14 January 2021

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Dasha Zhukova Buys Back Garage Magazine – Cornelius Gurlitt Hoard Remains Untraceable – Met Museum Launches Free Augmented Reality Tour

Dasha Zhukova Buys Back Garage Magazine – Cornelius Gurlitt Hoard Remains Untraceable – Met Museum Launches Free Augmented Reality Tour

13 January 2021

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Ben Uri Gallery Goes Digital To Survive – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Ben Uri Gallery in London has just come up with a new operation model, better suited to the needs of relatively small outfits, such as itself. Or should I say that those who run it have been savvy enough to recognise that the contemporary art world has been massively changed.

9 January 2021

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Louvre’s 72% Visitor Drop – Wildenstein Family Back In Court – Richard Serra’s Qatar Sculpture Defaced

Louvre’s 72% Visitor Drop – Wildenstein Family Back In Court – Richard Serra’s Qatar Sculpture Defaced

7 January 2021

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Richard Long: A Line Made By Walking 1967 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

In 1967, Richard Long a young Bristol artist made a line in the grass of a field by walking backwards and forwards and called it A LINE MADE BY WALKING.

5 January 2021

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George Rickey: 40 year Saga Of Glasgow’s Lost £1m Sculpture – Clare Henry

I first met the well known American kinetic sculptor George Rickey in 1982. In celebration of his 75th birthday. The Scottish Sculpture Trust led by Barbara Grigor, organised his first-ever major British exhibition in Glasgow, his childhood home. Over 50 works were installed in the city centre along both sides of the River Clyde – […]

5 January 2021

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Yinka Shonibare Receives Art Icon Award – Patti Smith’s Poem To Greta Thunberg – Artist’s Resale Rights Post Brexit

Yinka Shonibare Receives Art Icon Award – Patti Smith’s Poem To Greta Thunberg – Artist’s Resale Rights Post Brexit

2 January 2021

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Art Industry Deaths 2020 – In Memoriam – Artlyst

In Memoriam Art Industry Deaths. Here is a roundup to honour the artists, curators and designers that passed away in 2020.

30 December 2020

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Artist Christopher Le Brun Knighted In New Year’s Honours List 2021

Christopher Le Brun, (born 1951) artist and former president of the Royal Academy (PRA) has been Knighted in the New Year’s Honours List. Other visual related honours include: YBA Artist Michael Landy, OBE, Grenada-born artist Denzil Forrester MBE,

29 December 2020

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David Medalla Multidisciplinary Filipino Artist Dies Age 78

The multidisciplinary artist, David Medalla b.1942 in the Philippines, has died age 78.

28 December 2020

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Patti Smith Joins Artist Anne Imhof To Rock In London’s New Year 

American Punk Rock legend Patti Smith and Golden Lion, Venice Biennale winner, German artist Anne Imhof will ring in 2021 online. 

28 December 2020

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Art Critic Barbara Rose Dies – Damien Hirst’s Personal Instagram Tour – 2020 Cultural Gifts Scheme Revealed

Art Critic Barbara Rose Dies – Damien Hirst’s Personal Instagram Tour – 2020 Cultural Gifts Scheme Revealed

21 December 2020

How Corporate! Hockney Hires Managing Director – Sotheby’s Out Performs Christie’s in 2020 – Mega* Barbara Streisand Buys A $4.5m Van Gogh 

How Corporate! Hockney Hires Managing Director – Sotheby’s Out Performs Christie’s in 2020 – Mega* Barbara Streisand Buys A $4.5m Van Gogh 

15 December 2020

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London Museums and Galleries To Close Throughout The Holiday Period – England’s Creative Coast  2021 – Korros Ensemble Cheer

Just in from Tate. From tomorrow, Tate Modern and Tate Britain will close temporarily in line with government guidance.

12 December 2020

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Is Banksy William Hogarth’s Successor? – Edward Lucie-Smith

The appearance of a new Banksy graffito in Bristol more or less confirms his position as the genuine top dog in the current British art scene. His only possible rival is Hockney, now living in comfortable exile in France. Bacon and Freud are dead – in any case one of them was as much Irish […]

10 December 2020

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Aachoo! New Banksy COVID Mural Unveiled In Bristol

A new mural by the elusive graffiti artist Banksy has appeared on a house in Bristol. It depicts an elderly woman coughing her false teeth out

10 December 2020

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Pantone 2021 Colours Of The Year – Rijksmuseum Slavery Exhibition Unveiled – ICA Set To Re-Boot

