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20 October 2021

Alice Maher Rachel Fallon Explore The Magdalene – Sue Hubbard

Sue Hubbard visited Dublin to see The Map: A Collaboration by Alice Maher and Rachel Fallon at Rua Red Gallery. If you were born in...

18 October 2021

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Frieze And Frieze Masters 2021 Artlyst Chooses Twenty Of The Best

Frieze London was back on course this year, with most dealers putting their best foot forward. You could feel the excitement and 'antici...pation'

11 October 2021

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Yvonne Robinson: A Remarkable 70 Year Career In The Art World

Yvonne Robinson has been a significant figure in the art world for over 70 years. A friend of David Sylvester, Bacon, Freud, Pontus Hulton,

10 October 2021

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Mr Brainwash Loves London But Is It Mutual? – Conversation With Oliver Malin

Mr Brainwash (Thierry Guetta) a cross between a Beaver and John Belushi in conversation with Oliver Malin ahead of his London show.

3 October 2021

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Sidney Nolan’s Africa Interview With Andrew Turley And Revd Jonathan Evens 

Nolan's Africa will be the first book on Sidney Nolan written with access to the newly opened Sidney Nolan archives

29 September 2021

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Chris Ofili: The Holy Virgin Mary – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Mayor Rudy Giuliani - threatened to close it on the grounds that the image of Chris Ofili's The Holy Virgin Mary was religiously...

28 September 2021

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Ibrahim Mahama: Interview of the Month, October 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

Ibrahim Mahama came to international attention for his monumental installation of jute sacks at the Venice Biennale in 2015

1 September 2021

Alexandre da Cunha: Interview of the Month September 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

Brazilian artist Alexandre da Cunha has a major show at Brighton’s CCA. ‘Duplex’ (to 25 Sept) articulates ‘his engagement with cultures

30 August 2021

London Art Exhibitions Autumn 2021 – Month By Month Guide

Artlyst has put together a month by month selection to guide you through the best of the shows on offer Autumn 2021.

22 August 2021

Chuck Close: A Calligraphy Of Squares Remembered – Clare Henry

When I first went to visit Chuck Close in his studio in 2004, I was in awe of him. But he was easy to...

5 August 2021

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Where Time Slows Down – James Payne

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is open again for business, and it is so good to revisit it. The great news is many of its temporary...

1 August 2021

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Rosie Gibbens: Interview of the Month August 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

The entertaining and thought-provoking solo exhibition, ‘Soft Girls’, by Rosie Gibbens, is at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, until 15 August.

18 July 2021

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Frida Kahlo: A Question Of Ethnicity – Edward Lucie-Smith

A recent Opinion piece on the website Hyperallegenic fiercely condemned Frida Kahlo, long one of the patron saints of contemporary feminist art.

14 July 2021

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Spencer Finch: Interview of the Month July 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

In his current exhibition at Lisson Gallery ('Only the hand that erases writes the true thing', to 31 July), Spencer Finch presents new works...

28 June 2021

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Ena Swansea: Interview of the Month June 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

There’s an aura of mystery to Ena Swansea’s big, impressive paintings at Ben Brown Fine Arts  (‘green light’ to 30 July)

24 June 2021

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Hello Cunty: Sotheby’s Appropriates The Colony Room – Darren Coffield

The event was a travesty of everything the Colony stood for, organised by people who thought they could recreate a special place.

1 June 2021

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20th Century Women Artists Challenging Conventions In Britain – Revd Jonathan Evens

The twentieth century was a time of great change for women. Those born, raised and educated in the 19th century, then forming relationships and...

Ken Currie: Unknown Man Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Clare Henry

Ken Currie, undoubtedly among the most significant painters of our time, is known for his dark side, his bleak, black pictures

26 April 2021

Ugo Rondinone Talks To Ilka Scobie About His Latest NY And London Exhibitions

"Every religion has Nuns and Monks," Ugo Rondinone remarks as we finish up bowls of miso soup. We are in my Noho loft, enjoying...

10 April 2021

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Venice Curator Luca Berta Explains Latest Biennale Private Venue Restrictions – Interview

In light of the changes introduced by Venice town council, it is becoming increasingly difficult for private exhibition spaces

2 January 2021

London Art Exhibitions 2021 A Month By Month Guide

UPDATED Well, the exhibitions schedule for 2020 didn't quite go as planned. But here is an idea of what exhibitions to expect in 2021.

30 December 2020

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Revolutionary Art Movement Or Just A Catch Up – Edward Lucie- Smith

Looking at official galleries here in Britain (all temporarily closed as of this publication) - more especially at those situated in London - it...

