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18 September 2018

Steve McQueen To Document London’s Year Three Classes For Art’s Sake

Steve McQueen the Turner Prize and Oscar-winning filmmaker together with Tate Britain, Artangel and A New Direction, have announced one of the world’s most...

17 September 2018

Edward Hopper: Controversial Chop Suey Painting To Be Auctioned At Christie’s

Edward Hopper’s Chop Suey, 1929, one of the most important works by the artist, still in private hands, is to controversially go under the...

15 September 2018

V&A Dundee – Kuma’s Ship Brings Cultural Riches To Scotland – Paul Black

Illuminated by undulating light from the Firth of Tay, and set against a Scottish blue sky - the V&A Dundee is Scotland's impressive new...

14 September 2018

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David Hockney’s £80m Splash To Go Under The Hammer At Christie’s

One of David Hockney’s most important paintings from the 1970s is to go under the hammer at Christie’s.

10 September 2018

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Urs Fischer Immortalises Roman Abramovich Ex Wife Dasha Zhukova In Wax

The Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer has created a life-size wax sculpture of the art collector, curator and director of the Garage museum in...

8 September 2018

Behold The Botch Job: Latest Spanish Restoration Destroys 15th Century Sculptures

Two 15th Century wooden sculptures in a Spanish church have been unsympathetically restored

6 September 2018

Sean Scully Exhibition Announced By National Gallery London

The National Gallery London has just announced an exhibition of new work by Irish-born, American-based contemporary artist Sean Scully

5 September 2018

Bonhams Auction House Acquired By Epiris Fund II

Epiris Fund II a private equity company has announced that has agreed the acquisition of Bonhams, the global auction house, from private shareholders.

4 September 2018

Hix Award 2018 Announces Shortlist For Prestigious £10k Prize

he highly regarded chef and restaurateur Mark Hix has announced the shortlist for this year’s 2018 HIX Award, the nationally acclaimed competition for art...

3 September 2018

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C R Mackintosh: Rebirth Of The Willow Tea Rooms Glasgow – Clare Henry 

Over a hundred years after it first opened, Mackintosh's WILLOW TEAROOM - revived, restored, remade, reborn - is again in the limelight. A glorious,...

29 August 2018

Uncheapening By Stealth: Should Our Museums Remain Free? – Edward Lucie-Smith

I don’t often read the financial sections of newspapers. I’m too dim and out of touch for that. Occasionally, however, when flipping through the...

28 August 2018

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The Decline And Fall Of The Turner Prize – Edward Lucie-Smith

There can be no doubt that the Turner Prize is pretty much of a sick puppy right now.

23 August 2018

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The Naked Truth Exposed In Nude Portrait Exhibition – Laing Art Gallery

A new exhibition featuring iconic naked images of some of the Twentieth Century’s most famous celebrities, thinkers and artists opens at Newcastle’s Laing Art...

22 August 2018

Jeremy Deller To Design Manchester’s Peterloo Massacre Memorial

On 31st October, The Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller will announce his (provisional) design for the Peterloo Memorial in Manchester. He will also reveal...

20 August 2018

Women Need More Recognition For Their Contribution To Visual Arts – Edward Lucie-Smith

Nobody, I think, could be keener than I am to see women obtain more recognition for their creative contribution to the visual arts.

18 August 2018

Aretha Franklin’s Life Celebrated At National Portrait Gallery Washington

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington is to celebrate the life and work of the iconic singer and musician Aretha Franklin.

16 August 2018

Bienal de São Paulo 33 Announces Full Events Line-Up

The Bienal de São Paulo have announced the full 81 projects and more than 100 participants, totalling around 250 artworks for the 2018 edition

16 August 2018

Martin Puryear Selected To Represent US At 58th Venice Biennale

Martin Puryear has been selected to represent the US at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Madison Square Park Conservancy NY will oversee the presentation.

16 August 2018

Banksy Speaks Out About unsanctioned Moscow Museum Exhibition

Banksy has spoken out about an unsanctioned, ticketed show featuring his work which has opened in Moscow. The street artist who has cultivated anonymity...

15 August 2018

New V&A Dundee Drone Footage Revealed By Artlyst – Sneak Preview

It's only one more month to go before the public opening of V&A Dundee on Saturday 15 September, details of the opening have been...

14 August 2018

Marina Abramovic Attacked By Italian Far Right Over Regatta Poster

Marina Abramovic has been attacked by the Italian far right for a poster she designed for the Barcolana sailing regatta in the Gulf of...

13 August 2018

William Blake Grave Marked With New £30k Crowdfunded Tombstone

The Blake Society has commissioned a new gravestone from the leading letter-cutter in England, the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, to commemorate the newly discovered grave...

10 August 2018

Sotheby’s Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results And It’s Not Great

Sotheby’s has reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2018.

9 August 2018

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Populist Matters: The Rise and Fall of London’s Museum Attendance – Edward Lucie-Smith

At a time when London’s big art museums are going all out to be populist, they also seem to be witnessing a fairly general...

7 August 2018

Andy Warhol At 90 His Influence Lives On

Happy 90th Birthday Andy Warhol. This is the artist that propelled contemporary art to the breaking-point that we know today.

5 August 2018

Ai Weiwei Announces Beijing Authorities Have Demolished My Studio

The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has announced that the Chinese authorities in Beijing have demolished his studio.

3 August 2018

Zombie Boy Immortalized In Bronze By Artist Marc Quinn Found Dead

Zombie Boy an iconic body artist and model tattooed as a living skeleton, has been found dead in Montreal.

3 August 2018

Artists Pull Work From Design Museum Exhibition Protesting Arms Dealer Event

Several artists have pulled their work from the current group exhibition at the Design Museum in Kensington, London. The move was in protest to...

2 August 2018

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Grayson Perry Seeks Early Ceramic Works For Holburne Museum Exhibition

The Holburne Museum in Bath have asked collectors to lend early ceramic works by the Turner Prize winning, transvestite artist Grayson Perry. In an...

31 July 2018

Disputed Cranach the Elder Paintings To Remain At Norton Simon Museum

The disputed Lucas Cranach the Elder's paintings of Adam and Eve, a highlight of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California

27 July 2018

Sir Charles Saumarez Smith Joins Blain|Southern As Senior Gallery Director

Sir Charles Saumarez Smith is to join Blain|Southern as Senior Director of the gallery. The appointment was announced today 27 July 2018

25 July 2018

National Portrait Gallery To Exhibit Works Regionally Associated With Sitters

The National Portrait Gallery, London has announced Coming Home, a simple but powerful idea that will see the NPG lend 50 of their most...