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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...

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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....

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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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In this article, Bonhams’ vintage poster expert Richard Barclay explains the value behind ‘once here today, gone tomorrow’ travel posters.Richard Barclay is just about to travel from his home in Brittany to London on Eurostar to set up the latest Bonhams’ vintage posters auction. He is understanding, but frustrated, over recent travel restrictions and has witnessed lockdowns creating ‘a renewed nostalgia’ for holidays and travel – and, in turn, many more people are looking for...

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GIANT, a new 15,000 square foot gallery in Bournemouth, will open on August 7th. Claiming to be the largest artist-led space in the UK, GIANT is situated within a historic building in the heart of the town centre. The central inaugural exhibition, ‘Big Medicine,’ is a bold, celebratory show across all three major galleries within GIANT. Featuring works by major international artists such as Jake and Dinos Chapman, Jim Lambie and Gavin Turk, it takes...

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A new exhibition of paintings by contemporary landscape artist Lucy Kent will be taking place at her studio, near Tetbury, Wiltshire from 16th-19th September. this LAND is an exhibition of new paintings by Lucy depicting Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and her home county of Wiltshire – large skies, rolling clouds and a kaleidoscope of colours which capture a fleeting moment in nature and the very essence of the British countryside throughout the year. (Top of page:...

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park is presenting 399 Days by Rachel Kneebone in the unique environment of its 18th-century Chapel from July 10th. The artist’s most ambitious sculpture to date, 399 Days is named after the length of time it took to make. Over five metres in height, it comprises 63 exterior panels. Monumental in scale yet exquisite in detail, it echoes historic sculptures such as Trajan’s Column, a plaster cast of which is displayed in the...

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Curator Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli, co-owner and Director of the Hua Gallery Contemporary Chinese Art Specialist, has launched a specially curated exhibition, Mindscapes in collaboration with HOFA Gallery, London. The exhibition runs until July 15th in-gallery and virtually for all to see. (Above – Wang-Ziling, Half of the Blossoms, 2020, hardened acrylic and polymer, 110x78x4cm) The landscape painting tradition is one of the most venerated art forms in China, and still maintains a relevant position in...

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He’s one of the most controversial and collectable artists in the world – as his work comes to the Maddox Gallery, London, we ask – who is Jerkface? New York based street artist, Jerkface may operate anonymously under a moniker that is as witty as it is elusive, but he’s become one of the most collectable contemporary artists in the world. His latest body of work, Villainy, a solo exhibition at the Maddox Gallery London,...

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A new gallery in Cambridge, UK combines prehistoric antiquities with modern masterpieces. Introducing a new concept for art connoisseurs, collectors and the curious alike, a new gallery, Extraordinary Objects, has launched in Cambridge, UK, profiling a fascinating assembly of artwork, sculptures, antiquities and natural history objects. From a 68-million-year-old dinosaur skull, to Banksy sculptures, the Extraordinary Objects collection celebrates curiosity and adventure, displaying modern masterpieces alongside rare fossils and minerals. There is no specific genre...

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