9 May 2017

Banksy Brexit Mural In Dover A Sign Of The Times

Banksy, the elusive street artist has created a relevant new work in Dover inspired by Brexit.

28 July 2016

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Brexit: Not The Only Big Split In The Art World By Edward Lucie-Smith

August is nearly here – the time when the contemporary art world in London begins its annual snooze, to wake up, hopefully refreshed, some time in mid-September. It’s the moment to draw breath, sit down and take stock. It’s hard to think of any comparable six months when events have been more tumultuous. In the art world itself, there […]

26 June 2016

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Brexit Turns A Cruel Spotlight On British Metropolitan Cultural Institutions

The Brexit vote has not come at a happy moment for the various Tate galleries. The new extension of Tate Modern, launched the moment before the vote in a blaze of publicity, was immediately swamped by thousands of visitors. Yet the vote very clearly demonstrates the huge cultural gap that exists between the cultural elites who live and work in London, […]

24 June 2016

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Brexit: Expect Museums To Start Charging And Non-UK Art Prices To Skyrocket

The decision by British voters to leave the European Union has been announced – and commentators have begun the analysis, the post event combing over of where the losing campaign went wrong.  The art world thrives on interchange and currency; Britain has the third largest art market in the world, and more than 7,800 British […]

24 June 2016

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Brexit Effect On UK Art Market Tested At Summer Fair Corridor

One thing the referendum has done is to throw into extremely sharp relief the cultural divide between the metropolis and most of the regions. London has increasingly tended to see itself as a ‘world city’ – a cultural meeting point. The regions want none of this cosmopolitanism. It’s back to Little Britain. Various British organisations […]

24 June 2016

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The Arts Need Europe vs The Reality Of A Looming Brexit

The nation has spoken. We are now on a trajectory which will unravel all of the work laid down by successive governments since the time of Winston Churchill. Britain has chosen to curl up in a ball and go it alone. But what does this mean for the art world? Will Berlin or Paris now return as the epicentres […]