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11 May 2021

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Turner Nominated Black Obsidian Sound System Bites The Hand Of Tate

The 2021 Turner Prize nominated artist collective, Black Obsidian Sound System has lashed out at Tate in a statement following their surprise nomination. They...

7 May 2021

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Turner Prize 2021 Announces Shortlist of Artist Collectives

The shortlist for the Turner Prize 2021 has been revealed by Tate Britain, and for the first time, the Turner Prize jury has selected...

4 May 2021

Bill Gates Art Collection And The Divorce – Ackroyd & Harvey 100 Oak Tree Joseph Beuys Homage – Search For Art Fund Museum of the Year 

Bill Gates Art Collection And The Divorce - Ackroyd & Harvey 100 Oak Tree Joseph Beuys Homage - Search For Art Fund Museum of...

1 May 2021

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Eli Broad Philanthropist And Art Collector Dies Age 87

The Philanthropist and entrepreneur Eli Broad, who co-founded with his wife Edye the contemporary art museum, The Broad, in LA has died age 87.

29 April 2021

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Art Movers: Leon Black Departs MoMA – Amy Cappellazzo Quits Sotheby’s – England’s Creative Coast

Art Movers: Leon Black Departs MoMa - Amy Cappellazzo Quits Sotheby's - England's Creative Coast

27 April 2021

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€1500 Caravaggio Found In Madrid Auction House – Robert Indiana Estate Cheated By Lawyers – Armory Show Announces 2021 Exhibitor List

€1500 Caravaggio Found In Madrid Auction House - Robert Indiana Estate Cheated By Lawyers - Armory Show Announces 2021 Exhibitor List

27 April 2021

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Jeff Koons Quits Gagosian and Zwirner For Exclusive Pace Gallery Representation

Jeff Koons has left his long term galleries Gagosian and David Zwirner to be exclusively represented by Pace.

22 April 2021

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Nan Goldin Harassed By Sackler PI – Olafur Eliasson Climate Change Initiative – Sotheby’s First Women-Only Artists Sale

Nan Goldin Harassed By Sackler PI - Olafur Eliasson Climate Change Initiative - Sotheby's First Women- Only Artists Sale

21 April 2021

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Researchers Create Whitest White Paint – Maurizio Cattelan At Pirelli HangarBicocca – Yoko Ono Unveils Wish Tree In Washington

Researchers Create Whitest White Paint - Yoko Ono Unveils Wish Tree In Washington - Maurizio Cattelan At Pirelli HangarBicocca 

15 April 2021

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Netflix Takes On Gardner Museum Heist – Why Saudi Arabia Refused To Loan Salvator Mundi – theVOV A New Virtual Arts Ecosystem

Netflix Takes On Gardner Museum Heist - Why Saudi Arabia Refused To Loan Salvator Mundi - theVOV A New Virtual Arts Ecosystem

8 April 2021

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Yinka Shonibare 2021 RA Coordinator – Tony Cragg At Houghton Hall – National Gallery Announces Shortlist For Bicentenary Revamp

Yinka Shonibare 2021 RA Coordinator - Tony Cragg At Houghton Hall - National Gallery Announces Shortlist For Bicentenary Revamp

6 April 2021

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Venice Biennale: Council Bans Private Spaces – Thomas Gainsborough Masterpiece Discovered – Lady Petchey Sculpture Prize

Venice town council is trying to make it impossible to rent private exhibition spaces during the Venice Biennale and the Architecture Biennale. 

26 March 2021

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Warhol Foundation Loses Lynn Goldsmith Prince Appropriation Appeal

A Court of Appeals in New York has ruled that Andy Warhol did not make 'fair use' of the original Lynn Goldsmith 1981 photograph

23 March 2021

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Disgraced Sackler Family To Have Name Removed From Dozens of Museums

Why do I feel so much vitriol towards the Sackler family? Could it be that after 450,000 opioid-related deaths...

15 March 2021

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Damien Hirst Releases 10k NFT Drawings With HENI – Only 4% Of Auction Sales Are Women Artists – Former Fulham Town Hall To Host Art Exhibitions

Damien Hirst Releases NFT - Only 4% Of Auction Sales Are Women Artists - Former Fulham Town Hall Hosts Art Exhibitions

11 March 2021

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Christie’s £50m NFT Milestone – Senior Curator Mark Godfrey Quits Tate – Cindy Sherman Moves To Hauser & Wirth

Christie's £50m NFT Milestone - Senior Curator Mark Godfrey Quits Tate - Cindy Sherman Moves To Hauser & Wirth

10 March 2021

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Antony Gormley’s Angel Of The North – Listing Application Rejected

The Twentieth Century Society is 'dismayed' following an application to list Antony Gormley's Angel of the North was turned down by Historic England.

28 February 2021

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Duped You: The Story Of Knoedler’s $80m Art Fraud – Netflix

Made You Look: The True Story About Fake Art is a new to Netflix documentary. It charts the demise of Knoedler New York's oldest...

