14 July 2020

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Frieze London Cancels Flagship Autumn Fair 2020

Frieze has announced that their flagship London fair won’t take place this year. The announcement came into VIPs this afternoon. See full statement below.

12 July 2020

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Gilbert & George Quit Royal Academy Over Cancelled Show

Gilbert & George have quit the Royal Academy over an alleged dispute involving a cancelled show promised before the change over of Administration, last winter. This included the departure of their friend Artistic Director Tim Marlow and the election of Rebecca Salter as new President (PRA).

9 July 2020

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 Liverpool Biennial Announces New 2021 Dates

The 11th edition of Liverpool Biennial, under the directorship of  Fatoş Üstek will take place from 20 March – 6 June 2021. Titled The Stomach and the Port, the programme will be delivered as conceived initially but responsive to the new context – curated by Manuela Moscoso, with the artist list announced in November 2019.  

8 July 2020

National Gallery Re-Opening What to Expect – Edward Lucie-Smith

The National Gallery is re-opening its doors, somewhat in advance of the Tates. The Titian show of mythological paintings made for Philp II of Spain is once again available, though it isn’t continuing on to Scotland.

7 July 2020

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Christo’s Mastaba Returns To Serpentine In Augmented Reality

Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s London Mastaba returns to the Serpentine this summer recreated in Augmented Reality by Acute Art in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries.

6 July 2020

£1.57B UK Government Rescue Package Announced To Prop Up Culture

Future of Britain’s museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues will be helped with emergency grants and loans. Funding will also be provided to restart construction work at cultural and heritage sites paused as a result of the pandemic.

6 July 2020

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Grenfell Victim Khadija Saye Featured In New Public Art Project

A new public art project, Breath is Invisible (7 July – 9 October 2020), will be launched by the MP David Lammy in Notting Hill on Tuesday 7 July with an installation of works by Khadija Saye, the young Gambian-British artist who tragically lost her life in the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, aged just 24.

2 July 2020

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Turner Prize Bursaries 10 Artists Revealed

Tate Britain has announced the ten artists who will each receive one-off £10,000 bursaries in place of this year’s Turner Prize: Arika, Liz Johnson Artur, Oreet Ashery, Shawanda Corbett, Jamie Crewe, Sean Edwards, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Ima-Abasi Okon, Imran Perretta and Alberta Whittle.

2 July 2020

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Art Derivatives Challenges Auction House Manipulation By Analysing Data 

Art Derivatives  a project by the Italian artist Paolo Cirio that challenges the ‘out of control’ practices of manipulation of the art market, the largest unregulated market after narcotics

1 July 2020

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Queer Frontiers: Moves Online For Annual Pride Exhibition

This year the exhibition is back with a diverse collection of artists from around the world. Works can be purchased on the website and delivered directly to your home.

30 June 2020

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Tate, National Gallery And Royal Academy To Reopen In July

You saw it here first, Tate, The National Gallery and the Royal Academy have announced plans to reopen in July.

29 June 2020

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Michael Craig-Martin Unveils New Oxford Street Installation

Sir Michael Craig-Martin has created a new work for an iconic site in London’s Oxford Street, which will be launched on Monday 29 June, presented by W1 Curates. The installation, Cornucopia Galactica, will run 24hrs a day until 12 July 2020.

25 June 2020

Lavish Sir Anish Kapoor Exhibition Set To Open At Houghton Hall Norfolk 

Important works by the British sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor will go on show across the grounds and historic interiors of Houghton Hall in Norfolk for the exhibition Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall (12 July – 1 November 2020).

24 June 2020

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Leonardo’s Last Supper: Is The RA’s Copy Better? – Edward Lucie-Smith

Leonardo’s Last Supper is back on view at the RA. Or at least a copy of it is, made by his pupil Gianpetrino. And to celebrate the event, there’s now a website devoted to it – the copy not the original. You can find it Here

23 June 2020

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Murillo Virgin Mary Painting Destroyed By Amateur Restoration

 A 19th-century copy of a painting by the Baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s titled The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables has been destroyed by an amateur artist, in Spain. This is yet another example of works of art in Spain that have been updated by well-meaning Sunday painters. The incident is reminiscent of the restoration […]

23 June 2020

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UK Museums And Galleries May Reopen From 4 July

Museums and galleries will be allowed to reopen in England from 4 July. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced measures easing the coronavirus restrictions in place since March.

