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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...

18 January 2023

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Rediscovered Antoine Watteau Painting Hits Christie’s Auction Block 

It is rare for a major painting by Antoine Watteau to surface on the open market. Most are held in leading museums and public...

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...

12 January 2023

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Russian Cyber Attack Halts Banksy’s Ukraine Charity Sale – Pussy Riot Scatters Putin’s Ashes – Art Night Moves To Dundee

Russian Cyber Attack Halts Banksy's Ukraine Charity Sale - Pussy Riot Scatters Putin's Ashes - Art Night Moves To Dundee

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

18 December 2022

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Philip Pearlstein American Realist Figurative Painter Dies Aged 98

Philip Pearlstein (May 24, 1924 – December 17, 2022) an American painter best known for his Realist nude paintings that rivalled Lucian Freud has...

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

15 December 2022

Philip Guston Family Collection Gifted To Met Museum

The Met has announced a transformative gift of 220 works by Philip Guston from the collection of Musa Mayer his daughter.

15 December 2022

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Bored Ape Hypesters Sued For Millions – Tate Britain’s ‘Racist’ Mural Back On Show Next Autumn – National Portrait Gallery To Reopen 22 June

Bored Ape Hypesters Sued For Millions - Tate Britain's 'Racist' Mural Back On Show - National Portrait Gallery To Reopen 22 June

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

20 November 2022

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Banksy Slams Guess Brand For Appropriating Flower Thrower IP 

The elusive 'Street Artist' Banksy has lashed out at the American clothing retailer Guess on Instagram for stealing his well-known 'Flower Thrower' painting to...

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.

12 November 2022

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Banksy Goes To Ukraine To Create His Latest Political Works 

Seven striking new works by the elusive Street Artist Banksy have appeared on bombed-out buildings in Ukraine.