Charmaine Watkiss is the daughter of Jamaicans who came to post-war Britain in the 1960s when immigration from former colonies was encouraged to help with the significant labour shortage.
The painter Frank Auerbach, sent in 1939 to England learned years later, that his parents had perished in Auschwitz.
26 July 2021
Modern Art Oxford has announced a new exhibition of paintings by the internationally celebrated artist Anish Kapoor
The elusive Street Artist Banksy has unveiled a new artwork inspired by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, named as the buyer of the highly contentious Salvator Mundi painting by Leonardo da Vinci has declined the loan of the painting to the Louvre in Paris for the large Da Vinci 500 Years show, set for this Autumn.
11 September 2018
A new exhibition of paintings by Daniel Richter at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac exemplifies the way in which German painting has become dominant in Europe.
12 February 2018
The story of painting has become, in large part, the story of its response to other media, especially photography.
7 June 2017
The sun appears in many different guises in Turner’s work. Sometimes it is something very natural and elemental, at others, it is more mysterious and mystical. Turner was working in an era when the sun – what it was, what it was made of and the source of its power – was still a source of mystery and wonder.
I met Howard Hodgkin in New York at the opening of his first US solo show at the Jill Kornblee Gallery, when I had just turned 18. As a first-year Fine Art student at the Boston Museum School, I had travelled down to NY with Stuart Cary Welch a Professor at Harvard, who by special arrangement with the Museum School and Tufts allowed […]
25 February 2017
Mersad Berber (1940 – 2012) is one of the greatest and the most significant representatives of Bosnian – Herzegovinian and Yugoslav art in the second half of the 20th century
17 February 2017
A new survey exhibition of painting by Maria Lassnig, at Hauser & Wirth, spanning a period from the 1950s to the end of the artist’s life opens in early March.
11 January 2017
ANDREW SALGADO (b.1982, Canada) is one of the most promising young figurative painters working today. His forthcoming solo exhibition TEN is a survey of his work at The Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square, London. The show opens this week (Jan-Feb 2017) an artist monograph of the same name accompanies the show. – Interview
America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s is a new RA exhibition chronicling the turbulent economic, political and aesthetic climate that dominated the decade following the Wall Street Crash of 1929.
A Picasso oil painting valued at $15m (£10m), that was stolen from a Paris museum 14 years ago has been returned by US authorities. The painting titled, La Coiffeuse (The Hairdresser) is considered a cubist masterpiece from Picasso’s most important period. Created in 1911 the canvas was found in a shipment from Belgium to Newark, New Jersey, in December 2014. The […]
Christie’s has announced that a striking head study by Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), which was recently re-discovered on the BBC television progamme The Antiques Roadshow, will be offered at Christie’s Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale, on Tuesday 8 July (estimate: £300,000-500,000, illustrated above). This work is a preparatory sketch for van Dyck’s […]
Jemima Dury, the daughter of the late, great musician/songwriter and visual artist, has spent the last two years putting together a collection of her Dad’s art work in order to hold the first ever Ian Dury retrospective. When Dury formed his band Kilburn and the High Roads in 1971 he retired from painting and pursued […]
This week former president George W Bush dedicated his library and Museum to the US nation. It has become an American tradition, to build a museum where documents and presidential papers are stored for posterity. The library and museum, along with Bush’s policy institute, are housed in the George W. Bush Presidential Center. It is […]