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News

14 September 2019

Gold Toilet By Maurizio Cattelan Stolen From Blenheim Palace

Maurizio Cattelan's infamous solid 18-carat gold sculpture of a toilet has been stolen from his exhibition at Blenheim Palace.  Thames Valley Police said that...

10 September 2019

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Robert Frank: Beat Generation Photographer Dead at 94

One of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century, Robert Frank, (November 9, 1924 – September 9, 2019) has died at the age of 94....

10 September 2019

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Matt’s Gallery Celebrates 40 Years of Innovative Exhibitions

Matt’s Gallery is a London institution which in many ways has been responsible for the vibrant emerging art scene that London represents on the...

10 September 2019

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Hix Award 2019 Shortlisted Artists Announced

The HIX Award, the annual art prize set up by the restaurateur and author Mark Hix, have joined up with Hauser & Wirth as...

6 September 2019

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Stolen Joshua Reynolds Painting In Japanese Museum Was Sold By Sotheby’s

A painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, stolen from a UK stately home in 1984, has been discovered in the collection of a Japanese museum.

5 September 2019

Grayson Perry: Ground-Breaking Lost Pots Reunited For The First Time

A new exhibition at the Holburne Museum reunites ceramics from Grayson Perry's earliest forays into the art world. It will re-introduce the explosive and...

3 September 2019

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British Museum Acquires Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painting Belonging To William Morris

The British Museum has acquired an important painting by the English painter, poet and Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood founder, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882).

29 August 2019

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Ai Weiwei To Take Up Residence In The UK

The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has decided to take up residence in the UK. By swapping Berlin for Britain, Mr Ai is giving the UK...

14 August 2019

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Jeremy Deller Unveils Peterloo Memorial In Manchester

Jeremy Deller, the Turner Prize-winning artist, has unveiled his £1m monument marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Peterloo massacre.

10 August 2019

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High-Value Paintings Queue For Export As Sterling Drops In Brexit Uncertainties

An outstanding painting by Claude Monet 'Le Palais Ducal' 1908 is at risk of going abroad unless a UK buyer can be found
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8 August 2019

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Brancusi Sculpture Damaged: Should This Devalue The £18m Work

When someone attacked Michelangelo's Pieta with a hammer in the 1970s, the sculpture was severely damaged. It was restored and put back on display...

7 August 2019

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Late Gallerist Karsten Schubert Leaves Cezanne Collection To Nation

The gallerist Karsten Schubert, who died last week has generously bequeathed his collection of Cezanne drawings and prints to the Nation. The works will...

28 July 2019

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V&A Acquires Extinction Rebellion Graphic Design Archive

The V&A has acquired a series of work exploring the design identity of Extinction Rebellion (XR) – a global activist group calling for urgent...

17 July 2019

Tate Directors Make A Stand On Climate Change

The directors of Tate have come out emphatically declaring a climate emergency. In a letter dated today, the organisation hopes to spread the word...

17 June 2019

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UK Museums Now Protected From Court-Ordered Seizure For Loaned Artworks 

UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has vowed to protect objects on loan from abroad in temporary exhibitions in UK museums from seizure by the...

12 June 2019

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UK Regains Number Two Position In Annual UBS Art Market Report

Each year during Art Basel in Switzerland, UBS publishes its annual art market report. The document has become one of the most essential barometers...

1 May 2019

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Diverse Turner Prize 2019 Tate Britain Announces Nominees

The four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2019 have been announced at Tate Britain today.

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...

This year's guest of honor at La Biennale Parish: Kingdom of Bahrain -- 13-17 September 2019 -- At the Grand Palais
Hix Award 2019 - Exhibition coming soon: 14 September - 10 November

Reviews

18 September 2019

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Blockbuster Rego, Freud And Murillo Books Released Autumn 2019 – Edward Lucie-Smith

A short time ago, it seemed as if making and publishing books about art – contemporary art, in particular, was a doomed enterprise.

14 September 2019

William Blake: Personal Realms Of Fantasy – Edward Lucie-Smith

William Blake is one of the heroes of British art. In some ways, however, his work fits uncomfortably into the current establishment set up.

