27 October 2010

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Is A Warhol ‘Soup Can’ Worth 30-50 Million Dollars?

Bid Here….  In the 48 years since it was executed Big Campbell’s Soup Can with Can Opener (Vegetable) has only had three private owners. The New York collectors, Burton and Emily Tremaine bought the painting directly from Warhol’s Factory in 1962 and sold it, in the late 1970s to Ted Ashley, the former chairman of […]

27 October 2010

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Sylvia Sleigh Feminist Artist Dies at 94

Sylvia Sleigh, the British-born artist known for her provocative portraits has died of complications from a stroke at her home in Manhattan,she was 94. Her painting often compared to Alice Neel used the  male nude as a vehicle in poses traditionally reserved for  the female figure. She derived her inspiration from Ingres, Velázquez and Titian. […]

24 October 2010

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Arts Cuts Who Cares? A Call For Creative Solidarity

To all creatives and philanthropists across the UK, to all who value quality of life; free thought, choice and expression.  Now we must stand together.  It will not suffice to only be concerned about what Arts and Culture provision, support and initiatives are available on your doorstep. Our objective, collectively, must be resolutely to have […]

21 October 2010

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BROKEN AND BRILLIANT: HOW CLOSURE ONLY MADE WEIWEI’S SUNFLOWER SEEDS PERFECT

The happiest person in London right now might just be the member of Tate Modern night-shift staff who dares wander alone in Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds, despite the health warnings. An already poignant symbol of globalisation was pretty much complete when access to the exhibit was barred due to pollution fears. The footfall of the […]

21 October 2010

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Save The Hotel Chelsea From Donald Trump

First it was CBGB’S now the Hotel Chelsea, an underground landmark in Manhattan where Dylan Thomas, William S. Burroughs, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol ,Eugene O’Neill and Sid Vicious once lived has been put on the market for an undisclosed sum. It has been owned and operated by the same family for 65 years. “It is […]

20 October 2010

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Arts Cuts In Osborne’s Spending Review Unveiled

Latest News: George Osborne’s statement this lunchtime was only the tip of the iceberg figure for the (DCMS) Department for Culture Media and Sport’s budget. The details of cuts to the arts and museums are expected to emerge later, when the full report is released by Jeremy Hunt’s office. We expect to uncover that although […]

20 October 2010

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Frieze Review – 2010

Art Exhibitions • Events • Galleries By Paul Carey-Kent October NINE NEW TWISTS AT FRIEZE There are two kinds of stand at Art Fairs: those dedicated to a single artist and those showcasing a gallery’s stable as a whole. The former are best for discovering new voices, for which it is hard to get an […]

19 October 2010

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A Response To Proposed Arts Cuts

The state of advanced capitalism which we are in has no ethical limitations. Organisations, and more importantly the top-dogs awarding themselves obscene amounts of money and changing the systems for their own benefit, have operated in an unrestrained and totally morally derelict manner which is why we find ourselves in this economic and social crisis […]

19 October 2010

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Henry Moore Exhibition Moves to The Art Gallery Of Ontario

An exhibition heralded as “the most important exhibition of Henry Moore’s work for a generation” is coming to the A G O this fall. The Shape of Anxiety: Henry Moore in the 1930s is a dramatic reconsideration of one of the 20th century’s most revered artists. The exhibition will be on view from October 23 […]

19 October 2010

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The Affordable Art Fair London October 2010

It’s late October in London and the frantic Frieze Art fair week has finished. All of the multi-million pound international dealers have left to prepare for Art Basel Miami. So what is left to fill the gap? The Affordable Art Fair! Will Ramsay founded the fair in 1999 with the aim to make contemporary art […]

18 October 2010

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Ai Weiwei’s Cloud of Dust

Two days after Ai Weiwei’s installation of sunflower seeds opened, in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern staff took the decision to restrict access to it. The installation is fashioned out of of 100 million porcelain sunflower seeds, ten centimetres deep. The original concept was to allow people to walk over the bed, but after […]

