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7 December 2022

Veronica Ryan Wins The 2022 Turner Prize In Liverpool

The £25,000 Turner Prize has been awarded to Veronica Ryan at a gala ceremony at Tate Liverpool. 

5 December 2022

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Damien Hirst Creates 300 Mass-Produced Paintings at $40k A Pop – Stolen Kandinsky Polish Museum Authorities Threaten Legal Action – Viva Magenta Is Pantone Colour Of The Year 2023

Damien Hirst Creates 300 Mass-Produced Paintings at $40k A Pop - Stolen Kandinsky Polish Museum Authorities Threaten Legal Action - Viva Magenta Is Pantone...

4 December 2022

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Art Basel Miami Beach 20th Anniversary Edition – What The Dealers Said

Art Basel's 2022 edition in Miami Beach closed on Saturday, December 3, 2022, following a week of solid sales across all market sectors and...

3 December 2022

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Elgin Marbles: UK Government In Settlement Talks With Greece – Banksy Mural Theft Foiled In Kyiv – Omai By Sir Joshua Reynolds Raises £25m To Stop Export

Elgin Marbles: UK Government In Settlement Talks With Greece - Banksy Mural Theft Foiled In Kyiv - Omai By Sir Joshua Reynolds Raises £25m...

2 December 2022

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Tom Phillips RA Creator Of A Humument A Continually Evolving Artwork Dies

The British artist Tom Phillips RA has died. Phillips was born in London in 1937. He attended St Catherine’s College, Oxford, in 1957, where...

1 December 2022

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Record-Breaking Venice Biennale Closes – Katy Hessel The Story Of Art Without Men Chosen Waterstones Book Of The Year – Douglas Gordon Presents Neon-Inspired Work On Piccadilly Screen

Record-Breaking Venice Biennale Closes - Katy Hessel The Story Of Art Without Men Chosen Waterstones Book Of The Year - Douglas Gordon Presents Neon-Inspired Work On Picadilly Screen

1 December 2022

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Ashley Bickerton Leading Neo-Geo Artist Dies Aged 63

The Neo-Geo Artist Ashley Bickerton (May 26, 1959 – November 30, 2022) has died in Bali after a protracted illness.

23 November 2022

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Grace Ndiritu Wins Jarman Award 2022 – £120,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year Award  –  2023 Turner Prize Towner Eastbourne Jury Announced

Grace Ndiritu Wins Jarman Award 2022 - £120,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year Award  -  2023 Turner Prize Towner Eastbourne Jury Announced

22 November 2022

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Andres Serrano: Piss Christ Immortalised On The Blockchain With New NFT

The most vandalised artwork in modern history, Piss Christ, 1987, by the American artist Andres Serrano, is celebrating its 35th anniversary

21 November 2022

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Cult Film Director John Waters Donates Personal Art Collection To BMA

Cult-film director John Waters famous for his groundbreaking flicks, Pink Flamingos and Hairspray, has donated 372 works of art to the BMA

15 November 2022

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Jenny Holzer Becomes Whitechapel Art Icon Award’s Tenth Winner

Whitechapel Gallery has announced that Jenny Holzer is the tenth artist to receive its prestigious annual Art Icon award.

15 November 2022

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Kunstmuseum Basel Unveils Degenerate Art Exhibition From Their Own Collection

The Kunstmuseum Basel has unveiled an exhibition from their unique German and French Modernism collection.

5 November 2022

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Arts Council England Announce Shock Levelling Up Measures

Arts Council England has announced a £43.5 million shift in funding as part of the Government's pet project 'Levelling up'. ACE is the main...

31 October 2022

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Frances Morris To Step Down As Tate Modern Director  –  Art Basel Head Marc Spiegler Quits – Stuart Semple Launches Pantone Alternative Colour Chart

Frances Morris To Step Down As Tate Modern Director  -  Art Basel Director Marc Spiegler Quits - Stuart Semple Launches Pantone Alternative Colour Chart

26 October 2022

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18 October 2022

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Turner Prize 2022 Exhibition Opens At Tate Liverpool

The Turner Prize 2022 exhibition has opened at Tate Liverpool, unveiling the four shortlisted artists, Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan and Sin Wai...

10 October 2022

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Cecilia Vicuña Unveils Seventh Annual Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

Cecilia Vicuña Unveils Seventh Annual Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

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Reviews

5 December 2022

Magdalena Abakanowicz & Maria Bartuszová Every Tangle of Thread Every Broken Shell – Nico Kos Earle

At the entrance to Every Tangle of Thread and Rope is a vast black-and-white photographic transfer of Magdalena Abakanowicz (20 June 1930 – 20 April 2017)

1 December 2022

Lucian Freud And His Circle Surveyed In Two London Exhibitions

A noted John Deakin photograph of Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud in Soho in 1963

28 November 2022

Mayfair: London Gallery Round-Up December 2022 – Nico Kos Earle

This month, Gavin Turk unveiled a series of meticulously rendered still lives of candles after Gerhard Richter's renowned photorealist work.