9 September 2019

Peter Doig and Parisian Avant-Gardists Launch London Autumn Gallery Season – Edward Lucie Smith

Two exhibitions just opened at a pair of well-respected West End commercial galleries here in London, seem to illustrate the complexity of the contemporary...

5 August 2019

Urban Impulses Latin American Photography The Photographers’ Gallery London – Edward Lucie-Smith

Urban Impulses, the new exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery here in London, exemplifies the reasons why contemporary photography now so often seems to take...

1 August 2019

Cut And Paste: NGS Launches First-Ever Collage Survey Exhibition – Clare Henry

Billed as the first-ever COLLAGE survey exhibition in the world, this Edinburgh Festival fun extravaganza of 400 years of cut and paste art encompasses...

25 July 2019

Helene Schjerfbeck Finland’s Best Kept Secret – Marina Vaizey

Is the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946) the most fascinating artist the anglophone world has never heard of? The fashionable preoccupation with women artists...

23 July 2019

Emigrés Who Transformed the British Art World – Marina Vaizey

Brave New Visions, this special exhibition at Sotheby's George Street galleries, is a tell and show of the ways in which Britain's insular art...

18 July 2019

Art Exit 1939 – A Very Different Or Analogous Europe – Edward Lucie-Smith

There can be no doubt that Art-Exit: 1939, at the 12 Star Gallery in Europe House, Smith Square, is a highly political exhibition.

14 July 2019

Fact Liverpool: Real Work Two Exhibitions – Alice Lenkiewicz

Liz Magic Laser has created an exhibition on the ground floor of Fact Liverpool as part of Real Work. This is an absorbing show...

10 July 2019

Olafur Eliasson: Work That Is Right Here Right Now – Edward Lucie-Smith

Olafur Eliasson is now a very big deal in the world of contemporary art

9 July 2019

Talking Maps: Geocentric Eccentricity At The Bodleian Library – Paul Black

Artlyst has attended Talking Maps, a new exhibition at the famous Bodleian Libraries, Oxford - a celebration of maps throughout history

7 July 2019

Takis Tate Modern Kevork Mourad Ismaili Centre – Two Shows – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Greek artist Panayiotis Vassillakis, known simply as Takis, born in Athens in 1925, is a very senior member of today’s international avant-garde. His...

6 July 2019

Frieze Sculpture 2019 A 3D Non-Statement – Edward Lucie-Smith

It’s time for the annual show of sculpture in Regent’s Park, organised by the Frieze Art Fair, but opening far in advance of the...

4 July 2019

Felix Vallotton: A Lost Prophet – Royal Academy – Edward Lucie-Smith

Felix Vallotton, the subject of a new exhibition on view now, at the Royal Academy, was a betwixt and between sort of artist. Swiss...

3 July 2019

Alexander Calder Stories: Spectacular New Exhibition Centro Botín – Jude Cowan Montague

When the boats sail past on a summer's day and the light falls gently, and we're solstice-awake in the long days, Alexander Calder reels...

27 June 2019

Cindy Sherman NPG Retrospective A Major Blockbuster – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Cindy Sherman retrospective just opened at the National Portrait Gallery is a major blockbuster, illustrating all aspects of a very prolific career.

18 June 2019

Paula Rego Where The Personal Is Political – Marina Vaizey

All art is perforce autobiography, and every picture tells a story. How could it be otherwise? No outstanding artist almost literally makes visual these...

16 June 2019

Keith Haring: A Sign Of The Times – Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

The highly anticipated first UK exhibition of Keith Haring's work has opened at Tate Liverpool. It is vast, covering most aspects of his work...

10 June 2019

Francis Bacon – The Power Of The Illicit – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new Francis Bacon show at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill is something of a landmark event. It contains a sumptuous array of top-quality works. Only...

8 June 2019

Faith Ringgold and Luchita Hurtado – Two Women Artists Of A Certain Age

I was looking at the tapestries with painted and sewn figures, the colourful designs of pioneering activist and artist Faith Ringgold when I heard...

