Jimmie Durham has been announced the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia
The artist behind ‘Paint-by-Numbers’ hobby kits Dan Robbins has died at age 93. He passed away Sylvania, Ohio. Robbins worked for paint products firm the Palmer Paint Company of Detroit Michigan in the 1940s when he invented the kits. By the 1950s millions were being sold across the US, and it ignited a craze for […]
The artist Christo has announced that he has received permission from the French government and the country’s Center for National Monuments to wrap the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most iconic landmarks in Paris.
4 April 2019
The Hiscox online art trade report 2019 was released this week and besides revealing some very discouraging growth figures it has explored the indeterminate world of Instagram as part of their analysis.
The French/British artist Laure Prouvost has been commissioned by Art on the Underground to create a major new artwork. This ambitious city-wide series of posters will take-over advertising sites across all 270 London Underground stations will be her first UK public commission.
3 April 2019
Anish Kapoor has created a new work titled ‘A Brexit, A Broxit, We All Fall Down’. The work depicts an open wound representing the state of the political climate, in a divided country, which just a few years ago was a reasonably unified nation.
2 April 2019
A series of dynamic performances have been announced for the opening week and final weekend of the 58th Venice Biennale of Art.
Francis Bacon’s $20-30m ‘Screaming Pope’ Study for a Head is to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s, in May. It is one of the most iconic works by the artist remaining in private hands
A Picasso painting valued at up to £40m has been recovered by the Dutch art sleuth Arthur Brand.
Agnès Varda, the woman at the heart of French New Wave, has died age 90. Varda had a sense of humour. In her old age, she introduced herself as a potato. ‘A heart-shaped potato – growing again’ she told those who gathered at the French Institute in New York to learn from her experience in […]
28 March 2019
A new Botticelli painting has been discovered in an English Heritage property collection. For years it lay beneath yellowing varnish and it wasn’t until this was stripped away that the work was attributed to the Renaissance master’s studio.
27 March 2019
The public has chosen Tate Modern over the British Museum for the first time since records began. The UK’s most popular visitor attractions’ list published yesterday has shown for the first time in a decade Tate Modern is the clear winner.
26 March 2019
The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings is to relaunch as Hastings Contemporary: Independent gallery for the South East on 6th July with a major presentation by international contemporary painter Tal R, alongside British artist, Roy Oxlade (the late husband of Rose Wiley)
In these grim times, we need all the art we can get. Public art feeds the soul as well as the mind. It provides spaces for contemplation in a gritty difficult world.
High-end art, antiquities, and antiques have become more and more attractive to money launders says, Peter D. Hardy a partner at Ballard Spahr, writing for The National Law Review, in an in-depth article published today.
20 March 2019
Nomura Holdings, Inc. announced today that it is creating the largest cash award in contemporary visual arts to encourage and nurture creativity.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has announced that she is to become a patron of London’s Foundling Museum.
The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is the first high profile institution to turn down a £1m grant from the Sackler Trust, over the controversy connected to the growing global OxyContin, drug crisis.
Tate Britain has unveiled a major new commissioned work by Mike Nelson. The Asset Strippers has been created for the annual Tate Britain Commission, supported by Sotheby’s, which invites artists to create a new artwork in response to the grand space of the Duveen Galleries. Mike Nelson has transformed the heart of Tate Britain into […]
17 March 2019
Just in time for Easter, the sensational/YBA artist Gavin Turk has unveiled an ambitious new project in collaboration with Photo London, Somerset House, and Ben Brown Fine Arts, featuring his giant bronze egg sculpture, ‘Oeuvre’, to be unveiled on the River Terrace at Somerset House on 14th April.
Okwui Enwezor the Nigerian curator, art critic, writer, poet, and educator has died of cancer age 55. He lived in New York City and Munich. In 2016, he was ranked 28 in the Artlyst Power100 most influential people in the art world, just one year after he was appointed the director the Venice Biennale. “He […]
The Duchess of Cambridge National Portrait Gallery patron joined, Princess Beatrice of York, Miles Aldridge, Phyllida Barlow, David and Victoria Beckham, Ozwald Boateng, Alexa Chung, Michael Craig-Martin, Lawrence Dallaglio, Jourdan Dunn, Christina Estrada, Jess Gillam, Bianca Jagger, Sir Don McCullin, Kate Moss, Duro Olowu, Martin Parr, Grayson Perry, Elizabeth Peyton, Nicola Roberts, Jenny Saville, Mike Skinner and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye were among the guests at the 2019 Portrait Gala, a special event held at the NPGon Tuesday 12 March.
The African American Artist Kara Walker has been selected to create the next annual Hyundai Commission at Tate Modern.
The 58th International Art Exhibition held at the Giardini and Arsenale in Venice from Saturday 11 May until Sunday 24 November 2019 will be titled May You Live In Interesting Times. Curated by Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery in London since 2006
Post War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s London saw 41 lots finding buyers with three unsold and if not a record price for David Hockney’s Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott (1969), a solid over the estimated sale price £33 million ($43.4 million)
Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist who transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender has died age 79.
Writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives his rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows in London March 2019. He currently writes freelance including for Art Monthly, Frieze, Elephant, STATE, Photomonitor, Border Crossings and World of Interiors.
Like other photographers who work for news agencies, Yannis Behrakis pictures were known through the news, but his name was not familiar to the public.
A long lost painting attributed to Caravaggio which languished in a chateau attic in France for over 100 years is touring art market capitals and then going under the hammer at La Halle aux Grains in Toulouse, in June.
Dorothea Tanning is the artist, face hidden to me back then, who drew and painted a short series of paintings that I have loved since a child.
London art and design schools have again topped the list for the best in the world. They landed the top two spots for excellence according to global rankings presented by the ninth annual QS University Rankings, a rating agency