9 February 2021

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Camille Pissarro Saga Continues – Shai Baitel First Artistic Director Of MAM Shanghai – Louvre Abu Dhabi  Explores Abstraction and Calligraphy

The Modern Art Museum MAM Shanghai has announced Shai Baitel as its inaugural Artistic Director. The newly opened state of the art museum located at the heart of Shanghai’s cultural mile along the Huangpu River is a premier institution for contemporary art with a global and multidisciplinary approach.

6 February 2021

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DESERT X 2021 Postponed – National Gallery’s Top 20 Online Paintings – Studio Voltaire Set Autumn Reopen Date

DESERT X 2021 Postponed – National Gallery’s Top 20 Online Paintings – Studio Voltaire Set Autumn Reopen Date

3 February 2021

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1 February 2021

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Richard L. Feigen High Profile Art Dealer Dead From COVID Age 90

Richard L. Feigen (August 8, 1930-January 29, 2021) one of the world-leaders in Old Master painting as well as German Expressionism to Francis Bacon, Joseph Cornell, Joseph Beuys, and John Baldessari has died of a COVID related illness at age 90.

31 January 2021

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Penn Station New York Gets Site Specific Art Upgrade – Clare Henry 

For 20 years having spent many hours at the cramped, sooty, underground Penn Station in Manhattan waiting for trains to go Upstate

28 January 2021

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Signed Decourt Painting Discovered – TEFAF Maastricht 2021 Dates – Largest UK Art Exhibition Announced 

Signed Decourt Painting Discovered – TEFAF Maastricht 2021 Dates – Largest UK Art Exhibition Announced 

28 January 2021

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Pussy Riot Protests Putin’s Palace – Swiss Authorities Drop Dmitry Rybolovlev Case – Giuseppe Penone Donates 200 More Works 

Pussy Riot Protests Putin’s Palace – Swiss Authorities Drop Dmitry Rybolovlev Case – Giuseppe Penone Donates 200 More Works 

25 January 2021

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Edward Colston Four Opt For Jury Trial – Explore V&A’s Raphael Cartoons – Edmund de Waal Gifts Library Of Exile To Mosul

The four people charged with criminal damage for pulling down a bronze statue of slave trader Edward Colston and dumping it in Bristol harbour have pleaded not guilty.

21 January 2021

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Trump Pardons Gambling Gallerist Helly Nahmad – Art Basel Postpones Flagship Fair Again – Stolen Salvator Mundi Recovered

Less than 24 hours before leaving office Donald Trump granted pardons to dozens of convicted criminals including the gallerist Helly Nahmad.

19 January 2021

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Trump Baby Blimp Acquired By Museum of London – Public Monument Removal Just Got Harder – Nicholas Serota Reappointed ACE Chair

Trump Baby Blimp Acquired By Museum of London – Public Monument Removal Just Got Harder – Nicholas Serota Reappointed ACE Chair

14 January 2021

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Dasha Zhukova Buys Back Garage Magazine – Cornelius Gurlitt Hoard Remains Untraceable – Met Museum Launches Free Augmented Reality Tour

Dasha Zhukova Buys Back Garage Magazine – Cornelius Gurlitt Hoard Remains Untraceable – Met Museum Launches Free Augmented Reality Tour

13 January 2021

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Ben Uri Gallery Goes Digital To Survive – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Ben Uri Gallery in London has just come up with a new operation model, better suited to the needs of relatively small outfits, such as itself. Or should I say that those who run it have been savvy enough to recognise that the contemporary art world has been massively changed.

9 January 2021

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Louvre’s 72% Visitor Drop – Wildenstein Family Back In Court – Richard Serra’s Qatar Sculpture Defaced

Louvre’s 72% Visitor Drop – Wildenstein Family Back In Court – Richard Serra’s Qatar Sculpture Defaced

7 January 2021

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Richard Long: A Line Made By Walking 1967 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

In 1967, Richard Long a young Bristol artist made a line in the grass of a field by walking backwards and forwards and called it A LINE MADE BY WALKING.

