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 […]

25 August 2011

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Museum of Everything Kicks Off At Selfridges

Windows Of Everything Exhibition #4 Opens Friday believe it or not at London’s leading Dept. store The highly anticipated Museum Of Everything Exhibition #4 Opens it’s doors or should I say windows to the public on Friday 26 August. This year the Museum is using the great Art Deco granite Selfridges Department Store on Oxford […]

24 August 2011

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£38m Arts Centre Approved For Salford

Green light for Greater Manchester center of excellence for the arts Salford City Council’s planning panel has unanimously granted planning permission for the development of a £38m Arts Building for the University of Salford which will provide state-of-the-art performance and teaching spaces for students and the local community. The project features a theatre and performance […]

24 August 2011

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Smithsonian Castle Museum Rocked By 5.9 Earthquake

Worlds largest museum closes to assess damages The 5.9 earthquake that shook the National Mall in Washington DC yesterday and was felt up and down most of the Eastern seaboard,has closed the Smithsonian for a second day. The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum complex & research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, […]

23 August 2011

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Symbolic Gaddafi Sculpture Destroyed By Rebels

First photo of Gaddafi statue captured by forces The self named “Brotherly Leader of the Revolution” or “Premier Terrorist Financier of the 1980s,” Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi’s rule is finally coming to an end. His gaudy compound has now been breeched and it is only a matter of hours before this rebellion has ended.  It’s no […]

23 August 2011

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Sotheby’s Gets Stills Christie’s Gets Nil

Clyfford Still paintings to go to Sotheby’s –  Christie’s lobbies Denver to overturn decision Christie’s is fuming, as arch-rivals Sotheby’s have secured the sale of four works by the seminal Abstract Expressionist painter Clifford Still.  Three date from the late 1940s  and one was painted in the seventies. The proceeds will go towards the Still […]

22 August 2011

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Edinburgh Showcase For LA Artist Ingrid Calame

The sublime art of tracing and pouncing with pencils and pigment It’s rare that I make a visit to Edinburgh without popping into the Fruitmarket Gallery, an exhibition space which hits exactly the right note in a city strong on culture, modernity and sophistication. This festival, the gallery is showcasing the works of LA artist […]

22 August 2011

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News Corp Assassinates Comic Book Legend Robert Crumb

R. Crumb gets the Murdoch’s moral treatment fans lose out News Corp are at it again, this time on home turf. The Sydney Sunday Telegraph recently published a scathing profile of the avant garde illustrator Robert Crumb, the Godfather of the modern, counter culture comic-book. The object of their tiresome assault was to insinuate that […]

22 August 2011

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Kettle’s Yard Appoints Andrew Nairne New Director

Andrew Nairne moves from Arts Council England to Kettle’s Yard Kettle’s Yard has announced the appointment of Andrew Nairne as its Director to succeed Michael Harrison. The change-over, on November 7th, comes as Kettle’s Yard is poised to begin work on a new education wing after a highly successful appeal. For Andrew Nairne this is […]

21 August 2011

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Is Titian’s ALLEGORY OF PRUDENCE A Misattribution?

The Allegory of Prudence is an iconic masterpiece attributed to the Venetian Renaissance artist, Titian. It is a popular painting in the collection of The National Gallery, London. But was it actually painted by the master or is it a misattribution?  Danish art researcher, Svend Erik Hendriksen gives his honest opinion to ArtLyst readers. I […]

21 August 2011

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Tracey Emin Hangs New Work At Number 10

Speculation grows that she could be nominated to become a Tory Peer Tracey Emin was spotted at 10 Downing Street last week installing one of her text neon pieces. She donated the work titled, “More Passion” which is valued at £250,000, to the Government Art Collection. Sources have revealed it was hung outside of the […]

20 August 2011

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition How To Enter

Information about the 2012 exhibition will be available from early January. If you would like to submit work, you will be able to purchase an entry form from early January – 9 March 2012. Background to the Summer Exhibition Held annually since the Royal Academy’s foundation in 1768, the Summer Exhibition is a unique celebratory […]

20 August 2011

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Mona Lisa The Lady Vanishes

The story behind the theft 100 years ago today 1911-2011 On the 21 August 1911, an Italian workman named Vincenzo Peruggia stole the Mona Lisa, in broad daylight, from the Louvre. The result of the theft, catapulted the reputation of the painting, making it the most famous work of art in history.A feature film has […]

19 August 2011

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Was Stolen Rembrandt A Fake?

Questions raised about the authenticity of recovered LA Rembrandt – “This is clearly a work of Rembandt’s school rather than by Rembrandt himself.”- Dr. Martin Royalton-Kisch – British Museum Curator Experts have raised serious doubts about the attribution of a 17th century Rembrandt sketch, measuring 11 in by 6 in (28 cm by 15 c) […]

19 August 2011

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Patti Smith Adapts Just Kids To Big Screen

Patti Smith and the late Robert Mapplethorpe to feature in biopic Patti Smith has started work on adapting her Award-winning bestseller Just Kids into a feature length film. This will finally bring to the big screen the story of downtown New York in the late 60’s and 70’s shedding some light on the the inception […]

19 August 2011

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Scope London Cancelled Due To Riots

Lack of bookings and poor grasp of the London art market ends fair plans The Scope Art Fair has announced that due to the London riots and the state of the economy it has cancelled this years fair. This is the reason given by the fair’s spokeswoman Rachel Kaplan. The Scope team began considering the […]

18 August 2011

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Museum Of Bad Art Taste Challenge

