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16 May 2022

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Whitechapel Gallery Appoints Gilane Tawadros As New Director

The Whitechapel Gallery has announced that curator and writer, Gilane Tawadros, has been appointed their new Director.

15 May 2022

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Man Ray Sets New Photography Record Price at $12.4m

A Man Ray photograph 'Le Violon d'Ingres' has set a new record price for a photograph, selling for $12.4 million

Otto Dix Watercolours From The Gurlitt Hoard Auctioned

Ten years after the Gurlitt Hoard ("Schwabing Art Trove") hit the headlines worldwide, two important watercolours by Otto Dix will go under the hammer...

10 May 2022

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Donald Baechler Seminal NY 1980s Painter Dies Age 65

Donald Baechler, who died in April, was one of the most promising artists of the 1980s.

10 May 2022

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Andy Warhol Marilyn Breaks 20th c Auction Records – Art Fund Museum Of The Year Shortlist Announced – Sackler Name Removed From National Gallery London And Guggenheim

Andy Warhol's Shot Sage Blue Marilyn made double history last night as the most expensive pCostly Costly painting ever sold by a US artist and...

5 May 2022

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Maurizio Cattelan Sued – New York Auction Industry Deregulation – Major Tate Liverpool Refurbishment

The Italian Conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan is being sued in Paris over intellectual property infringement.

26 April 2022

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Controversial Philip Guston Exhibition To Open In Boston – Art Gallery of New South Wales To Open In December – Professor Deborah Swallow To Step Down At Courtauld

After two years of indecision from museum directors both in the US and UK, The Philip Guston exhibition will finally open to the public...

Hermann Nitsch Austrian Multidisciplinary Artist Dies Age 83

The Nitsch Foundation, has announced the sad news of Hermann Nitsch’s death at age 83 on April 18, 2022. Nitsch was known as a...

24 April 2022

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Golden Lion For Sonia Boyce GB and Simone Leigh US At 59th Venice Biennale 

The 59th Venice Biennale’s top prize, the Golden Lion, has been awarded to Great Britain’s Sonia Boyce OBE RA for Best National Participation at La Biennale...

13 April 2022

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French Culture Ministry Seize Russian Paintings Owned By Sanctioned Oligarchs Petr Aven And Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor

French Culture Ministry authorities have seized Pyotr Konchalovsky’s “Self-Portrait”, a painting owned by the Russian oligarch Petr Aven, a director of one of Russia’s...

12 April 2022

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Turner Prize 2022 Shortlist Announced In Liverpool

In the early morning hours, I walked beside a tranquil River Mersey towards Tate Liverpool’s press launch, where there was an exciting buzz as...

6 April 2022

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Royal College of Art Still Number One In The World – Stolen Charles Darwin Notebooks Returned – Philip Guston Painting Expected To Break Records At Sotheby’s  

The Royal College of Art (RCA), London, has been ranked the number 1 university for art & design internationally for the 8th consecutive year...

4 April 2022

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Rembrandt Landscape Discovered In Berlin Museum Collection – Titian Penitent Magdalene To Be Auctioned In Vienna 

A Landscape painting depicting an arch bridge thought to be the work of one of Rembrandt’s students, Govert Flinck, has been attributed to the...

4 April 2022

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UK And France Export Bar For Cézanne And Chardin Paintings

The UK Government has placed an export bar on ‘Ferme Normande, Été’ (Hattenville) 1882 by Paul Cézanne to allow time for a UK gallery...

3 April 2022

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UNESCO Condemns 53 Ukraine Cultural Sites Damaged In Russia Invasion

UNESCO, the international body that assesses damages to cultural sites during crisis, has reported that 53 sites of international importance have been damaged since...

3 April 2022

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Delfina Foundation Founder Delfina Entrecanales Dies Age 94

The Delfina Foundation has announced the death of its founder, Delfina Entrecanales CBE, at the age of 94. Over the last four decades, through...

