27 September 2009

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The Object of the Attack

The Object of the Attack is a series of footnotes and infiltrations parallel to the exhibition Sculpture of The Space Age at the Foundation. Deliberately reacting against a linear approach to interpretation, The Object of the Attack will work as an echo chamber to the main exhibition and raise multiple questions about art production and […]

24 September 2009

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Damien Hirst  No Love Lost: Blue Paintings The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection is pleased to announce an exhibition of 25 new paintings by Damien Hirst including two triptychs, being shown in the UK for the first time. ‘No Love Lost: Blue Paintings by Damien Hirst’ marks the artist’s return to the solitary practice of painting. Created between 2006 and 2008, these paintings represent a […]

18 September 2009

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Boo Ritson: Back-Roads Journeys

  Part 1: The Diner at Alan Cristea Gallery Part 2: The Gas Station at Poppy Sebire Scenes of small-town America come to life in Back-Roads Journeys, an exhibition of new work across two venues by British artist Boo Ritson at Alan Cristea Gallery and Poppy Sebire from 13 October. Back-Roads Journeys begins in ‘The […]

18 September 2009

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Origin – The London Craft Fair 2009

Find what you love, love what you find Origin is the place for anyone interested in contemporary craft. See, buy or even commission something unique directly from 300 of the finest makers. Taking place within the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court within a specially designed pavilion, established makers and new talent will showcase their work under one […]

17 September 2009

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Gustav Metzger

The Serpentine Gallery presents a major survey of work from six decades by the influential artist and activist Gustav Metzger, 29 September – 8 November 2009. Metzger’s practice represents a life-long involvement in left-wing politics, ecology and the creative and destructive powers of twentieth and twenty-first century industrialised societies. This will be the first time […]

15 September 2009

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Keith Tyson: Cloud Choreography and Other Emergent Systems

 Keith Tyson’s work can be seen as an ongoing investigation into the question of how and why things come into being. Many of them investigate the physical forms and systems found within the natural world; others examine the effects of mankind on the environment, and the ensuing man-made forms and systems. In other works, Tyson […]

13 September 2009

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Design – 15 October 2009

 The Design department at Phillips de Pury & Company offers functional works by pioneering designers, manufacturers, and ateliers from the 20th and 21st Centuries as well as conceptual form-driven contemporary design.  

13 September 2009

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Vision 21 – 21 October 2009

The next Vision 21 sale of Post-War and contemporary paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and modern design furniture will be held on 21 October and include a broad range of work by some of the top names in 20th Century art and design. Typical auction entries include works by Ron Arad, Diane Arbus, Arman, Alighiero Boetti, […]

13 September 2009

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Tent London 2009

  Content is the very heart of Tent London, where up-and-coming designers and established companies receive exposure to both trade and consumer markets. It is a multi-disciplinary show with a rich mix of furniture, lighting, digital media, ceramics and textiles, materials and accessories. Whether you’re a manufacturer, a collective or an individual, Content caters for […]

11 September 2009

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Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger (born 1945) is an American conceptual artist represented by Sprüth Magers Berlin London.Much of Kruger’s graphic work consists of black-and-white photographs with overlaid captions set in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique. The phrases included in her work are usually declarative, and make common use of such pronouns as “you”, “I”, “we”, and “they”. The […]

11 September 2009

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Pop Life: Art in a Material World : Group show

Expect to be dazzled. Pop Life: Art in a Material World will explore the ways in which artists since the 1980s have created their own ‘brands’ and engaged in self-promotion. Including work by Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, David Hammons, Martin Kippenberger and more.”Good business is the best art” – Andy WarholFrom […]

11 September 2009

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Robert Mangold

This is Mangold’s eighth exhibition at the Lisson Gallery . His first show was in 1973, Robert Mangold presents a selection of new paintings and works on paper made this year. Robert Mangold is one of the most pre-eminent artists of his generation. Since the 1960s he has developed an artistic vocabulary derived from the […]

10 September 2009

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The Who: In the Beginning

London’s most explosive rock band The Who will be profiled in an exhibition shot by internationally renownedphotographer Colin Jones. With a seasoned ability to capture the raw essence of a moment, Jones’ work payshomage to the pioneering troupe with revealing precision.Marking 45 years since The Who’s formation, and a decade since their seminal “My Generation” […]

9 September 2009

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Pete and Repeat

176 is pleased to announce Pete and Repeat, an exhibition drawn entirely from the Zabludowicz Collection, featuring works by 35 artists from 15 countries who use strategies of repetition. Whether by irresistibly returning to a subject or theme, remaking a canonical work of art, serialising a formal element or demonstrating persistent patterns of behaviour, the […]

7 September 2009

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Paul Newman: Remembering Paul Newman

Proud Camden South Gallery presents Remembering Paul Newman, an exploration of the life and times of the legendary figure as seen through the camera of veteran Hollywood producer-turned-photographer Leo Fuchs.   One year on from Newman’s death, this exhibition charts his myriad of career paths, from film acting and directing to political activism, philanthropy to […]

5 September 2009

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Head-Wig: Selected By Paulina Olowska

Polish artist, Paulina Olowska, has brought together a number of works by international artists which can be related by a common theme, what she has termed ‘perceptual ambiguity’.Most of the selected artworks operate within the genre of portraiture either specifically or ambiguously and include paintings by Jarosaw Bau, Jakub Julian Ziókowski and Simon Ling and […]