Pantone 2021 Colours Of The Year – Rijksmuseum Slavery Exhibition – ICA Set To Re-Boot

8 December 2020

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John Lennon’s Death 40 Years On – What Sold At Art Basel Miami Beach – Jeffrey Epstein’s $139m Christie’s and Sotheby’s Sales

John Lennon’s Death 40 Years On – What Sold At Art Basel Miami Beach – Jeffrey Epstein’s $139m Christie’s and Sotheby’s Sales

7 December 2020

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Monolith Found On The Isle of Wight – Rex Whistler’s Racist Tate Mural – Christie’s NY Post War Results

Artlyst Fast News: Monolith Found On The Isle of Wight Mirrors US Finds

6 December 2020

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Tate Cuts Staff – James Murdoch Buys Art Basel – Manifesta’s Catalonian Beach Party 

Tate Cuts Staff – James Murdoch Buys Art Basel – Manifesta’s Catalonian Beach Party 

Jenny Saville Propped 1992 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Not long after Jenny Saville had left art school in Glasgow. As yet she was unwritten about and unknown. I was taken aback by its power and wrote a short review for Time Out.

1 December 2020

Eddy Peake In Piccadilly – Freelands Award Announced – Johns / Rauschenberg Collaboration Discovered

Eddy Peake In Piccadilly – Freelands Award Announced – Johns / Rauschenberg Collaboration Discovered

1 December 2020

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Art of the Internet Age Takes Center Stage – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has rehung ‘a full third of its collection….the Art of the Internet Age Takes Center Stage

24 November 2020

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Fatos Üstek Quits Directorship of Liverpool Biennial – Society of Antiquaries Priced Out Of Mayfair – Xora’s Sleeping Protest Aimed At JK Rowling

Fatos Üstek Quits Directorship of Liverpool Biennial – Society of Antiquaries Priced Out Of Mayfair – Xora’s Sleeping Protest Aimed At JK Rowling

23 November 2020

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60% UK Museums Facing Permanent Closure – Banksy vs The Bicycle Thief – Zaha Hadid Estate Settled

Museums, galleries and historic houses across the UK are facing a crisis due to the impact of Covid-19, with six in ten (60%) surveyed worried about their survival.

21 November 2020

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Art Collective Forensic Architecture Analyse The Beirut Port Explosions

Mada Masr invited the art collective Forensic Architecture to examine open-source information, including videos, photographs, and documents to provide a timeline and a precise 3D model to help investigate the events of the Beirut Port Explosions

19 November 2020

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Pace Take Over Empty Blain Southern Premises – Helen Frankenthaler Show For DPG – Austin Osman Spare Painting Discovered

Marc Glimcher, President and CEO of Pace Gallery, has announced plans to expand in London taking over the empty Blain Southern space located at 4 Hanover Square.

17 November 2020

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Frieze And Basel 2021 Fairs Have A Rethink As COVID Takes Its Toll

Frieze Art Fairs seem to be having a rethink as a result of closures due to COVID. First off, the 2020 New York and London fairs were cancelled and put online

17 November 2020

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Chagall’s Largest Artwork Auctioned – Prix Pictet Theme Announced – Jade Montserrat Performs

News In Brief: Chagall’s Largest Artwork Auctioned – Prix Pictet Theme Announced – Jade Montserrat Performs

15 November 2020

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Imelda Marcos’ Botticelli Vanishes – Happy 100 Wayne Thiebaud – Iconic JFK Rockwell Painting Auctioned

News Brief: Imelda Marcos’ Botticelli Vanishes – Happy 100 Wayne Thiebaud – Iconic JFK Rockwell Painting Auctioned

12 November 2020

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John Waters Gift To Baltimore Museum – Spain’s Latest Horrific Art Restoration – CINOA Begs UNESCO For Art Trade Cooperation

An Open Letter From CINOA Congratulates UNESCO for their 50-year anniversary of the 1970 Convention but pleads for better representation of the facts and better cooperation for the art trade

12 November 2020

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National Gallery And Nikon Announce Online Content Partnership – Edward Lucie-Smith

The next 12 months,’ so the press release tells one, ‘will see the National Gallery work with Nikon on a broad schedule of online content all aimed at letting people take inspiration from one of the greatest art collections in the world

10 November 2020

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Feminist Icon Mary Wollstonecraft Gets Statue – Deutsche Börse Prize Shortlist – Stanley Spencer’s Last Self-Portrait

Feminist Icon Mary Wollstonecraft Gets Statue – Deutsche Börse Prize Shortlist – Stanley Spencer’s Last Self-Portrait