7 September 2011

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Banksy Donates 150k Angel Sculpture to Bristol Museum

The work is attracting a new generation of museum goer Bristol has had a love-hate relationship with Banksy since he began stencilling on the city’s walls nearly two decades ago. The “Exit Through the gift shop” exhibition (2009) was the highest profile Bristol exhibition ever and the most successful in the museum’s 190 year history. […]

6 September 2011

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Anish Kapoor Ark Nova Project For Japan

Anish Kapoor the Turner prize winning Sculptor along with architect Arata Isozaki have been commissioned to design a pop up concert hall to reintroduce music and arts to the regions of Japan hardest hit by March’s earthquake and tsunami. The concert hall will seat up to 700 concertgoers and will be constructed as a “pneumatic […]

5 September 2011

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Leicestershire Council Sells off Art Collection

Avinash Chandra painting realises £16,000 The Conservative-led  Leicestershire County Council has sold works of art that they have deemed surplus at auction for More than £170,000. This included an important painting by the late Avinash Chandra which realised £16,000.The works mostly used in schools were purchased  between 1970 and 1990. A total of 318 pieces […]

5 September 2011

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Jack Smith Retrospective Opens At London’s ICA

Underground American filmmaker Jack Smith surfaces in the Mall The iconic Filmmaker, artist and actor Jack Smith (1932-1989), Who was once described by Andy Warhol as “the only person he would ever copy”  and by the director John Waters as “the only true underground filmmaker”, is part of the autumn season at the  ICA with […]

4 September 2011

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Degas Exploring Movement In Ballet

Degas and his obsession with dance opens At Royal Academy The Royal Academy of Arts are about to stage an important exhibition focusing on Edgar Degas’s preoccupation with movement and its application to the art of ballet and dance. Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement is an exhibition which traces the development of the artist’s […]

3 September 2011

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Looted Palestine Banksy For Sale In Posh Hamptons

Shady dealings in grey area street art is big business An art gallery in New York’s posh Hamptons, currently showing several works by the street artist Banksy is under moral pressure for dealing in looted cultural works. The case centers around two murals originally stenciled in Palestine and removed with or without permission from the […]

2 September 2011

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Museum of Everything Startles Oxford Street Shoppers

A wondrous  mishmash of curios and Outsider Art takes over Selfridges – Review The Museum of Everything is an annual event eagerly awaited by critics and the public alike. Each autumn this Museum comes to life displaying works by artists with physical and developmental disabilities, as well as a selection of interesting general ‘Outsider Art’. […]

1 September 2011

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Artist Michael Landy Maps London Underground

An exciting new work by British artist Michael Landy titled ‘All my lines in the palm of your hand‘ is the latest artist commission work from Art on the Underground. it was designed  for the front cover of the Pocket Tube Map, and is now available from Tube stations from yesterday  31st August 2011. The […]

1 September 2011

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Police Delay Return Of Stolen LA Rembrandt

Questions raised about authenticity and ownership of recovered Rembrandt clouds case The LAPD are demanding a representative from the Linearis Institute step forward and submit to a two hour interview before the work of art is released. The police are unclear as to the authenticity and ownership of a Rembrandt drawing, which made worldwide news, […]

1 September 2011

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Werner Jaegers Art Fraud Trial Opens In Cologne

Multi-million dollar scam duped collectors including actor Steve Martin The trial of three people arrested in Germany last year, accused of defrauding rich art collectors, including the actor Steve Martin gets underway in Cologne Germany today. This is one of the highest profile cases of its kind. The accused conned several dealers, auction houses and […]

31 August 2011

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Canada’s Peggy Guggenheim Ayala Zacks-Abramov Dies

Famed Canadian/Israeli patron collector dead at 97 Ayala Zacks-Abramov, the well known Canadian/Israeli collector passed away on Sunday age of 97. Zacks-Abramov was a serious collector of International modern art. For many years Zacks-Abramov loaned works to major museums in Canada and Israel. Ayala was born the daughter of an eminent citrus-growing family. She grew […]

