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

2 April 2021

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MSCHF Artist Collective: NIKE Blocks Sale Of Modified 666 Satan Shoes 

MSCHF, have lost their case against Nike over a controversial line of ‘Satan Shoes’ containing a drop of real human blood in the soles.

1 April 2021

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David Mach RA Unveils 100 Mile Scottish Border Wall Project

Construction has started on the ‘Irn Curtain’, a 100-mile artwork by the Turner Prize-nominated artist David Mach RA

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

26 March 2021

Spencer Tunick Creates Naked Lockdown Zoom Happening

Stay Apart Together is a naked conference call by the internationally known artist Spencer Tunick. The artist is recognised for his global nude happenings. 

Middle East Art News: Sacha Jafri Sells Massive Painting For £45m – Art Dubai Launches – Qatar Museums Unveil Inaugural Tasweer Photo Festival

The world’s largest painting, created by a little-known British artist Sacha Jafri, has been sold at auction in Dubai for £45m to  French crypto businessman Andre Abdoune.

24 March 2021

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David McCabe Who Documented Warhol’s Factory For A Year Dies

David McCabe, who has died at age 80, was best-know for his photos taken over a year, documenting Andy Warhol’s Factory.

23 March 2021

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Banksy Game Changer Raises £16.8m For NHS Charities

Banksy ‘Game Changer’ painting Raises £16.8m For NHS Charities At Christie’s in London

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…

18 March 2021

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New London Gallery Weekend Announced For June 2021 – Christie’s Drops Impressionist Nomenclatures – Marina Abramović Guest Curates WePresent Series

New London Gallery Weekend Announced For June 2021 Christie’s Drops Impressionist Nomenclatures Marina Abramović Guest Curates WePresent Series

18 March 2021

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Liverpool Biennial Unveils 11th Edition Outside Chapter

Liverpool Biennial has unveiled the first ‘outside’ chapter of the 11th edition, The Stomach and the Port, ahead of the public opening on 20 March

17 March 2021

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Cy Twombly Foundation Louvre Lawsuit – Nazi Era Klimt Painting Returned – Gerhard Richter Holocaust Panels Permanent Loan

Cy Twombly Foundation Louvre Lawsuit – Nazi Era Klimt Painting Returned – Gerhard Richter Holocaust Panels Permanent Loan

16 March 2021

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Klaus Littmann Exposes London Design Biennial’s Forestation Appropriation

Klaus Littmann has expressed his concern about the similarity of a new project by the British stage designer Es Devlin for the London Design Biennial 2021

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

12 March 2021

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Heather Phillipson’s Tate Britain Commission – Early Yayoi Kusama Works Auctioned – Luma Arles Creative Campus To Open In June 

Heather Phillipson’s Tate Britain Commission – Early Yayoi Kusama Works Auctioned – Luma Arles Creative Campus To Open In June 

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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Banksy Game Changer Mural Donated To The NHS Auctioned

A mural by the elusive Street Artist Banksy titled ‘Game Changer’ will go under the auction hammer at Christie’s

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.

9 March 2021

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Meet The Latest Shortlist For Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth Commissions

Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London, has announced the six artists who have been shortlisted for Trafalgar Square’s future Fourth Plinth commissions: They are: Nicole Eisenman, Samson Kambalu, Goshka Macuga, Ibrahim Mahama, Teresa Margolles and Paloma Varga Weisz. 

8 March 2021

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Duggie Fields British Artist And Fashion Icon Dies Age 75

Duggie Fields, who died yesterday, was one of the new figurative painters that defined Britain in the 1970s and 80s. His work was internationally influential, especially his graphic sensibility.

5 March 2021

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Banksy Paints Escaping Oscar Wilde Mural For LGBTQ+ History Month

Banksy has confirmed that he was behind an artwork that appeared on a wall at HM Reading Prison earlier in the week.

4 March 2021

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Kathryn Maple Wins Prestigious John Moores Painting Prize 

Kathryn Maple has won the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize 2020 with her vibrant work, The Common. The Walker Art Gallery announced the recipients today.

3 March 2021

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak Announces £408m Injection For Arts Sector 

After suffering the worst financial crisis in 300 years Rishi Sunak, the UK’s Chancellor has promised to give the arts sector over £400m to prop up a failing industry starved of an audience due to the COVID Pandemic.

2 March 2021

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 Sir Alan Bowness Former Tate Director Dies – Amateur Painting Realises £8.3m At Christie’s – National Gallery And Hugh Lane New Partnership

Sir Alan Bowness Former Tate Director Dies – Amature Painting Realises £8.3m At Christie’s – National Gallery And Hugh Lane New Partnership

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 commercial art gallery.

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 items of digital furniture, set – each one of them – in sweeping desert landscapes.

25 February 2021

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Jeff Koons Loses Copyright Infringement Appeal – Rare Van Gogh Montmartre Painting Auctioned – Louvre’s Renovation Of Cy Twombly Gallery an Affront

Jeff Koons Loses Copyright Infringement Appeal – Rare Van Gogh Montmartre Painting Auctioned – Louvre’s Renovation Of Cy Twombly Gallery an Affront

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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Banksy Hula Hoop Girl Removed And Sold From Nottingham Wall

The Banksy mural known as ‘Hula-hoop Girl’ that appeared on a residential street in Nottingham last October has been hacked from the wall.

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 of things as they were, in the jolly days before the plague?

16 February 2021

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National Gallery’s 200th Birthday Revamp – Derelict IKEA To Become Coventry Arts Centre – New Laws To Protect Historic UK Statues

National Gallery 200th Birthday Revamp – Derelict IKEA To Become Coventry Arts Centre – New Laws To Protect Historic UK Statues

11 February 2021

Damien Hirst Gagosian Gallery Takeover – John Moores Painting Prize Shortlist

Damien Hirst Gagosian Gallery Takeover – John Moores Painting Prize Shortlist Announced  The first prize winner will be announced on 4 March.