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Rooftop tearoom in bamboo maze at National Gallery Singapore

Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija designed untitled 2018 (the infinite dimensions of smallness), a small, air-conditioned bamboo tearoom set in a bamboo maze at National Gallery Singapore.PHOTOS: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES New installation at National Gallery Singapore’s rooftop gallery is a tearoom at the centre of a bamboo maze Dressed in a 100-year-old … Continue reading Rooftop tearoom in bamboo maze at National Gallery Singapore

Posted in: News on January 26, 2018 by...

Jeff Koons Sculpture in Honour of Paris Terror Victims Draws Outrage

Jeff Koons at the news conference in November 2016 at which he announced his donation of “Bouquet of Tulips” to the City of Paris. Credit Stephane Cardinale/Corbis, via Getty Images French artists and cultural figures have publicly demanded that the City of Paris abandon plans to install a divisive memorial by the American contemporary artist … Continue reading Jeff Koons Sculpture in Honour of Paris Terror Victims Draws Outrage

Posted in: News on January 22, 2018 by...

Titian painting given to Charles I’s plumber goes up for sale

A Titian painting once owned by Charles I and given to his plumber as part payment for money owed is coming to auction. The two-metre tall painting is a show-stopper in its own right, depicting the terrified virgin martyr St Margaret escaping from the mouth of Satan in the shape of a dragon. But its … Continue reading Titian painting given to Charles I’s plumber goes up for sale

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Lumiere London transforms city into a gallery of light

Some of the light installations throughout London as part of the Lumiere London festival London is burning bright this weekend with the start of the year’s Lumiere London festival. The work of more than 50 artists from around the world is on display to accentuate the city through displays of light. More than one million … Continue reading Lumiere London transforms city into a gallery of light

Posted in: News on January 21, 2018 by...

Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards 2018

The House of St Barnabas Friday 26 January 7pm – late The Winter Pride Art Awards, sponsored by Emerald Life, invites you to The House of St Barnabas on Friday 26 January (7pm – late) for a Private View of the 17 Finalists from this year’s competition. Simon Tarrant, Director of the Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards said, “Winter Pride’s latest art competition was inspired by the 50th anniversary celebrations of the … Continue reading Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards 2018

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Banksy painting saved from derelict container on Dungeness beach

An authentic Banksy image has been recovered from a derelict container on Dungeness beach in Kent after fears it could be destroyed by the landowners. The elusive graffiti artist created the image, which depicts a bird with a head made of a petrol-pump nozzle, as an indictment of world pollution by oil companies. The site’s … Continue reading Banksy painting saved from derelict container on Dungeness beach

Posted in: News on January 20, 2018 by...

National Gallery Singapore takes first travelling exhibition to Paris

Pago Pago (1969) by Latiff Mohidin.PHOTO: COURTESY OF NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE SINGAPORE – National Gallery Singapore will hold its first travelling show next month with museum Centre Pompidou in Paris, which will feature the work of Malaysian modernist painter and poet Latiff Mohidin. The exhibition Pago Pago: Latiff Mohidin (1960-1969) is the first dedicated exhibition … Continue reading National Gallery Singapore takes first travelling exhibition to Paris

Posted in: News on January 17, 2018 by...

Tate suspends contact with donor over sexual harassment claims

Tate and National Galleries Scotland have suspended contact with one of their biggest donors after he was accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. The 78-year-old art dealer Anthony d’Offay created the Artist Rooms programme when, in 2008, he sold almost his entire art collection to the galleries for the price he had paid originally … Continue reading Tate suspends contact with donor over sexual harassment claims

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Newly Discovered van Gogh Drawing Is a ‘Stylistic Missing Link’

“The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry,” dated 1886, has been authenticated by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which says it has documents that confirm the drawing is by Van Gogh. Credit Van Vlissingen Art Foundation AMSTERDAM — The Van Gogh Museum here on Tuesday announced the discovery of a previously unknown drawing by … Continue reading Newly Discovered van Gogh Drawing Is a ‘Stylistic Missing Link’

Posted in: News on January 16, 2018 by...

