News

 

20 February 2020

/

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Charged With Invasion of Privacy In France 

The Russian dissident Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky, 35, is to face invasion of privacy charges after leaking a graphic sex tape of Parisian mayoral...

16 February 2020

/

Glasgow School Of Art: A Burnt-Out Toxic Culture – Clare Henry

There have been few iconic institutions more beloved that Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art.

14 February 2020

/

Banksy Valentine Mural Confirmed On Instagram

A new artwork that appeared on the side of a house in Bristol yesterday has been confirmed as the work of the elusive street...

12 February 2020

//

Blain|Southern To Close Worldwide Operation

After a tumultuous six months, Blain|Southern has decided to call it a day.

12 February 2020

//

Sonia Boyce Chosen To Represent Britain At 59th Venice Biennale

Sonia Boyce OBE RA has been announced as the artist to represent the UK at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di...

11 February 2020

David Hockney’s Iconic Splash Painting Sells For £23m

David Hockney's iconic work, The Splash, has been sold for £23.1m at Sotheby's in London. The name of the buyer has not been disclosed....

10 February 2020

/

Artangel To Present Elizabeth Price Installation In London

Elizabeth Price will be presented by Artangel in a 19th-century assembly room on Borough Road in London from 4 September – 25 October...

6 February 2020

/

Coronavirus Cancels Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Basel has just announced the cancellation of the upcoming fair in Hong Kong due to the outbreak and spread of the new coronavirus....

27 January 2020

/

George Grosz Hitler Painting Acquired By Berlin Museum

The German Historical Museum in Berlin has acquired a significant painting by George Grosz executed at the time he was living in exile in...

23 January 2020

/

Artists Launch Campaign To Save Derek Jarman’s Seaside Home

The Art Fund is trying to raise £3.5m by 31 March 2020 to purchase Prospect Cottage the much-loved beachside home and garden of the...

22 January 2020

//

London Art Fair’s Positive Spin On A Diverse Range Of Work – Sue Hubbard

Being asked to write about an art fair is a bit like being commissioned to write about Waitrose and compare tins of baked beans...

19 January 2020

//

Stolen Gustav Klimt Portrait Thieves Confess

A stolen multi-million-pound painting discovered hidden in a false wall has been confirmed as an authentic Gustav Klimt original, Italian authorities have confirmed. The...

15 January 2020

/

Art Auguries: The Shape Of Things To Come – Edward Lucie-Smith

On Monday, January 13 the Times (London) published a chirpy article by Ben Luke promising wonders to come in London's official galleries during the...

14 January 2020

/

Connect, BTS: Global Project Merges Music And Visual Art 

What better way to launch a global art event than to have a K-Pop band (BTS), Hans Ulrich Obrist and a host of first-rate...

11 January 2020

 59th Venice Biennale Appoints Cecilia Alemani  Visual Arts Director

Cecilia Alemani has been appointed as the Director of Visual Arts for the 2021 Venice Biennale. The Board of Directors of La Biennale di...

8 January 2020

//

Whipped Cream And Other Delights: Fourth Plinth Goes Soft Serve

A giant soft-serve dollop of whipped cream topped with a cherry, a fly and a drone by Heather Phillipson will grace the Fourth Plinth...

6 January 2020

/

London Galleries Warn Clients About New Anti-Money Laundering Laws

Cristea Roberts, one of London's leading art galleries, has sent a memo to all of their clients warning of strict new Anti-Money Laundering legislation,...

5 January 2020

/

John Baldessari Conceptual Art Pioneer Dies Age 88

John Anthony Baldessari (June 17, 1931 – January 5, 2020) was an American conceptual artist known for his work featuring found photography and appropriated images.

1 January 2020

/

Pablo Picasso Painting Vandalised At Tate Modern

Pablo Picasso's Bust of a Woman (1944) on view at the Tate Modern has been removed from display and is undergoing conservation after a...

30 December 2019

/

Gainsborough Landscape Painting Granted Temporary Export Bar

Helen Whately the Arts Minister has placed an export bar on Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘Going to Market, Early Morning’ in the hope that a UK...

27 December 2019

//

Steve McQueen and David Shrigley On New Year Honours List 2020

The New Year Honours list 2020 has given the nod to several people involved in the Visual Arts. A knighthood for the Turner Prize...

26 December 2019

/

Lost LS Lowry Painting Sells At Christie’s For £2.65m

A long lost painting by LS Lowry which hasn't been seen for 70 years has been rediscovered and heads for the auction block at...

18 December 2019

Ten UK Exhibitions You Should Have Seen In 2019 – Edward Lucie-Smith

From a critic’s point of view, It is pretty difficult, to sum up, the year 2019. It was, for example, a year when greater and...

16 December 2019

/

Bedwyr Williams Creates 31st Edition Of Pocket Tube Map

Art on the Underground is pleased to present a new work by Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams for the 31st edition of the Pocket Tube...

11 December 2019

//

Alt Power 100 2019 Artlyst – Back To Basics

The Alt Power 100 2019 Artlyst is our annual way of acknowledging and thanking all of the recipients for making a difference to the...

10 December 2019

/

Rebecca Salter Becomes Twenty-Seventh President of The Royal Academy

 Rebecca Salter has been elected the 27th President of the Royal Academy It was announced today that she will succeed Christopher Le Brun PPRA...

9 December 2019

/

Banksy Christmas Mural Highlighting Homeless Crisis Appears In Birmingham

A new Banksy Christmas artwork has appeared in Birmingham (UK), highlighting the homeless crisis.

9 December 2019

/

Tackling Artistic Inequality Outside Mainstream Art Institutions

Art has incredible power. It is a force for cultural reflection, social change and an invaluable medium through which we challenge existing assumptions, broaden...

9 December 2019

/

Go Bananas! Miami Art Basel What The Dealers Said

Art Basel in Miami Beach closed yesterday with reports of significant sales in all disciplines and mediums. In recent years it has become the...

7 December 2019

Tate Modern Teen Admits Attempted Murder

An eighteen-year-old autistic man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder in a strange case involving a six-year-old French boy who was thrown from the...

6 December 2019

/

Pantone Picks Classic Blue As 2020 Colour Of The Year

Classic Blue has been chosen by Pantone as the 2020 colour of the year. The hue is elegant in its simplicity.

5 December 2019

//

Turner Prize 2019: Sharing But Who’s Caring – Edward Lucie-Smith

The decision made by this year's four Turner Prize 2019 nominees to share-and-share-alike has had a mixed reception from the press.