Smithsonian, Christo stole credit from top photographer, lawsuit says

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Smithsonian Institution and the artist Christo were sued on Tuesday by a New York photographer who accused them of stealing credit for his photos of “Running Fence,” a 1976 installation that remains one of Christo’s best-known works.


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Memories in milk bottles: Polish exhibition ‘shouts out’ annihilation story of Warsaw Ghetto

WARSAW (Reuters) – A deeply moving exhibition of archives documenting the life and annihilation of Jews by Nazi Germany in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War Two goes on public display in Poland on Thursday.


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Critic’s Notebook: The Void at the Heart of ‘Gurlitt: Status Report’

Cornelius Gurlitt’s trove of inherited art, hidden for decades, is finally on view in two exhibitions. But bringing it into the light can’t dispel his ghost.
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London theater says 20 men made allegations against Kevin Spacey

LONDON (Reuters) – The Old Vic theater in London said on Thursday it had received 20 separate allegations of inappropriate conduct by Kevin Spacey from 20 men who came into contact with him at the theater, or in connection with it, between 1995 and 2013.


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Da Vinci portrait of Christ sells for record $450.3 million in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, “Salvator Mundi”, sold for a record-smashing $ 450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie’s, more than double the old price for any work of art at auction.


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Australia can breathe easy after 17th century map restored

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A 17th century map of Australia, predating British settlement, has gone on display for the first time after suffering extensive damage while purportedly housed for hundreds of years in a Swedish warehouse.


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‘That’s art?’ Baby turns heads in Manhattan auction house window

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A sculpture of a baby sleeping in an unusual New York City exhibit has Park Avenue window-shoppers alerting auction house staff that a child has been “forgotten in the display.”


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Poems in Dottyville: How two traumatized soldiers changed notions of war

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – An imposing 19th Century building with elegant manicured lawns and sweeping views of the Edinburgh skyline seems an unlikely place to have earned the nickname “Dottyville” from one of Britain’s most revered poets.


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Critic’s Notebook: President Trump Finds His TV Niche in Softball Interviews

The president styles himself a fighter, but when it comes to television, he prefers allies who help mold his image like “The Apprentice” once did.
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Exhibit at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate evokes Syrian war

BERLIN (Reuters) – Three upended buses, a reminder of a barricade erected in Aleppo in 2015 at the height of the Syrian civil war, appeared in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Friday as part of an installation by Syrian-German artist Manaf Halbouni.


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‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ revival examines the dark side of cutting deals

LONDON (Reuters) – In an age where a real-estate salesman has assumed the highest political office in the United States, a new revival of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Glengarry Glen Ross” in London is highlighting the dark side of the art of the deal.


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East meets West as Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in the Gulf

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi opens its Louvre museum on Saturday, positioning itself as a city of cultural tourism with a display of hundreds of works that it hopes will draw visitors from around the world.


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New In Our Brighton Gallery: Plastic Jesus

The anonymous LA-based street artist creates unforgettable stenciled artwork.

Plastic Jesus

We are very pleased to announce that we now have signed limited edition prints available from the controversial street artist Plastic Jesus.

Currently taking our gallery by storm, the secretive artist made global headlines earlier this year when his life-sized sculpture of rapper Kanye West appeared overnight on Hollywood Boulevard.

“We have built Kanye West into some kind of god-like idol, I believe he’s a genius when it comes to writing and producing but he’s human. When we build people into idols we have expectations, and if they fail to meet those expectations we crucify them.” – Plastic Jesus

The shining gold figure depicted West as Jesus being crucified on the cross, whilst wearing a pair of his sought-after ‘Yeezy’ trainers. 

“There are a few celebrities we have made into god-like figures,” Plastic Jesus told Rolling Stone in a conversation about his project. “The domain in society and culture that they fill is far greater than their output. I think that’s happened to Kanye.”

In our Brighton gallery we currently have available the artist’s print version of his LA installation, ‘Yeezus’. The signed limited edition silkscreen print displays the rapper and beau of Kim Kardashian dressed in a simple loincloth with arms spread eagle, reminiscent of the Christ figure that appears in many renaissance paintings.

The print can be viewed as a critique on our 21st-century creeds: consumerism, capitalism, and celebrity culture.

The Kanye West stunt wasn’t Plastic Jesus’s first foray into subversive public art. In 2016 he famously created a six-inch high wall around President Donald Trump’s Hollywood star. A parody of the President’s controversial rhetoric stating he was going to build an enormous wall alongside the United State’s border with Mexico.

Plastic Jesus was trained as a photojournalist and shifted his practice from the camera to street installations in order better address major sociopolitical and cultural issues.

We have other fantastic editions by Plastic Jesus available in our Brighton Gallery including his iconic work ‘Stop Making Stupid People Famous’, a slogan that went viral for the artist, garnering over 40,000 likes.

Described as the ‘Banksy of L.A.’ Plastic Jesus is one of the most exciting street artists around. Be sure to visit our Brighton Gallery to view first hand his witty, political and powerful works!

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At West Bank tea party, artist Banksy offers royal ‘apology’ for Balfour Declaration

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) – British street artist Banksy has offered a royal “apology” engraved on Israel’s barrier in the occupied West Bank for Britain’s endorsement a century ago of the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.


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Art Review: Yayoi Kusama and the Amazing Polka-Dotted, Selfie-Made Journey to Greatness

The artist of “Infinity” rooms has become an Instagram darling. But two new gallery exhibitions in New York show that she’s much more than that — an almost frighteningly fertile talent.
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Nazi-era art hoard makes German exhibition debut in Bonn

BERLIN (Reuters) – Some 250 art works from a huge trove hoarded by a collector during the Nazi era went on display in Germany for the first time on Thursday, as its curators pursue efforts to find the rightful owners of pieces identified as looted.


