21 September 2014

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Octogenarian Artist Rose Wylie Wins John Moores Painting Prize 2014

The John Moores Painting Prize – one of the UK’s most prestigious painting awards – has been awarded to artist Rose Wylie at the age of 80. Wylie staged an exhibition in 2013, at Tate Britain which was described as “a national treasure” by fellow artist Cornelia Parker. The artist’s paintings have begun to receive […]

15 June 2014

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Richard Hamilton’s James Joyce Ulysses Illustrations On Display At The British Museum

A major collection of drawings and prints, illustrating James Joyce’s Ulysses by Richard Hamilton, the ‘Godfather’ of Pop Art has gone on display at the British Museum. Hamilton, one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century was recently the subject of a major retrospective at Tate Britain this year and is best […]

14 February 2014

Richard Hamilton A Meticulous And Prescient Chronicler – London Retrospective

Richard Hamilton is a truly influential figure in the history of British art; considered to be the founder of the Pop Art movement. This retrospective is a collaboration between Tate Modern and the ICA, and covers the eclectic career of a very important British artist who wanted to get ‘all of living’ into his art. […]

16 September 2013

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Richard Hamilton Retrospective Exhibition Unveiled For February 2014 At Tate

Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) was one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century and is widely regarded as a founding figure of pop art. He is someone who continued to experiment and innovate over a career spanning 60 years. Tate Modern will stage the first retrospective to cover the full scope of Hamilton’s […]

22 January 2013

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Tate Prepares For The Launch of Schwitters In Britain Exhibition

Kurt Schwitters was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, inspiring a generation of younger artist’s in the UK. Now the first major exhibition to examine his late work in context to the rise of European Modernism. The exhibition Schwitters in Britain focuses on his UK period, from his arrival in Britain […]

28 November 2012

Richard Hamilton Shock and Awe The Late Works – Review

There is a famous story about Giotto, Cimabue, and a fly. Cimabue, the master, left Giotto alone in the studio one day for an unrecorded reason. Giotto painted a fly on one of Cimabue’s unfinished works. Cimabue came back, and spent an unknown amount of time trying to shoo the fly away before realising it […]

5 September 2012

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Richard Hamilton New National Gallery Exhibition For October

A highly personal exhibition by Richard Hamilton, one of Britain’s most influential artists is scheduled for October at London’s National Gallery. It traces an intriguing path leading to his unseen final work, Balzac (a) + (b) + (c). At the time of his death, Hamilton (1922–2011) was planning this show of recent works. It was […]

21 December 2011

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New Richard Hamilton Display For NPG Opens

Ten portraits of the artist Richard Hamilton, one of the founders of Pop Art in Britain, went on display Monday at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition,was originally intended to mark the artist’s approaching 90th birthday.  Hamilton: Portraits of the Artist will run from 19 December 2011 to 14 May 2012 in Room 32 of […]

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 […]

14 October 2011

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Britain’s Most Important Post-War Painters New Exhibition

The Mystery of Appearance British Painting 1955-1985  07 December – 18 February 2012 London’s Haunch of Venison gallery is to mount an exhibition of ten of Britain’s most important post-war painters, revealing the story behind their art. The Mystery of Appearance is a fresh appraisal of ten artists – Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, […]