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20 March 2020

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Fourth Plinth Commission Postponed Because Of You Know What

The unveiling of the Fourth Plinth commission, a  giant soft-serve dollop of whipped cream topped with a cherry, a fly and a drone by...

18 March 2020

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Frieze New York 2020 Cancelled 

Frieze has announced the cancellation of the ninth edition of the Frieze New York art fair. It falls in line with health and safety...

18 March 2020

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Art In The Time Of COVID19 – Sue Hubbard

First, the Louvre in Paris closed. Then the galleries in London started to shut their doors, one by one, like the “lamps going out...

17 March 2020

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Tate Closes Galleries Due To Coronavirus Epidemic

The Tate has just released a press statement informing that it will be closing up shop until May due to COVID19 virus. The Serpentine...

16 March 2020

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London Art Gallery Closures Latest COVID19 Updates

The National Gallery has unprecedentedly cancelled their highly anticipated Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition, scheduled to open on 4th April. The ICA, Wellcome Collection, South London...

15 March 2020

Old Master Paintings Stolen From University Of Oxford Gallery

If you think UK galleries are safe while everyone is panicking from the COVID19 virus think again. Three valuable paintings have been stolen from...

15 March 2020

Arts Council England Promises Arts Support But Warns Of Closures

Arts Council England has released a statement outlining support for the arts during the COVID 19 crisis. In a statement released today (Sunday 15...

15 March 2020

South London Gallery First To Announce Lengthy Closure

The South London Gallery, a popular, public, cultural oasis has decided to close until further notice. This is the first, with many to follow...

14 March 2020

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Gagosian Gallery Closes Due To COVID-19 

Gagosian, the largest chain of commercial galleries in the world, has shuttered until further notice. The following message was released this morning.

13 March 2020

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Anicka Yi To Create Next Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

Tate Modern has announced that Anicka Yi will create the next annual Hyundai Commission, an annual event at the gallery. Her new site-specific work...

13 March 2020

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Metropolitan Museum Leads Global Cultural Shut-Down

The Metropolitan Museum in New York has announced, it is  to Close Temporarily Starting today, March 13. It will close all three locations—The Met Fifth...

10 March 2020

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Emma Talbot Wins Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2020

The Max Mara prize 2020 has been awarded to Emma Talbot. The award supports UK-based female artists who have not previously had a major...

7 March 2020

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Late Francis Bacon Triptych Set To Soar At Sotheby’s

Francis Bacon's late large-format Triptych Inspired by the Greek tragedy Oresteia of Aeschylus, will go under the hammer at Sotheby's. This will be the...

4 March 2020

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Venice Architecture Biennale Postponed Due To Coronavirus Fears

The 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale has been postponed due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus and will now be held from Saturday, August 29th...

3 March 2020

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Art Dubai Postpones 2020 Fair Due To Coronavirus

The Art Dubai organisers have postponed the 2020 fair indefinitely. This is the second major to be canceled this Winter along side Art Basel...

2 March 2020

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Ulay: Marina Abramović Creative Collaborator Dies

Frank Uwe Laysiepen, AKA Ulay, Conceptual artist and long-term creative partner of Marina Abramović, has died age 76. Born in Germany and based in...

26 February 2020

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Penny Macbeth Appointed New Glasgow School of Art Director 

Penny Macbeth has been appointed as the new director of the Glasgow School of Art. Following a tumultuous week of uncertainty, as reported by...

25 February 2020

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Blain Southern Slides Into Voluntary Administration  

Administrators from the London-based firm ReSolve, have been called in to sort out the financial mess at Blain|Southern, one of London's top art galleries....

22 February 2020

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Mackintosh Museum Closure Highlights A Culture Of Complacency – Clare Henry 

Today's terrible news, a local Glasgow council is closing Mackintosh's iconic Scotland Street School Museum. I despair. Soon there will be nothing Mackintosh left...

20 February 2020

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Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Charged With Invasion of Privacy In France 

The Russian dissident Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky, 35, is to face invasion of privacy charges after leaking a graphic sex tape of Parisian mayoral...

16 February 2020

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Glasgow School Of Art: A Burnt-Out Toxic Culture – Clare Henry

There have been few iconic institutions more beloved that Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art.

14 February 2020

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Banksy Valentine Mural Confirmed On Instagram

A new artwork that appeared on the side of a house in Bristol yesterday has been confirmed as the work of the elusive street...

12 February 2020

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Blain|Southern To Close Worldwide Operation

After a tumultuous six months, Blain|Southern has decided to call it a day.

12 February 2020

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Sonia Boyce Chosen To Represent Britain At 59th Venice Biennale

Sonia Boyce OBE RA has been announced as the artist to represent the UK at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di...

11 February 2020

David Hockney’s Iconic Splash Painting Sells For £23m

David Hockney's iconic work, The Splash, has been sold for £23.1m at Sotheby's in London. The name of the buyer has not been disclosed....

10 February 2020

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Artangel To Present Elizabeth Price Installation In London

Elizabeth Price will be presented by Artangel in a 19th-century assembly room on Borough Road in London from 4 September – 25 October...

6 February 2020

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Coronavirus Cancels Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Basel has just announced the cancellation of the upcoming fair in Hong Kong due to the outbreak and spread of the new coronavirus....

27 January 2020

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George Grosz Hitler Painting Acquired By Berlin Museum

The German Historical Museum in Berlin has acquired a significant painting by George Grosz executed at the time he was living in exile in...

23 January 2020

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Artists Launch Campaign To Save Derek Jarman’s Seaside Home

The Art Fund is trying to raise £3.5m by 31 March 2020 to purchase Prospect Cottage the much-loved beachside home and garden of the...

22 January 2020

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London Art Fair’s Positive Spin On A Diverse Range Of Work – Sue Hubbard

Being asked to write about an art fair is a bit like being commissioned to write about Waitrose and compare tins of baked beans...

19 January 2020

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Stolen Gustav Klimt Portrait Thieves Confess

A stolen multi-million-pound painting discovered hidden in a false wall has been confirmed as an authentic Gustav Klimt original, Italian authorities have confirmed. The...