13 February 2015

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Global Art-marketing: Where The Crowned Kings Of Auctioneering Find Their Sovereignty

In my best Sam the Eagle voice: “Sales is vanity, profit is sanity”. Splashed all over the art newspapers this week were Christie’s

5 February 2015

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Some Curators Think They Are More Important Than The Art Itself

Why put on an exhibition? What’s the point? The term curator comes from the Latin ‘curare’, “to look after”, simply meaning to care

29 January 2015

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National Gallery: One Small Step Towards Privatisation One Giant Leap Towards BP

The National Gallery found itself the centre of a large PR pickle this week as the dirty word ‘privatisation’ was bandied back and forth over its decision to outsource gallery invigilation to security firm CIS, to the mass dismay of unions. Indeed, anyone who visited ‘Rembrandt: the late works’ will have noticed for the first […]

23 January 2015

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Kitsch Happens: Utilitarian Objects Rather Than Works Of Art?

This spring twelve Jack Vettriano paintings are expected to fetch up to £1.2m when auctioned at Bonham’s.

16 January 2015

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Art Replicants: Why Is The Dulwich Picture Gallery Full Of Fakery?

Following last week’s musings on intellectual property, the Dulwich Picture Gallery has recently announced that as part of its exhibition programme

9 January 2015

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Is Image Appropriation Just Plagiarism Of Intellectual Property

Jeff Koons is facing a second lawsuit over alleged plagiarism of intellectual property in two weeks; first regarding the sculpture

27 December 2014

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ArtBytch Round-Up The Best And Worst London Art 2014

The highs and lows of art in 2014: early on the Whitechapel Gallery scored a big hit with deco-haired Hannah Höch’s impressively hard-hitting collages

18 December 2014

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Art The Miracle That Exists Outside A Saccharine Schmaltz Christmas

It’s that time of year again, when a saccharine schmaltz descends in snowy suffocating blanket over us; Christmas is the most profitable time of year for many retailers

12 December 2014

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Art Basel Miami: Summing Up Superficiality In The Contemporary Art World

If you thought the Frieze Art Fair was the pinnacle of superficiality in the contemporary art world, Art Basel which took place last week on Miami Beach is its attention grabbing, celebrity obsessed, glitter sprinkled sister: part art fair, part Spring Breakers! This is what Frieze would look like if frequented by the excessively moneyed, […]

5 December 2014

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Shia LaBeouf Is Living Proof That Actors Can’t Be Visual Artists

News emerged this week that Shia LaBeouf was ‘raped’ by a spectator at his collaborative show with the artists Luke Turner and Nastja Säde Rönkkö

28 November 2014

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ArtBytch: Black Spider Memos, Victorian Excess, And Smell-O-Vision Art At Leighton House

The arrival of the rule of law signified the backbone upon which democracy continues to structure itself.

20 November 2014

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Allen Jones: Wince-inducing Furniture Women Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

Welcome to the Establishment, Mr Jones, you may now safely wheel out your once risqué, now wince-inducing archaic women as furniture.

7 November 2014

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Brand Beckham, Warhol and Koons ArtBytch Reveals The Common Denominator

My name is Charles Saatchi and I am an alcoholic: given the growing trend for sprinkling the magical commercial fairy dust that is “Art”