18 September 2011

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Annie Lennox Fashion Plate Why?

“I particularly appreciate the V&A’s visionary approach in embracing popular culture and new technology. My display will be an overview and insight into the main archive of my work over the last few decades. I’m truly honoured that it will be ‘Housed’ at the V&A!” – Annie Lennox The fabulous Miss L first received world […]

18 September 2011

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Postmodernism A New V&A Cultural Survey

Style and Subversion 1970 – 1990  Explores Postmodernism and its impact on architecture, design and art The Victoria and Albert Museum have announced a major autumn exhibition exploring Postmodernism. This will be the first in-depth study of architecture, design and art covering the 1970s and 1980s, examining a recent and contentious phenomena in art and […]

18 September 2011

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Ai Weiwei Takes On Coca Cola In New London Exhibition

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BC – AD 2010) Victoria & Albert Museum A new exhibition which displays work by Beijing artist Ai Weiwei opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington in early October. It examines one of the most prominent artists working in China today and features a […]

17 September 2011

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Gary Lawrence Winner Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011

Jerwood Visual Arts and Drawing Projects UK have announced that Gary Lawrence has been awarded the First Prize of £6,000 for his drawing Homage to Anonymous in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011. The Jerwood Drawing Prize was established in 1996 as the annual Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition. It was renamed the Jerwood Drawing Prize when […]

16 September 2011

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Gaywise FESTival London Offers Truly Diverse Cross-Arts

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival is London’s LGBT and queer cross art festival for all GFEST 2011 runs for two weeks from Monday 7 November 2011 to Sunday 20 November 2011 GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2011 has announced their program for this years festival. London’s premier LGBT cross-arts festival, GFEST is a platform for lesbian, gay, […]

16 September 2011

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Cornelia Parker Chooses Warhol Portrait For Exhibition

  Masterworks from the Government Art Collection Opens at Whitechapel The second exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery of the Government Art Collection goes on display today. This time the gallery has invited leading British artist Cornelia Parker to select works of art reflecting her personal take on the Collection. When making her selection, Parker arranged […]

16 September 2011

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David Hockney Snubs Request to Paint The Queen

The Queen would make a “terrific subject” but he prefers to paint people he knows. The British Artist David Hockney has been so busy organising his Landscapes exhibition, due to open early in January 2012, at the Royal Academy, that he has had to turn down a request to paint the Queen. The palace have […]

16 September 2011

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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

Shortlist announced for this prestigious prize The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 will showcase the work of some of the most talented emerging young photographers from around the world, alongside that of established professionals, photography students and gifted amateurs. Selected anonymously from an open competition, the diversity of styles reflects the international mix of […]

15 September 2011

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London Design Festival ArtLyst Top Ten

ArtLyst gives their top ten lowdown on what’s hot at this years festival The London Design Festival launches tomorrow (17 September -25 September ) with over 300 great design events to engage with all over the capital. The Festival is both a cultural and a commercial event. The programme  ranges from major international exhibitions to […]

14 September 2011

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Contemporary Art Society Prize 2011 Announced

The Shortlist Of Five British Museums & Artists Collaboration Compete For £60,000. This year Five British museums have been paired with five prestigious artists will be battling it out to win a prize of £60,000 in the Contemporary Art Society Annual Awards, which takes place on the 14th November. This Award is the largest donation […]

14 September 2011

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Richard Hamilton A Video Tribute

Last video filmed at his Serpentine Gallery exhibition Hamilton Died on 13 September 2011 Richard Hamilton is often referred to as the Godfather of Pop Art. He recently held a successful retrospective exhibition at the Serpentine gallery. It was devoted to his political works which were considered controversial and thought provoking till the end. Richard […]

14 September 2011

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Iconic Banksy Mural Restored In Berlin

American Artist Brad Downey uncovers masterpiece as part of his own project One of the most iconic murals by British street artist Banksy titled,’ Every Picture Tells a Lie’ has been meticulously uncovered in Berlin. The American,urban installation artist Brad Downey has  unveiled the work after a gallery painted over it in 2003 to clear […]

13 September 2011

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Richard Hamilton Godfather Of Pop Art Dies In London Aged 89

Richard Hamilton the Godfather of ‘Pop Art’ has died at age 89. He was considered to be one of the most influential figures in the art world in the last century.

13 September 2011

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Anna Wintour Yellow Devil Portrait Purchased by NPG

Alex Katz Painting Acquired By The NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY London A  portrait of Anna Wintour the British born Editor in Chief of American VOGUE, by the well known artist Alex Katz has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery. Nick-named, ‘Devil In The Yellow Dress’, the painting was recently on display and central to the […]

12 September 2011

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Antony Gormley Hermitage Installation Still Standing

A contemporary intervention in Russia’s greatest museum A new exhibition by the British  Sculptor Antony Gormley titled STILL STANDING is set to open in Russia in late September. It marks the first time that a living artist has engaged with the Hermitage’s classical galleries. Gormley places nine ancient statues in a loose constellation directly on […]

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 […]