12 September 2011

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Will Art Review Ban Online Nudity

Latest development regarding user content and this established art publication Last Tuesday many but not all subscribers to artreview.com received an “Important message regarding user content”.  Art Review, we were advised, had recently received several complaints about content on artreview.com from their website platform provider .The complaints concerned nudity and were accompanied by a threat […]

12 September 2011

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Bob Dylan Goes Solo At Gagosian Gallery

First one man show at top New York gallery surprises music fans The musician and poet Bob Dylan is clearly recognized as one of the most influential cultural figures of the 20th century. He has released over 45 albums and written over 500 songs including “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “All Along the Watchtower,” “Knockin’ on […]

11 September 2011

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Dasha Zhukova Launches Garage Magazine

Cover features controversial Damien Hirst butterfly Tattoo but is it any good? The long awaited launch of Garage magazine will take place sometime next week. This is perhaps the most talked about art publication in the last decade. The monthly magazine, which covers art and fashion is edited by none other than Dasha Zhukova, who […]

10 September 2011

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Damien Hirst Unveils New Sculpture At Chatsworth House

Sotheby’s ‘BEYOND LIMITS’ Features New Works by Marc Quinn Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama The art auction house Sotheby’s is about to unveil its most ambitious exhibition for Chatsworth house to date. Beyond Limits is its annual selling exhibition of monumental sculpture, to be staged within the historic grounds of the ancestral home of the […]

10 September 2011

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New Rolling Stones Photo Exhibition Opens in Chelsea

The Decca Years: 1962 – 1971   Running: 15th September – 23rd October 2011    The Proud gallery in Chelsea will be hosting an exhibition of portraits of the Rolling Stones shot between 1962 and 1971. They were taken when the band was signed to Decca Records. The exhibit inclludes the work of some of the greatest […]

9 September 2011

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David Hockney A Landscape For All Seasons

Hockney exhibition at Royal Academy explores “A Bigger Picture” A major new show of work by Artist David Hockney, exploring his remarkable body of cross medium work is to be mounted In January 2012 at the Royal Academy of Arts. This will be the first major exhibition in the UK to showcase his landscape work. […]

9 September 2011

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Tate Modern Adapts Oil Tanks Into Gallery Space

Launch will coincide with  2012 Cultural Olympiad. Tate Modern has announced Phase 1 of the development of new galleries which will include the opening of the former power station’s spectacular Oil Tanks. These are  enormous circular spaces covering over thirty metres across and seven metres high. Chris Dercon, Director, Tate Modern said: “The Oil Tanks […]

8 September 2011

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Henry Moore Sculpture Reinstated For Olympics

Greenwich locals delighted by return of 20th century masterpiece An iconic figural sculpture by the late British artist Henry Moore has been restored and reinstated in Greenwich Park, this week. The sculpture which stands at over five metres tall, was transported down to Greenwich Park from the Henry Moore foundation in Perry Green on Tuesday. […]

7 September 2011

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Frank Stella Show Kick Starts London Art Season

Haunch of Venison Launchs important new Stella Show Frank Stella (born 1936) is unarguably one of the most important and influential American artists of the last fiftyyears. His work transcends boundaries between painting, sculpture, and architecture and in the course of afive-decade career the artist has continually reinvented himself, always seeking new challenges. Frank Stella:Connections […]

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 […]