2 August 2011

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Cindy Sherman Launches Affordable Art Makeup

The Artist Cindy Sherman has collaborated with the make up company MAC to create her own limited edition ‘Art’ make-up line  the launch date is set for September 29th. The range is being marketed as limited edition affordable art and it comes in the form of bronzer and lipstick and slap. Cindy Sherman was born […]

1 August 2011

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Banksy Found With New App Locator

Ever try and find the location of Banksy’s work in London? It’s a minefield. Well someone clever has come up with the solution. It is in the form of a virtual walking tour of Britain’s most  famous graffiti artist’s work, with GPS to get you there. ArtLyst rates this highly. We find it easy to […]

31 July 2011

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9/11 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Exhibition

9/10/11 A New London exhibition that sensitively tackles the subject of  9/11 and how Fleet Street dealt with the issues beyond the tabloid headlines, opens in London on 11/09/11. This marks the tenth anniversary of the worst atrocity to be committed on US soil, in post war history. ‘The work of Hugh Mendes freezes the […]

30 July 2011

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Hackney WickED Art Festival Launches

Hackney WickED   29th – 31st July 2011  It’s a beautiful weekend, so what better way to spend the rare sunshine than walking around the biggest Arts festival in London. In it’s 4th year Hackney WickED continues its mission to fuel London’s thriving East End art scene with another 3 day extravaganza, showcasing work from local […]

30 July 2011

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Alec Guinness Lowry Painting Recovered in Drugs Raid

Stolen Paintings by the British artist LS Lowry worth an estimated £1.7m have been recovered  by the North West Regional Crime Unit. The works were stolen from collector/dealer Ivan Aird in a violent raid at his Stockport,. home in 2007. They included two paintings and three pencil drawings. Tanker Entering the Tyne is valued at […]

29 July 2011

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The Colony Room Remembered

The Legendary Frankie Stein at London’s infamous Colony Room is Interviewed by Cecilia W Yu  Iprotest – An art exhibition from the minds of Artist Frankie Stein,Nathan & Artist Cecilia W Yu will be taking place late autumn,possibly sooner,in a central London location.”The theme is protest,whether it be London or global. This group will be […]

29 July 2011

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Broadgate Jeremy Hunt’s Latest Eco Disaster

Richard Serra Sculpture Displaced In Unwanted Redevelopment On the 15 June Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt blocked English Heritage from grade two listing the much admired Brutalist Broadgate buildings 3, 4 and 6, designed by Peter Foggo of Arup Associates in the mid-1980s. This example of city of London architecture is considered to be some of […]

28 July 2011

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MoMA Raises Admission Price to Outrageous $25

Now try and understand what the DCMS  ‘Big Society’ plan is all about The museum of Modern Art in New York has announced an increase in its admission price for adults to $25 from the current $20 starting in September. The museum is the second arts institution to raise prices in recent months the Metropolitan […]

28 July 2011

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Patrick Keiller To Create Tate Britain Commission For 2012

Artist and film-maker Patrick Keiller, will create an ambitious new project for the Tate Britain Commission 2012, supported by Sotheby’s. His unique installation, developed especially for the neoclassical Duveen galleries at the heart of Tate Britain, will be unveiled on 27 March 2012. The Tate Britain Commission invites an artist to develop a new work […]

27 July 2011

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Vintage Festival At Southbank Centre

Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway bring their award winning concept to the Southbank Centre this Weekend Over the 29th, 30th and 31st July, taking its lead from the Festival of Britain (1951) there is no single focus in terms of creative arts. The festival will celebrate musical, fashion, film, art, design and cultural lineages, from the […]

27 July 2011

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2012 Olympic Medal Designs First Photo

2012 An Olympic Odyssey Kubrick Designer Unveils Olympic Medal Design Here is a first glimpse of the 2012 Olympic medals struck by the Welsh Mint and designed by Artist David Watkins. The medals bear the logo of the London games and depict Nike, the Greek Goddess of Victory, stepping out of the Parthenon to arrive […]

27 July 2011

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Anish Kapoor Olympic Sculpture Rises

With his monumental red sculpture ‘Orbit’, Kapoor creates the look of instability. It coils and flows with none of the pyramidal structure usually associated with the building of a tower. It changes as you walk around it, looking unstable as if the Helter Skelter structure could topple over at any moment. Kapoor However assures us […]

25 July 2011

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New Lucian Freud Exhibition Announced

  London’s NPG will mount a major portrait exhibition in February The National portrait gallery in London has announced a major new exhibition of the seminal British painter Lucian Freud, who sadly died last week age 88.  Freud, born in 1922 was one of the most highly regarded figurative painters of the past sixty years. […]

25 July 2011

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Beck’s Launches Global Cultural Commissioning Project

Beck’s Green Box Project Launched at Village Underground in early July in London,. The event is one of the world’s largest cultural commissioning project. Beck’s is collaborating with more than 30 of the world’s leading creatives in art, design, music and fashion to create exclusive works, which will be installed in Green Boxes across seven […]

24 July 2011

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Lost Banksy Restored In Bristol

We reported last week that an early Banksy painting titled “Gorilla in a Pink Mask” was whitewashed over by the new owners of a building in Bristol. Saeed Ahmed thought the work of art was just another piece of graffiti and ordered it to be painted over. After a huge public outcry which caused international […]

22 July 2011

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British Museums Struggling With 25% Cuts

UK museums have had their funding cut by at least 25% by the Government and local councils in the past nine months, a survey has shown. The Museums Association’s impact study clearly highlights the result of the government Spending Review, which took place in October 2010. 140 museums took part in the survey. There has […]

22 July 2011

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RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist 2011 Announced

