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News

17 May 2019

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Susan Meiselas Wins Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019

The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 has been won by Susan Meiselas.

17 May 2019

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I M Pei World Renowned Architect Dies Age 102

The world-renowned architect I M Pei, best known for his iconic design for the Louvre pyramid, has died aged 102.

16 May 2019

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Jeff Koons $91m Rabbit Sets World Auction Record for Living Artist

Christies Postwar and Contemporary Sale in New York has realised a total of $538,971,750 / £418,131,691 million, reaching their revised presale estimates after the...

15 May 2019

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Monet Haystacks Breaks the $100m Mark At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s New York has broken yet another record for the Impressionist artist Claude Monet. The painting titled Meules (Haystacks) from 1890 sold for $110.7...

14 May 2019

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New Banksy In Venice Sparks Reaction To Rugoff’s Death Ship

Banksy seems to be active again these days with two new murals, one in London at Marble Arch, where Extinction Rebellion's climate change activists...

13 May 2019

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Bomb Scare Shuts Lithuanian Pavilion At Venice Biennale

An Italian bomb squad swooped on the Golden Lion winning Lithuanian pavilion at the Venice Biennale yesterday after a group of British Journalists and...

12 May 2019

Lithuania Wins Golden Lion Award At 58th Venice Biennale

The Golden Lion awards for Best National Participation at the 58th Venice Biennale has been announced. Lithuania's Sun & Sea (Marina) an immersive sound...

9 May 2019

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Discarded Gerhard Richter Drawings – Man Found Guilty Of Theft

A German man has been found guilty by a court on charges of stealing discarded works of art from the well-known abstract painter Gerhard...

3 May 2019

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Maurizio Cattelan: Blenheim Art Foundation Exhibition Announced For Autumn

The first solo exhibition in twenty years of work by Maurizio Cattelan is to be mounted at Blenheim Palace this autumn, running from 12...

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.

29 April 2019

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BP Portrait Award Shortlist For 40th Year at NPG

The shortlist for the BP Portrait Award 2019 has been announced by the National Portrait Gallery, London. The prize which will be presented on...

27 April 2019

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Nancy Fouts Sculptor Who Reconfigured Commonplace Objects Dies

The artist Nancy Fouts who has died age 74 found herself starting adult life in what, for a girl from Kentucky, must have been...

25 April 2019

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019 Finalists Announced

The Art Fund has announced the five museums which have been selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, the world’s...

20 April 2019

Spencer Tunick Nude Installations Take On Facebook and Instagram Censorship

The Body Installation artist Spencer Tunick has staged more than 75 large-scale installations using hundreds or thousands of nude participants in urban and natural...

16 April 2019

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Elton John and David Furnish Donate Photography Gallery To V&A

The V&A has announced a new, long-term collaboration with Elton John and David Furnish to improve public access to photography.

15 April 2019

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Sackler: A Family Divided – Dame Jillian Sackler Speaks Out

Dame Jillian Sackler, third wife of the late Arthur Sackler has defended her branch of the family's philanthropic donations with a statement to the...

11 April 2019

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Claude Lalanne Fantastical Sculptor And Designer Dies Aged 93

Claude Lalanne best-known for her Surrealist inspired sculptures and Neo-Art-Nouveau bronze furniture and jewelry depicting flowers and playful animals has died in Fontainebleau, at...

10 April 2019

Emil Nolde: Contradictions of A Degenerate Artist And Nazi Sympathiser

Emil Nolde (1867–1956) was arguably one of the best known “degenerate artists” working in Germany at the time of the Third Reich. No other...

7 April 2019

Grayson Perry Brexit Vases Go On Display At V&A

Grayson Perry's timely pair of vases depicting Brexit, one leave the other remain go on permanent display in the V&A’s Ceramics Galleries from today.

Jimmie Durham Receives 58th Venice Biennale Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award

Jimmie Durham has been announced the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di...

4 April 2019

Has Art On Instagram Reached Saturation Point – Hiscox Releases 2019 Report

The Hiscox online art trade report 2019 was released this week and besides revealing some very discouraging growth figures it has explored the indeterminate...

3 April 2019

Anish Kapoor Creates The Ultimate Brexit Artwork

Anish Kapoor has created a new work titled 'A Brexit, A Broxit, We All Fall Down'. The work depicts an open wound representing the...