6 June 2019

Lee Krasner Abstract Expressionist – The Barbican – Edward Lucie Smith

The catch-up continues: two more female artists, from different phases of the now safely defunct Modern Movement, are now being given their due. They...

2 June 2019

Frank Bowling: In The Presence Of A Significant Painter – Sue Hubbard

It’s rare to walk into an exhibition and be bowled over (forgive the pun). To encounter work that touches the heart as well as...

25 May 2019

Leonardo Da Vinci A Man Of Seductive Charm – Edward Lucie-Smith

This will be a great year of Leonardo celebrations because 2019 marks five centuries since the great artist died and Leonardo is now one...

14 May 2019

Cathy Wilkes: Resurrecting The Forgotten British Pavilion Venice Biennale – Sue Hubbard

May you live in interesting times is the overarching theme of this year’s Biennale. Dystopia and dissonance are everywhere played out in the themes...

 

Previews

6 September 2019

Gavin Turk’s Latest Solo Show Inspired by Extinction Rebellion

The YBA artist Gavin Turk’s fascination with waste is a reoccurring theme throughout his body of work, exploring its aesthetic, function and value.

4 September 2019

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Bahrain Pavilion Honoured At La Biennale Paris 2019

Bahrain has been chosen as the guest of honour at La Biennale Paris 2019. They will be taking on board a major Pavilion dedicated...

3 September 2019

Tom of Finland Centenary Celebrated With New Cumbrian Exhibition

A new exhibition in association with the Tom of Finland Foundation at Cross Lane Projects Kendal, Cumbria marks the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the...

14 August 2019

Louvre Abu Dhabi To Exhibit French 20th Century Avant-Garde Emigrant Artists

A newly curated exhibition brings together some of the most notable names of the 20th century's Avant-Garde scene, for the first time, at the...

13 August 2019

Sterling Ruby To Feature At Gagosian Over London Frieze Week

Sculptures by Sterling Ruby will be the feature Britannia Street exhibition at Gagosian over Frieze Week.

12 August 2019

Yoko Ono To Unveil First Bristol Solo Show In September

INTERVENTIONS/2 marks the first time that the world-renowned artist and activist Yoko Ono presents a solo show in the city of Bristol.

9 August 2019

Major Albert Oehlen Exhibition Announced by Serpentine For Autumn

A new exhibition of the work of Albert Oehlen (b. 1954, Krefeld, Germany) has been announced for the Serpentine.

31 July 2019

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Carlos Cruz Diez Installation To Feature At La Biennale Paris Grand Palais

La Biennale Paris, in partnership with La Patinoire Royale – Galerie Valérie Bach, will present "Transchromie", a significant work by Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz...

29 July 2019

Victor Willing Reassessed In Hastings Contemporary Retrospective

Hastings Contemporary is to mount the first major UK retrospective of work by British artist Victor Willing (1928-1988) since his death, charting each decade...

23 July 2019

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne Collection To Be Auctioned At Sotheby’s

Sotheby's Paris is to offer the personal collection of Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne this autumn.

24 June 2019

Mat Collishaw Challenges Faith Perspectives With Ushaw Installation – Revd Jonathan Evens

A new commission from internationally renowned British artist Mat Collishaw will see the artist create a site-specific installation that explores the themes of martyrdom...

16 June 2019

16th Istanbul Biennial Announces Artists And Programmes

The Istanbul Biennial has grown to be the leading contemporary art event in the region and is also one of the most respected Biennials...

21 May 2019

Edmund de Waal Venice Installation Confirmed For British Museum

Edmund de Waal is to exhibit his profoundly beautiful Venice Biennale collateral work, ‘Psalm’, Library of Exile, at the British Museum in London in...

2 May 2019

Twenty Unmissable Pavilions at 58th Venice Biennale – Artlyst

What goes around comes around and again it is time for the Venice Biennale. Now in its 58th edition and under the direction of...

 

Features

17 September 2019

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Bahrain Pavilion Shines At The 2019 La Biennale Paris

Le Biennial de Paris is an unusual anomaly of a fair. For one thing, it isn’t actually a biennial as it takes place every...

