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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).

18 October 2022

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Art Vaudeville: Frieze London and Frieze Masters – Nico Kos Earle

Sometimes I wonder if the art fair is a symptom of the internet and our contemporaneous assumption that everything is instantly available at the...

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.

3 September 2022

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Spiritual Joseph Beuys Plus More: September Diary – Revd Jonathan Evens

Last year was the centenary of the birth of Joseph Beuys. Centenary exhibitions included ‘The Inventor of Electricity - Joseph Beuys and the Christian...

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...

2 August 2022

Steve McQueen Deadpan 1997 – Significant Works  – Sue Hubbard

One of the things about this series is that it provides an opportunity to look back on keynote contemporary works with a degree of...

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.

4 May 2022

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Andrew Marr Talks Painting Not Politics With Ria Higgins

Away from the political battles of Westminster, Britain’s most famous interrogator has a passion not many people know about… painting. With his latest exhibition...

29 April 2022

Great Art Cities Explained YouTube Series Venice Biennale Special

Great Art Cities Explained (GACE) follows the successful YouTube art history series Great Art Explained in 15 Minutes, founded last year by art writer...

59th Venice Biennale: Twelve Things To See On-Site – Paul Carter Robinson

I have just returned from the 59th Venice Biennale, which was thrown off course by a year due to the pandemic.

26 April 2022

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Eight Of The Best Collateral Events – 59th Venice Biennale – Lee Sharrock

Writer and PR Consultant Lee Sharrock has selected eight of the best collateral events taking place in Venice during the 59th Biennale.

13 January 2022

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Fair Comment: What’s On And Off In 2022 – Artlyst Fair Guide

Artlyst has compiled a dateline of international Art Fairs scheduled to open in the next twelve months

14 December 2021

Twelve London Art Exhibitions To Energise You in 2022

Artlyst has selected twelve of the most exciting exhibitions promised for 2022 in London. 

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...

 

Photo Features

6 June 2022

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Colour And Art History On A Paris Road Trip – James Payne

Paris is always good for an Artlyst road trip, as James Payne discovers as he visits Fondation Louis Vuitton, Cluny Museum and goes on...

The Return Of A Post Pandemic Art Brussels – Paul Carey Kent

Art Brussels sprouts back to life after two years missed for Covid, from 28 April – 1 May.

Artist Lockdown In New York City – Scarlett Lingwood

The reality of Covid19 started to appear more on my radar towards the beginning of March. By the time the Armory Show happened with...

London Gallery Lockdown Night And Day – A Photo Essay

London Gallery Lockdown 4/05/2020: Greta Thunberg would undoubtedly agree with the first statement

15 April 2020

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How To Isolate: Art Industry Interviews – Oliver Malin

Dearly beloved, we are all unfortunately still gathered here on this unexpected Summer holiday to a destination unknown.

16 January 2020

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London Art Fair Ticket Giveaway 2020

Here we go again! It’s time for the London Art Fair. Artlyst as 2020 media partners have ten pairs of tickets to give away....

23 July 2019

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Hirvitalo: A Hive For Finland’s Experimental Arts With DIY Anarchist Roots – Jude Cowan Montague

Pipoca (Paola de Ramos) invited me to participate in an art exhibition and residency at Hirvitalo, Pispala, Tampere, Finland in July 2019, the theme...

13 July 2019

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Expressionist Prints: From Turmoil To Conflict – Hunterian Glasgow – Leyla Sanai

The unassuming Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow, perched next to the University library, houses stunning paintings by the Glasgow Boys (and Girls) and the Scottish...

 

Opinion

Ten Things To Shout About At London’s Masterpiece Art Fair – Nico Kos Earle

Masterpiece is one of London's unmissable art fairs. This is a melting pot where visitors can view and buy the finest works of art,...

Venice To London May 2022 Diary – Revd Jonathan Evens

Several exhibitions/installations in Venice during the 59th Biennale re-situate key works or themes from Christianity's historic engagement with the Arts, in some cases overlaying...

24 June 2021

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Hello Cunty: Sotheby’s Appropriates The Colony Room – Darren Coffield

The event was a travesty of everything the Colony stood for, organised by people who thought they could recreate a special place.

18 November 2020

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Marcus Lyon: Human Atlas Explorations – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

Marcus Lyon is an artist whose early work took him to the slums and ghettos of the developing world to explore issues surrounding street...

4 November 2020

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Tracey Emin’s Last Hurrah? And Other Stuff – Edward Lucie-Smith

Just as the new lockdown was being announced, the Sunday Times (UK) was unusually full of stuff about contemporary art. The main colour supplement...

28 March 2020

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Art And Faith A Time For Seeing – Revd Jonathan Evens

Edward Lucie-Smith has rightly wondered, as 'the contemporary art world goes dark, and as galleries – official spaces and commercial ones – slam shut...

13 January 2019

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Bill Viola And The Art Of Contemplation – Revd Jonathan Evens

In welcoming Bill Viola’s installations at St Paul’s Cathedral, Mark Oakley noted that: ‘Viola’s art slows down our perceptions in order to deepen them.’

