23 July 2018

Late De Kooning Paintings Discovered In Storage Unit – Are They Real?

A Chelsea (New York), art/antiques dealer, claims to have found six late paintings by the Abstract Expressionist Willem De Kooning in a New Jersey lock-up storage unit. “What are the odds of finding a De Kooning in a storage unit?” – David Killen David Killen purchased the contents of the locker for $15,000 in Ho-Ho-Kus, […]

18 July 2018

Pompeii And Contemporary Art Merge In Newcastle University Site-Specific Installation

For the first time, a new project merges contemporary artworks installed among the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii, creating two art venues in stunning, historically resonant settings.

15 July 2018

Bill Viola Launches First Experimental Interactive Art Game

The Night Journey (2007-2018) is one of the first experimental art games ever made. A collaboration between renowned media artist Bill Viola

15 July 2018

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 Launches In Liverpool – First Photos

New Contemporaries has opened in Liverpool to coincide with the 20th birthday of the Liverpool Biennial. The exhibition selected from recent graduates of UK art schools, it is a good insight into practices, showcasing some of the most dynamic work being made by emerging artists.

11 July 2018

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Liverpool Readies For 20th Anniversary Biennial

Liverpool Biennial, the UK biennial of contemporary art, launches its 20th anniversary this week. Taking place over 15 weeks across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, Liverpool Biennial commissions artists from around the world to make and present work in the context of Liverpool.

10 July 2018

Missing Elisabeth Frink Horse And Rider Reappears In New Bond Street

When I went to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition this year I noticed that Dame Elisabeth Frink’s iconic Horse and Rider located in front of Cafe Nero at Picadilly and Dover Street had gone missing. This grade two listed sculpture has stood at the foot of Dover Street since 1975.

8 July 2018

JMW Turner Watercolour Sold In London Auction Room For £100 Exhibited

Research and scientific analysis have created compelling evidence that a small watercolour painting, currently on view at Abbotsford, near Melrose, the former home of Sir Walter Scott is an actual work by J.M.W. Turner.

Unseen John Virtue Paintings To Be Unveiled At Fortnum’s X Frank 2018

Fortnum & Mason will be continuing their annual artistic collaboration Fortnum’s X Frank 2018 (FXF18), 10th September – 20th October

7 July 2018

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Masterpiece 2018 An Eclectic Set-Up – Zoltan Alexander

With friend, Paul Freud, we took a golf car at the entrance of Chelsea Bridge Road to drive to the 9th edition of Masterpiece at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the ultimate glitzy meeting place colliding with the Mayfair Art Weekend.

4 July 2018

Frieze Sculpture Park Opens – Here’s What Edward Lucie-Smith Thought

The Frieze open-air sculpture park opened in the English Garden at Regent’s Park on July 4th, overlapping by a day with the Masterpiece art fair.

4 July 2018

Gurlitt Cezanne – Kunstmuseum And Cezanne Family Reach Agreement Over Painting

The Kunstmuseum Bern and the Cezanne Estate have reached an agreement over an important work by the Post Impressionist painter,

3 July 2018

Art Athina 2018 – Curatorial Strategies Support Strong Artistic Statements – George Micallef Eynaud

Art Athina 2018: When a city like Athens, Greece, is undergoing some form of economic crisis, a paradoxical trend tends to emerge.

3 July 2018

Lucian Freud Landscape Discovered Under Suffolk Sign Painter’s Canvas

A landscape painting depicting trees and a bridge over a stream attributed to the British artist Lucian Freud has been uncovered after conservators painstakingly stripped off layers on a picture by a Suffolk artist acknowledged as a friend of Freud. The work of art is thought to have been painted over after World War II. […]

2 July 2018

Art Night 2018 – What To See – What To Do

London once again is gearing up for Art Night this Saturday 7 July from 6 pm to 6 am. Art Night is London’s largest free contemporary arts festival. Each year the festival partners with a leading cultural institution and curator, focusing on a different area of London to explore its distinctive identity, culture and architecture through various forms of art.

