7 May 2012

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Banksy Tops Poll As Most Iconic British Artist

The Banksy stencil painting of kissing policemen, first executed on a Brighton pub wall, has been selected as the most iconic British work of art in a poll of 1,000 artists.  The “Exit Through The Gift Shop” graffiti artist’s work tops a list dominated by modern and contemporary British works selected by the UK artists […]

4 May 2012

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Tracey Emin Creates Work In Aid Of NSPCC

Tracey Emin has created a digital work called ‘My Favourite Little Bird’, the proceeds of which will go to the children’s charity the NSPCC. The editioned digital work is being sold by s[edition], with each sale seeing £50 go to the charity. The NSPCC is a charity committed to ending cruelty to children in the […]

4 May 2012

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Damien Hirst & Stella McCartney Give Art To Yoga Charity

Major artists including Damien Hirst and Stella McCartney have donated artwork to a charity auction, the proceeds of which will go towards a Special Yoga Therapy Centre in London. The auction – going by the title ‘Raising The Roof’ – also includes artworks by  Tracey Emin, Banksy, David Hockney, Gavin Turk, Sam Taylor-Wood, Marc Quinn, […]

19 April 2012

Ron Mueck Proves His Worth At Hauser & Wirth REVIEW

  Thomas Keane asks just how good is Ron Mueck really? Pretty good, actually! An exhibition of hyper-realist sculptor Ron Mueck is well-timed. Emerging in the mid-1990s under the patronage of Charles Saatchi – at that time when it was Saatchi’s prerogative to make lists of What’s-Hot-and-What’s-Not – Mueck is to all intents and purpose […]

17 April 2012

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Turner Contemporary Gears Up For Tracey Emin Exhibition

The Turner Contemporary in Margate celebrated its first birthday yesterday (16 April 2012),with the knowledge that  496,554 visitors passed through the doors, more than treble what was predicted for the first year of operation. The future success is guaranteed with the generation of an additional £13.8m of value for the Kent economy and it supports […]

3 April 2012

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Tracey Emin Inspires BA Dove Plane For Olympics

British Airways reveal first painted Dove Plane to celebrate London 2012 British Airways has unveiled the first of nine painted planes in celebration of the London 2012 Olympics. The A319 has been painted to look like a dove, and was designed by Brighton-based designer Pascal Anson. Its first flight will be today on BA’s 1420 […]

3 April 2012

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Damien Hirst Beats Beatles In Peter Blake Album Redesign

Artists Dominate Peter Blakes Redesign Of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album Sleeve The album cover for the Beatles’ album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is one pop culture’s most iconic images. It was co-designed by Sir Peter Blake in 1967; and now, in celebration of his 80th birthday, Blake has created an […]

28 March 2012

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Crisis Puts Emin Gormley And Caro Up For Auction

Christies Offers A-List Work For Charity In Once In A Lfetime Sale Major works by Sir Anthony Caro, Nathan Coley, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Sean Henry, Nika Neelova, Yinka Shonibare, Bob & Roberta Smith, Gillian Wearing and Jonathan Yeo are to be sold at Christie’s, King street after participating in landmark art exhibition at Somerset […]

21 March 2012

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Tracey Emin Homecoming At Margate Turner Contemporary

Tracey Emin’s first exhibition in her home town Margate will open at Turner Contemporary on 26 May 2012 She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea: Tracey Emin at Turner Contemporary is conceived specially for Margate, where Tracey Emin grew up and which has provided inspiration for many of her most famous art works. Tracey Emin said: ‘I still […]

14 March 2012

Leading UK Artists Exhibition Supports Crisis Charity

We applaud the efforts of top UK artists, coming together for the CRISIS Commission in the fight against homelessness In an effort to make a difference for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, some of the world’s most celebrated artists – including Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Sir Anthony Caro, Yinka Shonibare, and Gillian […]

14 March 2012

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Tracey Emin Steps Out For Crisis Commission

