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2 July 2020

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Turner Prize Bursaries 10 Artists Revealed

Tate Britain has announced the ten artists who will each receive one-off £10,000 bursaries in place of this year's Turner Prize: Arika, Liz Johnson...

2 July 2020

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Art Derivatives Challenges Auction House Manipulation By Analysing Data 

Art Derivatives  a project by the Italian artist Paolo Cirio that challenges the 'out of control' practices of manipulation of the art market, the...

30 June 2020

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Tate, National Gallery And Royal Academy To Reopen In July

You saw it here first, Tate, The National Gallery and the Royal Academy have announced plans to reopen in July.

29 June 2020

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Michael Craig-Martin Unveils New Oxford Street Installation

Sir Michael Craig-Martin has created a new work for an iconic site in London’s Oxford Street, which will be launched on Monday 29 June,...

24 June 2020

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Leonardo’s Last Supper: Is The RA’s Copy Better? – Edward Lucie-Smith

Leonardo’s Last Supper is back on view at the RA. Or at least a copy of it is, made by his pupil Gianpetrino. And...

22 June 2020

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Hackney Council Announce Public Statues Honouring The Windrush Generation

Hackney Council has announced two public artworks to be unveiled celebrating the Windrush Generation.

19 June 2020

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Marlborough To Close NY Gallery – London Next?

The legendary Marlborough Gallery is to close their NY premises with an announcement about the future of their London flagship pending. 

17 June 2020

Giuseppe Penone Donates Drawings To Pompidou And Philadelphia Museum

Giuseppe Penone (born in 1947) has made two generous gifts of 350 drawings to the Centre Pompidou and a similar number works on paper...

15 June 2020

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Forensic Architecture Continue Grenfell Tower Project Awareness

On the third anniversary of the tragic fire which took seventy-two lives in the Grenfell tower block in West London, Artlyst thought it a...

11 June 2020

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A Sculpture Falls – The Trouble With Problematic Public Statues – Richard Stone 

As a sculptor who has used Victorian and other found sculptures in my work for some time, the increasingly heated debate on the future...

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.

6 June 2020

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Banksy Unveils New Painting Honouring George Floyd’s Memory

The elusive Street Artist Banksy has unveiled a new artwork inspired by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

4 June 2020

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Black Art Matters – Paul Carter Robinson

This is long overdue, but under the worrying circumstances that have dominated the news in the past week, I feel it is essential to...

2 June 2020

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Museum Futures Post Lockdown – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tate Modern is easily the most popular gallery of modern art in the world… For a location that consists mostly of open spaces, lightly...

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...

28 May 2020

Hayward Gallery And Southbank Centre Could Close For Years

The Southbank Centre including the Hayward Gallery may close until April 2021. This is as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19.

26 May 2020

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Turner Prize Replaced With Bursaries Scheme For 2020

This year the Turner Prize will be replaced by a bursaries scheme In response to the COVID19 pandemic. Tate Britain has announced that it...

21 May 2020

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Arts Renewal Taskforce Announced By Culture Secretary

The Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has today announced representatives from the arts, cultural and sporting worlds who will join a new task force aimed...

21 May 2020

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Manifesta 13 Marseille To Go Ahead In August

Manifesta 13 Marseille the ‘European nomadic biennial’ is to go ahead at the end of August 2020. It was supposed to take place in...

18 May 2020

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59th Venice Biennale Art Event Skips To 2022

The Venice Biennale organisers have postponed both the Art and Architecture events for up to two years.

18 May 2020

Barbara Hepworth’s St Ives Studio Given Grade II Status

A studio in St Ives, Cornwall used by Dame Barbara Hepworth has been given Grade II-listed status.

Photo London Moves To October Date At Gray’s Inn Gardens 

Photo London has relocated to Gray's Inn Gardens for new Frieze Week Autumn dates (7–11 October with a preview on the evening of 6...

14 May 2020

Daata Partners With International Galleries To Establish New Video Platform

Daata has launched a new public platform for galleries to showcase and sell video art online via the Daata website.

12 May 2020

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Tate Modern Turns Twenty Despite London Lockdown

Tate Modern has turned twenty despite the lockdown but not to worry you can still celebrate their 20th anniversary online.

