6 March 2016

Stepping Into An Abandoned Museum The Art Show Park Avenue Armory

Lizanne Merrill and Isa Freeling Artlyst’s New York contributors were at the press view of ‘The Art Show’ at the Park Avenue Armory which they describe as “a completely different experience when the space is empty of visitors”. At the early afternoon press preview– while vacuum cleaners are roaring and booths are hung seamlessly, devoid […]

4 February 2016

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Sotheby’s And Christie’s Impressionist And Modern Results Winter 2016 Sustains Growth

Sotheby’s and Christie’s have both held their winter Impressionist and Modern sales this week reaffirming that the art market is still buoyant. Yesterday’s sale at Sotheby’s was topped by Pablo Picasso’s Tête de femme, a 1935 portrait of his greatest muse Marie-Thérèse Walter that sold for £18.9 million / $27.1 million.  Helena Newman, Global Co-Head of Sotheby’s Impressionist […]

8 January 2016

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Beyond The Valley Of Caravaggio And Other Exhibitions To Bytch About

Happy New Year, bytches. Late in 2014 I began salivating over the announcement of the National Gallery’s autumn blockbuster for 2015 featuring no fewer than 70 Goya portraits. God it was wonderful. In 2015 galleries surprised me with some pleasant turns of ingenuity – I discovered obscure pastel genius Liotard at the Royal Academy, and my […]

31 December 2015

London Art Exhibitions January 2016 Recommended By Paul Carey Kent

Paul Carey-Kent gives us the latest in his rolling choice of ten, together with previous choices which you can still see… In the ‘too obvious’ category are three rather wonderful painting shows: Auerbach at Tate, Goya at the National Gallery, and Barry Schwabsky’s choices at White Cube, not to mention (oops!) the double at Hauser & […]

27 November 2015

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Photo London Announces Plans For 2016 Events Week

Photo London at Somerset House is always a highlight of the UK art calendar. The fair is always a focal point for city-wide exhibitions, and events. A hand-picked selection of 80 of the world’s top galleries will participate in Photo London 2016, exhibiting photography for sale from all periods and genres in the spectacular setting of Somerset […]

6 November 2015

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Deutsche Borse Shortlist For Photography Foundation Prize 2016 Announced

The Photographers Gallery has announced the four shortlisted contenders for the 2016 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. They are Laura El-Tantawy, Erik Kessels, Trevor Paglen and Tobias Zielony. This year’s shortlist reflects a range of approaches and subject matters encompassing the use of videos, objects and texts. These diverse bodies of work express political and personal concerns with identity, migration, surveillance […]

27 October 2015

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Art Basel Announces Details Of Fourth Hong Kong Edition

Art Basel announces details of its fourth edition in Hong Kong, taking place for the second time in March. The Hong Kong show of Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will feature 239 premier galleries from 35 countries and territories, presenting works of the highest quality that range from the Modern period of the early […]

7 February 2014

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Fourth Plinth Commission Goes To David Shrigley And Hans Haacke

Britain’s David Shrigley and the German/American artist Hans Haacke get the thumbs up for the 2015 – 2016 Fourth Plinth commission.  A 10-metre tall thumbs-up and a riderless horse skeleton will take pride of place in Trafalgar Square over the next two years. Mayor Boris Johnson, said the “two very different sculptures” were “wryly enigmatic […]