The exhibition runs at Somerset House, London from 14 March – 22 April 2012. The auction is planned at Christie’s on 3 May 2012. Tracey Emin and Gillian Wearing were among the high profile artists to turn up to the gala viewing and silent auction held at Somerset House last night.It was a well organised […]

12 March 2012

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World’s Most Celebrated Artists To Tackle Homelessness

Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Anthony Caro and others come together for major new exhibition to raise funds in the fight against homelessness The Crisis Commission will see some of the world’s most celebrated artists come together to raise funds to battle homelessness – Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Sir Anthony Caro, Yinka Shonibare, Gillian Wearing, Jonathan […]

22 February 2012

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Tracey Emin Steps In To Save Great British Collection

Tracey Emin has joined with other Royal Academicians to stop the forced sale of the Wedgwood Museum’s world famous pottery collection The 10,000-strong collection looks to be sold by administrators following the collapse of Waterford Wedgwood Potteries company. But the Royal Academicians believe that this would be a tragedy for nation. An open letter undersigned […]

26 January 2012

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British Airways Commission Tracey Emin To Create Olympic Aircraft

Tracey Emin and Pascal Anson are working with British Airways to create Olympic-themed aircraft Turner Prize nominated artist Artist Tracey Emin is working with British Airways on making-over their aircraft for the Olympics. Her design will be called ‘The Dove’ and will be emblazoned across BA planes to celebrate London 2012 Tracey Emin has already […]

6 January 2012

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Tracey Emin Artwork Stolen From Oxfam

Thief denies charity £300 from sale of embroidered handkerchief by Tracey Emin A handkerchief embroidered by Tracey Emin has been stolen from Oxfam. Staff at th Herne Hill branch had been overjoyed to find the piece stuffed in a bag of clothes left by an anonymous donor. Bearing the words ‘Be Faithful to your Dreams […]

28 December 2011

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Is Tracey Emin Just A Tory Stooge

BBC Radio 4’s Today Show staff just might think so YBA Artist, Tracey Emin has guest edited BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning. It featured a reminiscence  of her hometown, Margate, the economic importance of art, and whether people still aspire to be teachers. It also made clear her politics and views of how […]

23 December 2011

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Prince Charles Gets Support From Top British Artists

Tracey Emin, Brian Eno, Gavin Turk, and Brian Ferry Get Behind Face Britain One of the  largest online collaborative art project ever conceived, is underway in the UK with over a thousand self portraits uploaded in the past week. It is part of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & The Arts sponsored by His Royal […]

23 December 2011

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Tracey Emin Hands Teaching Fee To Students

Royal Academy Drawing Professor Pledges Subsidy Turner prize nominated Artist ,Tracey Emin has revealed that she will donate her Royal Academy teaching fees to her students. Emin stated in an interview for the BBC; that she would spend the money on artists’ materials to use in her classes. It was announced last week that Emin […]

14 December 2011

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Best London Art Exhibitions Of The Year

2011 has been a spectacular year for art exhibitions: here are ArtLyst’s Top 11 (top 10’s are so passé) in alphabetical order: 1) Tracey Emin: Love is What You Want @ Hayward Gallery This major survey of the work of one of the Britains best known names in Contemporary art was bold, well executed and daring. […]

14 December 2011

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Tracey Emin To Be Royal Academy Professor of Drawing

Controversial appointment of leading YBA to position formally held by William Turner, John Constable, and William Blake Tracey Emin – one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary artists – has just been revealed to be the new Professor of Drawing at London’s prestigious Royal Academy, the country’s oldest art school. While, there is yet to be […]

9 December 2011

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Olympic Posters Challenged By Art Students

Kingston University students have designed an alternative set of Olympic posters to compete with Official offerings from the likes of Tracey Emin and Howard Hogdkin 3rd year design students at Kingston University have created a set of alternative Olympic posters, to rival the official designs unveiled last month. While the official posters were designed by […]

8 December 2011

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Damien Hirst Speaks On EU Artist Resale Rights

