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19 January 2019

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Pierre Bonnard: First London Museum Show In 20 Years Unveiled

Tate Modern is mounting the UK’s first major Pierre Bonnard exhibition in 20 years, opening to the public on the 23 January.

18 January 2019

Banksy Port Talbot Mural Sells To Dealer For Six Figures

A Banksy mural, which appeared on the side of a garage in Port Talbot in December, has been sold to a private collector for...

15 January 2019

Kanye West Pledges $10m Towards James Turrell’s Roden Crater Project

Last month the rap singer Kanye West visited the ethereal, glowing light installations of artist James Turrell. He was so moved by the works...

14 January 2019

McJesus Sculpture Sparks Protest At Haifa Museum

Several hundred fundamentalist Christians have staged a protest outside the Haifa Museum of Art in Israel demanding the removal of 'McJesus' a sculpture of...

14 January 2019

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Is Pyotr Pavlensky Just An Attention Seeking Muppet

In the aftermath of sentencing the exiled Russian artist Petr (AKA Pyotr) Pavlensky on Thursday, I ask myself why is he doing this? Is...

11 January 2019

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Jock McFadyen RA Announced As Coordinator Of 251st Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

The Scottish painter, Jock McFadyen RA will be the coordinator of the 251st Summer Exhibition in 2019.

10 January 2019

Elmgreen & Dragset Prada Marfa Honoured With Cameo On The Simpsons

The ever-timely Elmgreen & Dragset have been honoured with a cameo appearence of the “Prada Marfa” Shop installation on an episode of The Simpsons....

9 January 2019

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The Shed NY Unveils Buildings Named After Patrons Bloomberg And Tisch

The Shed has announced the opening date and building names for New Yorks newest not for profit artspace.

7 January 2019

Top Artists Join Forces To Raise Money For Refugee Crisis

Multicolour is a new exhibition and auction fundraiser to support those affected by the global refugee crisis created by Migrate Art.

6 January 2019

John Ruskin: 200th Anniversary Celebrated With Year-Long Programme

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the influential writer, thinker, artist and social reformer John Ruskin (1819 -1900)

6 January 2019

Towner Art Gallery To Exhibit Living Collection At London Art Fair

The London Art Fair has partnered with Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery to present The Living Collection, an exhibition that celebrates the gallery’s rich heritage...

3 January 2019

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Zombie Formalism: Ticking The Right Boxes Be Damned – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’ve been looking again at Georgina Adam’s recently published book, The Dark Side of the Boom (Lund Humphries). It ranges over a wide variety...

31 December 2018

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Looking Forward To Art In 2019 – Edward Lucie-Smith

Looking forward to the art year ahead of us – 2019 – there are certain things one notices immediately, in the announcements so far...

28 December 2018

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New Year’s List 2019 Honours Artists Wearing, Dean and Shonibare

The New Years Honours list 2019 has given a nod to several Visual Artists in this year’s presentation. The List reflects the contribution the...

26 December 2018

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Sister Wendy Beckett Art Historian And Carmelite Nun Dies Age 88

The celebrated art historian and nun Sister Wendy Beckett has died at the age of 88, it has been announced. In the 1990s she...

20 December 2018

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Tate Purchases Women’s Rights Campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst Watercolours

Tate Britain have revealed that it will be purchasing four watercolours by the renowned artist and women’s rights campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960).

20 December 2018

Is Banksy Back In Bristol For Xmas? New Port Talbot Mural Unveiled

The official Banksy website has confirmed that a mural which appeared on a Port Talbot wall is the work of the elusive Street Artist....

18 December 2018

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Anglo-Saxon Pendant Voted Britain’s favourite In Art Fund’s 2018 Poll

The winner of the UK's most popular acquisition in 2018 is an Anglo-Saxon gold pendant, found in Winfarthing, Norfolk and purchased by Norwich Castle...

17 December 2018

Manifesta 13 Director Hedwig Fijen Announces Team For Marseille Event

A new artistic team has been selected for Manifesta 13 which takes place in Marseille in 2020 by Director of Manifesta, Hedwig Fijen.

14 December 2018

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Art Accepted For Nation Through Cultural Gifts Scheme Down By A Third

Arts Council England has published the 2017/18 Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu annual report which shows that in the last year, 42...

11 December 2018

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Olafur Eliasson: Melting Ice Blocks Herald Impending Climate Change Catastrophe

The highly anticipated launch of Ice Watch Olafur Eliasson's global installation project, highlighting the catastrophic consequences of climate change was unveiled at Tate Modern...

10 December 2018

Ai Weiwei Creates Flag To Mark 70th Anniversary Universal Human Rights Declaration

The decedent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has created a flag to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

10 December 2018

Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 What The Galleries Said – Artlyst Report

Art Basel's 17th edition in Miami Beach concluded with strong and consistent sales across all levels of the market.

7 December 2018

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Living Coral Unveiled As Pantone Colour Of The Year 2019

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral has been selected as the institution's colour of the year.

6 December 2018

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Pussy Riot: Russia Ordered To Pay $55,000 For Human Rights Violations

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the Russian Government in the case of Punk activist band Pussy Riot, whose members include...

6 December 2018

Anish Kapoor Lawsuit Victory As NRA Remove Cloud Gate Footage

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has won his battle to remove footage of his iconic Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago from a...

6 December 2018

Olafur Eliasson Ice Watch Installation Highlights Climate Change In London

Olafur Eliasson working in collaboration with leading geologist Minik Rosing, is exhibiting blocks of melting ice, one in front of Tate Modern and another...

4 December 2018

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Charlotte Prodger Wins Turner Prize Videodrone-A-Thon 2018

This year's Turner Prize winner 2018 has been awarded to Charlotte Prodger a Glasgow-based video artist whose work deals with identity and place. She was...

4 December 2018

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Jerwood Charitable Foundation Announces Twelve Recipients Of £100K Fund

The Jerwood Charitable Foundation has announced the 12 recipients of awards and commissions that will form the 2019 visual arts development and exhibition programme...

30 November 2018

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Robert Morris Pioneer Of Minimalism Dies Age 87

Robert Morris, who died this week was a highly influential American sculptor, conceptual artist and writer. He was regarded as one of the most...

29 November 2018

Historical Vincent van Gogh Photograph Is Actually His Brother Theo

Experts have revealed that a photograph long thought to be of the 13-year-old Vincent van Gogh is actually a portrait of his brother Theo...

28 November 2018

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Innovative Arts Hub Offers New Venue For Mid-Level Galleries – Georgina Adam

Much has been written recently about the problems of the mid-level gallery, and indeed the roll-call of spaces that have closed in the last...