8 November 2019

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£250k Sotheby’s Prize Shared By Two Brazilian Exhibition Projects

Sotheby’s has announced the winners of the 2019 Sotheby’s Prize, which, in its third year, continues to celebrate curatorial excellence and champion the work of innovative institutions who strive to break new ground by exploring overlooked or under-represented areas of art history.

7 November 2019

Conrad Shawcross Unveils New Public Sculpture At Chelsea Barracks

A new public sculpture by the British sculptor, Conrad Shawcross RA, was unveiled today at Chelsea Barracks. This marks the first artwork to be installed as part of an ambitious programme of public art commissions created for London’s newest neighbourhood.

6 November 2019

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Turner Prize To Be Presented By British Vogue’s Edward Enninful

This year’s year’s Turner Prize will be presented by the Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful OBE, in Margate on Tuesday 3 December 2019. 

4 November 2019

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Landmark Collaboration Announced Between LACMA, Yuz Museum Shanghai And Qatar Museums

A landmark collaboration has been announced between Yuz Museum Shanghai (YUZ), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Qatar Museums (QM)

2 November 2019

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Tutankhamun: Raiding The Tomb At The Saatchi Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

As a child in Jamaica, where there are no archaeological museums of any kind, I fell in love with this long-ago Egyptian pharaoh. I borrowed a book about King Tutankhamun by Howard Carter, miraculously present in my local library, to read all about him.

2 November 2019

Roundhouse Refuses Sackler £1m Donation

The Roundhouse in London is to continue to use the controversial Sackler family signage on the theatre patron’s wall even though they have refused to accept a promised £1m donation.

31 October 2019

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Parasol Unit To Close London Gallery

The Parasol Unit has announced that they will be closing their Wharf Rd gallery space in East London next year.

31 October 2019

Bela Lugosi Dracula Cape Donated To Academy Museum of Motion Pictures 

Ahead of the opening of LA’s new Academy Museum designed by Renzo Piano, a comprehensive film costume design archive has been announced. It will include the 1939 ‘Ruby Slippers’ worn by Dorthy in the Wizard of Oz as well as the recent acquisition of the iconic Bela Lugosi cape worn in the Dracula films.

28 October 2019

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Sotheby’s Appoints Charles F. Stewart New CEO

Sotheby’s has announced the appointment of Charles F. Stewart as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Stewart succeeds Tad Smith, who served as CEO of Sotheby’s since 2015. 

28 October 2019

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How Wheelchair Friendly Are London Commercial Galleries? – David Lock Investigates

As a wheelchair user, I wanted to write a piece about what it’s like for a disabled person visiting commercial galleries in London.

25 October 2019

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Richard Baker Wins £10,000 HIX Award 2019

Richard Baker has been named the winner of the £10k 2019 Hix award. He soared over the other fourteen shortlisted artists chosen from over 600 entries. His work titled Hall Stand is a realistic depiction of an everyday piece of furniture.

24 October 2019

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Yayoi Kusama Designs Art Balloon For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yayoi Kusama, The world-renowned Japanese artist, has designed a balloon for this year’s iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

21 October 2019

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Export Ban For Joseph Wright Of Derby Two Boys With A Bladder 

An export bar on Joseph Wright of Derby’s ‘Two Boys with a Bladder’ has been placed on the recommendation of Arts Minister Helen Whately. The work, completed between 1768 and 1770, is valued at £3,500,000 is at risk of being lost abroad unless a UK buyer can be found.

21 October 2019

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Historic Muybridge Collection Returns To His Hometown Kingston 

A highly important collection of work by pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge is to be brought back to his home town thanks to a partnership between the Royal Borough of Kingston and Kingston University. The unique material is part of the Victorian photographer’s own personal collection, which he bequeathed to Kingston Museum on his death.

20 October 2019

NPG Unveil Frances Segelman Sculpture Of Holocaust Survivor Sir Ben Helfgott

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled the Gallery’s acquisition of a bronze sculpture of Holocaust Survivor Sir Ben Helfgott, Honorary President of Yad Vashem UK Foundation, by Royal sculptor Frances Segelman (Lady Petchey).

20 October 2019

Dan Llywelyn Hall Murals Unveiled Celebrating Indian YMCA UK Centenary

Today, Sunday 20th October a new series of murals will be unveiled by dignitaries at London’s Indian YMCA. The 6 Atrium murals ‘Searching for Home’, celebrate the Anglo-Indian bond that has endured through tumultuous times such as world wars and political unrest.

