London Art Fair -- 22-26 January 2020

News

19 January 2020

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Experts Reveal Stolen Gustav Klimt Is Authentic

A stolen multi-million-pound painting discovered hidden in a false wall has been confirmed as an authentic Gustav Klimt original, Italian authorities have confirmed. The...

15 January 2020

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Art Auguries: The Shape Of Things To Come – Edward Lucie-Smith

On Monday, January 13 the Times (London) published a chirpy article by Ben Luke promising wonders to come in London's official galleries during the...

14 January 2020

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Connect, BTS: Global Project Merges Music And Visual Art 

What better way to launch a global art event than to have a K-Pop band (BTS), Hans Ulrich Obrist and a host of first-rate...

11 January 2020

 59th Venice Biennale Appoints Cecilia Alemani  Visual Arts Director

Cecilia Alemani has been appointed as the Director of Visual Arts for the 2021 Venice Biennale. The Board of Directors of La Biennale di...

8 January 2020

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Whipped Cream And Other Delights: Fourth Plinth Goes Soft Serve

A giant soft-serve dollop of whipped cream topped with a cherry, a fly and a drone by Heather Phillipson will grace the Fourth Plinth...

6 January 2020

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London Galleries Warn Clients About New Anti-Money Laundering Laws

Cristea Roberts, one of London's leading art galleries, has sent a memo to all of their clients warning of strict new Anti-Money Laundering legislation,...

5 January 2020

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John Baldessari Conceptual Art Pioneer Dies Age 88

John Anthony Baldessari (June 17, 1931 – January 5, 2020) was an American conceptual artist known for his work featuring found photography and appropriated images.

1 January 2020

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Pablo Picasso Painting Vandalised At Tate Modern

Pablo Picasso's Bust of a Woman (1944) on view at the Tate Modern has been removed from display and is undergoing conservation after a...

27 December 2019

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Steve McQueen and David Shrigley On New Year Honours List 2020

The New Year Honours list 2020 has given the nod to several people involved in the Visual Arts. A knighthood for the Turner Prize...

26 December 2019

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Lost LS Lowry Painting To Be Sold At Christie’s

A long lost painting by LS Lowry which hasn't been seen for 70 years has been rediscovered and heads for the auction block at...

18 December 2019

Ten UK Exhibitions You Should Have Seen In 2019 – Edward Lucie-Smith

From a critic’s point of view, It is pretty difficult, to sum up, the year 2019. It was, for example, a year when greater and...

11 December 2019

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Alt Power 100 2019 Artlyst – Back To Basics

The Alt Power 100 2019 Artlyst is our annual way of acknowledging and thanking all of the recipients for making a difference to the...

10 December 2019

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Rebecca Salter Becomes Twenty-Seventh President of The Royal Academy

 Rebecca Salter has been elected the 27th President of the Royal Academy It was announced today that she will succeed Christopher Le Brun PPRA...

9 December 2019

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Tackling Artistic Inequality Outside Mainstream Art Institutions

Art has incredible power. It is a force for cultural reflection, social change and an invaluable medium through which we challenge existing assumptions, broaden...

1 December 2019

Judy Chicago: Baltic Gateshead – Edward Lucie-Smith

As the calendar moves ever closer to the pre-Christmas election that will in all likelihood bring about Brexit, exhibition scheduling grows ever more bizarre....

22 November 2019

Nan Goldin and Dr Nicholas Cullinan In Conversation NPG – David Buckley

To coincide with her major exhibition "Sirens" at the Marian Goodman Gallery, Nan Goldin was welcomed by a full-house audience at the National Portrait Gallery.

2 November 2019

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Tutankhamun: Raiding The Tomb At The Saatchi Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

As a child in Jamaica, where there are no archaeological museums of any kind, I fell in love with this long-ago Egyptian pharaoh. I...

28 October 2019

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How Wheelchair Friendly Are London Commercial Galleries? – David Lock Investigates

As a wheelchair user, I wanted to write a piece about what it's like for a disabled person visiting commercial galleries in London.

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Reviews

21 January 2020

West End Gallery Mixed Bag – Edward Lucie-Smith

The 2020 art world is coming sluggishly to life and some early offerings are, it must be said, a bit disappointing.

