1 August 2009

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Ken Howard: Royal Academy

This exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to view recent oils by Ken Howard RA. Having initially studied at the Royal College of Art and begun his career as a war artist, he has now become one of the best-selling artists of his generation. The subjects explored reflect the artist’s passions and experiences of his life […]

1 August 2009

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Paper City: Urban Utopias: Royal Academy

Paper City: Urban Utopias showcases a selection of extraordinary drawings, collages and photomontages that have been produced for Blueprint as part of their back-page ‘Paper City’ commissions over… Paper City: Urban Utopias showcases a selection of extraordinary drawings, collages and photomontages that have been produced for Blueprint as part of their back-page ‘Paper City’ commissions […]

1 August 2009

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GSK Contemporary Earth: Art of a changing world: Royal Academy

GSK Contemporary: Earth is the second annual contemporary art season at 6 Burlington Gardens. The exhibition will present new and recent work from more than 30 leading international contemporary artists, including commissions and new works from the best emerging talent “This second year of GSK Contemporary is an important collaboration between GlaxoSmithKline and the Royal […]

1 August 2009

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The Real Van Gogh :The Artist and His Letters

In January 2010, the Royal Academy of Arts will stage a landmark exhibition of the work of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). The focus of the exhibition will be the artist’s remarkable correspondence. Over 35 original letters, rarely exhibited to the public due to their fragility, will be on display, together with around 65 paintings and […]

1 August 2009

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Rankin Retrospective and Rankin Live Exhibition

Photographer, publisher, and most recently film director, Rankin established his reputation when he launched Dazed & Confused with his business partner Jefferson Hack in 1991. From his iconic shot of Kylie lying naked and prostrate, to the Queen smiling enigmatically, Rankin’s iconic, intimate portraiture style, and his mischievous eye have gained him a reputation as […]

1 August 2009

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The Twiggy Exhibition

As well as those famous early images, the Twiggy photo exhibition features some of her recent modelling work. In all, there are more than 20 images of her spanning the decades. She’s appeared in all the leading magazines, and has more recently become the face of Marks and Spencers. Some of the leading photographers to […]

1 August 2009

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The Affordable Art Fair – Autumn 2009

: When Will Ramsay set up the fair in 1999 his aim was to make contemporary art accessible to everyone and to show you don’t need to be an art expert or a millionaire to enjoy and buy art.  Ten years on the fair is still a relaxed and fun way to browse a huge […]

1 August 2009

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Corot to Monet A Fresh Look at Landscape from the Collection

A major part of the exhibition will then focus on the work of the  ‘Corot to Monet’ will demonstrate how painters such as Théodore Rousseau, Jean François Millet and Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz de la Peña captured their native scenery to great effect. The National Gallery is taking a fresh look at each of the 2,300 paintings […]

1 August 2009

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The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2009

ArtLyst Event Review Below Welcome to The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, staged for the first time in a glamorous purpose-built marquee in Berkeley Square. Some 80 members will present paintings and objects of exceptional quality.  From medieval works of art to contemporary fine art, from the finest furniture to exquisite jewellery, quality and authenticity […]

31 July 2009

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Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist will create a kind of domestic fantasy for her exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Zürich. The ground floor galleries will be transformed by the artist into her dream living room — a space whose walls, floors and furnishings are alive with images. Rist’s video installations take many guises. She has likened them in […]

31 July 2009

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Martin Eder

Hauser & Wirth presents the first UK exhibition of the Berlin-based artist Martin Eder. Populated by naked young women and saccharine fluffy pets, Eder’s semi-surrealistic paintings exude an engaging perversity. His scenarios have a nightmarish feeling and explore the uneasy interdependence of culture, kitsch and commerce in contemporary art. ‘My paintings are actually battle scenes,’ […]

31 July 2009

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Subodh Gupta

Describing himself as ‘the idol thief’, Subodh Gupta is one of the most exciting and audacious contemporary artists to have emerged in recent years. The man dubbed by The Guardian as the ‘Sub-continental Marcel Duchamp’ will exhibit simultaneously at Hauser & Wirth’s Piccadilly and Old Bond Street galleries throughout October. Among the works he’s making […]

31 July 2009

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A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break

New audiovisual work by David Blandy, Henry Coombes and Tereza Buskova, plus works from the Zabludowicz Collection 9 July to 16 August 2009 176 is pleased to announce A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break, an exhibition of new audiovisual work made with the support of the Zabludowicz Collection. New films by David Blandy, […]

30 July 2009

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MODERNISM + ART20 2009

MODERNISM + ART20 Sanford Smith commented that “MODERNISM has always paved the way for collectors interested in the most important design movements from 1880-1980, including Aesthetic, Belle Epoque, Art Deco, Revival, Wiener Werkstatte, Memphis, Bauhaus, and 50’s and 60’s.

