A group calling themselves BBZ London have protested at Tate Britain in response to the Turner Prize nomination of Luke Willis Thompson.
25 September 2018
The woman who posed for Gustave Courbet’s L’Origine du Monde, one of the most controversial and provocative works of art ever painted has been identified. The canvas depicts a woman’s genitalia and torso and for many years was banned from public display, as it was deemed obscene.
24 September 2018
The performance artist Marina Abramović had a framed painting smashed over her head as she left the private view of her latest exhibition in Florence Italy.
The balmy Summer has been gobbled up by a new cooler season which promises to excite and challenge our sensibilities.
23 September 2018
Sotheby’s, London, have sold the collection of Damien Hirst’s business manager, mentor and ‘partner in crime’, Frank Dunphy for a total of £10,088,125 million
Art Bahrain Paris provided an excellent opportunity to see and experience, first hand the talents of seventeen artists from varying age groups hailing from the small yet vibrant Gulf State.
18 September 2018
Steve McQueen the Turner Prize and Oscar-winning filmmaker together with Tate Britain, Artangel and A New Direction, have announced one of the world’s most ambitious contemporary art projects
17 September 2018
Edward Hopper’s Chop Suey, 1929, one of the most important works by the artist, still in private hands, is to controversially go under the hammer at Christie’s NY
One of David Hockney’s most important paintings from the 1970s is to go under the hammer at Christie’s.
The Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer has created a life-size wax sculpture of the art collector, curator and director of the Garage museum in Moscow, Dasha Zhukova.
6 September 2018
The National Gallery London has just announced an exhibition of new work by Irish-born, American-based contemporary artist Sean Scully
4 September 2018
he highly regarded chef and restaurateur Mark Hix has announced the shortlist for this year’s 2018 HIX Award, the nationally acclaimed competition for art students and recent graduates.
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.