11 September 2019

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Summer Art Chronicles: Arles, Puglia and Milan – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

I love summer not only because of the weather but although because it is a great time to venture to new territories to discover...

7 September 2019

A Belonging Project And Exiles Loss and Displacement – Revd Jonathan Evens

Matilde Damele creates screenprints on black plastic bin bags, screenprints of migrants on bold backgrounds painted with house paints named after the positivity and...

2 September 2019

Twelve London Exhibitions Not To Miss Opening Autumn 2019

Summer is over, but there is much to look forward to this Autumn. Here is the Artlyst guide to twelve exhibitions not to miss...

11 August 2019

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Micky Johnson Collector/Gallerist Behind No 20 Islington A Passionate Eye

Micky Johnson is a Musician, Entrepreneur, and Gallerist. He is also an enthusiastic collector of British Contemporary Art.

25 July 2019

Ten Questions About Ten Years Of Charlie Smith London Zavier Ellis In Conversation With Paul Carter Robinson

Zavier Ellis is the founder and director of CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, a vibrant contemporary art gallery in Shoreditch, London, which is currently celebrating their...

20 July 2019

Queen Victoria: 200 Years Marked With Lavish Buckingham Palace Exhibition

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, a special exhibition, 'Queen Victoria's Palace' is launched at this year's Summer Opening...

13 July 2019

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Expressionist Prints: From Turmoil To Conflict – Hunterian Glasgow – Leyla Sanai

The unassuming Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow, perched next to the University library, houses stunning paintings by the Glasgow Boys (and Girls) and the Scottish...

12 July 2019

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Cornwall’s Eden Project: A Little-Known Art Collection – Paul Carter Robinson

This Summer Cornwall's Eden Project has unveiled new permanent sculptural works by Julian Opie and Ryan Gander installed in the grounds. This tops up...

7 July 2019

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Leon Kossoff – 1926-2019 – By Edward Lucie-Smith

As already stated on this site, Leon Kossoff’s death on July 4 marked pretty much the end of an epoch. Of the for artists...

21 June 2019

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Godfrey Worsdale Henry Moore Foundation Director Talks Yorkshire Sculpture International with Sculptor Richard Stone

Godfrey Worsdale is Director of the Henry Moore Foundation and responsible for the artist's Studios and Gardens in Hertfordshire and the Henry Moore Institute...

29 May 2019

Guggenheim Bilbao Dazzles With Summer Blockbuster Exhibitions

Last week I travelled South to the Guggenheim Bilbao for perhaps the strongest Summer line-up of art exhibitions, anywhere on the planet.

20 May 2019

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Whitney Biennial 2019 Open-Ended and Hopeful – Ilka Scobie

The Whitney Biennial 2019 is America’s oldest survey of contemporary art. Now in its 79th edition, this year's event opened as the stock market...

16 May 2019

London Degree Shows Guide 2019

Here is a comprehensive list of all the major London degree art shows scheduled for the summer.  The list is not complete so keep...

Venice Biennale Collateral Exhibitions Provide Calm and Quality

It was a relief to step away from the hustle and bustle of the Giardini and Arsenale, the main venues for the 58th Venice...

13 May 2019

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Venice Biennale 58: From Climate Change To Automatonics – Paul Carter Robinson

Over the years, the Giardini and the Arsenale, the two official locations for the Venice Biennale have become interchangeable in terms of weightiness. Some...

2 May 2019

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Stanley Kubrick Framing Perfection – Design Museum – Zoltan Alexander

Kubrick’s renaissance is undoubtedly in full swing. The Design Museum opened last week one of the most compelling exhibitions of the year “Stanley Kubrick:...

Henry Moore At Houghton Hall An Exemplary Pairing

A trip to the magnificent Palladian house Houghton Hall in Norfolk is always a much look forwarded to pleasure. The current exhibition is a...

17 April 2019

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Dale Chihuly: His Stunning Return To Kew After Thirteen Years

Dale Chihuly is known for transforming the Studio Glass movement and elevating the possibilities of glass as a medium for fine art.

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.

 

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