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Nazi art trove goes on display at Swiss museum, heir to Gurlitt collection

BERN (Reuters) – Some 150 art works from a massive trove amassed by a German collector during the Nazi era went on public display for the first time on Wednesday in the Swiss capital, amid lingering questions about the origins of the collection.


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‘East German’ art show another step in still-rocky unification

POTSDAM, Germany (Reuters) – A display of artworks created during 40 years of East German history could help Germans from east and west bridge the divide that still separates them 27 years after unification.


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Rare, hidden portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots revealed

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – A rare, unfinished portrait believed to be of Mary, Queen of Scots has been found underneath another 16th-century painting after an X-ray revealed a ghostly likeness of the executed queen.


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Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art opens in Berlin

We loved catching up with some of our favourite artists at the opening of Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin last week.

The vibrant city has long been a mecca for street art and creative projects. Urban Nation, led by Yasha Young, invited 150 of street art’s leading lights to create work for the inaugural show and transformed the museum’s surrounding walls and outdoor spaces. Set in lively Schöneberg, the museum itself is ultra modern and spacious, designed in collaboration with GRAFT architects. Murals, installations and paste-ups by graffiti artists from all over the world can be seen everywhere you look outside the museum from the likes of Anthony Lister, Marina Zumi, Herakut, Ron English, Blek le Rat and Sandra Chevrier. Artists from all over the world transformed the area into a live exhibition.

“Urban contemporary art is the logical next step to follow what is happening on the street. This house can be an archive that tells the story [of street art] for the first time, from the beginning until now.” Yasha Young, Director of Urban Nation Berlin.

Inside the museum, the only one of its kind in the world, there are works from street art greats from all over the world and a library dedicated to street art photography legend Martha Cooper.

Here are five of our favourite artists featured in Urban Nation’s museum.

Blek Le Rat

Blek le Rat is a Pioneering French graffiti artist, one of the Godfather’s of the European street art movement. Using stencils instead of stylised lettering for graffiti, Blek le Rat was one of the first true street artists. During Blek’s career, his art prints have become more and more political, focusing on the homeless, the environment, and other social causes. Blek le Rat has inspired hundreds of artists around the world – including the infamous ‘Banksy’. Despite the enormous role he has played in street art, Blek le Rat has kept a low profile through most of his career to avoid public harassment. He just substituted his surname ‘Roc’ with ‘Rat’ because rats symbolise a lot for him “they create fear, they are synonymous with invasion and they are the

Stencil outside the Urban Nation museum

Ben Eine

Originally a writer, influential artist Ben Eine is now one of London’s most prolific artists, specialising in typographical art. The archetype of contemporary UK street-art, Eine’s ‘21st Century City’ was famously gifted to Barack Obama by David Cameron in 2010, and can be seen daily on his canvas of choice: the walls and shutters of shops around London. ‘Alphabet Street’, his most iconic work to date, is an unbounded mural, filling the concrete spaces of Middlesex Street, London, with his characteristically colourful lettering.

Installation inside the museum

Ron English

You can’t miss Ron English: one of the most prolific and distinctive artists working today, English is best known for combining expert craftsmanship with a cynical, humorous critique of American culture, his work includes art prints, billboards, and sculptures. English coined the term ‘POPaganda’ to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superheroes and comic strips, to art-historical iconography. English has imagined a vast (and still growing) roster of characters, including MC Supersized, his obese fast-food mascot, featured in the documentary ‘Supersize Me’ (2004), and Abraham Obama, a fusion of America’s 16th and 44th Presidents.

Temper Tot mural, Berlin

Eelus

Balancing the opposing forces of the humorous and macabre, vivid color and stark monochrome, Eelus’ work brings the beautiful and sometimes caustic realities of the world together.
It all started when he was a kid, drawing posters of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to sell in the schoolyard so he could buy chocolate. Some years later, he’d sold enough posters and art prints to leave his day job behind, turning a lifelong hobby into a full-time profession.
Since then, he’s exhibited his art works worldwide alongside some of the biggest names in the urban art scene, with the majority of his releases selling out incredibly fast.

Handidan

The art of Dutch artist Handiedan involves a complex cut and paste mixture of computer montage and highly detailed sculptural hand cut collages, complimented by conscientiously collected antique ornamental frames. Build out of multiple classic pin-up body parts, the female form stands out over a backdrop of baroque and Victorian Neo-Classicism designs.

The artist often uses international currencies and stamps, antique sheet music ornaments, playing cards, cigar bands, Asian papers with personal items and drawings. Intricate and meticulously crafted, the collages represent the gradual accumulation of both the layers in her work and her work process self.

Urban Nation, Bülowstraße 7, 10783 Berlin, Germany

 

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Buy Art Fair 2017 will run 27-29 October at Manchester Central.

Buy Art Fair

We are thrilled to announce that artrepublic will be returning for this year’s Buy Art Fair in Manchester for the fair’s 10th edition.

We will be exhibiting from 27-29 October at Manchester Central, Stand 350, offering visitors to the fair a wonderful chance to see some of our latest, hugely collectable prints, including many new works that will be unveiled and shown for the first time.

 We’ll have works from artists across our gallery roster including Dave White, Ben Eine, Bruce McLean, Pure Evil, Magnus Gjoen, Dan Hillier, Rob Wass, Will Blanchard, Bonnie and Clyde and Maria Rivans, plus much more!

Get free weekend tickets from artrepublic!

Valid on Saturday & Sunday, please contact us via events@artrepublic.com, then visit the Buy Art Fair, Manchester website and simply enter the code we’ll send you.

