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9 August 2022

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Raymond Briggs Creator Of The Snowman Dies Aged 88 – Issey Miyake Japanese fashion designer Dies Aged 84 – Peter Waldron British Abstract Painter Dies Aged 80

In a town not unfamiliar with colourful personalities, Peter Waldron was for several decades one of the most familiar figures about the streets and...

8 August 2022

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Horniman Return Benin Bronzes To Nigeria – Henry Darger Federal Lawsuit Revealed – Green Light For Gormley Alan Turing Sculpture

Horniman Agrees To Return Benin Bronzes To Nigeria - Henry Darger Federal Lawsuit Revealed - Green Light For Gormley Sculpture Celebrating Codebreaker Alan Turing 

26 July 2022

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Damien Hirst To Publically Burn Paintings – Samson Kambalu To Unveil Fourth Plinth Commission – Rhea Storr New Art On The Underground Commission

Damien Hirst To Publically Burn Paintings - Samson Kambalu To Unveil Fourth Plinth Commission - Rhea Storr New Art On The Underground Commission

18 July 2022

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Claes Oldenburg Proto New York Pop Artist Dies Aged 93

Claes Oldenburg, the first-wave Pop Artist who turned everyday objects into hard and soft sculptures, has died aged 93.

18 July 2022

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Documenta Director Sabine Schormann Resigns Over Antisemitism Row – Sotheby’s Sell $2.5m Tables Made From Asbestos – Complete Hilma af Klint Catalogue Raisonné To Be Published

Documenta Director Sabine Schormann Resigns Over Antisemitism Row - Sotheby's Sell $2.5m Tables Made From Asbestos - Complete Hilma af Klint Catalogue Raisonné To...

14 July 2022

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Van Gogh and Modigliani Sketches Discovered Reverso – Museum Of The Year £100k Winner Announced – Harsh New Fines For Damaging Public Sculptures In Britain

A previously unknown self-portrait by the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh has been found on the back of another painting in the National Galleries...

14 July 2022

Royal Academy Elects Three Dynamic New Academicians

Three new Royal Academicians have been elected to round off the year. Shirazeh Houshiary, Brian Griffiths and Clare Woods

12 July 2022

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Paris+ par Art Basel: New Kid On The Block Announces Exhibitors

Paris+ par Art Basel, which has all but replaced the French art fair FIAC in the Grand Palais, has announced the lineup for the...

4 July 2022

Duncan Grant Celebrated With New Dior Men’s Collection And Erotic Drawings Exhibition

Kim Jones, the creative director of Dior, has created a new collection of menswear inspired by the Bloomsbury Group painter Duncan Grant 1885 –...

2 July 2022

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Boris Johnson Denounced UK Government Over Parthenon Marbles What About Now?

As a student, Boris Johnson lambasted UK officials for not allowing the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles.

29 June 2022

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Victor Pinchuk Donates £10.2m Jeff Koons Balloon Monkey Proceeds To Aid Ukraine 

The sale proceeds of Jeff Koons’ iconic Balloon Monkey (Magenta) (2006-13), which sold for £10,136,500 / $12,437,486 / €11,738,067 at Christie’s last night...

27 June 2022

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Sam Gilliam Pioneering African American Painter Dies Aged 88

One of the great innovators of postwar American art, Sam Gilliam, has died aged 88.

23 June 2022

Windrush Statue Unveiled – Uta Kögelsberger Wins RA’s Charles Wollaston Award – National Gallery Announces Van Gogh Show for Bicentenary  

A group of people representing the Windrush generation joined HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at London Waterloo Station (22 June 2022) to witness...

15 June 2022

Turner Prize To Be Presented At Towner Eastbourne In 2023

The Turner Prize has announced that it will be presented at Towner Eastbourne in 2023, as the centrepiece of the gallery’s centenary celebrations.

8 June 2022

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Paula Rego: A Generation’s Defining Figurative Painter Dies Aged 87

Dame Paula Rego, one of the finest UK based figurative painters of her generation, has died suddenly in London aged 87.

