3 July 2011

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The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic In Manchester

Marina Abramovic  is one of the most significant cultural figures of our time. The Manchester International Festival and Teatro Real Madrid have created a play about her life. The world premiere of this startling new piece for the stage takes place 9 July in Manchester as part of the festival. The Life and Death of […]

3 July 2011

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Abstracts Art Exhibition Now Online and Ready to View

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its July 2011 art exhibition is now posted on their website and ready to view.  The theme for the Light Space & Time art exhibition is “Abstracts”.  The gallery received submissions from 16 different countries from around the world and they also received […]

3 July 2011

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Warhol Farrah Fawcett Portrait Missing

An Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett valued at up to $10 million has gone missing from her estate. Private investigators have been called in to try and track down the work which was bequeathed to the University of Texas where the actress attended art college in the late 1960’s. Her on/off partner Ryan O’Neal […]

2 July 2011

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Masterpiece – London Gets its Own Maastricht Quality Fair

London now has its own equivalent to the Maastricht fine art and antiques fair. Launched last year, Masterpiece covers all periods of art and objects. The quality of this fair is superb and unprecedented. Taking a stroll through the fair reminds one of the experience of walking through a 19th century shopping arcade. Masterpiece immediately […]

2 July 2011

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Warhol In Drag New Exhibition Opens In Salford

Cindy Sherman and Robert Mapplethorpe were also exploring themes along these lines in the 1980’s In 1981 Pop Artist Andy Warhol in collaboration with his friend Christopher Makos worked on a series of photographs with a transgender theme. The Artist’s conceptual basis for the series of 350 stills was to explore the way you are […]

1 July 2011

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Kate Moss Ties The Knot With Jamie Hince In Style

Set and Costumes by Tracey Emin and John Galliano hair by James Brown Supermodel Kate Moss has opted for a Glastonbury style wedding complete with six marquees and an eight foot parameter fence. The small Gloucestershire village was in lock down mode as Kate went to the alter for the big day with her fiancee […]

1 July 2011

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Terence Conran Donates £17.5m For New Design Museum

Design Museum gets boost from Conran for Commonwealth Institute Move A significant donation of £17.5m from Sir Terence Conran has been promised to the Design Museum. This will be a large boost to the museums program to move from its current location in Shad Thames to the iconic Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. Last December the […]

30 June 2011

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Black Christ Artist Ronald Harrison Dies

Ronald Harrison, the South African artist who gained an international reputation for his controversial painting “Black Christ”, has died in Cape Town.The much discussed work, created in 1961, depicts the former ANC president Chief Albert Luthuli flanked by two Roman soldiers who bear the faces of apartheid’s architect, former prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd, and his […]

30 June 2011

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You Tube of The Art World?

An Art Fair for individual Artists is a rare beast, but perhaps that is about to change? Invariably Art Fairs are made up of established galleries with established artists, creating a bottleneck whereby new and talented artists cannot be seen, as the galleries prefer to exhibit their established artists with a proven following. Whilst the […]

30 June 2011

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Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Sale Smashes Records

The Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s last night was the highest total ever achieved in London by a contemporary sale in history. £108,803,550 / $174,129,201 /€120,923,897 was sold, all pre-sale expectations were smashed (estimate: £74-105 million). Buyers from around the globe participated in the auction. Record sell-through rates of 89.8% by lot and 93.9% […]

30 June 2011

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Fernand Leger Painting Stolen From Carlyle Hotel

An important ink on linen by the French Artist Fernand Leger was stolen yesterday from New York’s posh, Upper East Side Carlyle Hotel. The work valued at $350,000 was painted in 1917 and titled “Composition aux element mecaniques.” Leger, an early modernist painter is important in the Cubist movement and is considered a 20th century […]

29 June 2011

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Goldsmiths Undergraduate Degree Show Review

Exhibition takes to the walls, floors and ceilings at Goldsmiths As expected from a new generation of young, gifted artists trying to edge their way into an already tightly-knit, closed shop art world, this was a show full of hits and misses. Spread over three buildings (Richard Hoggart, Ben Pimlott and Studio B) and a […]

28 June 2011

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Beatriz Milhazes Chosen for Solo exhibition Whitechapel Gallery at Windsor

The Whitechapel Gallery has announced the first exhibition of its curatorial partnership with the Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida. Artworks by internationally renowned Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes will go on display from 3 December 2011 until 28 February 2012, the first of three annual exhibitions curated by the Whitechapel Gallery to coincide with Art Basel […]

28 June 2011

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Kay Saatchi Collection Fairs Well Under The Hammer

The Kay Saatchi Collection went under the hammer as part of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening  auction at Christie’s King Street tonight (28 June). The collection features an outstanding and rare group of early works on paper by Lucian Freud, executed in the 1940s, Ron Mueck’s Big Baby, the first work in the artist’s […]

28 June 2011

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Mona Lisa Theft Louvre To Mark Centenary

The theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa has its centenary this year. The painting was stolen on August 21, 1911. It was one of the most famous paintings in the world at the time of the theft. The disappearance enhanced its mystery making it the most talked about work of art in the world. […]

27 June 2011

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Nazi Restitution East West Coast Moral Divide

Boston Museum Of Fine Art Sets Example For Norton Simon Museum The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has agreed to compensate a family for a stolen painting that has been in its collection for 70 years. The Dutch 17th century painting, by Eglon van der Neer is a work that has been in its collection […]

27 June 2011

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Your Painting Puts 200,000 UK Masterpieces Online

Painting in galleries & public buildings in the UK are about to reach the masses with the launch of one of the largest online collections of paintings in the world. This treasure trove of tens of thousands of individual images, including works by some of the world’s leading artists, names include Picasso, Bacon, Warhol and […]

