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4 April 2022

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Rembrandt Landscape Discovered In Berlin Museum Collection – Titian Penitent Magdalene To Be Auctioned In Vienna 

A Landscape painting depicting an arch bridge thought to be the work of one of Rembrandt’s students, Govert Flinck, has been attributed to the...

4 April 2022

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UK And France Export Bar For Cézanne And Chardin Paintings

The UK Government has placed an export bar on ‘Ferme Normande, Été’ (Hattenville) 1882 by Paul Cézanne to allow time for a UK gallery...

3 April 2022

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UNESCO Condemns 53 Ukraine Cultural Sites Damaged In Russia Invasion

UNESCO, the international body that assesses damages to cultural sites during crisis, has reported that 53 sites of international importance have been damaged since...

3 April 2022

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Delfina Foundation Founder Delfina Entrecanales Dies Age 94

The Delfina Foundation has announced the death of its founder, Delfina Entrecanales CBE, at the age of 94. Over the last four decades, through...

31 March 2022

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Anish Kapoor Calls For Boycott Of Russian Owned Phillips Auctioneers – Damien Hirst Claimed Millions in Furlough Payments – Cecilia  Vicuña  Awarded Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

The Turner Prize-Winning sculptor Anish Kapoor has called for a boycott of Phillips Auctioneers. In a statement published in the New York Times, he...

24 March 2022

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Mega Dealer Ivor Braka Sued By Artist Collection Societies – Mariupol Museum Levelled – Artist Steve McQueen Knighted

The Art dealer Ivor Braka is being sued by artists’ resale rights groups for not paying royalties to living artists or their estates. The...

16 March 2022

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Should The V&A Close Their Fabergé Egg Exhibition – Tate And RA Sever Relations With Russian Billionaires – Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams Cancel Russian Art Sales

Whenever you hear the name Fabergé, you think of opulent, lavish, jewelled, decorated, and, let’s face it, kitsch, Russian Imperial eggs. Fabergé in London:...

11 March 2022

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Russian Raphael Painting Withdrawn From London Show – Jeff Koons Loses Another Court Battle – Metropolitan Museum To Deaccess $30m Picasso Bronze

One of the centrepieces of the National Galleries’ long-awaited Raphael exhibition has been withdrawn due to the escalating war in Ukraine. Raphael’s The Holy...

10 March 2022

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6 March 2022

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Grenville Davey Turner Prize Winning Sculptor Dies

Grenville Davey, the Turner Prize-winning sculptor, has died at age 60. He was born in Launceston, Cornwall

3 March 2022

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Artist Support Pledge Focuses On Raising Money For Ukraine

The Artist Support Pledge platform has successfully raised over £30m for artists during the pandemic. The cancellation of art fairs and gallery exhibitions created...

2 March 2022

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Restituted Franz Marc Painting Achieves £42.6m At Inaugural Christie’s Shanghai Sale – Ukraine Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Bombed By Russia – Jerwood Donates £5m Gallery To Hasting’s Contemporary

Christie’s has launched the inaugural 20th/21st Century: Shanghai to London sale series with staggering results. This pioneering cultural dialogue between two major international art...

28 February 2022

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War Invades 59th Venice Biennale Russia Quits – Ukraine On Hold

Updated: Artists Alexandra Sukhareva and Kirill Savchenkov and curator Raimundas Malašauskas have pulled out of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The invasion...

24 February 2022

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Roy Lichtenstein Widow bequeaths Artist’s Studio To The Whitney – Large Roman Mosaic Unearthed In London – Art Basel Announces Spring Exhibitors List 

The widow of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein has announced that the Lichtenstein family has donated the late artist’s studio building to the Museum. The...

22 February 2022

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National Portrait Gallery Severs Sponsorship With BP

The National Portrait Gallery has announced the end of its partnership with bp. The London Gallery confirmed that they would not extend beyond December 2022,...

20 February 2022

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Dan Graham Groundbreaking Conceptual Artist Dies Age 79

The artist, Dan Graham, has died over the weekend in New York. Graham’s influence over the past half-century as a writer, photographer, architect, sculptor,...

18 February 2022

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The Upside Of Macklowe’s Toxic Divorce – Sotheby’s Settlement Auction

Last November’s Sotheby’s sale of 35 works from The Macklowe Collection was nothing less than historic, realising $676.1 million, the highest value single-owner auction...

