22 July 2009

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ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

  Artlyst will be featuring this exhibition opening on 13th October. By the time of his death in 1989, Robert Mapplethorpe’s self portraits, nudes, and flower photographs were already seminal images of the 20th Century. Fuelled by a passion for classical sculpture and strongly influenced by his repressive Catholic upbringing Mapplethorpe quickly found expression through […]

22 July 2009

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Robert Motherwell – Open

Showing major works from Motherwell’s Open series. The exhibition is timed to correspond with the release of a seminal book on the series by 21 Publishing, with texts by leading international critics.

22 July 2009

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The Seamless Garment

the seamless garment – Group Show Prunella Clough, John Fraser, Sheila Girling, Jules de Goede, John McLean, Robert Motherwell and Geoff Rigden

22 July 2009

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NEWS Stern Pissarro Gallery is Moving to St. James’s Street NEWS

Stern Pissarro Gallery is moving to St. James’s Street . For over 30 years Stern Pissarro has held an unique position in the art world as the only gallery to specialise in Camille Pissarro and four generations of his descendants, covering 150 years of paintings, watercolours, drawings, pastels and numerous print techniques by this extraordinary […]

22 July 2009

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British Self-Portraits in the Twentieth Century

The earliest in this remarkable collection of 100 British Self-Portraits include work by Raymond Coxon, Ithell Colquhoun, Carel Weight and Anne Redpath from the inter-war years, but most are from the 1950’s and 1960’s, helping to evoke an entire period in British art and its myriad developing strands. All kinds of artistic influences are evident—art […]

22 July 2009

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In the Mix II

This exhibition is recommended by Artlyst.Back due to popular demand In the Mix II presents a vibrant and eclectic collection of contemporary and modern sculpture from a diverse collection of artists. Ranging from the idiosyncratic work of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi to the graceful mobiles of Daniel Chadwick, from the emotionally powerful works by Ugandan artist […]

22 July 2009

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Edinburgh Art Festival

This festival is highly recommended by Artlyst and is the most important annual visual art related event in Scotland.The Edinburgh Art Festival is Scotland’s largest annual festival of visual art and has something for everyone. Established in 2004, the Festival works in partnership with the city’s artists, galleries, museums and visual art spaces to present […]

22 July 2009

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NEW WORKS BY GALLERY ARTISTS

Including work by Stephen Chambers, Renny Tait, Jane Edden, Claerwen James and Bernard Cohen

22 July 2009

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Charles LeDray: Mens Suits

Charles LeDray is one of the best kept secrets in contemporary art. Based in a small studio in New York, LeDray labours quietly away for years on individual sculptures comprising a huge number of individual parts. Amongst his past work is a glass vitrine housing over two thousand unique miniature porcelain vessels, and other works […]

22 July 2009

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Roger Hiorns: SEIZURE

British artist Roger Hiorns uses unusual materials to effect surprising transformations on found objects and urban situations. Fire emerges from storm drains, perfume permeates metal surfaces, and copper sulphate crystals colonise industrial objects. SEIZURE was Hiorns’ most ambitious work to date and his first major sculptural project within an urban site, and it marked a […]

20 July 2009

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BANKSY: Please Love Me

See More Banksy on ArtLyst http://www.artlyst.com/galleries/view/19   Covent Garden welcomes an exhibition of work from the last 10 years by infamous graffiti artist Banksy. The show will include several ‘architectural’ pieces and plenty of his signature characters, the rats in their many guises; as the Paparazzi, welders, rappers, lock-breakers and, of course, graffiti artists. Admission […]

19 July 2009

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Boule to Braid: Curated by Richard Wentworth

In Richard Wentworth’s ‘Thinking Aloud’ artists including Karin Ruggaber, Keith Coventry, Patrick Caulfield, and Simon Starling’s pirated do-it-yourself Eames chairs, Tom Sachs and Bruce Nauman came together with a Frank Gehry model, snowed under by an enormous assortment of material harvested from both private and museum sources. The show converged the territories that artists like […]

19 July 2009

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STEVEN CAMPBELL: NEW WORK 2006-2007

The Directors of Marlborough Fine Art are delighted to announce their forthcoming Memorial Exhibition of paintings by Steven Campbell.  Shortly before his untimely death in August 2007, Steven chose this title for his planned exhibition at the Glasgow Print studio and the Glasgow School of Art in 2008.  It is a quotation from Monteverdi’s Orfeo […]

19 July 2009

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SHERRIE LEVINE

SHERRIE LEVINE 29 MAY 2009 – 31 JULY 2009 “I consider myself a still-life artist, with the bookplate as my subject. I want to make pictures that maintain their reference to the bookplates. And I want my pictures to have a material presence that is as interesting as, but quite different from, the originals.” Sherrie […]

19 July 2009

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Craigie Aitchison Paintings

One of Britain’s most popular and respected figurative artists, Craigie Aitchison was born in Edinburgh in 1926 and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1952-54. Under the tutelage of Sir William Coldstream at the Slade, he adopted a technique using careful measuring and thinly applied paint to achieve subtle colour harmonies in […]

19 July 2009

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Bobby Baker’s Diary Drawings: Mental illness and me, 1997-2008

Bobby Baker is one of the most widely acclaimed and popular performance artists working today. She began her diary drawings in 1997 when she became a patient at a day centre. Originally private, they gradually became a way for her to communicate complex thoughts and emotions that are difficult to articulate to her family, friends […]

