27 April 2019

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Nancy Fouts Sculptor Who Reconfigured Commonplace Objects Dies

The artist Nancy Fouts who has died age 74 found herself starting adult life in what, for a girl from Kentucky, must have been the confusing and somewhat alien world of a British finishing school.

17 March 2019

Gavin Turk Unveils The world’s Largest Giant Egg Collaboration

Just in time for Easter, the sensational/YBA artist Gavin Turk has unveiled an ambitious new project in collaboration with Photo London, Somerset House, and Ben Brown Fine Arts, featuring his giant bronze egg sculpture, ‘Oeuvre’, to be unveiled on the River Terrace at Somerset House on 14th April.

17 July 2017

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Hackney WickED Launches Full Fledged East End Arts Festival 28-30 July

London’s most exciting art’s festival celebrate a Summer of Love at Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios (28th – 30th July)

21 June 2017

City of London launches Sculpture in the City 2017

Sculpture in the City, the City of London’s annual public art programme set amongst some of London’s most iconic architectural landmarks, launches on 27 June including works by Paul McCarthy,Martin Creed and Ryan Gander.

22 November 2016

Gavin Turk Both A Trickster And A Culture Hero By Edward Lucie-Smith

Damien Hirst has become a major patron, in addition to being a celebrated artist. When he stages a show at his Great Newport Street Gallery, which is one of the most handsome art spaces in London, though not alas one blessed with good links to public transport, pretty well everything you see will be items that belong to him. This is the case with the aptly entitled Who What When How & Why, a solo show for his fellow YBA Gavin Turk. It’s a significant alliance in more ways than one.

15 September 2016

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Gavin Turk Gets Major Solo Exhibition At Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

Damien Hirst first saw Gavin Turk’s work at his Royal College degree show in 1991 and began acquiring pieces in 1998. This latest show for the gallery, which follows Jeff Koons successful exhibition spans almost three decades, ‘Who What When Where How and Why’ will showcase works from throughout the artist’s career, many exhibited together for the first time. […]

15 September 2016

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Gavin Turk: ‘Who What When Where How and Why’

Newport Street Gallery will host the first major solo exhibition of work by British artist Gavin Turk since 2002. Spanning almost three decades, ‘Who What When Where How and Why’ will showcase works from throughout the artist’s career, many exhibited together for the first time. Turk’s work focuses on the anti-hero, the recycling of art history, waste […]

30 November 2015

Gavin Turk’s Dream Induced Exhibition Opens At London’s Freud Museum

Gavin Turk’s latest creative enterprise takes place amongst the personal possessions of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) in the esteemed psychoanalyst’s historic Hampstead home, now a Museum, at 20 Maresfield Gardens. Following the Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938, Freud and his family managed to escape with all their belongings and set up home in leafy Hampstead.  […]

24 November 2015

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Gavin Turk Explores Dreams In Sigmund Freud’s Former London Residence

‘We are asleep. Our life is like a dream. But in our better hours we wake up just enough to realise that we are dreaming.’ – Ludwig Wittgenstein The Freud Museum is presenting Wittgenstein’s Dream, an exhibition of work by Gavin Turk in association with Ben Brown Fine Arts, curated by James Putnam. This will be the […]

24 August 2015

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Tracey Emin: Art Car Boot Fair Moves To Margate

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, a staple of the London art scene usually held every year in London’s East End, is changing location and moving to the seaside town of Margate – but for one day only. Along with the move, YBA Tracey Emin will also be selling her work out of the back […]

28 July 2015

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Grayson Perry, Julian Opie Respond To The Idea Of Portraiture At V&A

This summer the V&A presents Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture, a display of 80 prints and photographs drawn from the V&A’s collection that explores the variety of artists’ responses to the idea of portraiture over the last 20 years. On display is the work by over 20 artists including Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Thomas Ruff, Maud […]

15 June 2015

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Simonised: Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair Gleams In Photos

I love the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair! Where else can you go to mix with internationally recognised artists like Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Polly Morgan, Tracey Emin, Bob and Roberta Smith, Darren Coffield, Ben Eine and Matt Collishaw and buy their original artwork for a fraction of the price that galleries charge. Most of the work has […]

22 May 2015

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Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair Goes To The Dogs: Get Ready London

The date for this years Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is fast approaching! After a dozen wildly successful years they’re finally going to the dogs and have decided to give a light canine theme to this years fair! It will be the biggest line-up to date with over 100 artists, a whole slew of exciting new […]

21 May 2015

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Leading Artists Transform Rolls-Royce Ghost Cars For Breast Cancer Charity

Twelve leading artists have created unique artworks, each featuring a 1:18 scale replica of the iconic Rolls-Royce Ghost, for a one-of-a-kind collection. These spectacular artworks, donated by some of the biggest names in contemporary art, will be on show from 20-25 May 2015 at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London in Berkeley Square to raise valuable funds for Breast Cancer Care. The model motor car […]

18 March 2015

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Gavin Turk’s New Work Opens At Somerset House

A new work by the artist Gavin Turk has opened at Somerset House in London. This cold cathode artwork, displays the median population of the world at the time of its initial illumination. The sign is intended by the artist as ‘a symbolic threshold: inviting visitors and observers to transcend through a fixed point in […]

12 March 2015

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Gavin Turk Welcomes Duchess of Cambridge To Turner Contemporary Selfie Exhibition

