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8 January 2018

Damien Hirst Underwater Mocumentary Big Hit For Netflix

Damien Hirst’s has released a mocumentary film on Netflix following the storyline of his Disney-like exhibition

7 January 2018

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Exposed: Institutional Male Bias In Official UK Government Art Collection

Kevin Brennan, the shadow arts minister, has revealed that there is an 'Institutional' male bias in the government's art collection. He pointed out that only a quarter...

3 January 2018

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Betty Woodman Feminist Pioneer Painter/Ceramicist Dies Age 87

Betty Woodman (b. 1930, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) has died age 87 on 2 January.

3 January 2018

Manifesta 12 Unveils Theme For 2018 Event

Manifesta 12 have unveiled the theme for the next event taking place 16 June 2018 until 4 November 2018.

3 January 2018

Pussy Riot Member Maria Alyokhina Ordered To Do Community Service

Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhinais has been ordered to do 40 hours of community service stemming from a protest staged at the Russian Federal...

31 December 2017

Things I Hate About The British Art World Today – Edward Lucie-Smith

The British contemporary art world is apparently in a healthy state at the moment.

29 December 2017

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Richard Long Knighted In New Year’s Honours List 2018

Richard Long, the four-times Turner Prize nominee and one-time winner (1989) has been knighted in the Queens New Year's honours list.

29 December 2017

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Top Art News Stories Featured On Artlyst In 2017

It has been a challenging year in the art world with record auction prices and soaring fair costs.

27 December 2017

Tim Rollins Artist And KOS Founder Dies Age 62

The artist Tim Rollins has died at age 62. He co-founded the Manhattan group Art Material in 1979 with Julie Ault and Félix González-Torres.

27 December 2017

Superflex Hospital Equipment Installation Repurposed And Shipped To Syria

SUPERFLEX the Danish collective who have currently taken over the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern have repurposed and donated their Hospital Equipment, installation originally...

26 December 2017

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Stolen Hans Hofmann Paintings Recovered – Scandalous Inside Job Exposed

Part of a collection of Hans Hofmann paintings stolen in 2004 from a New York City-based fine art storage facility has been recovered. Working...

24 December 2017

Art On The Underground Mark Woman’s Right To Vote Centenary With Year Of Women Artists

A large London-wide exhibition of work by women artists will run across the capital in 2018 to celebrate 100 years since women won the right to...

23 December 2017

Arts Council Publishes 2016/17 In Lieu Cultural Gifts Scheme Annual Report

The Arts Council has published its 2016/17 Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu annual report.

22 December 2017

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New Asian Art Gallery At British Museum A Let Down – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new galleries of Asian art at the British Museum, named after benefactor Sir Joseph Hotung and numbered 33 on the museum’s floor plan,...

21 December 2017

Sotheby’s Rounds Off 2017 Reaching $4.7 billion Annual Sales Total

Sotheby’s concluded their 2017 auctions this week, reaching an annual sales total of $4.7 billion that represents a 13.1% increase over our 2016 results.

21 December 2017

Richard Avedon Foundation Calls On Random House To Suspend Biography

The Richard Avedon Foundation have set their lawyers to work by calling on Spiegel and Grau, an imprint of Random House, to cease publication, distribution or...

20 December 2017

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V&A Unveil Uniforms More Suitable For Rambling Than Museuming

V&A staff have new uniforms designed by the British fashion designer Christopher Raeburn. Sorry, Tristram, you could have done much better! You are in...

18 December 2017

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Elisabeth Murdoch Appointed To Arts Council England National Council – Should We Worry?

On 5th December, seven new appointments were quietly made to Arts Council England’s (ACE) National Council, its governing board. This included the controversial choice of Elisabeth...

15 December 2017

Hayward Director Ralph Rugoff Announced Curator of 58th Venice Biennale

La Biennale di Venezia has today announced the appointment of Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff as the Curator the 58th International Art Exhibition to...

15 December 2017

Genetic Hirsute Portrait From 17th Century Acquired By Wellcome Collection 

A 17th century portrait of internationally renowned hirsute Barbara van Beck has been acquired by the Wellcome Collection.

14 December 2017

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Danny Boyle Joins Banksy To Produce Alternative West Bank Nativity Play

The Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle has joined with the anonymous Street Artist Banksy to produce an alternative nativity play at the artist's Walled...

13 December 2017

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Landseer Monarch of the Glen Voted Art fund’s Favourite Acquisition 2017

Sir Edwin Landseer’s ‘The Monarch of the Glen’ (c. 1851) at National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, was announced today as winner of the Art...

12 December 2017

SUPERFLEX Move Outdoors As Tate Modern Prepares For Arctic Conditions

I guess if you're Danish snowy weather is no problem when it comes to an interactive installation that requires swings and the great outdoors....

12 December 2017

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Coventry Plans Diverse and Inclusive UK City Of Culture For 2021

Coventry is still reeling from the good news, last week that they have succeeded in their bid to become the Uk's City of Culture...

11 December 2017

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Artist Anthea Hamilton To Undertake 2018 Tate Britain Commission

Tate Britain has announced Anthea Hamilton as the next artist to undertake the Tate Britain Commission.

11 December 2017

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Art Basel Miami Beach What The Dealers Said – 2017 Round-Up

Art Basel in Miami Beach now in its 16th edition closed with buoyant sales across the board.

10 December 2017

Pantone Ultra Violet Unveiled As Official Color of the Year 2018

Pantone, providers of the official professional colour language, has announced PANTONE 18-3838, Ultra Violet, as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018.

10 December 2017

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Art Collecting Beyond Investment A Legacy Of Love – New Report

The UBS annual art market report released last week (6 December 2017) has recorded that despite high-profile sales; art collectors were largely driven by...

6 December 2017

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Abu Dhabi Identified As Buyer Of $450m Da Vinci Salvator Mundi

We now know that the Louvre Abu Dhabi is going to exhibit Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” which sold last month in a Christie’s...

6 December 2017

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Intersex Denier Mary Beard Issues One Word Apology To Non-Binary Hunger Striker

Last week, one of the world's most renowned and influential classicist Professors, Mary Beard, from the University of Cambridge, was locked into a "battle...

5 December 2017

Lubaina Himid Wins Prestigious Turner Prize Age 63

The prestigious Turner Prize has been won by Lubaina Himid. At age 63 she is the oldest recipient of the prize since it launched...

5 December 2017

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Help Refugees: Auction Unites A-List Artists To Help Raise Funds

The dissident Chinese artist  Ai Weiwei is one of 27 artists who have given their support to a high profile charity auction in aid...