Cathie Pilkington Elected New Keeper Of Royal Academy

Cathie Pilkington RA has been elected as the new Keeper of the Royal Academy. She was elected as a Royal Academician in 2014 and...

5 May 2020

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Jiab Prachakul Wins 2020 BP Portrait Award

A self-taught artist, Jiab Prachakul has won the prestigious first prize in the BP Portrait Award 2020

29 April 2020

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Germano Celant Arte Povera Champion Dies From COVID19 Age 80

Germano Celant (1940-2020) the Italian art historian, critic and curator who coined the term " Arte Povera " (poor art) in 1967 has died...

28 April 2020

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British Museum Puts Four Million Objects Online 

The British Museum today launches a major revamp of its online collection database, allowing over 4 million objects to be seen by people anywhere...

23 April 2020

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Sue Davies Founder Of The Photographers’ Gallery Dies Aged 87

Sue Davies, who founded The Photographers' Gallery in London's Covent Garden in 1971 has died age 87.

16 April 2020

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Olafur Eliasson Launches New Earth Day Serpentine Project

The Danish Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has announced a new Earth Day project in association with the Serpentine Galleries.

11 April 2020

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Bloomsbury Group’s Charleston Trust Must Raise £400k To Survive

An emergency appeal has been launched by the Charleston Trust, the keepers of the Bloomsbury Group's country retreat Charleston. The Trust is looking to...

10 April 2020

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation Creates  £20m emergency COVID-19 Fund

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has created a £20m emergency fund and will this year split its £1m visual artists and composers’ awards amongst EVERY eligible entrant.

Jerry Kaye - Look good, feel good

13 Mar '20-14 Jun '20

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The Enchanted Interior

Guildhall Art Gallery

Visit online

This major exhibition explores the recurring motif of female subjects in art, as depicted in enclosed, ornate

Insanity Fair at Elephant West, White City. Book a private tour and meet the artist, visit www.zoobansari.com — Closes 8th July

Reviews

26 June 2020

Zoobs Ansari – Elephant West – Edward Lucie-Smith

As this exhibition demonstrates, Zoobs Ansari’s work covers a lot of contemporary themes. On the one hand, there is the experience of the outsider,...

25 June 2020

London’s Masterpiece Art Fair Moves Online – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Masterpiece Art Fair, a regular feature of the summer season in London, is now up online and will be available there until 28...

17 June 2020

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Vincent Van Gogh A Durable Art Legend – Two New Books – Edward Lucie-Smith

Two books from Thames & Hudson about Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most durable legends in art. One offers his life-story, as told...

11 June 2020

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Bryan Robertson Promoter Of New Art – Edward Lucie-Smith

Andrew Lambirth's The Life of Bryan, recently published by Unicorn, describes itself rather demurely as a celebration, rather than as a biography.

26 May 2020

BP Portrait Award Survives Online – Edward Lucie-Smith

As the National Portrait Gallery closes its doors, not just in response to the Coronavirus epidemic, but in preparation for a three-year rehab, the...

18 May 2020

Photographer Don McCullin Online At Hamiltons – Edward Lucie-Smith

The ways of the art market are pretty strange. Hamiltons, a leading gallery here in London that specialises in photography, have just put a...

6 May 2020

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The Last Leonardo Art Porn For Millennials – Edward Lucie-Smith

Ben Lewis’s book The Last Leonardo, subtitled ‘A Masterpiece, A Mystery and the Dirty World of Art’, has now appeared in paperback after its...

30 April 2020

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London’s New Art Scene Creative Britain 1962-68 – Edward Lucie-Smith

Here's a handsome new volume, well-illustrated, but more social history than art book, which tells of the emergence of London as an international art...

23 April 2020

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Infamous Colony Room Relived In New Book – Edward Lucie-Smith

Darren Coffield’s well-presented Tales from the Colony Room, Soho’s Lost Bohemia, memorialises an epoch in the London world of the arts that now seems...

16 April 2020

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Artemisia Gentileschi A Retrospective Online – Edward Lucie-Smith

The much-anticipated Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition at the National Gallery in London has now been indefinitely postponed, to the disappointment of many.