19 July 2009

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Keith Coventry

Haunch of Venison London is delighted to announce the second of a pair of exhibitions that constitute a retrospective for the acclaimed British artist, Keith Coventry. Taken together, the two exhibitions reveal the breadth and consistency of Coventry’s work from the early 1990s to the present. While the first exhibition in 2008* focused on the […]

19 July 2009

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Peter Randall Sculpture

‘Our most intimate understanding of three-dimensional form comes from our own and other people’s bodies. When we look around the world we see the outside of something and wonder what might be inside. I try to tap into this, implying from the modulations of a surface what may be happening inside – a delicate balancing […]

19 July 2009

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa

This year’s temporary pavilion and event space was designed by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. This is always an event to see! The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 has been designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of leading Japanese architecture practice SANAA. It is sponsored by NetJets Europe. Describing their structure the architects […]

19 July 2009

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Gilbert & George: JACK FREAK PICTURES

White Cube is pleased to present a new exhibition by Gilbert & George. The ‘JACK FREAK PICTURES’ will be shown in both the Mason’s Yard and Hoxton galleries and comprise the single largest series of work ever made by the illustrious British duo. It is their third show with White Cube and the first in […]

19 July 2009

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New Radicals: From Sickert to Freud

Highlighting the Walker Art Gallery’s extensive collection of modern British art, New Radicals: From Sickert to Freud features a selection of stunning paintings from the early 20th century. The exhibition focuses on some of the dramatic changes in British art in the wake of French Impressionism right through to the period just after the Second […]

19 July 2009

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Alexandre da Cunha: Laissez-faire

Camden Arts Centre has commissioned London-based Brazilian artist Alexandre da Cunha to create a new sculptural installation for Gallery 3. His dynamic, large-scale sculptures improvise on the concept of the readymade by reusing everyday objects: job lots from pound shops, surplus fabrics and recycled goods, reflecting on their specific histories and aesthetics. Prior to the exhibition […]

19 July 2009

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Simon Faithfull – Gravity Sucks

Gravity Sucks brings together for the first time the complete series of Simon Faithfull’s Escape Vehicles, seven quixotic artworks that utilise an assortment of balloons, insects and rockets to offer the viewer the idea of freeing themselves from the constraints of gravity. Faithfull’s works can be seen as an ongoing investigation into the incomprehensible scale […]

19 July 2009

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Poor. Old. Tired. Horse.

Exhibiting artists: Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Anna Barham, Matthew Brannon, Henri Chopin, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Alasdair Gray, Philip Guston, David Hockney, Karl Holmqvist, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Janice Kerbel, Christopher Knowles, Ferdinand Kriwet, Liliane Lijn, Robert Smithson, Frances Stark and Sue Tompkins. Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. takes an expansive look at text-based art practices, inspired by […]

17 July 2009

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Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton

A luminous palette and rhythmic energy of line  combine with realism to make Elizabeth Peyton a painter of modern life. Born in Connecticut in 1965, Peyton studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where she lives and works. Executed in oil paint, watercolour, ink or pencil, her small but intense portraits may […]

17 July 2009

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Eva Rothschild Sculpture

Eva Rothschild Born in Dublin 1971Lives and works in London This is an exhibition to coincide with the works on display at Tate Britain. Eva Rothschild has been named the sixth artist to take on the Duveens Commission at London’s Tate Britain. Rothschild will follow in the footsteps of former Turner Prize-winner, Martin Creed, whose […]

17 July 2009

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Patrick Caulfield : Prints 1964 – 1999 / Contemporary Prints : Including Lichtenstein, Opie

Patrick Caulfield : Prints 1964 – 1999  Wednesday 15th Jul 2009 – Saturday 5th Sep 2009 31 Cork Street   The Alan Cristea Gallery will be holding a retrospective exhibition of Patrick Caulfield’s prints. Caulfield died in 2005 leaving an indelible contribution to British painting and printmaking. Caulfield was a student at the Royal College […]

11 July 2009

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Telling Tales Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design

This exhibition explores the recent trend among European designers for unique or limited edition pieces that push the boundaries between art and design. It showcases furniture, lighting and ceramics, designed by a new generation of international designers, including Tord Boontje, Maarten Baas, Jurgen Bey and Studio Job, who are all inspired by the spirit of […]

11 July 2009

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London Design Festival – Special Event

This September the V&A will be at the centre of the seventh annual London Design Festival. As the Festival hub, the V&A will be a focal point of design-related activity and the first port of call for all visitors to the Festival. Enjoy an exciting array of displays, installations, talks and workshops throughout the Museum, […]

3 July 2009

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Raqib Shaw

Raqib Shaw: Absence of God 20 May—4 Jul 2009 Hoxton Square White Cube Hoxton Square is pleased to present ‘Absence of God’, the first exhibition at the gallery by Raqib Shaw. In the main space Shaw will exhibit seven spectacular paintings, including his largest to date, which measures over 7m wide. The first-floor gallery is […]

28 June 2009

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Post War and Contemporary Art – Sale 16856 – 23 September 2009

With both the continued success of our Vision 21 auctions and the more recent introduction of our innovative Urban Art auctions, Bonhams remains committed to offering a wide and varied selection of Post-War and Contemporary art and design at auction. An ever-growing group of international buyers have resulted in top prices for big-name artists and […]