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Picasso World First

A world first will take place on 23 June. A full set of Picasso silver plates will be offered at the Boundless: Contemporary Art auction at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. The 24-piece set is estimated to fetch arnd HK$12–18 million (around £1.3 million). Though Picasso was incredibly prolific in many mediums besides painting, including ceramics and […]

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Anish Kapoor to erect the world’s largest slide around his Olympic artwork

Anish Kapoor has announced new plans to erect the worlds largest slide around his Olympic artwork were “foisted” on him by London mayor Boris Johnson. Apparently putting a giant slide around the piece is an attempt to make the artwork more valuable by turning it into more of an attraction, and it may well be […]

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Newly discovered Lucian Freud self-portrait

Never-before-seen works of one of Britain’s most treasured artists, Lucian Freud, have opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Lucian Freud Unseen combines a collection of drawings (including a self portrait of Freud himself), that have never been seen by the public – and those on display are just a selection of those discovered in […]

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Five Things You Should Know About Bridget Riley

“My work is ultimately inspired by nature, for me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces – an event rather than an appearance.” – Bridget Riley Bridget riley was born in Norwood, London on 24 April 1931. Her father was a printer, but in the Second World War was sent to the Far East. This […]

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Art news / 18 – 24 April

The art news in brief this week. 1. A study has revealed that Damien Hirsts’ notorious tanks of animals in formaldehyde may have been leaking a toxic gas. The journal publishing these findings, Analytic Methods, has revealed that the two sculptures leaking the most amount of gas are Away from the Flock and Mother and […]

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Shakespeare 400: Influences in Art

Shakespeare is (pretty much) the undisputed master playwright, poet, and chronicler of the soul and human condition. He has been translated in to almost every language in existence, wrote over 37 plays and 154 sonnets, invented his own words, and is whom Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs gives the same precedence as The Bible. With […]

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Damien Hirst’s toxic artwork…

It appears Damien Hirst’s formaldehyde sculptures were not only groundbreaking, they were also toxic. A new study has been released showing that the sculptures Hirst exhibited at the Tate Modern were leaking toxic formaldehyde gas from the giant tanks containing various dissected farmyard animals. According to the journal, Analytic Methods; back in 2012 scientists tested, […]

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Interview with artist Jennifer Hogwood

Jennifer Hogwood has become hugely successful with her depictions of highland cows, known as the ‘McMoos’. She lives in the countryside with her husband and two children, spending as much time in nature as possible – when she’s not in the studio that is. Which is where we find Jennifer for our interview. MAB: Are […]

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The Tate announce 2017 exhibition schedule

The Tate has announced its 2017 exhibition programme, which has some very exciting highlights. Among which is the major retrospective of contemporary artists, or modern masters, such as David Hockney and Alberto Giacometti, with exhibitions on impressionism featuring Monet and Pisarro. Hockney’s exhibition opens in February 2017 at the Tate Britain. It is the most […]

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