18 October 2010

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Yto Barrada Deutsche Bank Artist 2011

As part of the Frieze Art Fair in London today, Deutsche Bank will names Yto Barrada as its “Artist of the year” for 2011. Barrada is the second woman the bank is honoring with this award, having given it to Wangechi Mutu in 2010. Pierre de Weck, a member of Deutsche Bank AG’s Group Executive […]

17 October 2010

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Ryan Gander @ Ryan’s Bar

  ArtLyst drops into Ryan’s Bar at the Sunday Fair Ambika P3 for a couple of Peroni beers and the chance to watch Bob and Roberta Smith mix a few cocktails for a couple of wealthy New Yorkers, not to mention one for the owner Ryan Gander!.  

16 October 2010

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Talent spotting NEW ART LONDON Make May the month to head to the capital and discover up-and-coming Artists

A new generation of women is injecting fresh excitement into the capital with galleries that champion emerging talents. Coming up to its first birthday, Crisp London Los Angeles in Fitzrovia is the brainchild of American curator Hilary Rose Crisp, 27. With galleries in London and LA, Crisp gives free reign over her spaces to newcomers […]

14 October 2010

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The ArtReview Power 100 Published

1. Larry Gagosian2. Hans Ulrich Obrist3. Iwan Wirth4. David Zwirner5. Glenn D. Lowry6. Bice Curiger7. Sir Nicholas Serota8. Eli Broad9. RoseLee Goldberg10. François Pinault11. Adam D. Weinberg12. Jeffrey Deitch13. Ai Weiwei14. Agnes Gund15. Alfred Pacquement16. Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda & Brian Kuan Wood17. Bruce Nauman18. Marc Glimcher19. Beatrix Ruf20. Dominique Lévy & Robert Mnuchin21. Iwona […]

14 October 2010

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Arts Cuts For Quangos Announced

A hit list of hundreds of taxpayer-funded bodies were axed in a “bonfire of the quangos” today. Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude announced the shake-up as “a victory for accountability”. The Arts were by no means immune to this savagery, Four bodies including the Film Industry Training Board were privatised although mergers resulting in a […]

13 October 2010

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Tracey Emin In wheelchair Frieze 2010

ArtLyst Exclusive Why is Tracey Emin in a wheelchair? Is this part of the Save the Arts Campaign? or is she in some form of recovery? Tracey is a lovely person, despite some of her press and Tracey loves the press! I was at the opening tonight of the Frieze Art Fair. Much too much […]

13 October 2010

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Tom Estes Performance ‘Night Cleaning’ at Departures Gallery

On Friday the 8th of October, 2010 Tom Estes staged the Performance ‘Night Cleaning’ at the Departures Gallery as part of the exhibition Rhizomatic. Rhizomatic is an experimental, decentralised curatorial system based on the concept of the Rhizome, as explored in Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophical masterpiece A Thousand Plateaus. This is Departure Gallery’s largest and […]

13 October 2010

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Such stuff as dreams are made on

‘I seek to reclaim the body from the contemporary medical and digital gaze in order to poetically subvert it’.’ Marilène Oliver Scene One. The woman surrenders herself to the stark white tunnel of the CT machine. Inside there is ominous silence. She knows that what is invisible to her will soon be revealed by the […]

12 October 2010

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New Save The Arts Works Unveiled

Mark Titchner “Cut Us, And Don’t Kill Us” – Bob and Roberta Smith “ART GALLERY CLOSED” Artist Patrick Brill better known as Bob and Roberta Smith has created a new work for the ‘Save The Arts Campaign. It is supported by over 100 leading British artists against the government’s proposed funding cuts of the arts, […]

12 October 2010

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Banksy Does The Simpsons Doh!