Buy Art Fair 2017

Now recognised as one of the UK’s leading festivals of visual arts, Buy Art Fair 2017 will bring galleries and artists to Manchester from across the UK. Over 3,000 original artworks will be for sale and there will be a host of exclusive events and activities at the fair and across the city.

Booth Our stand at our last visit to Buy Art Fair

As always, we are really looking forward to meeting customers and followers who haven’t been able to visit our Brighton Gallery, giving them an experience of the wide variety of art we offer.

 Be sure to come and say hi at our Stand number 350 and see a selection of our best and most sought-after signed limited edition prints in person.

For more information contact our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email events@artrepublic.com.

Manchester This year’s venue Manchester Central

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 ARTREPUBLIC WILL BE AT STAND NUMBER 350

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Buy Art Fair  – Manchester Central
Thursday 27th – Sunday 29th October 2017

Opening Times
VIP Opening Night
Friday 27 October 2017     17.00 – 21.00 Including complimentary drinks. 

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Saturday 28 October 2017      10.00 – 18.00
Sunday 29 October 2017         10.00 – 17.00

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Note with Einstein’s theory on life auctioned for $1.3 million

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Strapped for cash in a Tokyo hotel, Albert Einstein wrote his take on life on a note and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip. The physicist’s formula for happy living fetched $ 1.3 million on Tuesday, a Jerusalem auction house said.


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EXPERIENCE OUR BRIGHTON GALLERY IN A NEW 3D VIRTUAL TOUR

You can visit us digitally via your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Pure Evil

 We are thrilled to announce you’ll soon be able to experience some of the wonders of our Brighton Gallery with an immersive 3D virtual tour!

Dive into our Bond Street space and view our eclectic wall in high definition. So if you can’t make it down to our gallery in person you’ll no longer miss out on the stunning selection of prints on display!

Watch this space for our 3D 360 tour that will be live on our site in the next few days!

 Here’s a brief round-up of some key pieces currently gracing our gallery walls…

‘Happiness’ by Harland Miller

Harland Miller

Acquaint etching and block printing
Edition of 50, 178.5cm x 120cm. POA

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Celebrated artist Harland Miller’s prints are incredibly rare and sought after collector’s items, so we are thrilled to have this huge edition in our Brighton Gallery. Sold out on release, this is the largest print to ever be hung in artrepublic Brighton!

‘Rainbow Target’ by Peter Blake

Target

3D Vacuum formed plastic
Edition of 100 , 69cm x 69cm, £4,100

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The exquisite edition released last year sees Blake explore his famous target motif, this time presenting it as an eye-catching three-dimensional form, complete with his signature pop coloured rainbow. A rare foray into sculptural editions from the much-loved Godfather of Pop Art.

‘His n Hers’ by Lucy Sparrow

Sparrow

Handmade felt sculpture
Edition of 50, 77cm x 60cm x 12cm, £7,500

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The Queen of Felt’s His ‘n’ Hers cabinets are nearly at the end of their edition, so won’t be hanging around in our gallery for much longer. They contain a variety of hand-made felt medicinal and cosmetic products. From condoms to anti-aging cream, they are pure Pop-Art fun and a brilliant collector’s item. 

In our Brighton Gallery, we also have other exquisite cabinets by Lucy including ‘Such A Sad Time’ and ‘For Riche for Poorer’, all of which are selling fast!

‘Ellipsis’ by Dan Hillier

Dan Hillier

Silkscreen print
Edition of 100, 120 x 120, £1109

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Dan Hillier is best known for his surrealist collage inspired by tradition Victorian illustration. ‘Ellipsis’ was released by the artist at his 2016 exhibition ‘Ceremony’, which took place at London’s Saatchi Gallery.

Monochrome in palette with exceptional detail and presence this is Hillier at his mesmeric best. A real blockbuster edition from one of our most popular artist!

‘Dream Garden Mono 1’ by Bruce McLean

 Dream Garden

Hand painted, collaged silkscreen print
Mono print , 91 x 110, £3891

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This is a very rare original monotype print that was created using hand painted and collaged elements on silkscreen print. Based on the artist’s garden in Spain, McLean uses colour, texture and form to express the image of his dream garden.

‘Tiger’ by Dave White

Tiger

Giclee, silkscreen print, handfinished with 24crt gold leaf
Edition of 30, 122cm x 106cm, £3066

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Painter Dave White has expertly captured the imposing presence and intensity of the ‘Tiger’ in this stunning edition. Dave is one of our most popular artists, whose desirable prints are known to quickly sell out. This gilded masterpiece has been hugely popular in the gallery.

‘Tokyo Beat’ by Bonnie and Clyde

Tokyo

30 layer silkscreen print with hand collaged elements
Edition of 50, 119cm x 85cm, £1240

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Local artist Bonnie and Clyde has depicted one of her favourite travel destinations of Tokyo, Japan is this energetic and dynamic edition. It is a marvel of print techniques incorporating silkscreen with glazes, silver leaf, glitter gloss, and fluorescent ink.

‘Box Set 1’ by Pure Evil

Silkscreen prints
Edition of 50, 26cm x 26cm, £1038

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Earlier this year we had the honour of launching Pure Evil’s first ever box set of prints, which is an artrepublic exclusive. Pure Evil is universally known for his bright punchy, stenciled images of celebrities. ‘Box Set 1’ contains some of his most iconic and sold-out images reproduced as small-scale prints.

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Art of the deal: Trump’s Empire State Building doodle fetches $16,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) – George W. Bush famously turned to portrait painting as a hobby when he left office. Could President Donald Trump one day follow in his footsteps, encouraged by the recent sale of his drawing of New York City’s Empire State Building for $ 16,000?


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Coming Soon: Dave White Print Launch

Meet the artist in our Brighton Gallery on Thursday 2nd November from 6pm.

