The Ben Uri Gallery in London has just come up with a new operation model, better suited to the needs of relatively small outfits, such as itself. Or should I say that those who run it have been savvy enough to recognise that the contemporary art world has been massively changed.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York has rehung ‘a full third of its collection….the Art of the Internet Age Takes Center Stage
Marian Goodman is to close her London gallery. A statement released today explained, “Dramatic changes” in the art world propelled the decision.
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.
11 May 2020
Spring 2020 was to have been an appropriate season for the launch of one of the Camden Arts Centre’s most ambitious exhibitions to date. The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and the Cosmic Tree is a major thematic group exhibition investigating the significance of the plant kingdom to human life
Dearly beloved, we are all unfortunately still gathered here on this unexpected Summer holiday to a destination unknown.
First, the Louvre in Paris closed. Then the galleries in London started to shut their doors, one by one, like the “lamps going out all over Europe” as the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey remarked on the eve of the First World War, adding “We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”
Cristea Roberts, one of London’s leading art galleries, has sent a memo to all of their clients warning of strict new Anti-Money Laundering legislation, effective from 10 January 2020
A New Year, a new decade – I’ve been thinking about all the things I currently don’t like about the contemporary art scene here in Britain. Most of all, I don’t like its pervasive self-righteousness, the ever-increasing assumption that ‘official art’ has all the answers.
18 December 2019
A major exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery will feature work by over 50 artists that draw upon the historical Depiction of women in enclosed and ornate spaces, including contemporary works which ‘speak back’ to the tradition.
The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended Contemporary and Modern art exhibitions for August 2019 in London now. Paul currently freelances for Art Monthly, Frieze, Elephant, STATE, Photomonitor, Border Crossings and World of Interiors, and has a weekly online column at FAD Art News.
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.
The noted art writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows for London Art Exhibitions February 2019.
7 January 2019
Multicolour is a new exhibition and auction fundraiser to support those affected by the global refugee crisis created by Migrate Art.
3 January 2019
A fractious embrace was the subtitle of Jonathan Koestle-Cate’s excellent book from 2016 on Art and the Church, and that remains the case for those seeking to explore the interactions between art and spirituality.
An exhibition of 20 newly-commissioned artworks celebrating London women was unveiled in public spaces across the city today Thursday 18 October. In conjunction with the Mayor of London and the London Tate Collective team
6 October 2018
A stunt performed by the Street Artist Banksy at Sotheby’s during London’s Autumn Contemporary Art Evening Sale has gone viral.
25 October 2017
FIAC opened this year under an incredible Indian summer heat. One could see the clear blue sky through the glass roof of the magnificent 1900 Belle Époque Grand Palais. With 193 galleries from 30 countries, FIAC succeeded this year in getting back American collectors who had come in far fewer numbers last year.
London’s most exciting art’s festival celebrate a Summer of Love at Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios (28th – 30th July)
What people choose to describe as ‘a masterpiece’ is usually pretty much a matter of context. On the whole, at this annual beanfeast for conspicuous consumers, you won’t find much in the way of graffiti art lurking around, though it’s just possible that you might be confronted with a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat now that he’s included in the pantheon of artists with multi-million dollar price tags.
4 May 2017
TEFAF New York opens to the public today to take on Spring from May 4-8, 2017.
Glenn O’Brien, the NY art writer and style guru has died age 70.
1 February 2017
The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has reworked Joseph Beuys’ seminal work, I Like America and America Likes Me by changing the title to I Like America and America Doesn’t Like Me as a protest against the horrors that are unfolding in Donald Trump’s America. Referencing the poster that Joseph Beuys made for the […]
30 January 2017
The first solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work ever to be held at Tate Modern was announced today, 30 January.
18 January 2017
In a survey taken by the exhibitors at the London Art Fair 2017, 49% believe ensuring free movement of people and goods within the EU is the most important thing.
Oh, what a year 2016 has been! Many of us won’t be sorry to see the end of it, although not to be overly pessimistic, 2017 will certainly have its challenges with both the Brexit economy and the new US President. Yes, the one with the bad haircut! On the Art front there was plenty to keep us entertained, amused and informed and here are the year’s highs and lows:
We face the world in which it appears ever more likely that a Clash of Civilisations will be played out on the world stage, potentially with weapons of mass destruction, as the axis of the world appears to have shifted significantly in this year of political shocks.
The Rubin Museum is an oasis of calm and beauty. A much respected and cherished environment for its clean, modern architectural symmetry, presenting the most excellent of historic and contemporary eastern cultural works in its cylindrical vessel of artistic and spiritual ideals.
A spectacular multimedia group exhibition is set to open in a multi-storey underground car park situated in the heart of Soho’s, West End over the period of 10 days.
18 August 2016
In the midst of an August heat wave, art, music, and harmony presided over a South Bronx waterfront warehouse. After a huge success at Miami Art Basel, hip hop legend Swizz Beatz brought his revolutionary paradigm of an immersive free cultural event, with all sales of work going directly to the artists. Art stars like Kehinde Wiley, Hassan Hajjaj, Ebony […]
9 July 2016
New York – Greg Smith is not your run of the mill artist. Holding both a MFA from Hunter College and a PhD in Physics from Harvard, Smith’s work plays off of contemporary trends in a clever way, highlighting technology’s effect on all aspects of artistic production. His current exhibition at Susan Inglett Gallery, Zero Width Non-Joiner, explores the cross […]