10 November 2020


Feminist Icon Mary Wollstonecraft Gets Statue – Deutsche Börse Prize Shortlist – Stanley Spencer’s Last Self-Portrait

Feminist Icon Mary Wollstonecraft Gets Statue - Deutsche Börse Prize Shortlist - Stanley Spencer's Last Self-Portrait

9 November 2020

Kara Walker Boots Trump Out – Sotheby’s Latest Lawsuit – Eileen Agar Whitechapel Show

Kara Walker Boots Trump Out - Eileen Agar Whitechapel Show - Sotheby's Latest Lawsuit

5 November 2020


Marina Abramović Opera – Big Issue Artist Guitar Sale – Helmut Newton At Hamiltons

Performance artist, Marina Abramović, will premiere a new film version of her iconic opera, The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas (2020), on a series...

3 November 2020


Grayson Perry’s Dead Wood Comment – Donald Trump’s Political Obituary – Taylor Wessing All Women Shortlist

Has Grayson gone mad? Has Trump lost it?  Is Taylor Wessing heading for an all-women final. All the news in brief

1 November 2020


Jasper Johns Flag Print Valued At $1m Donated To The British Museum 

A print by the American Pop artist Jasper Johns depicting an American flag has been donated to the British Museum. Jasper Johns’s Flags I...

31 October 2020


All UK Museums, Galleries and Auction Houses Ordered To Shut Down

Information on new national restrictions from the Gov.UK website state closures from 5 November of Museums Galleries and Auction Houses

30 October 2020


Jeff Koons – Philip Guston 2022 – Manifesta Cancelled – Artlyst News In Brief

Welcome to Artlyst's brand new 'news feature'. We hope this rolling brief will keep you informed and up to date with all of the...

29 October 2020


Major European Museums Shut As Second Wave Of COVID Strikes

The Louvre and all other French museums are to close their doors as of 6:00 pm tonight.  With spiralling infections, both President Emmanuel Macron...

28 October 2020


Tracey Emin Reveals Bladder Cancer Surgery Ahead Of RA Show

Tracey Emin, the YBA artist, best known for her Turner Prize-nominated 'Unmade Bed' has revealed that she has been suffering from bladder cancer. Last...

28 October 2020


Mark Godfrey Guston Now Exhibition Curator Suspended By Tate

Tate has suspended Mark Godfrey, their Senior Curator of International Art and curator of the highly anticipated ‘Philip Guston Now’ exhibition for speaking out...

26 October 2020


Stik Creates A New Diversity Commission Fund For Hackney Public Sculptures

The popular Street Artist Stik has created a new fund for Hackney that will commission artists to create public sculptures reflecting the diverse communities...

23 October 2020


Marian Goodman To Close London Gallery – Is This The Tip Of The Iceberg?

Marian Goodman is to close her London gallery. A statement released today explained, “Dramatic changes” in the art world propelled the decision.

21 October 2020

Sackler Opioid Case Settled: US Justice Department Announces Global Resolution

Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma: Justice Department Announces Global Resolution of Criminal and Civil Investigations

21 October 2020


Russell Tovey To Judge Turner Prize 2021 In Coventry City Of Culture

The 2021 Turner Prize will be presented at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry as part of the city's UK City of Culture...

17 October 2020


New Banksy Nottingham Mural Confirmed – Find Out Where

A new work by the elusive graffiti artist Banksy has been confirmed in Nottingham. The work outside a beauty salon is on the junction...

14 October 2020


Meet Simone Leigh: First African-American Woman To Represent US At Venice Biennale

Simone Leigh has sculpted her way into the history books as the first African-American woman artist to be chosen to represent the U.S

12 October 2020


Art Fund Steps In With Shared 200K Museum Of The Year Award

The Art Fund, the Uk's largest arts charity have announced the biggest prize for museums in the world with a special edition of The...

12 October 2020


Now National Galleries Scotland Drops Anthony d’Offay Association

National Galleries Scotland (NGS) has joined Tate in suspending all contact with the influential art dealer and collector Anthony d'Offay.

Artist Frank Bowling Knighted In Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020

Congratulations to Frank Bowling now Sir Richard Sheridan Franklin Bowling Kt ,OBE, RA, the Guyana-born British artist. His paintings relate to Abstract expressionism, Color...

9 October 2020


Duncan Grant: Bloomsbury Group Artist’s Lost Homo-Erotic Drawings Discovered

A cache of over four hundred homo-erotic drawings by the Bloomsbury artist Duncan Grant has been found decades after experts believed they had been...

6 October 2020


Philip Guston Postponed: Curator David Anfam Speaks Out – Paul Carter Robinson

On 21 September, a statement quietly appeared on the website of the National Gallery Washington. It announced the postponement, of the "Philip Guston Now"...

4 October 2020


Royal Opera Auctions Hockney Portrait To Cover COVID Debts

An iconic portrait by the British Artist David Hockney of Royal Opera House boss Sir David Webster will go under the hammer this month...

Paula Rego Severs Ties With Marlborough And Joins Victoria Miro

The British/Portuguese artist Paula Rego has severed ties with her long-term gallery Marlborough and joined Victoria Miro

1 October 2020


Damien Hirst Unveils First Solo Exhibition At His Newport Street Gallery

Damien Hirst has announced his first solo exhibition at his Newport Street Gallery, London, from 7 October 2020 – 7 March 2021. Titled ‘End...

29 September 2020


Now The V&A Contemplates Mass Redundancies

The V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) are contemplating mass redundancies a press release received on the Artlyst desk today states:

26 September 2020


Robert Bechtle First Wave American Photorealist Painter Dies Age 88

Robert Bechtle who has died age 88 was an American painter and printmaker born in San Francisco in 1932. He lived all his life...

25 September 2020


International Philip Guston Exhibition Postponed Over Anti-KKK Imagery

The eagerly awaited retrospective exhibition of the American artist Philip Guston, set to take place at Tate Modern in February 2021 has been postponed...

24 September 2020


$80m Price Tag For Botticelli Portrait To Be Sold At Sotheby’s

A portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel by Sandro Botticelli painted in the 15th century will go under the hammer at Sotheby's...

22 September 2020

Royal Academy Contemplates Shedding 150 Jobs Due To COVID Impact

The Royal Academy has announced that they will be entering a period of consultation over staff redundancies at their London gallery. This is due...

20 September 2020

V&A And Smithsonian Cancel Joint Venture Museum In East London

The V&A and Smithsonian have cancelled their joint venture in East London which would have seen the world-renowned institutions partner in creating a collaborative...

16 September 2020


Spencer Tunick Stages Naked Social Distancing At London’s Alexandra Palace

The American performance artist/impresario Spencer Tunick, known for his nude human installations in public spaces has gathered two hundred twenty members of the public...

15 September 2020

COVID19 Blamed For 36% Drop In Gallery Sales Art Basel Reports

Art Basel has published their 2020 mid-year survey 'The Impact of COVID- 19 on the Gallery Sector' shows smaller galleries have been hardest hit,...