5 January 2021

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Yinka Shonibare Receives Art Icon Award – Patti Smith’s Poem To Greta Thunberg – Artist’s Resale Rights Post Brexit

Yinka Shonibare Receives Art Icon Award – Patti Smith’s Poem To Greta Thunberg – Artist’s Resale Rights Post Brexit

30 December 2020

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Artist Christopher Le Brun Knighted In New Year’s Honours List 2021

Christopher Le Brun, (born 1951) artist and former president of the Royal Academy (PRA) has been Knighted in the New Year’s Honours List. Other visual related honours include: YBA Artist Michael Landy, OBE, Grenada-born artist Denzil Forrester MBE,

28 December 2020

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Patti Smith Joins Artist Anne Imhof To Rock In London’s New Year 

American Punk Rock legend Patti Smith and Golden Lion, Venice Biennale winner, German artist Anne Imhof will ring in 2021 online. 

29 October 2020

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Major European Museums Shut As Second Wave Of COVID Strikes

The Louvre and all other French museums are to close their doors as of 6:00 pm tonight.  With spiralling infections, both President Emmanuel Macron of France and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the new restrictions.

29 October 2020

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Presents Her First Major Survey At Tate Britain

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Presents Her First Major Survey Tate Britain

26 October 2020

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Stik Creates A New Diversity Commission Fund For Hackney Public Sculptures

The popular Street Artist Stik has created a new fund for Hackney that will commission artists to create public sculptures reflecting the diverse communities of the borough.

23 October 2020

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Marian Goodman To Close London Gallery – Is This The Tip Of The Iceberg?

Marian Goodman is to close her London gallery. A statement released today explained, “Dramatic changes” in the art world propelled the decision.

21 October 2020

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Russell Tovey To Judge Turner Prize 2021 In Coventry City Of Culture

The 2021 Turner Prize will be presented at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry as part of the city’s UK City of Culture 2021 celebrations. The exhibition of the Prize’s four shortlisted artists will be presented from 29 September 2021 to 12 January 2022 with the announcement of the winner on 1 December 2021.

17 October 2020

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Scarlett Lingwood New Work Exhibited At Field Projects

Field Projects is to present Together While Apart: an exploration of vibrant colour and pattern by Scarlett Lingwood.

17 October 2020

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New Banksy Nottingham Mural Confirmed – Find Out Where

A new work by the elusive graffiti artist Banksy has been confirmed in Nottingham. The work outside a beauty salon is on the junction of Rothesay Avenue and Ilkeston Road in Lenton

14 October 2020

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Meet Simone Leigh: First African-American Woman To Represent US At Venice Biennale

Simone Leigh has sculpted her way into the history books as the first African-American woman artist to be chosen to represent the U.S

12 October 2020

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Art Fund Steps In With Shared 200K Museum Of The Year Award

The Art Fund, the Uk’s largest arts charity have announced the biggest prize for museums in the world with a special edition of The Museum of the Year Award

Artist Frank Bowling Knighted In Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020

Congratulations to Frank Bowling now Sir Richard Sheridan Franklin Bowling Kt ,OBE, RA, the Guyana-born British artist. His paintings relate to Abstract expressionism, Color Field painting and Lyrical Abstraction. In honour of this award, Artlyst is rerunning Sue Hubbard’s excellent review of his show at Tate Britain in 2019.

8 October 2020

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Your Frieze London 2020 Online Guide – Artlyst

The Frieze London 2020 platform for modern and contemporary art has announced the opening of both Frieze and Frieze Masters.

Paula Rego Severs Ties With Marlborough And Joins Victoria Miro

The British/Portuguese artist Paula Rego has severed ties with her long-term gallery Marlborough and joined Victoria Miro

1 October 2020

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Damien Hirst Unveils First Solo Exhibition At His Newport Street Gallery

Damien Hirst has announced his first solo exhibition at his Newport Street Gallery, London, from 7 October 2020 – 7 March 2021. Titled ‘End of a Century’, the exhibition will feature over fifty artworks spanning Hirst’s formative years as a student in the 1980s to becoming one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists during the 1990s.

