11 August 2011

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WW Gallery Caught In London Riots

The scene in front of WW Gallery on Monday evening: as riot police move brick-wielding boys away from houses, mounted police force others across the park. On Monday afternoon, moments after the artist completed work on WW Gallery’s newly commissioned sculpture Mudman, looters that can only use the word ‘rioters’ advisedly – spilled into Queensdown […]

11 August 2011

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UK Riots An Artist’s Response

An artist’s response to the riots 11/08/11 Editorial by Rebecca Mellor Looters have been described as ‘feral rats’, but what sort of society harbours, generates and fosters this sort of ‘feral’ behaviour? Who are these yoofs? Is this simply the revolt of social ‘have-nots’, or a throwing of the dummy by a young middle class […]

10 August 2011

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London Riots Halt Ron Arad Mat Collishaw Opening

  Chalk Farm Riots Close Roundhouse The Mat Collishaw and other top artist’s collaboration with Ron Arad set to open at London’s Roundhouse yesterday was cancelled. The email from Blain/Southern Gallery read, “Due to police intelligence, The Roundhouse is closed to the public this evening. As a result, the screening of Mat Collishaw’s Sordid Earth […]

7 August 2011

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Andy Warhol At 83 New Sculpture Unveiled

A sculpture by Birmingham based artist Edgar Askelovic was unveiled yesterday to celebrate the Pop Artist’s 83 birthday. The Midlands artist spent three months working on the piece, which is currently on display at the McDermott Galleries in Birmingham. Askelovic is a creative designer from Lithuania, who is gaining a reputation for his extraordinary sculptures. […]

7 August 2011

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Banksy Hacks Off Murdoch With New Work

  New Banksy work revealed online First Photo The controversial British graffiti  artist Banksy aka Robin Gunningham has posted a new work on his website ( http://www.banksy.co.uk/newoutdoors/index.htm) exploring the scandal which has engulfed News International over the past months. The exact location of the work has not been revealed, but it is thought to be […]

6 August 2011

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John Hoyland RA Painter Dies At 76

John Hoyland British Abstract Painter (1934 – 2011) The British abstract painter John Hoyland has died age 76. He was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire and educated at Leighton Park School, before going onto study at Sheffield School of Art and later the Royal Academy Schools. In 1959, influenced by the American abstract painters Mark Rothko […]

5 August 2011

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Damien Hirst A Case Of Spots

New Simultaneous Exhibition For February Announced Damien Hirst and Larry Gagosian have announced a simultaneous exhibition celebrating his spot paintings to be held at all of the Gagosian Galleries in February 2012. Over three hundred works from this iconic series consisting of multi-coloured spots, will be shown throughout the global network of high profile Gagosian […]

4 August 2011

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Stolen Jean-Paul Riopelle Sculptures Recovered

The worrying trend of Thieves who steal masterpieces to melt down for scrap Two large scaled  bronze statues sculpted by the internationally renowned Quebec artist Jean-Paul Riopelle valued at over $1 million, were recovered in woodlands near Montreal on Tuesday after they were reported missing a day earlier.The thefts were noticed by a security guard  […]

3 August 2011

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Street Art Counter Culture Joins London Olympics

London’s Olympic Park area, including Hackney Wick will be decorated with street art as part of the ‘Cultural Olympiad’ next year. This is a ‘if you cant beat em Join em’ solution to all of the creative graffiti that has existed in the area for decades. The more organized Art exhibitions by David Hockney, Lucian […]

2 August 2011

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Cindy Sherman Launches Affordable Art Makeup

The Artist Cindy Sherman has collaborated with the make up company MAC to create her own limited edition ‘Art’ make-up line  the launch date is set for September 29th. The range is being marketed as limited edition affordable art and it comes in the form of bronzer and lipstick and slap. Cindy Sherman was born […]

1 August 2011

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Banksy Found With New App Locator

Ever try and find the location of Banksy’s work in London? It’s a minefield. Well someone clever has come up with the solution. It is in the form of a virtual walking tour of Britain’s most  famous graffiti artist’s work, with GPS to get you there. ArtLyst rates this highly. We find it easy to […]

31 July 2011

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9/11 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Exhibition

9/10/11 A New London exhibition that sensitively tackles the subject of  9/11 and how Fleet Street dealt with the issues beyond the tabloid headlines, opens in London on 11/09/11. This marks the tenth anniversary of the worst atrocity to be committed on US soil, in post war history. ‘The work of Hugh Mendes freezes the […]

30 July 2011

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Hackney WickED Art Festival Launches

Hackney WickED   29th – 31st July 2011  It’s a beautiful weekend, so what better way to spend the rare sunshine than walking around the biggest Arts festival in London. In it’s 4th year Hackney WickED continues its mission to fuel London’s thriving East End art scene with another 3 day extravaganza, showcasing work from local […]

30 July 2011

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Alec Guinness Lowry Painting Recovered in Drugs Raid

Stolen Paintings by the British artist LS Lowry worth an estimated £1.7m have been recovered  by the North West Regional Crime Unit. The works were stolen from collector/dealer Ivan Aird in a violent raid at his Stockport,. home in 2007. They included two paintings and three pencil drawings. Tanker Entering the Tyne is valued at […]

29 July 2011

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The Colony Room Remembered

The Legendary Frankie Stein at London’s infamous Colony Room is Interviewed by Cecilia W Yu  Iprotest – An art exhibition from the minds of Artist Frankie Stein,Nathan & Artist Cecilia W Yu will be taking place late autumn,possibly sooner,in a central London location.”The theme is protest,whether it be London or global. This group will be […]

29 July 2011

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Broadgate Jeremy Hunt’s Latest Eco Disaster

