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3 April 2019

Anish Kapoor Creates The Ultimate Brexit Artwork

Anish Kapoor has created a new work titled 'A Brexit, A Broxit, We All Fall Down'. The work depicts an open wound representing the...

2 April 2019

Ralph Rugoff And Aaron Cezar Announce Performance Programme For 58TH Venice Biennale

A series of dynamic performances have been announced for the opening week and final weekend of the 58th Venice Biennale of Art.

1 April 2019

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Francis Bacon Screaming Pope Portrait to Be Auctioned At Sotheby’s

Francis Bacon's $20-30m 'Screaming Pope' Study for a Head is to go under the hammer at Sotheby's, in May. It is one of the...

1 April 2019

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Stolen £40m Picasso Will Saudi Billionaire or Insurers Get The Portrait

A Picasso painting valued at up to £40m has been recovered by the Dutch art sleuth Arthur Brand.

30 March 2019

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Agnès Varda Woman At The Heart Of French New Wave Film Dies

Agnès Varda, the woman at the heart of French New Wave, has died age 90. Varda had a sense of humour. In her old...

28 March 2019

Marc Quinn Honoured At MTV RE: Define HIV Charity Auction

The eighth Annual MTV RE: DEFINE 2019 Art Auction & Gala is honouring the YBA Artist Marc Quinn who has donated two Artworks produced...

28 March 2019

Botticelli Masterpiece Discovered In English Heritage Collection

A new Botticelli painting has been discovered in an English Heritage property collection. For years it lay beneath yellowing varnish and it wasn't until...

27 March 2019

Tate Modern Tops Visitor Attraction List For First Time

The public has chosen Tate Modern over the British Museum for the first time since records began. The UK's most popular visitor attractions' list...

26 March 2019

Jerwood Gallery To Rebrand As Hastings Contemporary

The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings is to relaunch as Hastings Contemporary: Independent gallery for the South East on 6th July with a major presentation...

25 March 2019

Photographer Nan Goldin Welcomes Sackler Decision To Suspend Arts Funding

The activist photographer Nan Goldin, who has staged anti-Sackler protests at leading international museums has welcomed the decision of the family and Trust to...

21 March 2019

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Preservation Of A Much Loved Waterloo Public Art Poem – Sue Hubbard

In these grim times, we need all the art we can get. Public art feeds the soul as well as the mind. It provides...

20 March 2019

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Art And Money Laundering Why The Global Art Market Needs Regulation

High-end art, antiquities, and antiques have become more and more attractive to money launders says, Peter D. Hardy a partner at Ballard Spahr, writing...

20 March 2019

Unprecedented $1m Contemporary Art Prize Launched By Japan’s Nomura Holdings

Nomura Holdings, Inc. announced today that it is creating the largest cash award in contemporary visual arts to encourage and nurture creativity.

19 March 2019

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Foundling Museum: HRH Duchess of Cambridge Becomes Royal Patron

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has announced that she is to become a patron of London's Foundling Museum.

19 March 2019

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National Portrait Gallery Turns Down £1m Sackler OxyContin Donation

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is the first high profile institution to turn down a £1m grant from the Sackler Trust, over the controversy...

18 March 2019

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Mike Nelson Unveils The Asset Strippers A Tate Britain Sculpture Commission

Tate Britain has unveiled a major new commissioned work by Mike Nelson. The Asset Strippers has been created for the annual Tate Britain Commission,...

17 March 2019

Gavin Turk Unveils The world’s Largest Giant Egg Collaboration

Just in time for Easter, the sensational/YBA artist Gavin Turk has unveiled an ambitious new project in collaboration with Photo London, Somerset House, and...

15 March 2019

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Okwui Enwezor African Born Curator, Critic And Poet Dies Age 55

Okwui Enwezor the Nigerian curator, art critic, writer, poet, and educator has died of cancer age 55. He lived in New York City and...

14 March 2019

George Michael Art Collection Auction Raises £9.4m For Philanthropic Work

The highly anticipated auction of British singer and songwriter George Michael's art collection which captured the spirit of the 1980s and 1990s, has realised...

12 March 2019

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Duchess Of Cambridge Joins Jenny Saville And Grayson For NPG Gala

The Duchess of Cambridge National Portrait Gallery patron joined, Princess Beatrice of York, Miles Aldridge, Phyllida Barlow, David and Victoria Beckham, Ozwald Boateng, Alexa...

11 March 2019

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Kara Walker To Create Next Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

The African American Artist Kara Walker has been selected to create the next annual Hyundai Commission at Tate Modern.

9 March 2019

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58th Venice Biennale Announces Invited Artists & Collateral Events

The 58th International Art Exhibition held at the Giardini and Arsenale in Venice from Saturday 11 May until Sunday 24 November 2019 will be...

7 March 2019

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Hockney Tops Christie’s Contemporary Sale With £33m Double Portrait

Post War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s London saw 41 lots finding buyers with three unsold and if not a record price for David...

7 March 2019

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Carolee Schneemann Pioneering Feminist Artist Dies Age 79

Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist who transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender has died age 79.

3 March 2019

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Yannis Behrakis Pulitzer Prize Winning Reuters photographer Dies At 58

Like other photographers who work for news agencies, Yannis Behrakis pictures were known through the news, but his name was not familiar to the...

3 March 2019

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Lost Caravaggio Judith: Is This Painting Another Salvator Mundi?

A long lost painting attributed to Caravaggio which languished in a chateau attic in France for over 100 years is touring art market capitals...

26 February 2019

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RCA And UAL Ranked Top Art Universities In The World

London art and design schools have again topped the list for the best in the world. They landed the top two spots for excellence...

25 February 2019

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Ghana Announces All Star First National Pavilion For Venice Biennale

Sir David Adjaye OBE will design the architecture for the first Ghana Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Arte 2019. It will take place under...

20 February 2019

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Cranach the Elder Venus Masterpiece Gifted To National Gallery

Visitors to the National Gallery are in for a treat as they will be able to view a new acquisition by one of the...

16 February 2019

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Warhol Muse Lee Radziwill Sister Of Jackie Kennedy Onassis Dies

Lee Radziwill The socialite sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and friend to Pop Artist Andy Warhol has died age 85.

14 February 2019

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Artsy Hacked With User Details For Sale On Dark Web

Artsy the art selling platform has been hacked along with 620 million accounts

13 February 2019

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Minimalist Artist Robert Ryman Dead At 88

Robert Ryman, a Minimalist who was known for his white paintings died last week at his home in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. He was...