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While the coronavirus pandemic has shut down almost all art events in the capital, a survey by The Art Newspaper has shown that 2019 was the busiest year for London museums this century, and saw record attendances at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Helped by exhibition such as Van Gogh and Britain, Tate Britain had its busiest year ever in 2019, and it was also a record year for Tate Modern, with 1.8 m...

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Art Paris, initially due to take place from April 2nd—5th, has been postponed to May 28th–31st, at the original location, the Grand Palais. Guillaume Piens, director of the fair said “As many countries globally, France is currently affected by the spread of the Coronavirus, which has given rise to conditions that will make it extremely complicated to hold an event as important as Art Paris at the beginning of April. “As organisers of the fair,...

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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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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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From 30th January to 2nd February 2020, the second Connect Art Fair comes to the Mall Galleries, St James, London, with a special ‘London Calling’ exhibition focusing on the famous London art schools, London artists and of course works featuring famous landmarks, as well as everyday London life. Connect – The Independent Art Fair is a new art fair, run by art dealers, bringing exhibitors and art buyers together in a fresh, informed, and vital...

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Art Paris has announced its 22nd edition as it returns to the Grand Palais from April 2nd-5th, 2020. In the 20 years since its founding, Art Paris has established itself as Paris’s major spring fair for modern and contemporary art, bringing together more than 150 galleries from over 20 countries. From the post-war to the contemporary period, Art Paris is a place for discovery, placing special emphasis on the European scene, whilst exploring the new...

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London Art Fair’s programme of daily talks, tours and workshops provide a timely review of the art market today, trends and topics emerging within the contemporary art scene, tips on building your art collection, artist’s talks and more; presenting the perfect setting for both the experienced collector and new art-world enthusiast. These events are free to attend for all visitors to the Fair. WEDNESDAY 22 JANUARY 2020 – TALKS 10.30am – 11.45am Building a collection:...

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An annual showcase of contemporary work, Goldsmiths’ Fair is a highlight of the jewellery calendar. Arts & Collections visited the Autumn event to meet the artists collectors won’t want to miss  ‘Personality is stronger in British silver than anywhere else in the world,’ said Graham Hughes, Art Director of the Goldsmiths’ Company from 1951-81. This sentiment was on full display in the striking silhouettes present at this year’s annual Goldsmiths’ Fair, a showcase that brings...

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We expect certain artists to sell for millions at auction, but would we ever have thought that a vandal would become one of the biggest names in contemporary art?  The pseudonymous artist known as Banksy has disrupted the art market yet again, with the recent sale at Sotheby’s of the painting Devolved Parliament (which depicts MPs as chimps in the House of Commons) for £9.9 million, five times its estimate.  It was a world record...

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