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13 February 2019

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Residents Lose Tate Modern Invasion Of Privacy Case

The residents of four flats in the Neo Bankside development next to Tate Modern in the South Bank have lost their invasion of privacy...

12 February 2019

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Fatos Ustek Appointed Director Of Liverpool Biennial

Fatoş Üstek has been appointed as the new Director of Liverpool Biennial.

10 February 2019

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Nan Goldin Takes Over The Guggenheim To Protest Sackler Donations

Nan Goldin the photographer and anti-opioid activist, brought her campaign to the Guggenheim, New York yesterday with a Saturday night protest.

8 February 2019

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George Michael’s Contemporary Art Collection To Be Auctioned At Christie’s

The late George Michael, the British singer and songwriter, is to auction off his extensive collection of YBA artworks.

7 February 2019

Marina Abramović Serpentine Performance Presented In Augmented Reality

Marina Abramović, the iconic performance artist, presents her latest performance: The Life in Mixed Reality (a wearable augmented reality experience).

4 February 2019

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Hertfordshire County Council Sells Off Their Art Assets

A Major Art Collection including works by Barbara Hepworth and Keith Vaughan is to be sold on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council to fund...

1 February 2019

Banksy Princess Diana Tenner Acquired By British Museum

The British Museum has added a Banksy to its permanent collection. This is the first time one of his works has been acquired by...

29 January 2019

Susan Hiller Contemporary Art Investigator And Maker Has Died Age 78

The artist Susan Hiller has died age 78.  Hiller will be remembered not only as a thinker and mentor, but as a powerful and...

29 January 2019

James Turrell Shuts MoMa Skyspace As Neighbouring Construction Invades Installation

James Turrell has voluntarily shut his popular Skyspace installation at MoMA due to scaffolding from a nearby construction site overshadowed the delicate viewing chamber.

28 January 2019

Royal College of Art Sets Out Five Year Strategic Growth Plan

The Royal College of Art (RCA), which has consistently topped the tables as 'best art school in the world' has launched GenerationRCA, an ambitious...

26 January 2019

Banksy Paris Memorial To Bataclan Terror Victims Stolen

How low can you go? Art thieves have made off with a Banksy wall mural in Paris that was painted as a memorial to...

25 January 2019

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Lubaina Himid CBE Elected Royal Academician

It's been a fantastic run of accolades for the Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid CBE who has been elected as a Royal Academician in...

24 January 2019

Eva Rothschild Unveils Her Vision For Venice Biennale Pavilion

Eva Rothschild the artist chosen to represent Ireland at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (11 May – 24 November...

23 January 2019

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Jonas Mekas Avant-Garde Filmmaker/Influencer Dies Age 96

Jonas Mekas, avant-garde filmmaker, curator and visual art influencer has died at his home in Brooklyn age 96.

22 January 2019

91ST ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS – BREAKING NEWS

 91st Academy Awards: The Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars® nominations today

19 January 2019

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Pierre Bonnard: First London Museum Show In 20 Years Unveiled

Tate Modern is mounting the UK’s first major Pierre Bonnard exhibition in 20 years, opening to the public on the 23 January.

18 January 2019

Banksy Port Talbot Mural Sells To Dealer For Six Figures

A Banksy mural, which appeared on the side of a garage in Port Talbot in December, has been sold to a private collector for...

15 January 2019

Kanye West Pledges $10m Towards James Turrell’s Roden Crater Project

Last month the rap singer Kanye West visited the ethereal, glowing light installations of artist James Turrell. He was so moved by the works...

14 January 2019

McJesus Sculpture Sparks Protest At Haifa Museum

Several hundred fundamentalist Christians have staged a protest outside the Haifa Museum of Art in Israel demanding the removal of 'McJesus' a sculpture of...

14 January 2019

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Is Pyotr Pavlensky Just An Attention Seeking Muppet

In the aftermath of sentencing the exiled Russian artist Petr (AKA Pyotr) Pavlensky on Thursday, I ask myself why is he doing this? Is...

11 January 2019

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Jock McFadyen RA Announced As Coordinator Of 251st Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

The Scottish painter, Jock McFadyen RA will be the coordinator of the 251st Summer Exhibition in 2019.

10 January 2019

Elmgreen & Dragset Prada Marfa Honoured With Cameo On The Simpsons

The ever-timely Elmgreen & Dragset have been honoured with a cameo appearence of the “Prada Marfa” Shop installation on an episode of The Simpsons....

9 January 2019

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The Shed NY Unveils Buildings Named After Patrons Bloomberg And Tisch

The Shed has announced the opening date and building names for New Yorks newest not for profit artspace.

7 January 2019

Top Artists Join Forces To Raise Money For Refugee Crisis

Multicolour is a new exhibition and auction fundraiser to support those affected by the global refugee crisis created by Migrate Art.

6 January 2019

John Ruskin: 200th Anniversary Celebrated With Year-Long Programme

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the influential writer, thinker, artist and social reformer John Ruskin (1819 -1900)

6 January 2019

Towner Art Gallery To Exhibit Living Collection At London Art Fair

The London Art Fair has partnered with Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery to present The Living Collection, an exhibition that celebrates the gallery’s rich heritage...

3 January 2019

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Zombie Formalism: Ticking The Right Boxes Be Damned – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’ve been looking again at Georgina Adam’s recently published book, The Dark Side of the Boom (Lund Humphries). It ranges over a wide variety...

31 December 2018

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Looking Forward To Art In 2019 – Edward Lucie-Smith

Looking forward to the art year ahead of us – 2019 – there are certain things one notices immediately, in the announcements so far...

28 December 2018

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New Year’s List 2019 Honours Artists Wearing, Dean and Shonibare

The New Years Honours list 2019 has given a nod to several Visual Artists in this year's presentation.

26 December 2018

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Sister Wendy Beckett Art Historian And Carmelite Nun Dies Age 88

The celebrated art historian and nun Sister Wendy Beckett has died at the age of 88, it has been announced. In the 1990s she...

20 December 2018

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Tate Purchases Women’s Rights Campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst Watercolours

Tate Britain have revealed that it will be purchasing four watercolours by the renowned artist and women’s rights campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960).

20 December 2018

Is Banksy Back In Bristol For Xmas? New Port Talbot Mural Unveiled

The official Banksy website has confirmed that a mural which appeared on a Port Talbot wall is the work of the elusive Street Artist....