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

4 February 2015

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Luc Tuymans Discusses His Dark Paintings, Japanese Cannibals, And Francisco De Goya

The renowned Belgian artist Luc Tuymans has a new exhibtion at David Zwirner, which is presenting the artist’s latest paintings

3 February 2015

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TFL Demolishes £100,000 Eduardo Paolozzi Mosaic Arches At Tottenham Court Station

Transport for London has demolished the iconic Eduardo Paolozzi mosaic arches at Tottenham Court Road station in one of the biggest acts of cultural vandalism

1 February 2015

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Zavier Ellis Compares Young Gods, Misogyny, And Absurdity

The young artist/curator Zavier Ellis runs the highly regarded CHARLIE SMITH London, the gallery has a history of identifying some of London’s best new art talent. Ellis has again curated ‘Young Gods’ at Griffin Gallery, and CHARLIE SMITH London, for the third year running. The artist/curator’s annual selection of graduates from London art schools is […]

29 January 2015

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Luc Tuymans Talks To Artlyst About Plagiarism And Politics

The Belgian artist Luc Tuymans who was recently found guilty of copyright infringement, after losing a legal battle in his home country over the alleged plagiarism concerning a portrait

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 […]

26 January 2015

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Professionals Scrutinise The Art World’s Shady Dealings

Regulation is needed in the global art market because it is vulnerable to money laundering, tax evasion, trading on inside information and price manipulation – as reported by the Financial Times blog after an FT Weekend lunch in Davos. It is indeed not much of an exaggeration to state that the art world is the […]

25 January 2015

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Zavier Ellis Explores Young Gods, Modernism, And Jigsaws

Young artist/curator Zavier Ellis runs the highly regarded CHARLIE SMITH London, which is renowned for identifying some of London’s best new art talent. Ellis has again curated ‘Young Gods’ at Griffin Gallery, and CHARLIE SMITH London, for the third year running. The artist/curator’s annual selection of graduates from London art schools is recognised as a […]

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.

18 January 2015

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Zavier Ellis Talks To Artlyst About Young Gods, Narratives, And Toothpaste

Zavier Ellis is a young artist/curator who runs the highly regarded CHARLIE SMITH London, a gallery with a history of identifying some of London’s best new art talent. Ellis has again curated ‘Young Gods’ at Griffin Gallery, and CHARLIE SMITH London, for the third year running. The artist/curator’s annual selection of graduates from London art […]

17 January 2015

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Labour Policy For The Arts As Bad As Conservatives Tweet Reveals

Labour has come under fire after a message was tweeted by the party confirming that it would uphold the £180m slashed from the Arts Council budget by the Tories. They stated that the party would not reverse Tory cuts to culture spending if it wins the general election. David Cameron’s government claimed on Monday that […]

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

13 January 2015

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BBC Broadcasts Cover Of Charlie Hebdo Depicting Cartoon Of Prophet Muhammad

The BBC’s Newsnight which was broadcast after the 10 o’clock news last night, briefly showed a copy of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo,

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

1 January 2015

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Visual Arts Snubbed In 2015 New Year Honours List

It is truly astounding that not one noted British visual artist has been presented with an order of chivalry in this year’s New Year Honours List.

28 December 2014

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Adolf Hitler vs Winston Churchill Who Was The Better Artist?

With the former US President George W. Bush admitted that he may not be “a great painter” – yet still exhibiting more than 24 portraits of world leaders that he met

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

20 December 2014

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Jeremy Deller Explores Warhol, Morris And The Factory

In 1986 a young Jeremy Deller took up an invitation from Andy Warhol to hang out at the artist’s eponymous Factory. Deller was an art history graduate

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

13 December 2014

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Jeremy Deller Mixes A Cocktail Of Warhol, Morris And Politics

Little did the Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller realise that a chance meeting with Andy Warhol would have a pivotal effect on his creative perspective, and future art career. At the tender age of 20, the artist took up an invitation from Warhol to hang out at the artist’s eponymous Factory. It was 1986 […]

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, […]

11 December 2014

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Give Elgin Marbles Back: British Public Support Dwindles To 25%

The Elgin Marbles, also known as the Parthenon Marbles, which were scrubbed clean, whitened and preserved by the British Museum

9 December 2014

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Helly Nahmad: Early Prison Release Sparks Outcry Of Two Tier Justice System

The New York art dealer Helly Nahmad has been released from prison after spending only five months of his one-year and one-day sentence.

6 December 2014

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Jeremy Deller Talks To Artlyst About Warhol, Morris And Love

At the age of 20, the Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller took up an invitation from Andy Warhol to hang out at the artist’s eponymous Factory. It was 1986 and Deller was an art history graduate, bumping into Warhol at Anthony d’Offay Gallery, where he was approached by one of Warhol’s entourage. The visit […]

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.

9 November 2014

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BBC Incompetence As Television Centre Memorabilia Goes For A Song

The BBC have been criticised for not properly promoting a series of auctions of memorabilia, from Television Centre, the last of which raised only £100,000

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”

15 October 2014

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Artlyst Power 100: 2014 Alternative Art Power List revealed

Each October during Frieze Week, Artlyst releases the Art PowerLyst, the alternative to ArtReview’s Power 100. Many think that AR’s list is erroneous and tired, with a criteria based on ‘sheer financial clout.’ It is dominated by commercial gallery owners, big-buck artists, and misguided auctioneers. The ArtLyst editorial staff believe that achievement should not be […]

25 February 2014

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Listening to Scarlett Lingwood: An Interview With One Of London’s Leading Emerging Artists

The emerging artist, Scarlett Lingwood, has a new show called, “Calasetta Calling,” on March 4th at the Stationer’s Hall in St. Paul’s. Since graduating from Goldsmiths in September, she has already achieved recognition through winning the Parasol unit Exposure 13 Award, which celebrates the work of recent graduates by inviting three winners to exhibit at […]