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8 March 2021

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Duggie Fields British Artist And Fashion Icon Dies Age 75

Duggie Fields, who died yesterday, was one of the new figurative painters that defined Britain in the 1970s and 80s. His work was internationally...

5 March 2021

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Banksy Paints Escaping Oscar Wilde Mural For LGBTQ+ History Month

Banksy has confirmed that he was behind an artwork that appeared on a wall at HM Reading Prison earlier in the week.

4 March 2021

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Kathryn Maple Wins Prestigious John Moores Painting Prize 

Kathryn Maple has won the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize 2020 with her vibrant work, The Common. The Walker Art Gallery announced the recipients today.

3 March 2021

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak Announces £408m Injection For Arts Sector 

After suffering the worst financial crisis in 300 years Rishi Sunak, the UK's Chancellor has promised to give the arts sector over £400m to...

2 March 2021

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 Sir Alan Bowness Former Tate Director Dies – Amateur Painting Realises £8.3m At Christie’s – National Gallery And Hugh Lane New Partnership

Sir Alan Bowness Former Tate Director Dies - Amature Painting Realises £8.3m At Christie's - National Gallery And Hugh Lane New Partnership

28 February 2021

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Duped You: The Story Of Knoedler’s $80m Art Fraud – Netflix

Made You Look: The True Story About Fake Art is a new to Netflix documentary. It charts the demise of Knoedler New York's oldest...

26 February 2021

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What’s The Fuss About Non-Fungible Tokens? – Edward Lucie-Smith

Suddenly my web feed is full of information about Non-Fungible Tokens - the latest form of digital art. Here, for example, are images of...

25 February 2021

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Jeff Koons Loses Copyright Infringement Appeal – Rare Van Gogh Montmartre Painting Auctioned – Louvre’s Renovation Of Cy Twombly Gallery an Affront

Jeff Koons Loses Copyright Infringement Appeal - Rare Van Gogh Montmartre Painting Auctioned - Louvre's Renovation Of Cy Twombly Gallery an Affront

22 February 2021

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UK Museums Set To Open From 17 May – Munch’s Cryptic Graffiti On The Scream – Courtauld Gallery Major Gift

UK Museums Set To Open From 17 May - Scrawled Cryptic Graffiti Discovered On The Scream - Courtauld Gallery Major Gift

17 February 2021

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Banksy Hula Hoop Girl Removed And Sold From Nottingham Wall

The Banksy mural known as 'Hula-hoop Girl' that appeared on a residential street in Nottingham last October has been hacked from the wall.

17 February 2021

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What The Art World Will Look Like Post Plague – Edward Lucie-Smith

What’s up for art here in London, once the pandemic is finally over? Will we all be able to go back to the state...

16 February 2021

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National Gallery’s 200th Birthday Revamp – Derelict IKEA To Become Coventry Arts Centre – New Laws To Protect Historic UK Statues

National Gallery 200th Birthday Revamp - Derelict IKEA To Become Coventry Arts Centre - New Laws To Protect Historic UK Statues

11 February 2021

Damien Hirst Gagosian Gallery Takeover – John Moores Painting Prize Shortlist

Damien Hirst Gagosian Gallery Takeover - John Moores Painting Prize Shortlist Announced  The first prize winner will be announced on 4 March.

9 February 2021

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Camille Pissarro Saga Continues – Shai Baitel First Artistic Director Of MAM Shanghai – Louvre Abu Dhabi  Explores Abstraction and Calligraphy

The Modern Art Museum MAM Shanghai has announced Shai Baitel as its inaugural Artistic Director. The newly opened state of the art museum located...

6 February 2021

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DESERT X 2021 Postponed – National Gallery’s Top 20 Online Paintings – Studio Voltaire Set Autumn Reopen Date

DESERT X 2021 Postponed - National Gallery's Top 20 Online Paintings - Studio Voltaire Set Autumn Reopen Date

1 February 2021

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Richard L. Feigen High Profile Art Dealer Dead From COVID Age 90

Richard L. Feigen (August 8, 1930-January 29, 2021) one of the world-leaders in Old Master painting as well as German Expressionism to Francis Bacon,...

