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David Hockney says he is moving to France, where he can smoke freely and work ‘twice as much’

Despite being from Bradford, a city in the northern English county of West Yorkshire, David Hockney has called Los Angeles home since he moved there in 1964. Arguably its most famous artist, Hockney has revealed plans to leave the city where he painted some of his greatest works, and relocate to France. Speaking to The […]

Michael Rakowitz announced as winner of $100,000 Nasher Prize

The Nasher Sculpture Center announced today that American artist Michael Rakowitz (b. 1973) will be the recipient of the 2020 Nasher Prize. In its fifth year, the prize consists of an award designed by Nasher Sculpture Center architect Renzo Piano and $100,000. The Nasher Prize is an international award that seeks to recognize living artists […]

Second Banksy artwork stolen from Paris

A Banksy artwork of a masked rat holding a knife was stolen in Paris. It was by no means a traditional art heist however, as the work had been stenciled on the back of a large traffic sign near the Pompidou Centre. The gallery, which holds the largest collection of contemporary artworks in Europe, made […]

Perrotin adds four new artists to its roster post-KAWS

It couldn’t have been easy for Perrotin to lose its star artist of 11 years, KAWS, especially at the peak of his auction market. Two months after his departure however, Perrotin seems to be back in full swing, having added four new artists to its roster: Gabriel de la Mora, Genesis Belanger, Claire Tabouret and […]

Nan Goldin was arrested protesting outside Governor Cuomo’s office

Nan Goldin was arrested along with 12 other members of PAIN, the activist group she founded to protest the opioid crisis, while protesting outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office in Manhattan on Wednesday. According to ARTnews, the protests were intended to raise awareness for the number of deaths by overdosing on opioid and prescription […]

‘Declaration of’: exhibition of works by Boedi Widjaja explores notions of memory through a stunning body of work

In just a few weeks, the Helwaser Gallery will open an exhibition of works by artist Boedi Widjaja, born in Indonesia but based in Singapore. Titled ‘Declaration of’, the exhibition explores notions of collective memory, gaze, and embodiment. ‘Declaration of’ will feature a number of Widjaja’s newest works, many of which are from ‘Imaginary Homeland,’ […]

The artist behind Jeffrey Epstein’s portrait of Bill Clinton in a dress speaks out

Petrina Ryan-Kleid is an Australian born artist who studied at the New York Academy of Art. Since graduating in 2012, she has kept a relatively low profile. One of her artworks has recently gone viral, to her absolute surprise, and she has suddenly found herself part of a political narrative that she never set out […]