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 […]

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 […]

30 September 2011

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Gagosian Paintings Allegedly Plagiarised

Bob Dylan – New Accusations Of Visual Plagiarism After photo sources revealed The musician and poet Bob Dylan is clearly recognized as one of the most influential cultural figures of the 20th century. He has sold over 110 million records around the world. His songs have been covered by more than 3,000 artists from Duke […]

29 September 2011

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Frieze Week Satellite Fairs Announced

ArtLyst round-up of the best alternative fairs and events for Frieze Week Last year was a boom year for Frieze satellite fairs, seeing the opening of two major new contemporary art fairs – Sunday and Moniker International Art Fair – to fill the void left  by the demise of Zoo (the contemporary satellite fair, founded […]

29 September 2011

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TRISHA BROWN Wins Gish Prize 2011

It is my desire… to give the recipients of the prize the recognition they deserve, to bring attention to their contributions to society

28 September 2011

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Polish Art Hoard Discovered In Garden Shed

A hoard of 14th – 20th century paintings, drawings, etchings and antiques valued at over 1 million euros has been discovered in a garden shed in Poland. The owner a 92 year old bricklayer is unable to give the police further information as he has been suffering from a severe stroke. One of the works […]

28 September 2011

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VIP Art Fair 2012 A Virtual Feeding Frenzy

Online art fair exhibitors unveiled for next February’s event Last January VIP (view in private), the first online art fair featuring top international dealers, artists and prime location galleries, launched in New York with a gala (physical) opening. The fair was the first of its kind and an overall success with sales results reported in […]

27 September 2011

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Gerhard Richter At 80 London Retrospective

Tate Modern plays host to ‘Panorama’ mapping 50 years of work On 6 October Tate Modern will open its doors on to a major retrospective exhibition of the work of Gerhard Richter – one of the most important painters of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Coinciding with Richter’s 80th birthday and containing paintings from a […]

27 September 2011

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White Cube Launch Bermondsey Gallery In October

large new art space opening to coincide with Frieze Art Fair White Cube is to launch a brand new London exhibition space, in  Bermondsey in time for Frieze week. This will be their largest  gallery to date.The Bermondsey building, which will open for business on 12 October, has room for several galleries, an auditorium and […]

26 September 2011

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Baltic Gears Up For 2011 Turner Prize

The Turner prize, worth £25,000, with £5,000 going to each of the other three shortlisted artists is arguably the world’s most recognised and prestigious award for contemporary art, It presents the very best of current British art. The Prize, established in 1984, is awarded to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or […]

26 September 2011

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Paul McCarthy New London Exhibition for November

The King, The Island, The Dwarves, The Train  Hauser & Wirth London Hauser & Wirth is mounting an exhibition of major new works and some of the most significant sculptures and installations by Los Angeles- based artist Paul McCarthy, including the ambitious ‘Pig Island’. Spanning both the Savile Row and Piccadilly galleries, this exhibition showcases […]

26 September 2011

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The London Open Call For Artists

Calling all Artists Whitechapel Gallery announces open competition for 2012 The Whitechapel Gallery calls for all artists aged 26 or over living and working in London to enter The London Open, the Gallery’s triennial open submission exhibition. Providing a snapshot of art now, the exhibition aims to showcase the most dynamic and engaging work being […]

26 September 2011

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Warhol And Scott To Raise Millions In Irish Repo Case

14 major works of art to be auctioned in London and New York Two paintings by the Anglo/Irish artist William Scott and an Andy Warhol Dollar Sign canvas are going under the hammer to settle the debts of Irish property tycoon, Derek Quinlan. The works of art are estimated at $3m. A total of 14 […]

25 September 2011

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Made In The UK Exhibition Opens At RISD

Contemporary Art from the UK Richard Brown Baker Collection in Rhode Island A new exhibition of British art has opened at the RISD Museum, highlighting its extraordinary collection of contemporary British art in a major show this fall. Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection richly captures Britain’s contemporary art […]

25 September 2011

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New Warhol Exhibition Opens In Bexhill

‘Warhol is Here’, a new exhibition which is part of the Artists Rooms series sponsored by Tate Modern and The National Galleries Of Scotland is a legacy of the remarkable donation of hundreds of contemporary masterpieces by collector/dealer Anthony d’offay. The exhibition explores  the work of Andy Warhol in the context of his beliefs, lifestyle […]

