The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 has been won by Susan Meiselas.
Christies Postwar and Contemporary Sale in New York has realised a total of $538,971,750 / £418,131,691 million, reaching their revised presale estimates after the withdrawal of two key works of art.
Sotheby’s New York has broken yet another record for the Impressionist artist Claude Monet. The painting titled Meules (Haystacks) from 1890 sold for $110.7 million.
Banksy seems to be active again these days with two new murals, one in London at Marble Arch, where Extinction Rebellion’s climate change activists were protesting for a few weeks. His latest offering is in Venice in time for the 58th Biennale.
An Italian bomb squad swooped on the Golden Lion winning Lithuanian pavilion at the Venice Biennale yesterday after a group of British Journalists and artists complained to the authorities about a Russian man’s erratic behavior.
12 May 2019
The Golden Lion awards for Best National Participation at the 58th Venice Biennale has been announced. Lithuania’s Sun & Sea (Marina) an immersive sound installation
A German man has been found guilty by a court on charges of stealing discarded works of art from the well-known abstract painter Gerhard Richter.
The first solo exhibition in twenty years of work by Maurizio Cattelan is to be mounted at Blenheim Palace this autumn, running from 12 September – 27 October 2019
The opening day of this year’s Frieze New York, which featured galleries from 26 countries was a roaring success following last year’s scorching fiasco
The four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2019 have been announced at Tate Britain today.
The Irish/American artist Sean Scully unveils Human: an exhibition of recent works both new and unseen pieces at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
The artist Nancy Fouts who has died age 74 found herself starting adult life in what, for a girl from Kentucky, must have been the confusing and somewhat alien world of a British finishing school.
A New Banksy mural has appeared, timed to the second at Marble Arch where climate activists have been protesting for the last few weeks. Extinction Rebellion has made an enormous impact on London and support has swollen since they first came on the scene.
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
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
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
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.
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.
The V&A has announced a new, long-term collaboration with Elton John and David Furnish to improve public access to photography.
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.
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 (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.
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 has donated a work of art to raise funds for the leading HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust.
8 April 2019
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.
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.
Tate has announced that it has acquired the installation ‘The British Library’ by Yinka Shonibare CBE.
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