9 July 2021

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Artangel Co-Directors James Lingwood and Michael Morris To Step Down

James Lingwood and Michael Morris, Artangel’s Co-Directors, have announced their decision to step down from the organisation they have led for 30 years.

1 July 2021

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Royal Fashion Designer Bruce Oldfield Sits For Royal Sculptor Frances Segelman At Lambeth Palace Garden

Two Royal favourites join forces for an exclusive fundraising evening for Barnardo’s. Sculptor Frances Segelman, who has crafted likenesses of The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will ‘live-sculpt’ a bust of Bruce Oldfield OBE, the favourite fashion designer of Diana, Princess of Wales, at the event at Lambeth Palace Gardens. Guests at the evening […]

30 June 2021

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Gainsborough: Blue Boy Returns To Trafalgar Square 100 Years On

The Blue Boy an iconic masterpiece by Sir Thomas Gainsborough will return to Trafalgar Square, precisely one hundred years to the day since it was last seen in this country.

Art Night 2021 Returns With Nation-Wide Social Distanced Mega Event

Art Night 2021 is back for the Summer expanding out of London across the country and taking place in locations

Phyllida Barlow Awarded Damehood In Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Phyllida Barlow given Damehood in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Also recognised Edmund de Waal, CBE and Photographer Martin Parr, CBE

1 June 2021

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Nicola Vassell Opens First Black-Owned Gallery In New York’s Chelsea

Nicola Vassell Opens First Black-Owned Gallery In New York’s Chelsea

24 May 2021

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Super Inclusive Fourth Plinth Proposals Unveiled In London

The latest proposals for the Fourth Plinth commission project in Trafalgar Square were announced in London today.

TEFAF Maastricht Cancels 2021 Art Fair – Rijksmuseum Examines Slavery Past – Robot pAInts Her Way Into Art History 

TEFAF Maastricht Cancels 2021 Art Fair – Rijksmuseum Examines Slavery Past Through Art – Robot pAInts Her Way Into Art History 

19 May 2021

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Bourse de Commerce: François Pinault Unveils Mega Paris Art Gallery

Paris: The Bourse de Commerce, François Pinault’s new mega contemporary art gallery launches officially on May 22.

Liverpool Biennial Launches 11th Edition Titled The Stomach And The Port

The Liverpool Biennial opens today, showcasing nine new exhibitions, bringing together the complete presentation of the 11th Edition

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.

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.