Welcome to Artlyst’s brand new ‘news feature’. We hope this rolling brief will keep you informed and up to date with all of the daily breaking art news.
The Louvre and all other French museums are to close their doors as of 6:00 pm tonight. With spiralling infections, both President Emmanuel Macron of France and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the new restrictions.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Presents Her First Major Survey Tate Britain
Tracey Emin, the YBA artist, best known for her Turner Prize-nominated ‘Unmade Bed’ has revealed that she has been suffering from bladder cancer. Last summer, a cancerous tumour was found after suffering severe pain in her abdomen. She said.
Tate has suspended Mark Godfrey, their Senior Curator of International Art and curator of the highly anticipated ‘Philip Guston Now’ exhibition for speaking out on his Instagram account concerning the gallery’s decision to postpone the show until 2024.
The popular Street Artist Stik has created a new fund for Hackney that will commission artists to create public sculptures reflecting the diverse communities of the borough.
Marian Goodman is to close her London gallery. A statement released today explained, “Dramatic changes” in the art world propelled the decision.
Banksy’s Show Me The Monet Sells For £7.6m At Sotheby’s
21 October 2020
Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma: Justice Department Announces Global Resolution of Criminal and Civil Investigations
The 2021 Turner Prize will be presented at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry as part of the city’s UK City of Culture 2021 celebrations. The exhibition of the Prize’s four shortlisted artists will be presented from 29 September 2021 to 12 January 2022 with the announcement of the winner on 1 December 2021.
A new work by the elusive graffiti artist Banksy has been confirmed in Nottingham. The work outside a beauty salon is on the junction of Rothesay Avenue and Ilkeston Road in Lenton
Simone Leigh has sculpted her way into the history books as the first African-American woman artist to be chosen to represent the U.S
The Art Fund, the Uk’s largest arts charity have announced the biggest prize for museums in the world with a special edition of The Museum of the Year Award
National Galleries Scotland (NGS) has joined Tate in suspending all contact with the influential art dealer and collector Anthony d’Offay.
Congratulations to Frank Bowling now Sir Richard Sheridan Franklin Bowling Kt ,OBE, RA, the Guyana-born British artist. His paintings relate to Abstract expressionism, Color Field painting and Lyrical Abstraction. In honour of this award, Artlyst is rerunning Sue Hubbard’s excellent review of his show at Tate Britain in 2019.
A cache of over four hundred homo-erotic drawings by the Bloomsbury artist Duncan Grant has been found decades after experts believed they had been destroyed.
In present circumstances, both public and private galleries have had to think hard about what is practical and within their reach to do. Sometimes they come up with curiously similar solutions. This is the case with two shows that have just opened in London – one at the National Gallery and the other at Colnaghi in St James’s.
On 21 September, a statement quietly appeared on the website of the National Gallery Washington. It announced the postponement, of the “Philip Guston Now” exhibition
5 October 2020
Rafael Pérez Evans, the most talked-about MFA candidate this year has created ‘Grounding’, an installation utilising 30 tonnes of fresh carrots.
An iconic portrait by the British Artist David Hockney of Royal Opera House boss Sir David Webster will go under the hammer this month at Christie’s. It has been suggested that the painting will fetch up to £18m.
The British/Portuguese artist Paula Rego has severed ties with her long-term gallery Marlborough and joined Victoria Miro
The Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition has opened at the National Gallery at long last. It is accompanied by a handsome, fully illustrated hardcover catalogue. The hassle is that you have to book your slot to see it.
Damien Hirst has announced his first solo exhibition at his Newport Street Gallery, London, from 7 October 2020 – 7 March 2021. Titled ‘End of a Century’, the exhibition will feature over fifty artworks spanning Hirst’s formative years as a student in the 1980s to becoming one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists during the 1990s.
Robert Bechtle who has died age 88 was an American painter and printmaker born in San Francisco in 1932. He lived all his life in the Bay Area. His practice focused on snapshots from everyday life, mostly his own life.
The eagerly awaited retrospective exhibition of the American artist Philip Guston, set to take place at Tate Modern in February 2021 has been postponed until 2024.
A portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel by Sandro Botticelli painted in the 15th century will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in January. Young Man Holding a Roundel is expected to fetch more than 80 million dollars the highest estimate ever placed on a work by an Old Master in Sotheby’s history, the auction house says.
22 September 2020
The Royal Academy has announced that they will be entering a period of consultation over staff redundancies at their London gallery. This is due to the impact of COVID on ticket sales, their catering facilities and gift shop.
20 September 2020
The V&A and Smithsonian have cancelled their joint venture in East London which would have seen the world-renowned institutions partner in creating a collaborative museum.
The American performance artist/impresario Spencer Tunick, known for his nude human installations in public spaces has gathered two hundred twenty members of the public for a socially distanced naked art piece
15 September 2020
Art Basel has published their 2020 mid-year survey ‘The Impact of COVID- 19 on the Gallery Sector’ shows smaller galleries have been hardest hit, while online selling platforms are a growing priority.