18 October 2011

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Frieze Art Fair All’s Well That Ends Well

ArtLyst assesses last week’s Frieze madness So Frieze week has come and gone, and the artworld is reeling from exhaustion. The ninth edition of Frieze Art Fair hosted 173 of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries, representing 33 countries, and presenting work by over 1000 artists – and that’s not to mention the dozen satellite […]

17 October 2011

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Gateshead Installs Turner Prize 2011

A look at the Artists, the Location and the Logistics The Tate and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art will open its doors to the press and public later this week for the Turner Prize 2011. The four artists who have been shortlisted this year are busy installing their work and the press pack preparing themselves […]

17 October 2011

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Red Light Campaign Uses the Power of Art To Stop Human Trafficking

The Power Of Art deployed in new charity initiative Red Light Campaign is a new charity, created by UCL and LSE students, which uses photographic art to discuss and raise awareness of Human Trafficking. Their photographs have been securing ever more high profile exhibitions – from humble origins in the UCL print room, through to […]

17 October 2011

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Van Gogh Did Not Commit Suicide

New Book reveals that Vincent van Gogh was accidentally killed by a friend Authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith have spent the last ten years to prove that Van Gogh was shot accidentally by two teenage boys that he knew and drank with. One dressed as a cowboy possessed  “a malfunctioning gun”.The painter died […]

16 October 2011

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Rob Ryan Reaches For Sky With New Book

Cult artist publishes new book called ‘A Sky Full Of Kindness’ Rob Ryan – the cult artist who has collaborated with Paul Smith, and been featured in Vogue – has released his latest work in book form. ‘A Sky Full Of Kindness’ is a dark fairy tale written and illustrated by Ryan: it tells the story […]

16 October 2011

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Tacita Dean FILM Nearly Destroyed By Technician Blunder

Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall is currently playing host to Turner Prize nominee Tacita Dean’s latest work ‘FILM’. However, reports have suggested that due to the nature and aim of her project, Dean’s work nearly failed to make the wall of the hallowed hall. Her work is an homage to the use of analogue film, utilising […]

15 October 2011

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Alexander McQueen And Isabella Blow Camp It Up At The NPG

David LaChapelle Photo Purchased by National Portrait Gallery Goes On Display A photograph of the late great fashion designer Alexander McQueen and his muse the magazine editor Isabella Blow has been bought by the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London. Burning Down the House by Avant Garde photographer David LaChapelle was originally published in the […]

14 October 2011

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Frieze Art Fair Fridge Over Troubled Water

Frieze Retains Artistic Vitality Amid Euro Crisis Yesterday, we wrote that Frieze Art Fair, taking place in the midst of a renewed euro crisis, was the litmus test for the art market future – the canary down the economic tunnel. As the first fair of the autumn season, all eyes are on Sharp and Slotover […]

14 October 2011

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Britain’s Most Important Post-War Painters New Exhibition

The Mystery of Appearance British Painting 1955-1985  07 December – 18 February 2012 London’s Haunch of Venison gallery is to mount an exhibition of ten of Britain’s most important post-war painters, revealing the story behind their art. The Mystery of Appearance is a fresh appraisal of ten artists – Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, […]

14 October 2011

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MARINA ABRAMOVIC TO DIRECT POP ICON DEBORAH HARRY AT MOCA

Dream Team to perform at MOCA Gala In November The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is organising a collaboration between pop singer-songwriter, actress, fashion muse, front woman for Blondie, and icon of popular culture Deborah Harry and artist Marina Abramović. Harry introduced the world to a new fusion of music, art, and fashion. […]

13 October 2011

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ArtReview Power List 100 2011 Revealed

ArtReview Power 100 vs The ArtLyst Alternative It’s that time of year again, and the word is out from ArtReview on its annual Power 100 list, released to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair in London. Given that, last week, ArtLyst published its very own alternative list that that we feel captures the zeitgeist of […]

12 October 2011

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Frieze Art Fair Opens With Bang But No Fizz

Price Freeze As Confidence Steadies In Contemporary Art Market As the Frieze Art Fair 2011 throws open its doors to VIPs today, the artworld holds its breath: in such turbulent economic times, will the art market remain buoyant? Or, with the current euro crisis, will we have a repeat of 2008, when the collapse of […]

11 October 2011

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Spotlight On Frieze Week 2011

Anticipation Builds for London’s World-Class Contemporary Art Fair   This week all of London will turn itself over to the visual arts for what has become known as Frieze week. Established in 2003, Frieze Art Fair has today become the most important art event in the UK, and taken on international significance, with a colossal […]

11 October 2011

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Amy Winehouse Gerald Laing’s Pop Art Tribute

New exhibition explores Winehouse through the eyes of the media Gerald Laing’s current exhibition of paintings and drawings executed in 2008 document the public image of the late singer Amy Winehouse. Drawn to her celebrity by seeing the media depiction of the troubled singer, Laing says: “My work is concerned with the myth, and portrays […]

10 October 2011

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Stolen Picasso Matisse and Modigliani destroyed In Cover Up

Thieves cut up and crush 100 million worth of modern art Five paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Leger ,Braque and Modigliani stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, were allegedly destroyed by the thieves in order to cover up the crime. The paintings estimated to be worth around 100m euros (£86m; $123m) with titles, […]

9 October 2011

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Picasso Exhibition Explores Influence On British Modernism

PICASSO AND MODERN BRITISH ART At Tate Britain from February 2012 A new exhibition titled, “Picasso and Britain” will be the first exhibition to explore Picasso’s lifelong connections with this country. This major show will exhibit more than 150 works from major public and private collections around the world, including 60 by Picasso. It will […]

9 October 2011

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Mikey Welsh American Painter Dies At 40