Dave White

We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday 2nd November from 6 pm Dave White will be present in our Brighton Gallery for the launch of his hotly anticipated new Doe and Stag limited edition prints.

There will be very super special giveaways for those who attend on the evening. The first 25 people who purchase will be getting an extra special package, so get down early to avoid missing out!

Dave White

The evening will also present a rare chance to view Dave White’s other hugely sought after editions while enjoying a glass of bubbly on us, in our Brighton Gallery.

Dave will be present signing and dedicating some of the editions on the evening, giving you the opportunity to meet one of our most popular artists!

Dave White

If you’d like to attend our Dave White print launch it’s important that your RSVP to events@artrepublic.com or call our gallery on 01273 724829 with your name, plus the names of any guests to be added to the list.

Get down early as the first 25 to purchase will receive a special gift from Dave!

Dave White Print Launch
Thursday 2nd November
6 pm – 8 pm
In our artrepublic Brighton Gallery
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Graffiti set design adds punch to Cuba theater festival

HAVANA (Reuters) – A play parodying the lengths some Cubans will go to in order to earn a few tourist dollars set against the backdrop of socially critical graffiti is adding punch to Havana’s annual theater festival.


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Last Chance To Buy

Things come and go quickly in our Brighton gallery, here are a few prints that are nearing the end of their edition. Call the gallery on +44 (0)1273 724829 for further information on anything featured.

SUFUCKINPREME (SILKSCREEN SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 65) BY RYCA

Sufuckinpreme

Poptorian artist Ryan Callanan is consistently one of the top-selling artists at artrepublic and you can see why when looking at his astute, witty and playful editions.

sufuckinpreme Silkscreen Print Signed Limited Edition of 65, 70cm x 16cm, £100

‘SUFUCKINPREME’ sees the artist riff on the uber-popular skate brand Supreme’s now ubiquitous box logo. Adding the expletive ‘fuckin’ to create a commentary on the hype surrounding the sought after clothing company.

The original Supreme logo was heavily influence by the bold graphic work of Barbra Kruger, so this print continues the dialogue regarding artistic influence and stylistic appropriation. Priced at just £100 it is also great value for a beautiful signed limited edition silkscreen and a must have for any Supreme ‘hypebeasts’ out there!

DECADENCE – DARK RED (GICLEE PRINT WITH GOLD GLITTER SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 25) BY SARA POPE

Sara Pope

We are down to the last few prints of this captivating and alluring edition by esteemed local painter Sara Pope. Pope has become well known for her seductive paintings of lips and is one of the few living artists to have their work in the Pope’s personal Vatican collection!

‘Decadence’ has been embellished with shimmering gold glitter, which adds an opulent feel to the piece, with the artist also adding a mixture of medium and MAC Reflects Sparkle Pigment to the lips for further sex appeal.

Sara Pope Giclee with Silkscreen and Gold Glitter, Signed Limited Edition of 25, £695

“Extraordinary beauty and allure are inevitably transient… I think these perfect glossy pouts characterised by drips of colour represent this dissolution.” – Sara Pope

Produced as a very small edition of just 25 this print has proven to be hugely popular would add glamour and opulence to any setting.

DESIGNER TREES (SILKSCREEN WITH COLLAGED ELEMENTS SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 100) BY BRUCE MCLEAN


Scottish contemporary artist Bruce McLean creates traditional themed works including still-lifes and landscapes by collaging colourful geometric shapes.

His work has long proven to be very sought after in our Brighton gallery by a variety of art fans, collectors and followers. 

‘Designer Trees’ sees the artist create architecturally inspired forms, along with tree-silhouettes, which form an interesting dialogue between natural and metropolitan spaces. A fragment of a London street map brings an extra dimension along with the 3D collage paper elements that provide captivating textures.

 Nearing the end of its edition this is a fabulous collector’s item and a joyful offering by the innovative and ever-evolving McLean. Don’t miss out on the masterpiece that is ‘Designer Trees’.

Call the gallery on +44 (0)1273 724829 or pop in for further information.

For further information on any of the artwork featured call us on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com, as things can quickly sell out and those featured are right at the end of their edition!

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artrepublic return to Buy Art Fair, Manchester

Buy Art Fair 2017 will run 27-29 October at Manchester Central.

Buy Art Fair

We are thrilled to announce that artrepublic will be returning for this year’s Buy Art Fair in Manchester for the fair’s 10th edition.

We will be exhibiting from 27-29 October at Manchester Central, Stand 350, offering visitors to the fair a wonderful chance to see some of our latest, hugely collectable prints, including many new works that will be unveiled and shown for the first time.

 We’ll have works from artists across our gallery roster including Dave White, Ben Eine, Bruce McLean, Pure Evil, Magnus Gjoen, Dan Hillier, Rob Wass, Will Blanchard, Bonnie and Clyde and Maria Rivans, plus much more!

Get free weekend tickets from artrepublic!

Valid on Saturday & Sunday, please contact us via events@artrepublic.com, then visit the Buy Art Fair, Manchester website and simply enter the code we’ll send you.

Buy Art Fair 2017

Now recognised as one of the UK’s leading festivals of visual arts, Buy Art Fair 2017 will bring galleries and artists to Manchester from across the UK. Over 3,000 original artworks will be for sale and there will be a host of exclusive events and activities at the fair and across the city.

Booth Our stand at our last visit to Buy Art Fair

As always, we are really looking forward to meeting customers and followers who haven’t been able to visit our Brighton Gallery, giving them an experience of the wide variety of art we offer.

 Be sure to come and say hi at our Stand number 350 and see a selection of our best and most sought-after signed limited edition prints in person.

For more information contact our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email events@artrepublic.com.

