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Art news / 17 – 23 September

Bringing you the art news, week after week. This week, Freud, Bacon, Emin, Hirst, Picasso, Magritte and KAWS. 1. A new exhibition chronicling the notorious Colony Room (The Colony Room: Masterpieces from Gallant House Gallery), a favourite haunt of artists such as Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and R.B.Kitaj – will […]

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The Colony Room: where the inhibitions of sex and class are dissolved

Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon’s favorite London haunt – the Colony Room – is being immortalized in a new exhibition titled, The Colony Room: Masterpieces from Gallant House Gallery. The Colony Rooms came into existence in 1948 in a dreary post-war London with strict licensing laws (- very unpopular with the artists and writers of […]

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Art news / 10 – 16 September

We round up the art news, so you don’t have to. This week Rembrandt, Banksy (of course) and Gavin Turk. 1. Four of the infamous Dutch Master, Rembrandt’s, early works have been reunited (and only recently rediscovered) at the Ashmolean in Oxford. These paintings are meant as a series; each depicting one of the five […]

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New insight into art dealer, Richard Bellamy

If you’ve ever heard “Look at things that bother and agitate you. The things that you don’t like are probably the things that challenge your brain.” – then you are familiar with the utterances of Roy Lichtenstein’s art dealer, Richard Bellamy – who was also a great supporter of Andy Warhol. Judith Stein has written […]

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Art News / 3 – 9 SEPTEMBER

1. Over the years, Bristol born anonymous street artist, Banksy, has supposedly had his identity revealed numerous times. Only earlier this year, scientist at at Queen Mary’s claimed to have entrapped the  anonymous street artist university geo-profiling techniques; naming him as Bristol resident Robin Gunningham – and because this was science, this was pretty much […]

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Banksy identity revealed…again

How many times can a man’s true identity be discovered? Is this the title of an essay by Sartre? No, it is merely the general public wondering how many times we can discover the ‘real Banksy’. Earlier this year scientists at Queen Mary’s claimed to have entrapped the  anonymous street artist using university geo-profiling techniques; […]

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Art news / 29 Aug – 2 Sept

All you need to know about the developments in art this week. 1. Culture minister Matt Hancock has come to the rescue and put an export ban on Queen Victoria’s coronet – a beautiful miniature crown encrusted with diamonds and sapphires; considered to be one of the “jewels” of the Victoria’s treasures. The coronet was […]

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