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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).

22 October 2021

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Egypt Frees Ai-Da The Robot Artist – Gillian Wearing Unveils Statue Of Diane Arbus – New Munch Museum Opens

Egypt Frees Ai-Da The Robot Artist - Gillian Wearing Unveils Statue Of Diane Arbus - New Munch Museum Opens

18 October 2021

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Spencer Tunick Restages Nude Dead Sea Project 10 Years On

Three hundred Models wearing only white body paint have posed in a desert landscape in southern Israel as part of the latest project by...

18 October 2021

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Found: Egyptian Sphinxes A Tiepolo Drawing And Two Newly Discovered Van Goghs

Egyptian Sphinxes A Tiepolo Drawing And Two Newly Discovered Van Gogh's found in gardens, lofts and cellars.

14 October 2021

Banksy Shred Art Sells For Record £16m At Sotheby’s

A neo-dadaist painting by Banksy, which shredded itself at a Sotheby's auction has sold for a record £16 million.

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

7 October 2021

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Warhol Portrait Of Basquiat Auctioned – Botticelli Christ Leads $40m Estimate At Sotheby’s – Christie’s Record Contemporary Achieves Highest Total 

Warhol Portrait Of Basquiat Auctioned - Botticelli Christ Leads $40m Estimate At Sotheby's - Christie's Record Contemporary Achieves Highest Total 

4 October 2021

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Pandora Papers Reveal Artworld Money Laundering – Windrush Sculpture Unveiled – LA’s Academy Museum Opens

The Pandora Papers released over the weekend have released over twelve million documents revealing systematic tax-dodging by fourteen firms utilising offshore bank accounts to...

30 September 2021

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Courtauld Gallery Announces Reopening Dates – Frida Kahlo Trademark Dispute Dropped By US Court – Sonic Ray Installation Revives London’s Only Lighthouse 

Courtauld Gallery Announces Reopening Dates - Frida Kahlo Trademark Dispute Dropped By US Court - Sonic Ray Installation Revives London’s Only Lighthouse 

27 September 2021

Lubaina Himid Unveils GAC Commission – Tate’s Turbine Hall Commission Dates Announced – British Museum Launches NFT Partnership Platform

The Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid CBE has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2021 by the Government Art Collection (GAC).

23 September 2021

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Brancusi Kiss: French Authorities Refuse Historical Monument Export Licence

A sculpture by the Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi is the subject of a long-running legal battle. It has now been...

23 September 2021

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Frida Kahlo Last Self-Portrait Auctioned – Van Gogh And Frans Hals Theft Trial – Firstsite Selected Art Fund Museum of the Year

Frida Kahlo Last Self-Portrait Auctioned - Van Gogh And Frans Hals: X-Con Goes On Trial - Firstsite Selected Art Fund Museum of the Year

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.

11 September 2021

Wim Wenders 9/11 Photos Exhibited At Imperial War Museum

A new exhibition of photos by Wim Wenders taken at the site of the World Trade Center towers a month after 9/11 has gone...

10 August 2021

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Watch A $3m Kusama Pumpkin Wash Out To Sea In Typhoon

Watch A $3m painted bronze Kusama Pumpkin Wash Out To Sea In Typhoon. The sculpture was rescued by locals and is now in a...

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

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.

16 September 2021

International Autumn Art Exhibition Reviews – Revd Jonathan Evens

Periodic reviews of exhibitions around the globe can highlight a range of work in a range of styles in many different galleries.

4 September 2021

The Lost Leonardo Film Review by James Payne

James Payne reviews the new film "The Lost Leonardo" directed by Andreas Koefed and encounters a thrilling journey through the murky world of art.

17 August 2021

Roger Cecil: A Once In A Generation Welsh Painter – Revd Jonathan Evens

Aged 21, after just one week, Roger Cecil walked away from his scholarship at the Royal College of Art to make art on his...

13 August 2021

Tino Sehgal: Location, Nature And Pandemic – Blenheim Palace – Revd Jonathan Evens

The female participant in Tino Sehgal’s ‘Kiss’ is stretched out on the floor, head arched, looking back, as her partner moves in slow motion

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...

