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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Ayala Zacks-Abramov Canada’s Peggy Guggenheim Dies Aged 97

Ayala Zacks-Abramov, the well known Canadian/Israeli collector passed away on Sunday age of 97. Zacks-Abramov was a serious collector

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 […]

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 by David Cameron within weeks………..

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 – A Short History

On 21 August 1911, an Italian workman named Vincenzo Peruggia stole the Mona Lisa, in broad daylight, from the Louvre.

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 […]