20 December 2018

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2018 A Melancholy Year For Art Exhibitions In Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

It has been in many ways a somewhat melancholy year for art, here in Britain – or should I say: ‘here in London’? -since...

 

Interviews

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

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.

1 August 2022

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Charmaine Watkiss: Interview of the Month August 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent 

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...

28 June 2022

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Mali Morris: Interview of the Month, July 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Mali Morris is a popular and notably active member of the Royal Academy of Arts, making her an appropriate choice for the annual commission...

11 June 2022

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Peter Buggenhout: Interview of the Month, June 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Belgian sculptor Peter Buggenhout makes slippery, near-formless sculptures that typically repulse with their abject materials, yet draw you in to an uncanny unknowability.

4 May 2022

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Andrew Marr Talks Painting Not Politics With Ria Higgins

Away from the political battles of Westminster, Britain’s most famous interrogator has a passion not many people know about… painting. With his latest exhibition...

Martin Parr: Interview of the Month May 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Martin Parr is famous worldwide for over 50 years of intensely colourful and wittily affectionate photographic observations of people.

2 April 2022

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David Nash: Interview of the Month April 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Forty years ago, David Nash was the first artist to make work on-site for Yorkshire Sculpture Park –invited by the founding director Peter Murray,...

 

Quiz

14 March 2017

Quiz – Test Your Knowledge of Sir Howard Hodgkin

Turner-prize winning artist Sir Howard Hodgkin sadly died last week at the age of 84. Test your knowledge of him here.

6 January 2017

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Artlyst Competition: Win A Pair Of Preview Evening Tickets To The London Art Fair

Artlyst is once again media partners with the London Art Fair 2017. Competition: Answer The Following questions and email to info@ artlyst.com subject as,...

8 December 2016

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Quiz – How much do you know about the Turner Prize?

How much do you know about the Turner Prize?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – James Turrell

How much do you know about light artist James Turrell?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Masterpiece

How much do you know about the world's masterpieces?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Top Selling Artists in 2015

How much do you know about the top selling artists in 2015?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Marc Quinn

How much do you know about artist Marc Quinn?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Ai Weiwei

How much do you know about Ai Weiwei?

 

Top 10

25 July 2017

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Top 10 London Museum Exhibitions Summer 2017

Here’s the Artlyst guide to the Top 10 best Museum exhibitions on in London this Summer, half of which have Free admission.

13 February 2017

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Top 10 Most Memorable Kisses in Art

Throughout the History of Art, there are examples of loving couples in passionate embraces. Here Artlyst presents its top 10 most memorable kisses in...

30 December 2016

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Top 10 – Black Paintings

In 2016 Anish Kapoor acquired exclusive rights to the unique Vanta black pigment, reported to be the blackest shade of black in existence. ...

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – Dada Artists

2016 saw the 100 year anniversary of the first Dada performances at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland. So in reverence to this...

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – International Black Artists

Here is the Artlyst for the top 10 international black artists working today, the first of many celebrating diversity in the visual arts!

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – Feminist Artists

The feminist art movement emerged in the 1960s with women artists taking an interest in how they differed from their male counterparts. Artlyst has...

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...

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – White Artworks

As Winter is upon us and the nights are already closing in, what can be more appropriate than works of art in monochromatic white....

Artbytch

6 December 2020

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Nicola Ravenscroft Sculpture With A Peaceful Stillness – Revd Jonathan Evens

Nicola Ravenscroft A graduate of Camberwell School of Art, she has owned and run a sculpture gallery and, as an art teacher, has nurtured...

22 December 2016

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Artbytch 2016: Death, Fake News And A Few Bloody Good Exhibitions

Artbytch looks back on a depressing year with great exhibitions.

8 July 2016

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USA Website ArtList That Infringed UK’s Artlyst Name Closes Down

The New York based online company ArtList, not to be confused with the popular London based art information website Artlyst is to shutdown. The...

24 June 2016

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Brexit: Expect Museums To Start Charging And Non-UK Art Prices To Skyrocket

The decision by British voters to leave the European Union has been announced – and commentators have begun the analysis, the post event combing...

17 June 2016

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Tate’s Switch House A Dialogue Between Art And Space

It’s alarming to think that Tate Modern opened in 2000, firstly because it makes me feel super old, but also one wonders, what did...

10 June 2016

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Fun House: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition A Hodgepodge Of All Sorts

Ok, I admit it. I’ve deliberately avoided the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition every year since I first saw it in 2007, mainly because it’s...

3 June 2016

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Dropping Out Like Flies In A Damien Hirst Installation

The Artlyst lystical of creative people who dropped out at uni includes some predictable names: John Lennon, Orson Welles, good old Pablo Picasso. What...

27 May 2016

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Yayoi Kusama: Turning Pumpkins Into Vuitton Bags And Airbnb Rooms

I was interested to read that Tate Modern has apparently been working in conjunction with Airbnb to provide the opportunity for renters to have...