  Graffiti Artist Banksy (aka Robert Banks) has created an opening sequence for the American cartoon The Simpsons. The episode, called ‘MoneyBart’, was aired on TV in the US on Sunday night and will be shown in the UK later this month. Producers approached Banksy to design one of the “couch gags” that open each […]

11 October 2010

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Frieze Art Fair 2010: Sculpture Park Preview

I visited the Frieze Art Fair today and saw some of the the works  being installed in its Sculpture Park. The Sculpture Park offers a rare opportunity to see a significant group of international work that is addressed on a public scale. Presented in the wonderful setting of the English Gardens of Regent’s Park the […]

10 October 2010

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Top 10 Frieze Week Art Events

This is the ArtLyst top 10 list of events and exhibitions in and around London during Frieze Week. The corridor is jam packed with exciting things to experience and see before the phenomenon finishes on the 17 October. Frieze costs around £30 but many of the other events are actually Free !   Frieze Art […]

8 October 2010

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Ai Weiwei Unilever Sculpture Tate Modern

Chinese Artist, Ai Weiwei reveals his latest work “Sunflower Seeds,” a project which has taken two years to complete and contains over one hundred million handcrafted porcelain seeds.The project is loaded with thoughts and associations. From a distance, it looks like a beach of gray shingle, or a Zen garden.The public are allowed to interact […]

8 October 2010

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Jerry Hall Portrait By Lucien Freud Goes Under The Hammer

The Former partner of Mick Jagger, Model Jerry Hall will auction part of her art collection at Sotheby’s next week. included is a portrait by Lucian Freud, expected to fetch up to £1.2 million. The painting ‘Eight Months Gone’ shows Ms Hall, nude and eight months pregnant. The sale also includes works by Damien Hirst, […]

7 October 2010

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Was Le Corbusier A Fascist?

Letters published in a 2008 biography of the seminal 20th century modern master, Architect and Painter suggest that the radical urban planner was a Nazi sympathizer whose Fascist thinking went above and beyond previously documented perceptions. In one letter written shortly after Hitler conquered France and much of Western Europe, the Swiss-born architect expresses clear enthusiasm […]

6 October 2010

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Visitors To UK Museums Break All Records

A record number of visitors crossed the threshold of the UK’s national museums this summer, once again reinforcing the need to keep admissions to galleries in the UK free. The new survey shows that, 5.7 million people visited UK national museums in August 2010 representing an increase of 11% from August 2009. Over 809,443 people […]

6 October 2010

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ArtLyst Free iPhone App

LATEST Exhibitions From Your iPhone – As Featured on iTunes! ArtLyst has developed a new App for your iPhone.This innovative App is the most comprehensive listings guide for sourcing Art Exhibitions, Art Fairs and Art Auctions in London. The App also features breaking Art News, Top Art Features and Reviews. Download today from the App […]

5 October 2010

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Tate’s Serota Lambasts Osborne and Hunt

Tate Modern Director Sir Nicholas Serota announced in an interview today that Museums in the UK could not weather cuts of 25% – 30%  and that they would have to close for at least two days per week and drastically cut opening hours. In a rare out pouring, he also pointed out that it would […]

4 October 2010

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Turner Prize 2010 Exhibition Video Tour

Love it or Loathe it…ArtLyst has been to the Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain and here is the result. A virtual tour through the four shortlisted Artist’s rooms. Shortlisted Artists: Dexter Dalwood – Angela de la Cruz – Susan Philipsz and The Otolith Group. The Jury : Isabel Carlos, Director, José de Azeredo Perdigão […]

3 October 2010

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Ryan Gander New Guggenheim Exhibition

British Artist Ryan Gander (b. 1976, Chester,) has mounted a new installation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. From October 1, 2010, to January 9, 2011. The work, part of the  ‘Intervals’ series presents Gander in the third instalment of its contemporary art series designed to reflect the zeitgeist of today’s most […]

2 October 2010

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Cornelia Parker Save The Arts Photomontage

Turner Prize nominated Artist Cornelia Parker has produced a Photomontage for the Save The Arts campaigne. It shows The Angel Of The North sculpture by Antony Gormley with one of its wings clipped, to symbolize the 25% cuts proposed by the Government. More than 100 top Artistes have joined the campaign including most of the […]