Kevin Brennan, the shadow arts minister, has revealed that there is an ‘Institutional’ male bias in the government’s art collection. He pointed out that only a quarter of works acquired by the government in the last five years are by female artists.
Betty Woodman (b. 1930, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) has died age 87 on 2 January.
Over the New Year period, transgender artist Ela Xora collapsed and was taken to hospital after six days of hunger strike against historically inaccurate comments made on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, by its presenter Piers Morgan.
24 December 2017
A large London-wide exhibition of work by women artists will run across the capital in 2018 to celebrate 100 years since women won the right to vote in the UK, as part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new gender equality campaign.
The new galleries of Asian art at the British Museum, named after benefactor Sir Joseph Hotung and numbered 33 on the museum’s floor plan, ought to mark a big step forward in the B.M’s engagement with historic Asian cultures. The sad fact is that for various reasons, they don’t.
21 December 2017
The Richard Avedon Foundation have set their lawyers to work by calling on Spiegel and Grau, an imprint of Random House, to cease publication, distribution or any derivative or collateral use of Avedon: Something Personal, by Norma Stevens and Steven M.L. Aronson, which it is billing as an “intimate biography” of the late photographer.
15 December 2017
A 17th century portrait of internationally renowned hirsute Barbara van Beck has been acquired by the Wellcome Collection.
Tate Modern will be presenting the largest survey of Joan Jonas’s work in the UK, in March 2018.
The Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle has joined with the anonymous Street Artist Banksy to produce an alternative nativity play at the artist’s Walled Off Hotel in the occupied West Bank.
12 December 2017
I guess if you’re Danish snowy weather is no problem when it comes to an interactive installation that requires swings and the great outdoors.
We now know that the Louvre Abu Dhabi is going to exhibit Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” which sold last month in a Christie’s Contemporary sale in New York for a cool $450 million. However the identity of the buyer has remained a secret with speculation now focusing on the Abu Dhabi Royals as the purchaser.
Last week, one of the world’s most renowned and influential classicist Professors, Mary Beard, from the University of Cambridge, was locked into a “battle of the genders” with artist Ela Xora, over the banning and “modern skirting over” of vast and fascinating ancient history involving transgender and intersex people, in the Greek and Roman Empires, at the prestigious university, where she is a department head.
A major new interactive light work by the internationally acclaimed German sculptor, Tobias Rehberger, will be unveiled in January 2018. It is one of a series of ambitious international art commissions created for King’s Cross.
Hauser & Wirth have announced worldwide exclusive representation of The Estate of Eduardo Chillida, Spain’s foremost sculptor of the twentieth century.
The Connaught Christmas Tree is rapidly becoming an art community tradition in London.
28 November 2017
An important 20th-century sculpture made from glass, perspex and stainless steel by the Russian artist Naum Gabo (1890-1977) has been acquired by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, thanks to the generosity of the artist’s family. The work has been gifted through the Arts Council’s Cultural Gifts Scheme by Graham Williams on behalf of himself and his wife, the artist’s daughter Nina Williams.
25 November 2017
Unattributed Lucas Cranach the Elder Masterpiece Found At Windsor Castle A newly attributed masterpiece by the German painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553) and his workshop has been discovered in the Queen’s Collection at Windsor Castle.
The Grand Palais always starts with the Mini Palais, the hidden corner café-bar-restaurant filled with friends, collectors, art lovers and the media.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries is to leave its home at the ICA London for Block 336 in Brixton.
Highlights from what many have dubbed the sale to watch in 2018, the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller has been revealed by Christie’s.
The 30th Anniversary of the London Art Fair 2018 will be marked with a wide range of leading British and international galleries.
Speculation is rife following the $450.3m sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvatore Mundi. The painting, sold at Christie’s New York salesroom this week has become the most expensive work of art sold at auction to date.
Skip Gallery is the brainchild of artists Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker. It transforms portable dumpsters into mobile art galleries.have announced their latest collaboration with renowned YBA artist Gavin Turk, who has created a special tasty treat for the Skip team.
A Leonardo da Vinci painting depicting Christ has become the world’s most expensive work of art sold at auction. The rediscovered masterpiece by the Renaissance master sold for a historic $450,312,500, superseding the previous world record for the most expensive work of art at auction.
Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism, is a new exhibition dedicated to Post-Soviet Union protest art over the past 25 years. This is a world premiere for protest artists Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky. Alongside this exhibition, award-winning theatre group Les Enfant Terribles will present Inside Pussy Riot, a groundbreaking immersive theatre experience including performances by founding Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.
9 November 2017
An important Matisse bronze bust stolen from a Swiss museum in the 1990s has been returned. The work of art depicting his daughter Marguerite, a subject of many of his artworks was executed in 1906.
The highly-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi has opened to a select group of dignitaries and press for a preview look at one of the worlds most prestigious new museum spaces.
4 November 2017
A collection of frocks belonging to the Turner Prize-winning transvestite artist Grayson Perry has been unveiled at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery
Alt Power 100 ArtLyst: 2017 has been an extraordinary year for exhibitions both here in the UK and abroad.
While Touring around Paris attending the 44th edition of FIAC at the Grand Palais, Zoltan Alexander encountered countless art exhibitions throughout the city.