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5 September 2021

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Can Art Basel Take Place Without The Brits and Americans – Banksy Shred-Art Back On Market For £6m – First Art World Led NFT Platform Gets Physical

Can Art Basel Take Place Without The Brits and Americans - Banksy Shred-Art Back On Market For £6m - First Art World Led NFT...

1 September 2021

Fake Banksy NFT Artwork Sold For $350k Was A Hack

Banksy has had his website hacked, resulting in the sale of a fake $336,000 NFT to an unsuspecting collector.

31 August 2021

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Tate Gauguin Is A Fake – Bank of England Removes Slave Trade Portraits – Stedelijk Museum Kandinsky Returned To Heirs

Tate Gauguin Is A Fake - Bank of England Removes Slave Trade Portraits - Stedelijk Museum Kandinsky Returned To Heirs

26 August 2021

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Dame Elizabeth Blackadder Lyrical Scottish Painter Dies Age 89

Elizabeth Blackadder RA, RSA  one of Scotland's greatest artists, has died, age 89. She was born in Falkirk in 1931.

20 August 2021

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Pioneering Photorealist Painter Chuck Close Dead At 81

The pioneering Photorealist painter Chuck Close has died at age 81. The artist was best known for his unforgiving portraits.

13 August 2021

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Bellagio To Sell Eleven Picassos Valued At $100m – Stefan Kalmár Steps Down From London’s ICA- Helsinki Biennial Blends Art With Environment 

Bellagio To Sell Eleven Picassos Valued At $100m - Stefan Kalmár Steps Down From London's ICA- Helsinki Biennial Blends Art With Environment 

10 August 2021

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Watch A $3m Kusama Pumpkin Wash Out To Sea In Typhoon

Watch A $3m painted bronze Kusama Pumpkin Wash Out To Sea In Typhoon. The sculpture was rescued by locals and is now in a...

9 August 2021

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Artists Are Workers Too! Long Live The Government Art Collection

The Government Art Collection has been going for over 120 years, through Government and private investment.

2 August 2021

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FIAC Paris Announces Autumn 2021 Exhibitor List And Programmes

Despite current COVID restrictions, FIAC Paris has optimistically announced their 2021 exhibitors list plus the cultural programmes on offer this year.

27 July 2021

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Government University Arts Cuts A Soft Target – Helen Cammock Art On The Underground Commission – Tate Announces 2022 Programme

Government University Arts Cuts A Soft Target - Helen Cammock Art On The Underground Commission - Tate Announces 2022 Programme

22 July 2021

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Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status – National Gallery To Buy Sir Thomas Lawrence The Red Boy – Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 Shortlist

Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status - National Gallery To Buy Sir Thomas Lawrence The Red Boy - Art Fund Museum of the Year...

21 July 2021

Royal Academy Piccadilly Art Takeover Unveiled – Largest Dame Laura Knight Exhibition – Oscar Murillo  Hackney Secondary School Project

The Piccadilly Art Takeover is a partnership between the Royal Academy of Arts and Art of London along with Westminster City Council and the Mayor of...

14 July 2021

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Damien Hirst Launches His First NFT Series – Pornhub Art Museum Nudes – Tate Modern Offers Free COVID Vaccines 

Damien Hirst Launches His First NFT Series - Pornhub Classic Art Museum Nudes - Tate Modern Offers Free COVID Vaccines 

10 July 2021

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Banal Public Statues – We Deserve Better – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new over-life size statue group of Princess Diana, just unveiled at Kensington Palace, to celebrate what would have been her sixtieth birthday, shows...

9 July 2021

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Artangel Co-Directors James Lingwood and Michael Morris To Step Down

James Lingwood and Michael Morris, Artangel’s Co-Directors, have announced their decision to step down from the organisation they have led for 30 years.

8 July 2021

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Da Vinci Drawing Export Freeze – Leonardo Bear Drawing Auctioned – Restituted Van Dyck Painting Sells

Da Vinci Drawing Export Freeze - Leonardo Bear Drawing Auctioned - Restituted Van Dyck Painting Sells At Sothebys

7 July 2021

Latest Fourth Plinth Artists Reflect Societally Diverse Subject Matter 

Samson Kambalu and Teresa Margolles have been announced as the next two artists chosen for the Fourth Plinth commission in Trafalgar Square.

