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Steve McQueen’s Year 3 project takes over Tate and tube

Standing on the Northern Line southbound platform at Mornington Crescent early in the morning, you’re greeted with a familiar sight. Amongst the mundane advertisements, you’ll find a class photo much like the kind you could find in anyone’s primary school yearbook. A few rows of children flank their teachers before a school bulletin board. The […]

National Portrait Gallery to close for three years for renovations

On June 29th next year, the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London will close for the evening, but it won’t reopen the next morning. For three years, the museum, located just behind the National Gallery, will remain shuttered as it undergoes an expansive, £35.5 million revamp. So, if you’ve been meaning to stop by, make […]

December exhibition to feature works by Congo, the artist chimpanzee

This winter, a rather unorthodox artist will have an exhibition at one of London’s highly regarded galleries. Having passed away nearly 50 years ago, the artist puts an interesting spin on the phrase ‘a five-year-old could do that.’ The works that will hit the floor at Mayor Galleries in December aren’t by a child, though, […]

‘Devolved Parliament’ sells for nearly £10 million

A 2009 work by Banksy just made its biggest splash, yet, last night. Prior to the sale at Sotheby’s London, some were concerned that alterations to the work made by Banksy might deter bidders who thought the original painting might have a copy. However, when the gavel fell on the painting, it far exceeded its […]

‘Music in the Tuileries Gardens’ to travel to Ireland ahead of Brexit

Since about 1959, Music in the Tuileries Gardens, an 1862 painting by Édouard Manet, has traveled back and forth between the National Gallery in London and Dublin’s Hugh Lane gallery as part of a sharing arrangement. Those arrangements were slightly altered in 1993 but the painting has continued making its journey back and forth between […]

Lisa Brice reconfigures the male gaze in forthcoming exhibition

In just a few weeks, the Stephen Friedman Gallery will present a solo exhibition of works by London-based artist Lisa Brice (b. 1968). Opening September 26th, this will mark Brice’s second show at the gallery’s London location for which, Brice has created an entirely new body of works on paper and paintings. In the exhibition, […]

‘ArcelorMittal Orbit’ slides into £13 million of debt

In 2016, what is lauded as the world’s longest tunnel slide, was opened in London. The slide snaked around ArcelorMittal Orbit, a sculpture designed by artists Anish Kapoor for the 2012 Olympics. However, it was recently announced that the slide is less popular than it once was and the sculpture has slid into debt – […]