9 May 2019

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Discarded Gerhard Richter Drawings – Man Found Guilty Of Theft

A German man has been found guilty by a court on charges of stealing discarded works of art from the well-known abstract painter Gerhard Richter.

3 May 2019

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Maurizio Cattelan: Blenheim Art Foundation Exhibition Announced For Autumn

The first solo exhibition in twenty years of work by Maurizio Cattelan is to be mounted at Blenheim Palace this autumn, running from 12 September – 27 October 2019

2 May 2019

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Frieze New York Launches 2019 Edition Without A Hitch

The opening day of this year’s Frieze New York, which featured galleries from 26 countries was a roaring success following last year’s scorching fiasco

1 May 2019

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Diverse Turner Prize 2019 Tate Britain Announces Nominees

The four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2019 have been announced at Tate Britain today.

29 April 2019

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BP Portrait Award Shortlist For 40th Year at NPG

The shortlist for the BP Portrait Award 2019 has been announced by the National Portrait Gallery, London. The prize which will be presented on 10 June 2019

28 April 2019

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Sean Scully Unveils New Sculptural And Figurative Works During Venice Biennale

The Irish/American artist Sean Scully unveils Human: an exhibition of recent works both new and unseen pieces at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

26 April 2019

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Banksy Creates New London Artwork Highlighting Extinction Rebellion

A New Banksy mural has appeared, timed to the second at Marble Arch where climate activists have been protesting for the last few weeks. Extinction Rebellion has made an enormous impact on London and support has swollen since they first came on the scene.

25 April 2019

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019 Finalists Announced

The Art Fund has announced the five museums which have been selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, the world’s most prestigious museum prize.

20 April 2019

Spencer Tunick Nude Installations Take On Facebook and Instagram Censorship

The Body Installation artist Spencer Tunick has staged more than 75 large-scale installations using hundreds or thousands of nude participants in urban and natural settings around the world.

16 April 2019

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Sean Scully National Gallery – Rembrandt and Now Gagosian – Edward Lucie-Smith

At first glance, the Sean Scully show that just opened at the National Gallery in London couldn’t be more different from the exhibition not far away at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill. It features just one artist, rather than a series of well-known names.

16 April 2019

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Elton John and David Furnish Donate Photography Gallery To V&A

The V&A has announced a new, long-term collaboration with Elton John and David Furnish to improve public access to photography.

10 April 2019

Emil Nolde: Contradictions of A Degenerate Artist And Nazi Sympathiser

Emil Nolde (1867–1956) was arguably one of the best known “degenerate artists” working in Germany at the time of the Third Reich. No other artist had as many works confiscated, nor were their works as prominently displayed in the ‘Degenerate Art’ exhibition of 1937/38.

Hong Kong: Art Basel to Chungking Mansion – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

There is no doubt Hong Kong is becoming one of the leading destinations for art lovers, collectors, curators and art professionals in general.

Antony Gormley Celebrated With Royal Academy Solo Show

In September 2019, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of the internationally acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley (b. 1950), the most significant in the UK for over a decade.

8 April 2019

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Yinka Shonibare British Library Installation Acquired By Tate

Tate has announced that it has acquired the installation ‘The British Library’ by Yinka Shonibare CBE.

7 April 2019

Grayson Perry Brexit Vases Go On Display At V&A

Grayson Perry’s timely pair of vases depicting Brexit, one leave the other remain go on permanent display in the V&A’s Ceramics Galleries from today.

6 April 2019

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Manhattan’s Newest Arts Centre The Shed Opens

The Shed, Manhattan’s newest arts centre has opened to rave reviews. Despite local condemnation calling the rest of the development of glass and steel skyscrapers bland and dated.

Jimmie Durham Receives 58th Venice Biennale Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award

Jimmie Durham has been announced the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

Paint by Numbers Hobby kit Originator Dan Robbins Dies Age 93

The artist behind ‘Paint-by-Numbers’ hobby kits Dan Robbins has died at age 93. He passed away Sylvania, Ohio. Robbins worked for paint products firm the Palmer Paint Company of Detroit Michigan in the 1940s when he invented the kits. By the 1950s millions were being sold across the US, and it ignited a craze for […]

4 April 2019

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Christo Gets Green Light To Cover Arc de Triomphe Paris

The artist Christo has announced that he has received permission from the French government and the country’s Center for National Monuments to wrap the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most iconic landmarks in Paris.

3 April 2019

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Laure Prouvost To Produce New Art On The Underground Commission

The French/British artist Laure Prouvost has been commissioned by Art on the Underground to create a major new artwork. This ambitious city-wide series of posters will take-over advertising sites across all 270 London Underground stations will be her first UK public commission.

3 April 2019

Anish Kapoor Creates The Ultimate Brexit Artwork

Anish Kapoor has created a new work titled ‘A Brexit, A Broxit, We All Fall Down’. The work depicts an open wound representing the state of the political climate, in a divided country, which just a few years ago was a reasonably unified nation.

2 April 2019

Ralph Rugoff And Aaron Cezar Announce Performance Programme For 58TH Venice Biennale

A series of dynamic performances have been announced for the opening week and final weekend of the 58th Venice Biennale of Art.

1 April 2019

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Stolen £40m Picasso Will Saudi Billionaire or Insurers Get The Portrait

A Picasso painting valued at up to £40m has been recovered by the Dutch art sleuth Arthur Brand.

30 March 2019

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Agnès Varda Woman At The Heart Of French New Wave Film Dies

Agnès Varda, the woman at the heart of French New Wave, has died age 90. Varda had a sense of humour. In her old age, she introduced herself as a potato. ‘A heart-shaped potato – growing again’ she told those who gathered at the French Institute in New York to learn from her experience in […]

28 March 2019

Botticelli Masterpiece Discovered In English Heritage Collection

A new Botticelli painting has been discovered in an English Heritage property collection. For years it lay beneath yellowing varnish and it wasn’t until this was stripped away that the work was attributed to the Renaissance master’s studio.

27 March 2019

Tate Modern Tops Visitor Attraction List For First Time

The public has chosen Tate Modern over the British Museum for the first time since records began. The UK’s most popular visitor attractions’ list published yesterday has shown for the first time in a decade Tate Modern is the clear winner.

26 March 2019

Jerwood Gallery To Rebrand As Hastings Contemporary

The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings is to relaunch as Hastings Contemporary: Independent gallery for the South East on 6th July with a major presentation by international contemporary painter Tal R, alongside British artist, Roy Oxlade (the late husband of Rose Wiley)

21 March 2019

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Preservation Of A Much Loved Waterloo Public Art Poem – Sue Hubbard

In these grim times, we need all the art we can get. Public art feeds the soul as well as the mind. It provides spaces for contemplation in a gritty difficult world.

20 March 2019

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Art And Money Laundering Why The Global Art Market Needs Regulation

High-end art, antiquities, and antiques have become more and more attractive to money launders says, Peter D. Hardy a partner at Ballard Spahr, writing for The National Law Review, in an in-depth article published today.

20 March 2019

Unprecedented $1m Contemporary Art Prize Launched By Japan’s Nomura Holdings

Nomura Holdings, Inc. announced today that it is creating the largest cash award in contemporary visual arts to encourage and nurture creativity.

19 March 2019

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Foundling Museum: HRH Duchess of Cambridge Becomes Royal Patron

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has announced that she is to become a patron of London’s Foundling Museum.