Former Weezer Bassist and Outsider Artist died unexpectedly on October 8 The American painter  Mikey Welsh known for his colourful Jean-Michel Basquiat style canvases has died in Chicago ,age 40. Michael Edward “Mikey” Welsh was born April 20, 1971 in Syracuse New York and  was  best known as the former bassist of Indi band Weezer. […]

8 October 2011

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Top 10 Frieze Events Revealed

With the Frieze Art Fair 2011 kicking off in just a few days, it’s time to get excited – very excited. In light of this, ArtLyst reveals this year’s top 10 Frieze events: TVF LuckyPDF, a Peckham art collective, is planning to bring in more than fifty artists during the course of Frieze week, with […]

8 October 2011

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Gabriel Byrne Believes Art Can Save Ireland

Irish actor Gabriel Byrne has been speaking at the Irish Global Economic Forum about the importance of utilising Ireland’s cultural and artistic assets as part of the ongoing efforts to revive the Irish economy. The event, established following Ireland’s bailout, allows high-profile Irish diaspora from diverse fields as well as leading political figures to put […]

7 October 2011

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David Bailey New London Exhibition

Scream Gallery – a solo exhibition featuring new work by iconic British artist/ photographer  David Bailey During a prolific career he has created countless images that are embedded in our cultural psyche.  ‘Hitler Killed the Duck’  features unseen mixed media images.  The new works are shown in public for the first time, and are an […]

7 October 2011

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The Art PowerLyst 2011: ArtLyst’s Alternative 100

Every October, the art community eagerly anticipates the release of ArtReview’s Power 100, the list that promises to provide ‘a comprehensive listing of the artworld’s most powerful figures’. But, something is amiss: with misguided criteria such as ‘sheer financial clout’, ArtReview’s Power 100 is dominated by commercial gallery owners, big-buck artists, and corrupt auctioneers. ArtLyst […]

6 October 2011

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Warhol The Factory And The Downtown Scene 1965

New London Exhibition By Photographer David McCabe documents a year at The Factory The Factory: Warhol and His Circle by David McCabe; at the Proud gallery in Chelsea is a photographic memoir shot over a year documenting the New York subculture of the 1960’s. This exhibition features historically important portraits of Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick […]

6 October 2011

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HENRIETTA SIMSON Wins £25,000 Threadneedle Prize 2011

Seven of the artworks were shortlisted for this year’s £25,000 Threadneedle Prize.  The winner chosen by the selectors was announced by Clemency Burton-Hill at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 5 October.  The runner-ups each received £1,000. The exhibition will be on display at the Mall Galleries until 8 October 2011. A further £10,000 Visitors’ Choice […]

5 October 2011

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Chipperfield Hepworth Gallery Wins Top Design Award

Part fortress – Part monastery clean lines secure best architecture prize at this year’s British Design Awards The £35m Hepworth gallery designed by David Chipperfield Architects, the firm also behind the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate has won the top public voted award for best new building in Britain. Other projects from a shortlist included […]

4 October 2011

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Mr Brainwash Exit Through The Pissoir

Thierry Guetta Exhibition vandalises London’s West End The first British solo exhibition by the infamous Mr Brainwash opens this week at London’s Opera Gallery in New Bond Street. Brainwash also known as Thierry Guetta is inflicting 30 of his latest ‘works’ on the British public. If you have somehow not absorbed who Mr Brainwash is, […]

4 October 2011

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Around The London Galleries With Paul Carey-Kent

OCTOBER’S MULTITUDE No doubt about it: October is an almost embarrassingly rich month with Frieze itself plus other fairs, and the accompanying shows put on by major public institutions and the galleries in Frieze – such as Aaron Young at Carlson; Nathalie Djurberg at Camden; Mike Kelley at Gagosian; Anne Truitt at Stephen Friedman; Pipilotti […]

3 October 2011

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Tracey Emin Who Do You Think You Are?

Artist tracing her family tree on BBC series discovers Gypsy roots Artist Tracey Emin is appearing on BBC1’s Who Do You Think You Are? a series that explores the ancestral background of celebrities.  She was delighted to discover that some of her ancestors were gypsies. Related to the Hodgkins clan in Warwickshire and London’s East […]

3 October 2011

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Zaha Hadid Wins Stirling Prize Again

Cutting Edge Architect scoops second consecutive award For the second year running Zaha Hadid Architects have won the RIBA Stirling Prize; last year winning for her design for the  MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome. The presentation took place on Saturday 1 October at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham.  The building a […]

2 October 2011

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Will Kodak follow Polaroid into Bankruptcy

Exactly 10 years after Polaroid went under Kodak is in trouble What’s with these mega American brands! Is impossible for the great analogue film companies to make it in the digital age? Shares in Rochester, New York-based Eastman Kodak lost more than half their value on Friday and if they cant sort out this current […]

1 October 2011

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Of Shoes and Sculpture

New Exhibition 1 May – 9 JULY  2012 – Design Museum London The Design Museum is mounting a retrospective exhibition exploring the creations of shoe designer Christian Louboutin.Louboutin’s exquisite shoes, with their trademark glossy red soles, are a unique fusion of craftsmanship, engineering and sculpture. Since the launch of his label in 1991, the French […]

1 October 2011

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Sunday Fair 2011 Galvanizes Frieze Week

The Sunday Fair is Returning during Frieze Week after its successful debut in 2010. It will be held for the second time in London this October. Taking place at the Ambika P3 space on Marylebone Road from 13th to 16th October, SUNDAY is a gallery-led art fair showing a selection of 20 young international galleries, […]

1 October 2011

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Artist As Jeweler Picasso to Koons

New Exhibition explores the blur zone between fine art and Jewelry making A new exhibition exploring the relationship between key artists and jewelry is currently being mounted at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Jeff Koons and Anish Kapoor are some of […]