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Hockney’s iconic pool painting sells for £23.1 million in London

European Union, United Kingdom, USA - February 14 2020 One of David Hockney’s most iconic pop art images of the 20th century made a splash at Sotheby’s auction house this week, selling for £23.1 million…

Art Basel calls off Hong Kong fair amid coronavirus outbreak

Hong Kong, United Kingdom - February 12 2020 In a statement released this week, the Swiss fair’s owner, MCH Group, expressed growing concern for health and safety at the fair and the…

Masked spray painters destroy world-famous Melbourne street art

Australia - February 11 2020 Hosier Lane is cherished by locals and world-renowned for its vast and colourful works of street art. It became a street art gallery in 1998 and…

Amateur artists’ drawings used for Vogue digital cover

United Kingdom - February 7 2020 Vogue has propelled two amateur artists from Instagram into the spotlight by selecting their drawings of the pop superstar Billie Eilish to feature…

Court rules anti-Semitic sculpture can remain on church wall

United Kingdom - February 5 2020 The 13th century relief on the wall of St Mary’s Church depicts a rabbi lifting a sow’s tail to peer at its behind while Jewish children suckle on…

Post-Brexit Day: Where does the art market stand now?

European Union, United Kingdom - February 4 2020 With the tolling of the Brexit bell on 31 January, commentators are revisiting the long-standing question of what a post-Brexit art market will look…

Tate sparks row over 40k Head of Coffee job

United Kingdom - January 31 2020 London’s Tate museum has come under fire from Union Chiefs after advertising for a “head of coffee” last week, on wages of almost £40,000 a year…

Archaeologist discover one hundred Medieval treasures beneath the Courtauld Gallery

United Kingdom - January 29 2020 Well-preserved Medieval treasures have been unearthed from the greenish muck of a London cesspit. Up to 100 objects dating from the 14th and 15th…

Battle against Tate’s nosy parkers returns to court

United Kingdom - January 27 2020 Residents of an apartment building next to the Tate Modern have relaunched a legal battle to stop gallery-goers peering into their living rooms…

Unrecorded Lowry painting owned by pioneer scientist sells for £2.65 million

United Kingdom - January 24 2020 “There were no records of it; we simply didn’t know it existed,” marvelled Nick Orchard, Head of Modern British & Irish Art at Christie’s auction…