7 October 2022

/

Sackler Name Removed From V&A Museum – Edward Colston Statue Appeal Court Decision  – Whitney Biennial Curators Chosen 

Sackler Name Removed From V&A Museum – Edward Colston Statue Appeal Court Decision  – Whitney Biennial Curators Chosen 

28 September 2022

/

Samson Kambalu Antelope Takes Over Fourth Plinth Commission In Trafalgar Square

The Fourth Plinth commission in London’s Trafalgar Square was unveiled this morning by artist Samson Kambalu. Antelope has been well received since the maquette was released before the pandemic. Antelope is the 14th commission since the programme of artworks began in 1998 The Fourth Plinth is renowned across the globe for bringing world-class contemporary art to […]

22 September 2022

//

Russian Artist Pyotr Pavlensky London Exhibition  – Queen Elizabeth II Fourth Plinth Takeover – Sex Pistols Sotheby’s Auction

Russian Art Activist Pyotr Pavlensky London Exhibition  – Queen Elizabeth II Fourth Plinth Takeover – Sex Pistols Sotheby’s Auction

21 September 2022

Ai Weiwei Receives Praemium Imperiale 2022 Award From Lord Patten

Yesterday I battled through the streets of London thronged with the Queen’s mourners to make my way to Asia House, where Lord Patten of Barnes was announcing the recipients of the Praemium Imperiale Awards.

12 September 2022

/

Nan Goldin Doc Wins Top Prize At Venice – Controversial Warhol Red Portrait Auctioned 

A new documentary film exploring the career and activism of the American Photographer Nan Goldin and the fall of the Sackler family

11 September 2022

King Charles III And His Impassioned Love Of Painting

It is unusual to have a Monarch with a talent for painting. This will hopefully spark a renaissance for the arts in the UK.

8 September 2022

/

Andy Warhol And The Portrait Of Queen Elizabeth II – Mark Wallinger Creates Revolutionary Digital Art Experience – Vermeer’s Milkmaid New Research Revelation

Andy Warhol never actually met Queen Elizabeth II; however, his portrait of the monarch has become one of the most recognisable of all Royal portraits.

7 September 2022

//

Meta Open Arts Unveil London Artworks – Michelle Donelan Is The New UK Culture Secretary – Olafur Eliasson New Online VR and NFT

Meta Open Arts have unveiled newly commissioned artworks for Meta’s recently opened London King’s Cross offices. Last month Meta revealed a similar program in New York that received praise from art critics. (See Artlyst 25 August) Art offers new ways of thinking about ourselves, our communities and the world at large The London artworks have […]

25 August 2022

/

Yousuf Karsh Portrait of Winston Churchill Stolen – Earliest Keith Haring Radiant Baby Auctioned – Meta Set To Launch Art Filled NY HQ

Yousuf Karsh Portrait of Winston Churchill Stolen – Earliest Keith Haring Radiant Baby Auctioned – Meta Set To Launch Art Filled NY HQ

24 August 2022

/

Spencer Tunick Announces First Gallery Show In Ten Years

Public Interventions will be Spencer Tunick’s first gallery show in 10 years and features new and unseen work. 

12 August 2022

//

Hauser & Wirth Buy Soho’s Groucho Club For £40m

The Groucho Club, an infamous Soho watering hole known for its literary and arty crowd, has been purchased by gallerists Hauser & Wirth

9 August 2022

/

Raymond Briggs Creator Of The Snowman Dies Aged 88 – Issey Miyake Japanese fashion designer Dies Aged 84 – Peter Waldron British Abstract Painter Dies Aged 80

In a town not unfamiliar with colourful personalities, Peter Waldron was for several decades one of the most familiar figures about the streets and pubs of Hastings Old Town

8 August 2022

//

Horniman Return Benin Bronzes To Nigeria – Henry Darger Federal Lawsuit Revealed – Green Light For Gormley Alan Turing Sculpture

Horniman Agrees To Return Benin Bronzes To Nigeria – Henry Darger Federal Lawsuit Revealed – Green Light For Gormley Sculpture Celebrating Codebreaker Alan Turing 

26 July 2022

/

Damien Hirst To Publically Burn Paintings – Samson Kambalu To Unveil Fourth Plinth Commission – Rhea Storr New Art On The Underground Commission

Damien Hirst To Publically Burn Paintings – Samson Kambalu To Unveil Fourth Plinth Commission – Rhea Storr New Art On The Underground Commission

18 July 2022

/

Claes Oldenburg Proto New York Pop Artist Dies Aged 93

Claes Oldenburg, the first-wave Pop Artist who turned everyday objects into hard and soft sculptures, has died aged 93.