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...

22 February 2021

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UK Museums Set To Open From 17 May – Munch’s Cryptic Graffiti On The Scream – Courtauld Gallery Major Gift

UK Museums Set To Open From 17 May - Scrawled Cryptic Graffiti Discovered On The Scream - Courtauld Gallery Major Gift

17 February 2021

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What The Art World Will Look Like Post Plague – Edward Lucie-Smith

What’s up for art here in London, once the pandemic is finally over? Will we all be able to go back to the state...

21 November 2020

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Art Collective Forensic Architecture Analyse The Beirut Port Explosions

Mada Masr invited the art collective Forensic Architecture to examine open-source information, including videos, photographs, and documents to provide a timeline and a precise...

Mary Wollstonecraft: A Lumpen Statue By Maggie Hambling – Sue Hubbard

It's been quite a year for statues. Normally no more than street furniture that no one bothers to look at - old white men...

6 October 2020

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Philip Guston Postponed: Curator David Anfam Speaks Out – Paul Carter Robinson

On 21 September, a statement quietly appeared on the website of the National Gallery Washington. It announced the postponement, of the "Philip Guston Now"...

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...

Jerry Kaye - Look good, feel good

Reviews

4 May 2021

More London Art Exhibitions Spring 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

Skarstedt’s fascinating new exhibition Painter / Sculptor brings together a sculpture and a painting by nine artists who says the gallery, ‘have mastered both...

25 April 2021

Archie Brennan At Dovecot Studios Edinburgh. – Shockingly Overdue! – Clare Henry

Archie Brennan was a creative genius and pioneer who transformed tapestry from a method of slavish, rigid reproduction, replication and restriction into one of...

21 April 2021

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Rachel Whiteread: A Beguiling New Exhibition At Gagosian – Marina Vaizey

The Gagosian Gallery on Grosvenor Hill is a subtly magnificent slab of grey. particularly appropriate for the art of Rachel Whiteread.

20 April 2021

Martin Wong and Aaron Gilbert P.P.O.W. Review Ilka Scobie

Art created during a crisis can be a powerful catharsis for both artist and audience. P.P.O.W presents two artists.

15 April 2021

London Art Exhibitions Are Back – Paul Carey-Kent

Paul Carey-Kent is back on the London Gallery trail with some exciting offerings for April and May this Spring.

4 April 2021

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Sean Scully: Philosophical Poetic Pastoral The 12 / Dark Windows – Revd Jonathan Evens

Sean Scully has created new works for this exhibition in the world in which we currently live, with 'the existential threat from COVID

28 March 2021

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Architectural Envelopes: The Modern Art Museum – Charles Saumarez Smith

The underlying momentum of this remarkable and provocatively thoughtful book, The Art Museum in Modern Times by Charles Saumarez Smith

24 March 2021

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KAWS: Reinventing Appropriation Brooklyn Museum – Raphy Sarkissian

Upon entering the Brooklyn Museum to view “Kaws: What Party”, the visitor is confronted by a colossal and strikingly iconic sculpture

18 March 2021

Arthur Jafa: The Art Of Cutting And Pasting – Revd Jonathan Evens

Since childhood, Jafa has cut pictures out of books and magazines, pasting them into new contexts. Black potention is an awareness.

21 January 2021

Made in USA Ed Ruscha An American Perspective – Revd Jonathan Evens

Ed Ruscha: OKLA at Oklahoma Contemporary is the first exhibition to examine Ruscha's work within the context of those formative years in Oklahoma

17 December 2020

Aliza Nisenbaum: Portraits That Subvert Traditions – Tate Liverpool Alice Lenkiewicz

Aliza Nisenbaum is a painter, living and working in New York. Describing herself as torn between wanting to be a social worker or a...

16 December 2020

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Lets The Paint Tell The Story – James Payne

Fly In League With The Night, at Tate Britain covers Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's work from her graduation in 2003 to the present day, with some...

3 December 2020

Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch Exploring The Inner Self – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tracey Emin is one of the two major survivors from the so-called YBA (Young British Artists) Group that made such a lot of noise...

1 November 2020

Zanele Muholi Explores A Black Queer And Trans South Africa – Sue Hubbard

"I am re-writing a Black Queer and Trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of our existence, resistance and persistence"...

8 October 2020

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Sin At The National Gallery Dreamsongs Colnaghi – Edward Lucie-Smith

In present circumstances, both public and private galleries have had to think hard about what is practical and within their reach to do. Sometimes...

30 July 2020

Ai Weiwei A Disturbing History Of Bombs IWM Marina Vaizey

Ai Weiwei IWM: History of Bombs. Little Boy, Fat Man, Daisy Cutter, Snake Eye, Grand Slam, Tomahawk, Tsar Boba, are seemingly innocuous even childlike...

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...

 

Previews

6 May 2021

Paula Rego Retrospective Announced At Tate For Summer

This Summer sees Tate Britain open the largest and most comprehensive retrospective of the work of Paula Rego.

