Over a hundred years after it first opened, Mackintosh’s WILLOW TEAROOM – revived, restored, remade, reborn – is again in the limelight. A glorious, memorable, unique temple to Glasgow Art Nouveau.
29 August 2018
I don’t often read the financial sections of newspapers. I’m too dim and out of touch for that. Occasionally, however, when flipping through the pages on my way to something that’s more my cup of tea I encounter something so splendidly deranged that I have to stop and give it a go.
Through the subject of outland, the festival in Riga looks at local and internationally significant issue of global migration, which has brought to the forefront a row of other problems: racism, growing right-wing nationalism and intolerance towards difference.
There can be no doubt that the Turner Prize is pretty much of a sick puppy right now.
A new exhibition featuring iconic naked images of some of the Twentieth Century’s most famous celebrities, thinkers and artists opens at Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery, this autumn.
22 August 2018
On 31st October, The Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller will announce his (provisional) design for the Peterloo Memorial in Manchester. He will also reveal the location of the artwork and unveil the maquette.
18 August 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington is to celebrate the life and work of the iconic singer and musician Aretha Franklin.
16 August 2018
Martin Puryear has been selected to represent the US at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Madison Square Park Conservancy NY will oversee the presentation.
16 August 2018
Banksy has spoken out about an unsanctioned, ticketed show featuring his work which has opened in Moscow. The street artist who has cultivated anonymity has reached out via his Twitter account.
15 August 2018
It’s only one more month to go before the public opening of V&A Dundee on Saturday 15 September, details of the opening have been announced.
14 August 2018
Marina Abramovic has been attacked by the Italian far right for a poster she designed for the Barcolana sailing regatta in the Gulf of Trieste.
13 August 2018
The Blake Society has commissioned a new gravestone from the leading letter-cutter in England, the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, to commemorate the newly discovered grave of the Artist poet.
10 August 2018
Sotheby’s has reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2018.
At a time when London’s big art museums are going all out to be populist, they also seem to be witnessing a fairly general fall in attendances.
5 August 2018
The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has announced that the Chinese authorities in Beijing have demolished his studio.
3 August 2018
Zombie Boy an iconic body artist and model tattooed as a living skeleton, has been found dead in Montreal.
3 August 2018
Several artists have pulled their work from the current group exhibition at the Design Museum in Kensington, London. The move was in protest to the Museum allowing arms dealers to host an event at the space, the former home of the Commonwealth Institute.
The Holburne Museum in Bath have asked collectors to lend early ceramic works by the Turner Prize winning, transvestite artist Grayson Perry. In an open call the gallery is searching for works created between 1983 and 1994.
31 July 2018
The disputed Lucas Cranach the Elder’s paintings of Adam and Eve, a highlight of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California
25 July 2018
The Flemish tourist board has created a video protesting Facebooks continued censorship of old master paintings on their social media site. The government sponsored agency uses humor to send-up Facebook in a short video which has gone viral.
25 July 2018
A 26% rise has been reported at Christie’s with overall sales to almost £3bn ($4bn, up 35%) compared to £2.35bn in the first half of 2017.
24 July 2018
This summer will be the last chance to visit The Courtauld Gallery before it closes on 3 September for a two-year or more and £50m major redevelopment programme.
23 July 2018
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Fortnum & Mason will be continuing their annual artistic collaboration Fortnum’s X Frank 2018 (FXF18), 10th September – 20th October
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.