Manchester This year’s venue Manchester Central

Get your tickets at www.buyartfair.co.uk

 ARTREPUBLIC WILL BE AT STAND NUMBER 350

For free weekend tickets from artrepublic – valid Saturday & Sunday, please contact us via events@artrepublic.com.

 Full details:

Buy Art Fair  – Manchester Central
Thursday 27th – Sunday 29th October 2017

Opening Times
VIP Opening Night
Friday 27 October 2017     17.00 – 21.00 Including complimentary drinks. 

Weekend Tickets
Saturday 28 October 2017      10.00 – 18.00
Sunday 29 October 2017         10.00 – 17.00

 Map and Directions

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EXPERIENCE OUR BRIGHTON GALLERY IN A NEW 3D VIRTUAL TOUR

You can visit us digitally via your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Pure Evil

 We are thrilled to announce you’ll soon be able to experience some of the wonders of our Brighton Gallery with an immersive 3D virtual tour!

Dive into our Bond Street space and view our eclectic wall in high definition. So if you can’t make it down to our gallery in person you’ll no longer miss out on the stunning selection of prints on display!

Watch this space for our 3D 360 tour that will be live on our site in the next few days!

 Here’s a brief round-up of some key pieces currently gracing our gallery walls…

‘Happiness’ by Harland Miller

Harland Miller

Acquaint etching and block printing
Edition of 50, 178.5cm x 120cm. POA

Call us today about this piece +44 (0)1273 724829

Celebrated artist Harland Miller’s prints are incredibly rare and sought after collector’s items, so we are thrilled to have this huge edition in our Brighton Gallery. Sold out on release, this is the largest print to ever be hung in artrepublic Brighton!

‘Rainbow Target’ by Peter Blake

Target

3D Vacuum formed plastic
Edition of 100 , 69cm x 69cm, £4,100

Call us today about this piece +44 (0)1273 724829

The exquisite edition released last year sees Blake explore his famous target motif, this time presenting it as an eye-catching three-dimensional form, complete with his signature pop coloured rainbow. A rare foray into sculptural editions from the much-loved Godfather of Pop Art.

‘His n Hers’ by Lucy Sparrow

Sparrow

Handmade felt sculpture
Edition of 50, 77cm x 60cm x 12cm, £7,500

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The Queen of Felt’s His ‘n’ Hers cabinets are nearly at the end of their edition, so won’t be hanging around in our gallery for much longer. They contain a variety of hand-made felt medicinal and cosmetic products. From condoms to anti-aging cream, they are pure Pop-Art fun and a brilliant collector’s item. 

In our Brighton Gallery, we also have other exquisite cabinets by Lucy including ‘Such A Sad Time’ and ‘For Riche for Poorer’, all of which are selling fast!

‘Ellipsis’ by Dan Hillier

Dan Hillier

Silkscreen print
Edition of 100, 120 x 120, £1109

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Dan Hillier is best known for his surrealist collage inspired by tradition Victorian illustration. ‘Ellipsis’ was released by the artist at his 2016 exhibition ‘Ceremony’, which took place at London’s Saatchi Gallery.

Monochrome in palette with exceptional detail and presence this is Hillier at his mesmeric best. A real blockbuster edition from one of our most popular artist!

‘Dream Garden Mono 1’ by Bruce McLean

 Dream Garden

Hand painted, collaged silkscreen print
Mono print , 91 x 110, £3891

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This is a very rare original monotype print that was created using hand painted and collaged elements on silkscreen print. Based on the artist’s garden in Spain, McLean uses colour, texture and form to express the image of his dream garden.

‘Tiger’ by Dave White

Tiger

Giclee, silkscreen print, handfinished with 24crt gold leaf
Edition of 30, 122cm x 106cm, £3066

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Painter Dave White has expertly captured the imposing presence and intensity of the ‘Tiger’ in this stunning edition. Dave is one of our most popular artists, whose desirable prints are known to quickly sell out. This gilded masterpiece has been hugely popular in the gallery.

‘Tokyo Beat’ by Bonnie and Clyde

Tokyo

30 layer silkscreen print with hand collaged elements
Edition of 50, 119cm x 85cm, £1240

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Local artist Bonnie and Clyde has depicted one of her favourite travel destinations of Tokyo, Japan is this energetic and dynamic edition. It is a marvel of print techniques incorporating silkscreen with glazes, silver leaf, glitter gloss, and fluorescent ink.

‘Box Set 1’ by Pure Evil

Silkscreen prints
Edition of 50, 26cm x 26cm, £1038

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Earlier this year we had the honour of launching Pure Evil’s first ever box set of prints, which is an artrepublic exclusive. Pure Evil is universally known for his bright punchy, stenciled images of celebrities. ‘Box Set 1’ contains some of his most iconic and sold-out images reproduced as small-scale prints.

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Harry Potter exhibition blends wizardry with history

LONDON (Reuters) – A new exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book’s publication is offering ‘muggles’ with an interest in magic the chance to view rare memorabilia, combined with historic artifacts referenced in the popular series.


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Peter Blake raffle at our artrepublic Brighton Gallery raises £2,290 for Middle Street School

The money will go towards a brand new Arts Centre.

Peter Blake

Our raffle to win a box set of limited edition Sir Peter Blake prints has raised £2,290 for Brighton’s Middle Street School.

Hosted in our Brighton gallery, more than 450 raffle tickets were sold with all proceeds donated to the school.

The money will go towards transforming Middle Street Nursery, which recently closed due to budget constraints, into a brand new Arts Centre.

Peter Blake

With a reinforced dancefloor, big screen and blackout blinds, the space will not only be put to good use by Middle Street pupils, it will be available to hire to external groups and classes.

Head teacher Julie Aldous commented: “With impending cuts we have to think about how we can make the school more self-reliant while ensuring our pupils continue getting the best education. While we’re very sad the nursery was forced to close, it’s presented us with an opportunity.

