21 August 2011

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Tracey Emin Hangs New Work At Number 10

Speculation grows that she could be nominated to become a Tory Peer Tracey Emin was spotted at 10 Downing Street last week installing one of her text neon pieces. She donated the work titled, “More Passion” which is valued at £250,000, to the Government Art Collection. Sources have revealed it was hung outside of the […]

20 August 2011

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition How To Enter

Information about the 2012 exhibition will be available from early January. If you would like to submit work, you will be able to purchase an entry form from early January – 9 March 2012. Background to the Summer Exhibition Held annually since the Royal Academy’s foundation in 1768, the Summer Exhibition is a unique celebratory […]

20 August 2011

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Mona Lisa The Lady Vanishes

The story behind the theft 100 years ago today 1911-2011 On the 21 August 1911, an Italian workman named Vincenzo Peruggia stole the Mona Lisa, in broad daylight, from the Louvre. The result of the theft, catapulted the reputation of the painting, making it the most famous work of art in history.A feature film has […]

19 August 2011

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Was Stolen Rembrandt A Fake?

Questions raised about the authenticity of recovered LA Rembrandt – “This is clearly a work of Rembandt’s school rather than by Rembrandt himself.”- Dr. Martin Royalton-Kisch – British Museum Curator Experts have raised serious doubts about the attribution of a 17th century Rembrandt sketch, measuring 11 in by 6 in (28 cm by 15 c) […]

19 August 2011

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Patti Smith Adapts Just Kids To Big Screen

Patti Smith and the late Robert Mapplethorpe to feature in biopic Patti Smith has started work on adapting her Award-winning bestseller Just Kids into a feature length film. This will finally bring to the big screen the story of downtown New York in the late 60’s and 70’s shedding some light on the the inception […]

19 August 2011

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Scope London Cancelled Due To Riots

Lack of bookings and poor grasp of the London art market ends fair plans The Scope Art Fair has announced that due to the London riots and the state of the economy it has cancelled this years fair. This is the reason given by the fair’s spokeswoman Rachel Kaplan. The Scope team began considering the […]

18 August 2011

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Museum Of Bad Art Taste Challenge

Is this art really as bad as the critics want us to believe? I have always been a fan of Outsider Art as a genre, so when I recently discovered The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) online I was over the moon. MOBA is a community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and […]

18 August 2011

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Bronzes Targeted By Scrap Metal Thieves

Moore, Blake, Frink and Chadwick Sculptures melted down There have been many high profile stories in the news lately about the theft of copper cables from railway lines and church roof flashings. However, the rising price of scrap metal is now threatening the very fabric of our contemporary cultural heritage, with public works of sculpture […]

17 August 2011

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Ron Arad Makes A Curtain Call At London’s Roundhouse

New Installation showcases artists, designers, friends,family & colleagues of Arad 2 years ago, you may remember David Byrne toured his installation “Playing the Building” to The Roundhouse. It was great. I myself visited on a hot summers day and played Byrne’s odd machine of organ pipes and percussive beaters, all controlled by air; I liked […]

17 August 2011

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Banksy Antics Roadshow Gets Full Marks

  The Banksy TV Program Aired Saturday ***** Stars This is Banksy’s first attempt at producing a full length feature for the small box and it makes highly entertaining viewing. In the program, which is really a clips style show with interviews and narratives he encourages urban pranksters to push themselves to create challenging, disruptive […]

17 August 2011

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Cultural Olympiad Young Artists World Event

Applications from music, dance, theatre and spoken word to film, visual art and fashion and from artists aged between 18 and 30 World Event Young Artists 2012 (WEYA) launches in Nottingham in September 2012. A finale to the Cultural Olympiad, WEYA – the first event of its kind – will bring together 1,000 young artists […]

16 August 2011

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Rembrandt Sketch Recovered In Los Angeles

  Stolen $250,000 work returns to owner after heist This has been a monumental year for art thefts with a crime-wave of stolen Picasso’s, Legers and Rembrandts highlighting the problem facing museums and galleries internationally. US police announced today that they have recovered a 17th century Rembrandt sketch, measuring 11 in by 6 in (28 […]

16 August 2011

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Robert Breer Pioneering Experimental Artist Dies At 85

  Baltic Centre Gateshead pays tribute to pioneer with retrospective until 25 September Robert Breer the pioneering experimental artist has died age 85. The internationally respected American artist currently has a major exhibition at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead which runs until 25 September. Breer a filmmaker and sculptor was Born in […]

16 August 2011

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Moniker Art Fair Back For Frieze Week

MONIKER Art Fair 2011 Announces 2011 Gallery Line-up  for 13-16 October 2011  Last year, the Moniker Art Fair’s hugely successful debut saw over ten thousand people pass through its doors. They are now returning to Shoreditch to shake up the London’s art fair corridor. Once again with Moniker’s cutting edge crossover of fine art and […]

15 August 2011

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Alexander McQueen Exhibition For London

Pressure grows to stage the New York exhibition in London A major retrospective of fashion designer Alexander McQueen, which closed its doors at the end of July, at New York’s Metropolitan Museum, may come to London after all. The exhibition took New York by storm, celebrating the life and work of this ground breaking innovator. […]

15 August 2011

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Matisse Painting Attacked Washington Lunatic Strikes Again

Security must be tightened at major museums internationally A woman with mental health problems who also attacked a $100m painting by Gauguin in Washington earlier this year has struck again. This time the object of her disapproval was centered on a work by Henri Matisse. Susan Burns of Alexandria, Va., was arrested 5 August after […]

