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
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.
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.
A landmark collaboration has been announced between Yuz Museum Shanghai (YUZ), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Qatar Museums (QM)
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.
31 October 2019
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.
As a wheelchair user, I wanted to write a piece about what it’s like for a disabled person visiting commercial galleries in London.
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.
Yayoi Kusama, The world-renowned Japanese artist, has designed a balloon for this year’s iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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
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.
I’ve watched Margate grow as a cultural hub since the launch of the Turner Contemporary Gallery in 2011.
The multidisciplinary artist Tacita Dean has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2019 by the Government Art Collection (GAC).
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 […]
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.
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.
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.