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29 June 2022

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Victor Pinchuk Donates £10.2m Jeff Koons Balloon Monkey Proceeds To Aid Ukraine 

The sale proceeds of Jeff Koons’ iconic Balloon Monkey (Magenta) (2006-13), which sold for £10,136,500 / $12,437,486 / €11,738,067 at Christie’s last night...

27 June 2022

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Sam Gilliam Pioneering African American Painter Dies Aged 88

One of the great innovators of postwar American art, Sam Gilliam, has died aged 88.

23 June 2022

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Banksy Bataclan Sad Girl Eight Convicted Of Art Theft 

Eight men have been convicted of stealing A Banksy artwork depicting a weeping woman that was taken from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris.

23 June 2022

Windrush Statue Unveiled – Uta Kögelsberger Wins RA’s Charles Wollaston Award – National Gallery Announces Van Gogh Show for Bicentenary  

A group of people representing the Windrush generation joined HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at London Waterloo Station (22 June 2022) to witness...

22 June 2022

Gavin Turk Unveils New Public Sculpture Outside Cambridge Central Station 

The British artist Gavin Turk has created a new public artwork Inspired by surrealist artistic methodologies and the 'myth' of the artist.

15 June 2022

Turner Prize To Be Presented At Towner Eastbourne In 2023

The Turner Prize has announced that it will be presented at Towner Eastbourne in 2023, as the centrepiece of the gallery’s centenary celebrations.

8 June 2022

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Paula Rego: A Generation’s Defining Figurative Painter Dies Aged 87

Dame Paula Rego, one of the finest UK based figurative painters of her generation, has died suddenly in London aged 87.

1 June 2022

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Isaac Julien Cornelia Parker and Quentin Blake On Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List

The Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours list 2022 has given the nod to several people involved in the Visual Arts, including a knighthood for the...

23 May 2022

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Royal College of Art Unveils New Herzog & de Meuron Campus Upgrade

The Royal College of Art, the world’s leading university of art and design, unveiled its new campus in Battersea

16 May 2022

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Whitechapel Gallery Appoints Gilane Tawadros As New Director

The Whitechapel Gallery has announced that curator and writer, Gilane Tawadros, has been appointed their new Director.

15 May 2022

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Man Ray Sets New Photography Record Price at $12.4m

A Man Ray photograph 'Le Violon d'Ingres' has set a new record price for a photograph, selling for $12.4 million

Otto Dix Watercolours From The Gurlitt Hoard Auctioned

Ten years after the Gurlitt Hoard ("Schwabing Art Trove") hit the headlines worldwide, two important watercolours by Otto Dix will go under the hammer...

10 May 2022

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Donald Baechler Seminal NY 1980s Painter Dies Age 65

Donald Baechler, who died in April, was one of the most promising artists of the 1980s.

10 May 2022

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Andy Warhol Marilyn Breaks 20th c Auction Records – Art Fund Museum Of The Year Shortlist Announced – Sackler Name Removed From National Gallery London And Guggenheim

Andy Warhol's Shot Sage Blue Marilyn made double history last night as the most expensive pCostly Costly painting ever sold by a US artist and...

5 May 2022

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Maurizio Cattelan Sued – New York Auction Industry Deregulation – Major Tate Liverpool Refurbishment

The Italian Conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan is being sued in Paris over intellectual property infringement.

26 April 2022

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Controversial Philip Guston Exhibition To Open In Boston – Art Gallery of New South Wales To Open In December – Professor Deborah Swallow To Step Down At Courtauld

After two years of indecision from museum directors both in the US and UK, The Philip Guston exhibition will finally open to the public...

Hermann Nitsch Austrian Multidisciplinary Artist Dies Age 83

The Nitsch Foundation, has announced the sad news of Hermann Nitsch’s death at age 83 on April 18, 2022. Nitsch was known as a...

24 April 2022

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Golden Lion For Sonia Boyce GB and Simone Leigh US At 59th Venice Biennale 

The 59th Venice Biennale’s top prize, the Golden Lion, has been awarded to Great Britain’s Sonia Boyce OBE RA for Best National Participation at La Biennale...

13 April 2022

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French Culture Ministry Seize Russian Paintings Owned By Sanctioned Oligarchs Petr Aven And Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor

French Culture Ministry authorities have seized Pyotr Konchalovsky’s “Self-Portrait”, a painting owned by the Russian oligarch Petr Aven, a director of one of Russia’s...

12 April 2022

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Turner Prize 2022 Shortlist Announced In Liverpool

In the early morning hours, I walked beside a tranquil River Mersey towards Tate Liverpool’s press launch, where there was an exciting buzz as...

6 April 2022

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Royal College of Art Still Number One In The World – Stolen Charles Darwin Notebooks Returned – Philip Guston Painting Expected To Break Records At Sotheby’s  

The Royal College of Art (RCA), London, has been ranked the number 1 university for art & design internationally for the 8th consecutive year...

4 April 2022

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Rembrandt Landscape Discovered In Berlin Museum Collection – Titian Penitent Magdalene To Be Auctioned In Vienna 

A Landscape painting depicting an arch bridge thought to be the work of one of Rembrandt’s students, Govert Flinck, has been attributed to the...

4 April 2022

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UK And France Export Bar For Cézanne And Chardin Paintings

The UK Government has placed an export bar on ‘Ferme Normande, Été’ (Hattenville) 1882 by Paul Cézanne to allow time for a UK gallery...

3 April 2022

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UNESCO Condemns 53 Ukraine Cultural Sites Damaged In Russia Invasion

UNESCO, the international body that assesses damages to cultural sites during crisis, has reported that 53 sites of international importance have been damaged since...

3 April 2022

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Delfina Foundation Founder Delfina Entrecanales Dies Age 94

The Delfina Foundation has announced the death of its founder, Delfina Entrecanales CBE, at the age of 94. Over the last four decades, through...

31 March 2022

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Anish Kapoor Calls For Boycott Of Russian Owned Phillips Auctioneers – Damien Hirst Claimed Millions in Furlough Payments – Cecilia  Vicuña  Awarded Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

The Turner Prize-Winning sculptor Anish Kapoor has called for a boycott of Phillips Auctioneers. In a statement published in the New York Times, he...

24 March 2022

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Mega Dealer Ivor Braka Sued By Artist Collection Societies – Mariupol Museum Levelled – Artist Steve McQueen Knighted

The Art dealer Ivor Braka is being sued by artists’ resale rights groups for not paying royalties to living artists or their estates. The...

16 March 2022

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Should The V&A Close Their Fabergé Egg Exhibition – Tate And RA Sever Relations With Russian Billionaires – Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams Cancel Russian Art Sales

Whenever you hear the name Fabergé, you think of opulent, lavish, jewelled, decorated, and, let’s face it, kitsch, Russian Imperial eggs. Fabergé in London:...

11 March 2022

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Russian Raphael Painting Withdrawn From London Show – Jeff Koons Loses Another Court Battle – Metropolitan Museum To Deaccess $30m Picasso Bronze

One of the centrepieces of the National Galleries’ long-awaited Raphael exhibition has been withdrawn due to the escalating war in Ukraine. Raphael’s The Holy...

10 March 2022

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6 March 2022

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Grenville Davey Turner Prize Winning Sculptor Dies

Grenville Davey, the Turner Prize-winning sculptor, has died at age 60. He was born in Launceston, Cornwall

3 March 2022

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Artist Support Pledge Focuses On Raising Money For Ukraine

The Artist Support Pledge platform has successfully raised over £30m for artists during the pandemic. The cancellation of art fairs and gallery exhibitions created...