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8 December 2021

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Rembrandt The Night Watch: X-Ray Sheds Light On Hidden Sketch 

X-Ray technology has uncovered a hidden sketch under the surface of Rembrandt's The Night Watch at the Rijksmuseum

7 December 2021

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Banksy Pledges Mural To Save Reading Gaol From Developers – Largest Vermeer Retrospective Announced By Rijksmuseum – Monumental Stonehenge Exhibition For British Museum

Banksy Pledges Mural To Save Reading Gaol From Developers - Largest Vermeer Retrospective Announced By Rijksmuseum - Monumental Stonehenge Exhibition For British Museum

3 December 2021

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Lawrence Weiner Conceptual Art Movement Godfather Dies

Lawrence Weiner, one of the leading godfathers of the Conceptual art movement, has died, in New York, age 79

1 December 2021

Array Collective Scoops The Turner Prize 2021 Held In Coventry

Array Collective, has won the Turner Prize 2021. It was announced this evening at a ceremony at Coventry Cathedra

30 November 2021

AA Bronson and General Idea Film Launches World AIDS Day In Piccadilly Circus – Derek Jarman’s Modern Nature A New Exhibition

VideoVirus is a powerful new film by AA Bronson and General Idea. Reimagining their historic Imagevirus for a global audience

25 November 2021

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NFT Mania: NFT Selected As Collins Dictionary Word Of The Year

Who would have guessed a year ago that NFTs would take the world by storm, creating one of the most overhyped phenomena the art...

23 November 2021

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Art Wars Founder Ben Moore In NFT Scandal – Flipper: Inigo Philbrick Pleads Guilty To Art Fraud – LACMA’s Christine Y. Kim Appointed Tate Britton Family Curator-at-Large 

Art Wars founder and curator Ben Moore has been warned by lawyers representing several artists, including Anish Kapoor and David Bailey, to expect litigation

20 November 2021

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Appropriated NFT Ethereum Blockchain Art Leaked Online

Australian artist, Geoffrey Huntley, has launched a website that allows users to torrent an entire blockchain's worth of NFTs.

18 November 2021

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Parthenon Marbles Will Not Affect UK Greece Partnership – Frida Kahlo Self Portrait Sells For Record-Breaking $34.9m – Mariam Zulfiqar Appointed Director Of Artangel

Parthenon Marbles Will Not Affect UK Greece Partnership - Frida Kahlo Self Portrait Sells For Record-Breaking $34.9m - Mariam Zulfiqar Appointed Director Of Artangel

15 November 2021

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Etel Adnan Lebanese Born Female Abstractionist Dies Age 96 – John Singer Sargent Painting At Risk Of Leaving UK – Anish Kapoor To Exhibit At  Gallerie dell’Accademia In Venice

Artist Etel Adnan Dies - John Singer Sargent Painting At Risk - Anish Kapoor To Exhibit At  Gallerie dell'Accademia In Venice

12 November 2021

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Warhol’s Portrait of Basquiat Tops Christie’s Sale Achieving $40,091,500 

Andy Warhol's 1982 portrait of his friend, the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat from the collection of Peter Brant, achieved $40,091,500 at Christie's

12 November 2021

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Gulf Leonardo da Vinci Salvator Mundi Attribution Downgrade – Actor Christopher Walken Rubs Out Genuine Banksy – Tate Curator Achim Borchardt-Hume Dies Age 55

The Prado, Spain's leading Museum, has downgraded the Salvator Mundi, a controversial painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.

10 November 2021

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The Courtauld Gallery Reborn After Lavish Three Year Refurbishment 

The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House opened their doors today to the press for a sneak preview after a three-year refurbishment and modernisation scheme.

8 November 2021

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Harry And Linda Macklowe Headline Sotheby’s Most Caustic Divorce Sale

Harry Macklowe, a billionaire property developer from New York and his ex wife Linda are auctioning their collection.

4 November 2021

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Roman Statues Discovered By Archaeologists Working On HS2 

Archaeologists in Buckinghamshire working on the HS2 project have uncovered a set of rare Roman statues whilst excavating a Norman Church in Stoke Mandeville.