22 June 2020

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Hackney Council Announce Public Statues Honouring The Windrush Generation

Hackney Council has announced two public artworks to be unveiled celebrating the Windrush Generation.

19 June 2020

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Marlborough To Close NY Gallery – London Next?

The legendary Marlborough Gallery is to close their NY premises with an announcement about the future of their London flagship pending. 

17 June 2020

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Oxford Statue Of Imperialist Cecil Rhodes To Be Removed

Oriel College in Oxford, the epicenter for recent student protests, has announced that they will remove the controversial statue of the racist/imperialist Cecil Rhodes. The governors of the Oxford University college voted on Wednesday night to relocate the statue of the colonialist to a museum. Last week Louise Richardson, the vice chancellor of Oxford University, […]

17 June 2020

Giuseppe Penone Donates Drawings To Pompidou And Philadelphia Museum

Giuseppe Penone (born in 1947) has made two generous gifts of 350 drawings to the Centre Pompidou and a similar number works on paper to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

15 June 2020

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Forensic Architecture Continue Grenfell Tower Project Awareness

On the third anniversary of the tragic fire which took seventy-two lives in the Grenfell tower block in West London, Artlyst thought it a good time to highlight an excellent project that the Turner Prize-nominated collective Forensic Architecture has put together using mapping technology.  

11 June 2020

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A Sculpture Falls – The Trouble With Problematic Public Statues – Richard Stone 

As a sculptor who has used Victorian and other found sculptures in my work for some time, the increasingly heated debate on the future of public Victorian statues, buildings and street names across the country has resonated with me.

11 June 2020

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Sotheby’s Rembrandt Self Portrait Should Be Returned To Holland

Sotheby’s announced this week that a small, delicate Rembrandt self-portrait is to be auctioned on July 28th, here in London. The painting is unusually intimate, (about 17 x 22cm) and was painted in 1632 when the artist was 26 years old. 

10 June 2020

Banksy: Stolen Bataclan Mural Found In Italy – Colston Statue Update

Banksy, Bristol’s international artist/influencer has suggested a plan which should appeal to both critics of the sudden removal and dumping of the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston and the protesters.

8 June 2020

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André Daughtry: Art, Rebellion And Racial Justice – Revd Jonathan Evens

Artworks acquire layers of meaning over time. André Daughtry’s Weight is a video work from 2014 that attempts ‘to visualise societal projections on the black male body’.

London’s Galleries And Auction Houses To Reopen From 15 June

The first of the London mega galleries have announced they are to reopen after a three-month lockdown period. White Cube and Gagosian will open by timed appointment to comply with social distancing measures from next week.

8 June 2020

Do Tate Galleries Have A Slavery Past?

The Tate issued a statement in 2019 to put to rest talk about the gallery founder and namesake Henry Tate’s involvement in slavery.

7 June 2020

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Protesters Tear Down Statue To Slave Trader In Bristol 

A notorious statue dedicated to a slave trader in Bristol has been torn down and thrown into the harbour during a second day of anti-racism protests across the UK. Following a peaceful demonstration in Bristol

6 June 2020

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Banksy Unveils New Painting Honouring George Floyd’s Memory

The elusive Street Artist Banksy has unveiled a new artwork inspired by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

6 June 2020

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Art Basel Cancels 2020 Flagship Fair

Art Basel has announced that after an extensive analysis of the current global situation, due to the Coronavirus pandemic they will not be presenting their flagship Basel show this year.

4 June 2020

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Black Art Matters – Paul Carter Robinson

This is long overdue, but under the worrying circumstances that have dominated the news in the past week, I feel it is essential to voice an opinion representing Artlyst.

2 June 2020

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Museum Futures Post Lockdown – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tate Modern is easily the most popular gallery of modern art in the world… For a location that consists mostly of open spaces, lightly sprinkled with the odd moment of art, that is some achievemen