27 March 2019

Tate Modern Tops Visitor Attraction List For First Time

The public has chosen Tate Modern over the British Museum for the first time since records began. The UK's most popular visitor attractions' list...

20 March 2019

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Art And Money Laundering Why The Global Art Market Needs Regulation

High-end art, antiquities, and antiques have become more and more attractive to money launders says, Peter D. Hardy a partner at Ballard Spahr, writing...

11 March 2019

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Kara Walker To Create Next Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

The African American Artist Kara Walker has been selected to create the next annual Hyundai Commission at Tate Modern.

12 February 2019

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Fatos Ustek Appointed Director Of Liverpool Biennial

Fatoş Üstek has been appointed as the new Director of Liverpool Biennial.

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...

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Reviews

20 May 2019

Artificial Intelligence More Than Human – Barbican – Edward Lucie-Smith

Right now, the Curve Gallery at the Barbican has a big show entitled More Than Human that seems exceptionally relevant, not so much to...

18 May 2019

Piero Manzoni The grid And Everyday Materials – Ilka Scobie

Self-taught artist and avant-garde predecessor to the Arte Povera movement, Piero Manzoni was born to an aristocratic family in Soncino, Italy in 1933.

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...

14 May 2019

Whatever Happened To Anthony Caro? – Three Reviews – Edward Lucie-Smith

Whatever happened to Anthony Caro? In Jonathan Jones’ new book about the history of British art from Hogarth to Banksy, Caro gets about half...

2 May 2019

Bruce McLean Plus Three Other London Shows – Edward Lucie Smith

In a trough after its immediately pre-Easter excitements – Rembrandt at Gagosian, Sean Scully at the NG – the London art world looks faintly...

1 May 2019

Kathy Acker And I – ICA Retrospective – Paul Carter Robinson

I,I,I,I,I,I,I Kathy Acker is a fitting title for this quasi-retrospective exhibition which opened at the ICA on Tuesday night. In fact, it would have...

27 April 2019

Chantal Joffe: Her Own Sense Of Being – Victoria Miro – Sue Hubbard

Chantal Joffe Victoria Miro London: In his seminal 1972 book Ways of Seeing, the late John Berger claimed that: ‘A woman must continually watch...

16 April 2019

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Sean Scully National Gallery – Rembrandt and Now Gagosian – Edward Lucie-Smith

At first glance, the Sean Scully show that just opened at the National Gallery in London couldn’t be more different from the exhibition not...

11 April 2019

Edvard Munch: Ibsenian Imagery And Isolation – Edward Lucie-Smith

A new exhibition of work by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch now at the British Museum claims to be the biggest ever devoted to...

1 April 2019

Woman Artist Filmmakers Takeover FACT Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz 

FACT Liverpool: Erika Beckman’s film, ‘Cinderella’ created in 1986 is a strange slip of time. I was quite intrigued by the film. At first,...

28 March 2019

Vincent Van Gogh His Very British Legacy – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tate Britain has one very good reason to offer us a Vincent Van Gogh show, which is that it is sure to raise attendances...

27 March 2019

Sorolla: National Gallery And Mike Nelson – Tate Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

Two shows have just opened at major London institutions –Sorolla at the National Gallery and Mike Nelson at Tate Britain. Different as they are, they...

27 March 2019

Anne Imhof: The World As A Durational Techno Sex Performance

After catching only the last few moments of the atmospheric Faust (2017) at the 57th Venice Biennale, I was excited to discover that Anne...

9 March 2019

Henry Moore Helmet Heads Historic Armour And Modernism – Jude Cowan Montague

Henry Moore Helmet Heads: As an etcher, I have a long term interest in armour as one of the early applications of the process....

23 February 2019

Diane Arbus Street Of Secrets – Hayward Gallery – Sue Hubbard

My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been’ wrote the photographer Diane Arbus, the poor little rich Jewish girl who walked on...

21 February 2019

Phyllida Barlow vs Elizabethan Treasures – Edward Lucie-Smith

Phyllida Barlow has long been one of the heroines of the professional contemporary art establishment here in Britain

16 February 2019

All the Rembrandts Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – Sue Hubbard

With his Bob Dylan mop of curls and pug nose, he looks every inch the rebellious teenager that he was.

