22 January 2012

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Robert Fraser vs John Kasmin In The Swinging Sixties

Was Robert Fraser or John Kasmin the greatest British Art dealer of the second half of the 20th Century? Robert Fraser was not only a man that captured the zeitgeist of an era but he was perhaps the greatest British art dealer of the 20th century. His gallery was responsible for introducing the London art […]

21 January 2012

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New Banksy Appears In Kentish Town London

First Photo of Banksy 2012 looks to be the real thing It usually takes a few days to authenticate an artwork, whenever a new Banksy appears and the best place to get the lowdown is on the official Banksy website. This latest  offering, which depicts a toddler with a lollypop pulling an air to surface […]

20 January 2012

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Dugald Stermer Olympic Medal Designer Dies

Dugald Stermer, the artist who designed the Olympic medals for the 1984 Los Angeles games, has died at the age of 74

20 January 2012

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Banksy Rat Spotted in Hunstanton Norfolk

This sprayed work appeared in Hunstanton Norfolk over Christmas,  on the Prom. Some locals think the sunbathing rat is by Banksy. As everyone familiar with the Bristol born artist knows, rats often feature in his many murals. Liz Falconbridge, an arts and education manager at King’s Lynn Arts Centre, said: “My considered view is that […]

20 January 2012

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Priceless Art Stolen With iPhone

An elderly art-dealer is the victim of a brutal art heist during which the thieves were instructed what to steal via iPhone Two thugs broke into the home of the Northern Irish ex-vicar on 3 January 2012, beat, and then gagged him. Using an iPhone, they undertook a video survey of all his artworks and […]

20 January 2012

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Fringe Gay Film Fest For London In April

The organisers behind the Fringe Gay Film Fest are a bunch of volunteers who came together to do Fringe in 2011. They were really devastated that the funding for the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival had been topsliced. So they took matters into their own hands and set up our own DIY film weekend. […]

20 January 2012

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Velvet Underground Sue Andy Warhol For Banana

Vintage rock band The Velvet Underground have initiated legal action against the Andy Warhol Foundation over the use of their album cover designed by the late artist The band accuse the Foundation of trademark infringement, claiming that it has illegally allowed their iconic banana logo to be used on other products without permission. The banana […]

19 January 2012

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Glasgow School Funded To Investigate Art Miracle

  Glasgow School of Art have received £122,500 to investigate why city has produced so many artists – the so-called ‘Glasgow Miracle’ Glasgow School of Art has been given a massive £122,500 grant – one of the largest of its kind – to investigate exactly why the city has produced so many successful contemporary artists. […]

19 January 2012

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David Hockney Paints Himself As Anti Social Recluse

David Hockney shuns bright lights while A Bigger Picture, his biggest exhibition to date, opens this week David Hockney has shunned efforts to pin on him the honour of being the ‘greatest living artist’. one of the best-known figures of the 1960s British pop art movement, now 74, Hockney dismissed the description as ‘newspaper stuff’, […]

19 January 2012

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Major David Shrigley Show Coming To Hayward

This February, the Hayward Gallery will present the first major survey in the UK of works by David Shrigley Spanning the upper galleries, David Shrigley: Brain Activity will cover the full range of Shrigley’s diverse practice from the past two decades of the artist’s career, including drawing, animation, painting, photography, taxidermy, and sculpture. The exhibition […]

19 January 2012

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LOUISE BOURGEOIS FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) has announced the first solo survey exhibition in the Middle East of the work of Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), one of the most influential and groundbreaking artists of the 20th century. Curated by Philip Larratt-Smith, Louise Bourgeois: Conscious and Unconscious will be on view at the QMA Gallery at Katara from […]

19 January 2012

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Kodak Goes Bust Chapter 11 Filed

Artists mourn the digital death of an industry giant The Eastman Kodak Co, one of photography’s leading pioneers has filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors after The Rochester, New York-based company, which traces its roots to 1880, listed assets of $5.1 billion and debt of $6.8 billion in Chapter 11 documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy […]

19 January 2012

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National Gallery To Strike Today

The strike will take place between 1pm and 3pm  with other walkouts planned for 19th and 28 January The Staff at London’s most prestigious museum the National Gallery walk out for two hours today in a protest over job cuts. The gallery said it will try to keep the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition open but […]

18 January 2012

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Affordable Art Fair Opens In Los Angeles

The Affordable Art Fair opens in Los Angeles 18 -22 January. The fair showcases original, contemporary artwork priced from $100 to $10,000.  It is fantastic way to expand your collection and knowledge in a comfortable setting. Until this year, the fair has been an international fixture. Now Los Angeles will get to experience the full […]

18 January 2012

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New Haroon Mirza Show For Spike Island

Spike Island an international centre for the development of contemporary art, presents the largest solo exhibition to date by artist Haroon Mirza. The exhibition features new works made over the last twelve months. It is a place where artists and the public can meet, enabling audiences to engage with artists’ research and production. It also […]

18 January 2012

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London Roundhouse ‘Out Of Nappies Now’

London Roundhouse reveals two major new initiatives – the 360° Network, and Call to Create –, with the promise to take the venue to the next level The Roundhouse in London has announced two major new initiatives, marking an exciting new stage in the venue’s life since it re-launch in 2006. The first of these is […]

18 January 2012

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Elaborate Efforts To Steal Banksy Fall Flat

Art Series Hotel guests fail to steal the Banksy artwork ‘Pulp Fiction’, on offer to those who escaped with the work uncaught: now the work is to be donated to Crime Stoppers Since the summer, Art Series Hotels in Melbourne have been offering its guests the chance to try and steal a work of internationally-celebrated […]

