Few painters have fascinated and enthralled over the centuries as much as Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525/30‒1569) Now, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna has unveiled the most comprehensive exhibition of this 16th-century Netherlandish painter ever compiled.
Two works by Grenfell victim Khadija Saye are to go under the hammer today at Christie’s
I’m what you could call a seasoned Frieze regular. I may have missed the first London fair but I was soon sucked into the great black hole of mega-international art fairs and beamed myself out beyond London to Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, not to mention the first Frieze in New York. Galleries […]
The Frieze Tate Fund founded in 2003 and now in its third year as Endeavor has enabled £150,000 to be made available to purchase artworks for Tate. The acquired works by emerging and leading international artists are exhibited in London, Liverpool and St Ives.
1 October 2018
Cuban Artist Tania Bruguera has opened, today 1 October the third presentation of the highly ambitious Tate Exchange programme alongside this year’s Hyundai Commission, also created by the artist.
27 September 2018
Franck Davidovici, the creative director of the clothing brand Naf Naf who is embroiled in a long-running dispute with the artist Jeff Koons has had his day in a Paris court.
26 September 2018
A new stained glass window designed by David Hockney and commissioned to celebrate the reign of Her Majesty The Queen was unveiled at Westminster Abbey today 26 September.
Camden Arts Centre has announced a new partnership with Frieze London for 2018.
A group calling themselves BBZ London have protested at Tate Britain in response to the Turner Prize nomination of Luke Willis Thompson.
25 September 2018
The woman who posed for Gustave Courbet’s L’Origine du Monde, one of the most controversial and provocative works of art ever painted has been identified. The canvas depicts a woman’s genitalia and torso and for many years was banned from public display, as it was deemed obscene.
24 September 2018
The performance artist Marina Abramović had a framed painting smashed over her head as she left the private view of her latest exhibition in Florence Italy.
The balmy Summer has been gobbled up by a new cooler season which promises to excite and challenge our sensibilities.
Art Bahrain Paris provided an excellent opportunity to see and experience, first hand the talents of seventeen artists from varying age groups hailing from the small yet vibrant Gulf State.
18 September 2018
Steve McQueen the Turner Prize and Oscar-winning filmmaker together with Tate Britain, Artangel and A New Direction, have announced one of the world’s most ambitious contemporary art projects
The Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer has created a life-size wax sculpture of the art collector, curator and director of the Garage museum in Moscow, Dasha Zhukova.
6 September 2018
The National Gallery London has just announced an exhibition of new work by Irish-born, American-based contemporary artist Sean Scully
4 September 2018
he highly regarded chef and restaurateur Mark Hix has announced the shortlist for this year’s 2018 HIX Award, the nationally acclaimed competition for art students and recent graduates.
Through the subject of outland, the festival in Riga looks at local and internationally significant issue of global migration, which has brought to the forefront a row of other problems: racism, growing right-wing nationalism and intolerance towards difference.
A new exhibition featuring iconic naked images of some of the Twentieth Century’s most famous celebrities, thinkers and artists opens at Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery, this autumn.
At a time when London’s big art museums are going all out to be populist, they also seem to be witnessing a fairly general fall in attendances.
3 August 2018
Zombie Boy an iconic body artist and model tattooed as a living skeleton, has been found dead in Montreal.
The Holburne Museum in Bath have asked collectors to lend early ceramic works by the Turner Prize winning, transvestite artist Grayson Perry. In an open call the gallery is searching for works created between 1983 and 1994.
31 July 2018
The disputed Lucas Cranach the Elder’s paintings of Adam and Eve, a highlight of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California
25 July 2018
The Flemish tourist board has created a video protesting Facebooks continued censorship of old master paintings on their social media site. The government sponsored agency uses humor to send-up Facebook in a short video which has gone viral.
23 July 2018
A Chelsea (New York), art/antiques dealer, claims to have found six late paintings by the Abstract Expressionist Willem De Kooning in a New Jersey lock-up storage unit. “What are the odds of finding a De Kooning in a storage unit?” – David Killen David Killen purchased the contents of the locker for $15,000 in Ho-Ho-Kus, […]
18 July 2018
For the first time, a new project merges contemporary artworks installed among the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii, creating two art venues in stunning, historically resonant settings.
15 July 2018
New Contemporaries has opened in Liverpool to coincide with the 20th birthday of the Liverpool Biennial. The exhibition selected from recent graduates of UK art schools, it is a good insight into practices, showcasing some of the most dynamic work being made by emerging artists.
Liverpool Biennial, the UK biennial of contemporary art, launches its 20th anniversary this week. Taking place over 15 weeks across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, Liverpool Biennial commissions artists from around the world to make and present work in the context of Liverpool.
10 July 2018
When I went to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition this year I noticed that Dame Elisabeth Frink’s iconic Horse and Rider located in front of Cafe Nero at Picadilly and Dover Street had gone missing. This grade two listed sculpture has stood at the foot of Dover Street since 1975.
8 July 2018
Research and scientific analysis have created compelling evidence that a small watercolour painting, currently on view at Abbotsford, near Melrose, the former home of Sir Walter Scott is an actual work by J.M.W. Turner.
4 July 2018
The Frieze open-air sculpture park opened in the English Garden at Regent’s Park on July 4th, overlapping by a day with the Masterpiece art fair.