25 April 2019

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019 Finalists Announced

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

Extinction Rebellion Stages Huge Die-In At Natural History Museum

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

Spencer Tunick Nude Installations Take On Facebook and Instagram Censorship

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

Rare Modigliani Limestone Sculpture To Be Auctioned At Christie’s

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.

16 April 2019

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Sean Scully National Gallery – Rembrandt and Now Gagosian – Edward Lucie-Smith

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.

16 April 2019

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Elton John and David Furnish Donate Photography Gallery To V&A

The V&A has announced a new, long-term collaboration with Elton John and David Furnish to improve public access to photography.

15 April 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral Badly Damaged by Raging Fire

A catastrophic fire has destroyed the main roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The fire broke out at 5:50 pm local time quickly spreading through the structure which was undergoing a major 6.5m euro renovation

15 April 2019

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Sackler: A Family Divided – Dame Jillian Sackler Speaks Out

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.

11 April 2019

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Claude Lalanne Fantastical Sculptor And Designer Dies Aged 93

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: Contradictions of A Degenerate Artist And Nazi Sympathiser

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.

Hong Kong: Art Basel to Chungking Mansion – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

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 Donates Brexit Head To Raise Funds For Terrence Higgins Trust

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

Anthony d’Offay Resumes Tate And NGS Relationship After Me-Too Case Evaporates

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.

Antony Gormley Celebrated With Royal Academy Solo Show

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.

8 April 2019

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Yinka Shonibare British Library Installation Acquired By Tate

Tate has announced that it has acquired the installation ‘The British Library’ by Yinka Shonibare CBE.

7 April 2019

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Renzo Piano’s Landmark Spacecraft Defines The Academy Museum LA

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

7 April 2019

Grayson Perry Brexit Vases Go On Display At V&A

Grayson Perry’s timely pair of vases depicting Brexit, one leave the other remain go on permanent display in the V&A’s Ceramics Galleries from today.

6 April 2019

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Manhattan’s Newest Arts Centre The Shed Opens

The Shed, Manhattan’s newest arts centre has opened to rave reviews. Despite local condemnation calling the rest of the development of glass and steel skyscrapers bland and dated.

Jimmie Durham Receives 58th Venice Biennale Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Paint by Numbers Hobby kit Originator Dan Robbins Dies Age 93

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 […]

4 April 2019

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Christo Gets Green Light To Cover Arc de Triomphe Paris

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

Has Art On Instagram Reached Saturation Point – Hiscox Releases 2019 Report

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.

3 April 2019

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Laure Prouvost To Produce New Art On The Underground Commission

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 Creates The Ultimate Brexit Artwork

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

Ralph Rugoff And Aaron Cezar Announce Performance Programme For 58TH Venice Biennale

A series of dynamic performances have been announced for the opening week and final weekend of the 58th Venice Biennale of Art.

1 April 2019

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Francis Bacon Screaming Pope Portrait to Be Auctioned At Sotheby’s

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

1 April 2019

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Stolen £40m Picasso Will Saudi Billionaire or Insurers Get The Portrait

A Picasso painting valued at up to £40m has been recovered by the Dutch art sleuth Arthur Brand.

30 March 2019

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Agnès Varda Woman At The Heart Of French New Wave Film Dies

Agnès Varda, the woman at the heart of French New Wave, has died age 90. Varda had a sense of humour. In her old age, she introduced herself as a potato. ‘A heart-shaped potato – growing again’ she told those who gathered at the French Institute in New York to learn from her experience in […]

28 March 2019

Botticelli Masterpiece Discovered In English Heritage Collection

A new Botticelli painting has been discovered in an English Heritage property collection. For years it lay beneath yellowing varnish and it wasn’t until this was stripped away that the work was attributed to the Renaissance master’s studio.

27 March 2019

Tate Modern Tops Visitor Attraction List For First Time

The public has chosen Tate Modern over the British Museum for the first time since records began. The UK’s most popular visitor attractions’ list published yesterday has shown for the first time in a decade Tate Modern is the clear winner.

26 March 2019

Jerwood Gallery To Rebrand As Hastings Contemporary

The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings is to relaunch as Hastings Contemporary: Independent gallery for the South East on 6th July with a major presentation by international contemporary painter Tal R, alongside British artist, Roy Oxlade (the late husband of Rose Wiley)

21 March 2019

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Preservation Of A Much Loved Waterloo Public Art Poem – Sue Hubbard

In these grim times, we need all the art we can get. Public art feeds the soul as well as the mind. It provides spaces for contemplation in a gritty difficult world.