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was welcomed to Turner Contemporary yesterday on a visit which saw her introduced to Victoria Pomery OBE, Director of Turner Contemporary as well as the artists Trish Morrisey, John Davies and Gavin Turk, whose self-portraits are on display, as part of the new exhibition ‘Self: Image and Identity’. […]

10 November 2014

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Gavin Turk’s Neon Art Opens At New Art Centre In Salisbury

The exhibition ‘We Are One’ consists of many of Gavin Turk’s recent neon works; these signature works by the artist evidence the evolution of his practice made between 1995 and 2013. Turk’s neon pieces allude to consumer fetish, celebrity and glamour. The artist often co-opts and transforms original meaning and many of his neon works […]

18 September 2014

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The London Art Book Fair At Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Galley is presenting a book fair that reportedly presents the best in international contemporary art publishing. The viewer can browse beautiful artists’ books, rare art publications and catalogues from over 80 publishers. The three day event also hosts a collection of talks and performances. The opening night features a live set by Turner Prize-winning […]

11 August 2014

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Tracey Emin Creates Original Artwork For Folkestone Art Car Boot Fair

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair makes its final stop in Folkestone after a successful run in Liverpool, during the launch of the Biennial and London, on its home-turf in Shoreditch. This event, showcasing the best of Brit art at the opening weekend of the Folkestone Triennial is bound to be a winner. Tracey Emin […]

8 August 2014

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Scottish Independence: Anish Kapoor, Tracey Emin and Gavin Turk Vote No

Is Nationalism a cultural black hole? This is a question raised time and time again when arguing that Scotland should sever ties with the United Kingdom and declare independence.  Today a group of high profile campaigners from the rest of the UK have signed a letter urging Scotland to vote against independence. It states; “let’s […]

23 July 2014

Anarchic Art Event Celebrates 20th Anniversary With A Fete Worse Than Death

Last weekend, ‘A Fete Worse Then Death’ celebrated its 20th Anniversary of anarchic art activity with an event curated by Darren Coffield, Sam Walker and Alice Herrick. The Fete ran from 12-8pm on Rivington Street on 19th July 2014 with stalls & live performances from noon until midnight in the Red Market & Gallery. The […]

9 June 2014

A-list Artists Bargain Price Tags Art Car Boot Fair 2014

The 11th annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair took place yesterday, Sunday 8 June 2014.  The fantastic weather added to the festive atmosphere, making it a great day out for all those attending.  Once again, over 70 renowned and up and coming artists stalled out selling their original and limited edition works of art, off […]

28 May 2014

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Gavin Turk Creates Bitten Rich Tea Biscuit Pendant For First Bradbury Hindle Collaboration

Emily Bradbury of ‘True Rocks‘ and Dawn Hindle of ‘Ibiza Rocks’ are set to launch their first jewellery collaboration, with the YBA artist Gavin Turk.  “Bitten” ‘Rich Tea Biscuit’ will have its first showing next week in Ibiza. Turk’s “Bitten” ‘Rich Tea Biscuit’ is produced in a limited edition in a signed numbered box. The […]

26 May 2014

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Gavin Turk Designs Sets For New Opera Erratica Production Triptych

The YBA artist Gavin Turk has designed the set for a new opera by The Opera Erratica company. It is currently being performed in London. TRIPTYCH combines contemporary music, avant-garde performance, visual art and fashion. Uniting an international trio of young composers with Opera Erratica’s unique ensemble company. The production features design by the internationally […]

25 May 2014

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Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair: Road Trip To London, Liverpool And Folkestone

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair 2014 which takes place today (Sunday 8 June) is the UK’s most disruptive and exciting art fair. It takes place in London once a year with a range of A-Lister artists including Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Tracey Emin & Emin International, Bob & Roberta Smith, Polly Morgan, Mat […]

2 April 2014

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Top International Artists Feature In Stockholm’s Art Of Not Making Exhibition

The Art of Not Making is the title of an acclaimed book published last year by artist/author Michael Petry, who asks; “What does a work of art have in common with a work of craft, and if a link must be found between the two, is it the same person who makes them”? The book […]

12 March 2014

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Gavin Turk and Cornelia Parker Support Anti Fracking Benefit Gig

We Need To Talk About Fracking was an Anti Fracking Benefit Gig which took place in London 12 March. The event featured live performances from YBA Gavin Turk, Mark Stewart and DJ John Pandit. Along with artist Cornelia Parker who designed posters and Vivienne Westwood who was one of the guest speakers. The fundraising concert […]

24 February 2014

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Hackney Wicked Teams Up With The V&A For Friday Lates

Hackney WickED brings a taste of the festival to the V&A. The Hackney WickED Art Festival, in its 7th year, has established itself as one of London’s biggest and certainly most uniquely creative Art events: promoting local culture and providing a platform for local emerging artists to showcase their work alongside more established names. The […]

11 November 2013

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Artists of the Colony Room Explored In New West-end Exhibition

The Colony Room Club opened its doors for the first time just before Christmas in 1948, so it seems appropriate that this exhibition of works by some of the many artists who frequented the club opens at the same time of year as a kind of antidote to ‘Christmas’ exhibitions.  The Colony Room was an […]

29 April 2012

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Gavin Turk Has His Fairytale Wedding In Bexley

Gavin Turk, the 44 year old artist and his long time girlfriend Deborah Curtis were married yesterday as part of an elaborate art installation. The House Of Fairytales, a project started six years ago, featured material based on imagery of familiar childhood fairytales. This inspired the theme of the marriage, held during his stint as […]