The opening day of this year’s Frieze New York, which featured galleries from 26 countries was a roaring success following last year’s scorching fiasco
The four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2019 have been announced at Tate Britain today.
The Irish/American artist Sean Scully unveils Human: an exhibition of recent works both new and unseen pieces at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
The artist Nancy Fouts who has died age 74 found herself starting adult life in what, for a girl from Kentucky, must have been the confusing and somewhat alien world of a British finishing school.
A New Banksy mural has appeared, timed to the second at Marble Arch where climate activists have been protesting for the last few weeks. Extinction Rebellion has made an enormous impact on London and support has swollen since they first came on the scene.
The Art Fund has announced the five museums which have been selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, the world’s most prestigious museum prize.
23 April 2019
The Extinction Rebellion movement staged a gigantic die-in under the blue whale skeleton at the Natural History Museum on Monday. The crowd included over 100 supporters as the protest past its second week.
20 April 2019
The Body Installation artist Spencer Tunick has staged more than 75 large-scale installations using hundreds or thousands of nude participants in urban and natural settings around the world.
20 April 2019
Christie’s NY is to offer a rare Amedeo Modigliani’s limestone sculpture, Tête, carved circa 1911-1912, in its New York Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, On May 13.
At first glance, the Sean Scully show that just opened at the National Gallery in London couldn’t be more different from the exhibition not far away at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill. It features just one artist, rather than a series of well-known names.
The V&A has announced a new, long-term collaboration with Elton John and David Furnish to improve public access to photography.
Dame Jillian Sackler, third wife of the late Arthur Sackler has defended her branch of the family’s philanthropic donations with a statement to the Washington Post, outlining that her side of the family has never participated in the manufacture of OxyContin or benefited from money generated by Purdue Pharma, which is wholly owned by the other side of the Sackler family.
Claude Lalanne best-known for her Surrealist inspired sculptures and Neo-Art-Nouveau bronze furniture and jewelry depicting flowers and playful animals has died in Fontainebleau, at the age of 93.
10 April 2019
Emil Nolde (1867–1956) was arguably one of the best known “degenerate artists” working in Germany at the time of the Third Reich. No other artist had as many works confiscated, nor were their works as prominently displayed in the ‘Degenerate Art’ exhibition of 1937/38.
There is no doubt Hong Kong is becoming one of the leading destinations for art lovers, collectors, curators and art professionals in general.
Grayson Perry has donated a work of art to raise funds for the leading HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust.
8 April 2019
The British art dealer, Anthony d’Offay, who was ‘me-tooed’ last year by three former colleagues, has been reinstated as an adviser to the Artist Room’s programme in the UK and Scotland.
In September 2019, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of the internationally acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley (b. 1950), the most significant in the UK for over a decade.
Tate has announced that it has acquired the installation ‘The British Library’ by Yinka Shonibare CBE.
The Academy Museum which is set to launch in Autumn 2019 will be the go-to institution dedicated to the art and science of film. This spectacular, innovative $388m structure was designed by the internationally acclaimed Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano
Jimmie Durham has been announced the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia
The artist behind ‘Paint-by-Numbers’ hobby kits Dan Robbins has died at age 93. He passed away Sylvania, Ohio. Robbins worked for paint products firm the Palmer Paint Company of Detroit Michigan in the 1940s when he invented the kits. By the 1950s millions were being sold across the US, and it ignited a craze for […]
The artist Christo has announced that he has received permission from the French government and the country’s Center for National Monuments to wrap the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most iconic landmarks in Paris.
4 April 2019
The Hiscox online art trade report 2019 was released this week and besides revealing some very discouraging growth figures it has explored the indeterminate world of Instagram as part of their analysis.
The French/British artist Laure Prouvost has been commissioned by Art on the Underground to create a major new artwork. This ambitious city-wide series of posters will take-over advertising sites across all 270 London Underground stations will be her first UK public commission.
3 April 2019
Anish Kapoor has created a new work titled ‘A Brexit, A Broxit, We All Fall Down’. The work depicts an open wound representing the state of the political climate, in a divided country, which just a few years ago was a reasonably unified nation.
2 April 2019
A series of dynamic performances have been announced for the opening week and final weekend of the 58th Venice Biennale of Art.
Francis Bacon’s $20-30m ‘Screaming Pope’ Study for a Head is to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s, in May. It is one of the most iconic works by the artist remaining in private hands