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Over 20,000 publicly owned artworks, including Warhol’s, not accessible to the public

The shadow culture secretary Michael Dugher has released a statement claiming 22,000 publicly owned works of art spanning six centuries by some of Britain’s and the world’s greatest artists are not, as they should be, visible to the public. 8,500 of these works (paintings, sculptures and prints) are owned by parliament, the other 13,500 are […]

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The Bridget Riley Art Foundation in collaboration with the British Museum

Bridget Riley CBE, renowned as one of the foremost contributors to Op Art – optical art, which is visual art that uses optical illusions; is returning to her roots with one of her foundation’s (The Bridget Riley Art Foundation) first funded projects in collaboration with the British Museum. Riley, who studied at The Royal College […]

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Art news / 21 – 27 December

Art doesn't stop for Christmas!  Catch up on the five things in art you might've missed this week…did we leave out some big news? Tell us in the comments. 1. Regional museums are being invited to bid for some of the most expensive contemporary British art. Including the likes of Antony Gormley, The Chapman Brothers and […]

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A new side to Andy Warhol with his delicate Christmas artworks

The first thing that springs to mind when many of us think of Christmas, may not, up until this point, have been Andy Warhol. But it appears that Andy Warhol, late wizard of cool, actually adored Christmas, and created many works exploring the subject. This may not be too surprising for those who personally knew […]

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Two Warhol’s reportedly stolen in Germany

It has been reported that two works of art by Andy Warhol and one from Otto Piene have been stolen from a vehicle belonging to Nürnberg’s Galerie Hafenrich. The works were two Warhol prints; one depicting Cologne Cathedral, the other of former German football player Toni Schumacher; as well as the Otto Piene print ‘Growth’. […]

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Auction houses or online: a comparison for art buyers

The digital revolution continues to blur the boundaries of our on and offline existence, and the art marketplace is no exception. Huge auction houses such as Sotheby’s now partner with businesses like eBay, and elsewhere Heritage Auctions, another traditional auction house, was recently named the biggest online auction site in the world, processing sales of […]

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KAWS gives us a preview of what to expect at his Yorkshire Sculpture Park exhibition

New York-based artist KAWS has released a few sneaky peaks to tease excited visitors in anticipation of his upcoming exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in February 2016. KAWS took to Instagram while visiting the factory manufacturing his giant wood and fiberglass sculptures in Maastricht, in the Netherlands. He posted a couple of snap shots […]

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Art news / 14 – 20 December

Five things in art you might’ve missed this week…did we leave out some big news? Tell us in the comments. 1. Trade unions in Barcelona are rallying to prevent Picasso’s former art school being turned into a Woody Allen Museum. The Escola d’Arts i Oficis de Barcelona was immortalised by Picasso in his ‘The Young […]

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Jeff Koons in hot water over gin

No stranger to a little controversy, US pop artist Jeff Koons has got himself in a some hot water this week. The artist, whose work regularly sells well into the millions (his work Balloon Dog (Orange) sold for $54 million, the highest price for a living artists work sold at auction) is being sued by New […]

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