2 July 2018

International British Artists Release Prints To Support London’s Busiest NHS Hospitals

Peter Blake, Jeremy Deller, Tom Hammick, Mona Hatoum, David Mach, Elizabeth Magill and Chris Orr have released limited edition prints in time to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, on 5 July 2018.

30 June 2018

Guy Wildenstein Cleared Of Tax Fraud After Second Paris Trial Collapses

The French billionaire art dealer Guy Wildenstein has been cleared of tax fraud after a second trial collapsed in Paris on Friday.

28 June 2018

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Masterpiece London – Affair To Remember – Or Not – Edward Lucie-Smith

The initial omens are not good. As you go into Masterpiece 2018, the first thing that greets you – though ‘greets’ is the wrong word, it stands there as if trying to block your entry

27 June 2018

New Record For Lucian Freud Painting At Sotheby’s London

A painting by the British Artist Lucian Freud from his ‘last great nudes’ series, Portrait on a White Cover has sold at Sotheby’s London for £a record 22.5million / $29.8 million.

21 June 2018

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Government Earmarks £20m For Culture and Creative Industries In England

Arts Minister Michael Ellis has launched a £20 million fund aimed at helping culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England.

18 June 2018

Christo Launches Mastaba His First UK Public Artwork

To coincide with a new exhibition of Christo and Jeanne Claude, at the Serpentine Gallery, the 83 year old artist has launched his amazing London Mastaba, a temporary sculpture in Hyde Park

17 June 2018

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Glasgow School Of Art Destroyed In Second Devastating Blaze

Fire crews have spent a third day at the scene of the latest fire to hit the historic Glasgow School of Art.

12 June 2018

Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné An Update By Richard Polsky

With another ten years (1976-1986) of Warhol’s paintings to document before it’s completed, here are the positives, the negatives, and the controversies — so far. By Richard Polsky

9 June 2018

Frieze Sculpture Announces 2018 Artists For London’s Regent’s Park

Frieze has announced the artists participating in this year’s Sculpture Park. The event which opens in July is again curated by Clare Lilley Director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

7 June 2018

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Heather Phillipson Unveils New Art on the Underground Commission

A major commission by British artist Heather Phillipson for the disused platform at Gloucester Road Underground station has been unveiled by Art on the Underground.

5 June 2018

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Antwerp Baroque 2018: Rubens Inspires – Sue Hubbard

A small jewel of a city that dates back to the Middle Ages, Antwerp is Belgium’s only port.

5 June 2018

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Malcolm Morley Pioneering Photorealist Painter Dies Age 86

The first Turner Prize winner, the painter Malcolm Morley, has died at age 86.

2 June 2018

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The London Group Announces Three Exhibitions For Waterloo Festival

St John’s Waterloo is an Anglican church with a big heart and an open door. This year, The London Group will mount three new group exhibition.

31 May 2018

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FIAC Paris Announce Exhibitors List For 45th Edition

FIAC, the leading international Contemporary and Modern art fair, held each year in Paris has announced their exhibitor list for the 45th edition.

30 May 2018

Tate Britain Reunites Two Burne-Jones Masterpieces For Retrospective Exhibition

Two celebrated series of Pre-Raphaelite paintings will be brought together in their entirety for Tate Britain’s Burne-Jones retrospective this autumn.

30 May 2018

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London Open Triennial 2018 Announces Exhibiting Artists At Whitechapel

The London Open 2018 is again upon us bringing critical work by some of the most dynamic contemporary artists in the capital today. The latest edition of this triennial summer exhibition offers a free, lively space to discover new work

29 May 2018

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Collishaw, Rego and Wylie Shortlisted For 2018 Southbank Award

The South Bank Sky Arts Award (originally The South Bank Show Award) has announced the three shortlisted visual artists for the 2018 award. 

22 May 2018

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Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine Ceases Trading After 50 Years

Interview magazine has ceased publishing with immediate effect and closed their New York office. The 50-year old stalwart of NY chic was founded by Andy Warhol has suffered months of turmoil, with lawsuits filed by former employees of the magazine.