocated £850m - Glasgow COP26 Indestructible Language Art Installation

23 October 2021

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Andy Warhol Electric Chair Owned By Alice Cooper Unsold At Auction

The American rock legend Alice Cooper has auctioned a painting by Andy Warhol, 'Little Electric Chair' Red (1964).

11 October 2021

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Anicka Yi Unveils A Robotic Ecosystem At Tate’s Turbine Hall – Studio Voltaire Reopens – documenta fifteen Announces Participating Artists

Anicka Yi Unveils A Robotic Ecosystem At Tate's Turbine Hall - Studio Voltaire Reopens - documenta fifteen Announces Participating Artists

12 September 2021

Francis Bacon Forgery Ring Italian Police Make Arrests

Italian police have seized 500 drawings and collages reputed to be by the Irish born artist Francis Bacon.

10 July 2021

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Banal Public Statues – We Deserve Better – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new over-life size statue group of Princess Diana, just unveiled at Kensington Palace, to celebrate what would have been her sixtieth birthday, shows...

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...

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...

Jerry Kaye - Look good, feel good

Reviews

2 December 2021

Chris Gollon: Gimme Some Wine – IAP Fine Art – Mary Rose Beaumont

Gollon’s work should be seen in the context of North European  Painting. He is heir to the tradition which produced painters such as Breughel...

30 November 2021

Lubaina Himid: So Many Competing Ideas Tate Modern – Sue Hubbard

She’s the oldest artist to have won the Turner Prize (she is now 67). Born in Zanzibar, Lubaina Himid returned

29 November 2021

Paula Rego: An Intimate Look – Victoria Miro

The artwork of Paula Rego, whose career spans an impressive half-century, has been largely informed by her childhood in Portugal, the tension of her...

20 November 2021

Damien Hirst A Mass Floral Tribute – Fondation Cartier Paris – Lee Sharrock

It came as a surprise to learn that ‘Cerisiers en Fleurs’ (‘Cherry Blossoms’) is Damien Hirst’s museum exhibition in France

20 November 2021

Isamu Noguchi: Socially Engaged Art – Barbican Centre – Revd Jonathan Evens

Isamu Noguchi thought art should improve the way people live and believed sculpture could 'be a vital force in our everyday life.

16 November 2021

Pablo Bronstein: A This-World Vision Of Hell – Revd Jonathan Evens

The work and practice of Pablo Bronstein addresses two common misconceptions. The first concerns art and is to do with the perception that the...

9 November 2021

Laura Knight Documenting A Long Forgotten Britain – Sara Faith

Through its latest exhibition, Laura Knight MK Gallery hopes that a new generation will discover the work of this artist

26 October 2021

Women in Abstraction / Alice Neel People Come First – Guggenheim Bilbao – Paul Carter Robinson

Two exceptional touring exhibitions have converged at the Guggenheim Bilbao, one from the Centre Pompidou titled 'Women in Abstraction'. The other is a retrospective...

23 October 2021

Lucy McKenzie Master Of Trompe-l’œil Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz 

It's a challenging and wonderful exhibition by a woman artist, Lucy McKenzie, Glasgow born, Brussels - based

23 October 2021

George Condo Lockdown Works Hauser & Wirth – Revd Jonathan Evens

There is an explosion of paint at Hauser & Wirth in the latest exhibition by George Condo. The energies of emergence and encounter surge...

19 October 2021

Theaster Gates Clay As A Profound Metaphor – Revd Jonathan Evens

In the beginning, there was Clay. Clay was without form. Thus begins Theaster Gates' 'A Clay Sermon',

10 October 2021

Mark Rothko: Mesmerising And Intimate Works On Paper – Revd Jonathan Evens

Among Mark Rothko’s artistic philosophies, he held that painting was a deeply psychological and spiritual experience

5 October 2021

Duncan Grant An Enigmatic Bohemian Rhapsody – Marina Vaizey

The artist Duncan Grant (1885-1978) was a charismatic, much-loved central figure in the Bloomsbury Group, a collection of friends, including the writer Virginia Woolf,...

2 October 2021

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Turner Prize 2021: A Collective Experience – Sue Hubbard

In a year dominated by the pandemic, it was decided not to award the Turner Prize to an individual but to a collective.

1 October 2021

The Last Temptation of Christo – L’Arc de Triomphe: Wrapped – James Payne

James Payne has been to Paris to see Christo's wrapping of L'Arc de Triomphe. Napoléon's monument to himself has been turned into a memento mori...

28 September 2021

Emily Speed: Body Architecture Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

Emily Speed's new exhibition at Tate Liverpool is based upon the human body and related very much so to architecture.

16 September 2021

Brash Is Beautiful – Yinka Saves The Day At Royal Academy Summer Show

Held every year since the Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest submission exhibition with works selected and hung by Academicians.

26 July 2021

Lucian Freud: Real Lives In Focus Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz  

Lucian Freud - Real Lives is the first exhibition of his work in the North West for thirty years. Widely regarded as a master...

 

Previews

28 November 2021

Suzanne Moxhay and Jenny Klein Staging Time – Tension Fine Art

Suzanne Moxhay and Jenny Klein have taken the stage at Tension Fine Art gallery with a series of works that share a progenitor: the photograph.

24 November 2021

Chris Levine Unveils First Autumn Winter Exhibition At Houghton Hall

British artist Chris Levine is showing a new body of site specific-works created for the inaugural Autumn Winter exhibition at Houghton Hall, Norfolk.

19 November 2021

Great Art Cities Explained New Art And Travel Video Series Launched

Following the wildly successful YouTube art history series Great Art Explained in 15 Minutes, founded last year by art writer and curator James Payne, a...

