10 November 2020

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Feminist Icon Mary Wollstonecraft Gets Statue – Deutsche Börse Prize Shortlist – Stanley Spencer’s Last Self-Portrait

Feminist Icon Mary Wollstonecraft Gets Statue – Deutsche Börse Prize Shortlist – Stanley Spencer’s Last Self-Portrait

10 November 2020

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Judy Chicago Launches Smoke Sculpture Her First Virtual Artwork

Judy Chicago along with Light Art Space (LAS) is launching the first virtual artwork by this acclaimed American artist.

9 November 2020

Kara Walker Boots Trump Out – Sotheby’s Latest Lawsuit – Eileen Agar Whitechapel Show

Kara Walker Boots Trump Out – Eileen Agar Whitechapel Show – Sotheby’s Latest Lawsuit

5 November 2020

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Marina Abramović Opera – Big Issue Artist Guitar Sale – Helmut Newton At Hamiltons

Performance artist, Marina Abramović, will premiere a new film version of her iconic opera, The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas (2020), on a series of massive screens at the entrance to Tottenham Court Road Station. The free event will take place next year in central London. 

3 November 2020

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Grayson Perry’s Dead Wood Comment – Donald Trump’s Political Obituary – Taylor Wessing All Women Shortlist

Has Grayson gone mad? Has Trump lost it?  Is Taylor Wessing heading for an all-women final. All the news in brief

1 November 2020

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Jasper Johns Flag Print Valued At $1m Donated To The British Museum 

A print by the American Pop artist Jasper Johns depicting an American flag has been donated to the British Museum. Jasper Johns’s Flags I (1973) was gifted to London’s most popular Museum by the New York-based collectors Johanna and Leslie Garfield.

31 October 2020

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All UK Museums, Galleries and Auction Houses Ordered To Shut Down

Information on new national restrictions from the Gov.UK website state closures from 5 November of Museums Galleries and Auction Houses

30 October 2020

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Jeff Koons – Philip Guston 2022 – Manifesta Cancelled – Artlyst News In Brief

Welcome to Artlyst’s brand new ‘news feature’. We hope this rolling brief will keep you informed and up to date with all of the daily breaking art news.

29 October 2020

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Major European Museums Shut As Second Wave Of COVID Strikes

The Louvre and all other French museums are to close their doors as of 6:00 pm tonight.  With spiralling infections, both President Emmanuel Macron of France and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the new restrictions.

29 October 2020

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Presents Her First Major Survey At Tate Britain

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Presents Her First Major Survey Tate Britain

28 October 2020

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Tracey Emin Reveals Bladder Cancer Surgery Ahead Of RA Show

Tracey Emin, the YBA artist, best known for her Turner Prize-nominated ‘Unmade Bed’ has revealed that she has been suffering from bladder cancer. Last summer, a cancerous tumour was found after suffering severe pain in her abdomen. She said.

28 October 2020

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Mark Godfrey Guston Now Exhibition Curator Suspended By Tate

Tate has suspended Mark Godfrey, their Senior Curator of International Art and curator of the highly anticipated ‘Philip Guston Now’ exhibition for speaking out on his Instagram account concerning the gallery’s decision to postpone the show until 2024.

26 October 2020

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Stik Creates A New Diversity Commission Fund For Hackney Public Sculptures

The popular Street Artist Stik has created a new fund for Hackney that will commission artists to create public sculptures reflecting the diverse communities of the borough.

23 October 2020

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Marian Goodman To Close London Gallery – Is This The Tip Of The Iceberg?

Marian Goodman is to close her London gallery. A statement released today explained, “Dramatic changes” in the art world propelled the decision.

22 October 2020

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Banksy’s Show Me The Monet Sells For £7.6m At Sotheby’s

Banksy’s Show Me The Monet Sells For £7.6m At Sotheby’s

21 October 2020

Sackler Opioid Case Settled: US Justice Department Announces Global Resolution

Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma: Justice Department Announces Global Resolution of Criminal and Civil Investigations

21 October 2020

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Russell Tovey To Judge Turner Prize 2021 In Coventry City Of Culture

The 2021 Turner Prize will be presented at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry as part of the city’s UK City of Culture 2021 celebrations. The exhibition of the Prize’s four shortlisted artists will be presented from 29 September 2021 to 12 January 2022 with the announcement of the winner on 1 December 2021.