30 July 2009

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Art Chicago 2010

Art Chicago® 2010 the annual international fair of contemporary and modern art, brings together the world’s leading emerging and established galleries. Art Chicago offers curators, collectors, artists and art enthusiasts a comprehensive survey of current and historic work, from cutting-edge to modern masters in a wide variety of media including: painting, photography, drawings, prints, sculpture, […]

30 July 2009

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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2009

Founded in 2000, the Toronto International Art Fair is one of the most successful fairs in North America. TIAF is held annually at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada’s top convention and trade-show facility located in the heart of downtown Toronto. “Art Toronto is a special event that brings the entire contemporary Canadian art world […]

30 July 2009

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The Armory Show 2010

The Armory Show is America’s leading fine art fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its eleven years, the fair has become an international institution. Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York their destination during Armory Arts Week

24 July 2009

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Ryan McGinley

MOONMILK Alison Jacques Gallery announces the first UK solo show of acclaimed American artist Ryan McGinley with an exhibition of 24 new colour photographs shot in caves across North America. Over the last year, McGinley and his crew explored huge caves underground, venturing into unknown territory, seeking out spectacular natural spaces, some previously undocumented. The […]

24 July 2009

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Gay Icons

fascinating and inspirational stories will be illustrated by over sixty photographic portraits including works by Andy Warhol, Snowdon and Cecil Beaton together with specially commissioned portraits of the selectors by Mary McCartney. All are set in a striking exhibition design conceived by renowned theatre designer, Robert Jones. The chosen icons, who may or may not […]

24 July 2009

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Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed

Highlighting key pop cultural figures from each year of this remarkable decade, the exhibition includes classic images of groups such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Who as well as early portraits of singers such as Cliff Richard, Billy Fury, Marianne Faithful, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie.Bringing together 150 photographs, together […]

24 July 2009

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Salome: Oscar Wilde and Maud Allan

The play was not publically performed in England until 1931. However, a dance interpretation by Maud Allan became the theatrical phenomenon of 1908. The Vision of Salome ran for eighteen months, creating an atmosphere of ‘Salomania’, and making Allan a star. A decade later, her career was ruined by a libel trial focused on her […]

24 July 2009

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Quentin Crisp: the naked civil servant

With hennaed hair, nail varnish on both his finger and toe nails and a repertoire of dramatic poses, he made a memorable subject for students in the art colleges around London and the home counties where he worked.  Crisp’s poses were so extreme they could not be held long enough for painting and so he […]

24 July 2009

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Martin Amis and Friends: Photographs by Angela Gorgas

Taken in London and Paris the photographs feature literary and social figures including Ian McEwan, Christopher Hitchens, Kingsley Amis, James Fenton, Pat Kavanagh and Candia McWilliam. These photographs have remained in the photographer’s private collection for almost 30 years and offer us a unique insight into Amis and his friends in the period when the […]

24 July 2009

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Bob Dylan 1966 European Tour

In an interview in 2008, Feinstein recalled, ‘I was in a unique position, given complete access and trust during a very special period. I saw Bob perform hundreds of times, travelled with him, often spent 24 hours a day with him…I liked his work, Bob liked mine. He knew I would make him look interesting. […]

24 July 2009

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David Byrne: Playing the Building

Playing the Building, David Byrne’s interactive sound installation, drew crowds to New York’s Battery Maritime Museum last year. This August sees the UK premiere of his vision of ‘Victorian steam-punk technology’ at the 160-year-old Roundhouse. Imagine an old pump organ, set at the heart of the Roundhouse, with a series of low-tech cables and wires […]

22 July 2009

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DANA POPA: NOT NATASHA

Photographs documenting the experiences of sex-trafficked women in Moldova.

22 July 2009

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SOUND ESCAPES

A group exhibition marking the culmination of a radical sound based research project Peter Cusack, Simon Elvins, Fédération Internationale des Chasseurs de Sons, Nikolaus Gansterer, Stephen Gill, Dan Holdsworth, Jacob Kirkegaard, Camille Norment, Dawn Scarfe, Thomson & Craighead Curated by Angus Carlyle and Irene Revell; produced by Electra

22 July 2009

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Alan Phelan: Fragile Absolutes

Fragile Absolutes presents 16 new and recent works inspired by Irish artist Alan Phelan’s ongoing engagement with political history, cultural theory, popular culture, masculinity and modified cars. The titles, subtitles and structure of the exhibition are derived from a project Phelan completed during his time on IMMA’s Artists’ Residency Programme in 2008. Taking the italicised […]

22 July 2009

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EOIN MC HUGH

New paintings by Dublin-based painter

22 July 2009

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The Foto8 Summer Show and Award 2009

ArtLyst recommends this exhibition taking place for or one month, The Summer Show provides London’s greatest spectacle of photography with over 100 images on display – an inspiring variety of framed and mounted images of all shapes and sizes, installed from floor to ceiling. From landscapes and portraiture to documentary, various genres of photography are […]

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.