5 December 2011

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Turner Prize 2011 In Photos

ArtLyst at the Baltic with first hand photos of the Turner Prize party With long queues and cold damp breezes greeting the guests at tonight’s Turner Prize, everyone was elated to finally get inside the Baltic. The award was won by Martin Boyce whose installations are a highly theatrical montage of Modernist reference: this scholarly […]

5 December 2011

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Martin Boyce Scoops Influential Turner prize

Winner of Turner Prize 2011 announced by Mario Testino at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Martin Boyce has just been announced as the winner of the £25,000 Turner Prize 2011. With long queues and cold damp breezes greeting the guests at tonight’s Turner Prize, everyone was elated to finally get inside. This year, for […]

4 December 2011

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UK Bookmakers Predict Turner Prize Winner

Martin Boyce is the current Frontrunner with 11/10 odds George Shaw 13/8 Karla Black 6/1 Hilary Lloyd 6/1 The odds are in, the bets placed and now we’re off to the starting gates, as the UK prepares for the envelope opening of one of the art-worlds most coveted awards, the annual Turner prize. This year […]

3 December 2011

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Saatchi Lashes Out At New Breed Of Collector

Contemporary art has become the sport of Eurotrashy, Hedge-fundy, Hamptonites  Adman, Art dealer/Collector Charles Saatchi has written a tirade of negative opinion in the Guardian today, slamming a new generation of art collector as “trendy Oligarchs and Oilgarchs.” Saatchi is implying that the super-rich buy art  to impress their friends and increase their status. He […]

2 December 2011

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Design Museum Adds Sony Walkman And Kindle To Collection

Space Invaders and The Face Magazine also elevated to top design greats The Design Museum in London has added 13 classics to its collection. They include a Sony Walkman, a Kalashnikov AK-47 rifle and an example of the motorway signage system, whose standardised typeface, designed by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert in 1960, has not […]

2 December 2011

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Yoko Ono Amazed By Queen In Liverpool

Queen Elizabeth travelled to the Museum of Liverpool yesterday, where she officially opened the museum and met Yoko Ono Yoko Ono was particularly impressed by the Queen’s outfit – a burgundy wool coat and dress by Karl Ludvig with a matching hat by Angela Kelly: ‘I was so amazed. That particular colour – it made […]

2 December 2011

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Banksy Caught On Camera

  New Banksy artwork discovered in West London, with act of creation captured on film Staff at ForeignStudents.com believe that that they have discovered a new work by Banksy, the world’s most celebrated street artist. The piece has been stencilled onto the side of a disused building, and depicts a woman falling through the air, […]

2 December 2011

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Alice Browne Tests Our Limits

Limoncello Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Alice Browne, Certain Obstacles, comprising nine small paintings on canvas ‘Alice Browne’s paintings look to be made without much fuss’, reads the show’s introductory text. It doesn’t take long – a glance will suffice – to see what is meant. The work is painted in an intentional ‘slapdash’ […]

1 December 2011

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The London Galleries In December With Paul Carey-Kent

HOW LONG IS YOUR PROJECT? London is painting central at the moment (Leonardo, Degas, Richter, Sasnal, Condo, Saatchi’s Germans, Dulwich’s Canadians…) but that’s not my theme… Rembrandt’s self-portraits in stimulating interaction with Bacon’s (at Ordovas to 16 Dec) could be seen as a lifelong project. After seven years, Charles Avery is halfway through creating his own […]

1 December 2011

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Banksy Strikes Twice In Glasgow

Banksy strikes Glasgow curry house an unprecedented second time – could this provide a clue to his true identity? Last year, Glasgow’s Nakodar Grill insured a Banksy rat sprayed on their restaurant for an incredible £20,000. Now, the curry house believes it has once again become the site for a new artwork by the world’s […]

1 December 2011

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White Cube Stages Largest Anselm Kiefer Exhibition