17 October 2020

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New Banksy Nottingham Mural Confirmed – Find Out Where

A new work by the elusive graffiti artist Banksy has been confirmed in Nottingham. The work outside a beauty salon is on the junction of Rothesay Avenue and Ilkeston Road in Lenton

14 October 2020

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Meet Simone Leigh: First African-American Woman To Represent US At Venice Biennale

Simone Leigh has sculpted her way into the history books as the first African-American woman artist to be chosen to represent the U.S

12 October 2020

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Art Fund Steps In With Shared 200K Museum Of The Year Award

The Art Fund, the Uk’s largest arts charity have announced the biggest prize for museums in the world with a special edition of The Museum of the Year Award

12 October 2020

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Now National Galleries Scotland Drops Anthony d’Offay Association

National Galleries Scotland (NGS) has joined Tate in suspending all contact with the influential art dealer and collector Anthony d’Offay.

Artist Frank Bowling Knighted In Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020

Congratulations to Frank Bowling now Sir Richard Sheridan Franklin Bowling Kt ,OBE, RA, the Guyana-born British artist. His paintings relate to Abstract expressionism, Color Field painting and Lyrical Abstraction. In honour of this award, Artlyst is rerunning Sue Hubbard’s excellent review of his show at Tate Britain in 2019.

9 October 2020

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Duncan Grant: Bloomsbury Group Artist’s Lost Homo-Erotic Drawings Discovered

A cache of over four hundred homo-erotic drawings by the Bloomsbury artist Duncan Grant has been found decades after experts believed they had been destroyed.

8 October 2020

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Sin At The National Gallery Dreamsongs Colnaghi – Edward Lucie-Smith

In present circumstances, both public and private galleries have had to think hard about what is practical and within their reach to do. Sometimes they come up with curiously similar solutions. This is the case with two shows that have just opened in London – one at the National Gallery and the other at Colnaghi in St James’s.

8 October 2020

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Your Frieze London 2020 Online Guide – Artlyst

The Frieze London 2020 platform for modern and contemporary art has announced the opening of both Frieze and Frieze Masters.

6 October 2020

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Philip Guston Postponed: Curator David Anfam Speaks Out – Paul Carter Robinson

On 21 September, a statement quietly appeared on the website of the National Gallery Washington. It announced the postponement, of the “Philip Guston Now” exhibition

5 October 2020

Watch Goldsmiths MFA Graduate Student Dump 31 Tonnes Of Carrots

Rafael Pérez Evans, the most talked-about MFA candidate this year has created ‘Grounding’, an installation utilising 30 tonnes of fresh carrots.

4 October 2020

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Royal Opera Auctions Hockney Portrait To Cover COVID Debts

An iconic portrait by the British Artist David Hockney of Royal Opera House boss Sir David Webster will go under the hammer this month at Christie’s. It has been suggested that the painting will fetch up to £18m.

Paula Rego Severs Ties With Marlborough And Joins Victoria Miro

The British/Portuguese artist Paula Rego has severed ties with her long-term gallery Marlborough and joined Victoria Miro

1 October 2020

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Artemisia Gentileschi Exhibition Opens At London’s National Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition has opened at the National Gallery at long last. It is accompanied by a handsome, fully illustrated hardcover catalogue. The hassle is that you have to book your slot to see it.

1 October 2020

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Damien Hirst Unveils First Solo Exhibition At His Newport Street Gallery

Damien Hirst has announced his first solo exhibition at his Newport Street Gallery, London, from 7 October 2020 – 7 March 2021. Titled ‘End of a Century’, the exhibition will feature over fifty artworks spanning Hirst’s formative years as a student in the 1980s to becoming one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists during the 1990s.

29 September 2020

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Now The V&A Contemplates Mass Redundancies

The V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) are contemplating mass redundancies a press release received on the Artlyst desk today states: