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12 November 2021

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Gulf Leonardo da Vinci Salvator Mundi Attribution Downgrade – Actor Christopher Walken Rubs Out Genuine Banksy – Tate Curator Achim Borchardt-Hume Dies Age 55

The Prado, Spain's leading Museum, has downgraded the Salvator Mundi, a controversial painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.

10 November 2021

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The Courtauld Gallery Reborn After Lavish Three Year Refurbishment 

The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House opened their doors today to the press for a sneak preview after a three-year refurbishment and modernisation scheme.

8 November 2021

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Harry And Linda Macklowe Headline Sotheby’s Most Caustic Divorce Sale

Harry Macklowe, a billionaire property developer from New York and his ex wife Linda are auctioning their collection.

4 November 2021

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Roman Statues Discovered By Archaeologists Working On HS2 

Archaeologists in Buckinghamshire working on the HS2 project have uncovered a set of rare Roman statues whilst excavating a Norman Church in Stoke Mandeville.

2 November 2021

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Simone Leigh Quits Hauser & Wirth – Bacon Owl Pope Hits The Auction Block – Art Basel Website Cyber Attack

Simone Leigh Quits Hauser & Wirth - Bacon Owl Pope Hits Auction Block - Art Basel Website Cyber Attack

28 October 2021

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Rubens’ Samson and Delilah Masterpiece Is A Fake – Autumn Budget Arts To Receive £850m – Glasgow COP26 Indestructible Language Art Installation

Rubens Samson and Delilah Is A Fake - Autumn Budget Arts Allocated £850m - Glasgow COP26 Indestructible Language Art Installation

23 October 2021

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Andy Warhol Electric Chair Owned By Alice Cooper Unsold At Auction

The American rock legend Alice Cooper has auctioned a painting by Andy Warhol, 'Little Electric Chair' Red (1964).

22 October 2021

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Egypt Frees Ai-Da The Robot Artist – Gillian Wearing Unveils Statue Of Diane Arbus – New Munch Museum Opens

Egypt Frees Ai-Da The Robot Artist - Gillian Wearing Unveils Statue Of Diane Arbus - New Munch Museum Opens

18 October 2021

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Spencer Tunick Restages Nude Dead Sea Project 10 Years On

Three hundred Models wearing only white body paint have posed in a desert landscape in southern Israel as part of the latest project by...

18 October 2021

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Found: Egyptian Sphinxes A Tiepolo Drawing And Two Newly Discovered Van Goghs

Egyptian Sphinxes A Tiepolo Drawing And Two Newly Discovered Van Gogh's found in gardens, lofts and cellars.

14 October 2021

Banksy Shred Art Sells For Record £16m At Sotheby’s

A neo-dadaist painting by Banksy, which shredded itself at a Sotheby's auction has sold for a record £16 million.

11 October 2021

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Anicka Yi Unveils A Robotic Ecosystem At Tate’s Turbine Hall – Studio Voltaire Reopens – documenta fifteen Announces Participating Artists

Anicka Yi Unveils A Robotic Ecosystem At Tate's Turbine Hall - Studio Voltaire Reopens - documenta fifteen Announces Participating Artists

7 October 2021

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Warhol Portrait Of Basquiat Auctioned – Botticelli Christ Leads $40m Estimate At Sotheby’s – Christie’s Record Contemporary Achieves Highest Total 

Warhol Portrait Of Basquiat Auctioned - Botticelli Christ Leads $40m Estimate At Sotheby's - Christie's Record Contemporary Achieves Highest Total 

4 October 2021

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Pandora Papers Reveal Artworld Money Laundering – Windrush Sculpture Unveiled – LA’s Academy Museum Opens

The Pandora Papers released over the weekend have released over twelve million documents revealing systematic tax-dodging by fourteen firms utilising offshore bank accounts to...

30 September 2021

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Courtauld Gallery Announces Reopening Dates – Frida Kahlo Trademark Dispute Dropped By US Court – Sonic Ray Installation Revives London’s Only Lighthouse 

Courtauld Gallery Announces Reopening Dates - Frida Kahlo Trademark Dispute Dropped By US Court - Sonic Ray Installation Revives London’s Only Lighthouse 

27 September 2021

Lubaina Himid Unveils GAC Commission – Tate’s Turbine Hall Commission Dates Announced – British Museum Launches NFT Partnership Platform

The Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid CBE has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2021 by the Government Art Collection (GAC).