National Portrait Gallery teams up with Royal Academy to buy Hockney video

Art acquisition: David Hockney filmed by Tacita Dean The National Portrait Gallery will share its latest acquisition a video of David Hockney with the Royal Academy after the two institutions teamed up to buy it. They raised £57,440 with the help of the Art Fund charity to buy the 16-minute film by acclaimed artist Tacita … Continue reading National Portrait Gallery teams up with Royal Academy to buy Hockney video

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Zhang Daqian Art Exhibition Opening at the National Art Museum of China

An art exhibition featuring the work of well-known Chinese artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) kicked off on Tuesday at Gallery N11 in the National Museum of China (NMC), the museum announced in a Sina Weibo post on Monday. Hosted by the NMC, the Sichuan Museum and the Rong Bao Zhai folk art gallery, the exhibition showcases … Continue reading Zhang Daqian Art Exhibition Opening at the National Art Museum of China

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Director of New Contemporary Art Institute in Richmond Steps Down

A rendering of the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, set to open on April 21. Credit Steven Holl Architects Virginia Commonwealth University, poised to open its new Institute of Contemporary Art in Richmond on April 21, announced on Thursday that its inaugural director, Lisa Freiman, has stepped down, effective immediately. Since 2013, … Continue reading Director of New Contemporary Art Institute in Richmond Steps Down

Posted in: News on January 15, 2018 by...

Picasso portrait valued at US$50M goes on show in Hong Kong

A poignant portrait by Pablo Picasso of his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter will be shown in Hong Kong from January 30 to February 2 ahead of its auction in London next month. Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter) is expected to sell for in the region of US$50 million at the Impressionist … Continue reading Picasso portrait valued at US$50M goes on show in Hong Kong

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Singapore: Historic air raid shelter used for art exhibition

The historic structure, built in the late 1930s, will remain open until Feb 3 for the show.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR SINGAPORE – Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter at 78, Guan Chuan Street opened on Saturday (Jan 13) as the venue for an art exhibition – fittingly called RAID. The historic 1,500 sq m shelter built … Continue reading Singapore: Historic air raid shelter used for art exhibition

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Modigliani art exhibited at Ducal Palace in Genoa mostly fake

Unlike this one, nearly every painting in the exhibit is fake Getty Prosecutors in Genoa are investigating an exhibition devoted to Italian artist  Amedeo Modigliani after an expert concluded almost all of the 21 paintings were fake. The art historian, appointed by a local court as part of a prosecutor’s probe, determined that at least 20 … Continue reading Modigliani art exhibited at Ducal Palace in Genoa mostly fake

Posted in: News on January 14, 2018 by...

Basquiat Skull Painting Is Coming to the Brooklyn Museum

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled,” a skull painting from 1982 that broke art auction price records when it was sold, will be on display at the Brooklyn Museum. Credit Don Emmert/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A Basquiat is coming back to Brooklyn. Starting Jan. 26, the Brooklyn-born graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 skull painting “Untitled” will be … Continue reading Basquiat Skull Painting Is Coming to the Brooklyn Museum

Posted in: News on January 12, 2018 by...

Gardner Museum Extends $10M Reward for Information in Art Heist

An empty frame that once held Manet’s “Chez Tortoni” at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The painting was one of 13 objects stolen in a 1990 heist. Credit M. Scott Brauer for The New York Times The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston has extended a $10 million reward for information leading to … Continue reading Gardner Museum Extends $10M Reward for Information in Art Heist

Posted in: News on January 11, 2018 by...

Meet the artist taking aim at the art establishment

You’ve heard of fake news – but up-and-coming artist CB Hoyo is bringing fake art  to the masses. The Cuban painter, who is just 22, will open his first London show in February at Imitate Modern, taking aim at the art establishment right in the heart of Mayfair. Hoyo recreates the work of artists such … Continue reading Meet the artist taking aim at the art establishment

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New exhibition reveals how the Elgin Marbles inspired Rodin’s work

History repeating: The Elgin Marbles inspire a new show at the British Museum Matthew Fern One of the British Museum’s most famous visitors and his admiration for its most famous exhibit is the subject of its new blockbuster show. Around 80 works by French sculptor Rodin, including a version of his piece The Kiss, will go … Continue reading New exhibition reveals how the Elgin Marbles inspired Rodin’s work

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New Damien Hirst Paintings to Be Exhibited in Stately British Home

“English Lilac” (2016), one of Damien Hirst’s spot paintings that will be on display at Houghton House. Credit Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2018; Prudence Cuming Associates The British artist Damien Hirst will exhibit new works from his series of spot paintings at a stately home … Continue reading New Damien Hirst Paintings to Be Exhibited in Stately British Home

Posted in: News on January 10, 2018 by...