19 January 2020

 New York Gallery Walkabout Winter 2020 – Ilka Scobie

Ilka Scobie takes a look at the first New York exhibitions for 2020 and discovers a few surprises along the way.

2 January 2020

Charlotte Salomon: The Holocaust’s Illustrated Epilogue – Ria Higgins

On 7th October 1943, Charlotte Salomon was deported to Auschwitz. She was 26 years old and five months pregnant. She probably died the day...

18 December 2019

Theaster Gates: Racial, Ethnic And Religious Minglings – Alice Lenkiewicz

The exhibition, AMALGAM by Theaster Gates, now showing at Tate Liverpool is an experience not to be missed with a poignant message for our...

12 December 2019

Nan Goldin: Sirens – Marian Goodman Gallery -Jude Cowan Montague

Nan Goldin is an American photographer who has chronicled her life for art gallery-goers. Her themes include intimacy, moments from an encounter with the...

12 December 2019

Mario Testino: East – Hamiltons – Edward Lucie-Smith

At Hamilton's, London's premier commercial gallery specialising in photography, it offers a series of images by Mario Testino

5 December 2019

Eco-Visionaries: Moralistic Participation – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Eco-Visionaries show just opened at the Royal Academy, in its new set of galleries (easiest entry via Burlington Gardens) embraces the current fashion...

4 December 2019

Vienna’s Spectacular Exhibitions Of Durer, Caravaggio and Bernini – Paul Carter Robinson

Vienna knows how to produce a blockbuster, and this Autumn/Winter season they have mounted two. For the first time in nearly twenty years, a...

28 November 2019

George IV: The Art Of Spectacle – Queen’s Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Queen’s Gallery, behind Buckingham Palace, is the place where the British Royal Collection Trust displays its treasures. The latest exhibition there – George...

25 November 2019

Anselm Kiefer: Everything is connected – Jude Cowan Montague

White Cube, in this instance, seems the perfect place for this exhibition. So perfect I feel it is over-designed. The perspex boxes of wires,...

20 November 2019

Dora Maar: Shedding The Muse Label – Sue Hubbard

In 1998 the first sales of the Dora Maar collection were put on sale in Paris. They revealed a life dedicated to photography, painting...

19 November 2019

Steve McQueen: Year 3 – Tate Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

I increasingly get the feeling that the two London Tates are struggling to know what to do with the huge central spaces that are...

8 November 2019

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Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2019 Returns To NPG – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize has come round once again, just as the announcement went out that the NPG will very soon close its...

4 November 2019

You Feel Me: A Place Without Division – FACT Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

I found this latest exhibition at FACT Liverpool thought-provoking. It challenges the way we view the world and what we are being taught to...

29 October 2019

Bridget Riley: Dynamic Interactions And Optical Wizardry – Edward Lucie-Smith

At a time when there is a continual fuss about giving ‘fair representation’ to women artists, many of whom were not, in fact, central...

28 October 2019

Lucian Freud / Antony Gormley Two RA Autumn Shows – Edward Lucie-Smith

Lucian Freud / Antony Gormley, two shows at the RA, both by contemporary British artists. Apparently very different from one another

24 October 2019

Nam June Paik Outstripped By Technology Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was a Korean-born artist who lived and worked in Japan, Germany and the United States. He played a considerable role...

17 October 2019

The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood Re-evaluated – Edward Lucie-Smith

All too often, when there is a sudden enthusiasm for a particular cause, those promoting it achieve the opposite of what they intend. This...

14 October 2019

Cabarets, Clubs And Modern Art – Barbican – Edward Lucie-Smith

A new show at the Barbican is devoted to the theme of Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art.

14 October 2019

Rembrandt-Velázquez And de Hooch: Two Major Autumn Exhibitions – Sue Hubbard

If you are planning an imminent trip to the Netherlands, there are two must-see exhibitions on at the moment. Pieter de Hooch in Delft:...

4 October 2019

Gauguin Not A Role Model For Our Time – Edward Lucie-Smith

Gauguin both is and isn't a hero for our time. In one sense it's brave of the National Gallery to mount a big show...