20 November 2022

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The Love of Print: A Who’s Who of Scottish Printmaking – Kelvingrove Art Gallery – Clare Henry

LOVE OF PRINT is a superb, giant size, memorable, wide-ranging and serious exhibition which spans 50 years of Scottish printmaking.

16 November 2022

Emma Witter: A Moveable Feast Portman Estate Marylebone – Nico Kos Earle

‘A Moveable Feast’  is a presentation at of small sculpture and digital prints by the artist Emma Witter at The Portman Estate in Marylebone.

16 November 2022

Women Making Modernism A Revisionist History – Royal Academy – Sue Hubbard

The title 'Making Modernism' implies that the artists included in this Royal Academy exhibition were at the forefront of the avant-garde. That they were...

13 November 2022

A Question Of Clay: Strange Clay – Hayward Gallery – Revd Jonathan Evens

Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in ceramics from artists and the public, from the popularity of The Great Pottery, Throw Down...

7 November 2022

Laure Prouvost: An Immersive Migration – National Museum Norway

Her latest site-specific, immersive installation for the Light Hall at Norway's new National Museum is spectacular.

20 October 2022

Turner Prize: Liverpool Hosts Challenging 2022 Edition – Alice Lenkiewicz

The Turner Prize has arrived at Tate Liverpool for the second time in 20 years. Visitors can now explore the work of this year's...

9 October 2022

William Kentridge: Merging Politics With Aesthetics – RA – Revd Jonathan Evens

"Drawing is the starting point to nearly all of Kentridge's work. He sees drawing as a testing of ideas, a slow-motion version of thought."

7 October 2022

Power Of The Sea: Turner And Fofana- Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

The current Exhibition at Tate Liverpool, "Dark Waters", consists of works by Joseph Mallory William Turner and Lamin Fofana.

7 October 2022

Cezanne The Road To Modernism Tate Modern – Leila Lebreton

The Tate Modern's Cezanne exhibition is probably one of the most elaborate and rich exhibitions this year. Spanning the entirety of Cezanne's painting career,...

24 September 2022

Winslow Homer: Beyond The Sea – National Gallery – Revd Jonathan Evens

Homer is an artist that, although a household name in America, is entirely unrepresented in UK public collections.

14 September 2022

Carolee Schneemann Breaking Artistic Boundaries At The Barbican – Sue Hubbard

Until the 1960s, America and Britain, both recovering from the effects of war, were largely conservative, hidebound and patriarchal societies. This makes the work...

2 June 2022

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Hew Locke And The Christian Roots Of Carnival – Tate Britain – Revd Jonathan Evens

The word carnival derives from Latin expressions meaning either to remove meat or say farewell to meat. These indicate the Christian roots of carnival...

28 March 2022

Damien Hirst The Visceral Reality Of Death – Revd Jonathan Evens

Everything Damien Hirst does is controversial, from the initial shock of the new - the sensation of the YBAs - through his use of...

16 December 2020

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Lets The Paint Tell The Story – James Payne

Fly In League With The Night, at Tate Britain covers Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's work from her graduation in 2003 to the present day, with some...

 

Previews

7 December 2022

New Contemporaries Returns To South London Gallery For Fifth Consecutive Year

New Contemporaries 2022 returns to the South London Gallery with a rich diversity of approaches to making. The exhibition features 47 artists.

14 November 2022

Art Alert: Michael Chow at Waddington Custot, Alex Wood MOCA London, Jay Price The Mine App

Three exciting art projects are launching this November: Michael Chow at Waddington Custot, Alex Wood at MOCA London and Jay Price's interactive artwork.

24 October 2022

Gavin Turk Appropriates Gerhard Richter’s Candle Paintings In New London Exhibition

The fourth solo exhibition of the British artist Gavin Turk (4 November – 14 January) has been announced by Ben Brown Fine Arts London.

19 October 2022

Making Modernism: Women Artists In Early 20th Century Germany RA

Making Modernism is the first major UK exhibition devoted to women artists working in Germany in the early 20th century.

11 October 2022

Sonia Boyce: Venice Golden Lion Winner’s Inaugural Show At Simon Lee

Just for the Record is a new exhibition by the 2022 Venice Biennale Golden Lion winner Sonia Boyce OBE RA’s. It is her inaugural...