The RIBA Stirling Prize 2011 is the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize. Every year it is presented to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year. The prize is for projects ‘built or designed in Britain’. Buildings are eligible if they are in […]

21 July 2011

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Lucian Freud British Painter Dies

Realist painter Lucian Freud has died aged 88 after a brief illness Lucian Freud, one of the seminal British Painters of the 20th century has died in London, after a brief illness, he was 88. Born the son of an Austrian Jewish father, Ernst Ludwig Freud, a successful architect, and a German mother, Lucie née […]

21 July 2011

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Pavilion of Art & Design London Line-Up 2011

The fifth edition of the Pavilion of Art & Design London brings together an incredible set of 56 galleries from 11 countries to its prime location on Berkeley Square, PAD London 2011 promises to be the strongest edition of the fair since its inception in 2007. A rigorous selection process introduces to London the best […]

21 July 2011

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Bauhaus Photographer T Lux Feininger Dies At 101

The last Original Link To the Bauhaus school, T. Lux Feininger, has died A respected painter, photographer and teacher, Lux pioneered with the camera to compile an invaluable documentation of avant-garde Germany between the wars. He was the youngest son of the modernist painter Lyonel Feininger who was one of the first artists to be […]

20 July 2011

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Nathaniel Mellors Awarded Cobra Art Prize

UK Artist wins prestigious international prize The Cobra Art Prize 2011 has been won by British Artist, Nathaniel Mellors. The award was established in 2005 as the Cobra Art Prize in Amstelveen in the Netherlands. It is a biennial award consisting of a cash prize of € 10,000, a publication and an exhibition at the […]

20 July 2011

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Artist Documents US Drones Killing Pakistani Civilians

Noor Behram Gaming in Waziristan Explores Photographic evidence The exhibition, Gaming in Waziristan is a new show curated by the Beaconsfield gallery. It delivers a cultural context in which to debate the issues raised by documentary photographs. Noor Behram has hurried to the site of drone strikes in his native Waziristan. His purpose: to photograph […]

19 July 2011

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The Summer Must Read Stealing Rembrandts

  Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists Although movies makes stealing art look sophisticated, Anthony M. Amore and Tom Mashberg prove time and again that art thievery generally involves low brow crooks looking to make a quick buck. They aren’t interested in the art, it’s just that art museums, unlike a bank, are not secure […]

19 July 2011

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Get Ready For The Museum of Everything #4

If you have already had the privilege to visit the Museum of Everything you already know that it is a must see event for the London, Autumn season. The Museum of Everything is one of Europe’s most intriguing new independent museums. It is the only British museum dedicated to unintentional, untrained and undiscovered artists from […]

19 July 2011

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Graffiti Artist TOX JAILED FOR 27 MONTHS

Banksy Mural questions, Are Tags Graffiti art?  Tag artist, Daniel Halpin 24, of Camden, North London who was Immortalised by Banksy in a mural last spring, was jailed at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday following a trial where he was found guilty of seven counts of criminal damage. Halpin, who sprayed graffiti in London and […]

18 July 2011

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Poussin Masterpieces Vandalised At London’s National Gallery

Man arrested after spraying works with red paint Two paintings by the French old master, Nicholas Poussin have been vandalised with red spray paint at the National Gallery in London. The paintings are part of the gallery’s permanent collection and are hung in room 19 at the Trafalgar Square institution. A report which was released […]

18 July 2011

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Banksy Graffiti To Get Listed Status In Bristol

Steve Comer, a Liberal Democrat councillor from the Eastville ward in Bristol, is calling on local people to put together an official register of public artworks, after a 10-year-old Banksy mural  ‘Gorilla in a Pink Mask’’ was whitewashed over by mistake. The painting on the wall of a former social club had been a familiar […]

17 July 2011

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Jake or Dinos Chapman White Cube Exhibition Review

Chapman’s new non-collaborative exhibition opens When you think of the Chapman Brothers, a tale of catastrophic mishmash comes to mind. It is almost like combining two diverging forms of creativity from opposite ends of the scale, and what do you get as a result? Absolute ambiguity. Once again this feeling was echoed at their latest […]

16 July 2011

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Artist William Crozier Dies at 81

William Crozier, the Scottish-born Irish artist has died age 81. Crozier created beautiful landscapes overcoming the boundaries between representational and abstract genres. He was educated at the Glasgow School of Art between 1949 and 1953. His work often contained references to nature, although in later years he moved towards a more  representational language. Born in […]

16 July 2011

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Should Councils Be Allowed To Sell Off Valuable Artworks?

Bolton’s Cut Price Pre-Raphaelite Masterpiece undersold for £74,000 Cash-strapped local authorities are selling bits of their art collections to raise funds. Two important Picasso etchings are among almost 35 works of art auctioned or to be auctioned by Bolton council. A painting by the Victorian Pre Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais, that may have inspired […]

15 July 2011

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Banksy Masterpiece Destroyed In Bristol

Banksy’s “Gorilla in a Pink Mask” a Bristol landmark on the wall of the former North Bristol Social Club.A valuable Banksy worth £250,000 has been whitewashed over by the new owners of a building in Bristol. Saeed Ahmed thought was just another piece of graffiti and ordered it to be painted over. “I thought it […]

15 July 2011

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Picasso Thief Also Stole Carlyle Hotel Leger

Picasso Art Thief Was A One Man Crimewave Police searching the Hoboken apartment of art thief Mark Lugo have uncovered more stolen artworks, wine and watches. Lugo was arrested in San Francisco on 6 July and charged with stealing a $200,000 Picasso drawing from The Weinstein Gallery. According to Hoboken police, they were contacted by […]