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Saturday, 28 August 2010

London Art

London Art Galleries

There are over 400 art galleries in London. It's a minefield and we recommend that you map out a plan and surf the individual gallery websites in order to get a better idea of what's happening on the day of your visit.

London has some of the finest museums and galleries in the world. There are many important works on display and visitors to London Galleries do not have to pay an admission fees to visit most of them, except for special exhibitions. Start with Tate Modern, Bankside, London and The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's Headquarters, King's Road, London, SW3 4SQ.

Opening times are roughly Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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ICA London Director and Chairman Resign

Ekow Eshun, Executive Director and Alan Yentob Chairman of the troubled ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art, London) will be standing down. The announcement comes as the ICA struggles to remain a financially viable institution in an environment devastated by government cuts to the arts.
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Friday, 27 August 2010

Banksy Art forgers Shown Leniency

Banksy Art forgers Sentenced

Grant Champkins-Howard and Lee Parker have received a suspended sentence of 12 months after pleading guilty to selling numerous fakes of prints purporting to be by the Urban Artist Banksy.
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Larry Gagosian Exhibits Art Collection in Abu Dhabi

                                                        The Rose 2008. © Cy Twombly. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery. Photograph: Mike Bruce

Art Dealer Gagosian Exhibits in Abu Dhabi

The stellar Art Dealer Larry Gagosian is showing 72 works from his personal collection of art compiled over a number of years in Abu Dhabi in September.  Read More Click Here......

Louise Bourgeois Memorial Page

French-born American sculptor Louise Bourgeois died 31 May 2010 in New York, at the age of 98 

Based in Manhattan from 1938, Bourgeois acquired her reputation late in life and kept working until the end. She began her long career in the 1930s with a single-minded and powerful drive for creative expression. Read More Click Here....

Damien Hirst Parts From Financial Manager Frank Dunphy

Frank Dunphy, the man behind Damien Hirst’s art world domination, is stepping down as his business manager. Dunphy was active during Hirst’s most prolific period of output and helped mastermind his most ambitious and lucrative projects......Read More Click Here

Friday, 20 August 2010

Fourth Plinth Designs Latest Photos Trafalgar Square London

Fourth Plinth Designs Unveiled for London's Trafalgar Square

As promised ArtLyst, is nearly first to reveal the latest designs for the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square by the Artists Brian Griffiths, Allora & Calzadilla, Hew Locke Elmgreen & Dragset, Katharina Fritsch, and Mariele Neudecker. The maquettes ( scaled model) of the proposed work was released this morning at 9:00 am in an exhibition which is open to the public (across from the plinth) in the crypt of St Martin in the Fields from 19 August 2010.The chosen artist will be announced by the Mayor Boris Johnson early next year, with the artwork they installed after the current work, Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare MBE has been removed at the end of 2011.The Fourth Plinth Programme is funded by the Arts Council England and the Mayor of London who  sees new artworks being selected for the vacant plinth in a rolling programme of new commissions. A key element of the Fourth Plinth Programme is to involve people in the debate about public art. The public will have the opportunity to comment on the shortlisted proposals on cards at the exhibition and via the website following the unveiling of the proposals... read more

Elmgreen & Dragset

Brass sculpture of a boy astride his rocking horse celebrates the heroism of growing up.
fourth plinth - elmgreen dragset

Hew Locke

Sikandar Is a play on a traditional equestrian statue of Field Marshal Sir George White, situated on Portland Place, decorated with charms, medals and horse-brasses.
fourth plinth - hew locke

Brian Griffiths' Battenberg

An oversized representation of the sponge cake made from household bricks
fourth plinth - brian griffiths

Mariele Neudecker

Presents two images of Britain: the flipped and reversed shape of the peninsula when seen from above, and its more familiar outline when viewed from below.
fourth plinth - mariele neudecker

Allora and Calzadilla

Their work features a working cash machine embedded within the plinth which, when accessed, will trigger a functioning pipe organ set on top of the plinth, to play throughout Trafalgar Square.
fourth plinth - allora calzadilla

Katharina Fritsch

This submission depicts an ultramarine blue cockerel symbolizing regeneration, awakening and strength.

fourth plinth - katharina fritsch

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