5 January 2021

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George Rickey: 40 year Saga Of Glasgow’s Lost £1m Sculpture – Clare Henry

I first met the well known American kinetic sculptor George Rickey in 1982. In celebration of his 75th birthday. The Scottish Sculpture Trust led by Barbara Grigor, organised his first-ever major British exhibition in Glasgow, his childhood home. Over 50 works were installed in the city centre along both sides of the River Clyde – […]

5 January 2021

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Yinka Shonibare Receives Art Icon Award – Patti Smith’s Poem To Greta Thunberg – Artist’s Resale Rights Post Brexit

Yinka Shonibare Receives Art Icon Award – Patti Smith’s Poem To Greta Thunberg – Artist’s Resale Rights Post Brexit

2 January 2021

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Art Industry Deaths 2020 – In Memoriam – Artlyst

In Memoriam Art Industry Deaths. Here is a roundup to honour the artists, curators and designers that passed away in 2020.

30 December 2020

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Artist Christopher Le Brun Knighted In New Year’s Honours List 2021

Christopher Le Brun, (born 1951) artist and former president of the Royal Academy (PRA) has been Knighted in the New Year’s Honours List. Other visual related honours include: YBA Artist Michael Landy, OBE, Grenada-born artist Denzil Forrester MBE,

29 December 2020

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David Medalla Multidisciplinary Filipino Artist Dies Age 78

The multidisciplinary artist, David Medalla b.1942 in the Philippines, has died age 78.

28 December 2020

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Patti Smith Joins Artist Anne Imhof To Rock In London’s New Year 

American Punk Rock legend Patti Smith and Golden Lion, Venice Biennale winner, German artist Anne Imhof will ring in 2021 online. 

28 December 2020

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Art Critic Barbara Rose Dies – Damien Hirst’s Personal Instagram Tour – 2020 Cultural Gifts Scheme Revealed

Art Critic Barbara Rose Dies – Damien Hirst’s Personal Instagram Tour – 2020 Cultural Gifts Scheme Revealed

21 December 2020

How Corporate! Hockney Hires Managing Director – Sotheby’s Out Performs Christie’s in 2020 – Mega* Barbara Streisand Buys A $4.5m Van Gogh 

How Corporate! Hockney Hires Managing Director – Sotheby’s Out Performs Christie’s in 2020 – Mega* Barbara Streisand Buys A $4.5m Van Gogh 

15 December 2020

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London Museums and Galleries To Close Throughout The Holiday Period – England’s Creative Coast  2021 – Korros Ensemble Cheer

Just in from Tate. From tomorrow, Tate Modern and Tate Britain will close temporarily in line with government guidance.

12 December 2020

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Is Banksy William Hogarth’s Successor? – Edward Lucie-Smith

The appearance of a new Banksy graffito in Bristol more or less confirms his position as the genuine top dog in the current British art scene. His only possible rival is Hockney, now living in comfortable exile in France. Bacon and Freud are dead – in any case one of them was as much Irish […]

10 December 2020

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Aachoo! New Banksy COVID Mural Unveiled In Bristol

A new mural by the elusive graffiti artist Banksy has appeared on a house in Bristol. It depicts an elderly woman coughing her false teeth out

10 December 2020

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Pantone 2021 Colours Of The Year – Rijksmuseum Slavery Exhibition Unveiled – ICA Set To Re-Boot

Pantone 2021 Colours Of The Year – Rijksmuseum Slavery Exhibition – ICA Set To Re-Boot

8 December 2020

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John Lennon’s Death 40 Years On – What Sold At Art Basel Miami Beach – Jeffrey Epstein’s $139m Christie’s and Sotheby’s Sales

John Lennon’s Death 40 Years On – What Sold At Art Basel Miami Beach – Jeffrey Epstein’s $139m Christie’s and Sotheby’s Sales

7 December 2020

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Monolith Found On The Isle of Wight – Rex Whistler’s Racist Tate Mural – Christie’s NY Post War Results

Artlyst Fast News: Monolith Found On The Isle of Wight Mirrors US Finds

6 December 2020

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Tate Cuts Staff – James Murdoch Buys Art Basel – Manifesta’s Catalonian Beach Party 

Tate Cuts Staff – James Murdoch Buys Art Basel – Manifesta’s Catalonian Beach Party 

Jenny Saville Propped 1992 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Not long after Jenny Saville had left art school in Glasgow. As yet she was unwritten about and unknown. I was taken aback by its power and wrote a short review for Time Out.

1 December 2020

Eddy Peake In Piccadilly – Freelands Award Announced – Johns / Rauschenberg Collaboration Discovered

Eddy Peake In Piccadilly – Freelands Award Announced – Johns / Rauschenberg Collaboration Discovered

1 December 2020

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Art of the Internet Age Takes Center Stage – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has rehung ‘a full third of its collection….the Art of the Internet Age Takes Center Stage