9 April 2020

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Piranesi Drawings – Neoclassical Visions – Edward Lucie-Smith

This handsome soft-cover catalogue published by Thames & Hudson for the British Museum was intended to commemorate an exhibition that hasn’t in fact taken...

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...

19 March 2020

Titian: A Pity To Miss – National Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Titian show at the National Gallery in London has arrived at a particularly inauspicious moment. Major public galleries in Europe are shutting their...

12 March 2020

Andy Warhol Multiple Identities – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) has, even since his death more than thirty years ago, retained a central position in the world of contemporary art.

9 March 2020

Among The Trees A Sense Of Loss – Edward Lucie-Smith

Among the Trees which just opened at the Hayward Gallery, is an ambitious exhibition that has all the best intentions, and somehow fails to...

4 March 2020

Aubrey Beardsley: A Sensual Sometimes Erotic Divertissement – Edward Lucie-Smith

As the exhibition catalogue notes, the Beardsley show that just opened at Tate Britain is the first comprehensive survey of his work to have...

25 February 2020

David Hockney: Two Major Shows Open In London – Edward Lucie-Smith

As the National Portrait Gallery prepares for its long sleep - three years with its doors firmly shut - it is not surprising to...

20 February 2020

Masculinities: An Extremely Interesting, Timely Event – Edward Lucie-Smith

After a plethora of exhibitions featuring women, women’s art, women’s attitudes of the world, it comes as a relief to find a big London...

 

Previews

2 July 2020

Cure3 Announces Line Up Of Top Artists For 2020

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, in association with Bonhams and Artwise, has announced the complete list of participating artists for Cure3 2020. This is the 3rd...

1 July 2020

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Queer Frontiers: Moves Online For Annual Pride Exhibition

This year the exhibition is back with a diverse collection of artists from around the world. Works can be purchased on the website and...

25 June 2020

Lavish Sir Anish Kapoor Exhibition Set To Open At Houghton Hall Norfolk 

Important works by the British sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor will go on show across the grounds and historic interiors of Houghton Hall in Norfolk...

14 June 2020

The People Behind Community Is Kindness Billboard Campaign – Revd Jonathan Evens

There was a moment, writes Mark Dean, Chaplain & Interfaith Adviser to University of Arts London, corresponding to, but not defined by the lockdown

11 June 2020

Marcus Lyall: Scream the House Down A Socially-Distanced Art Installation Unveiled

You are invited to vocalise your inner frustrations and power a large-scale light installation.

11 June 2020

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Sotheby’s Rembrandt Self Portrait Should Be Returned To Holland

Sotheby's announced this week that a small, delicate Rembrandt self-portrait is to be auctioned on July 28th, here in London. The painting is unusually...

4 June 2020

National Gallery Extends Titian Exhibition in London

The National Gallery has announced that the universally acclaimed exhibition Titian: Love, Desire, Death will be extended due to the generosity of its partners and lenders....

23 May 2020

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Salisbury Cathedral 800 Years Of Art And Spirit – Revd Jonathan Evens

When an exhibition celebrating 800 years of spirit and endeavour at Salisbury Cathedral has to be installed against the clock and then its launch...

20 May 2020

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Munch Museum Launches New Digital Exhibition

The Munch Museum in Oslo has launched a newly redesigned website, which will serve as a platform for digital exhibitions and art experiences.

12 May 2020

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Rembrandt’s Night Watch 44.8-Gigapixel Image Goes Live

The largest and most detailed ever photograph of Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch has been unveiled on The Rijksmuseum's website. The 44.8-gigapixel image will...

23 April 2020

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Outside The Box: Hauser & Wirth Launch First VR Exhibition 

In its Future Menorca Space Using New HWVR Technology Hauser & Wirth have announced their first VR exhibition in the new space. The exhibition features...

13 April 2020

Rashid Johnson Online Coronavirus Pandemic Drawings Unveiled

With the online exhibition ‘Untitled Anxious Red Drawings,’ American artist Rashid Johnson introduces a selection of new works made since the onset of the...

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.