28 January 2021

Sotheby’s Botticelli Portrait Sells For Record $92m – Star Rembrandt Painting Withdrawn

The sale of Young Man Holding A Roundel  1470-80) by Sandro Botticelli, which went under the hammer today at Sotheby's has made in excess of...

28 January 2021

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Signed Decourt Painting Discovered – TEFAF Maastricht 2021 Dates – Largest UK Art Exhibition Announced 

Signed Decourt Painting Discovered - TEFAF Maastricht 2021 Dates - Largest UK Art Exhibition Announced 

28 January 2021

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Pussy Riot Protests Putin’s Palace – Swiss Authorities Drop Dmitry Rybolovlev Case – Giuseppe Penone Donates 200 More Works 

Pussy Riot Protests Putin's Palace - Swiss Authorities Drop Dmitry Rybolovlev Case - Giuseppe Penone Donates 200 More Works 

25 January 2021

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Edward Colston Four Opt For Jury Trial – Explore V&A’s Raphael Cartoons – Edmund de Waal Gifts Library Of Exile To Mosul

The four people charged with criminal damage for pulling down a bronze statue of slave trader Edward Colston and dumping it in Bristol harbour...

21 January 2021

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Trump Pardons Gambling Gallerist Helly Nahmad – Art Basel Postpones Flagship Fair Again – Stolen Salvator Mundi Recovered

Less than 24 hours before leaving office Donald Trump granted pardons to dozens of convicted criminals including the gallerist Helly Nahmad.

19 January 2021

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Trump Baby Blimp Acquired By Museum of London – Public Monument Removal Just Got Harder – Nicholas Serota Reappointed ACE Chair

Trump Baby Blimp Acquired By Museum of London - Public Monument Removal Just Got Harder - Nicholas Serota Reappointed ACE Chair

14 January 2021

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Dasha Zhukova Buys Back Garage Magazine – Cornelius Gurlitt Hoard Remains Untraceable – Met Museum Launches Free Augmented Reality Tour

Dasha Zhukova Buys Back Garage Magazine - Cornelius Gurlitt Hoard Remains Untraceable - Met Museum Launches Free Augmented Reality Tour

13 January 2021

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Ben Uri Gallery Goes Digital To Survive – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Ben Uri Gallery in London has just come up with a new operation model, better suited to the needs of relatively small outfits,...

9 January 2021

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Louvre’s 72% Visitor Drop – Wildenstein Family Back In Court – Richard Serra’s Qatar Sculpture Defaced

Louvre's 72% Visitor Drop - Wildenstein Family Back In Court - Richard Serra's Qatar Sculpture Defaced

5 January 2021

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George Rickey: 40 year Saga Of Glasgow’s Lost £1m Sculpture – Clare Henry

I first met the well known American kinetic sculptor George Rickey in 1982. In celebration of his 75th birthday. The Scottish Sculpture Trust led...

5 January 2021

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Yinka Shonibare Receives Art Icon Award – Patti Smith’s Poem To Greta Thunberg – Artist’s Resale Rights Post Brexit

Yinka Shonibare Receives Art Icon Award - Patti Smith's Poem To Greta Thunberg - Artist's Resale Rights Post Brexit

2 January 2021

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Art Industry Deaths 2020 – In Memoriam – Artlyst

In Memoriam Art Industry Deaths. Here is a roundup to honour the artists, curators and designers that passed away in 2020.

30 December 2020

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Artist Christopher Le Brun Knighted In New Year’s Honours List 2021

Christopher Le Brun, (born 1951) artist and former president of the Royal Academy (PRA) has been Knighted in the New Year's Honours List. Other...

29 December 2020

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David Medalla Multidisciplinary Filipino Artist Dies Age 78

The multidisciplinary artist, David Medalla b.1942 in the Philippines, has died age 78.

28 December 2020

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Patti Smith Joins Artist Anne Imhof To Rock In London’s New Year 

American Punk Rock legend Patti Smith and Golden Lion, Venice Biennale winner, German artist Anne Imhof will ring in 2021 online.