Previews

5 May 2019

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Lorna Simpson Explores Race Gender and History At Hauser & Wirth NY

Native New Yorker Lorna Simpson has creatively explored race, gender and history for over thirty years.

2 May 2019

Gallerist Holly Solomon Collection To Be Focus Of New Exhibition

Holly Solomon 1968-1981 was one of the shakers and movers in New York gallery culture in the 1960s and Seventies. Now Marlborough is to...

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...

28 April 2019

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Sean Scully Unveils New Sculptural And Figurative Works During Venice Biennale

The Irish/American artist Sean Scully unveils Human: an exhibition of recent works both new and unseen pieces at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore,...

Grayson Perry Donates Brexit Head To Raise Funds For Terrence Higgins Trust

Grayson Perry has donated a work of art to raise funds for the leading HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust.

Antony Gormley Celebrated With Royal Academy Solo Show

In September 2019, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of the internationally acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley (b. 1950), the...

2 April 2019

Queer Spaces: New Whitechapel Gallery Exhibition Opens

Over half of London’s LGBTQ+ venues closed between 2006 and 2016 New exhibition explores queer spaces through contemporary artworks and rare archival material. It...

27 March 2019

Radical London Art Fair Endorsed By Banksy Call For Submissions

The world’s largest arms fair will quietly set up shop in London, In September 2019. It will sell weapons and tools of torture to...

6 March 2019

New Sean Scully Show Announced For 58th Venice Biennale

The Irish/American painter Sean Scully will be presenting Human: an exhibition of recent works and new, unseen pieces at the Basilica of San Giorgio...

19 December 2018

Tate Announces New Exhibition Dedicated To Women Artists In Britain

A new display dedicated to women artists working in Britain over the past 60 years will open in April 2019.

27 November 2018

Bridget Riley: Comprehensive New Exhibition Announced By Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery is to present a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of the celebrated British artist, Bridget Riley.

12 November 2018

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Major Keith Haring Exhibition For Tate Liverpool In June 2019

Looks like Tate Liverpool has once again trumped (if that word is still acceptable) Tate Modern or in fact all of the major London Galleries...

 

Features

20 May 2019

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ARCOlisboa Lisbon: F*** Art! Lets Dance! – Ben Austin Diary

FUCK ART! LET’S DANCE! Got your attention with a bit of comic vulgarity? Good. Not an easy thing to do, what with so many...

19 May 2019

The Rebirth Of Cork Street But Where Are The Galleries? – Oliver Malin

When most people think of the London art scene, It may be tricky to pinpoint what constitutes its epicenter. Perhaps it starts with the...

18 May 2019

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The Erotic Garden Of Shen Wei – Zoltan Alexander

Sensual bodies, erotic flowers, urban settings. That would give a somewhat accurate description of New York-based Chinese artist, Shen Wei's work. His style is...

16 May 2019

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Photo London 2019 The Capitals Most Coherent Photography Fair – Kerim Aytac

This week Photo London returns for its fifth edition, and it’s the strongest iteration yet. No longer just a fair, over the course of...

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:...

Recommended London Art Exhibitions May 2019  – Paul Carey Kent

The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended contemporary art exhibitions May 2019

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...

28 April 2019

Michael Petry In Conversation With Artist William Cobbing

Artists Michael Petry and William Cobbing are here in conversation in this exclusive interview for Artlyst.

20 April 2019

58th Venice Biennale Collateral Events Guide – Artlyst

Outside of the Giardini and Arsenale, the main venues for the 58th Venice Biennale, there is an overwhelming abundance of other exhibitions and events....

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.

7 April 2019

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Renzo Piano’s Landmark Spacecraft Defines The Academy Museum LA

The Academy Museum which is set to launch in Autumn 2019 will be the go-to institution dedicated to the art and science of film....

6 April 2019

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Van Gogh’s Religious Journey Around London – Revd Jonathan Evens

Vincent van Gogh arrived in Britain as a young trainee art dealer who then had a spell as a teacher before leaving Britain to...

17 February 2019

How To Become an Independent Curator Sarah Sparkes Explains

I am an Artist Curator. I also teach the short course 'How To Become an Independent Curator' at Central St Martins, University of the...

28 January 2019

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Jock McFadyen Reveals His Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Vision – Sue Hubbard Interview

Jock is late for our meeting in the Academicians Room at the RA. Very late. He was stuck on a bus. I’ve known him...

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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