27 September 2022

Conrad Shawcross Mounts Major Exhibitions At Mathematical Institute Oxford

Conrad Shawcross is mounting one of his largest exhibitions ever at The Mathematical Institute, Oxford.

29 June 2022

Tate Exhibition Programme Highlights Announced For 2023 

Tate has announced a diverse programme of exhibitions for 2023. Two groundbreaking figures in modern art, Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian, will be...

 

Features

8 December 2022

An Exhilarating Art Week During Miami Art Basel – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

I was very much looking forward to ending the 2022 fair season in Miami. Being Art Basel Miami's 20th anniversary and the last edition...

6 December 2022

Art Basel Miami Beach 2022 Ten Of The Best – Clayton Calvert

Art Basel Miami Beach 2022: The verdict is still out on whether or not the 20th edition of the fair was a runaway success...

5 December 2022

Gainsborough’s House – Suffolk Gets A World-Class Museum – James Payne

After a lengthy refurbishment, thanks to £10 million from The Lottery Fund, one of my favourite museums in the UK, has re-opened, and they...

4 December 2022

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Winslow Homer: American Passage An Interview With Biographer Bill Cross

The author of the biography Winslow Homer: American Passage, Bill Cross, is an independent scholar and a consultant to art and history museums.

29 November 2022

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Andres Serrano: Talks About Free Speech And NFTs – Artlyst Interview 

Serrano's photograph, Piss Christ (1987), became the subject of a US national debate on freedom of artistic expression.

14 November 2022

Glasgow Print Studio Celebrates 50 Years Of Printmaking – Clare Henry

GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO is internationally acclaimed, and its 50th birthday is being celebrated in a major, culturally significant exhibition at the city's main civic...

7 November 2022

Great Art Cities Explained – An Art And Travel Video Series

Following the wildly successful YouTube art history series, Great Art Explained in 15 Minutes, founded in 2020 by art writer and curator James Payne,...

5 November 2022

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Romuald Hazoumè: Interview of the Month, November 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Beninese artist Romuald Hazoumè has been making his well-known masks for many years, but 'Carnaval', his show at the October Gallery

1 November 2022

Soulages And Strange Clay November 2022 Art Diary – Revd Jonathan Evens

Under an image of Richard Woods' 'Small House' installation at Southwark Cathedral, Fergus Butler Gaillie

24 October 2022

Bill Brandt: Tate Britain Launches Free Photography Exhibition

Tate Britain opens a free new exhibition dedicated to celebrated British photographer Bill Brandt (1904-83).

16 October 2022

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1-54 Art Fair London: My Six Favourite Exhibits – Lee Sharrock 

As 1-54 celebrates its 10th birthday, the first international art fair to focus on modern and contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora

7 October 2022

William Kentridge Ubu Tells The Truth – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

The white south African artist William Kentridge has used the play Ubu Roito to express his views against South African apartheid and its vicious...

28 September 2022

Pyotr Pavlensky Uncensored The Artlyst Interview With Paul Carter Robinson

Pyotr Pavlensky was born in 1984 in Leningrad. He studied monumental painting at the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design.

31 August 2022

Ten London Art Exhibitions Autumn 2022

London comes into its own in Autumn with the opening of a whole array of exciting exhibitions, fairs and auctions. Artlyst has put together...

30 August 2022

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Spencer Tunick: The Naked Facts – Artlyst Interview With Paul Carter Robinson

The work of artist Spencer Tunick defies genres by transforming both landscapes and the human form into powerful artworks.

10 August 2022

Qatar Transforms Into An Outdoor Art Gallery Ahead Of FIFA World Cup

Qatar, a country that is no stranger to important contemporary public art, with works by Richard Serra and Damien Hirst, will be Transformed into...

Channeling Andrew Wyeth: Jeffery Becton And Andrea Hamilton Between Two Worlds – The Poetics of Coastal Places

It is a work that has deeply influenced the practice of countless artists, in particular fine art photographer Jeffery Becton.

26 October 2021

Paul Carey Kent Artist Interview Of The Month Index – Artlyst

Welcome to this new series of monthly artist interviews by critic Paul Carey-Kent. Paul has written for Art Monthly and Frieze Magazine

Significant Works: A New Series Of Contemporary Art Essays By Sue Hubbard

In this new series, Sue Hubbard explores single works by leading contemporary artists.

Great Artworks Explained A New Video Series By James Payne

This is a new series by Artist/historian James Payne demystifying great works of art. We will be adding to this page as the content...

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Appropriation Artworks

Appropriation art or the art of appropriation is the use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. Here...

 

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