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 […]

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 […]