Artist Damien Hirst has joined other blue chip British artists in supporting the impending change to the laws on the resale of art for living artists and the estates of artists who have died less than 100 years ago. Hirst, who stands to benifit from the change in the law, more than any other UK […]

6 December 2011

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Tracey Emin and Anthony Gormley Headline Crisis Aid Exhibition

Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Sir Anthony Caro, Yinko Shonibare, Gillian Wearing, Jonathan Yeo, Bob & Roberta Smith, Nathan Coley and Nika Neelova  highlight landmark exhibition in aid of Crisis next Spring. The Crisis Commission has brought together a number of celebrated British artists exhibiting major new works in a spectacular exhibition opening 14 March to […]

27 November 2011

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RCA Secret Postcards Worth £130,000 Unveiled

Emin, Kapoor and Ono most sought after prize in RCA treasure hunt Art enthusiasts  who cued, purchased and then waited for the identity unveiling of over 3000 original postcards, discovered whether they had snagged a valuable A- lister-masterpiece by the likes of  Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin or Anish Kapoor on Saturday. This was all revealed […]

17 November 2011

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S[edition] Innovates With On Screen Art By Big Name Artists

With Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin digital artworks available from £5, S[edition] invites anyone and everyone to become art collectors This morning, Harry Blain (founder of Haunch of Venison and Blain|Southern) and Robert Norton (former CEO of Saatchi Online) launched an innovative new scheme for selling art – S[edition]; an online initiative to sell affordable digital artworks […]

13 November 2011

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Tracey Emin Welcomes Oblivious Queen To Turner Contemporary

Queen’s visit to Margate’s new gallery the Turner Contemporary nearly marred by royal gaffs Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has paid a visit to Margate’s Turner Contemporary Gallery, where she met with gallery Director Victoria Pomery, Chair John Kampfner along with other key members of staff. She was then given a gallery tour, on which […]

29 October 2011

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RCA Secret Exhibition Celebrates Its Eighteenth Birthday

The RCA Secret is an annual event, which this year celebrates its eighteenth birthday as a unique exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized art, made by professional artists, designers and illustrators, plus current postgraduate students at the Royal College of Art. It is a fund raising event with proceeds going to the RCA’s Art Student […]

21 August 2011

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Tracey Emin Hangs New Work At Number 10

Speculation grows that she could be nominated to become a Tory Peer Tracey Emin was spotted at 10 Downing Street last week installing one of her text neon pieces. She donated the work titled, “More Passion” which is valued at £250,000, to the Government Art Collection. Sources have revealed it was hung outside of the […]

18 July 2011

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White Cube Gallery To Launch In China

White Cube The London Gallery owned by Jay Joppling  is to launch a new branch in China next year. The space will be located in Hong Kong. This follows Gagosian Gallery’s decision to open in Hong Kong in January 2011 and Art Basel’s takeover of the Hong Kong International Art Fair. The city continues to […]

6 July 2011

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Damien Hirst Exhibition Opens In Leeds

New Show Reconstructs Pharmacy Restaurant in Noting Hill Gate A major free public exhibition of the work of Damien Hirst is set to open on 15 July in in the artists hometown Leeds.The event traces the development of the artist, whose career started at the Leeds College of Art and Design and took off in […]

21 June 2011

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2012 Olympic Poster Artists Unveiled

Twelve Artists have been selected by the organizers of the 2012 Olympics to design the official posters. The list reads like a who’s who of A- Lister names from the London art scene. Tracey Emin, Bridget Riley ,Michael Craig -Martin and Bob and Roberta Smith plus Turner Prize winners Howard Hodgkin, Martin Creed, Chris Ofili […]

17 June 2011

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Michael Landy Launches New Art On The Underground

YBA Artist defines what kindness is and how we respond to it YBA Artist Michael Landy, the man who brought us “Breakdown” 2001, the destruction of all of his worldly possessions in an abandoned department store and the well received “Art Bin” 2010 where other artists including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin could dispose of […]