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6 October 2018

You’ve Been Framed – Banksy Shreds £1m Painting At Sotheby’s – Buyer Completes

A stunt performed by the Street Artist Banksy at Sotheby's during London's Autumn Contemporary Art Evening Sale has gone viral.

5 October 2018

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Grenfell Victim Khadija Saye Estate Prints Go Under The Hammer At Christie’s

Two works by Grenfell victim Khadija Saye are to go under the hammer today at Christie's

4 October 2018

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Has Frieze Become More About Instagram and Less About Art?

I’m what you could call a seasoned Frieze regular. I may have missed the first London fair but I was soon sucked into the...

3 October 2018

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Frieze Tate Fund Announce 2018 Artist Acquisitions

The Frieze Tate Fund founded in 2003 and now in its third year as Endeavor has enabled £150,000 to be made available to purchase...

1 October 2018

Tania Bruguera Creates Hyundai Commission Inspired By Shifting Migration

Cuban Artist Tania Bruguera has opened, today 1 October the third presentation of the highly ambitious Tate Exchange programme alongside this year's Hyundai Commission,...

27 September 2018

Jeff Koons Sued For Appropriated Naf Naf Image Fait d’Hiver

Franck Davidovici, the creative director of the clothing brand Naf Naf who is embroiled in a long-running dispute with the artist Jeff Koons has...

26 September 2018

David Hockney Unveils Stained Glass Window At Westminster Abbey

A new stained glass window designed by David Hockney and commissioned to celebrate the reign of Her Majesty The Queen was unveiled at Westminster...

26 September 2018

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Camden Arts Centre Partners With Frieze For New Emerging Art Prize

Camden Arts Centre has announced a new partnership with Frieze London for 2018.

26 September 2018

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Collective Protest Turner Prize Nominee Luke Willis Thompson At Tate

A group calling themselves BBZ London have protested at Tate Britain in response to the Turner Prize nomination of Luke Willis Thompson.

25 September 2018

Gustave Courbet Origin of the World Sitter Identified As Constance Queniaux

The woman who posed for Gustave Courbet's L'Origine du Monde, one of the most controversial and provocative works of art ever painted has been...

24 September 2018

Marina Abramović Attacked: Czech Artist Smashes Painting Over Her Head

The performance artist Marina Abramović had a framed painting smashed over her head as she left the private view of her latest exhibition in...

23 September 2018

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Turner Prize 2018 – This Year’s Exhibition In Photos

The balmy Summer has been gobbled up by a new cooler season which promises to excite and challenge our sensibilities.

23 September 2018

Frank Dunphy: Damien Hirst Manager’s Art Collection Sells For Millions At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s, London, have sold the collection of Damien Hirst's business manager, mentor and ‘partner in crime’, Frank Dunphy for a total of £10,088,125 million

18 September 2018

Steve McQueen To Document London’s Year Three Classes For Art’s Sake

Steve McQueen the Turner Prize and Oscar-winning filmmaker together with Tate Britain, Artangel and A New Direction, have announced one of the world’s most...

17 September 2018

Edward Hopper: Controversial Chop Suey Painting To Be Auctioned At Christie’s

Edward Hopper’s Chop Suey, 1929, one of the most important works by the artist, still in private hands, is to controversially go under the...

15 September 2018

V&A Dundee – Kuma’s Ship Brings Cultural Riches To Scotland – Paul Black

Illuminated by undulating light from the Firth of Tay, and set against a Scottish blue sky - the V&A Dundee is Scotland's impressive new...

14 September 2018

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David Hockney’s £80m Splash To Go Under The Hammer At Christie’s

One of David Hockney’s most important paintings from the 1970s is to go under the hammer at Christie’s.

10 September 2018

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Urs Fischer Immortalises Roman Abramovich Ex Wife Dasha Zhukova In Wax

The Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer has created a life-size wax sculpture of the art collector, curator and director of the Garage museum in...

8 September 2018

Behold The Botch Job: Latest Spanish Restoration Destroys 15th Century Sculptures

Two 15th Century wooden sculptures in a Spanish church have been unsympathetically restored

6 September 2018

Sean Scully Exhibition Announced By National Gallery London

The National Gallery London has just announced an exhibition of new work by Irish-born, American-based contemporary artist Sean Scully

5 September 2018

Bonhams Auction House Acquired By Epiris Fund II

Epiris Fund II a private equity company has announced that has agreed the acquisition of Bonhams, the global auction house, from private shareholders.

4 September 2018

Hix Award 2018 Announces Winners For Prestigious £10k Prize

he highly regarded chef and restaurateur Mark Hix has announced the shortlist for this year’s 2018 HIX Award, the nationally acclaimed competition for art...

3 September 2018

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C R Mackintosh: Rebirth Of The Willow Tea Rooms Glasgow – Clare Henry 

Over a hundred years after it first opened, Mackintosh's WILLOW TEAROOM - revived, restored, remade, reborn - is again in the limelight. A glorious,...

29 August 2018

Uncheapening By Stealth: Should Our Museums Remain Free? – Edward Lucie-Smith

I don’t often read the financial sections of newspapers. I’m too dim and out of touch for that. Occasionally, however, when flipping through the...

28 August 2018

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The Decline And Fall Of The Turner Prize – Edward Lucie-Smith

There can be no doubt that the Turner Prize is pretty much of a sick puppy right now.

23 August 2018

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The Naked Truth Exposed In Nude Portrait Exhibition – Laing Art Gallery

A new exhibition featuring iconic naked images of some of the Twentieth Century’s most famous celebrities, thinkers and artists opens at Newcastle’s Laing Art...

22 August 2018

Jeremy Deller To Design Manchester’s Peterloo Massacre Memorial

On 31st October, The Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller will announce his (provisional) design for the Peterloo Memorial in Manchester. He will also reveal...

20 August 2018

Women Need More Recognition For Their Contribution To Visual Arts – Edward Lucie-Smith

Nobody, I think, could be keener than I am to see women obtain more recognition for their creative contribution to the visual arts.

18 August 2018

Aretha Franklin’s Life Celebrated At National Portrait Gallery Washington

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington is to celebrate the life and work of the iconic singer and musician Aretha Franklin.

16 August 2018

Bienal de São Paulo 33 Announces Full Events Line-Up

The Bienal de São Paulo have announced the full 81 projects and more than 100 participants, totalling around 250 artworks for the 2018 edition

16 August 2018

Martin Puryear Selected To Represent US At 58th Venice Biennale

Martin Puryear has been selected to represent the US at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Madison Square Park Conservancy NY will oversee the presentation.

16 August 2018

Banksy Speaks Out About unsanctioned Moscow Museum Exhibition

Banksy has spoken out about an unsanctioned, ticketed show featuring his work which has opened in Moscow. The street artist who has cultivated anonymity...