7 July 2011

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Glamour of the Gods Hollywood Portraits National Portrait Gallery

Put together from the archive of the John Kobal Foundation, this exhibition features over 70 photographs of many of Hollywood’s best known actors and actresses. It spans over four decades, 20´s to 50´s, ranging from film icons such as Charlie Chaplin to the London born actress Joan Collins. As the title states, there certainly is […]

7 July 2011

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Marina Abramovic and Willem Dafoe Die On Stage

Not literally, this time around! The Life and Death of Marina Abramović is a once in a generation cultural event, starring Marina Abramović and Hollywood actor Willem Dafoe, which previews on Friday and gets its much anticipated opening on Saturday night. This is an international cast of actors and performance artists joining together for the […]

6 July 2011

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Damien Hirst Exhibition Opens In Leeds

New Show Reconstructs Pharmacy Restaurant in Noting Hill Gate A major free public exhibition of the work of Damien Hirst is set to open on 15 July in in the artists hometown Leeds.The event traces the development of the artist, whose career started at the Leeds College of Art and Design and took off in […]

6 July 2011

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Picasso Stolen From San Francisco Gallery

Drawing Worth £100,000 taken in broad daylight from gallery Here is the first photo of the valuable drawing, by 20th century master, Pablo Picasso which was stolen this morning from a gallery in San Francisco.  A man in dark glasses  was seen walking into a gallery near Union Square at 11:40. He wandered suspiciously around […]

5 July 2011

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Cy Twombly American Painter Dies In Rome

Important New York Midcentury Painter Dies At 83 Cy Twombly the iconic American painter has died in a hospital in Rome,age 83, His death was announced by the director of the Lambert collection in the south of France.Twombly was living in Italy and suffered for several years from comlications due to advanced cancer. He was […]

4 July 2011

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Cecil Balmond Wins Scottish Sculpture Competition

Star Of The North Landmark For Gretna – Jencks and Goldsworthy create new landscape Works Cecil Balmond’s ‘Star of Caledonia’ has been chosen as the design for the landmark sculpture at the England/Scotland Border Crossing project at Gretna. The public work depicts a giant green star. Andrew Dixon, Creative Scotland’s  chief executive  said the design […]

4 July 2011

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Royal College of Art Degree Show 2011

Applied Art, Architecture, Communications, Design, Fashion, Textiles and Humanities come together at Kensington in a remarkable gathering of design talent. The RCA degree exhibition has traditionally represented the elite of student art and design for generations. From architecture through car design, eccentric to pragmatic; it covers it all to the highest standard. Not one inch […]

4 July 2011

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Michael Portillo To Chair New £55m Arts Scheme

A brand new Government scheme has earmarked £55 million to help arts and heritage organisations secure their future financial stability by building endowment funds. This was announced today by Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. An independent advisory panel chaired by Michael Portillo will review bids from organisations for grants up to £5 million from the Endowment […]

4 July 2011

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Dull Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled In London

Why Public statues still look this way in the 21st Century A dated looking, ten foot bronze statue by American Artist, Chas Fagan depicting the former US president Ronald Reagan costing £800,000 was unveiled today to mark the centenary of his birth. Westminster City Council granted planning permission for the conservative President’s likeness to be […]

3 July 2011

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The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic In Manchester

Marina Abramovic  is one of the most significant cultural figures of our time. The Manchester International Festival and Teatro Real Madrid have created a play about her life. The world premiere of this startling new piece for the stage takes place 9 July in Manchester as part of the festival. The Life and Death of […]

3 July 2011

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Warhol Farrah Fawcett Portrait Missing

An Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett valued at up to $10 million has gone missing from her estate. Private investigators have been called in to try and track down the work which was bequeathed to the University of Texas where the actress attended art college in the late 1960’s. Her on/off partner Ryan O’Neal […]

2 July 2011

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Masterpiece – London Gets its Own Maastricht Quality Fair

London now has its own equivalent to the Maastricht fine art and antiques fair. Launched last year, Masterpiece covers all periods of art and objects. The quality of this fair is superb and unprecedented. Taking a stroll through the fair reminds one of the experience of walking through a 19th century shopping arcade. Masterpiece immediately […]

2 July 2011

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Warhol In Drag New Exhibition Opens In Salford

Cindy Sherman and Robert Mapplethorpe were also exploring themes along these lines in the 1980’s In 1981 Pop Artist Andy Warhol in collaboration with his friend Christopher Makos worked on a series of photographs with a transgender theme. The Artist’s conceptual basis for the series of 350 stills was to explore the way you are […]

1 July 2011

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Kate Moss Ties The Knot With Jamie Hince In Style

Set and Costumes by Tracey Emin and John Galliano hair by James Brown Supermodel Kate Moss has opted for a Glastonbury style wedding complete with six marquees and an eight foot parameter fence. The small Gloucestershire village was in lock down mode as Kate went to the alter for the big day with her fiancee […]

1 July 2011

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Terence Conran Donates £17.5m For New Design Museum

Design Museum gets boost from Conran for Commonwealth Institute Move A significant donation of £17.5m from Sir Terence Conran has been promised to the Design Museum. This will be a large boost to the museums program to move from its current location in Shad Thames to the iconic Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. Last December the […]

30 June 2011

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Black Christ Artist Ronald Harrison Dies

Ronald Harrison, the South African artist who gained an international reputation for his controversial painting “Black Christ”, has died in Cape Town.The much discussed work, created in 1961, depicts the former ANC president Chief Albert Luthuli flanked by two Roman soldiers who bear the faces of apartheid’s architect, former prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd, and his […]

