10 May 2022

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Donald Baechler Seminal NY 1980s Painter Dies Age 65

Donald Baechler, who died in April, was one of the most promising artists of the 1980s.

Hermann Nitsch Austrian Multidisciplinary Artist Dies Age 83

The Nitsch Foundation, has announced the sad news of Hermann Nitsch’s death at age 83 on April 18, 2022. Nitsch was known as a multidisciplinary artist, an actionist, painter, graphic artist and composer. He was unable to attend the opening of his show at the 59th Venice Biennale because of a serious illness. The exhibition […]

3 April 2022

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Delfina Foundation Founder Delfina Entrecanales Dies Age 94

The Delfina Foundation has announced the death of its founder, Delfina Entrecanales CBE, at the age of 94. Over the last four decades, through her two eponymous initiatives, The Delfina Studio Trust and its successor Delfina Foundation, Delfina Entrecanales has supported nearly 1,000 artists and art practitioners to experiment, research, develop, produce and present their […]

6 March 2022

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Grenville Davey Turner Prize Winning Sculptor Dies

Grenville Davey, the Turner Prize-winning sculptor, has died at age 60. He was born in Launceston, Cornwall, in 1961 and studied at Exeter College of Art and Design until 1982,  graduating from Goldsmiths College in 1985. He won the Turner Prize in 1992 for the continuing development of his sculpture, as seen in shows held […]

20 February 2022

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Dan Graham Groundbreaking Conceptual Artist Dies Age 79

The artist, Dan Graham, has died over the weekend in New York. Graham’s influence over the past half-century as a writer, photographer, architect, sculptor, filmmaker and performance artist is a great loss to the contemporary art world. Since the 1960s his groundbreaking endeavours in video, installation and audience participation – including such legendary and confrontational […]

14 February 2022

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Carmen Herrera Cuban American Artist Dies Age 106

Carmen Herrera (1915 – 2022) The Cuban-born, American artist has died at the age of 106, only months before her May birthday. She died peacefully in her sleep at her apartment and studio in New York, where she had lived and worked since 1967, for much of that time with her husband Jesse Loewenthal, who […]

2 February 2022

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Kohei Yoshiyuki Photographer Who Explored Voyeurism And Surveillance Dies Age 76

Kohei Yoshiyuki (Japan, b. 1946-2022) ignited furious debate about photography’s relationship with voyeurism and surveillance. His exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery during the 2012 Liverpool Biennale exposed him to a wider UK audience. His blurred stills are explicit but barely legible creating a dark voyeuristic experience Yoshiyuki was a young commercial photographer in Tokyo in […]

10 January 2022

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NFTs Sales Set To Match Global Art Trade Total – John Salt Photorealist Painter Dies Aged 84 – Gainsborough Blue Boy Returns

NFTs Sales Set To Match Global Art Trade Total – John Salt Photorealist Painter Dies Aged 84 – Gainsborough Blue Boy Returns

26 December 2021

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Wayne Thiebaud American Proto-Pop Painter Dies Age 101

Tributes have been pouring in for the American artist Wayne Thiebaud who died yesterday in Sacramento, California age 101.

19 December 2021

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Richard Rogers Iconic Architect Of High Tech Movement Dies Age 88

Richard Rogers, one of the most highly regarded architects of his generation, has died at age 88.

3 December 2021

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Lawrence Weiner Conceptual Art Movement Godfather Dies

Lawrence Weiner, one of the leading godfathers of the Conceptual art movement, has died, in New York, age 79

26 August 2021

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Dame Elizabeth Blackadder Lyrical Scottish Painter Dies Age 89

Elizabeth Blackadder RA, RSA  one of Scotland’s greatest artists, has died, age 89. She was born in Falkirk in 1931.

20 August 2021

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Pioneering Photorealist Painter Chuck Close Dead At 81

The pioneering Photorealist painter Chuck Close has died at age 81. The artist was best known for his unforgiving portraits.

27 May 2021

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Eric Carle Artist Illustrator Of Very Hungry Caterpillar Dies Age 91

Eric Carle, the much-loved artist, illustrator, and writer has died at his summer studio in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was 91. 

