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6 February 2023

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US Cracks Down On Christie’s And Sotheby’s Russian Money Laundering – Damien Hirst Quietly Donates £8m To NHS – Anish Kapoor Unveils New York ‘Bean Style’ Public Monument

US Cracks Down On Christie's And Sotheby's Russian Money Laundering - Damien Hirst Quietly Donates £8m To NHS - Anish Kapoor Unveils New York...

1 February 2023

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Tate Modern Loses Privacy Court Case With Goldfish Bowl Luxury Flats

Tate Modern has lost their case with residents of the Neo Bankside luxury development after a high court ruling. The lawsuit has dragged on...

31 January 2023

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Alfred Leslie: Leading New York Beat Painter And Filmmaker Dies Aged 95

The leading New York 'Beat' Painter and filmmaker Alfred Leslie has died aged 95. Leslie was born in the Bronx in 1927 and lived...

25 January 2023

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More Restitution Problems For Picasso, Van Gogh And British Museum Antiquities

Restitution is proving to be a complex and challenging problem for many museums and private collections. This week alone, several cases have been filed....

24 January 2023

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Oscar Nomination For Nan Goldin Film All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed has received an Oscar Nomination for best documentary at this year's Academy Awards.

John Akomfrah RA To Represent GB At 60th Venice Biennale

The artist and filmmaker Sir John Akomfrah RA will is to represent Great Britain at the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di...

19 January 2023

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Peter Doig Wins $2.5 Million In Disputed Painting Case

The painter Peter Doig has won $2.5 million in a ruling in federal court after a Chicago gallery sued him for claiming a painting...

16 January 2023

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Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Announce 2023 Shortlist And Exhibition

The Photographers’ Gallery London has revealed details of the 2023 edition of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize.

16 January 2023

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Munch Masterpiece With Nazi Restitution Connections To Be Sold At Sotheby’s

Sotheby's is to offer 'Dance On The Beach' an important panel by the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch It is estimated to fetch around £12-20m.

12 January 2023

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Contemporary Artworks Given To Queen Elizabeth For Platinum Jubilee Exhibited

Works by twenty contemporary artists gifted by the Royal Academy of Arts to Queen Elizabeth II to mark the Platinum Jubilee have gone on...

9 January 2023

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Art Basel Group Cancels London’s Masterpiece Fair – Louvre To Limit Daily Visitors to 30,000 – Mary Cassatt Biopic To Premiere On International Women’s Day

Art Basel Group Cancels London's Masterpiece Fair - Louvre To Limit Daily Visitors to 30,000 - Mary Cassatt Bio-Pic To Premiere On International Women's...

7 January 2023

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Marilyn Stafford Trailblazing Photographer Dies Aged 97 – Claudia Barbieri

Like many women artists of her generation, the photographer Marilyn Stafford, who died on January 2 aged 97, won public recognition late in life

6 January 2023

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Michael Snow Canadian Sculptor And Experimental Filmmaker Dies Aged 94

Michael Snow Canadian artist who worked in various media, including film, installation, sculpture, photography, and music, has died aged 94

5 January 2023

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British Museum Close To Parthenon Marbles Deal – Ukraine Banksy Theft Ringleader Faces Imprisonment – Arata Isozaki Japanese Architect Dies Aged 91

British Museum Close To Parthenon Marbles Deal - Ukraine Banksy Theft Ringleader Faces Imprisonment - Arata Isozaki Japanese Architect Dies Aged 91

30 December 2022

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Arise Sir Grayson Perry and Sir John Akomfrah Knighted In New Year’s Honours List

The New Year's Honours list 2023 has given a nod to several Visual Artists in this year’s presentation. The List reflects the contribution

15 December 2022

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Adriano Pedrosa Selected Artistic Director Of Venice Biennale 2024

The Board of La Biennale di Venezia have selected Adriano Pedrosa as Director of the Visual Arts Sector

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

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.

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Reviews

6 February 2023

Sam Ainsley Out of Redness comes Kindness – Clare Henry

I first met Sam Ainsley in 1978. She was a part-time assistant at Edinburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery.