2 November 2021

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Simone Leigh Quits Hauser & Wirth – Bacon Owl Pope Hits The Auction Block – Art Basel Website Cyber Attack

Simone Leigh Quits Hauser & Wirth - Bacon Owl Pope Hits Auction Block - Art Basel Website Cyber Attack

28 October 2021

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Rubens’ Samson and Delilah Masterpiece Is A Fake – Autumn Budget Arts To Receive £850m – Glasgow COP26 Indestructible Language Art Installation

Rubens Samson and Delilah Is A Fake - Autumn Budget Arts Allocated £850m - Glasgow COP26 Indestructible Language Art Installation

23 October 2021

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Andy Warhol Electric Chair Owned By Alice Cooper Unsold At Auction

The American rock legend Alice Cooper has auctioned a painting by Andy Warhol, 'Little Electric Chair' Red (1964).

22 October 2021

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Egypt Frees Ai-Da The Robot Artist – Gillian Wearing Unveils Statue Of Diane Arbus – New Munch Museum Opens

Egypt Frees Ai-Da The Robot Artist - Gillian Wearing Unveils Statue Of Diane Arbus - New Munch Museum Opens

18 October 2021

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Spencer Tunick Restages Nude Dead Sea Project 10 Years On

Three hundred Models wearing only white body paint have posed in a desert landscape in southern Israel as part of the latest project by...

18 October 2021

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Found: Egyptian Sphinxes A Tiepolo Drawing And Two Newly Discovered Van Goghs

Egyptian Sphinxes A Tiepolo Drawing And Two Newly Discovered Van Gogh's found in gardens, lofts and cellars.

14 October 2021

Banksy Shred Art Sells For Record £16m At Sotheby’s

A neo-dadaist painting by Banksy, which shredded itself at a Sotheby's auction has sold for a record £16 million.

11 October 2021

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Anicka Yi Unveils A Robotic Ecosystem At Tate’s Turbine Hall – Studio Voltaire Reopens – documenta fifteen Announces Participating Artists

Anicka Yi Unveils A Robotic Ecosystem At Tate's Turbine Hall - Studio Voltaire Reopens - documenta fifteen Announces Participating Artists

7 October 2021

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Warhol Portrait Of Basquiat Auctioned – Botticelli Christ Leads $40m Estimate At Sotheby’s – Christie’s Record Contemporary Achieves Highest Total 

Warhol Portrait Of Basquiat Auctioned - Botticelli Christ Leads $40m Estimate At Sotheby's - Christie's Record Contemporary Achieves Highest Total 

4 October 2021

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Pandora Papers Reveal Artworld Money Laundering – Windrush Sculpture Unveiled – LA’s Academy Museum Opens

The Pandora Papers released over the weekend have released over twelve million documents revealing systematic tax-dodging by fourteen firms utilising offshore bank accounts to...

30 September 2021

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Courtauld Gallery Announces Reopening Dates – Frida Kahlo Trademark Dispute Dropped By US Court – Sonic Ray Installation Revives London’s Only Lighthouse 

Courtauld Gallery Announces Reopening Dates - Frida Kahlo Trademark Dispute Dropped By US Court - Sonic Ray Installation Revives London’s Only Lighthouse 

27 September 2021

Lubaina Himid Unveils GAC Commission – Tate’s Turbine Hall Commission Dates Announced – British Museum Launches NFT Partnership Platform

The Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid CBE has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2021 by the Government Art Collection (GAC).

23 September 2021

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Brancusi Kiss: French Authorities Refuse Historical Monument Export Licence

A sculpture by the Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi is the subject of a long-running legal battle. It has now been...

23 September 2021

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Frida Kahlo Last Self-Portrait Auctioned – Van Gogh And Frans Hals Theft Trial – Firstsite Selected Art Fund Museum of the Year

Frida Kahlo Last Self-Portrait Auctioned - Van Gogh And Frans Hals: X-Con Goes On Trial - Firstsite Selected Art Fund Museum of the Year

16 September 2021

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude Posthumously Wrap The Arc de Triomphe – Donald Judd Now Represented By Gagosian – Gavin Turk Pisses Himself

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Posthumously Wrap The Arc de Triomphe - Donald Judd Now Represented By Gagosian - Gavin Turk Pisses Himself

12 September 2021

Francis Bacon Forgery Ring Italian Police Make Arrests

Italian police have seized 500 drawings and collages reputed to be by the Irish born artist Francis Bacon.

11 September 2021

Wim Wenders 9/11 Photos Exhibited At Imperial War Museum

A new exhibition of photos by Wim Wenders taken at the site of the World Trade Center towers a month after 9/11 has gone...