1 May 2021

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Eli Broad Philanthropist And Art Collector Dies Age 87

The Philanthropist and entrepreneur Eli Broad, who co-founded with his wife Edye the contemporary art museum, The Broad, in LA has died age 87.

24 March 2021

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David McCabe Who Documented Warhol’s Factory For A Year Dies

David McCabe, who has died at age 80, was best-know for his photos taken over a year, documenting Andy Warhol’s Factory.

8 March 2021

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Duggie Fields British Artist And Fashion Icon Dies Age 75

Duggie Fields, who died yesterday, was one of the new figurative painters that defined Britain in the 1970s and 80s. His work was internationally influential, especially his graphic sensibility.

1 February 2021

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Richard L. Feigen High Profile Art Dealer Dead From COVID Age 90

Richard L. Feigen (August 8, 1930-January 29, 2021) one of the world-leaders in Old Master painting as well as German Expressionism to Francis Bacon, Joseph Cornell, Joseph Beuys, and John Baldessari has died of a COVID related illness at age 90.

2 January 2021

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Art Industry Deaths 2020 – In Memoriam – Artlyst

In Memoriam Art Industry Deaths. Here is a roundup to honour the artists, curators and designers that passed away in 2020.

29 December 2020

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David Medalla Multidisciplinary Filipino Artist Dies Age 78

The multidisciplinary artist, David Medalla b.1942 in the Philippines, has died age 78.

28 December 2020

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Art Critic Barbara Rose Dies – Damien Hirst’s Personal Instagram Tour – 2020 Cultural Gifts Scheme Revealed

Art Critic Barbara Rose Dies – Damien Hirst’s Personal Instagram Tour – 2020 Cultural Gifts Scheme Revealed

26 September 2020

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Robert Bechtle First Wave American Photorealist Painter Dies Age 88

Robert Bechtle who has died age 88 was an American painter and printmaker born in San Francisco in 1932. He lived all his life in the Bay Area. His practice focused on snapshots from everyday life, mostly his own life. 

Sir Terence Conran Designer And Design Museum Founder Dies

Sir Terence Conran, designer, philanthropist and founder of the Design Museum, has passed away, Saturday 12 September, he was 88 years old.

30 August 2020

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Frank Dunphy Damien Hirst’s Financial Advisor And Manager Dies Age 82

Frank Dunphy, the man behind Damien Hirst and many leading YBAs financial success has died age 82. 

Christo Artist Who Wrapped The Reichstag Dies Age 84

The sad news that the larger than life artist Christo passed away aged 84 was announced on his website on 31 May.

19 May 2020

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Artist Susan Rothenberg Has Died Age 75

The American contemporary painter, printmaker, sculptor, and draughtswoman Susan Rothenberg has died age 75. She was best known for her iconic images of horses in which she melded abstraction with representation.

29 April 2020

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Germano Celant Arte Povera Champion Dies From COVID19 Age 80

Germano Celant (1940-2020) the Italian art historian, critic and curator who coined the term ” Arte Povera ” (poor art) in 1967 has died from complications due to the COVID19 virus, age 80.

23 April 2020

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Sue Davies Founder Of The Photographers’ Gallery Dies Aged 87

Sue Davies, who founded The Photographers’ Gallery in London’s Covent Garden in 1971 has died age 87.

Paul Kasmin Formative Contemporary Art Dealer Dies Age 60 

The London-born dealer PAUL KASMIN (1960–2020) has died in New York after a protracted illness. The gallery released the following statement.

2 March 2020

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Ulay: Marina Abramović Creative Collaborator Dies

Frank Uwe Laysiepen, AKA Ulay, Conceptual artist and long-term creative partner of Marina Abramović, has died age 76. Born in Germany and based in Ljubljana since 2009.

5 January 2020

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John Baldessari Conceptual Art Pioneer Dies Age 88

John Anthony Baldessari (June 17, 1931 – January 5, 2020) was an American conceptual artist known for his work featuring found photography and appropriated images.

17 November 2019

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Terry O’Neill The Photographer Who Defined A Generation Remembered – Chalkie Davies

The world-renowned photographer Terry O’Neill has passed away following a long battle with prostate cancer; He was 81 years old.