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22 July 2021

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Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status – National Gallery To Buy Sir Thomas Lawrence The Red Boy – Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 Shortlist

Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status - National Gallery To Buy Sir Thomas Lawrence The Red Boy - Art Fund Museum of the Year...

21 July 2021

Royal Academy Piccadilly Art Takeover Unveiled – Largest Dame Laura Knight Exhibition – Oscar Murillo  Hackney Secondary School Project

The Piccadilly Art Takeover is a partnership between the Royal Academy of Arts and Art of London along with Westminster City Council and the Mayor of...

14 July 2021

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Damien Hirst Launches His First NFT Series – Pornhub Art Museum Nudes – Tate Modern Offers Free COVID Vaccines 

Damien Hirst Launches His First NFT Series - Pornhub Classic Art Museum Nudes - Tate Modern Offers Free COVID Vaccines 

10 July 2021

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Banal Public Statues – We Deserve Better – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new over-life size statue group of Princess Diana, just unveiled at Kensington Palace, to celebrate what would have been her sixtieth birthday, shows...

9 July 2021

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Artangel Co-Directors James Lingwood and Michael Morris To Step Down

James Lingwood and Michael Morris, Artangel’s Co-Directors, have announced their decision to step down from the organisation they have led for 30 years.

8 July 2021

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Da Vinci Drawing Export Freeze – Leonardo Bear Drawing Auctioned – Restituted Van Dyck Painting Sells

Da Vinci Drawing Export Freeze - Leonardo Bear Drawing Auctioned - Restituted Van Dyck Painting Sells At Sothebys

7 July 2021

Latest Fourth Plinth Artists Reflect Societally Diverse Subject Matter 

Samson Kambalu and Teresa Margolles have been announced as the next two artists chosen for the Fourth Plinth commission in Trafalgar Square.

30 June 2021

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Gainsborough: Blue Boy Returns To Trafalgar Square 100 Years On

The Blue Boy an iconic masterpiece by Sir Thomas Gainsborough will return to Trafalgar Square, precisely one hundred years to the day since it...

29 June 2021

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Lucian Freud Portrait Of  David Hockney Sells For £14.9m $20.7m At Sotheby’s

A portrait by the English figurative painter Lucian Freud depicting his friend David Hockney has sold for £14.9 million ($20.7 million) with buyer’s premium at London's...

29 June 2021

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Stolen Picasso and Mondrian Paintings Recovered – George Osborne Appointed Chair British Museum – Phyllida Barlow To Unveil New Work At Highgate Cemetery

Stolen Picasso and Mondrian Paintings Recovered - George Osborne Appointed Chair British Museum - Phyllida Barlow Highgate Cemetery Sculpture

23 June 2021

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Royal Academy Backdown Over Jess de Wahls Transphobia Row

The Royal Academy of Arts has backed down and apologised to the German textile artist Jess de Wahls over transphobic row.

23 June 2021

Rembrandt’s Night Watch: Rijksmuseum Recreates Original Lost Composition

Rembrandt's The Night Watch has been recreated in its original form for the first time in 300 years. Visitors to Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam can...

16 June 2021

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude  Posthumously Wrap  L’Arc de Triomphe – MacKenzie Scott Gives $2b to Underfunded Cultural Organisations – Robert Indiana Estate Reaches Legal Battle Closure

Christo and Jeanne-Claude  Posthumously Wrap  L'Arc de Triomphe - MacKenzie Scott Gives $2b Cultural Organisations - Robert Indiana Estate Reaches Legal Closure

15 June 2021

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Auctions WWW Source Code As NFT

Sir Tim Berners-Lee the inventor of the World Wide Web is to auctions his original source code as an NFT

Phyllida Barlow Awarded Damehood In Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Phyllida Barlow given Damehood in the Queen's birthday honours list. Also recognised Edmund de Waal, CBE and Photographer Martin Parr, CBE

9 June 2021

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Venice Biennale Announce Title and Theme – Monumental Kokoschka Triptych On Display At Relaunched Courtauld – QUEERCIRCLE New LGBTQ+ Community Space 

La Biennale di Venezia Announce Title and Theme - Monumental Kokoschka Triptych On Display At Relaunched Courtauld - QUEERCIRCLE New LGBTQ+ Community Space 