17 February 2022

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UK Tax Authorities Probe NFT Fraud – Tate Decision On Racist Rex Whistler Mural – Jeff Koons Designs $360k BMW Supercar

UK tax authorities have seized three Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) as part of a probe into a suspected VAT fraud involving 250 alleged fake companies....

14 February 2022

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Carmen Herrera Cuban American Artist Dies Age 106

Carmen Herrera (1915 – 2022) The Cuban-born, American artist has died at the age of 106, only months before her May birthday. She died...

10 February 2022

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Ai Weiwei Takes Anti Vax Stance On Instagram

The Chinese dissident artist/activist Ai Weiwei has recklessly posted an anti-vax video on his Instagram account. In the reposted media, Mr Ai promotes a...

9 February 2022

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Punk It! Sotheby’s $30m NFT Sale – Yinka Shonibare Takes On Sketch Revamp – Museum Recovery Support Announced By ACE And Lottery Fund

Following the success of Sotheby’s inaugural NFT sales in 2021, which to date have achieved $100 million since launching less than a year ago,...

8 February 2022

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Tate Permanently Removes Sackler Name From Buildings – Picasso Guernica Tapestry Returns To UN – Henry Darger Estate Rights Dispute

Tate has backtracked under public pressure and will now remove the existing Sackler names from two of its London museums. The disgraced philanthropic Sackler...

6 February 2022

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US Treasury Releases Report On Illicit Art Market Money Laundering

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has published their study on the facilitation of money laundering and the financing of terrorism through the trade...

3 February 2022

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Theaster Gates To Create 2022 Serpentine Pavilion – $30 Estate Sale Albrecht Dürer Reoffered At $10m – Biden Reverses Trump’s Public Art Policy

Theaster Gates’ The Black Chapel will be the 21st Serpentine Pavilion. The Chicago-based artist, along with the architectural support of Adjaye Associates, will open...

2 February 2022

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Kohei Yoshiyuki Photographer Who Explored Voyeurism And Surveillance Dies Age 76

Kohei Yoshiyuki (Japan, b. 1946-2022) ignited furious debate about photography’s relationship with voyeurism and surveillance.

31 January 2022

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New Damien Hirst NFT Announced But Is It A Flash In The Pan

After earning a cool $25m from his first NFT publication, Damien Hirst, the artist who loves to print money is releasing his second series...

27 January 2022

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Three New Royal Academicians Announced – Late Botticelli Painting Sells for $45.4m – Robbie Williams £10m Banksy Paintings Auctioned At Sotheby’s

The Royal Academy of Arts has elected three new Royal Academicians: Michael Armitage, in the category of Painting, Peter Barber, in the category of...

26 January 2022

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Damien Hirst Earns $25m With His NFT Edition – Art Basel Gazumps FIAC Taking Grand Palais Slot – Gainsborough’s Blue Boy Returns To London 

Damien Hirst Earns $25m With His NFT Edition - Art Basel Gazumps FIAC Taking Grand Palais Slot - Gainsborough's Blue Boy Returns To...

20 January 2022

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Tracey Emin Asks Number 10 To Remove Gifted Artwork From Display – Clare Lilley Appointed New YSP Director –  Rare Henry Moore Sculpture Discovered

Tracey Emin Asks Number 10 To Remove Gifted Artwork From Display - Clare Lilley Appointed New YSP Director -  Rare Henry Moore Sculpture Discovered

17 January 2022

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Banksy Spraycation Mural Sells For $2m – John Sainsbury Art Patron Dies – DCMS £30m Emergency Support For Culture 

Banksy Spraycation Mural Sells Privately - John Sainsbury Art Patron Dies - DCMS £30m Emergency Support For Culture 

12 January 2022

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Protester Attacks Eric Gill Statue At BBC Broadcasting House 

A protester armed with a hammer has scaled BBC Broadcasting House near Oxford Circus and destroyed a sculpture by Eric Gill

10 January 2022

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Tracey Emin Is Ninth Winner Of Whitechapel Art Icon Award

The Whitechapel Gallery has announced that Tracey Emin (b. 1963, UK) will be the ninth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award....