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Art fairs worth a trip this June

Forget tennis at Wimbledon, and glamping at Glastonbury, summer is all about  art. The traditional midsummer shows bring works by different artists together allowing you to compare and contrast – and hone your critical skills. Here’s some dates for your diary as recommended by MyArtBroker. VENICE BIENNALE When: until 22 November What: The original and […]

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Artists to look out for at Venice Biennale

It’s wise to have some sort of plan when you arrive in La Serenissima. Read the guide and mark out which pavilions you want to see – any more than 10 pavilions in a day might send you into a tailspin. Don’t spend all day wandering aghast round the vast Arsenale, and its very many […]

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Venice Biennale, all you need to know

If you’re new to collecting, the art world might seem a bit intimidating. You’ve probably read about the Venice Biennale in the weekend papers. It’s one of the most important art events of the year. But what is it? Is it a bit like the Oscars for art? A ticket-only award show that only the […]

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Who are the Turner Prize nominees?

This year, the Turner Prize nominees were announced to much debate and discussion, as has become the norm for one of the most polarising events on the contemporary art calendar. Three women and a ‘collective’ made up the shortlist, all of whom will go on to exhibit at Tramway in Glasgow from 1 October this […]

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The Turner Prize, how did it all start?

Joseph Mallord William Turner, or JMW Turner as he is known was one of the foremost landscape painters ever to have lived and yet in his day his work was considered controversial. It is hard for us to imagine now but his atmospheric depictions and artistic flourishes were frowned upon largely because paintings until this […]

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What exactly is the Turner Prize?

The Turner Prize, organised by the Tate, was established 31 years ago in 1984 and exists to celebrate the British contemporary art scene. Though it draws both praise and criticism in equal measure and from all corners of the art industry as well as mainstream press, there is no denying that the Prize captures the […]

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Is it worth investing in Street Art?

Street Art’s themes are often anti-consumer, and a good proportion is about the money-grabbing ways of the people who buy and sell art (amongst other things). But if street artists never sold anything they wouldn’t be able to make any more work…unless, perhaps, they had a rich benefactor, which, let’s face it is rare these […]

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Street artists to look out for & where to see them

In the UK, Bristol’s Banksy is a typical street artist – famous for his black and white stencils and irreverent humour. His rival, the late King Robbo, was a master of freehand graffiti who considered Bansky’s jokey stencils a bit of a soft option compared to his hardcore spraygun skills. Street art is gently counter-cultural […]

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