29 September 2020

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Now The V&A Contemplates Mass Redundancies

The V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) are contemplating mass redundancies a press release received on the Artlyst desk today states:

27 September 2020

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John Lennon At 80 The Subject Of A Curated London Exhibition

A totally unauthorised and 100 % unofficial tribute to John Lennon celebrating (believe it or not) his 80th birthday is to take place at London’s Stash Gallery. Curator Harry Pye has selected 80 artists (some very well known) and asked them to make a work to mark the life and career of this great artist and cultural legend.

15 September 2020

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FIAC Paris: Artworld Mourns Another Major Fair Cancellation

The French are a defiant lot when it comes to business and culture, but COVID and new EU movement regulations have cancelled FIAC Paris the last major fair of the year to announce it will not be taking place in October.

Sir Terence Conran Designer And Design Museum Founder Dies

Sir Terence Conran, designer, philanthropist and founder of the Design Museum, has passed away, Saturday 12 September, he was 88 years old.

2 September 2020

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Art Basel Announces Cancellation Of Miami Beach fair

Art Basel has had a very tough year. Could it be the Murdoch curse?  Due to the COVID pandemic’s impact, Art Basel has announced the cancellation of its Miami Beach fair.

1 September 2020

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Ashmolean Rembrandt Discovery Contradicts 1982 Copy Attribution

Experts are not always right. A painting, in the style of Rembrandt which has gathered dust for decades in the basement of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, may very well be by the master or in the least his studio. The portrait thought a copy was never displayed publically by the institution.

Photo London Cancels 2020 October Fair Opting For Virtual Replacement

Photo London the UK’s premier photo fair which was supposed to take place in October during Frieze week has been cancelled

19 August 2020

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Glasgow Print Studio Re-Opens After Lockdown – Clare Henry

The highly regarded GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO will soon be 50. Incredible. Half a century ago its humble beginnings in a rundown former electricians was created from nothing by a group of penniless volunteers – dedicated Glasgow Art School post-graduates wanting a place to work. 

31 July 2020

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Ellora Sutton and Elsie Hayward Win Inaugural Artlyst Art to Poetry Award

Ellora Sutton and Elsie Hayward have been announced as the inaugural winners of the Artlyst Art to Poetry Award

31 July 2020

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Heather Phillipson Quietly Unveils Fourth Plinth Commission In Trafalgar Square

The artist Heather Phillipson quietly unveiled her fourth plinth commission in Trafalgar Square, yesterday with a lack of fanfare not seen before in past unveilings. 

7 July 2020

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Christo’s Mastaba Returns To Serpentine In Augmented Reality

Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s London Mastaba returns to the Serpentine this summer recreated in Augmented Reality by Acute Art in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries.

2 July 2020

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Turner Prize Bursaries 10 Artists Revealed

Tate Britain has announced the ten artists who will each receive one-off £10,000 bursaries in place of this year’s Turner Prize: Arika, Liz Johnson Artur, Oreet Ashery, Shawanda Corbett, Jamie Crewe, Sean Edwards, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Ima-Abasi Okon, Imran Perretta and Alberta Whittle.

23 June 2020

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UK Museums And Galleries May Reopen From 4 July

Museums and galleries will be allowed to reopen in England from 4 July. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced measures easing the coronavirus restrictions in place since March.

London’s Galleries And Auction Houses To Reopen From 15 June

The first of the London mega galleries have announced they are to reopen after a three-month lockdown period. White Cube and Gagosian will open by timed appointment to comply with social distancing measures from next week.

Christo Artist Who Wrapped The Reichstag Dies Age 84

The sad news that the larger than life artist Christo passed away aged 84 was announced on his website on 31 May.

26 May 2020

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Turner Prize Replaced With Bursaries Scheme For 2020

This year the Turner Prize will be replaced by a bursaries scheme In response to the COVID19 pandemic. Tate Britain has announced that it will be awarding one-off bursaries of £10,000 to 10 artists in place of this year’s Turner Prize. The jury will select the ‘Turner Bursaries’ at the end of June.