21 April 2021

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Rachel Whiteread: A Beguiling New Exhibition At Gagosian – Marina Vaizey

The Gagosian Gallery on Grosvenor Hill is a subtly magnificent slab of grey. particularly appropriate for the art of Rachel Whiteread.

8 February 2021

Simon Patterson Exhibition Opens At Serlachius Museum Gustaf Finland

The Turner Prize nominated artist Simon Patterson, an original participant in Damien Hirst’s Freeze exhibition and closely associated with the YBA movement in the UK is the subject of a major exhibition at the Serlachius Museum Gustaf in Finland. 

6 May 2015

Fiona Rae – Timothy Taylor Gallery – An Abstract Subversion Of Identity

Timothy Taylor Gallery presents its fourth solo exhibition by British artist Fiona Rae. This new series of greyscale paintings from 2014–2015 marks a significant development in the YBA artist’s practice, alongside these paintings, a series of small-scale charcoal drawings will be shown, a new expressive medium not previously explored by the artist. There appears to […]

19 February 2015

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Move over YBAs, you’re past your sell-by dates.

‘Hey you old farts, your work is becoming dull, repetitive and predictable. You’re going round in circles with yer spots, splashes, scratchy scribbles, penes, pointless phrases, dead animals and lifeless work. Oh, and thanks for doing bugger all to help the new generations of artists, who unlike you lot, have to pay exorbitant fees and […]

23 January 2015

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Tracey Emin’s Pivotal Installation Exorcism Under The Hammer For £600,000

Christie’s has announced it is selling a particularly pivotal, not to mention large installation by one-time YBA tracey Emin called ‘Exorcism of the Last Painting I Ever Made’. The work is estimated to go under the hammer at £600,000 to £800,000. The work consists of 12 big acrylic-on-canvas paintings, seven body paintings and a grand […]

2 February 2013

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Tracey Emin Gets Her Name Up In Lights On Broadway

The British artist Tracey Emin has been commissioned to do a project in New York City to tie in with Valentines day. Titled “For all the lovers in NYC” the month of February will see a series of blow-ups of her highly regarded neon works projected on 40 gigantic screens for three minutes every evening […]

16 October 2012

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Damien Hirst Unveils Statue Taller Than Angel Of The North

A sculpture, taller than the Angel of the North, of a pregnant teenager by the YBA artist Damien Hirst has been unveiled in lfracombe North Devon. The bronze, sword-wielding depiction is a modern allegory representing  truth and justice. The work is half on and half off the bone, as the sculpture is anatomically dissected on […]

16 July 2012

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Sarah Lucas Extraordinary Things From Ordinary Objects

A new exhibition titled Ordinary Things by the artist Sarah Lucas’ (b. 1962) opens at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds this week. If you are familiar with her work you can expect something unconventional and extraordinary to be on view.  Many past exhibitions of Lucas’ work have focused on her as a central player […]

19 April 2012

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Gavin Turk Announced As President Of National Open Art Competition

Gavin Turk ups his commitment to NOAC – fast becoming the UK’s most important open art competition The National Open Art Competition has revealed key YBA Gavin Turk as their new Artist’s president. Formerly the Chairman of the Judges from 2009-2011, Turk has now increased his commitment to the competition, now in its 15th year. […]

2 March 2012

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Ryan Gander The ArtLyst Interview

ArtLyst catches up with Ryan Gander in the year that looks to be his for the taking; and gets the EXCLUSIVE lowdown on his new foray into curation – ‘YBA II’ 1) Could you briefly explain the idea behind the YBA II exhibition? To collect together a load of brilliant artists who happen to be […]

9 December 2011

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Sarah Lucas Exhibition To Launch New Gallery

Situation, a new gallery at 4 New Burlington Place, will open in Febuary with an exhibition devoted to the work of Sarah Lucas. The gallery will present new installations in February, May, August and November 2012, alongside an organic programme of events directed by the artist.  The extended displays will include works both new and […]

5 November 2011

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Top British Artists Produce Olympic Gold Graphics

Big Names Equal Big Impact For Official 2012 Olympic Posters Twelve Olympic posters were unveiled at Tate Britain yesterday in the run up to the 2012 games which take place in a little over nine months time. The Paralympics are also represented in the dozen images chosen by a panel spearheaded by Tate Modern director […]

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 […]

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 […]

6 May 2011

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Tracey Emin’s Purrrfect Cat Tapestry

A superb wool tapestry by YBA artist Tracey Emin titled “Black Cat”  is the centerpiece of the Craft Council’s “Collect” international art fair for contemporary objects,. The weaving was a collaboration between Turner prize-nominee Emin and the West Dean Tapestry Studio. Who got the cream – Emin stated: “I have always liked tapestries and they […]