Richard Serra Sculpture Displaced In Unwanted Redevelopment On the 15 June Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt blocked English Heritage from grade two listing the much admired Brutalist Broadgate buildings 3, 4 and 6, designed by Peter Foggo of Arup Associates in the mid-1980s. This example of city of London architecture is considered to be some of […]

28 July 2011

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MoMA Raises Admission Price to Outrageous $25

Now try and understand what the DCMS  ‘Big Society’ plan is all about The museum of Modern Art in New York has announced an increase in its admission price for adults to $25 from the current $20 starting in September. The museum is the second arts institution to raise prices in recent months the Metropolitan […]

28 July 2011

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Patrick Keiller To Create Tate Britain Commission For 2012

Artist and film-maker Patrick Keiller, will create an ambitious new project for the Tate Britain Commission 2012, supported by Sotheby’s. His unique installation, developed especially for the neoclassical Duveen galleries at the heart of Tate Britain, will be unveiled on 27 March 2012. The Tate Britain Commission invites an artist to develop a new work […]

27 July 2011

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Vintage Festival At Southbank Centre

Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway bring their award winning concept to the Southbank Centre this Weekend Over the 29th, 30th and 31st July, taking its lead from the Festival of Britain (1951) there is no single focus in terms of creative arts. The festival will celebrate musical, fashion, film, art, design and cultural lineages, from the […]

27 July 2011

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2012 Olympic Medal Designs First Photo

2012 An Olympic Odyssey Kubrick Designer Unveils Olympic Medal Design Here is a first glimpse of the 2012 Olympic medals struck by the Welsh Mint and designed by Artist David Watkins. The medals bear the logo of the London games and depict Nike, the Greek Goddess of Victory, stepping out of the Parthenon to arrive […]

27 July 2011

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Anish Kapoor Olympic Sculpture Rises

With his monumental red sculpture ‘Orbit’, Kapoor creates the look of instability. It coils and flows with none of the pyramidal structure usually associated with the building of a tower. It changes as you walk around it, looking unstable as if the Helter Skelter structure could topple over at any moment. Kapoor However assures us […]

25 July 2011

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New Lucian Freud Exhibition Announced

  London’s NPG will mount a major portrait exhibition in February The National portrait gallery in London has announced a major new exhibition of the seminal British painter Lucian Freud, who sadly died last week age 88.  Freud, born in 1922 was one of the most highly regarded figurative painters of the past sixty years. […]

25 July 2011

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Beck’s Launches Global Cultural Commissioning Project

Beck’s Green Box Project Launched at Village Underground in early July in London,. The event is one of the world’s largest cultural commissioning project. Beck’s is collaborating with more than 30 of the world’s leading creatives in art, design, music and fashion to create exclusive works, which will be installed in Green Boxes across seven […]

24 July 2011

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Lost Banksy Restored In Bristol

We reported last week that an early Banksy painting titled “Gorilla in a Pink Mask” was whitewashed over by the new owners of a building in Bristol. Saeed Ahmed thought the work of art was just another piece of graffiti and ordered it to be painted over. After a huge public outcry which caused international […]

22 July 2011

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British Museums Struggling With 25% Cuts

UK museums have had their funding cut by at least 25% by the Government and local councils in the past nine months, a survey has shown. The Museums Association’s impact study clearly highlights the result of the government Spending Review, which took place in October 2010. 140 museums took part in the survey. There has […]

22 July 2011

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RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist 2011 Announced

The RIBA Stirling Prize 2011 is the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize. Every year it is presented to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year. The prize is for projects ‘built or designed in Britain’. Buildings are eligible if they are in […]

21 July 2011

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Lucian Freud British Painter Dies

Realist painter Lucian Freud has died aged 88 after a brief illness Lucian Freud, one of the seminal British Painters of the 20th century has died in London, after a brief illness, he was 88. Born the son of an Austrian Jewish father, Ernst Ludwig Freud, a successful architect, and a German mother, Lucie née […]

21 July 2011

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Pavilion of Art & Design London Line-Up 2011

The fifth edition of the Pavilion of Art & Design London brings together an incredible set of 56 galleries from 11 countries to its prime location on Berkeley Square, PAD London 2011 promises to be the strongest edition of the fair since its inception in 2007. A rigorous selection process introduces to London the best […]

21 July 2011

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Bauhaus Photographer T Lux Feininger Dies At 101

The last Original Link To the Bauhaus school, T. Lux Feininger, has died A respected painter, photographer and teacher, Lux pioneered with the camera to compile an invaluable documentation of avant-garde Germany between the wars. He was the youngest son of the modernist painter Lyonel Feininger who was one of the first artists to be […]

20 July 2011

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Nathaniel Mellors Awarded Cobra Art Prize

UK Artist wins prestigious international prize The Cobra Art Prize 2011 has been won by British Artist, Nathaniel Mellors. The award was established in 2005 as the Cobra Art Prize in Amstelveen in the Netherlands. It is a biennial award consisting of a cash prize of € 10,000, a publication and an exhibition at the […]

20 July 2011

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Artist Documents US Drones Killing Pakistani Civilians

Noor Behram Gaming in Waziristan Explores Photographic evidence The exhibition, Gaming in Waziristan is a new show curated by the Beaconsfield gallery. It delivers a cultural context in which to debate the issues raised by documentary photographs. Noor Behram has hurried to the site of drone strikes in his native Waziristan. His purpose: to photograph […]

19 July 2011

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The Summer Must Read Stealing Rembrandts

  Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists Although movies makes stealing art look sophisticated, Anthony M. Amore and Tom Mashberg prove time and again that art thievery generally involves low brow crooks looking to make a quick buck. They aren’t interested in the art, it’s just that art museums, unlike a bank, are not secure […]