30 June 2021

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Gainsborough: Blue Boy Returns To Trafalgar Square 100 Years On

The Blue Boy an iconic masterpiece by Sir Thomas Gainsborough will return to Trafalgar Square, precisely one hundred years to the day since it...

29 June 2021

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Lucian Freud Portrait Of  David Hockney Sells For £14.9m $20.7m At Sotheby’s

A portrait by the English figurative painter Lucian Freud depicting his friend David Hockney has sold for £14.9 million ($20.7 million) with buyer’s premium at London's...

29 June 2021

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Stolen Picasso and Mondrian Paintings Recovered – George Osborne Appointed Chair British Museum – Phyllida Barlow To Unveil New Work At Highgate Cemetery

Stolen Picasso and Mondrian Paintings Recovered - George Osborne Appointed Chair British Museum - Phyllida Barlow Highgate Cemetery Sculpture

23 June 2021

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Royal Academy Backdown Over Jess de Wahls Transphobia Row

The Royal Academy of Arts has backed down and apologised to the German textile artist Jess de Wahls over transphobic row.

23 June 2021

Rembrandt’s Night Watch: Rijksmuseum Recreates Original Lost Composition

Rembrandt's The Night Watch has been recreated in its original form for the first time in 300 years. Visitors to Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam can...

16 June 2021

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude  Posthumously Wrap  L’Arc de Triomphe – MacKenzie Scott Gives $2b to Underfunded Cultural Organisations – Robert Indiana Estate Reaches Legal Battle Closure

Christo and Jeanne-Claude  Posthumously Wrap  L'Arc de Triomphe - MacKenzie Scott Gives $2b Cultural Organisations - Robert Indiana Estate Reaches Legal Closure

15 June 2021

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Auctions WWW Source Code As NFT

Sir Tim Berners-Lee the inventor of the World Wide Web is to auctions his original source code as an NFT

Phyllida Barlow Awarded Damehood In Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Phyllida Barlow given Damehood in the Queen's birthday honours list. Also recognised Edmund de Waal, CBE and Photographer Martin Parr, CBE

9 June 2021

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Venice Biennale Announce Title and Theme – Monumental Kokoschka Triptych On Display At Relaunched Courtauld – QUEERCIRCLE New LGBTQ+ Community Space 

La Biennale di Venezia Announce Title and Theme - Monumental Kokoschka Triptych On Display At Relaunched Courtauld - QUEERCIRCLE New LGBTQ+ Community Space 

8 June 2021

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20th Serpentine Pavilion By Counterspace Unveiled – Sarah Hardie Wins Inaugural Soho House Art Prize – Madge Gill: Nature in Mind Exhibition  Announced 

20th Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled - Sarah Hardie Wins Inaugural Soho House Art Prize - Madge Gill: Nature in Mind Exhibition  Announced 

3 June 2021

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London Launches First Gallery Weekend Initiative 

The inaugural edition of London Gallery Weekend, a new initiative celebrating art galleries in the UK capital, launches Friday, 4 June 2021.

2 June 2021

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Sprüth Magers Takes On John Baldessari Estate – Cecil Rhodes Oxford Statue Academics Sign Petition – French Woman Ends Legal Battle Over Nazi-Looted Pissarro

Cecil Rhodes Oxford Statue Academics Sign Petition - French Woman Ends Legal Battle Over Nazi-Looted Pissarro - Sprüth Magers Takes On John Baldessari Estate

27 May 2021

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Richard Nonas Post-Minimalist sculptor Dies – Victoria Pomery To Leave Turner Contemporary – Banksy Loses Second Copyright Battle

Richard Nonas Post-Minimalist sculptor Dies - Victoria Pomery To Leave Turner Contemporary - Banksy Loses Second Copyright Battle

27 May 2021

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Eric Carle Artist Illustrator Of Very Hungry Caterpillar Dies Age 91

Eric Carle, the much-loved artist, illustrator, and writer has died at his summer studio in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was 91. 

24 May 2021

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Super Inclusive Fourth Plinth Proposals Unveiled In London

The latest proposals for the Fourth Plinth commission project in Trafalgar Square were announced in London today.