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.

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

 

Previews

19 January 2020

Cecily Brown To Mount Major Show At Blenheim Palace

The Blenheim Art Foundation will unveil a significant solo exhibition by acclaimed British artist Cecily Brown at Blenheim Palace, running from 23 April to...

19 January 2020

Larry Achiampong Unveils New Solo Show At John Hansard Gallery

A significant solo exhibition of new and existing works, by Larry Achiampong, titled 'When the Sky Falls', is to open at John Hansard Gallery...

18 January 2020

James Turrell: The Materiality of Light – Pace Gallery, London

New works by Light and Space master James Turrell is to go on show at Pace London 6 Burlington Gardens 11 February to 27...

15 January 2020

Elizabeth Eade Hix Award Winner 2018 Solo Show Unveiled

HIX ART is presenting, "I know you are but what am I", a presentation of new work by Elizabeth Eade, winner of the 2018...

15 January 2020

Richard Artschwager: A Display Of Cabinet of Curiosities – Gagosian London

Live in Your Head: Richard Artschwager's Cabinet of Curiosities is an exhibition spanning the five decades of Artschwager's career, and his first in London since...

9 January 2020

The Baltica! Group: Baltic Region Artists Present First London Show

An exhibition of new work from international artists focusing on the Baltic Sea and the land that surrounds the waves. With a contribution from...

7 January 2020

Southampton City Art Gallery Partners With 2020 London Art Fair

In 2019, Southampton City Art Gallery celebrated their 80th anniversary. This year the Gallery has been selected to feature an exhibit at London Art...

18 December 2019

Historical Depiction Of Women Explored In New Guildhall Exhibition

A major exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery will feature work by over 50 artists that draw upon the historical Depiction of women in enclosed...

11 December 2019

Second Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art – Artists Announced

The second Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) has been announced. This major new biennial in Latvia lists participants for the event entitled...

9 November 2019

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Metropolitan Museum Unveils Plans For New British Decorative Arts Galleries

The Met Museum's collection of British decorative arts is one of the most important outside the United Kingdom. Covering the 16th to 19th century

28 October 2019

Peter Doig Curates Cult Figure Caroline Coon Exhibition

In her first solo exhibition in London, Caroline Coon is ‘The Great Offender’, displaying her large scale, didactic paintings at TRAMPS, from September 29th...

28 October 2019

Andy Warhol Tate Retrospective Announced For Spring

Andy Warhol Tate Modern retrospectivecelebrates one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His life and work continue to fascinate and be...

8 October 2019

Hogarth’s Place and Progress Reunites At Sir John Soane’s Museum

This major exhibition will unite all of the paintings and engravings in Hogarth's Place and Progress series for the first time displayed across the...

 

Features

18 January 2020

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Betty Spackman: Posthumanism Debates – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

Betty Spackman is an installation artist and painter who exhibited internationally for over 25 years with a studio based in Toronto and Europe before...

7 January 2020

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10 Biennial/Triennials You Must see In 2020 

Yes, there are a number of biennials/triennials on offer around the globe this year.

4 January 2020

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International Art Fair Guide 2020 – Artlyst’s Global Companion

Welcome to the Artlyst printable pull-out International Art Fair Guide 2020. This is our curated choice of the events not to miss in the...

2 January 2020

London Art Exhibitions Preview A Month By Month Guide 2020

We’ve just welcomed in not only a new year but a new decade. So let's look forward to the exciting exhibitions that will be...

1 January 2020

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What I Don’t Like About The Contemporary Art Scene  – Edward Lucie-Smith

A New Year, a new decade - I’ve been thinking about all the things I currently don’t like about the contemporary art scene here...

29 December 2019

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Andy Warhol: Catholicism His Work, Faith And Legacy – Revd Jonathan Evens

In 1987, in a eulogy given at a Memorial Mass for Andy Warhol, the art historian John Richardson revealed the extent of Warhol’s Catholic...

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.

2 December 2019

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London Art Fair: First UP For The 2020 Art Season

London Art Fair is the UK's oldest established Contemporary art fair. It returns from 22-26 January 2020, bringing museum-quality modern and contemporary art to...

 

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