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Five Things You Should Know About Bob Dylan

“What would I draw? Well, I guess I would start with whatever was at hand …. Not that I thought that I was any great drawer, but I did feel like I was putting an orderliness to the chaos around… In a strange way I noticed that it purified the experience of my eye.” – Bob […]

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Art news / 23 – 29 May

The art world stories that grabbed our attention this week, in one handy place for you. 1. One of the most exciting pieces of contemporary art this week proved to be a pair of glasses planted on the floor of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in an attempt to see whether visitors would […]

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Making the Louvre disappear

French street artist JR has produced an enormous optical illusion by covering the Louvre pyramid in “a surprising anamorphic image”, in lieu of his exhibition, Contemporary art – JR at the Louvre. Where once the great glass pyramid, designed by I.M Pei, glistened in front of the Louvre Place; now, all that is immediately visible […]

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Elton John auctions a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol

On 7 June Elton John is offering a painting at auction by two of New York’s enfant terribles: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. The work, Untitled (1984-1985), is estimated to fetch between €700,000-1,000,000 at the auction at Sotheby’s in Paris. Untitled, 1984-1985 is the result of a collaboration between two 20th century creative powerhouses. Back in […]

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Jeff Koons at Hirst London gallery

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery has opened its latest exhibition, Jeff Koons: Now, by Hirst’s pal Jeff Koons. The exhibition has been co-curated by the two heavyweight artists, and the trove of pop art goodies on display are from Hirst’s own private collection of Koon’s work; and since Koon’s hasn’t had a major retrospective in the […]

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Art news / 16 – 22 May

As the months gallop by, the art world continues to surprise and delight. Here are some stories that caught our eye this week. Share yours in the comments. 1. Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the infamous HOPE poster for President Obama’s campaign, that The New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl called the poster “the […]

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Largest exhibition of Francis Bacon works in Liverpool

This summer the Tate Liverpool will host the largest exhibition of Francis Bacon works ever held in the North of England. The works featured (30 paintings alongside a group of rarely seen drawings and documents) in the exhibition, Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms, will be united by a common theme or motif of Bacon’s – that of […]

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Grayson Perry’s homage to London bankers

Grayson Perry has never been one shy away if there’s any feather-ruffling to be done, and he has certainly ruffled a few with his new creation: a 68cm tall, glazed ceramic penis in homage to the City of London bankers. Perry is currently exploring the notions of masculoinity on Channel 4 series Grayson Perry: All […]

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Obama could’ve done more, according to Shepard Fairey

At a talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art Gala; Shepard Fairey, the artist, activist, and founder of OBEY, who created Obama’s infamous ‘HOPE’ campaign poster in 2008, has told the Associated Press the president hasn’t done as much as Fairey believes he could have. The poster has been one of the most iconic images of […]

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