11 July 2018

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Liverpool Readies For 20th Anniversary Biennial

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

Missing Elisabeth Frink Horse And Rider Reappears In New Bond Street

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

JMW Turner Watercolour Sold In London Auction Room For £100 Exhibited

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

Frieze Sculpture Park Opens – Here’s What Edward Lucie-Smith Thought

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.

4 July 2018

Gurlitt Cezanne – Kunstmuseum And Cezanne Family Reach Agreement Over Painting

The Kunstmuseum Bern and the Cezanne Estate have reached an agreement over an important work by the Post Impressionist painter,

18 June 2018

Christo Launches Mastaba His First UK Public Artwork

To coincide with a new exhibition of Christo and Jeanne Claude, at the Serpentine Gallery, the 83 year old artist has launched his amazing London Mastaba, a temporary sculpture in Hyde Park

12 June 2018

Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné An Update By Richard Polsky

With another ten years (1976-1986) of Warhol’s paintings to document before it’s completed, here are the positives, the negatives, and the controversies — so far. By Richard Polsky

9 June 2018

Frieze Sculpture Announces 2018 Artists For London’s Regent’s Park

Frieze has announced the artists participating in this year’s Sculpture Park. The event which opens in July is again curated by Clare Lilley Director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

7 June 2018

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Heather Phillipson Unveils New Art on the Underground Commission

A major commission by British artist Heather Phillipson for the disused platform at Gloucester Road Underground station has been unveiled by Art on the Underground.

5 June 2018

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Antwerp Baroque 2018: Rubens Inspires – Sue Hubbard

A small jewel of a city that dates back to the Middle Ages, Antwerp is Belgium’s only port.

2 June 2018

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The London Group Announces Three Exhibitions For Waterloo Festival

St John’s Waterloo is an Anglican church with a big heart and an open door. This year, The London Group will mount three new group exhibition.

30 May 2018

Tate Britain Reunites Two Burne-Jones Masterpieces For Retrospective Exhibition

Two celebrated series of Pre-Raphaelite paintings will be brought together in their entirety for Tate Britain’s Burne-Jones retrospective this autumn.

22 May 2018

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Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine Ceases Trading After 50 Years

Interview magazine has ceased publishing with immediate effect and closed their New York office. The 50-year old stalwart of NY chic was founded by Andy Warhol has suffered months of turmoil, with lawsuits filed by former employees of the magazine.

20 May 2018

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Prison Charity Koestler Trust Curates Exhibition Touring London churches

The Koestler Trust, the UK’s best-known prison arts charity, has curated an exhibition which has been touring central London churches.

15 May 2018

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Griffin Gallery To Close As Elephant Magazine Expands Media Empire

The Griffin Gallery in West London which has been a stalwart of inspiring exhibitions and programmes is to close its doors on 24 May.

11 May 2018

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Stik To Erect Gender Neutral Sculpture In Hoxton Square

Stik, is an instantly recognisable and much loved London based Street Artist. His style is known for depicting brightly coloured figures which appear on murals from London to New York to Japan.

9 May 2018

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Drink-Up Pay-Up F-Off: Tales from the Colony – London’s Lost Bohemia

Darren Coffield’s new book “Tales from the Colony: the Lost Bohemia of Bacon, Belcher and Board” is an authorised history of London’s most notorious arts club.

8 May 2018

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Mai 68: Posters from the Revolution Marking 50 Years – Lazinc

On the fiftieth anniversary of the student protests that kicked off the Mai 68 Paris riots, London gallery Lazinc will present over fifty posters created and employed during the protests.

7 May 2018

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Kanal Centre Pompidou Brussels Launches In Former Art Deco Citroën Garage

The French Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen inaugurated a temporary exhibition launching the Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Brussels’ museum of contemporary art.

5 May 2018

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Dame Joan Collins To Be Sculpted Live by Royal Artist Frances Segelman

The iconic actor Dame Joan Collins will be sculpted live by royal sculptor Frances Segelman (Lady Petchey) at the London Film Museum, in support of Penny Brohn UK.

5 May 2018

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Justin Bieber And Joe Termini’s Blatant Appropriation Of Cash Only Brand

As a graduate from The Slade School of Art in 1983, My first Dialogue with the art world came out of my graduate show. It was ‘An appropriation of and graffiti on the art historical timeline’.

3 May 2018

Linda McCartney Photographs Gifted To V&A By Husband Paul

The V&A has announced a major gift of 63 photographs by Linda McCartney, generously gifted by Paul McCartney and his family.

3 May 2018

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 Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 Artists Announced

New Contemporaries has announced this year’s selected artists with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

30 April 2018

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The Art Of Smug Turner Prize 2018 – Edward Lucie-Smith

This year’s list of finalists for the Turner Prize has just been announced. While the names on the shortlist are virtuously unfamiliar, the general artistic direction is not.

26 April 2018

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Yves Klein 90th Birthday Exhibition Announced for Blenheim Palace

The largest exhibition ever mounted of the French artist Yves Klein has been announced for Blenheim Palace. It will coincide with what would have been the artist’s ninetieth birthday.

24 April 2018

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Modigliani Nude Predicted To Break Artist’s $170m Auction Record

Sotheby’s has unveiled plans to auction Amedeo Modigliani’s largest painted work, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche).

22 April 2018

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Nahmad Family Setback Over £25m Modigliani Painting In Nazi Restitution Case

David Nahmad has incurred another setback in his legal battle to keep a disputed Amedeo Modigliani painting titled ‘Seated Man with a Cane’ (1918).

16 April 2018

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Helen Cammock Wins Whitechapel’s Max Mara Art Prize for Women

Helen Cammock has won the 2018 Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery. 

10 April 2018

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Tracey Emin Unveils Pro-Europe Neon Art At St Pancras International

Royal Academician Tracey Emin unveiled a monumental pro-Europe neon work this morning, attended by RA Director Tim Marlow and many other art officials. The installation titled,

8 April 2018

Peter Paul Rubens African Portrait At Risk Of Leaving UK

Peter Paul Rubens, (Flemish, 1577–1640), Head of an African Man Wearing a Turban, painted in 1609 is in danger of leaving the UK forever.

5 April 2018

Simon Birch Recreates Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey Neo-Classic Bedroom

An immersive art installation, “The Barmecide Feast,” is a fully realised, full-scale reproduction of the iconic, neo-classical hotel room from the penultimate scene of Stanley Kubrick’s and Arthur C. Clarke’s landmark film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

4 April 2018

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Arts Council Collection Acquire More Women Artists In 2017-18

The UK’s largest national loan collection of modern and contemporary art, the Arts Council Collection, has unveiled the full list of 47 works by 25 artists that it has acquired for the nation in 2017-18.