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David Hockney has shared new iPad art from lockdown in his house in Normandy from where he has been writing to BBC arts correspondent Will Gompertz. In isolation with his dog Ruby and two of his long-standing assistants, JP and Jonathan, David Hockney has been drawing the spring awakening, and has shared 10 new images an an animation with the BBC. Attracted to Normandy after the success of his paintings of Spring in Yorkshire ten...

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The hammer spoke. On January 17th, 2020 – 35 years after the death of Jean Dubuffet, a work by Bill Traylor, born into slavery in 1853 – was sold for $507,000. The auction record for the artist was set for Man on White, Woman on Red/Man with Black Dog (above) by the African-American artist Bill Traylor, a two-sided piece that Steven Spielberg gifted to Alice Waters in 1985 after the shooting of The Colour Purple...

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The work of artist David Hockney is celebrated in a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. David Hockney: Drawing From Life interprets his work through the mirror of the friends and lovers has used as muses and artistic subjects through his near seven-decade career. Together with an emphasis on rarely-seen drawings from the early part of his career, this approach offers a unique insight into the working life of an artist often...

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Dialogue: A Survey Exhibition of Arab and Jewish Women Artists in Israel runs from 17th April – 29th April 2020 at h Club, London, bringing together a selection of work from contemporary female artists in Israel who are enjoying international success via some of Israel’s most prominent art institutions and gallery spaces. It is a completely free of charge, non-ticketed event open to members and the public. (UPDATE – THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED...

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Artist Hannah Shergold has announced a collaboration with conservation charity Tusk for her 2020 Mayfair exhibition. Artist and ex-military helicopter pilot Hannah Shergold has announced her new collection in collaboration with Prince William’s key conservation charity Tusk. The collection is inspired by the trust’s incredible work promoting the survival of threatened species in Africa and will be showcased at a two-week exhibition at La Galleria, Pall Mall, from 16th – 27th June. Two paintings from...

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Zoobs Ansari’s first major London retrospective, Insanity Fair is at Elephant West, White City from 13th March – 9th April 2020. The exhibition will explore the timely topic of contemporary society’s preoccupation with physical perfection, popular culture, and celebrity. Zoobs Ansari works across multiple media ranging from video and photography to collage and painting, creating striking portraits of celebrities and figures from the world of fashion and music, including John Lennon, Amy Whitehouse, and David...

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Canadian artist TRATE shows his collection Technicolour Malaise in London in April. A collection of primarily large-scale, oil-on-canvas works, to be displayed for a limited duration at a solo pop-up exhibition in London from April 16th-18th, Technicolour Malaise consists of works executed between 2017 and 2019. The figurative works are inspired by an interplay of imagination and distilled experiences, exploring shifting states that define us as humans – isolation, resistance, longing, sorrow and hope. Painting...

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A major exhibition will mark 100 years since the birth of British surrealism at the Dulwich Picture Gallery from the 26th February to the 17th May. It will feature over 70 eclectic works from 42 artists including Leonora Carrington, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore and Paul Nash as well as lesser known artists such as Marion Adnams, Conroy Maddox, Reuben Mednikoff and Grace Pailthorpe. Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Sackler Director, Jennifer Scott, said: “Visitors will be invited...

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London Art Fair 2020 at the Business Design Centre in Islington concluded its 32nd edition on Sunday 26 January, reporting robust sales and an overall attendance of 23,000 visitors. Confidence in both modern and contemporary art was evident as the Fair opened with a Preview Evening on Tuesday 21 January, where collectors, institutions and art enthusiasts enjoyed a first look at presentations by 129 galleries from 14 different countries. Sarah Monk, Director of London Art...

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A citywide festival celebrating contemporary art from Asia will unfold at venues across New York City including the Asia Society Museum, Governors Island, the New-York Historical Society, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Times Square Arts, and other locations in June 2020. The Asia Society has announced that over 40 artists and collectives from 19 countries have been selected to participate in the inaugural Asia Society Triennial, a multi-venue festival of art, ideas, and innovation....

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