31 March 2022

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Anish Kapoor Calls For Boycott Of Russian Owned Phillips Auctioneers – Damien Hirst Claimed Millions in Furlough Payments – Cecilia  Vicuña  Awarded Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

The Turner Prize-Winning sculptor Anish Kapoor has called for a boycott of Phillips Auctioneers. In a statement published in the New York Times, he...

24 March 2022

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Mega Dealer Ivor Braka Sued By Artist Collection Societies – Mariupol Museum Levelled – Artist Steve McQueen Knighted

The Art dealer Ivor Braka is being sued by artists’ resale rights groups for not paying royalties to living artists or their estates. The...

16 March 2022

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Should The V&A Close Their Fabergé Egg Exhibition – Tate And RA Sever Relations With Russian Billionaires – Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams Cancel Russian Art Sales

Whenever you hear the name Fabergé, you think of opulent, lavish, jewelled, decorated, and, let’s face it, kitsch, Russian Imperial eggs. Fabergé in London:...

11 March 2022

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Russian Raphael Painting Withdrawn From London Show – Jeff Koons Loses Another Court Battle – Metropolitan Museum To Deaccess $30m Picasso Bronze

One of the centrepieces of the National Galleries’ long-awaited Raphael exhibition has been withdrawn due to the escalating war in Ukraine. Raphael’s The Holy...

10 March 2022

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6 March 2022

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Grenville Davey Turner Prize Winning Sculptor Dies

Grenville Davey, the Turner Prize-winning sculptor, has died at age 60. He was born in Launceston, Cornwall, in 1961 and studied at Exeter College...

3 March 2022

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Artist Support Pledge Focuses On Raising Money For Ukraine

The Artist Support Pledge platform has successfully raised over £30m for artists during the pandemic. The cancellation of art fairs and gallery exhibitions created...

2 March 2022

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Restituted Franz Marc Painting Achieves £42.6m At Inaugural Christie’s Shanghai Sale – Ukraine Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Bombed By Russia – Jerwood Donates £5m Gallery To Hasting’s Contemporary

Christie’s has launched the inaugural 20th/21st Century: Shanghai to London sale series with staggering results. This pioneering cultural dialogue between two major international art...

28 February 2022

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War Invades 59th Venice Biennale Russia Quits – Ukraine On Hold

Updated: Artists Alexandra Sukhareva and Kirill Savchenkov and curator Raimundas Malašauskas have pulled out of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The invasion...

24 February 2022

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Roy Lichtenstein Widow bequeaths Artist’s Studio To The Whitney – Large Roman Mosaic Unearthed In London – Art Basel Announces Spring Exhibitors List 

The widow of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein has announced that the Lichtenstein family has donated the late artist’s studio building to the Museum. The...

22 February 2022

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National Portrait Gallery Severs Sponsorship With BP

The National Portrait Gallery has announced the end of its partnership with bp. The London Gallery confirmed that they would not extend beyond December 2022,...

20 February 2022

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Dan Graham Groundbreaking Conceptual Artist Dies Age 79

The artist, Dan Graham, has died over the weekend in New York. Graham’s influence over the past half-century as a writer, photographer, architect, sculptor,...

18 February 2022

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The Upside Of Macklowe’s Toxic Divorce – Sotheby’s Settlement Auction

Last November’s Sotheby’s sale of 35 works from The Macklowe Collection was nothing less than historic, realising $676.1 million, the highest value single-owner auction...

17 February 2022

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UK Tax Authorities Probe NFT Fraud – Tate Decision On Racist Rex Whistler Mural – Jeff Koons Designs $360k BMW Supercar

UK tax authorities have seized three Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) as part of a probe into a suspected VAT fraud involving 250 alleged fake companies....

14 February 2022

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Carmen Herrera Cuban American Artist Dies Age 106

Carmen Herrera (1915 – 2022) The Cuban-born, American artist has died at the age of 106, only months before her May birthday. She died...

10 February 2022

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Ai Weiwei Takes Anti Vax Stance On Instagram

The Chinese dissident artist/activist Ai Weiwei has recklessly posted an anti-vax video on his Instagram account. In the reposted media, Mr Ai promotes a...