30 June 2011

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Fernand Leger Painting Stolen From Carlyle Hotel

An important ink on linen by the French Artist Fernand Leger was stolen yesterday from New York’s posh, Upper East Side Carlyle Hotel. The work valued at $350,000 was painted in 1917 and titled “Composition aux element mecaniques.” Leger, an early modernist painter is important in the Cubist movement and is considered a 20th century […]

29 June 2011

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Goldsmiths Undergraduate Degree Show Review

Exhibition takes to the walls, floors and ceilings at Goldsmiths As expected from a new generation of young, gifted artists trying to edge their way into an already tightly-knit, closed shop art world, this was a show full of hits and misses. Spread over three buildings (Richard Hoggart, Ben Pimlott and Studio B) and a […]

28 June 2011

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Beatriz Milhazes Chosen for Solo exhibition Whitechapel Gallery at Windsor

The Whitechapel Gallery has announced the first exhibition of its curatorial partnership with the Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida. Artworks by internationally renowned Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes will go on display from 3 December 2011 until 28 February 2012, the first of three annual exhibitions curated by the Whitechapel Gallery to coincide with Art Basel […]

28 June 2011

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Mona Lisa Theft Louvre To Mark Centenary

The theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa has its centenary this year. The painting was stolen on August 21, 1911. It was one of the most famous paintings in the world at the time of the theft. The disappearance enhanced its mystery making it the most talked about work of art in the world. […]

27 June 2011

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Nazi Restitution East West Coast Moral Divide

Boston Museum Of Fine Art Sets Example For Norton Simon Museum The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has agreed to compensate a family for a stolen painting that has been in its collection for 70 years. The Dutch 17th century painting, by Eglon van der Neer is a work that has been in its collection […]

27 June 2011

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Your Painting Puts 200,000 UK Masterpieces Online

Painting in galleries & public buildings in the UK are about to reach the masses with the launch of one of the largest online collections of paintings in the world. This treasure trove of tens of thousands of individual images, including works by some of the world’s leading artists, names include Picasso, Bacon, Warhol and […]

26 June 2011

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Gardner Museum Heist Breakthrough Hope

One of the highest profile art thefts in the history of crime could be on the verge of a breakthrough, or so says the Boston Globe in an article today. The case refers to the theft of 13 pieces of artwork stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston over twenty years ago. The […]

24 June 2011

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Lisson Gallery To Launch In Milan

Highly respected London gallery to open branch in Italy The Lisson Gallery has announce the launch of Lisson Gallery Milan, its first international space in its 44 year history.The gallery will launch in September 2011 with a group show curated by Lisson artist Ryan Gander.Lisson Gallery Milan will be headed by Director Annette Hofmann. Annette […]

23 June 2011

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Van Gogh Self Portrait Sparks Controversy

Newly Discovered Portrait Of Theo Could Be Just Another Self-Portrait  – ArtLyst Exclusive We reported yesterday that an art researcher had discovered a rare portrait of Theo Van Gogh, in the storeroom of the Van Gogh museum, in Amsterdam. The story shot around the world on the internet, creating a sensation, rarely seen in the […]

23 June 2011

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Frieze Projects Appoints Curator Sarah McCrory 2011

Program Details Announced Today Frieze Projects is well respected for its newly commissioned artworks by international artists. It offers them an opportunity to work in an unique context, the artists commissioned by Frieze Projects use the Frieze Art Fair as a site to realise ambitious ideas, in an exceptional environment. Frieze Projects is also a […]

22 June 2011

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Ai Weiwei Freed At Last

The renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail today, after state media said he admitted to tax evasion. These are accusations his family have consistantly denied. Weiwei stated that he was in good health and thanked reporters and the art community at large for their support. The statement was made last night in […]

22 June 2011

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Rare Theo Van Gogh Portrait Discovered

Vincent Van Gogh’s brother Theo was his patron, confidant and companion. In his many letters to him, Van Gogh reveals himself as artist and man. Even more than if he had purposely intended to tell his life story, Van Gogh’s letters lay bare his deepest feelings, as well as his everyday concerns and his views […]

22 June 2011

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Freda Koblick Abstract Sculptor Dies At 90

Koblick was the first to pioneer cast acrylic sculpture Freda Koblick the pioneering Abstract sculptor who was one of the first to experiment with acrylic resin has died age 90. The San Francisco artist studied English and engineering at San Francisco State College in the late 1930s. It was upon finishing that she became interested […]

22 June 2011

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Art In The Streets Cancelled By Brooklyn Museum

The Art in the Streets exhibition which includes work by Banksy and Shepard Fairey currently held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles which planned to move to the Brooklyn Museum on 30 March through 8 July 2012 has been cancelled from it’s east coast run due to a financial shortfall. The exhibition […]

21 June 2011

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2012 Olympic Poster Artists Unveiled

Twelve Artists have been selected by the organizers of the 2012 Olympics to design the official posters. The list reads like a who’s who of A- Lister names from the London art scene. Tracey Emin, Bridget Riley ,Michael Craig -Martin and Bob and Roberta Smith plus Turner Prize winners Howard Hodgkin, Martin Creed, Chris Ofili […]

21 June 2011

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Lord Attenborough Donates Picasso to Leicester Museum

Lord and Lady Attenborough, have loaned 140 Picasso ceramics to the city of Leicester to be displayed at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. Attenborough has been instrumental in raising the funds for this building and his continuing support has allowed the museum to develop and widen the programmes. When Richard and his wife […]