23 May 2022

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Royal College of Art Unveils New Herzog & de Meuron Campus Upgrade

The Royal College of Art, the world’s leading university of art and design, unveiled its new campus in Battersea

16 May 2022

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Whitechapel Gallery Appoints Gilane Tawadros As New Director

The Whitechapel Gallery has announced that curator and writer, Gilane Tawadros, has been appointed their new Director.

12 April 2022

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Turner Prize 2022 Shortlist Announced In Liverpool

In the early morning hours, I walked beside a tranquil River Mersey towards Tate Liverpool’s press launch, where there was an exciting buzz as...

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Reviews

19 July 2022

Allora Festival Of Art And Cinema Puglia – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

I was delighted to attend the first edition of the Allora festival (Art & Cinema) in Ostuni, Puglia, which took place at the end...

14 July 2022

Grayson Perry Tapestries On Show At Salisbury Cathedral – Rev Jonathan Evens

The Vanity of Small Differences is an exhibition of six huge tapestries by Grayson Perry, which has recently opened to the public at Salisbury...

2 July 2022

George Shaw: Reanimating The Post War Council Estate – Sue Hubbard

The British painter George Shaw embraced the liminal spaces of the council housing estate of his childhood to create paintings...

19 June 2022

Summer Art Shows In NYC Three Exhibitions Not To Miss – Ilka Scobie

Marina Adams What Are You Listening to? LGDR I first saw Marina Adams' bold, beautiful abstractions in a 1998 show at the wonderful "Art...

11 June 2022

Theaster Gates Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion – Sue Hubbard

Built by the Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, a one-time urban planner turned artist, in collaboration with the award-winning British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE,...

5 June 2022

Cornelia Parker A Conceptual And Sculptural Vision Tate Britain – Lee Sharrock

Cornelia Parker’s inaugural survey show in London spans a 35-year period, from the 1980s through to 2022...

2 June 2022

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Hew Locke And The Christian Roots Of Carnival – Tate Britain – Revd Jonathan Evens

The word carnival derives from Latin expressions meaning either to remove meat or say farewell to meat. These indicate the Christian roots of carnival...

29 May 2022

Seafaring Hastings Contemporary A Symbiotic Experience – Jude Montague

In a stormy wind, the choppy waves of the Stade Hastings felt dangerous. No fishing boats could be seen out today on the lively...

18 May 2022

Sensuous Sickert and Philpot Two Major UK Solo Exhibitions – Rev Jonathan Evens

The first major exhibition of Glyn Philpot R.A. (1884-1937) in almost 40 years is currently at Pallant House Gallery, while Tate Britain has the...

9 May 2022

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Radical Landscapes: A Reaction To Nature – Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

I wasn't sure what to expect from Radical Landscapes, but it went beyond my expectations. As usual, Tate Liverpool has developed a thought-provoking and...

4 May 2022

New York In Focus Whitney Biennial Plus Gallery Round-Up – Ilka Scobie 

The Whitney Biennial is big, sprawling across the entire museum, featuring 59 artists and bravura curation.

13 April 2022

Auerbach Unseen An Unflinching Vision Newlands House Gallery – Claudia Barbieri Childs

Newlands House Gallery in Petworth, Sussex, is showing more than 65 paintings and smaller works on paper by Frank Auerbach,

28 March 2022

Damien Hirst The Visceral Reality Of Death – Revd Jonathan Evens

Everything Damien Hirst does is controversial, from the initial shock of the new - the sensation of the YBAs - through his use of...

10 March 2022

Love Is In The (Open) Air Robert Indiana Sculpture YSP – James Payne

Even if you don’t know Robert Indiana’s name, you know his most popular work, LOVE. Cited as the most known artwork in the world,...

1 March 2022

Surrealism Outside The Usual Story – Tate Modern – Revd Jonathan Evens

Surrealism: Beyond Borders presents an expansive and hugely varied retelling of the story of Surrealism that challenges the Paris-centric traditional art history tale of...

 

Previews

28 July 2022

Dame Paula Rego The National Gallery – Claes Oldenburg The Store Recreated – Marina Abramović Modern Art Oxford

Three exciting previews: Dame Paula Rego The National Gallery - Claes Oldenburg The Store Recreated - Marina Abramović Modern Art Oxford

26 July 2022

South Korean Artists Sang Woon Nam And Ji Young Hong Exhibit At J/M Gallery London

Curator Rokhee Hwang is presenting the first of 2 exhibitions of contemporary South Korean artists at J/M Gallery in London's Notting Hill.