1 September 2020

Significant Works: A New Series Of Contemporary Art Essays By Sue Hubbard

In this new series, Sue Hubbard explores single works by leading contemporary artists.

Great Artworks Explained A New Video Series By James Payne

To celebrate getting 5000 subscribers and over 150.000 views James Payne's next film will be whichever work of art gets the most votes.

 

Photo Features

Artist Lockdown In New York City – Scarlett Lingwood

The reality of Covid19 started to appear more on my radar towards the beginning of March. By the time the Armory Show happened with...

London Gallery Lockdown Night And Day – A Photo Essay

London Gallery Lockdown 4/05/2020: Greta Thunberg would undoubtedly agree with the first statement

15 April 2020

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How To Isolate: Art Industry Interviews – Oliver Malin

Dearly beloved, we are all unfortunately still gathered here on this unexpected Summer holiday to a destination unknown.

16 January 2020

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London Art Fair Ticket Giveaway 2020

Here we go again! It’s time for the London Art Fair. Artlyst as 2020 media partners have ten pairs of tickets to give away....

23 July 2019

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Hirvitalo: A Hive For Finland’s Experimental Arts With DIY Anarchist Roots – Jude Cowan Montague

Pipoca (Paola de Ramos) invited me to participate in an art exhibition and residency at Hirvitalo, Pispala, Tampere, Finland in July 2019, the theme...

13 July 2019

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Expressionist Prints: From Turmoil To Conflict – Hunterian Glasgow – Leyla Sanai

The unassuming Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow, perched next to the University library, houses stunning paintings by the Glasgow Boys (and Girls) and the Scottish...

12 July 2019

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Cornwall’s Eden Project: A Little-Known Art Collection – Paul Carter Robinson

This Summer Cornwall's Eden Project has unveiled new permanent sculptural works by Julian Opie and Ryan Gander installed in the grounds. This tops up...

Venice Biennale Collateral Exhibitions Provide Calm and Quality

It was a relief to step away from the hustle and bustle of the Giardini and Arsenale, the main venues for the 58th Venice...

 

Opinion

24 June 2021

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Hello Cunty: Sotheby’s Appropriates The Colony Room – Darren Coffield

The event was a travesty of everything the Colony stood for, organised by people who thought they could recreate a special place.

18 November 2020

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Marcus Lyon: Human Atlas Explorations – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

Marcus Lyon is an artist whose early work took him to the slums and ghettos of the developing world to explore issues surrounding street...

4 November 2020

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Tracey Emin’s Last Hurrah? And Other Stuff – Edward Lucie-Smith

Just as the new lockdown was being announced, the Sunday Times (UK) was unusually full of stuff about contemporary art. The main colour supplement...

28 March 2020

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Art And Faith A Time For Seeing – Revd Jonathan Evens

Edward Lucie-Smith has rightly wondered, as 'the contemporary art world goes dark, and as galleries – official spaces and commercial ones – slam shut...

13 January 2019

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Bill Viola And The Art Of Contemplation – Revd Jonathan Evens

In welcoming Bill Viola’s installations at St Paul’s Cathedral, Mark Oakley noted that: ‘Viola’s art slows down our perceptions in order to deepen them.’

20 December 2018

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2018 A Melancholy Year For Art Exhibitions In Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

It has been in many ways a somewhat melancholy year for art, here in Britain – or should I say: ‘here in London’? -since...

15 April 2018

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Picasso To Souza: The Crucifixion Imagery Rarely Exhibited – Revd Jonathan Evens

Overshadowed by iconic images from Picasso 1932 and Bacon/Freud two of the Tate’s current exhibitions feature powerfully expressive crucifixion images.

2 April 2018

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Stuckism Is Alive And Well And Living In Prague – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’m just back from a visit to Prague. I went there specifically to see an exhibition of new British painting organised by an organisation...

 

Interviews

10 October 2021

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Mr Brainwash Loves London But Is It Mutual? – Conversation With Oliver Malin

Mr Brainwash (Thierry Guetta) a cross between a Beaver and John Belushi in conversation with Oliver Malin ahead of his London show.

3 October 2021

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Sidney Nolan’s Africa Interview With Andrew Turley And Revd Jonathan Evens 

Nolan's Africa will be the first book on Sidney Nolan written with access to the newly opened Sidney Nolan archives

28 September 2021

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Ibrahim Mahama: Interview of the Month, October 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

Ibrahim Mahama came to international attention for his monumental installation of jute sacks at the Venice Biennale in 2015

1 August 2021

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Rosie Gibbens: Interview of the Month August 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

The entertaining and thought-provoking solo exhibition, ‘Soft Girls’, by Rosie Gibbens, is at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, until 15 August.

