Each year during Art Basel in Switzerland, UBS publishes its annual art market report. The document has become one of the most essential barometers in the art world.
12 June 2019
I think it’s hilarious that Kenny Schachter’s ‘April-fool-style’ reporting of Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi hiding aboard Saudi Prince MBS’s yacht (as reported in ArtNet News) has been picked up by the wire services. I find it equally funny that what started as a quip is being reported in Bloomberg, The Guardian and Telegraph as fact. […]
Charlie Schaffer has won the prestigious BP Portrait Award 2019. It was announced last night at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The painting titled ‘Imara in her Winter Coat’ is a portrait of the artist’s close friend. The first prize portrait was selected from 2,538 submissions from 84 countries. The judges admired the mannerist style […]
The city of Barcelona has issued a building permit for one of Spain’s most famous tourist attractions. After 137 years the church, designed by the iconic Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi
6 June 2019
To mark the 500th anniversary since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the British Library is to mount an exhibition of the Renaissance master’s notebooks. ‘Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion’ at the British Library will reveal how he believed motion to be the cause of all life’.
The Public Art Fund is presenting the iconic billboard “Untitled”, 1989 by Felix Gonzalez-Torres (American, b. Cuba, 1957-1996) to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and WorldPride in New York City this June.
4 June 2019
About 100 people stripped naked in front of Facebook’s New York offices as part of a censorship protest against Facebook and Instagram’s policies surrounding artistic nudity.
This year the RA Summer Exhibition has returned to form with a talented lineup of artists chosen by an inexhaustible group of jurors. The 251st edition received over 16,000 entries. Around 1200 works, in a range of media, goes on display, next week. The majority of these artworks are offered for sale, allowing visitors to purchase original work by upcoming and established artists.
2 June 2019
The first major retrospective of Paula Rego’s work in England for over twenty years will go on show at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes 15 June – 22 September 2019.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, named as the buyer of the highly contentious Salvator Mundi painting by Leonardo da Vinci has declined the loan of the painting to the Louvre in Paris for the large Da Vinci 500 Years show, set for this Autumn.
Banksy has created a new collateral event in Venice for the Biennale.
19 May 2019
When most people think of the London art scene, It may be tricky to pinpoint what constitutes its epicenter. Perhaps it starts with the major institutions, The Tate, RA, National Gallery and we work outwards, Oyster card at the ready.
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.