26 January 2023

Art In Spain And The Hispanic World A New RA Survey Exhibition – Lee Sharrock 

Spain and the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic society museum & library is a major new survey exhibition featuring 150 works at the...

26 January 2023

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British Modern And Contemporary Art Sales Steady At London Art Fair

Now in its 35th year, London Art Fair continues to play a pivotal role in bringing British Modern and Contemporary Art to market.

16 January 2023

Giorgio Morandi: A Quiet Moment Estorick Collection – James Payne

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Estorick Collection, the gallery is presenting a major exhibition of works by Giorgio Morandi, considered by many...

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)

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

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...

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...

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,...

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

6 February 2023

Charoula Nikolaidou: Emotion Lines Varvara Roza Galleries and The Blender Gallery London

Varvara Roza Galleries and The Blender Gallery are presenting the second major solo exhibition by Charoula Nikolaidou, "Emotion Lines". The exhibition takes place at...

31 January 2023

Tricia Gillman Moment Fields At Benjamin Rhodes Arts

Tricia Gillman and Benjamin Rhodes have a historic exhibiting partnership with Gillman, having exhibited with Benjamin Rhodes through the late 1980s and early 1990s....

24 January 2023

Betty and George Woodman To Exhibit At Bloomsbury Group’s Charleston

Charleston, the proverbial home of Virginia Wolfe, Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry and Duncan Grant has announced details of a Betty Woodman and George Woodman...

17 January 2023

Whitechapel Gallery Unveils Action, Gesture, Paint: Women Artists and Global Abstraction 1940-70

The Whitechapel Gallery In London has announced a major new exhibition bringing together over 150 paintings by an overlooked generation of 80 international women...

10 January 2023

Massive Street Art Exhibition Announced By Saatchi Gallery

One of the largest and most comprehensive 'Street Art' exhibitions will open this February at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea.

21 December 2022

Awol Erizku Presents New Work At Ben Brown Fine Art London

Ben Brown Fine Arts is presenting 'Cosmic Drill', their third solo exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Awol Erizku.

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

30 January 2023

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Jonathan Baldock: Interview of the Month, February 2023 – Paul Carey-Kent

Jonathan Baldock works across sculpture, installation and performance. He has a way with unexpected faces – as in his long-running series of ceramic masks

Andy Goldsworthy: Storm King Wall 1997 – 1998 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

'The child,' Wordsworth famously remarked, 'is father to the man.' Growing up in West Yorkshire, the land was always close to Andy Goldsworthy's heart.

Contemporary Artists In The Spotlight 2023 – Nico Kos-Earle

For this rolling feature Nico Kos-Earle has chosen 15 international artists working in various mediums to look out for in 2023.

David Mach RA: Heavy Metal Pangolin Gallery Kings Cross – Clare Henry

David Mach RA has always worked big. His sculpture always controversial, ambitious, and monumental.

18 January 2023

Women Artists Dominate 2023 Exhibition Schedule

Women artists are set to dominate the exhibition schedule in the major museums and galleries in 2023

9 January 2023

Twelve Out of London Art Exhibitions 2023

Artlyst has selected twelve art exhibitions that will take place out of London and around the UK during 2023.

8 January 2023

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Fair Comment 2023: International Art Fair Guide Recommended By Artlyst

The collector's word in the aisles during many of the international art fairs is that there are just too many art fairs!

4 January 2023

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Surveying New Exhibitions With A Spiritual Twist January 2023 Art Diary – Revd Jonathan Evens

Surveying current and upcoming exhibitions at the turn of the year provides evidence of the breadth and depth of the past and present engagement...

2 January 2023

London Art Exhibitions 2023 A Month By Month Guide

*UPDATED* Artlyst has put together a month-by-month guide of the best of the London art exhibitions coming in 2023.

29 December 2022

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Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2022 – History Has Its Eyes On You

Presenting the much-coveted Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2022. This is Artlyst's way of acknowledging our industry’s hard work and achievements, as we see and...

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.

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,...

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.

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.

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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