Archive for May 2020

Days after Banksy gifted NHS with painting, someone tried to steal it

Owning a Banksy can be a difficult feat. Purchasing a work by the illusive artist is one thing, but when a Banksy falls into your hands overnight, the path forward is exciting although filled with unique challenges – sometimes even involving theft. That’s what the University Hospital Southampton quickly realized when just days after they […]

Tate Britain forgoes 2020 Turner Prize to support 10 artists with £10k bursaries

Tate Britain announced today that the 2020 edition of the Turner Prize has been called off, like so many things this year, due to COVID-19. Though the Prize, which offers a top prize of £25,000 accompanied by three £5,000 prizes for each runners up, won’t go on in its usual manner, Tate Britain will instead […]

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre faces potential closure

It goes without saying that not all beloved businesses and locales will still be open once we get back into the world at large. Small restaurants are shuttering up, galleries are completely reliant on online exhibits, and theatres are cancelling their summer seasons and beyond. While it might first seem that it’s smaller, independent companies […]

Art World Roundup: from the design behind Italian domes to penguins in a museum

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we cover some of the stories you might have missed including Dalí’s paternity test results, a pricey pair of Air Jordans, new AR art by Olafur Eliasson, and a few penguins who got to take a field trip to an art museum.  How’d they do it? Princeton University researchers […]

Winner of €1m Picasso announced in charity raffle

In a 12-minute live streamed video, Claudia Borgogno was announced as the winner of an oil painting by Pablo Picasso. The painting, titled Nature Morte (1921), was part of a Care charity raffle with tickets selling for €100 (£90) each to raise money for communities in need of clean water. The winning ticket was purchased […]

Researchers get to the bottom of why The Scream is fading

The Scream, Edvard Munch’s iconic 1910 painting, really has something to shout about now. Researchers have found that moisture from the breath of visitors is facilitating the degradation of the painting, which has seen yellow portions of its scene fade to an off-white. Housed at the Munch Museum in Oslo, the painting is one of […]

Five textile artists you should know

While textiles, as a technology has been around for tens of thousands of years, textile arts have experienced a resurgence of interest in the last century. Long-associated with craft, textile artists have pushed against the boundaries of high art, working to erase the often negative connotations of the medium. In the 1970s, textile arts – […]