“Reserved for school-use during school hours, the new Arts Centre will be available to hire in the evenings, weekends and during school holidays. We hope the space will become a great new venue for classes, children’s parties and possibly even events and screenings during the Brighton Festival.”

artrepublic founder Lawrence Alkin pictured with Middle Street head teacher Julie Aldous

The revenue generated from hiring the space will feed back into the school budget, contributing to maintenance, new equipment and staffing costs.

Lawrence Alkin, founder of artrepublic and parent to Miri Alkin who is in Year 2, presented the cheque to Middle Street School. He said: “It’s heartening that Peter Blake fans and the local community came together to raise a significant amount for the school. We’re all delighted the money will be put to such good use. I’m also genuinely impressed with the foresight and resilience of the school in using the money to make money at a time when school budgets are so uncertain.”

 

The prize – Sir Peter Blake’s iconic Brighton Box Set

The raffle winner is Annette from Hove who bought a ticket for her son after he purchased the Peter Blake box set during the original print release and later that evening accidentally left it in a local car park. When he returned it was gone. The box set includes five Brighton-inspired prints and is worth £1250.

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George Saunders’ ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ wins 2017 Man Booker prize

LONDON (Reuters) – American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award, for his first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” – a fictional account of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln burying his young son.


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Spotted in our Brighton Gallery: Mike Kerr from band Royal Blood

The local rockstar was adding to his art collection.

Royal Blood

Recently we were thrilled to welcome to our Brighton Gallery Mike Kerr, the singer from the hugely popular band local Royal Blood.

Perfoming alongside drummer Ben Thatcher (who has also been in with us) the duo are well known for their modern take on traditonal blues rock with their debut album ‘Royal Blood’ receiving a Brit Award back in 2015 for best British Group.

Mike Kerr (right) with Jake from our Brighton Gallery

The band are no strangers to the art world having recruited artrepublic artist Dan Hillier to create the now iconic album artwork for their debut smash.

Royal Blood

 In an interview conducted with artrepublic at the time, Hillier explained the genesis of the ‘Pachamama’ image, that went on to become a sold-out print edition.
“The band got in touch and commissioned me to make a new picture for them, which I did. Then Mike (lead singer) saw Pachamama and decided he wanted that because he was looking for something really feminine. I had to have a think about it because she’s quite precious to me, I really love that picture. I’m very glad they did use it, as it’s great to get it out there. It works as a good counterpoint to the music, which is very masculine.

 It’s not this perfect match of art and music but it’s good to have that contrast there. I met up with the guys, we talked and got on well and they just asked for a picture without any sort of guidance, which really suits me.” – Dan Hillier on collaborating with Royal Blood.

Whilst perusing in our Brighton Gallery Kerr picked up ‘Alabama Make Up’ by Brighton-based artist/photographer Matt Henry.
Henry’s work explores the power of fiction through the photographic medium. Inspired by the politics and culture of the 1960s and 70s America, Henry’s work is driven by an attention to style and characterisation, each photograph beautifully designed, composed, and executed.

We look forward to welcoming Mike Kerr to the gallery again very soon!

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World’s largest pink diamond expected to fetch up to $30 million at auction

LONDON (Reuters) – “The Pink Raj”, an intense pink diamond described by experts as the world’s largest, is expected to fetch up to $ 30 million when it is auctioned in Geneva next month.


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Damien Hirst’s Rare ‘Curare’ edition available in our Brighton Gallery

Taken from the artists iconic ‘Spots’ series.

 In our Brighton Gallery, we currently have available one of Damien Hirst’s exquisite spot prints ‘Curare’. Unlike many of the artist’s editions, this print has been created as a woodcut, giving the work a rich texture and unique quality.

The spots series began when Hirst was still a student at London’s Goldsmiths Art School. The works have been described as “essays in pure colour” and often refer to Hirst’s on-going fascination with medicine and pharmacological drugs.

Hirst 

‘Curare’ was created by the master printers at Manifold editions. The precise and complex printing process has been described below.

1. Cherry wood is cut to an exact circle by a laser.
 
2. A brayer is used to roll the ink onto the cherry-wood face to give an exact paint surface. Cherry wood is used as it absorbs the ink in the correct capacity.
 
3. The spots are inserted into the woodblocks of a printing press at the exact spacing required.
 
4. A larger roller is used to place the paper onto the cherry-wood blocks – the paper is 410gsm somerset white paper which is the right grammage to absorb the ink.
 
5.The pressure used needs to be exact to take the ink, but not too much to smudge.
 

6.The printing process is replicated for every print, so no two prints are exactly the same.

 Damien Hirst
‘I’ve always had a phenomenal love of colour… So that’s where the spot paintings came from … It was just a way of pinning down the joy of colour’ – Damien Hirst

In our Brighton gallery, we have a number of rare and sought after editions by Damien Hirst including his ‘Souls’ series of butterflies, additional spots prints and ‘The Cure’, the artist’s series of pop-coloured medicinal pills.

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Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The impoverished family of Australia’s most famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira, has been given copyright to his works after years of fruitless campaigning triggered the intervention of a philanthropist.


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Free Louise McNaught Polar Bear Print!

To celebrate the launch of Louise McNaught’s latest prints we are offering a FREE limited edition giclee with every order of a Louise McNaught work over £150, while stocks last.

To claim your free print, purchase any of work by Louise McNaught over £150 (this includes framing) between the 15th to 22nd of October 2017.

This is a limited time promotion and we anticipate stock to run out quickly – so act fast!

‘Chilled’ This could be yours for free!