23 September 2021

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Brancusi Kiss: French Authorities Refuse Historical Monument Export Licence

A sculpture by the Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi is the subject of a long-running legal battle. It has now been...

23 September 2021

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Frida Kahlo Last Self-Portrait Auctioned – Van Gogh And Frans Hals Theft Trial – Firstsite Selected Art Fund Museum of the Year

Frida Kahlo Last Self-Portrait Auctioned - Van Gogh And Frans Hals: X-Con Goes On Trial - Firstsite Selected Art Fund Museum of the Year

16 September 2021

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude Posthumously Wrap The Arc de Triomphe – Donald Judd Now Represented By Gagosian – Gavin Turk Pisses Himself

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Posthumously Wrap The Arc de Triomphe - Donald Judd Now Represented By Gagosian - Gavin Turk Pisses Himself

12 September 2021

Francis Bacon Forgery Ring Italian Police Make Arrests

Italian police have seized 500 drawings and collages reputed to be by the Irish born artist Francis Bacon.

11 September 2021

Wim Wenders 9/11 Photos Exhibited At Imperial War Museum

A new exhibition of photos by Wim Wenders taken at the site of the World Trade Center towers a month after 9/11 has gone...

5 September 2021

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Can Art Basel Take Place Without The Brits and Americans – Banksy Shred-Art Back On Market For £6m – First Art World Led NFT Platform Gets Physical

Can Art Basel Take Place Without The Brits and Americans - Banksy Shred-Art Back On Market For £6m - First Art World Led NFT...

1 September 2021

Fake Banksy NFT Artwork Sold For $350k Was A Hack

Banksy has had his website hacked, resulting in the sale of a fake $336,000 NFT to an unsuspecting collector.

31 August 2021

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Tate Gauguin Is A Fake – Bank of England Removes Slave Trade Portraits – Stedelijk Museum Kandinsky Returned To Heirs

Tate Gauguin Is A Fake - Bank of England Removes Slave Trade Portraits - Stedelijk Museum Kandinsky Returned To Heirs

26 August 2021

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Dame Elizabeth Blackadder Lyrical Scottish Painter Dies Age 89

Elizabeth Blackadder RA, RSA  one of Scotland's greatest artists, has died, age 89. She was born in Falkirk in 1931.

20 August 2021

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Pioneering Photorealist Painter Chuck Close Dead At 81

The pioneering Photorealist painter Chuck Close has died at age 81. The artist was best known for his unforgiving portraits.

13 August 2021

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Bellagio To Sell Eleven Picassos Valued At $100m – Stefan Kalmár Steps Down From London’s ICA- Helsinki Biennial Blends Art With Environment 

Bellagio To Sell Eleven Picassos Valued At $100m - Stefan Kalmár Steps Down From London's ICA- Helsinki Biennial Blends Art With Environment 

10 August 2021

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Watch A $3m Kusama Pumpkin Wash Out To Sea In Typhoon

Watch A $3m painted bronze Kusama Pumpkin Wash Out To Sea In Typhoon. The sculpture was rescued by locals and is now in a...

9 August 2021

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Artists Are Workers Too! Long Live The Government Art Collection

The Government Art Collection has been going for over 120 years, through Government and private investment.

2 August 2021

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FIAC Paris Announces Autumn 2021 Exhibitor List And Programmes

Despite current COVID restrictions, FIAC Paris has optimistically announced their 2021 exhibitors list plus the cultural programmes on offer this year.

27 July 2021

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Government University Arts Cuts A Soft Target – Helen Cammock Art On The Underground Commission – Tate Announces 2022 Programme

Government University Arts Cuts A Soft Target - Helen Cammock Art On The Underground Commission - Tate Announces 2022 Programme

22 July 2021

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Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status – National Gallery To Buy Sir Thomas Lawrence The Red Boy – Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 Shortlist

Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status - National Gallery To Buy Sir Thomas Lawrence The Red Boy - Art Fund Museum of the Year...