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13 March 2018

Anish Kapoor Condemns Image Of Chicago Sculpture In NRA Video

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has spoken out against the use of an image of his Chicago sculpture "Cloud Gate" in a...

12 March 2018

Nan Goldin Holds Sackler OxyContin Protest At Met Egyptian Temple

The photographer Nan Goldin and a crowd of 100 demonstrators were out en masse protesting at the Egyptian temple located at the Metropolitan Museum...

12 March 2018

Yinka Shonibare MBE Unveils NY Central Park Commission

New York's Public Art Fund has unveiled 'Wind Sculpture (SG)', a new work by the Turner Prize-winning British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.

10 March 2018

Record London Contemporary/Modern Art Auctions Set Spring 2018 Alight

London’s contemporary sales both evening and day at Sotheby's and Christie's have totalled £295 million ($407 million).

9 March 2018

Frida Kahlo Estate Raises A Monobrow To Artist Barbie Doll

Relatives of the estate of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are considering suing the Frida Kahlo Corporation over claims it holds the rights to her...

8 March 2018

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Tate’s Big Faux-Pas: Picasso Exhibition Opens On International Women’s Day

Today (8th March) is International Women's Day, it's also the public opening of the new Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. For those of you...

6 March 2018

Rose Wylie Depicts The Mayflower Voyage In Plymouth History Paintings

The John Moores award-winning British painter Rose Wylie will be the subject of ‘History Painting’, a new multi-site exhibition at Plymouth Arts Centre and...

6 March 2018

Ai Weiwei Announces First Exhibition In The Gulf Region

Ai Weiwei has announced an exhibition of recent works at Qatar Museums Doha.

6 March 2018

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Pablo Picasso: Genius Or Just Another Misogynistic Pig – Edward Lucie-Smith

With Pablo Picasso 1932 - Tate Modern’s major exhibition for the first half of this year – ready to open (March 8th), the drumbeats...

4 March 2018

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Annie Swynnerton: Passionate Supporter Of Women’s Rights Exhibited

The first retrospective for nearly a century of the Manchester-born painter Annie Swynnerton (1844–1933) has opened at the Manchester Art Gallery 23 February 2018– 6...

2 March 2018

Tracey Emin To Create Next St Pancras Commission

Tracey Emin has been selected as the next artist to be commissioned for St Pancras International’s Terrace Wires – the station’s public commissioning programme...

28 February 2018

Picasso Muse Portrait Painting Auctioned For Staggering £49.8m

The second-highest recorded auction price for any work of art ever sold in Europe was achieved tonight when Picasso’s Weeping ‘Golden’ Muse

28 February 2018

Masturbation Explored By Visual Artists At The Freud Museum

The Freud Museum in North London is presenting an exhibition exploring the topic of Masturbation.

26 February 2018

Banksy’s Earliest Bristol Mural ‘Well Hung Lover’ Vandalised

Banksy’s earliest mural in Bristol 'Well Hung Lover’ has been vandalised by a rival graffiti artist.

26 February 2018

Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Omai To Star In Rijksmuseum High Society Exhibition

The DCMS has granted a temporary UK export licence for Sir Joshua Reynolds’ painting of Omai to travel to Amsterdam to be exhibited in...

24 February 2018

Stolen Edgar Degas Painting Worth £800k Found On Bus Near Paris

A valuable pastel on canvas by the French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas titled Les Choristes/The Chorus  stolen from a Marseille museum in 2009, has been discovered...

23 February 2018

It’s Official: Frieze To Launch New Los Angeles Art Fair Next February

As we all suspected Frieze have now officially announced that they are to mount an event in LA. The new annual contemporary art fair in...

22 February 2018

ARCOmadrid 2018: Bans Catalan Protest Exhibit – Welcome To The Future

ARCOmadrid 2018 a leading international art fair, which uses the unfortunate tagline, 'welcome to the future', has banned an exhibit which features photographs of...

21 February 2018

Tania Bruguera Invited To Create Next Tate Turbine Hall Commission

Tate has announced that Tania Bruguera will create the next annual Turbine Hall, Hyundai Commission (formally the Unilever Commission). Tania is best-known for her...

21 February 2018

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Judy Blame: Artist, Stylist And Queer Icon Dies Age 58

Judy Blame the artist, designer and style icon credited with changing the face of London culture in the 1980s and 90s has died age...

18 February 2018

Erdem Fashion Brand Closes National Portrait Gallery For Runway Show

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) London will be closed to the public on Monday (19 February) due to a runway show, sponsored by the...

17 February 2018

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Hugh Mendes: Donald Trump Obituary Painting Is Not Just Fake News

Hugh Mendes has created his most controversial image to date, for his latest exhibition, a group show at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON.

16 February 2018

Duchess Of Cambridge Curates Victorian Photos At NPG

The Duchess Of Cambridge has agreed to select Victorian photographs from an upcoming exhibition at the NPG, as part of a Patron’s trail.

16 February 2018

Arca Project Moves to London in PayneShurvell Pop Up Space

Opening on 22 February, The Arca Project moves to a London venue. First shown at Payne Shurvell’s Suffolk gallery in April 2017, the exhibition...

14 February 2018

Damien Hirst Goes Off The Grid To Reinvent The Spot

Damien Hirst the Turner Prize-winning former YBA has unveiled a sample of his evolving painting style, and it's not Bacon inspired like his skull...

14 February 2018

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Did Antony Gormley Deliberately Appropriate This William Cobbing Clay Performance Piece?

I was installing my exhibition at Museum Jorn, Denmark, a week or so ago when I started getting a steady stream of emails and Twitter...

13 February 2018

Was This Jackie Kennedy Portrait Stolen From The Infamous Grey Gardens?

The ownership of a period portrait of Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the possession of an East Hampton, NY art dealer is being challenged in...

13 February 2018

Jef Geys Belgian Conceptual Artist Dies Age 83

Jef Geys (born Leopoldsburg, Belgium,1934) known for his installations, photography and conceptual work has died age 83.

11 February 2018

Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North Sculpture Turns Twenty

Since spreading its wings in February 1998, Antony Gormley's The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about and recognisable...

10 February 2018

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Leonardo da Vinci Drawings From Queen’s Collection Set To Tour Britain

Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci are set to tour Britain as part of celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. One hundred...

Mexican Architect Frida Escobedo To Design Serpentine Pavilion 2018

Frida Escobedo, a young Mexican architect celebrated for dynamic projects that reactivate urban space, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2018.

8 February 2018

John Singer Sargent Masterpiece Gassed: US Loan To Mark WW1 Centenary 

John Singer Sargent’s masterpiece Gassed, is to be loaned to The National World War I Museum in the US by the Imperial War Museums...