31 August 2011

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Martin Creed Alex Katz Donate Work To Artist Rooms Collection

Tate / NGS announce 2012 exhibition schedule Top contemporary artists Martin Creed and Alex Katz are the first new artists to donate works to the already established ARTIST ROOMS collection. The traveling body of work was started by the art dealer Anthony d’Offay in 2008. Creed has donated a group of seven works which will […]

30 August 2011

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Objectivism and Sanction of the Victim

Artist Amanda McGregor Challenges Ayn Rand On Philosophy, Creativity and Love How do we centre ourselves with the understanding of our own personal motivations? The question of morals, destiny, destination and living with the creation and pro-creation of values can act for and against us. Reviewing Ayn Rand’s philosophy of ‘Objectivism’ and the ‘Sanction of […]

30 August 2011

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Street Art On Historic Castle Might Be Removed

Council in discussions with Earl to save mural Patrick Boyle, The Earl of Glasgow, has asked  North Ayrshire Council to extend permission to keep an internationally renowned work of ‘Street Art’ decorating the family pile, indefinitely. Kelburn Castle has been in the family for over  for 800 years, and the painting was allowed, as renovation […]

30 August 2011

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Ai Weiwei Speaks Out On Chinese Government

In His First Post Arrest Interview Ai Weiwei Reveals His Thoughts On The Beijing Judicial System Ai Weiwei, the Dissident the Chinese artist has has spoken out for the first time against the Chinese government since his release from detention last spring. This is against his conditions of bail and may prejudice his trial for […]

29 August 2011

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Imperial War Museum Launches 9/11 Exhibition

10th Anniversary Marked by multiple shows On the morning of 11 September 2001, nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger planes in the United States. Two planes were flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, causing both towers to collapse. A third plane was crashed into the Pentagon, just […]

29 August 2011

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Tate Told To Sort Bullying

Trustees order management to get workplace under control Something is not quite right within the seemingly idyllic Tate Organization, as gallery attendants accuse senior and middle managers of bullying. Cutbacks and replacement staff are to blame for internal friction within the large art organisation. A few months ago the case was so bad that the […]

28 August 2011

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Will Art Fairs Replace The Traditional Art Gallery

A new report from CINOA reveals startling new facts High profile auction sales of Warhol, Picasso and the Impressionists reported via news headlines doesn’t accurately reflect that art and antique dealers account for fifty percent of the global art market’s sales. A new report sponsored by the leading non-profit dealer association CINOA finds that fairs […]

27 August 2011

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Saif Gaddafi Was Exhibiting Artist

Son of Col. had dreams of international success as painter With all of the coverage and analysis of the overthrow of the Gaddafi rule in Libya there has been almost no mention of Saif al Islam Gaddafi’s former career as an artist. I am not making this up! Like Hitler, Saif was a wannabee painter […]

26 August 2011

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9/11 Monument By Warhol Superstar Ultra Violet

New sculpture unveiled to mark tenth anniversary of 9/11 A sculpture in the style of Robert Indiana’s iconic ‘Love’ work, by former Andy Warhol superstar Ultra Violet, (Isabelle Collin Dufresne) may be selected as one of the original pieces of art on display in the new 9/11 Museum’s permanent collection. Dufresne told the NYDN that […]

26 August 2011

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Murray Moss Is A One Man Industrial Revolution V&A

Advances in 3D printing techniques put us on the verge of a new industrial revolution.  Renowned New York based gallerist and curator Murray Moss’s exhibition of ‘printed’ works wittily reference eight of the museum’s key pieces and spaces. The London Design Festival  hosted at the world’s greatest design museum the V&A present an exhibition/ collaboration […]

26 August 2011

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New York Marks 9/11 With Art Exhibitions