21 July 2022

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Ghosts of Empires II An Exhibition Articulating Black And Asian Diasporic Experiences – Ben Brown Fine Arts

After reading Kwasi Kwarteng's book 'Ghosts of Empire', I was struck by the spectre of colonialism and imperialism

Manifesta 14 Prishtina In Kosovo Unveils Unparalleled Events Guide

Manifesta 14 Prishtina has announced the full participant list for the 14th edition of the European Nomadic Biennial which gets underway on the 22nd...

13 July 2022

Gerard Hemsworth Memorial Exhibition To Open Cross Lane Projects Kendal

A memorial exhibition to artist/teacher Gerard Hemsworth (1945-2021) opens next week at  Cross Lane Projects in Kendal. It is the most extensive exhibition of...

9 July 2022

Harry Pye Curates Always On My Mind A National Brain Appeal Benefit Exhibition 

Always On My Mind, curated by Harry Pye, is a group exhibition at the Fitzrovia Gallery in London's West End from 27-30 July

6 July 2022

Milton Avery American Colourist: Major New Royal Academy Exhibition Unveiled

Milton Avery (1885 – 1965) has long been recognised in the United States as one of the most important and influential twentieth-century American artists.

29 June 2022

In the Black Fantastic Ekow Eshun Curates London’s Best New Summer Exhibition 

The Hayward Gallery's new exhibition titled 'In the Black Fantastic' is the UK's first major exhibition dedicated to the work of Black artists

29 June 2022

Tate Exhibition Programme Highlights Announced For 2023 

Tate has announced a diverse programme of exhibitions for 2023. Two groundbreaking figures in modern art, Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian, will be...

21 June 2022

Misia-O’ To Unveil The Spirit of Lee Miller Photography Exhibition Belle Beau Gallery During Les Rencontres d’Arles 

Photographer Misia-O’ will unveil 4 large-format photographs inspired by Lee Miller in Arles in an exhibition titled ‘The Spirit of Lee Miller’, which will...

15 June 2022

Nathan Coley Lights Up Sussex Modern Summer Programme

Turner Prize shortlisted artist Nathan Coley has installed a series of large-scale outdoor light sculptures at six spectacular locations across East Sussex as part...

2 June 2022

General Idea Get Retrospective At National Gallery Canada

From June 3 and on view until November 20, 2022, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) will present the most comprehensive retrospective exhibition of General...

19 May 2022

Edvard Munch Masterpieces Set To Open At The Courtauld Gallery

A significant collection of works by Edvard Munch will be exhibited in the UK for the first time at The Courtauld Gallery.

3 May 2022

Sean Scully Explores The Role Of The Square In New Dublin Exhibition

The art of Sean Scully is widely acknowledged as among the most influential proponents of abstraction during the last half-century — particular attention has...

24 March 2022

William Turnbull At 100 Retrospective Announced By Offer Waterman

William Turnbull (1922-2012) was one of Britain's most important post-war Modernists. He was described by Nicholas Serota when Director of the Tate as 'an...

 

Features

10 August 2022

Qatar Transforms Into An Outdoor Art Gallery Ahead Of FIFA World Cup

Qatar, a country that is no stranger to important contemporary public art, with works by Richard Serra and Damien Hirst, will be Transformed into...

2 August 2022

Steve McQueen Deadpan 1997 – Significant Works  – Sue Hubbard

One of the things about this series is that it provides an opportunity to look back on keynote contemporary works with a degree of...

1 August 2022

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Charmaine Watkiss: Interview of the Month August 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent 

Charmaine Watkiss is the daughter of Jamaicans who came to post-war Britain in the 1960s when immigration from former colonies was encouraged to help...

1 August 2022

 Art Search: August 2022 Diary – Revd Jonathan Evens

Oldenburg’s show at Judson House in May 1959 was his first solo show and consisted of three-dimensional constructions.