18 November 2021

Artist Support Pledge Gets Physical At Hastings Contemporary 

Artist Support Pledge (ASP) moves from our screens into a real-life gallery. From 25 November, the first-ever exhibition crowdsourced from Instagram opens at Hastings...

17 November 2021

Life Between Islands Presents Four Generations Of Caribbean-British Art 

Life Between Islands is a landmark exhibition exploring the extraordinary breadth of Caribbean-British art over four generations.

10 November 2021

Kehinde Wiley Explores Climate Change And Migration At London’s National Gallery

The National Gallery London will feature an exhibition of the American Artist Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977, Los Angeles).

4 November 2021

London Albrecht Dürer Exhibition Explores Travels Of A Renaissance Artist

The first major UK exhibition of the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer for nearly twenty years is set to open at London's National Gallery.

27 October 2021

Tate Modern To Mount Lubaina Himid’s Largest Solo Exhibition

Lubaina Himid has created powerful and poetic work for over four decades. It has made her an increasingly influential figure in contemporary art

19 October 2021

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Cristina Iglesias Unveils Sea Cave (Entrance) Installation At Malta’s MICAS Art Weekend

Malta's MICAS International Art Weekend 2021 has witnessed the unveiling of a stunning new sculpture by the artist Cristina Iglesias.

13 October 2021

Francis Bacon: RA Show Explores His Fascination With Animals

The Royal Academy of Arts is presenting Francis Bacon: Man and Beast, the first exhibition to chart the development of the artist’s work through...

12 October 2021

Louise Bourgeois Hayward Exhibition To Focus On Late Fabric Works

The Hayward Gallery will present the first major retrospective of Louise Bourgeois to focus exclusively on the works that she made with fabrics and...

30 September 2021

Leon Kossoff: A Life in Painting Major New Touring Retrospective Opens

Leon Kossoff: A Life in Painting is a major new touring retrospective of paintings by the seminal British artist (1926 – 2019).

23 September 2021

Frans Hals Blockbuster Opens At Wallace Collection

Opening this week at The Wallace Collection, Frans Hals: The Male Portrait is the first-ever show to focus solely on Hals’s portraits of men...

26 July 2021

Anish Kapoor: A Painter Working As A Sculptor – Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford has announced a new exhibition of paintings by the internationally celebrated artist Anish Kapoor

1 July 2021

Vincent van Gogh Self-Portraits Exhibition Announced By Courtauld Gallery

An exhibition devoted to Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits across his entire career will take place at The Courtauld Gallery.

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...

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...

 

Features

2 December 2021

Harmony Hammond: Women In Abstraction Guggenheim Bilbao – Artlyst Interview 

Artist/activist Harmony Hammond was born in Chicago in 1944 and is associated with the feminist art movement in New York during the 1970s.

24 November 2021

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2021 Pull Out Fair Guide – Artlyst

The last Art Basel Miami Beach to take place was in 2019. It was an optimistic time for the international art world

23 November 2021

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Magnus Plessen: Artist Interview of the Month December 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

The German painter Magnus Plessen tends to paint in thematic groups: in 2016, he showed his ‘1914-1918’ series in London

22 November 2021

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New York Exhibitions November 2021 From Jasper Johns To Alex Katz – Ilka Scobie

Ilka Scobie trawls through the best art exhibitions New York currently has to offer. 

20 November 2021

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Cristina Iglesias: Hondalea Donostia San Sebastián A Sensory Adventure – Veronica Simpson

Iglesias (b1956) launched her most ambitious – and many say her best – artwork to date in her home town of Donostia-San Sebastián in...

18 November 2021

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Fabergé Lavish Opulent Magnificent And Kitsch – V&A Exhibition

Whenever you hear the name Fabergé, you think of opulent, lavish, jewelled, decorated and, let's face it kitsch, Russian Imperial eggs. Fabergé in London:...

Richard Wilson 20:50 Significant Works First Created 1987 – Sue Hubbard

Richard Wilson 20:50: Nearly one-hundred-and-five years after Marcel Duchamp’s porcelain urinal was daubed with the pseudonym ‘R..Mutt.'

26 October 2021

Paul Carey Kent Artist Interview Of The Month Index – Artlyst

Welcome to this new series of monthly artist interviews by critic Paul Carey-Kent. Paul has written for Art Monthly and Frieze Magazine

10 October 2021

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Mr Brainwash Loves London But Is It Mutual? – Conversation With Oliver Malin

Mr Brainwash (Thierry Guetta) a cross between a Beaver and John Belushi in conversation with Oliver Malin ahead of his London show.

3 October 2021

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Sidney Nolan’s Africa Interview With Andrew Turley And Revd Jonathan Evens 

Nolan's Africa will be the first book on Sidney Nolan written with access to the newly opened Sidney Nolan archives

30 August 2021

London Art Exhibitions Autumn/Winter 2021 – Month By Month Guide

Artlyst has put together a month by month selection to guide you through the best of the shows on offer Autumn 2021.

22 August 2021

Chuck Close: A Calligraphy Of Squares Remembered – Clare Henry

When I first went to visit Chuck Close in his studio in 2004, I was in awe of him. But he was easy to...

5 August 2021

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Where Time Slows Down – James Payne

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is open again for business, and it is so good to revisit it. The great news is many of its temporary...

24 June 2021

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Hello Cunty: Sotheby’s Appropriates The Colony Room – Darren Coffield

The event was a travesty of everything the Colony stood for, organised by people who thought they could recreate a special place.

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...

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

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...

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.

Great Artworks Explained A New Video Series By James Payne

This is a new series by Artist/historian James Payne demystifying great works of art. We will be adding to this page as the content...

 

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