18 January 2012

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London Art Fair Reveals Market Optimism

London Art Fair survey reveals gallery optimism for 2012, with gallerists convinced collectors collect for love of art irrespective of economic climate A survey of leading galleries undertaken by the London Art Fair has revealed considerable optimism for the future of the art market, despite general doom and gloom about the economy. So, while 76% […]

16 January 2012

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London Art Fair Opening Hotly Anticipated

The UK’s first super fair is set to hit London once again, offering punters the very best in Modern and contemporary British art Tomorrow is a big day for art, with the opening of the London Art Fair – the UK’s first super fair and the world’s largest fair dedicated to Modern British art. It […]

16 January 2012

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Yinka Shonibare Exhibition For Big Apple

British born, Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE is exhibiting in New York at the James Cohan Gallery with new works in February (16) running through until March 24th. In this multi-part exhibition of new sculptures, photoworks and the premiere of a new film, Shonibare explores the concept of destiny as it relates to themes of […]

16 January 2012

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Musée d’Orsay To Sue Etam For Lingerie Stunt

Etam guerrilla lingerie catwalk through Musée d’Orsay may prompt legal action Lingerie maker Etam revealed their naked ambition with a publicity stunt for their spring/summer collection, in which three half-nude shattered the peace at the Musée d’Orsay, running and shrieking around the gallery. But things got out of hand as the video went viral, and now the […]

16 January 2012

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Anthony Caro Chatsworth Retrospective Plans Revealed

Accompanying programme announced for Anthony Caro’s major exhibition of sculpture at Chatsworth House Plans were announced today for a series of three associated exhibitions of work by Anthony Caro – considered by many to be Britain’s greatest living sculptor – to coincide with Caro at Chatsworth, a major exhibition of outdoor works by Anthony Caro, in […]

15 January 2012

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Steve McQueen Shame Hunger And Addiction

Big Year For Turner Prize Winner As Golden Globes And Oscars Approach, Not to mention his CBE In the last decade Steve McQueen has achieved more than most other Turner Prize winners. His work has been shown extensively in museums around the world, major institutions have acquired his art, including the Guggenheim, MOCA, Tate and […]

14 January 2012

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The Museum of Everything Goes to New York City

From the 19th to the 29th January 2012, the fabulous M.O.E. institution & its entourage shall be visiting its chilly East Coast Cousins, bringing with it all manner of memorabilia for the delight of everyone. An art world sensation since 2009, The Museum of Everything is one of Europe’s most dynamic new museums. It has […]

13 January 2012

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Cult Artist Lynda Benglis Major Survey

The Thomas Dane Gallery is about to present a solo exhibition of cult American artist, Lynda Benglis (b. 1941, Lake Charles, Louisiana) in February. This major survey will be the artist’s first in the UK. Benglis broke through the 1960’s New York art scene with works of poured latex and foam in brash colours, and […]

13 January 2012

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Minister Under Fire For Refusing Ai Weiwei

Danish culture minister fails to meet Ai Weiwei during trip to China for fear of alienating Chinese government Danish culture minister Uffe Elbaek is under fire in his own country for neglecting to meet dissident artist Ai Weiwei during his recent trip to China – even though he met with several artists! The purpose of the […]

13 January 2012

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White Cube Announces March China Opening

Gilbert & George inaugural Hong Kong exhibition for London Gallery White Cube has announced that its new gallery at 50 Connaught Road, Central in Hong Kong will open to the public on Friday 2nd March. The inaugural show will be the world premier of Gilbert & George’s ‘London Pictures’, the largest series of work by […]

13 January 2012

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Banksy Spoofed By Street Artist Hanksy

New York graffiti artist replicates Banksy artworks but with key addition – the face of Tom Hanks The tables have been turned on street artist Banksy, as the graffiti satirist gets spoofed by one of his own. A rival street artist, calling himself ‘Hanksy’, has been recreating Banksy artworks across New York’s Lower East Side […]

12 January 2012

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Leading Artists Converge On The Thames In 2012

‘A Room for London’ showcases international writers, musicians and artists Artangel welcome to London leading artists of all disciplines for an extraordinary year of new writings, readings, performance, podcasts and live music webcasts from the capital’s most intimate temporary venue. From Bogotá to Toronto and Cairo, Bamako to Frankfurt, New York to Stockholm, these world-renowned […]

12 January 2012

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Catlin Guide 2012 Launches At London Art Fair

New Emerging UK Artists Selected For 2012 Catlin Guide The Catlin Guide launches its 2012 edition,with selected works by 40 of the UK’s most promising new graduate artists, as recommended by a wide survey of curators, collectors, gallerists and course tutors. Each individual profile in the catalogue details future exhibitions, projects and aspirations for 2012. […]

12 January 2012

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Damien Hirst Snubs UK Gagosian Opening

London exhibition eye-candy but where is the maestro? Damien Hirst  has chosen New York over London as his location of choice for the opening of his international exhibition, The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011. The events at the Gagosian Gallery’s eleven locations in New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong today […]

12 January 2012

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New York Galleries Divided Over Blockbuster Shows

MoMA attendance falls, while the Met’s sky-rockets: and all thanks to the ‘Blockbuster’. But is it worth it? In terms of attendance, last year proved a bad one for the Museum of Modern Art, with attendance dropping 11 % to 2.8 million… but a great one for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with admissions rising to […]