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28 July 2019

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V&A Acquires Extinction Rebellion Graphic Design Archive

The V&A has acquired a series of work exploring the design identity of Extinction Rebellion (XR) – a global activist group calling for urgent...

22 July 2019

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Marisa Merz Exponent Of Arte Povera Movement Dies Age 93

Marisa Merz (born 1931, Turin, Italy) the only woman artist closely associated with the Arte Povera movement has died age 93.

22 July 2019

Export Ban: Glyn Philpot Painting Of Nijinsky No Great National Loss

A temporary export bar on a painting depicting the Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinksy by the English artist Glyn Philpot has been placed by Arts...

21 July 2019

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Constantin Brancusi: Elderly New York Art Collector Sues Lawyer Over Deceit

An elderly New York art collector has taken his Philadelphia attorney to court for cheating him out of millions.

18 July 2019

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Ai Weiwei Wins Court Case Against Volkswagen In Denmark

In 2017, SMC a Volkswagen dealership in Copenhagen shot a photo of a new Volkswagen Polo parked in front of an installation by the...

17 July 2019

Louvre Removes Sackler Name From Galleries After PAIN Protest

Musée du Louvre has removed or taped over all references to the Sackler Family in response to protests from organisations including Nan Goldin's PAIN...

17 July 2019

Tate Directors Make A Stand On Climate Change

The directors of Tate have come out emphatically declaring a climate emergency. In a letter dated today, the organisation hopes to spread the word...

16 July 2019

V&A Annual Report Records Over 4.2m London Visitors

The V&A has had a terrific year with a London gate of over 4.2m visitors and the successful launch of their first outpost in...

6 July 2019

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Leon Kossoff Leading School Of London Painter Dies Age 92

The death of Leon Kossoff, who died on 4 July after a short illness is nearly the end of an era for the great...

4 July 2019

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Hastings Contemporary: An Optimistic New Chapter For A Popular Gallery

Hastings Contemporary, (the former Jerwood Gallery) launched as an independent gallery on Tuesday with three notable exhibitions, Roy Oxlade alongside works by his tutor...

4 July 2019

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St Fagans National Museum of History Wins Museum of the Year 2019

The Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2019 has been awarded to St Fagans National Museum of History, near Cardiff. The prize winner was...

1 July 2019

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Sculpture In The City London Unveils Edition Nine

Sculpture in the City, the annual public art programme set amongst well-known architectural landmarks, has launched, celebrating their ninth edition. Nineteen artworks make up...

29 June 2019

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Masterpiece London: How The Other Half Live – Edward Lucie-Smith

I have always had ambiguous feelings about the annual Masterpiece London fine art and antiques fair, now under the umbrella of the Art Basel...

27 June 2019

Actor/ Collector Russell Tovey To Guest Curate Margate Now Arts Festival

To celebrate the 19th edition of the Turner Prize presented this year at Turner Contemporary, Margate is to host Margate NOW, an ambitious and...

27 June 2019

Christie’s Contemporary Evening Auction Sees Cecily Brown, Dubuffet and Basquiat Soar

The London Summer Art week which includes Contemporary auctions at both Christie's and Sotheby's, Masterpiece London the art fair recently acquired by Art Basel...

27 June 2019

Bacon, Freud and Saville Top Sotheby’s Evening Contemporary Sale

Sotheby’s London Evening Sale of Contemporary Art has realised £69,143,300/ $87,811,991/ €77,440,496 (est. £58-82.8 million/ $73.5-105 million / €64.7-92.4 million).

Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled By Architect Junya Ishigami

The Serpentine launched their annual Pavilion this morning with a press view attended by the architect Junya Ishigami and the artistic director of the...

20 June 2019

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Controversial Caravaggio Goes Under The Hammer In Toulouse

A long lost painting attributed by a French provincial auction house to Caravaggio, which languished in a chateau attic in France, for over 100...

19 June 2019

Refugee Week Marked With Art Exhibition Highlighting Global Migration

Sink Without Trace presents works by seventeen artists on the subject of migrant deaths at sea. The exhibition held during International Refugee Week includes...

18 June 2019

Yana Peel Quits Serpentine After Negative Lobbying Campaign

Yana Peel, the Serpentine Galleries CEO has resigned from her role, after three years, following a concerted lobbying campaign against her husband's recent investment...

18 June 2019

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Sotheby’s Sold To Private French/Israeli Media Tycoon Patrick Drahi

Sotheby's has been sold to the French/Israeli Media Tycoon Patrick Drahi for $3.7 Billion, taking the second largest Auction House in the world from...

17 June 2019

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UK Museums Now Protected From Court-Ordered Seizure For Loaned Artworks 

UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has vowed to protect objects on loan from abroad in temporary exhibitions in UK museums from seizure by the...

16 June 2019

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Art Basel 2019 Bubble-Wrap What The Dealers Said

Art Basel closed the doors on the 2019 edition reporting buoyant sales to private collectors and public institutions by galleries across all market sector....

12 June 2019

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UK Regains Number Two Position In Annual UBS Art Market Report

Each year during Art Basel in Switzerland, UBS publishes its annual art market report. The document has become one of the most essential barometers...

12 June 2019

Da Vinci Salvator Mundi Not Onboard Saudi Prince’s Yacht

I think it’s hilarious that Kenny Schachter’s ‘April-fool-style’ reporting of Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi hiding aboard Saudi Prince MBS’s yacht (as reported in ArtNet...

11 June 2019

Lost Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Film Found In BFI Archive

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's long 'lost' optical sound film, Tönendes ABC / ABC in Sound (1933), missing for over 80 years has been rediscovered and restored...

11 June 2019

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BP Portrait Award 2019 Won By Charlie Schaffer

Charlie Schaffer has won the prestigious BP Portrait Award 2019. It was announced last night at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The painting titled...

10 June 2019

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Antoni Gaudi Sagrada Familia Granted Building Permit After 137-year Hiatus

The city of Barcelona has issued a building permit for one of Spain's most famous tourist attractions. After 137 years the church, designed by...

8 June 2019

Rachel Whiteread Made Dame In Queen’s Birthday List

Rachel Whiteread CBE, the Turner Prize-winning artist has been made a Dame in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday List. The painter Glen Brown and Photographer...

6 June 2019

Da Vinci Notebooks Displayed Together In British Library First

To mark the 500th anniversary since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the British Library is to mount an exhibition of the Renaissance master's...

5 June 2019

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Stonewall Uprising 50th Anniversary Celebrated With Felix Gonzalez-Torres Billboard Reboot

The Public Art Fund is presenting the iconic billboard "Untitled", 1989 by Felix Gonzalez-Torres (American, b. Cuba, 1957-1996) to coincide with the 50th anniversary...

4 June 2019

Spencer Tunick Nude Protest Challenges Facebook Censorship Rules

About 100 people stripped naked in front of Facebook's New York offices as part of a censorship protest against Facebook and Instagram's policies surrounding...