Is this art really as bad as the critics want us to believe? I have always been a fan of Outsider Art as a genre, so when I recently discovered The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) online I was over the moon. MOBA is a community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and […]

18 August 2011

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Bronzes Targeted By Scrap Metal Thieves

Moore, Blake, Frink and Chadwick Sculptures melted down There have been many high profile stories in the news lately about the theft of copper cables from railway lines and church roof flashings. However, the rising price of scrap metal is now threatening the very fabric of our contemporary cultural heritage, with public works of sculpture […]

17 August 2011

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Ron Arad Makes A Curtain Call At London’s Roundhouse

New Installation showcases artists, designers, friends,family & colleagues of Arad 2 years ago, you may remember David Byrne toured his installation “Playing the Building” to The Roundhouse. It was great. I myself visited on a hot summers day and played Byrne’s odd machine of organ pipes and percussive beaters, all controlled by air; I liked […]

17 August 2011

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Banksy Antics Roadshow Gets Full Marks

  The Banksy TV Program Aired Saturday ***** Stars This is Banksy’s first attempt at producing a full length feature for the small box and it makes highly entertaining viewing. In the program, which is really a clips style show with interviews and narratives he encourages urban pranksters to push themselves to create challenging, disruptive […]

17 August 2011

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Cultural Olympiad Young Artists World Event

Applications from music, dance, theatre and spoken word to film, visual art and fashion and from artists aged between 18 and 30 World Event Young Artists 2012 (WEYA) launches in Nottingham in September 2012. A finale to the Cultural Olympiad, WEYA – the first event of its kind – will bring together 1,000 young artists […]

16 August 2011

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Rembrandt Sketch Recovered In Los Angeles

  Stolen $250,000 work returns to owner after heist This has been a monumental year for art thefts with a crime-wave of stolen Picasso’s, Legers and Rembrandts highlighting the problem facing museums and galleries internationally. US police announced today that they have recovered a 17th century Rembrandt sketch, measuring 11 in by 6 in (28 […]

16 August 2011

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Robert Breer Pioneering Experimental Artist Dies At 85

  Baltic Centre Gateshead pays tribute to pioneer with retrospective until 25 September Robert Breer the pioneering experimental artist has died age 85. The internationally respected American artist currently has a major exhibition at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead which runs until 25 September. Breer a filmmaker and sculptor was Born in […]

16 August 2011

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Moniker Art Fair Back For Frieze Week

MONIKER Art Fair 2011 Announces 2011 Gallery Line-up  for 13-16 October 2011  Last year, the Moniker Art Fair’s hugely successful debut saw over ten thousand people pass through its doors. They are now returning to Shoreditch to shake up the London’s art fair corridor. Once again with Moniker’s cutting edge crossover of fine art and […]

15 August 2011

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Alexander McQueen Exhibition For London

Pressure grows to stage the New York exhibition in London A major retrospective of fashion designer Alexander McQueen, which closed its doors at the end of July, at New York’s Metropolitan Museum, may come to London after all. The exhibition took New York by storm, celebrating the life and work of this ground breaking innovator. […]

15 August 2011

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Matisse Painting Attacked Washington Lunatic Strikes Again

Security must be tightened at major museums internationally A woman with mental health problems who also attacked a $100m painting by Gauguin in Washington earlier this year has struck again. This time the object of her disapproval was centered on a work by Henri Matisse. Susan Burns of Alexandria, Va., was arrested 5 August after […]

14 August 2011

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Amy Winehouse Pill Portrait Goes Viral

Jason Mercier has created a portrait of Amy Winehouse made from over 5,000 multicoloured pills. The artist created the 17 x 21 inch picture to honour the singer’s short life. The soul singer died last month, bringing an end to her battle with drugs and alcohol. Since 2006, she earned a reputation for her struggle […]

14 August 2011

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Christian Marclay Geoff Dyer Culture Today ICA

The changing shape of culture today Christian Marclay and Geoff Dyer 19 August 2011 The ICA in London are presenting Artist and composer Christian Marclay, known for his iconic film works Video Quartet and The Clock, and writer Geoff Dyer to discuss their work and the changing shape of culture today. Marclay’s work explores connections […]

13 August 2011

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Hirst Spots vs Warhol Eggs

  Were Warhol’s Eggs The Inspiration Behind Damien Hirst’s Spots? Andy Warhol’s pioneering Pop Art defined a generation and a culture, distinguishing him as one of the most influential, creative and prolific artists of the 20th century. Hirst on the other hand assimilated this knowledge and was driven to follow in an almost parallel career. […]

12 August 2011

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UK Riots Leave Big Society In Tatters

We must now produce a new vision for a global infrastructure? ArtLyst Editorial By Amanda McGregor The awakening of conscious after a shock globally or nationally, is like a door of opportunity for unity and expansion of consciousness, as it provides an avenue for people to see and hear with new eyes and ears, then […]

12 August 2011

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Peckham Space Celebrates First Birthday

Peckham Space and it’s new building is one year and 2 months old. What better time to celebrate a fantastic year with many achievements and milestones. Here is an update of the activity. Peckham Space is London’s newest purpose-built public gallery dedicated to commissioning artworks made in partnership with community groups. Located on Peckham Square, […]

12 August 2011

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Banksy Gets His Own TV Show

New Channel 4 Program “The Antics Roadshow” Saturday 13th August Banksy, who is no stranger to third person self promotion is about to invade the small box format. On the back of the success of the Oscar nominated documentary film,” Exit Through the Gift Shop” it is no surprise that Bansky is moving into the […]