12 March 2020

Gustave Moreau: The Fables A New Exhibition At Waddesdon Manor 

Gustave Moreau (1826-98) is one of the most brilliant and influential artists of the French Symbolist movement, and this exhibition reveals some of the...

 

Features

SOHO HOUSE ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURAL SOHO HOUSE ART PRIZE

Judges including Maria Balshaw CBE, Director of Tate, Hebru Brantley, contemporary American artist and Kate Bryan, Head of Collections for Soho House will select...

30 June 2020

Guide to UK Museums and Galleries Reopening

Following the Prime Minister's announcement that museums and galleries may reopen from Saturday 4 July providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines, the following...

27 June 2020

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Inspiration – Contemporary Art & Classics – Revd Jonathan Evens

Galleries and museums around the world are reopening. Among the first exhibitions being shown that caught my eye were Leaves of Grass by Max Gimblett at...

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...

18 June 2020

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Last Lockdown Interviews pART 6 – Oliver Malin

The date was 13th June, When I first started writing this installment in this potentially infinite series, but everything I wrote felt stale. As...

13 June 2020

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Elizabeth Kwant Interview With Revd Jonathan Evens

Elizabeth Kwant’s work engages contemporary socio-political issues; immigration detention, migration, gender and slavery through her multi-disciplinary practice. Her socially engaged arts projects have often...

13 June 2020

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Six Black Artists Depict Race and Discrimination – MC Llamas

The BLM protests in recent weeks have shown us how relevant issues of race still are. It's shocking to see that racial discrimination still...

8 June 2020

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André Daughtry: Art, Rebellion And Racial Justice – Revd Jonathan Evens

Artworks acquire layers of meaning over time. André Daughtry's Weight is a video work from 2014 that attempts 'to visualise societal projections on the black...

4 June 2020

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London Lockdown Interviews pART 5 – Oliver Malin

Usually, an article written by this author within this feature series would only be aiming for laughs, confusion and splashes of enlightenment.

Great Paintings Explained A New Video Series By James Payne

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

31 May 2020

Wallis Eates Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives In Conversation With Jude Cowan Montague

In this first series of interviews with graphic novelists, I spoke with Wallis Eates, author, artist and raconteur.

14 May 2020

Scotland Marks Thirtieth Anniversary Of Historic Venice Biennale Takeover – Clare Henry

Thirty years ago this week, in 1990, Scotland made history at the 44th Venice Biennale. It was the first and only time in its...

7 May 2020

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Sean Scully In Conversation With Kelly Grovier – Lockdown 2020 – Video Added

Lockdown 2020 and the art world has been brought to a grinding halt. Major exhibitions that have taken years to plan and organize have...

London Gallery Lockdown Night And Day – A Photo Essay

London Gallery Lockdown 4/05/2020: Greta Thunberg would undoubtedly agree with the first statement

29 April 2020

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London Lockdown Interviews pART 4 – Oliver Malin

Lockdown Interviews: Samuel Johnson once explained to a friend at some point on September 20, 1777, in a London bookshop that "you find no...

26 April 2020

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Lockdown London A Photo Essay By Oliver Malin

It seems odd to be writing an introduction to a lockdown London photographic series investigating the epicentre of the night, the quiet, airy night,...

15 April 2020

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How To Isolate: Art Industry Interviews – Oliver Malin

Dearly beloved, we are all unfortunately still gathered here on this unexpected Summer holiday to a destination unknown.

6 April 2020

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Solitude An Essay By Jeremy Cooper

Some of us have spent much of our lives seeking first to explain to self and then to justify to loved others the need...

26 March 2020

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Interviews From Isolation Four Artists – Oliver Malin

This is a new series of interviews coordinated by Oliver Malin that Artlyst is going to run over the next few weeks illustrating how...

9 March 2020

ULAY: A Personal Reminiscence – Clare Henry

ULAY, who died last week at 76, was tall, handsome, clever, charismatic. In the 1980s he was also half of the world's golden couple...

9 December 2019

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Sculptor Conrad Shawcross On Space And Time – Interview Paul Carter Robinson 

On the surface, Conrad Shawcross' sculpture retains the appearance of scientific rationality.

 

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