24 September 2011

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Disputed Van Gogh In London

A painting by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh belonging to Actress Elizabeth Taylor will be the centerpiece in the Taylor Auction at Christie’s 7-8 February 2012. . The show, comprising of more than 100 pieces, continues on a world tour and stops in London this weekend. It will also travel to Los Angeles, Dubai, Geneva, […]

23 September 2011

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Art Of Offenders A Criminal Education

“Cry of a Caged Bird” Royal Festival Hall London  – review “Fascinating in theme, remarkable in artistic quality, and always moving, this is the UK’s annual showcase of visual arts, film, music and writing by prisoners and others in secure settings.” This outsider exibition is curated by a number of different volunteer Magistrates, whom under […]

22 September 2011

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Bob Whitaker Iconic Beatles Photographer Dies Aged 72

Robert Whitaker, the photographer who snapped many of the most iconic images from the early part of the Beatles’ career, has died. On his arrival in England in August 1964

22 September 2011

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Devon MP speaks out against Nowhere Island Olympic ‘folly’

An MP from Devon has spoken out against the colossal £500,000 spent on the Arctic island Olympic arts project, denouncing it as an “extraordinary folly”. While the Arts Council argue that this “remarkable visual sculpture” would open up a debate on global warming, Geoffrey Cox, Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon believes that such […]

22 September 2011

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Frieze Sculpture Park 2011 Exhibitors Announced

The Frieze Art Fair is the high point of the London Autumn art season. One of the most interesting elements is always the Frieze sculpture park with its numerous installations by established and emerging artists. The Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair is located in the beautiful surroundings of the English Garden. It is within […]

21 September 2011

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New John Baldessari Exhibition For Berlin

For over 4 decades John Baldessari has remained one of the leading international artists. His work crosses several mediums from painting, sculpture to video. His fascination with B-movies and nouvelle vague films is one of the constants running through Baldessari’s oeuvre; he has taken their gestures, drama, and glamorous passion into a large number of […]

21 September 2011

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ANDY WARHOL Liz New Exhibition Opens

Gagosian New York Exhibition Explores An Icon  “She was unquestionably gorgeous. I can think of no other word to describe a combination of plentitude, frugality, abundance, tightness. She was lavish. She was a dark unyielding largesse. She was, in short, too bloody much” –Richard Burton  Gagosian Gallery New York has opened an exhibition of portraits […]

21 September 2011

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Lucian Freud Portraits London Exhibition 2012

9 February – 27 May 2012  National Portrait Gallery, London Lucian Freud who died earlier this year was one of the most important and influential artists of his generation. Paintings of people were central to his work and this major exhibition, spanning over seventy years, is the first to focus on his portraiture. Produced in […]

20 September 2011

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NOWHEREISLAND The Birth Of A NATION

ARTIST ALEX HARTLEY LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING PUBLIC ART PROJECT FOR THE LONDON 2012 CULTURAL OLYMPIAD “This  moment marks seven years of work inspired by a simple  question:  “What if an Arctic island went south in search of its people?” The story of Nowhereisland has begun  to capture the imagination of people around the world.” Nowhereisland the […]

20 September 2011

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Ron Arad Scoops London Design Medal 2011

One of the worlds most prestigious awards in the area of design,the ‘London Design Medal’ 2011 was presented by Swarovski to Ron Arad at a dinner held in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral last night. The Tel Aviv born designer said, “Thank you London! I couldn’t imagine doing whatever I’m doing anywhere else in […]

20 September 2011

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Jenny Saville Evokes The Ghost Of Lucian Freud

British artist makes her return to Big Apple with major new exhibition (Flesh) is all things. Ugly, beautiful, repulsive, compelling, anxious, neurotic, dead, alive. – Jenny Saville Jenny Saville’s  exhibition of recent paintings and drawings is her first in New York since “Migrants” in 2003 . This 40 something YBA is known for her oversized […]

19 September 2011

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Ai Weiwei House And Five Houses In Austria

  A major new project by Ai Weiwei debuts at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria A major new and innovative project by Ai Weiwei is currently on view as part of the exhibition Ai Weiwei – Art/Architecture, at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in Bregenz, Austria. In development for the past three years, Ai Weiwei House is a series […]