10 August 2019

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Takis: Kinetic Sculptor Exploring The Gap Between Art And Science Dies

Post-script: This piece was initially intended as a review of the exhibition ‘Takis’Tate Modern. Sadly, since the time of writing the artist has passed away, on the morning of the 9th of August. This piece has subsequently been revised as something of a tribute to a singular figure of contemporary art.

29 July 2019

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Carlos Cruz-Diez Protagonist Of Kinetic And Op Art Dies

The Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, born Caracas, 1923 has died in Paris where he lived and worked since 1960. Cruz-Diez was a major protagonist in the field of Kinetic and Optical art, a movement that encouraged “an awareness of the instability of reality.” His body of work established him as one of the critical twentieth-century thinkers in the realm of colour.

6 July 2019

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Leon Kossoff Leading School Of London Painter Dies Age 92

The death of Leon Kossoff, who died on 4 July after a short illness is nearly the end of an era for the great wave of British painting known as the School of London.

17 May 2019

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I M Pei World Renowned Architect Dies Age 102

The world-renowned architect I M Pei, best known for his iconic design for the Louvre pyramid, has died aged 102.

11 April 2019

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Claude Lalanne Fantastical Sculptor And Designer Dies Aged 93

Claude Lalanne best-known for her Surrealist inspired sculptures and Neo-Art-Nouveau bronze furniture and jewelry depicting flowers and playful animals has died in Fontainebleau, at the age of 93.

15 March 2019

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Okwui Enwezor African Born Curator, Critic And Poet Dies Age 55

Okwui Enwezor the Nigerian curator, art critic, writer, poet, and educator has died of cancer age 55. He lived in New York City and Munich. In 2016, he was ranked 28 in the Artlyst Power100 most influential people in the art world, just one year after he was appointed the director the Venice Biennale. “He […]

7 March 2019

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Carolee Schneemann Pioneering Feminist Artist Dies Age 79

Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist who transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender has died age 79.

3 March 2019

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Yannis Behrakis Pulitzer Prize Winning Reuters photographer Dies At 58

Like other photographers who work for news agencies, Yannis Behrakis pictures were known through the news, but his name was not familiar to the public.

29 January 2019

Susan Hiller Contemporary Art Investigator And Maker Has Died Age 78

The artist Susan Hiller has died age 78.  Hiller will be remembered not only as a thinker and mentor, but as a powerful and unique voice in contemporary art over the last four decades. Her investigations and revelations of the hidden depths of human imagination found their expression in installation, film, painting, writing, sculpture and […]

23 January 2019

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Jonas Mekas Avant-Garde Filmmaker/Influencer Dies Age 96

Jonas Mekas, avant-garde filmmaker, curator and visual art influencer has died at his home in Brooklyn age 96.

26 December 2018

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Sister Wendy Beckett Art Historian And Carmelite Nun Dies Age 88

The celebrated art historian and nun Sister Wendy Beckett has died at the age of 88, it has been announced. In the 1990s she became one of the most unlikely television stars, the BBC said on their website.

30 November 2018

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Robert Morris Pioneer Of Minimalism Dies Age 87

Robert Morris, who died this week was a highly influential American sculptor, conceptual artist and writer. He was regarded as one of the most prominent theorists of Minimalism along with Donald Judd, but also made significant contributions to the development of performance art, minimalism, land art, the Process Art movement and installation art. Morris born […]

17 October 2018

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Mel Ramos: West Coast Pop Artist Dies Age 83

The West Coast Pop Artist Mel Ramos (born July 24, 1935) has died in California, age 83. He was best known as an American figurative painter, specialising in the satirisation of pin-up art. His female nudes, incorporated elements of realism and abstract art. Born in Sacramento, California, to a first generation Portuguese-Azorean immigrant family, he […]

Hugh Mendes Unveils A Menagerie Of Dead Artists

Hugh Mendes returns for his third solo exhibition, mid September, at Charlie Smith London with a Menagerie of historical paintings of dead artists.

5 June 2018

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Malcolm Morley Pioneering Photorealist Painter Dies Age 86

The first Turner Prize winner, the painter Malcolm Morley, has died at age 86.