4 September 2009

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20/21 BRITISH ART FAIR

The 20/21 BRITISH ART FAIR, the only fair specialising exclusively in modern and contemporary British art, will take place at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7, from 16 to 20 September. Here you will find all the great names of 20th century art: Bacon, Freud, Frink, Frost, Hepworth, Hockney, Hodgson, Lanyon, Lowry, […]

4 September 2009

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Roger Hiorns – Seizure

One of the most high-profile installations to be launched in the UK last year is set to re-open on 23 July. Roger Hiorns’s major sculptural project “Seizure” – a derelict South London flat transformed by the UK artist into a cavern coated in copper sulphate crystals – first opened late last year. The work led […]

4 September 2009

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Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst’s wide-ranging practice – installations, sculpture, painting and drawing – has sought to challenge the boundaries between art, science and popular culture. His energy and inventiveness, and his consistently visceral, visually arresting work, has made him a leading artist of his generation.

4 September 2009

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Anselm Kiefer

    Over the past four decades, Anselm Kiefer has produced a diverse body of work in painting, sculpture and installation that has made him among the most important artists of his generation. Kiefer studied with Joseph Beuys in the early 1970s, but soon began to develop his own, deliberately indigenous set of subjects and […]

4 September 2009

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Zhang Huan: Zhu Gangqiang

An exploration of memory, spirituality and hope through themiraculous survival of a pig is being conducted at London’s WhiteCube by Chinese performance and visual artist Zhang Huan. The show isbased around one of the greatest natural disasters to hit China inrecent memory. In May 2008, an earthquake reaching magnitude of 8 onthe Richter Scale killed […]

4 September 2009

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Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry, (born 1960) is one of the most admired and controversial British artists. The Walthamstow Tapestry explores the emotional resonance of brand names in our lives and our quasi-religious relationship to consumerism. Charting man’s passage from birth to death, the tapestry is peppered with leading brands encountered along the way. Stripped of their logos […]

4 September 2009

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Richard Wright

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce Richard Wright’s second exhibition with Gagosian Gallery in London, which precedes his exhibition at Tate Britain as one of the four artists shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Turner Prize.My work is like a worn step, it is like a smoke detector, it is even like a picture, but it […]

4 September 2009

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Florian Maier-Aichen: Snow Machine

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent photographs by Florian Maier-Aichen. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in London.I have always been interested in the making of things. Most products and materials conceal their process of manufacture. It’s the same with photography, which turned from a discipline that was subject to […]

4 September 2009

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WILLIAM CROZIER

William Crozier has represented the UK and Ireland overseas, and has been awarded the Premio Lissone in Milan and the Oireachtas Gold medal for painting. In 1991 the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork and the Royal Hibernian Academy curated a mid-career retrospective of his work. He was elected to Aosdana ( the body founded by the […]

4 September 2009

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Stuart Cumberland Melissa Marks

A highly respected painter, born in 1970, Stuart Cumberland has, more consistently and for longer than practically any one else in the UK, maintained a flirtation with the visual power of Modernist painting. Cumberland enjoys the possibilities opened up by an almost endless expressive recombination of artistic styles and statements. His paintings are a satisfying […]

4 September 2009

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Eduardo Paolozzi

Edwardo Piaolozzi is considered one of the most versatile British artists of the 20th century in this exhibition, as well as examples of Paolozzi’s work for Ambit, works on show include bronzes, prints, and artists’ scrapbooks, as well as a range of space age toys from the artist’s collection. This autumn, Raven Row combines two […]

30 August 2009

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Modern Design – 06 October 2009

  Wright’s upcoming Modern Design auction features numerous noteworthy designs from the 20th century – from an exceptional selection of Edward Wormley designs for Dunbar including a masterpiece Janus occasional table topped with Tiffany tiles, to works by Philippe Starck, from the personal collection of Ian Schrager, for the Morgans, Royalton and Paramount Hotels in […]

28 August 2009

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Luxury Goods III ‘The Meaning of Art’

An international, interdisciplinary five day, free art festival. Over 50 artists from all continents band together to dissect and reframe ‘The Meaning of Art’ through art objects, seminar discussion, time based media, drama workshops, music, poetry and performance.   The festival opens on Wednesday the 9th with performances and music. Join us on the evening […]

21 August 2009

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Ed Ruscha Is Getting One Anyway

London’s Hayward Gallery is pleased to present  the first major UK retrospective of paintings from the Los Angeles based artist Ed Ruscha. One of the most significant and pioneering American artists of the past half century, the exhibit Spans his entire career, the exhibition reveals the depth and breadth of Ruscha’s achievement as a painter.

20 August 2009

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Woodstock Vision: The spirit of a generation

Remembering music’s most defining moment, Proud Camden and Budweiser present a definitive portrait of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, shot by the event’s official snapper – famed Rock and Roll photographer Elliott Landy. This exclusive exhibition will launch to celebrate 40 years since the legendary festival and will expose both the musicians and the audience through […]

20 August 2009

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Queen: The Unseen Archive

Proud Central presents an intimate photographic portrait of legendary rock band Queen – launched to coincide with the anniversary of the band’s last ever concert and showcasing both iconic and unseen images. Selected from photographer Peter Hince’s extensive archive, this exhibition reveals the hugely influential band from the unique perspective of someone who spanned two […]