Damien Hirst has today unveiled a new spot painting based on Disney character Mickey Mouse.
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Friday 13 April 2012
Tomorrow: The World Ski and Snowboard festival is under way in the Canadian resort of Whistler, with freelate-night music events, art and fashion exhibitions, and extreme sports bringing the season to a jubilant close until 22 April (wssf.com).
Sunday 08 April 2012
Of interest to students of art and deltiologists (collectors of postcards) alike, Jeremy Cooper's extensively illustrated book provides the first critical study of the place of the humble postcard in the history of art.
Friday 06 April 2012
Music: Recently I've been listening to a record with Ella Fitzgerald on one side and Billie Holiday on the other side, and lots of music by Ahmad Jamal. I'm really into old jazz; I find it quite relaxing. It stems from when I was about 14 years old and getting into hip-hop producing. I used to listen to short little tunes that came from samples. So I still find jazz a big influence on the whole process of discovery in my work.
Thursday 05 April 2012
A Francis Bacon painting that has been held in a private collection for more than 30 years could fetch as much as £25 million when it goes on sale next month.
Saturday 24 March 2012
The South American country leads the way with the most popular art exhibitions in the world
Monday 12 March 2012
340-tonne block of granite completes epic journey to become city's latest landmark
Wednesday 29 February 2012
The art history world has suffered a grievous loss in the person of John Gage, who has died at the age of 73. A scholar of immense range and erudition, he will beremembered chiefly for his ground-breaking contributions to the study of JMW Turner and to the history of colour. His 1987 monograph, JMW Turner: A Wonderful Range of Mind, stands out as much the finest account of the artist and of the visual and intellectual interests that shaped his work. Colour and Culture: Practice and Meaning fromAntiquity to Abstraction (1993), the fruit of more than 30 years' research andreflection, established him unquestionably as the pre-eminent historian of artistic uses and theories of colour in western cultures. Translated into five languages, the book is the standard reference source on the subject andhas found a wide readership outside academia. In 1994 it received theprestigious Mitchell Prize for the History of Art.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
The Contemporary Art Society, a leading light for the promotion of modern art in Britain, is tomorrow auctioning off 44 works by some of the biggest names in the art world, including Paula Rego, Spencer Tunick and Bob & Roberta Smith.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
British artist Anne Hardy photographs large-scale interior spaces which she carefully constructs over several months. Using complex camera techniques, reflections and painstaking positioning of objects, she conjures still life images that look as if a person has just stepped out of them and paint vivid portraits of that imaginary occupant.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
Bonhams' head of contemporary art tells Nick Clark that works are being treated simply as investments
Sunday 05 February 2012
The master of whimsy wears his art-school credentials on his sleeve, but his ideas feel derivative and the jokes wear thin
Monday 23 January 2012
Nick Clark sits for Paul, the computer with a head for figures
Wednesday 18 January 2012
The UK's largest art fair for Modern British and contemporary art begins today in London.
Saturday 31 December 2011
New Year Honours: The Arts
Thursday 15 December 2011
A sculpture of a "vandalised" priest by the underground artist Banksy has gone on display today alongside 17th-century Old Masters.
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