8 June 2021

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20th Serpentine Pavilion By Counterspace Unveiled – Sarah Hardie Wins Inaugural Soho House Art Prize – Madge Gill: Nature in Mind Exhibition  Announced 

20th Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled - Sarah Hardie Wins Inaugural Soho House Art Prize - Madge Gill: Nature in Mind Exhibition  Announced 

3 June 2021

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London Launches First Gallery Weekend Initiative 

The inaugural edition of London Gallery Weekend, a new initiative celebrating art galleries in the UK capital, launches Friday, 4 June 2021.

2 June 2021

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Sprüth Magers Takes On John Baldessari Estate – Cecil Rhodes Oxford Statue Academics Sign Petition – French Woman Ends Legal Battle Over Nazi-Looted Pissarro

Cecil Rhodes Oxford Statue Academics Sign Petition - French Woman Ends Legal Battle Over Nazi-Looted Pissarro - Sprüth Magers Takes On John Baldessari Estate

27 May 2021

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Richard Nonas Post-Minimalist sculptor Dies – Victoria Pomery To Leave Turner Contemporary – Banksy Loses Second Copyright Battle

Richard Nonas Post-Minimalist sculptor Dies - Victoria Pomery To Leave Turner Contemporary - Banksy Loses Second Copyright Battle

27 May 2021

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Eric Carle Artist Illustrator Of Very Hungry Caterpillar Dies Age 91

Eric Carle, the much-loved artist, illustrator, and writer has died at his summer studio in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was 91. 

24 May 2021

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Super Inclusive Fourth Plinth Proposals Unveiled In London

The latest proposals for the Fourth Plinth commission project in Trafalgar Square were announced in London today.

23 May 2021

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Lord Hall National Gallery Chairman Resigns Over Diana Interview – 20th Serpentine Pavilion – Art Basel HK What The Galleries Said

 Lord Hall National Gallery Chairman Resigns Over Diana Interview - 20th Serpentine Pavilion - Art Basel HK What The Galleries Said

The Trouble With The Turner Prize – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Turner Prize continues to be in trouble. The competition has an aim: to single out the best new artists living and working in...

TEFAF Maastricht Cancels 2021 Art Fair – Rijksmuseum Examines Slavery Past – Robot pAInts Her Way Into Art History 

TEFAF Maastricht Cancels 2021 Art Fair - Rijksmuseum Examines Slavery Past Through Art - Robot pAInts Her Way Into Art History 

Liverpool Biennial Launches 11th Edition Titled The Stomach And The Port

The Liverpool Biennial opens today, showcasing nine new exhibitions, bringing together the complete presentation of the 11th Edition

14 May 2021

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David Hockney Criticised For Childish Tube Sign Design

On the eve of a major new show at the Royal Academy, Britain's best-loved artist David Hockney has been criticised, by members of the...

13 May 2021

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Picasso Monet Basquiat and Kusama Brighten Up New York Spring Auctions

Results from the major Modern and Contemporary art sales at Christie's, Sotheby's and Bonhams' NY has conveyed a message of optimism to the COVID...

11 May 2021

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Turner Nominated Black Obsidian Sound System Bites The Hand Of Tate

The 2021 Turner Prize nominated artist collective, Black Obsidian Sound System has lashed out at Tate in a statement following their surprise nomination. They...

7 May 2021

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Turner Prize 2021 Announces Shortlist of Artist Collectives

The shortlist for the Turner Prize 2021 has been revealed by Tate Britain, and for the first time, the Turner Prize jury has selected...

4 May 2021

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Bill Gates Art Collection And The Divorce – Ackroyd & Harvey 100 Oak Tree Joseph Beuys Homage – Search For Art Fund Museum of the Year 

Bill Gates Art Collection And The Divorce - Ackroyd & Harvey 100 Oak Tree Joseph Beuys Homage - Search For Art Fund Museum of...

1 May 2021

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Eli Broad Philanthropist And Art Collector Dies Age 87

The Philanthropist and entrepreneur Eli Broad, who co-founded with his wife Edye the contemporary art museum, The Broad, in LA has died age 87.