14 August 2011

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Amy Winehouse Pill Portrait Goes Viral

Jason Mercier has created a portrait of Amy Winehouse made from over 5,000 multicoloured pills. The artist created the 17 x 21 inch picture to honour the singer’s short life. The soul singer died last month, bringing an end to her battle with drugs and alcohol. Since 2006, she earned a reputation for her struggle […]

14 August 2011

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Christian Marclay Geoff Dyer Culture Today ICA

The changing shape of culture today Christian Marclay and Geoff Dyer 19 August 2011 The ICA in London are presenting Artist and composer Christian Marclay, known for his iconic film works Video Quartet and The Clock, and writer Geoff Dyer to discuss their work and the changing shape of culture today. Marclay’s work explores connections […]

13 August 2011

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Hirst Spots vs Warhol Eggs

  Were Warhol’s Eggs The Inspiration Behind Damien Hirst’s Spots? Andy Warhol’s pioneering Pop Art defined a generation and a culture, distinguishing him as one of the most influential, creative and prolific artists of the 20th century. Hirst on the other hand assimilated this knowledge and was driven to follow in an almost parallel career. […]

12 August 2011

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UK Riots Leave Big Society In Tatters

We must now produce a new vision for a global infrastructure? ArtLyst Editorial By Amanda McGregor The awakening of conscious after a shock globally or nationally, is like a door of opportunity for unity and expansion of consciousness, as it provides an avenue for people to see and hear with new eyes and ears, then […]

12 August 2011

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Peckham Space Celebrates First Birthday

Peckham Space and it’s new building is one year and 2 months old. What better time to celebrate a fantastic year with many achievements and milestones. Here is an update of the activity. Peckham Space is London’s newest purpose-built public gallery dedicated to commissioning artworks made in partnership with community groups. Located on Peckham Square, […]

12 August 2011

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Banksy Gets His Own TV Show

New Channel 4 Program “The Antics Roadshow” Saturday 13th August Banksy, who is no stranger to third person self promotion is about to invade the small box format. On the back of the success of the Oscar nominated documentary film,” Exit Through the Gift Shop” it is no surprise that Bansky is moving into the […]

11 August 2011

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WW Gallery Caught In London Riots

The scene in front of WW Gallery on Monday evening: as riot police move brick-wielding boys away from houses, mounted police force others across the park. On Monday afternoon, moments after the artist completed work on WW Gallery’s newly commissioned sculpture Mudman, looters that can only use the word ‘rioters’ advisedly – spilled into Queensdown […]

11 August 2011

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UK Riots An Artist’s Response

An artist’s response to the riots 11/08/11 Editorial by Rebecca Mellor Looters have been described as ‘feral rats’, but what sort of society harbours, generates and fosters this sort of ‘feral’ behaviour? Who are these yoofs? Is this simply the revolt of social ‘have-nots’, or a throwing of the dummy by a young middle class […]

10 August 2011

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London Riots Halt Ron Arad Mat Collishaw Opening

  Chalk Farm Riots Close Roundhouse The Mat Collishaw and other top artist’s collaboration with Ron Arad set to open at London’s Roundhouse yesterday was cancelled. The email from Blain/Southern Gallery read, “Due to police intelligence, The Roundhouse is closed to the public this evening. As a result, the screening of Mat Collishaw’s Sordid Earth […]

7 August 2011

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Andy Warhol At 83 New Sculpture Unveiled

A sculpture by Birmingham based artist Edgar Askelovic was unveiled yesterday to celebrate the Pop Artist’s 83 birthday. The Midlands artist spent three months working on the piece, which is currently on display at the McDermott Galleries in Birmingham. Askelovic is a creative designer from Lithuania, who is gaining a reputation for his extraordinary sculptures. […]

7 August 2011

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Banksy Hacks Off Murdoch With New Work

  New Banksy work revealed online First Photo The controversial British graffiti  artist Banksy aka Robin Gunningham has posted a new work on his website ( http://www.banksy.co.uk/newoutdoors/index.htm) exploring the scandal which has engulfed News International over the past months. The exact location of the work has not been revealed, but it is thought to be […]

6 August 2011

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John Hoyland RA Painter Dies At 76

John Hoyland British Abstract Painter (1934 – 2011) The British abstract painter John Hoyland has died age 76. He was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire and educated at Leighton Park School, before going onto study at Sheffield School of Art and later the Royal Academy Schools. In 1959, influenced by the American abstract painters Mark Rothko […]

5 August 2011

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Damien Hirst A Case Of Spots

New Simultaneous Exhibition For February Announced Damien Hirst and Larry Gagosian have announced a simultaneous exhibition celebrating his spot paintings to be held at all of the Gagosian Galleries in February 2012. Over three hundred works from this iconic series consisting of multi-coloured spots, will be shown throughout the global network of high profile Gagosian […]

4 August 2011

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Stolen Jean-Paul Riopelle Sculptures Recovered

The worrying trend of Thieves who steal masterpieces to melt down for scrap Two large scaled  bronze statues sculpted by the internationally renowned Quebec artist Jean-Paul Riopelle valued at over $1 million, were recovered in woodlands near Montreal on Tuesday after they were reported missing a day earlier.The thefts were noticed by a security guard  […]

3 August 2011

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Street Art Counter Culture Joins London Olympics

London’s Olympic Park area, including Hackney Wick will be decorated with street art as part of the ‘Cultural Olympiad’ next year. This is a ‘if you cant beat em Join em’ solution to all of the creative graffiti that has existed in the area for decades. The more organized Art exhibitions by David Hockney, Lucian […]

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 […]