A list of art events to mark the 10th anniversary of  9/11 was announced this week by Mayor Bloomberg’s office. They include installations, gallery exhibitions and performance pieces. New York has been resilient in adapting to the atrocity and this is another defiant gesture to show that the arts community,many who were effected geographically by […]

25 August 2011

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Libya’s Islamic Museum Overrun By Rebels

Saif Gaddafi, Libya’s Cultural Ambassador still At Large Libya’s Islamic Museum which stands in the al Sur area, in Shari’ Sidi Khaliffa, just a few kilometres south of the Medina has been over run by rebels. The former palace was thought to be empty at the time of the incident . The museum was the […]

25 August 2011

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Museum of Everything Kicks Off At Selfridges

Windows Of Everything Exhibition #4 Opens Friday believe it or not at London’s leading Dept. store The highly anticipated Museum Of Everything Exhibition #4 Opens it’s doors or should I say windows to the public on Friday 26 August. This year the Museum is using the great Art Deco granite Selfridges Department Store on Oxford […]

24 August 2011

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£38m Arts Centre Approved For Salford

Green light for Greater Manchester center of excellence for the arts Salford City Council’s planning panel has unanimously granted planning permission for the development of a £38m Arts Building for the University of Salford which will provide state-of-the-art performance and teaching spaces for students and the local community. The project features a theatre and performance […]

24 August 2011

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Smithsonian Castle Museum Rocked By 5.9 Earthquake

Worlds largest museum closes to assess damages The 5.9 earthquake that shook the National Mall in Washington DC yesterday and was felt up and down most of the Eastern seaboard,has closed the Smithsonian for a second day. The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum complex & research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, […]

23 August 2011

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Symbolic Gaddafi Sculpture Destroyed By Rebels

First photo of Gaddafi statue captured by forces The self named “Brotherly Leader of the Revolution” or “Premier Terrorist Financier of the 1980s,” Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi’s rule is finally coming to an end. His gaudy compound has now been breeched and it is only a matter of hours before this rebellion has ended.  It’s no […]

23 August 2011

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Sotheby’s Gets Stills Christie’s Gets Nil

Clyfford Still paintings to go to Sotheby’s –  Christie’s lobbies Denver to overturn decision Christie’s is fuming, as arch-rivals Sotheby’s have secured the sale of four works by the seminal Abstract Expressionist painter Clifford Still.  Three date from the late 1940s  and one was painted in the seventies. The proceeds will go towards the Still […]

22 August 2011

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Edinburgh Showcase For LA Artist Ingrid Calame

The sublime art of tracing and pouncing with pencils and pigment It’s rare that I make a visit to Edinburgh without popping into the Fruitmarket Gallery, an exhibition space which hits exactly the right note in a city strong on culture, modernity and sophistication. This festival, the gallery is showcasing the works of LA artist […]

22 August 2011

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News Corp Assassinates Comic Book Legend Robert Crumb

R. Crumb gets the Murdoch’s moral treatment fans lose out News Corp are at it again, this time on home turf. The Sydney Sunday Telegraph recently published a scathing profile of the avant garde illustrator Robert Crumb, the Godfather of the modern, counter culture comic-book. The object of their tiresome assault was to insinuate that […]

22 August 2011

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Kettle’s Yard Appoints Andrew Nairne New Director

Andrew Nairne moves from Arts Council England to Kettle’s Yard Kettle’s Yard has announced the appointment of Andrew Nairne as its Director to succeed Michael Harrison. The change-over, on November 7th, comes as Kettle’s Yard is poised to begin work on a new education wing after a highly successful appeal. For Andrew Nairne this is […]

21 August 2011

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Is Titian’s ALLEGORY OF PRUDENCE A Misattribution?

The Allegory of Prudence is an iconic masterpiece attributed to the Venetian Renaissance artist, Titian. It is a popular painting in the collection of The National Gallery, London. But was it actually painted by the master or is it a misattribution?  Danish art researcher, Svend Erik Hendriksen gives his honest opinion to ArtLyst readers. I […]