Art Milestones For 2013 A Year In Links And Photos

We’ve had an amazing year at Artlyst and you’ve contributed a large part of our success by following, liking, sharing, commenting, reblogging, and all the things that have contributed to making us one of the leading international communities involved with reporting and promoting contemporary art.

Please continue to support us in 2014 and in return we promise to keep you up to date with important breaking art news, relevant exhibition reviews and the most comprehensive art listings for public and independent art galleries in London and beyond.

Artlyst intends to continue our quest to create the most vibrant and healthy atmosphere to share discuss and argue what is important in the contemporary art world. We’re spending a bit of time over the holidays regrouping so we can deliver even more lysticles to you over the coming year.  In 2013 over 1.5 million people visited Artlyst and its associated online presences. We have had 250,000 YouTube views to date and October was our biggest month ever with over 150,000 unique visitors to the website. But you can rest assure that improvement is on the way in terms of quality editorial and more exciting exhibition listings on our website and app.

Here is a quick roundup of essential 2013 art information  Enjoy!

Best wishes

Paul Carter Robinson
Editor Artlyst


Sir Anthony Caro Leading British Sculptor Dies Age 89

Richard Artschwager Pop Minimalist And Conceptual Artist Dies

Walter De Maria Leading Conceptual And Installation Artist Dies

Arturo Vega Painter and Graphic Designer Dies In New York

William Turnbull Celebrated Painter And Sculptor Dead At 90

Lewis Morley Iconic 1960s British Photographer Of Christine Keeler Dies

Andy Warhol Protegee Lou Reed Dies In New York Age 71


Pussy Riot Duo Freed In Russian Christmas Amnesty

Charles Saatchi And Nigella Lawson Officially End The Marriage

Art Dealer Charles Saatchi Higella ‘off her head on drugs’


Antony Gormley Angel Of The North Sculptor Receives Knighthood

Laure Prouvost Announced Turner Prize Winner In Derry UK City Of Culture

Cindy Sherman Presented With Honorary Doctorate At Royal College Of Art

Most Bizarre

George W. Bush May Exhibit Nude Self-portraits In Florida Art Exhibition

Artist Nails Scrotum To Red Square In Protest Of Russian Police State


Banksy Bids Farewell To New York After Successful Residency

Artlyst has compiled a list of the Top Ten art exhibitions to look out for in 2014. Most are located right here in London and just a tube ride away. Many are free or available for half price with an Art Fund card, which we highly recommend as the savings pays for the yearly membership after a couple of exhibitions. See full list Here

Martin Creed: What’s the point of it? :A survey of Martin Creed’s playful, thought-provoking art Martin Creed What’s the point of it? Hayward Gallery 29 January – 27 April 2014

Marina Abramovic at the Serpentine Gallery

London in June sees the Belgrade born performance artist Follow her major retrospective The Artist is Present at MoMa in 2010, creating a brand new performance for this exhibition. As well as works from throughout her career, re-performed for the first time since their original presentation.  Summer 2014 will see Kensington Gardens become a destination for devotees of the ‘pioneer of performance art’ as Marina Abramović takes up residence at the Gallery.
June 2014 Serpentine Gallery London

Richard Hamilton Retrospective

Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) was one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century and is widely regarded as a founding figure of pop art. He is someone who continued to experiment and innovate over a career spanning 60 years. Tate Modern will stage the first retrospective to cover the full scope of Hamilton’s work, from his early exhibition designs of the 1950s to his final paintings of 2011. This new exhibition will explore his relationship to design, painting, photography and television, as well his engagement and collaborations with other artists.

Richard Hamilton: Tate Modern 13 February – 26 May 2014 – Richard Hamilton at ICA 12 Feb 2014 – 6 Apr 2014

Art Market news

TEFAF Releases Its Annual Art Market Report For 2013

Gerhard Richter: $37m Record Breaking Price For Work By Living Artist

Andy Warhol’s Silver Car Crash Goes Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

Astronomical Warhol Koons And Bacon Results Defy Art Market Skeptics

Art News

Art Worth $100m Goes Up In Smoke In Romania

Cork Street Death Warrant Signed As Council Approves Redevelopment Plans

Billion Dollar Modern Art Hoard Looted By Nazis Discovered In Munich

Hitler’s Joseph Goebbels Sold Degenerate Art Trove Found In Munich

Glafira Rosales Blows The Whistle On New York’s Biggest Art Fraud

Andy Warhol’s Pop Empire: A Legacy Of Greed And Mismanagement


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