White Cube Bermondsey is mounting a new exhibition of work by the internationally renowned artist Anselm Kiefer. Staged across 11,000 sq ft of gallery space, ‘Il Mistero delle Cattedrali’ is the largest presentation of Kiefer’s work ever made in London. The title of the exhibition is taken from the esoteric publication by Fulcanelli (published in […]

30 November 2011

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London Museums Protest Against Pension Cuts

Museums take to the streets in today’s public sector worker’s protest Museums in London, Liverpool, Newcastle, Preston and Inverclyde took limited strike action today, in support of the general public workers strike, which closed schools across the nation. Museum workers up and down the country went on strike over government plans to increase public sector […]

30 November 2011

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Art Fund Supports £350k Drive To Save Ship In Bottle

4th Plinth Yinka Shonibare sculpture should go to National Maritime Museum The giant ship in a bottle by Yinka Shonibare, MBE which has delighted the crowds in Trafalgar Square for over a year, is slated to be removed from public view in January 2012. The question is, Where will it go? The National Maritime Museum […]

30 November 2011

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Art Basel Miami The Parties The Hangovers

Here is a list of the best parties throughout the weekend. During the first week of December, for the last 10 years, the contemporary art world descends upon Miami for what can only be described as a 24/7 feeding and drinking frenzy. Art Basel Miami is a four-day event at the Miami Beach Convention Center, […]

30 November 2011

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Jeremy Hunt Levies Art Instead Of Tax

Jeremy Hunt’s ‘Acceptance in Lieu’ increase – a scheme accepting art in place of cash taxes – bodes well for the cultural fabric of Britain The government today announced a scheme that promises enhance the cultural wealth of Britain and its galleries and museums. Jeremy Hunt – the Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Secretary – […]

30 November 2011

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Banker Brings Picasso To British Museum

British Museum acquires UK’s first complete Picasso set with aid of banker donation The British Museum has secured an exciting new acquisition this week thanks to the generosity of one wealthy businessman. This new acquisition, known as the Vollard Suite, is a collection of 100 Picasso etchings from between 1930 and 1937. And as a […]

30 November 2011

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Art Basel Miami VIP Day Spending Spree

10th edition art fair rocks with $2.5 billion of art offered It is the final day of November 2011 and this could only mean the preview day of Art Basel Miami and its VIP extravaganza. The Americans do this well and believe me with over $2.5 billion worth of art, ranging from Warhol and Koons […]

28 November 2011

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Pop Art Film Maker Ken Russell Dies At 84

The Oscar-nominated Film director Ken Russell, has died at the age of 84.The death was announced by his son, Alex Verney-Elliott, who said he died Sunday following a series of strokes. His career, included the controversial film Women In Love, which featured Oliver Reed and Alan Bates wrestling nude.He also directed the infamous religious drama […]

27 November 2011

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RCA Secret Postcards Worth £130,000 Unveiled

Emin, Kapoor and Ono most sought after prize in RCA treasure hunt Art enthusiasts  who cued, purchased and then waited for the identity unveiling of over 3000 original postcards, discovered whether they had snagged a valuable A- lister-masterpiece by the likes of  Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin or Anish Kapoor on Saturday. This was all revealed […]

26 November 2011

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Original Frank Lloyd Wright House For Sale

Complete Mid-Century House And Contents Go Under The Hammer A campaign has been launched to save a handicapped-accessible Frank Lloyd Wright home in Rockford, Illinois and convert it into a museum. The newly-formed preservation society is calling on the community to help buy the home and keep the original contents together as a collection. It’s […]

26 November 2011

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Banksy Not Nominated For Turnip Prize 2011

Prestigious Turnip Prize Artists Spotlighted as Banksy fails to make final Banksy the Oscar-nominated filmmaker and graffiti artist has missed out being shortlisted for this years Turnip prize. It would have been his fifth nomination. The work submitted in a gaudy gilt frame is one of his stick figures with text reading, ‘Is Crap art […]

25 November 2011

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Top Artists Tackle Torture

Leading artists, including Antony Gormley, the Chapman brothers, Paula Rego, Cornelia Parker, and Gavin Turk, band together to raise funds for the survivors of torture Freedom from Torture: The Art Auction will see leading visual artists unite to raise funds to support the survivors of torture. Antony Gormley, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Paula Rego, Cornelia Parker, […]