11 July 2021

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Sidney Nolan: Colour of the Sky – Auschwitz Paintings – Revd Jonathan Evens

The Australian modernist Sidney Nolan was among those responding in this way, but his responses have remained unseen and unappreciated within his archive until...

8 July 2021

Paula Rego Ambiguous Persuasive and Subversive Tate Britain – Marina Vaizey

Paula Rego (b 1935) is an artist who is vividly expressive and imaginative in her use of colour deployed in the service of brilliantly...

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 ...

 

Previews

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...

6 October 2021

Manolis Anastasakos: Mythos Series Unveiled In London During Frieze Week

Varvara Roza Galleries (London) and The Blender Gallery (Athens) are presenting a solo exhibition of Manolis Anastasakos, one of the leading Greek artists of...

4 October 2021

Pace Inaugurates New London Gallery With Mark Rothko Exhibition

Pace inaugurates their new London gallery with Mark Rothko 1968: Clearing Away, an exhibition of rarely seen works on paper

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...

2 September 2021

Jonny Green Explores Gender Politics At New Art Projects

Jonny Green explores gender politics and portraiture for his first solo show at New Art Projects.

27 August 2021

Pablo Bronstein: Referencing Hell in its Heyday Sir John Soane’s Museum

Pablo Bronstein: Hell in its Heyday will present a new body of work by this prominent British-Argentinian contemporary artist.

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

8 July 2021

New Contemporaries 2021 Announce Artist Line Up 

Seventy-Five artists selected for New Contemporaries 2021 demonstrating the resilience of the creative process in a challenging year have been revealed by Bloomberg New...

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...

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

25 October 2021

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FIAC Paris 47th Edition What The Dealers Had To Say

FIAC, the International Contemporary Art Fair, one of the seminal, global, annual art events, has celebrated  its 47th edition in Paris.

20 October 2021

Alice Maher Rachel Fallon Explore The Magdalene – Sue Hubbard

Sue Hubbard visited Dublin to see The Map: A Collaboration by Alice Maher and Rachel Fallon at Rua Red Gallery. If you were born in...

18 October 2021

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Frieze And Frieze Masters 2021 Artlyst Chooses Twenty Of The Best

Frieze London was back on course this year, with most dealers putting their best foot forward. You could feel the excitement and 'antici...pation'

11 October 2021

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Yvonne Robinson: A Remarkable 70 Year Career In The Art World

Yvonne Robinson has been a significant figure in the art world for over 70 years. A friend of David Sylvester, Bacon, Freud, Pontus Hulton,

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

29 September 2021

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Chris Ofili: The Holy Virgin Mary – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Mayor Rudy Giuliani - threatened to close it on the grounds that the image of Chris Ofili's The Holy Virgin Mary was religiously...

28 September 2021

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Ibrahim Mahama: Interview of the Month, October 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

Ibrahim Mahama came to international attention for his monumental installation of jute sacks at the Venice Biennale in 2015

1 September 2021

Alexandre da Cunha: Interview of the Month September 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

Brazilian artist Alexandre da Cunha has a major show at Brighton’s CCA. ‘Duplex’ (to 25 Sept) articulates ‘his engagement with cultures

30 August 2021

London Art Exhibitions Autumn 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...

1 August 2021

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Rosie Gibbens: Interview of the Month August 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

The entertaining and thought-provoking solo exhibition, ‘Soft Girls’, by Rosie Gibbens, is at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, until 15 August.

14 July 2021

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Spencer Finch: Interview of the Month July 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

In his current exhibition at Lisson Gallery ('Only the hand that erases writes the true thing', to 31 July), Spencer Finch presents new works...

28 June 2021

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Ena Swansea: Interview of the Month June 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

There’s an aura of mystery to Ena Swansea’s big, impressive paintings at Ben Brown Fine Arts  (‘green light’ to 30 July)

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...

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

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...

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

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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