1 April 2018

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh 150th Birthday Marked By Glasgow Exhibition – Clare Henry

CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH: genius, idol, Glasgow’s golden boy. Celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth began this weekend at Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

31 March 2018

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 What The Dealers Had To Say

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 saw a strong collector turnout and vigorous sales across all sectors of the market.

29 March 2018

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Damien Hirst Falling Off The Grid – Houghton Hall – Paul Carter Robinson

Last week I was a guest at the magnificent Houghton Hall, one of the most impressive Palladian houses in Britain.

28 March 2018

Michael Rakowitz Unveils His Fourth Plinth Commission In London’s Trafalgar Square

The latest artist to exhibit a work for the “Fourth Plinth’ commission is the US artist Michael Rakowitz’.

27 March 2018

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Jenny Saville A Passion For Flesh And Paint – GMA – Clare Henry

JENNY SAVILLE’S show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh is long, LONG overdue.

26 March 2018

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David Bowie Statue Not Fitting A Man Who Loved Fine Art

The latest in a long line of examples is a new statue honouring the late artist David Bowie, unveiled over the weekend in Aylesbury.

22 March 2018

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Trump Street Art Mural By Cashy-D Censored By New Orleans Council

The Louisiana branch of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the city of New Orleans after a mural was censored.

22 March 2018

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Will Liz Taylor’s Van Gogh Sold In 2012 For £10m Flip For £50m?

Liz Taylor’s Van Gogh Vue de l’asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Rémy is back on the market again after selling in an auction at Christie’s in February 2012 for £10,121,250.

21 March 2018

No Bums Here: Anthea Hamilton Unveils Tate Britain Commission

Tate Britain has unveiled their latest sculpture commission by 2016 Turner Prize nominee Anthea Hamilton. The Squash is an immersive installation combining performance and sculpture.

20 March 2018

Banksy Super-Active In New York City Again – First Photos

It started with his rat clock piece (Top Photo) at 101 West 14th Street, moving on to his protest mural for Zehra Doğanon

20 March 2018

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Helen Legg Appointed New Director Of Tate Liverpool

Helen Legg currently Director of Spike Island, Bristol, has been appointed the new Director of Tate Liverpool.

17 March 2018

British Council Ordered To Pack Their Bags By Vladimir Putin

Russia has ordered the closure of the British Council, an organisation which promotes cultural ties between the nations in St Petersburg.

17 March 2018

Banksy Mural In NY Highlights Detention Of Kurdish Artist Zehra Dogan

The Bristol-born Street Artist Banksy has unveiled a 20m high mural in New York to highlight to the detention of Zehra Dogan, the Kurdish painter from Turkey.

15 March 2018

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Liverpool Biennial Announce Programme For 20th Anniversary Edition

Liverpool Biennial, will mark its 20th anniversary this year with the 10th edition under the title Beautiful world, where are you?

15 March 2018

Crossrail Launches Public Art Programme To Include Kusama And Shawcross 

Crossrail has launched an ambitious new art programme.

14 March 2018

Annual Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report Released

The second edition of the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report has been released

14 March 2018

Controversial Stations Of The Cross Exhibition Set To Open Without Censorship

A  sculpture by the ‘Street” artist Ryan Callanan, who goes under the pseudonym of RYCA has been moved by St Stephens Walbrook

13 March 2018

Anish Kapoor Condemns Image Of Chicago Sculpture In NRA Video

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has spoken out against the use of an image of his Chicago sculpture “Cloud Gate” in a right-wing NRA

12 March 2018

Yinka Shonibare MBE Unveils NY Central Park Commission

New York’s Public Art Fund has unveiled ‘Wind Sculpture (SG)’, a new work by the Turner Prize-winning British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.

11 March 2018

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Armory Show Highlights and Lowlights 2018 Round-Up

As we reach the end of another New York Armory Show few revelations are on hand.

10 March 2018

Record London Contemporary/Modern Art Auctions Set Spring 2018 Alight

London’s contemporary sales both evening and day at Sotheby’s and Christie’s have totalled £295 million ($407 million).

9 March 2018

Frida Kahlo Estate Raises A Monobrow To Artist Barbie Doll

Relatives of the estate of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are considering suing the Frida Kahlo Corporation over claims it holds the rights to her image.

8 March 2018

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Tate’s Big Faux-Pas: Picasso Exhibition Opens On International Women’s Day

Today (8th March) is International Women’s Day, it’s also the public opening of the new Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. For those of you familiar with Picasso and his self-mythologized monster; you may need to read that sentence again.

6 March 2018

Rose Wylie Depicts The Mayflower Voyage In Plymouth History Paintings

The John Moores award-winning British painter Rose Wylie will be the subject of ‘History Painting’, a new multi-site exhibition at Plymouth Arts Centre and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art

6 March 2018

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Pablo Picasso: Genius Or Just Another Misogynistic Pig – Edward Lucie-Smith

With Pablo Picasso 1932 – Tate Modern’s major exhibition for the first half of this year – ready to open (March 8th), the drumbeats are already beginning.

4 March 2018

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Annie Swynnerton: Passionate Supporter Of Women’s Rights Exhibited

The first retrospective for nearly a century of the Manchester-born painter Annie Swynnerton (1844–1933) has opened at the Manchester Art Gallery 23 February 2018– 6 January 2019.

28 February 2018

Picasso Muse Portrait Painting Auctioned For Staggering £49.8m

The second-highest recorded auction price for any work of art ever sold in Europe was achieved tonight when Picasso’s Weeping ‘Golden’ Muse

28 February 2018

Masturbation Explored By Visual Artists At The Freud Museum

The Freud Museum in North London is presenting an exhibition exploring the topic of Masturbation.

26 February 2018

Banksy’s Earliest Bristol Mural ‘Well Hung Lover’ Vandalised

Banksy’s earliest mural in Bristol ‘Well Hung Lover’ has been vandalised by a rival graffiti artist.

26 February 2018

Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Omai To Star In Rijksmuseum High Society Exhibition

The DCMS has granted a temporary UK export licence for Sir Joshua Reynolds’ painting of Omai to travel to Amsterdam to be exhibited in the highly anticipated ‘High Society’ exhibition at the Rijksmuseum.

23 February 2018

It’s Official: Frieze To Launch New Los Angeles Art Fair Next February

As we all suspected Frieze have now officially announced that they are to mount an event in LA. The new annual contemporary art fair in Los Angeles will be presented at Paramount Pictures Studios.

21 February 2018

Anish Kapoor Designed Brit Award Statuette Was Events Only Redeeming X Factor

The Anish Kapoor designed Brit Award statuette was the best part of an otherwise boorish corporate event, this evening.