24 February 2012


Gavin And Turk The ArtLyst Interview

Thomas Keane gets an exclusive insight into Gavin Turk’s new exhibition 2012 kicked off with a controversy between two of the biggest names in contemporary art, with David Hockney seemingly lashing out at Damien Hirst’s detached use of assistants to produce his work: ‘it’s a little insulting to craftsmen’ he was quoted as saying, while […]

14 February 2012


Bag Your Own Picasso At 20 21 International Art Fair

Sixth edition of 20/21 International Art Fair boasts international dealers peddling art by world class artists This weekend, the 20/21 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR is the only place to be if you’re an Art lovin’ Londoner. Taking place at the Royal College of Art, in Kensington Gore, London SW7, from 16 – 19 February 2012, the fair […]

13 February 2012

Tate Picasso Exhibition Gives Us Moore

Picasso & Modern British Art @ Tate Britain – REVIEW It pays to be a little wary of the ‘[artist] and [category].’ exhibition format, whereby the name of a superstar artist (Rothko, Van Gogh, Warhol etc) is followed by a general category (‘Britain’, ‘the Modern Age’, ‘Modern Art’, etc). Too often it points to the […]

19 January 2012


David Hockney Paints Himself As Anti Social Recluse

David Hockney shuns bright lights while A Bigger Picture, his biggest exhibition to date, opens this week David Hockney has shunned efforts to pin on him the honour of being the ‘greatest living artist’. one of the best-known figures of the 1960s British pop art movement, now 74, Hockney dismissed the description as ‘newspaper stuff’, […]

17 January 2012

David Hockney Scales Up At Royal Academy

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture – REVIEW So here it is. The first major blockbuster exhibition of 2012, and the event kicking-off the London Cultural Olympiad – David Hockney: A Bigger Picture at the Royal Academy of Arts. Bringing together over 150 works, the majority of which have been created in the last 8 years, […]

9 January 2012


David Hockney Denies Damien Hirst Rebuff

Was the BBC interview with Andrew Marr misleadin? The British Artist David Hockney, 74 has denied slagging off Damien Hirst for hiring assistants to produce his works for him. In an interview with Andrew Marr in the Radio Times Hockney stated; that the practice was “a little insulting to craftsmen”. However, the Royal Academy of […]

3 January 2012


David Hockney Lashes Out At Damien Hirst

British painter condemns Hirst’s use of assistants to create artwork: but is Hockney out of touch? David Hockney has spoken out against Damien Hirst for using a large number of assistant to create his work. This was during his first public statement since being included in the 2012 nominations for the royal Order of Merit, […]

1 January 2012


David Hockney Granted Order Of Merit By Queen

 Britains greatest living artist honoured in New Years list Buckingham Palace has announced that the painter David Hockney has been appointed as a member of the Order of Merit by the Queen. The honour is presented to individuals of great achievement in the arts, science, learning, literature,and other areas of public service. The medal is […]

8 December 2011

Haunch Of Venison Reveals Mystery Of Appearance

‘One knows that, by some accidental brushmarks, suddenly appearance comes in with a vividness that no accepted way of doing things would have brought about’ – Francis Bacon This, according to Francis Bacon, is ‘the mystery of appearance in the mystery of making’ – the title and structuring concept for the major new exhibition of […]

15 November 2011


William Kentridge Takes Place Of David Hockney And Anish Kapoor

William Kentridge is latest visual artist selected for Rolex mentoring scheme that has, in the past, featured David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, John Baldessari, and Rebecca Horn South African artist William Kentridge has been announced as latest artist to take part in Rolex initiative that, over the years has featured John Baldessari, David Hockney, Rebecca Horn, and […]

24 October 2011


Iconic David Hockney Painting Displayed In Dulwich

Masterpiece A Month Series Celebrates Popular Oil By One of The Last Living British Legends Each month this year during the Gallery’s Bicentenary celebration a masterpiece will hang on the end wall of the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s enfilade. David Hockney, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, 1970-1, Acrylic on canvas, 212.4 x 304.8cm, Tate, Presented […]

9 October 2011


Picasso Exhibition Explores Influence On British Modernism

PICASSO AND MODERN BRITISH ART At Tate Britain from February 2012 A new exhibition titled, “Picasso and Britain” will be the first exhibition to explore Picasso’s lifelong connections with this country. This major show will exhibit more than 150 works from major public and private collections around the world, including 60 by Picasso. It will […]

25 September 2011


Made In The UK Exhibition Opens At RISD

Contemporary Art from the UK Richard Brown Baker Collection in Rhode Island A new exhibition of British art has opened at the RISD Museum, highlighting its extraordinary collection of contemporary British art in a major show this fall. Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection richly captures Britain’s contemporary art […]

16 September 2011


David Hockney Snubs Request to Paint The Queen

The Queen would make a “terrific subject” but he prefers to paint people he knows. The British Artist David Hockney has been so busy organising his Landscapes exhibition, due to open early in January 2012, at the Royal Academy, that he has had to turn down a request to paint the Queen. The palace have […]

9 September 2011


David Hockney A Landscape For All Seasons

Hockney exhibition at Royal Academy explores “A Bigger Picture” A major new show of work by Artist David Hockney, exploring his remarkable body of cross medium work is to be mounted In January 2012 at the Royal Academy of Arts. This will be the first major exhibition in the UK to showcase his landscape work. […]

22 April 2011


Hockney and Emin Royal College Artists Go Online

The Royal College of Art is set to put two of its most important collections online. It will be available to the general public through a new digitisation project which will be accessible online.It will consist of Student portfolio work and Graduate exhibitions. It will be taken from slides currently held in the RCA library […]

18 March 2011


Hirst, Gormley, Riley and Hockney Donate Millions to Kettle’s Yard appeal

Kettle’s Yard the ever evolving contemporary art gallery in Cambridge is holding a multi-million pound selling exhibition. Seminal works donated by leading British Artists, Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley, David Hockney, Michael Craig-Martin, David Nash, Sir Anthony Caro, and Maggi Hambling will go on sale from tomorrow.The proceeds of the sale will go towards […]

7 December 2010


Olympic Artists Announced For 2012

David Hockney, Lucian Freud, Rachel Whiteread and Martin Creed are some of the visual artists the DCMS has announced to officially represent London during the 2012 Olympics. More than 1,000 nationwide events ranging from dance, music, theatre, the visual arts, film and digital innovation are planned with the aim of pulling in over three million people. The […]