25 November 2011

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Vintage Fashion Against Human Trafficking

Red Light Campaign announces ethical designer and vintage fashion show to highlight human trafficking’s impact on the fashion industry Red Light Campaign, an awareness-raising campaign against human trafficking, has announced TRAFFICK-STOPPING VINTAGE – an ethical designer and vintage fashion show to highlight the role of human trafficking in the fashion industry.  The main catwalk will […]

23 November 2011

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ICA Re-enacts Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin Steps Sequence

And that’s only Part of INTERCOURSE, a fund-raising event which includes Tracey Emin, Mark Wallinger and Anj Smith. On Saturday 26 November 2011, the ICA in the Mall is re-staging the famous steps sequence from Sergei Eisenstein’s seminal 1925 film, Battleship Potemkin. The Tsar’s rifles, the people, the panic and the pram will all be […]

23 November 2011

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Gerald Laing British Pop Artist Dies

Pop Painter of Bardot and Winehouse dead at 75 The Pop Artist Gerald Laing whose most recent exhibition included paintings featuring the late singer Amy Winehouse has died age 75. Laing was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and had been living on the Black Isle, near Inverness for many years. He was a close friend of the […]

23 November 2011

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Lynda Benglis First UK Solo Show For London

The first UK solo exhibition of cult American artist, Lynda Benglis (b. 1941, Lake Charles, Louisiana) has been announced and scheduled to take place at the Thomas Dane Gallery in London, this February. Benglis broke through the 1960’s New York art scene with works of poured latex and foam in brash colours, and quickly established […]

23 November 2011

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Ashmolean Museum Unearths Egyptian Treasures

Oxford Ashmolean Museum reveals major new ancient Egyptian and Nubian gallery Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum today lifted the lid on the second phase of its redevelopment. The 5 million pound revamp, supported by Lord Sainsbury’s Linbury Trust, displays the large and world-renowned Egypt and Nubia collections of the Ashmolean spanning 5000 years of human occupation of […]

23 November 2011

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Turner Prize And Olivier Award Winner Team Up For Super Ballet

Mark Wallinger and Wayne McGregor UNDANCE Sadler’s Wells The world premiere of Olivier Award choreographer Wayne McGregor and the Turner Prize winning artist Mark Wallinger’s new ballet, UNDANCE opens at Sadler’s Wells 1-3 December. McGregor was described by the NY Times as “one of the most celebrated and sought-after choreographers of his generation”. The Ballet […]

23 November 2011

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries Sneak Peek Into Art Future

New Contemporaries is back at the ICA, affording visitors with a sneak preview into the art gallery of the future ‘It’s not even art! … ‘There’s nothing to understand! … It’s a hoax!’, reads a flyer for the Young Contemporaries exhibition of 1968. And, yesterday, more than half a century later, the annual showcase for […]

23 November 2011

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Max Mara Art Prize for Women Winner Announced

Laure Prouvost secures the 10k Prize and residency in Italy Laure Prouvost has won the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, organised in conjunction with the Whitechapel Gallery and the fashion brand Max Mara. The French artist who lives in London was chosen for the fourth iternation of this prestigious award, by a juding panel […]

22 November 2011

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Sir Anthony Caro Designs Gold 2012 Olympic Coin

Artist Tom Phillips RA Designs The Silver The British Sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro RA has designed the official Olympic gold commemorative coin, which was released today to the press,by the Royal Mint at London’s Royal Academy of Art. The UK’s first 1 Kilo coin was made in an edition of 60 and is valued at […]

22 November 2011

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Pepper Spray Meme Artist Influenced By Banksy

Scottish/American Artist Becomes a Viral Hit The unacceptable images of the University of California Davis campus police officer  caught on film pepper spraying passive seated protesters has gone viral around the world but another artistic version has become a runaway hit on the web in the form of  a meme using the image of Lt. […]