18 July 2022

//

Documenta Director Sabine Schormann Resigns Over Antisemitism Row – Sotheby’s Sell $2.5m Tables Made From Asbestos – Complete Hilma af Klint Catalogue Raisonné To Be Published

Documenta Director Sabine Schormann Resigns Over Antisemitism Row – Sotheby’s Sell $2.5m Tables Made From Asbestos – Complete Hilma af Klint Catalogue Raisonné To Be Published

14 July 2022

/

Van Gogh and Modigliani Sketches Discovered Reverso – Museum Of The Year £100k Winner Announced – Harsh New Fines For Damaging Public Sculptures In Britain

A previously unknown self-portrait by the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh has been found on the back of another painting in the National Galleries of Scotland collection. 

14 July 2022

Royal Academy Elects Three Dynamic New Academicians

Three new Royal Academicians have been elected to round off the year. Shirazeh Houshiary, Brian Griffiths and Clare Woods

12 July 2022

//

Paris+ par Art Basel: New Kid On The Block Announces Exhibitors

Paris+ par Art Basel, which has all but replaced the French art fair FIAC in the Grand Palais, has announced the lineup for the 2022 fair.

2 July 2022

/

Boris Johnson Denounced UK Government Over Parthenon Marbles What About Now?

As a student, Boris Johnson lambasted UK officials for not allowing the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles.

30 June 2022

//

Margaret Keane Kitsch Painter Of Big Eyed Children Dies Aged 94

The painter Margaret Keane, creator of melancholy portraits of big-eyed children, popular in the late 1950s-1960s, has died aged 94.

29 June 2022

//

Victor Pinchuk Donates £10.2m Jeff Koons Balloon Monkey Proceeds To Aid Ukraine 

The sale proceeds of Jeff Koons’ iconic Balloon Monkey (Magenta) (2006-13), which sold for £10,136,500 / $12,437,486 / €11,738,067 at Christie’s last night…

27 June 2022

//

Sam Gilliam Pioneering African American Painter Dies Aged 88

One of the great innovators of postwar American art, Sam Gilliam, has died aged 88.

23 June 2022

/

Banksy Bataclan Sad Girl Eight Convicted Of Art Theft 

Eight men have been convicted of stealing A Banksy artwork depicting a weeping woman that was taken from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris.

23 June 2022

Windrush Statue Unveiled – Uta Kögelsberger Wins RA’s Charles Wollaston Award – National Gallery Announces Van Gogh Show for Bicentenary  

A group of people representing the Windrush generation joined HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at London Waterloo Station (22 June 2022) to witness the unveiling of the first National Windrush Monument.

15 June 2022

Turner Prize To Be Presented At Towner Eastbourne In 2023

The Turner Prize has announced that it will be presented at Towner Eastbourne in 2023, as the centrepiece of the gallery’s centenary celebrations.

8 June 2022

//

Paula Rego: A Generation’s Defining Figurative Painter Dies Aged 87

Dame Paula Rego, one of the finest UK based figurative painters of her generation, has died suddenly in London aged 87.

2 June 2022

/

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 which are to be found in the period leading up the fasts of Lent.

1 June 2022

/

Isaac Julien Cornelia Parker and Quentin Blake On Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List

The Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list 2022 has given the nod to several people involved in the Visual Arts, including a knighthood for the filmmaker  Isaac Julien, The installation artist Cornelia Parker OBE and the Illustrator Sir Quentin Blake joining the elite Companions of Honour.

23 May 2022

//

Royal College of Art Unveils New Herzog & de Meuron Campus Upgrade

The Royal College of Art, the world’s leading university of art and design, unveiled its new campus in Battersea

16 May 2022

//

Whitechapel Gallery Appoints Gilane Tawadros As New Director

The Whitechapel Gallery has announced that curator and writer, Gilane Tawadros, has been appointed their new Director.

15 May 2022

/

Man Ray Sets New Photography Record Price at $12.4m

A Man Ray photograph ‘Le Violon d’Ingres’ has set a new record price for a photograph, selling for $12.4 million