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Art news / 24 – 30 August

ICYMI, five stories for your Friday afternoon tea-break. 1. Banksy backlash came late this week as reports of actor Brad Pitt getting a private tour of Dismaland circulated and Palestinian artist, Shadi Alzaqzoup, was kicked out of the park for putting a bedsheet with the words “R.I.P Gaza: Boycott Israel” over his own paintings. As […]

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Investing in Pop Art

Looking to start a pop art collection, try Murakami. Adding to an established one, perhaps a Hamilton? Here’s our Pop Art Picks. 1. Andy Warhol No assessment of pop art would be complete without featuring Andy Warhol. One of the most well known artists of all time, his artwork is recognisable worldwide and still considered […]

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Britain vs America – Pop Art

Whilst the pop art movement tends to be most well known for the iconic work by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, it was much broader than this and developed first in England before exploding in the USA. Although they were inspired by similar ideas, subject matter and shared ideals, there were distinct differences between American […]

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The Pop Art Movement

Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Peter Blake, David Hockney… as British TV channel BBC Four launches its Pop Art season this week, we ask, what is pop art and where did it come from? Pop Art, an art movement or style that came out of the post-war West was a significant turning point in contemporary art […]

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Art news / 17 – 23 August

ICYMI in the Banksy, Dismaland excitement, here’s the week in art. 1. Two Warhol pieces have vanished from The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce, Slovakia. A Campbell’s Soup Can (pictured, left) and a Marilyn Monroe piece (which it’s thought could sell for six figures) have been missing since March after they were […]

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Dismaland Bemusement Park

Dismaland, Bemusement Park. A five week long ‘festival of art’, which we all suspect is curated by infamous street artist Banksy, will open this Saturday 22 August in Weston-super-Mare. The website promises the exhibition will appeal to those “looking for an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out”, or some “entry-level anarchism” […]

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Banksy show in Weston-super-Mare

News is just breaking that Banksy is on the verge of revealing a new pop-up show on his home turf of the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare. The huge installation (created under the guise of a Hollywood film shoot) has been photographed and is rumored to open this Friday 21st August. Early suggestions are he’s calling […]

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Banksy: the Man behind the Wall

If you’re looking to buy, or indeed sell, a Banksy, you may want to research his career and story before hand. You’ll quickly find that there’s not a huge amount of easy documentation — many books record his images but few tell his story. In 2012, Will Ellsworth-Jones wrote Bansky: the Man behind the Wall, and to […]

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Art news / 10 – 16 August

ICYMI, five stories in art this week: 1. Some exquisite shots from Andy Warhol: Polaroids 1958-1987 over on Vanity Fair. A never-before-seen collection of the artist’s instant portraits, featuring the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Audrey Hepburn and Liza Minnelli. (via Vanity Fair) Andy Warhol on MyArtBroker 2. Rod Stewart confirms The Faces will […]

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