Chilled by Louise Mc Naught

  • 20 x 20cm
  • Giclee
  • Signed by Louise McNaught
  • Limited Edition

For ‘Chilled’, McNaught employs her signature ‘bleed’ motif, with soft, thin lines of fluorescent yellow paint running down the print to produce a gentle sense of dynamism and flow. The trails have been created by a large, white polar bear, half of his resplendent head dipped in the the brightly coloured paint. A brilliantly arresting print, McNaught has captured the power and dignity of the arctic creature with bold, artistic prowess.

Louise has just released these two amazing new limited prints Royal Blue and Before Religion


The work of Louise McNaught takes its inspiration form the natural world: raising the status of animals and creatures to the majestic and sublime, McNaught creates bold images, using striking colour and compositional techniques.

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We are closer than ever to 1930s-style totalitarianism: Atwood

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The world is closer to the dark days of the 1930s than at any time since, Canadian author Margaret Atwood said on Saturday in Frankfurt, where she was due to receive a prestigious German literary award.


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Collector’s Corner

Our Collector’s Corner is a treasure trove of highly collectable, awe-inspiring artwork. Things come and go quickly however and are snapped up by avid collectors, so call the gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com to avoid missing out!

‘HAPPINESS: THE CASE AGAINST (PHOTO ETCHING AND WOODCUT SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 55) BY HARLAND MILLER

Happiness

Currently available in our Brighton Gallery is the monumental edition ‘Happiness: The Case Against’ by acclaimed painter Harland Miller.

The print is one of the largest editions to ever grace our Bond Street space and is amongst the artist’s most desired works, having sold out upon release earlier this year.

Harland Miller

Harland Miller is without a doubt one of the hottest artists on the market right now, best known for his large-scale paintings and prints of vintage book covers with imagined thoughtful and witty titles. The original painting of ‘Happiness…’ was displayed as part of Miller’s 2016 Berlin exhibition ‘Tonight We Make History (P.S. I Can’t Be There)’.

RAINBOW TARGET (3D VACUUM PAINTED PLASTIC PIECE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 100) BY SIR PETER BLAKE

Peter Blake

‘Rainbow Target’ is a 3D vacuum painted plastic artwork by the Godfather of Pop Art Sir Peter Blake. It presents one of his well-known heart motifs surrounded by an uplifting rainbow.

‘Rainbow Target’ is one of Blake rare forays into sculpture, making this piece all the more desirable. An unforgettable piece of pop from one of the country’s best-loved artists, that would command pride of place in any collection.

Peter Blake

‘One of my mottos is “Staying ahead of the avant-garde,” which you can’t-do of course. But I jump about. I can’t be pinned down, in a way.’ – Sir Peter Blake

 

ELLIPSIS (SILKSCREEN SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 100) BY DAN HILLIER 


Dan Hillier

‘Ellipsis’ is a Silkscreen Print by digital collage artist Dan Hillier. It is one of the artist’s most popular images, depicting a solemn woman surrounded by a detailed vortex of fine lines.

‘Ellipsis’ was released by Hillier at his 2016 exhibition Ceremony, which took place at London’s Saatchi Gallery.

Dan Hillier

In much of his artwork, Hillier draws on his personal experiences spent traveling through the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, as well as his experiences with the psychedelic plant medicine ayahuasca and time spent with local shamans.

He readily embraces the element of chance in his mesmeric collages, which are created digitally then printed using silkscreen methods. Last year we released Dan Hillier’s box set ‘Six Women’, went on to sell out.

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Call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com for further information on this or any of the other artworks featured in our Collector’s Corner.

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Stars of British art world donate works for Grenfell fire survivors

LONDON (Reuters) – A group of Britain’s most successful contemporary artists has donated valuable works to sell at a charity auction for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed about 80 people at a London social housing block in June.


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artrepublic return to Buy Art Fair, Manchester

Buy Art Fair 2017 will run 27-29 October at Manchester Central.

Buy Art Fair

We are thrilled to announce that artrepublic will be returning for this year’s Buy Art Fair in Manchester for the fair’s 10th edition.

We will be exhibiting from 27-29 October at Manchester Central, Stand 350, offering visitors to the fair a wonderful chance to see some of our latest, hugely collectable prints, including many new works that will be unveiled and shown for the first time.

 We’ll have works from artists across our gallery roster including Dave White, Ben Eine, Bruce McLean, Pure Evil, Magnus Gjoen, Dan Hillier, Rob Wass, Will Blanchard, Bonnie and Clyde and Maria Rivans, plus much more!

Get free weekend tickets from artrepublic!

Valid on Saturday & Sunday, please contact us via events@artrepublic.com, then visit the Buy Art Fair, Manchester website and simply enter the code we’ll send you.

Buy Art Fair 2017

Now recognised as one of the UK’s leading festivals of visual arts, Buy Art Fair 2017 will bring galleries and artists to Manchester from across the UK. Over 3,000 original artworks will be for sale and there will be a host of exclusive events and activities at the fair and across the city.

Booth Our stand at our last visit to Buy Art Fair

As always, we are really looking forward to meeting customers and followers who haven’t been able to visit our Brighton Gallery, giving them an experience of the wide variety of art we offer.

 Be sure to come and say hi at our Stand number 350 and see a selection of our best and most sought-after signed limited edition prints in person.

For more information contact our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email events@artrepublic.com.

Manchester This year’s venue Manchester Central

Get your tickets at www.buyartfair.co.uk

 ARTREPUBLIC WILL BE AT STAND NUMBER 350

For free weekend tickets from artrepublic – valid Saturday & Sunday, please contact us via events@artrepublic.com.

 Full details:

Buy Art Fair  – Manchester Central
Thursday 27th – Sunday 29th October 2017

Opening Times
VIP Opening Night
Friday 27 October 2017     17.00 – 21.00 Including complimentary drinks. 

