Art Focus

The Arts Society Hosts a Celebration of Art History

This Autumn, over 100,000 people from across the country will attend over 400 events and lectures hosted by The Arts Society celebrating art, culture, education and an end to lockdown. Due to the pandemic, this will be the first time many of The Arts Society’s members will attend their first face-to-face event since March 2020. September 2021 marks an important milestone into the reopening of the arts with art history lectures re-starting, as well as coffee meetings,...

Museum Frieder Burda Presents Solo Exhibitions by Katharina Sieverding

Watching the Sun at Midnight at Museum Frieder Burda and Headlines at the museum’s Berlin exhibition space Salon Berlin brings together works spanning all phases of Katharina Sieverding’s pioneering and widely appreciated 60-year oeuvre. The exhibition will include videos from the late 1960s as well as her oversized self-portrait series from the 1970s to the 1990s, right up to her contemporary productions.(Top of page: Katharina Sieverding, ENCODE VII, 2006. Digital print on non-woven paper, 252...

The Concord Art Prize to Launch in September

A major new art prize named the Concord Art Prize is set to launch in London this September, celebrating works of art inspired by music. Ten finalists have received a £1,000 bursary to design their submissions, including work by Anna Kerman, Sam Tahmessabi, Jacob Love, Angela Fung and Olly Fathers. The shortlisted works will be exhibited at 180 Strand this September, where the winner will be announced at a private view. Over 600 submissions were...

Photo London Features David Bailey Archive

Fashion Photographer David Bailey is set to exhibit images from his illustrious archive for the first time at Photo London this September. Bailey has selected some of his most prominent and recognisable portraits alongside beautiful work from his 80s fashion archive. Rarely seen images of Jean Shrimpton (David Hockney Face Paint) from 1963 and a playful portrait of Miles Davis from 1969, will be shown in company with incredible fashion images featuring Catherine Bailey, Jerry...
Frieze Art Fair Makes its Return to London

Art FocusFrieze Art Fair Makes its Return to London

Frieze Sculpture, London’s biggest free display of outdoor art returns to Regents Park this year, opening to the public from 14th September until 31st October, showcasing some of the best art from internationally renowned artists.   The international contemporary arts fair will be curated for the ninth year by the Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Clare Lilley. The exhibition, as usual, will run alongside the other Frieze events, Frieze London and Frieze Masters....
Remembering Chuck Close: Genius of Photorealism

Art FocusRemembering Chuck Close: Genius of Photorealism

American painter, visual artists and photographer, best known for his significant and intricate grid portraits and photorealist paintings, Chuck Close has died at the age of 81. His attorney, John Silberman, confirmed that Close passed away in hospital in Oceanside, New York. Born in Monroe, Washington, in 1940, Chuck Close suffered in school as he was diagnosed with dyslexia, but remained as a keen artist from his early age. Close persisted in his art and...
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