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9 February 2011

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Latest Art Market News

  The art market is thriving. Fine art is confidently viewed by financial experts as one of the best performing asset categories of 2010....

9 February 2011

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Eduardo Paolozzi Murals At Risk By Developers

Several of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi's mosaic murals designed for the Tottenham Court Road Tube Station, in the 1980s

7 February 2011

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Julian Assange The New Che Guevara

Julian Assange has become one of the hottest subjects for street art since Che Guevara. Hundreds of images of the web-entrepreneur have appeared in...

6 February 2011

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Jeff Koons Settles Balloon Gate Lawsuit

Jeff Koons’s attorneys LLC, have called off their irrational lawsuit with the Park Life Gallery in San Francisco and the Canadian company IMM over...

1 February 2011

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Google Art Project Takes Tate Britain and National Gallery Online

Google, The Internet colossus has now turned its technical innovation to Art. Their latest offering is called, Art Project, a web portal devoted to...

30 January 2011

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Cairo Museum Looted As Protesters Clash On Streets

Looters broke into the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities near Tahrir Square in Cairo smashing vitrines,damaging statues and mummies.The robbery took place Friday night, while...

30 January 2011

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Arts Council Creates Fund For Arts To Enter Digital Age

“The Arts should embrace new business models and technology” – Ed Vaizey Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, speaking at the Culture Change Conference in London...

29 January 2011

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Tony Cragg Exhibits At The Louvre

Figure out / Figure in The Louvre is now playing host to a group of works by the leading British contemporary sculptor, Tony Cragg,...

29 January 2011

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Arts Donations From UK Business Falls By 11%

Businesses investment in UK arts fell last year by 11%. This was despite Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s DCMS directive to encourage corporate philanthropy. The...

28 January 2011

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Christie’s Sales Total Record-breaking £3.3 Billion

Contemporary art market bounces back In 2010 Christies has announced sales figures of £3.3 billion or $5.0 billion for 2010. This is up 53%...

28 January 2011

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London Art Fair 2011 Post Fair Round Up

London Art Fair 19–23 January 2011 at the Business Design Centre, Islington Reporting excellent visitor figures, strong sales and positive feedback, London Art Fair drew...

25 January 2011

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Arts Council England To Sell Off Artworks

Dame Liz Forgan, the chair, of the Arts Council told a group of MPs in the Culture Select Committee that Arts Council England is...

25 January 2011

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Banksy Nominated for Oscar and Bafta Latest

It’s official Banksy’s film, Exit Through The Gift Shop, has been nominated for an Academy Award as well as a Bafta. The Bristol street...

24 January 2011

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Dennis Oppenheim Conceptual Art Pioneer Dies Aged 72

Dennis Oppenheim the pioneering conceptual artist has died of complications from liver cancer, he was 72. Oppenheim was born in 1938

24 January 2011

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Art 42 Basel Who’s In Who’s Out

June 15 – 19, 2011 Richard Green and Patrick Painter have pulled out of the worlds biggest Art Fair, Art 42 Basel .The fair...

23 January 2011

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Has Jeff Koons Gone Bonkers?

Forever an egotistical megalomaniac, Koons is obsessed with himself. His inflated self-importance has overstretched all sensible boundaries, reaching the point of no return. He...

22 January 2011

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VIP Art Fair Is Virtually There

    ArtLyst Review The first online art fair featuring top international dealers, artists and prime location galleries, launched today with overloaded servers and...

21 January 2011

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MODERN BRITISH SCULPTURE OPENS

Royal Academy Of The Arts  London 22 January – 7 April 2011 Unknown work by Damien Hirst, a barnyard outbuilding and a smattering of...

20 January 2011

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Stolen Masterpieces Recovered in Scotland

Works by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Samuel Peploe and Federico Barocci Returned. Poor record keeping and slack security by the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the Museum...

20 January 2011

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Wallace Collection Appoints Christoph Vogtherr As New Director

Sir John Ritblat,Chairman of the Wallace Collection has announced the appointment of Dr Christoph Vogtherr as the next Director of the Collection upon the...

19 January 2011

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UK Museum Storage Costs Millions

Storage costs for art in British Museums is costing over a million pounds per year. A Freedom of Information request put in by the...

17 January 2011

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Yoko Ono Wins Hiroshima Art Prize

Yoko Ono, the avant-garde artist and widow of John Lennon, has been awarded the eighth Hiroshima Art Prize. This is awarded for her contributions...

16 January 2011

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Picasso and Dyslexia

Scientists at Middlesex University in London claim that Picasso’s success may be attributed to his dyslexia The 20th century master adapted to his shortcomings...

14 January 2011

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Fourth Plinth Sculpture Winners Announced

A giant blue rooster by Katharina Fritsch and a curly haired boy on a rocking horse by Elmgreen & Dragset are the next two...

13 January 2011

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Josh Baum Wins Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize

The Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize has been won by Josh Baum, a recent MA Fine Art graduate from Central Saint Martins. The £3,000...

13 January 2011

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Shepard Fairey vs. AP Case Dismissed

The copyright lawsuit between the American Urban Artist, Shepard Fairey and AP (Associated Press), came a step closer to a conclusion yesterday, when U.S....

12 January 2011

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ICA Appoints Gregor Muir New Executive Director

The ICA has named the successor to Ekow Eshun by appointing Gregor Muir, as its new head. He is currently the director of Hauser...

10 January 2011

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Tom Lubbock Artist / Critic dies at 53

The chief art critic for the Independent, Tom Lubbock died yesterday, aged 53. This has come two years after he was diagnosed with a...

10 January 2011

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Brian Eno Exhibits 77 Million Paintings in Canada

Brian Eno,the musician/producer, who developed the genre known as ambient music, presents his work 77 Million Paintings, in Calgary Canada. The  installation consists of...

9 January 2011

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Photographers Gallery Charity Auction at Christie’s

The Photographers Gallery in London is holding a charity auction at Christie’s South Kensington on Thursday 17 February 2011, to celebrate its 40th anniversary,....

8 January 2011

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New Banksy Interview – Documentary Tipped For Oscar

As the Oscars approach the bickering begins. Joachim Levy a 34-year-old Swiss filmmaker is contesting the omission of his name on the Banksy film,...

7 January 2011

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Dennis Hopper Shot Chairman Mao – Warhol Results At Christie’s

Christie's NY has offered a 1967 Warhol screen print of Marilyn Monroe in purple, yellow, and orange tones on a shocking pink background