14 July 2021

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Spencer Finch: Interview of the Month July 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

In his current exhibition at Lisson Gallery ('Only the hand that erases writes the true thing', to 31 July), Spencer Finch presents new works...

28 June 2021

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Ena Swansea: Interview of the Month June 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

There’s an aura of mystery to Ena Swansea’s big, impressive paintings at Ben Brown Fine Arts  (‘green light’ to 30 July)

24 May 2021

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Louis Carreon: Sampling Art History – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

With a background in tagging, rapping, skateboarding and surfing, Californian-born Louis Carreon is a street artist who is currently sampling art history,

13 April 2021

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Artist Anka Dabrowska Discusses New Margate Project With James Payne

Anka Dabrowska, a Warsaw born queer woman artist living and working in London, spoke to Artlyst on the eve of an exciting new project...

 

Quiz

14 March 2017

Quiz – Test Your Knowledge of Sir Howard Hodgkin

Turner-prize winning artist Sir Howard Hodgkin sadly died last week at the age of 84. Test your knowledge of him here.

6 January 2017

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Artlyst Competition: Win A Pair Of Preview Evening Tickets To The London Art Fair

Artlyst is once again media partners with the London Art Fair 2017. Competition: Answer The Following questions and email to info@ artlyst.com subject as,...

8 December 2016

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Quiz – How much do you know about the Turner Prize?

How much do you know about the Turner Prize?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – James Turrell

How much do you know about light artist James Turrell?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Masterpiece

How much do you know about the world's masterpieces?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Top Selling Artists in 2015

How much do you know about the top selling artists in 2015?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Marc Quinn

How much do you know about artist Marc Quinn?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Ai Weiwei

How much do you know about Ai Weiwei?

 

Top 10

25 July 2017

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Top 10 London Museum Exhibitions Summer 2017

Here’s the Artlyst guide to the Top 10 best Museum exhibitions on in London this Summer, half of which have Free admission.

13 February 2017

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Top 10 Most Memorable Kisses in Art

Throughout the History of Art, there are examples of loving couples in passionate embraces. Here Artlyst presents its top 10 most memorable kisses in...

30 December 2016

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Top 10 – Black Paintings

In 2016 Anish Kapoor acquired exclusive rights to the unique Vanta black pigment, reported to be the blackest shade of black in existence. ...

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – Dada Artists

2016 saw the 100 year anniversary of the first Dada performances at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland. So in reverence to this...

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – International Black Artists

Here is the Artlyst for the top 10 international black artists working today, the first of many celebrating diversity in the visual arts!

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – Feminist Artists

The feminist art movement emerged in the 1960s with women artists taking an interest in how they differed from their male counterparts. Artlyst has...

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Appropriation Artworks

Appropriation art or the art of appropriation is is the use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them....

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – White Artworks

As Winter is upon us and the nights are already closing in, what can be more appropriate than works of art in monochromatic white....

Artbytch

6 December 2020

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Nicola Ravenscroft Sculpture With A Peaceful Stillness – Revd Jonathan Evens

Nicola Ravenscroft A graduate of Camberwell School of Art, she has owned and run a sculpture gallery and, as an art teacher, has nurtured...

22 December 2016

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Artbytch 2016: Death, Fake News And A Few Bloody Good Exhibitions

Artbytch looks back on a depressing year with great exhibitions.

8 July 2016

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USA Website ArtList That Infringed UK’s Artlyst Name Closes Down

The New York based online company ArtList, not to be confused with the popular London based art information website Artlyst is to shutdown. The...

24 June 2016

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Brexit: Expect Museums To Start Charging And Non-UK Art Prices To Skyrocket

The decision by British voters to leave the European Union has been announced – and commentators have begun the analysis, the post event combing...

17 June 2016

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Tate’s Switch House A Dialogue Between Art And Space

It’s alarming to think that Tate Modern opened in 2000, firstly because it makes me feel super old, but also one wonders, what did...

10 June 2016

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Fun House: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition A Hodgepodge Of All Sorts

Ok I admit it. I’ve deliberately avoided the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition every year since I first saw it in 2007, mainly because it’s such...

3 June 2016

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Dropping Out Like Flies In A Damien Hirst Installation

The Artlyst lystical of creative people who dropped out at uni includes some predictable names: John Lennon, Orson Welles, good old Pablo Picasso. What...

27 May 2016

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Yayoi Kusama: Turning Pumpkins Into Vuitton Bags And Airbnb Rooms

I was interested to read that Tate Modern has apparently been working in conjunction with Airbnb to provide the opportunity for renters to have...