11 June 2020

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A Sculpture Falls – The Trouble With Problematic Public Statues – Richard Stone 

As a sculptor who has used Victorian and other found sculptures in my work for some time, the increasingly heated debate on the future of public Victorian statues, buildings and street names across the country has resonated with me.

11 June 2020

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Sotheby’s Rembrandt Self Portrait Should Be Returned To Holland

Sotheby’s announced this week that a small, delicate Rembrandt self-portrait is to be auctioned on July 28th, here in London. The painting is unusually intimate, (about 17 x 22cm) and was painted in 1632 when the artist was 26 years old. 

10 June 2020

Banksy: Stolen Bataclan Mural Found In Italy – Colston Statue Update

Banksy, Bristol’s international artist/influencer has suggested a plan which should appeal to both critics of the sudden removal and dumping of the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston and the protesters.

8 June 2020

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André Daughtry: Art, Rebellion And Racial Justice – Revd Jonathan Evens

Artworks acquire layers of meaning over time. André Daughtry’s Weight is a video work from 2014 that attempts ‘to visualise societal projections on the black male body’.

London’s Galleries And Auction Houses To Reopen From 15 June

The first of the London mega galleries have announced they are to reopen after a three-month lockdown period. White Cube and Gagosian will open by timed appointment to comply with social distancing measures from next week.

8 June 2020

Do Tate Galleries Have A Slavery Past?

The Tate issued a statement in 2019 to put to rest talk about the gallery founder and namesake Henry Tate’s involvement in slavery.

7 June 2020

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Protesters Tear Down Statue To Slave Trader In Bristol 

A notorious statue dedicated to a slave trader in Bristol has been torn down and thrown into the harbour during a second day of anti-racism protests across the UK. Following a peaceful demonstration in Bristol

6 June 2020

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Banksy Unveils New Painting Honouring George Floyd’s Memory

The elusive Street Artist Banksy has unveiled a new artwork inspired by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

6 June 2020

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Art Basel Cancels 2020 Flagship Fair

Art Basel has announced that after an extensive analysis of the current global situation, due to the Coronavirus pandemic they will not be presenting their flagship Basel show this year.

4 June 2020

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Black Art Matters – Paul Carter Robinson

This is long overdue, but under the worrying circumstances that have dominated the news in the past week, I feel it is essential to voice an opinion representing Artlyst.

2 June 2020

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Museum Futures Post Lockdown – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tate Modern is easily the most popular gallery of modern art in the world… For a location that consists mostly of open spaces, lightly sprinkled with the odd moment of art, that is some achievemen

Christo A Personal Recollection By Marina Vaizey

Over four decades ago I had one of the most exciting experiences of my life – encountering perhaps the most original and innovative artists of the past sixty years, Christo, who died on Sunday 31 May

Christo Artist Who Wrapped The Reichstag Dies Age 84

The sad news that the larger than life artist Christo passed away aged 84 was announced on his website on 31 May.

28 May 2020

London’s Hayward Gallery Set To Reopen 1st August

The Southbank Centre including the Hayward Gallery may close until April 2021. This is as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19.

26 May 2020

Ben Eine Unveils Spectacular New West Hampstead Mural

“Through Arts We Rise” painted, sprayed and blessed by the world’s foremost street art lettering demi-god, Ben Eine

26 May 2020

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Turner Prize Replaced With Bursaries Scheme For 2020

This year the Turner Prize will be replaced by a bursaries scheme In response to the COVID19 pandemic. Tate Britain has announced that it will be awarding one-off bursaries of £10,000 to 10 artists in place of this year’s Turner Prize. The jury will select the ‘Turner Bursaries’ at the end of June.

23 May 2020

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Salisbury Cathedral 800 Years Of Art And Spirit – Revd Jonathan Evens

When an exhibition celebrating 800 years of spirit and endeavour at Salisbury Cathedral has to be installed against the clock and then its launch is halted by the COVID-19 lockdown, first emotions are primarily of devastation.

22 May 2020

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Outset Partners Announce Support For Cultural Infrastructure Beyond Pandemic

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Serpentine Galleries, have been jointly awarded a transformational Grant of £150,000 for their collaborative work on ecology.

21 May 2020

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Arts Renewal Taskforce Announced By Culture Secretary

The Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has today announced representatives from the arts, cultural and sporting worlds who will join a new task force aimed at helping Arts renewal by getting the country’s recreation and leisure sector up and running again. 

21 May 2020

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Manifesta 13 Marseille To Go Ahead In August

Manifesta 13 Marseille the ‘European nomadic biennial’ is to go ahead at the end of August 2020. It was supposed to take place in the South of France 7 June – 1 December 2020. The event will now welcome audiences and participants to its three programmes: the central exhibition Traits d’ union.s; its education and […]

20 May 2020

The Crystal Palace Reimagined Using 360º Technology – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Royal Parks organisation in London has just put a remarkable site up on the Web. It enables the user to explore the long-gone Crystal Palace in Hyde Park.

20 May 2020

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Munch Museum Launches New Digital Exhibition

The Munch Museum in Oslo has launched a newly redesigned website, which will serve as a platform for digital exhibitions and art experiences.

19 May 2020

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Artist Susan Rothenberg Has Died Age 75

The American contemporary painter, printmaker, sculptor, and draughtswoman Susan Rothenberg has died age 75. She was best known for her iconic images of horses in which she melded abstraction with representation.

18 May 2020

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59th Venice Biennale Art Event Skips To 2022

The Venice Biennale organisers have postponed both the Art and Architecture events for up to two years.

18 May 2020

Barbara Hepworth’s St Ives Studio Given Grade II Status

A studio in St Ives, Cornwall used by Dame Barbara Hepworth has been given Grade II-listed status.

Photo London Moves To October Date At Gray’s Inn Gardens 

Photo London has relocated to Gray’s Inn Gardens for new Frieze Week Autumn dates (7–11 October with a preview on the evening of 6 October). This move away from Somerset House is likely because it would clash with The African Art Fair already booked for the October dates. 

14 May 2020

Daata Partners With International Galleries To Establish New Video Platform

Daata has launched a new public platform for galleries to showcase and sell video art online via the Daata website.

13 May 2020

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London Museum And Gallery Lockdown Could Be Relaxed In June

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Sunday, the next stage in easing the COVID-19 lockdown could include the reopening of Museums and Galleries. This would be possible as soon as 1st June. 

12 May 2020

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Tate Modern Turns Twenty Despite London Lockdown

Tate Modern has turned twenty despite the lockdown but not to worry you can still celebrate their 20th anniversary online.

12 May 2020

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Rembrandt’s Night Watch 44.8-Gigapixel Image Goes Live

The largest and most detailed ever photograph of Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch has been unveiled on The Rijksmuseum’s website. The 44.8-gigapixel image will allow visitors to zoom in on individual brushstrokes and even particles of pigment in the painting.

12 May 2020

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London Art Week Goes Digital This July

This summer London Art Week is launching a new online platform. LAW DIGITAL which will showcase the world’s leading pre-contemporary galleries from 3 – 10 July 2020, with a Private View on Thursday 2 July. 

7 May 2020

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Banksy A Superhero’s Gift To Southampton General Hospital – Edward Lucie-Smith

Banksy has just lent a picture to the Southampton General Hospital. It will remain of view in a foyer near their emergency department on the third floor until the autumn but will then go to auction to raise funds for the National Health Service. Very generous of him.