Ten Things To Shout About At London’s Masterpiece Art Fair – Nico Kos Earle

Masterpiece is one of London's unmissable art fairs. This is a melting pot where visitors can view and buy the finest works of art,...

Channeling Andrew Wyeth: Jeffery Becton And Andrea Hamilton Between Two Worlds – The Poetics of Coastal Places

It is a work that has deeply influenced the practice of countless artists, in particular fine art photographer Jeffery Becton.

28 June 2022

Twelve Out of London Art Exhibitions Summer 2022

Summer has arrived. Have you planned your UK staycation yet? To help you, Artlyst has put together a selection of twelve exhibitions to tempt...

6 June 2022

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Colour And Art History On A Paris Road Trip – James Payne

Paris is always good for an Artlyst road trip, as James Payne discovers as he visits Fondation Louis Vuitton, Cluny Museum and goes on...

4 June 2022

Henry Moore Sharing Form At Hauser & Wirth Somerset – James Payne

In the autumn of 1921, Henry Moore, a student from the Royal College of Art, visited Stonehenge. It would have a profound effect on...

Dreaming With Our Bodies In Ancient Futures – Venice Biennale 2022 – Marie-Louise Jones

The 59th Venice Biennale reconnects sensory awareness with ancestral forms of knowledge

18 May 2022

Cecilia Alemani’s Powerful Harmonious Venice Biennale – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

I was curious to see how the Curator Cecilia Alemani - one of the few female curators of the Biennale, was going to address...

4 May 2022

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Andrew Marr Talks Painting Not Politics With Ria Higgins

Away from the political battles of Westminster, Britain’s most famous interrogator has a passion not many people know about… painting. With his latest exhibition...

Surrealism’s Alternative History The 59th Venice Biennale – Nico Kos Earle

The Venice Biennale sparks surreal conversations between past and present in 'Milk of Dreams', curated by Cecilia Alemani

29 April 2022

Great Art Cities Explained YouTube Series Venice Biennale Special

Great Art Cities Explained (GACE) follows the successful YouTube art history series Great Art Explained in 15 Minutes, founded last year by art writer...

59th Venice Biennale: Twelve Things To See On-Site – Paul Carter Robinson

I have just returned from the 59th Venice Biennale, which was thrown off course by a year due to the pandemic.

26 April 2022

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Eight Of The Best Collateral Events – 59th Venice Biennale – Lee Sharrock

Writer and PR Consultant Lee Sharrock has selected eight of the best collateral events taking place in Venice during the 59th Biennale.

17 April 2022

Venice Biennale 2022: Official Collateral Events Guide – Artlyst

This year, the Venice Biennale offers 30 official collateral events that the curators have sanctioned. They will run at the same time as the...

16 April 2022

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59th Venice Biennale One Stop Guide To Artists Curators And Pavilions – Artlyst

The 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, titled 'The Milk of Dreams', from Saturday April 23 to Sunday November 27

16 March 2022

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London’s West End Galleries The Art Of Upstairs Downstairs – Clive Jennings

The traditional epicentre in Cork Street has moved west to Dover Street and Albemarle Street. Soho has always been home to several galleries.

Marilyn Stafford Beyond A Jobbing Photographer – Claudia Barbieri Childs

BRIGHTON: Marilyn Stafford thought of herself as a jobbing photographer; she had a living to earn as a single mother.

28 February 2022

Twelve Out Of London Art Exhibitions Spring 2022

Artlyst has selected twelve exhibitions taking place in galleries and museums out of London and around the country this Spring 2022. Covering textile art,...

13 January 2022

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Fair Comment: What’s On And Off In 2022 – Artlyst Fair Guide

Artlyst has compiled a dateline of international Art Fairs scheduled to open in the next twelve months

29 December 2021

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Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2021 – Art Makes People Powerful

Presenting the much-coveted Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2021. This is our way of acknowledging our industry's hard work and achievement, as we see it....

14 December 2021

Twelve London Art Exhibitions To Energise You in 2022

Artlyst has selected twelve of the most exciting exhibitions promised for 2022 in London. 

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

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...

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Appropriation Artworks

Appropriation art or the art of appropriation is the use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. Here...

 

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