12 April 2018

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Gillian Ayres My Fiercely independent Friend – Sue Hubbard

Yesterday the art world not only lost one of its finest and most loved abstract painters, but I lost a great friend.

21 February 2018

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Judy Blame: Artist, Stylist And Queer Icon Dies Age 58

Judy Blame the artist, designer and style icon credited with changing the face of London culture in the 1980s and 90s has died age 58. Blame had a retrospective at the ICA covering both his work as an artist and stylist in 2016.

23 January 2018

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African American Painter Jack Whitten Dies Age 78

The African American painter Jack Whitten has died age 78.

19 January 2018

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Ed Moses Pioneer West Coast Abstract Painter Dies Age 91

ED MOSES the pioneering West Coast artist has died age 91.

3 January 2018

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Betty Woodman Feminist Pioneer Painter/Ceramicist Dies Age 87

Betty Woodman (b. 1930, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) has died age 87 on 2 January.

27 December 2017

Tim Rollins Artist And KOS Founder Dies Age 62

The artist Tim Rollins has died at age 62. He co-founded the Manhattan group Art Material in 1979 with Julie Ault and Félix González-Torres.

26 June 2017

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Khadija Saye Remembered By Kathy Kubicki Tutor At UCA Farnham

Khadija Saye was amazingly talented, and her determination to study photography at university overcame challenging social conditions and an environment that could easily have held her back. I was lucky enough to have taught Khadija during her undergraduate studies 2010 – 13.

4 May 2017

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A. R. Penck German Painter Known For His Pictographic Neo-primitivist Style Dies

A. R. Penck, the German painter, printmaker, sculptor, and jazz drummer has died age 77.

23 April 2017

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African American Black Power Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies at 72

Barkley Hendricks the well known African American painter and photographer who evoked the spirit of everyday Black people, in his life-size portraits has died age 72.

2 April 2017

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James Rosenquist First Wave US Pop Artist Dies Age 83

James Rosenquist, a first wave pioneer of Pop Art has died in New York. He was 83.

21 March 2017

Trisha Brown Artist And New York choreographer Dies Age 80

The New York artist and choreographer Trisha Brown who was associated closely with the visual arts scene in downtown New York in the 1960s and 1970s has died age 80.

9 March 2017

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Sir Howard Hodgkin RA Sumptuous Colourist Dies Age 84

The English painter Sir Howard Hodgkin has died in London aged 84. Howard was born 6 August in 1932 in Hammersmith, London.

2 March 2017

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Gustav Metzger Creator Of Auto-Destructive Art Dies In London Aged 90

Gustav Metzger, (1926–2017) creator of “auto-destructive art,” has died in London age ninety.

17 February 2017

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Jannis Kounellis Arte Povera Associated Artist Dies At 80

The artist Jannis Kounellis, who was best known for his association with the Arte Povera movement has died in Rome, aged 80. Born in Piraeus, Greece in 1936, favourite the age of 20 he moved to Rome and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, where he continued to live and work. His first solo exhibition in 1960 at La Tartaruga gallery exhibited 12 live horses. The work was recently recreated by New York’s Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in June 2015.

13 January 2017

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Photographer Lord Snowdon Husband Of Princess Margaret Dies Age 86

Lord Snowdon the Royal photographer who was married to Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, from 1960 to 1978 has died age 87.

11 September 2016

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Nurse in Alfred Eisenstaedt’s Iconic V-J Day Photo Dies age 92

Greta Zimmer Friedman the woman iconically kissed by a sailor in a defining photograph marking the end of World War Two has died aged 92. At the time the photograph was taken, Ms. Friedman, a 21-year-old dental assistant was grabbed and kissed by George Mendosa in New York’s Times Square on 14 August 1945. The photo became […]

13 August 2016

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Rainer Crone Professor and Andy Warhol Expert Dies Age 73

Rainer Crone a highly respected university academic emeritus of Contemporary Art and History of Film at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and a specialist in the art of Andy Warhol has died after a long illness, age 73. His death was confirmed by Martina Fischer at the Haus der Kunst Museum in Munich. Prof. Dr. Crone had previously taught at Yale University, the University of California, […]