Damien Hirst has today unveiled a new spot painting based on Disney character Mickey Mouse.
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Wednesday 19 May 2010
29 year-old London based artist Reynir Hutber has won the 2010 Catlin Art Prize. Now in its fourth year, the prize acts as an annual showcase for recent art school graduates looking for a foothold in the unforgiving art world.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
The cultural grand tour of Europe will have another stopping off point from this week – Metz, the Bilbao of the North. President Nicolas Sarkozy will officially open a €86m (£74m) branch of the Pompidou Centre in Paris in a beautiful, but comparatively little visited, cathedral city 170 miles east of Paris.
Wednesday 28 April 2010
Wednesday 24 March 2010
The Louvre's ceilings already abound with paintings: There are plenty of frolicking maidens, epic battles and racing chariots, not to mention cherubs holding cornucopias. American contemporary artist Cy Twombly had something different in mind, however – something a bit simpler.
Friday 12 February 2010
Friday 08 January 2010
With his Personnes installation set to be unveiled in the gargantuan nave of Paris's Grand Palais next week, the veteran French artist Christian Boltanski has bagged one of the most coveted European contemporary-art commissions of 2010. It's the third show in the Monumenta series of solo exhibitions organised by the French Culture Ministry (Richard Serra and Anselm Kiefer featured previously) to put Paris on the contemporary art map – the series is the French equivalent of Tate Modern's Turbine Hall commission. But how will the 65-year-old fill the Baroque-style 13,500 square-metres space?
Sunday 20 December 2009
Tuesday 01 December 2009
Monday 19 October 2009
Google has named the Kiwi finalists for its first local version of the Doodle 4 Google art competition - and now it's up to New Zealanders to pick the winners.
Sunday 16 August 2009
What's old is new again in the art market. Not long after being put in the shade by record-breaking prices being achieved by works from contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst, Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon, Old Masters are back.
Thursday 02 July 2009
The title of this exhibition sounds winningly, stirringly provocative: a group of young artists from around the world promises to lay bare the way in which the world of contemporary art – who succeeds and who fails, who's in and who's out – is determined – and riven – by issues of class. Friedrich Engels would have been proud to endorse such a show, we might think. The reality could not be more different.
Friday 29 May 2009
Sunday 24 May 2009
Saturday 23 May 2009
Controversy and provocation, working hard, playing hard, having a full life and being dynamic is what it's all about," declares Francesca von Habsburg, the woman who is not only the biggest cheese of all in the contemporary art world but also the wife of Archduke Karl von Habsburg – who once upon a time would have succeeded to the Austro-Hungarian empire, whose thrones included Austria, Transylvania, Hungary, Bohemia, Slovenia, Dalmatia, Illyria, Galicia and Croatia.
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