27 July 2012

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Hells Bells Martin Creed Rings In The Olympics

To Celebrate the launch of the 2012 Olympics today (27 July 2012) Bells will ring out in a once in a lifetime cacophony. At 8.12 AM the official launch day of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, ‘Work No.1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for […]

27 June 2012

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Sponsored Video British Airways London Calling Takes To The Streets

“Sponsored Video” – ArtLyst wants to draw your attention to a new video which British Airways has launched to promote their role as media partners in the 2012 Olympics. It includes a soundtrack ,” London Calling” by the notorious Punk Rock band The Clash and shows a BA plane doing a tour of the London […]

12 May 2012

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Kapoor Orbit Tower Impressive But Expensive To Visit

Turner prize winning artist Anish Kapoor has mused that the £15 price tag to go up in the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower may be a bit on the expensive side. At a preview for his Orbit tower sculpture, he stated, the price was; “a hell of a lot of money”.The structure which was designed by Kapoor […]

5 February 2012

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Dale Chihuly Unveils Monumental London Olympic Torch Sculpture

A specially-created, monumental sculpture titled, “Torchlight Chandelier” has been unveiled in Park Lane, as part of world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly’s international public art programme. It will remain in situ until after the 2012 olympic games. As London celebrates the incredible sporting achievements of the world’s finest athletes, this towering beacon heralds this historical year […]

22 November 2011

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Sir Anthony Caro Designs Gold 2012 Olympic Coin

Artist Tom Phillips RA Designs The Silver The British Sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro RA has designed the official Olympic gold commemorative coin, which was released today to the press,by the Royal Mint at London’s Royal Academy of Art. The UK’s first 1 Kilo coin was made in an edition of 60 and is valued at […]

5 November 2011

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Top British Artists Produce Olympic Gold Graphics

Big Names Equal Big Impact For Official 2012 Olympic Posters Twelve Olympic posters were unveiled at Tate Britain yesterday in the run up to the 2012 games which take place in a little over nine months time. The Paralympics are also represented in the dozen images chosen by a panel spearheaded by Tate Modern director […]

4 November 2011

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Martin Creed Rings Out For London Olympics

Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed, will be executing a live sound piece on 27 July 2012 at 8:00 BST The piece titled, “Work No. 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes” will synchronize a three minutes performance throughout the UK to celebrate […]

3 August 2011

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Street Art Counter Culture Joins London Olympics

London’s Olympic Park area, including Hackney Wick will be decorated with street art as part of the ‘Cultural Olympiad’ next year. This is a ‘if you cant beat em Join em’ solution to all of the creative graffiti that has existed in the area for decades. The more organized Art exhibitions by David Hockney, Lucian […]

21 June 2011

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2012 Olympic Poster Artists Unveiled

Twelve Artists have been selected by the organizers of the 2012 Olympics to design the official posters. The list reads like a who’s who of A- Lister names from the London art scene. Tracey Emin, Bridget Riley ,Michael Craig -Martin and Bob and Roberta Smith plus Turner Prize winners Howard Hodgkin, Martin Creed, Chris Ofili […]

3 March 2011

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Damien Hirst Survey Tate Modern 2012

Tate Modern have announced the first substantial survey of the work of Damien Hirst which will run from 5 April – 9 September 2012. This is hardly a retrospective, given Hirst’s age. It will instead cover in-depth two decades of the artist’s output. The exhibition will highlight works including many of his most iconic pieces […]

3 April 2010

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Anish Kapoor Tower Of Babel Planned For London 2012 Olympics

    Anish Kapoor has designed Britain’s largest piece of public sculpture, a 120 metre tall interwoven tower that people will be able to climb. The tower will boast spectacular views of London and the Olympic park. The work falls somewhere in between a crushed Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome, a fun fair Helter Skelter and […]