Weekend Tickets
Saturday 28 October 2017      10.00 – 18.00
Sunday 29 October 2017         10.00 – 17.00

 Map and Directions

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Visit the Buy Art Fair – Manchester website for more details and to purchase tickets

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Let’s paint about sex: racy feminist artists enjoy mainstream success

LONDON (Reuters) – A three-foot phallus in a child’s dress seems like an unlikely symbol of female empowerment, but for artist Renate Bertlmann its presence at a major art show is a sign she has gained an acceptance denied her for decades.


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Rose McGowan Accuses Ben Affleck of Lying About Harvey Weinstein

Mr. Affleck said Tuesday he was “angry” about Mr. Weinstein’s alleged harassment and assaults of women but did not indicate he was aware of the behavior. Ms. McGowan said he knew.
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Da Vinci portrait of Christ expected to fetch $100 million at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting and one of fewer than 20 by the Renaissance artist known to still exist is hitting the auction block, Christie’s announced on Tuesday.


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Paris exhibition charts Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’

PARIS (Reuters) – Some of Pablo Picasso’s greatest works go on display in Paris this week, in an exhibition that charts a pivotal year in which he cemented his status as a titan of 20th-century art.


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Drained of cash and riven by rivalries, UNESCO seeks leader to revive fortunes

PARIS (Reuters) – When Israel’s envoy told UNESCO delegates last July that fixing the plumbing in his toilet was more important than their latest ruling, it highlighted how fractious geopolitics are paralyzing the workings of the agency.


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Highlighting Vietnam War’s relevance, exhibit opens in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When the idea for a Vietnam War exhibit came up at the New-York Historical Society a few years ago, Trustee James Grant recalls that even after more than four decades, passions about it were strong.


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White tiger, dark horse: North Korean art market heats up

DANDONG, China (Reuters) – Seated beneath tall windows and dressed simply in singlets and trousers, North Korean painters are hard at work. The artists staple canvases to frames or copy idyllic landscapes from laptop computers. One wears headphones as he brushes a group of running horses onto his canvas.


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Song dynasty bowl shatters world record for Chinese ceramics, fetches $37.7 million in HK sale

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A nearly 900-year-old porcelain Song dynasty bowl smashed the world auction record for Chinese ceramics on Tuesday, selling for HK$ 294.3 million ($ 37.68 million) at a Sotheby’s sale in Hong Kong.


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Yves Saint Laurent designs get new airing at Paris museum

PARIS (Reuters) – A new museum showcasing the creations of late French couturier Yves Saint Laurent opens in Paris next week, offering visitors an intimate glimpse into his studio and how he pulled together his collections.


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Beset by visions, artist Yayoi Kusama has no intention of slowing down

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama, whose work commands some of the highest prices of any living female artist, said on Tuesday that at age 88, she still fills her days painting and has no intention of slowing down.


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Vomiting aristocrats! Over-50s get a look in at Britain’s Turner Prize

LONDON (Reuters) – A 62-year-old, Tanzanian-born artist whose creations include dinner plates painted with vomiting aristocrats is one of a new breed of nominee for British art’s high-profile Turner Prize: an over-50.


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London’s National Gallery prevails in ‘stolen’ Matisse lawsuit: New York judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The National Gallery in London on Thursday won the dismissal of a lawsuit in which three grandchildren of a muse of the artist Henri Matisse sought to recover a painting they said was stolen shortly after World War Two.


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Accused mobster tied to Boston art heist to undergo psychiatric test

BOSTON (Reuters) – An octogenerian alleged mobster who police believe may be able to help solve the largest art heist in U.S. history will undergo a psychiatric evaluation before being sentenced on gun charges, a federal court judge in Connecticut ruled on Friday.


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Bill Clinton’s upcoming suspense novel to become Showtime series

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s debut novel will not hit shelves for almost a year, but it is already getting the TV treatment as Showtime said Friday that it would adapt the anticipated book into a series.


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Ai Wei-Wei critical of China at opening of Swiss exhibit

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Ai Wei-Wei denounced China’s crackdown on lawyers and free speech on Wednesday but saw little hope that the upcoming Communist Party Congress would lead to more freedoms.


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Drones destroy child’s drawing in Banksy protest at UK arms fair

LONDON (Reuters) – Military drones destroy a child’s picture in British graffiti artist Banksy’s latest work, the highlight of an anti-war art show in London which protests against one of the world’s biggest arms fairs this week.


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New Banksy works mark Basquiat show at London’s Barbican

LONDON (Reuters) – Two murals by British street artist Banksy have appeared at London’s Barbican center to mark an exhibition of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a U.S. artist who achieved fame through the New York graffiti scene.


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Harry Dean Stanton, Character Actor Who Became a Star, Dies at 91

The gaunt, hollow-eyed Mr. Stanton had his breakthrough in “Paris, Texas.” As one critic wrote, he was able “to make everything he does seem immediately authentic.”
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A museum dedicated to street art opens in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) – A museum for graffiti and art for public spaces will open in Berlin on Saturday and designs by local and international street artists will be exhibited on the facade of its building to kick it off.


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UK art dealer jailed for stealing works by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood

LONDON (Reuters) – A British art dealer who abused his position by stealing clients’ artworks, including many paintings by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, was jailed on Tuesday, the state prosecution service said.


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Russian theater director who irked establishment given house arrest

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A theater director whose edgy work angered traditionalists in the Russian establishment was placed under house arrest on Wednesday in a fraud case his supporters say is part of a government crackdown on artistic freedoms.


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Nancy Hatch Dupree ‘Grandmother of Afghanistan’ dies in Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) – Nancy Hatch Dupree, a historian from the United States who helped set up the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University, has died in the country whose culture she worked for more than five decades to preserve, the university said on Sunday. She was 89.


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