29 April 2021

Seaside Modern: Art and Life on the Beach Reopens Hastings Contemporary

Hastings Contemporary has announced their reopening exhibition for the 27th May with a spectacular summer show 'Seaside Modern' 

22 April 2021

Notorious Roman Emperor Nero Explored In New British Museum Show

The British Museum is to mount the first major UK exhibition on Nero, one of the most notorious ancient Roman emperors.

15 April 2021

Major Auguste Rodin Exhibition At Tate Modern Finalised

Tate Modern will be presenting a major new exhibition of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). It will show how he broke the rules

6 April 2021

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Art Night 2021 Announces UK Wide Fifth Edition Programme

Art Night, London's favourite contemporary art festival, will celebrate its fifth edition by taking place in locations across the United Kingdom for the first...

31 March 2021

Rachel Whiteread Exhibition To Open At Gagosian Grosvenor Hill

Gagosian will reopen its Grosvenor Hill on 12 April, subject to government guidelines, with an exhibition of new work by Rachel Whiteread.

25 March 2021

Jean Dubuffet: First Major UK Exhibition Announced For Barbican In May

The first major UK exhibition of the work of French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) in over 50 years, Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty

11 March 2021

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Fifth Folkestone Triennial Artists And Summer Dates Announced

Creative Folkestone has announced the new dates for the fifth Folkestone Triennial, The Plot, from 22 July – 2 November 2021.

24 February 2021

David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy – Royal Academy

From June 2021, the Royal Academy of Arts will present David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020

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.

10 December 2020

The 1980s Revisited: MEMPHIS GROUP At The MK Gallery

The first significant survey of the influential 80s design movement Memphis takes place at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes this December-April.

 

Features

10 May 2021

British Museum Spotlight Loan Crossings: Community And Refuge – Revd Jonathan Evens

The Lampedusa cross is made from pieces of a boat that was wrecked on 11 October 2013 near the Italian island of Lampedusa, close...

5 May 2021

Out of London Museums Reopen for Summer Season 2021 – Artlyst Recommends

As Museums and Galleries plan their reopenings after the current Covid restrictions and the public plan their Summer staycations, Artlyst has put together a...

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...

25 April 2021

George Gittoes Equal parts artist and warrior – Revd Jonathan Evens

Australian artist and documentary filmmaker, George Gittoes is an artist willing to create in the face of chaos and potential destruction.

Mona Hatoum: The Light at the End 1989 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

I first saw Mona Hatoum’s installation The Light at the End at The Showroom in East London in 1989.

13 April 2021

Keith Haring: Personal Spiritual Imagery – Revd Jonathan Evens

Keith Haring was a revolutionary artist who transformed the art world during his short but impactful life

13 April 2021

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Artist Anka Dabrowska Discusses New Margate Project With James Payne

Anka Dabrowska, a Warsaw born queer woman artist living and working in London, spoke to Artlyst on the eve of an exciting new project...

10 April 2021

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Modus Operandi What Makes Successful Public Art: Vivien Lovell Interviewed By Revd Jonathan Evens 

Founded in 1999, Modus Operandi, an independent arts unit with a track record of curating and producing high-quality art in the public realm, recently...

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

6 April 2021

Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights – Explained by James Payne

As part of his video series, Great Artworks Explained, James Payne tackles The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch.

14 March 2021

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Stuart Semple Talks To Artlyst Candidly About His New Art Gallery

Stuart Semple multiple disciplinary artist talks to Artlyst candidly about his new art gallery 'Giant' in Bournemouth

4 February 2021

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Creating During Crisis: With Matthew Burrows MBE – Zavier Ellis – Paul Carter Robinson FRSA

In this talk organised by the London Art Fair Paul Carter Robinson FRSA Editor of Artlyst welcomes panelists Matthew Burrows MBE Artist and...

31 January 2021

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Penn Station New York Gets Site Specific Art Upgrade – Clare Henry 

For 20 years having spent many hours at the cramped, sooty, underground Penn Station in Manhattan waiting for trains to go Upstate

11 January 2021

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London Galleries and Museums: The Lights Are On But No One’s Home – Steve Daszko

Lockdown II - When the first lockdown started in March last year, Tate, like all Art Galleries, suffered financially.

4 January 2021

If Jesus Is A Man Of Colour Why Did We Make Him Aryan? – Revd Jonathan Evens

The National Gallery was hoping to open a re-arranged immersive digital experience inspired by Jan Gossaert's 16th-century masterpiece 'The Adoration of the Kings', on...

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...

29 September 2020

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Curator Lee Cavaliere Talks About VOMA And The Sixteen Trust – Artlyst Interview

Lee Cavaliere is currently experiencing the busiest point of his career. He has worked tirelessly through the COVID crisis, as founder of The Sixteen...

14 September 2020

Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives In Conversation With Jude Cowan Montague

Jude Cowan Montague's lasted series titled, 'Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives in Conversation' comes at a time when fine artists are increasingly using references from graphic...

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.

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...

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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