26 June 2011

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Gardner Museum Heist Breakthrough Hope

One of the highest profile art thefts in the history of crime could be on the verge of a breakthrough, or so says the Boston Globe in an article today. The case refers to the theft of 13 pieces of artwork stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston over twenty years ago. The […]

25 June 2011

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Exposition collective à la VIP Art Galerie

Du 07 juillet au 07 septembre 2011, la VIP Art Galerie expose ses artistes. Philippe CHITARRINI :   Obsédé par la notion de métamorphose et les effets du passage du temps sur l’être vivant, il crée des séries de dessins, de peintures et de sculptures organiques qui nous renvoient aux origines de l’humanité, et qui […]

24 June 2011

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Lisson Gallery To Launch In Milan

Highly respected London gallery to open branch in Italy The Lisson Gallery has announce the launch of Lisson Gallery Milan, its first international space in its 44 year history.The gallery will launch in September 2011 with a group show curated by Lisson artist Ryan Gander.Lisson Gallery Milan will be headed by Director Annette Hofmann. Annette […]

23 June 2011

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Van Gogh Self Portrait Sparks Controversy

Newly Discovered Portrait Of Theo Could Be Just Another Self-Portrait  – ArtLyst Exclusive We reported yesterday that an art researcher had discovered a rare portrait of Theo Van Gogh, in the storeroom of the Van Gogh museum, in Amsterdam. The story shot around the world on the internet, creating a sensation, rarely seen in the […]

23 June 2011

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Frieze Projects Appoints Curator Sarah McCrory 2011

Program Details Announced Today Frieze Projects is well respected for its newly commissioned artworks by international artists. It offers them an opportunity to work in an unique context, the artists commissioned by Frieze Projects use the Frieze Art Fair as a site to realise ambitious ideas, in an exceptional environment. Frieze Projects is also a […]

23 June 2011

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Egon Schiele $40m Sale Settles Nazi Compensation Case

Sotheby’s  has set a record price for the Viennese Secessionist painter Egon Schiele. The landscape titled “Hauser mit bunter Wasche ‘Vorstadt’ has sold for a staggering £24.7 million or $40.1 million at a London auction held yesterday. Last year, a US court ruling demanded that a leading Austrian museum, pay $19 million (£11.52 million)in compensation […]

22 June 2011

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Ai Weiwei Freed At Last

The renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail today, after state media said he admitted to tax evasion. These are accusations his family have consistantly denied. Weiwei stated that he was in good health and thanked reporters and the art community at large for their support. The statement was made last night in […]

22 June 2011

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Rare Theo Van Gogh Portrait Discovered

Vincent Van Gogh’s brother Theo was his patron, confidant and companion. In his many letters to him, Van Gogh reveals himself as artist and man. Even more than if he had purposely intended to tell his life story, Van Gogh’s letters lay bare his deepest feelings, as well as his everyday concerns and his views […]

22 June 2011

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Freda Koblick Abstract Sculptor Dies At 90

Koblick was the first to pioneer cast acrylic sculpture Freda Koblick the pioneering Abstract sculptor who was one of the first to experiment with acrylic resin has died age 90. The San Francisco artist studied English and engineering at San Francisco State College in the late 1930s. It was upon finishing that she became interested […]

22 June 2011

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Art In The Streets Cancelled By Brooklyn Museum

The Art in the Streets exhibition which includes work by Banksy and Shepard Fairey currently held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles which planned to move to the Brooklyn Museum on 30 March through 8 July 2012 has been cancelled from it’s east coast run due to a financial shortfall. The exhibition […]

21 June 2011

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2012 Olympic Poster Artists Unveiled

Twelve Artists have been selected by the organizers of the 2012 Olympics to design the official posters. The list reads like a who’s who of A- Lister names from the London art scene. Tracey Emin, Bridget Riley ,Michael Craig -Martin and Bob and Roberta Smith plus Turner Prize winners Howard Hodgkin, Martin Creed, Chris Ofili […]

21 June 2011

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Lord Attenborough Donates Picasso to Leicester Museum

Lord and Lady Attenborough, have loaned 140 Picasso ceramics to the city of Leicester to be displayed at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. Attenborough has been instrumental in raising the funds for this building and his continuing support has allowed the museum to develop and widen the programmes. When Richard and his wife […]

21 June 2011

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David Chipperfield Wins Mies van der Rohe Award

British Architect David Chipperfield who recently won the Pritzker Prize has now received the most prestigious European accolade, the Mies van der Rohe Award. This is the European Union’s prime architecture prize for contemporary architecture. It is presented every two years by the European Commission together with the Mies van der Rohe foundation (Barcelona). This […]

19 June 2011

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Turner Prize Inspiration Brian Haw Dies

Mark Wallinger immortalised Haw In His Turner Prize winning Exhibition In 2007 Brian Haw the peace campaigner who help set up the peace camp in Parliament Square has died of cancer age 62. in 2007 Haw won a Channel 4 News award for “The Most Inspiring Political Figure” of the year. His protest became a […]

18 June 2011

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Creative Genius is a Collectible 100 Contemporary Artists Art Book – Yoo Choong Yeul

100 Contemporary Artists in MOT GLOBAL ART BOOKS series Creative Genius is a Collectible 100 Contemporary Artists Art Book for collectors, galleries, museums, dealers and art lovers, who seek the latest trends in the art world.  Over 250  pages, hardcover, 8½”x8½” /22×22 cm, 1000 works. Marketing and distribution is through large book wholesalers and ecommerce […]