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Based in New York, former head curator of Artsy, Matthew Israel has written three books: Kill for Peace: American Artists Against the Vietnam War, The Big Picture: Contemporary Art in 10 Works by 10 Artists, and A Year in the Art World: An Insider’s View, published by Thames & Hudson. In A Year in the Art World, Israel analyses a pre-COVID art market, considering everything from the challenges of art fabrication, to the infamous banana...

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Almine Rech London presents Water Drops, the first posthumous exhibition of Korean artist Kim Tschang-Yeul (1929-2021), opening on March 4, 2021. The exhibition will span the career of Kim Tschang-Yeul, who died in January 2021, and is conceived to celebrate the full scope of his artistic legacy. Kim Tschang-Yeul is considered one of the pre-eminent figures in the establishment of contemporary Korean art on the international scene, alongside Nam-June Paik and Lee Ufan. His work...

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David Bowie’s image was as much a part of his art as was his music. In a luxurious new book, photographers including Terry O’Neill capture images of the rock icon Image top of page: David Bowie © Janet Macoska Many of us will have experienced a ‘WTF?!’ moment on first seeing David Bowie performing on Top of the Pops in 1972. In his Ziggy Stardust persona, eyebrows shaved and perversely androgynous, he seemed to be...

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Painter Sara Sherwood gave up a career in the City of London to become a full-time artist in 2005. But the city still influences her work, which includes large-scale oil-on-canvas cityscapes full of light and inspiration. We asked her about her process and the state of the art market. What brought you to painting, and what do you get from it? I loved art at school and one of the teachers really helped me express...

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The UK’s largest international contemporary art prize Artes Mundi 9 will open virtually (with guided video walkthroughs of each artist’s presentation) on Monday 15th March 2021 ahead of its physical exhibition in April. The Artes Mundi 9 winner of the £40,000 prize will be announced digitally on Thursday 15th April 2021. Due to the continuing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK’s largest international contemporary art prize Artes Mundi 9 will now open virtually...

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A challenging enough business at the best of times, art logistics has become an even more complex undertaking in these days of coronavirus, Brexit and economic uncertainty. We asked the experts from hasenkamp for their insights How have European logistics specialists adapted to the challenges of 2020? The impact of the coronavirus on art logistics and storage has to be judged differently. Transport, especially international transport, is of course very much related to the airline...

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Two world famous figurative painters, Frank Auerbach and Tony Bevan, come together in artistic dialogue for the first time in Frank Auerbach / Tony Bevan: What Is A Head?. The exhibition, postponed from November, now takes place from 7th December 2020 – February 2021 at Ben Brown Fine Arts. The exhibition, curated by internationally renowned curator and author Michael Peppiatt, features portraits by two of Britain’s leading figurative painters, Frank Auerbach and Tony Bevan. This...

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A new body of works from sculptor Susie MacMurray opens next week at Pangolin London. Murmur is a compelling collection of striking, tactile and thought-provoking sculptures and installations, alongside intricate drawings, and new bronze and silver works created in a first-time collaboration with foundry Pangolin Editions. Delicate, sensuous velvet contrasts with rusty barbed wire often reclaimed from battlefields or training grounds; soft round droplets of white wax are painstakingly placed at the ends of sleek...

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Marking its opening in Accra, Ghana, ADA \ contemporary art gallery unveils its inaugural exhibition, Gindin Mangoro: Under the Mango Tree, the debut solo presentation of Nigerian painter Collins Obijiaku (b. 1995). From October 15th to November 19th, 2020, the gallery will present the emerging artist’s new body of work, a selection of 17 intimate portraits delving into notions of Blackness, lived experience, interiority and identity. Debuting ADA’s program of curated exhibitions specializing in the...

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Hundreds of erotic drawings by Duncan Grant, one of Britain’s most famous mid-20th Century painters, have been rediscovered after being hidden away for 50 years. Duncan Grant was a household name in Britain between the wars, famous for portraits as well as landscapes paintings. He was a member of the Bloomsbury group of artists, writers and thinkers, and had a child with Vanessa Bell, the sister of writer Virginia Woolf. But he also had a string...

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