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Art news / 22 – 28 February

This week we’ve rounded up our five favourite stories from art around the world. 1. You may remember the large, modern, Californian house in the cult-classic film The Big Lebowski, written by the Coen brothers. In the film, the house is owned by a pornographer and loan shark, in reality, the house is about to get […]

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Alberto Giacometti Sculpture Banned From Leaving UK

The culture minister, Ed Vaizey, has put a temporary export bar on an Alberto Giacometti sculpture considered to be a vital connection between British and European modernism. The sculpture, abstract for the Swiss Giacometti, is titled Femme and was made between 1928-9. The painter Winifred Nicholson bought it in the mid-1930’s and it is the […]

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Celebrations at Tate Britain for Hockney’s 80th birthday

It has been announced David Hockney will have a massive retrospective at Tate Britain in May 2017 – in time for his 80th birthday next July. David Hockney is one of Britain’s most influential artists of all time, and was voted so by a poll of a 1,000 artists and art sculptors in 2011. Hockney […]

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A Guide to Francis Bacon

“An artist must learn to be nourished by his passions and by his despairs.”  – Francis Bacon A recent public discovery of a work by Francis Bacon, Study of a Bull (1991), has re-ignited curiosity surrounding the British artist, so we have complied of some of the most interesting facts about the audacious painter. Francis […]

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Art news / 15 – 21 February

Five stories that caught our eye this week… 1. A Turkish investment firm have put on an unauthorized exhibition of Banksy’s work in Turkey’s capital Istanbul. The retrospective has been organized in part by the artists former agent Steve Lazarides alongside the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and some of the country’s most prominent […]

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Sting and Trudie Styler are selling over 150 works of art

Sting and Trudie Styler are selling over 150 art works by modern masters in a collection from their former home in Queen Anne’s Gate, London, and another 50 or so pieces of furniture – including a Steinway piano valued at £30,000 and some furniture such as Table Rose and Table Bleue by Yves Klein (estimates: […]

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Documenting a Renoir obsession

A film documenting a collectors obsession with Renoir is making it’s way to cinemas in Stroud and Cheltenham from 23 February. The film, made by Exhibition on Screen – renowned for bringing blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world to viewers in cinemas  – chronicles the vast private collection of Renoirs acquired by self-made […]

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Pablo Picasso and Kanye West…

After his wife being immoratalised in a Mr. Brainwash portrait, Kanye West has gone one better… For a man who regularly compares himself to Jesus, it was probably not altogether surprising for Kanye West to receive a “blessing” from Pablo Picasso’s family, having named his new album The Life of Pablo (previously it had been […]

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Five Things You Should Know About David Hockney

"I prefer living in colour." – David Hockney Inspired by the release of the film A Bigger Splash, a homage to the title of his most famous work: A Bigger Splash, we tell you all you need to know about the Yorkshire man and master, David Hockney.  David Hockney was born in Bradford on the 9 […]

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