16 October 2019

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FIAC Paris 46th Edition A Grand Palais Happening – What’s On

As everyone must know by now, FIAC one of Europe’s most important fairs opened for the VIP preview today at the Grand Palais in Paris.

13 October 2019

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Max Mara Art Prize for Women 8th Edition Announces Shortlist

The Whitechapel Gallery, Collezione Maramotti and Max Mara have announced the five shortlisted artists for the 8th edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women

13 October 2019

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John Giorno Multidisciplinary Artist Poet Dies Age 82

John Giorno whose legendary influence as an artist-poet stemming from the expansive and multidisciplinary nature of his work has died age 82.

9 October 2019

Frieze London Report 2019 – What The Galleries Said

The 17th edition of Frieze London closed on Sunday 6 October, has brought together more than 160 galleries from 35 countries, representing the fair’s most international edition to date and driving excellent sales across the fair.

8 October 2019

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Phillip A. Bruno Collection Gifted To The Hunterian Glasgow

A new exhibition at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, celebrates the gift of over 70 works from the collection of distinguished gallery director and art collector Phillip A. Bruno.

7 October 2019

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All Change: Tim Marlow Resigns As Royal Academy Art Director

Last week Christopher Le Brun announced he was stepping down as President of the Royal Academy and this week Tim Marlow the highly regarded Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts has revealed he will also be leaving to become Chief Executive and Director of London’s Design Museum.

3 October 2019

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Banksy: Devolved Parliament Chimp Painting Sells For £9.9m

The largest painting on canvas by the elusive street artist Banksy depicting the House of Commons populated with chimpanzees has sold at auction for a record £9.9m. The 4m (13ft) wide artwork Devolved Parliament was one of the showstoppers in the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale on Thursday. A “record price for a Banksy painting” “shame […]

1 October 2019

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Banksy Opens Croydon Pop Up Shop

A shop by the Street Artist Banksy has appeared overnight at an empty retail premises in Croydon.

1 October 2019

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An Appreciation of the Life and Work of Susan Hiller – Sue Hubbard

On my way to Tate Modern in the rain, last night, I smiled, thinking just how much Susan Hiller would have liked that there was to be an evening there in her honour. Susan could be famously grumpy and the last time we had lunch together she spent much of it complaining that the Tate […]

1 October 2019

V&A Marks 500th Anniversary Of Raphael’s Death With Refurbished Cartoon Court

The V&A will mark the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death by transforming the way museum visitors experience the highly important Raphael Cartoons, loaned to the V&A from the Royal Collection by Her Majesty The Queen.

28 September 2019

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Turner Prize Plus Margate Now Festival Consolidates Seaside Town’s Art Credentials

I’ve watched Margate grow as a cultural hub since the launch of the Turner Contemporary Gallery in 2011.

27 September 2019

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Tacita Dean Awarded Government Art Collection/Outset Commission

The multidisciplinary artist Tacita Dean has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2019 by the Government Art Collection (GAC).

26 September 2019

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Brexit Party Appropriates Antony Gormley’s Angel Of The North For Video 

The Brexit Party has appropriated an image of Antony Gormley’s Angel Of The North in a party political broadcast. This is a clear misuse of an image that was created as a symbol of hope. The Angel of the North was created to serve as a focus for our evolving hopes and fears – Antony […]

24 September 2019

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Wallace Collection Opens Up Loan Options

The Wallace Collection is to change its policy and loan out works of art from the gallery to other museums.  In the past it was traditionally considered to be a ‘closed’ collection, the terms of Lady Wallace’s bequest do not expressly forbid lending or borrowing.

22 September 2019

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School of Paris Rendez-Vous at Louvre Abu Dhabi – Paul Carter Robinson

The influx of immigrants into any vernacular urban culture has always been a gamechanger, and there is no better example than Paris at the turn of the 20th century.

19 September 2019

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New Contemporaries Mark 70 Years Promoting The UK’s Best Emerging Art

Bloomberg New Contemporaries which has recently opened their 2019 edition at Leeds Art Gallery is a must-see exhibition for those trying to keep their finger on the pulse of the emerging art emanating from the UK’s top art colleges.