Opportunistic criminals have stolen Vincent Van Gogh’s painting ‘The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring’ (1884) from the Singer Laren Museum in east Amsterdam. Continue reading
Hockney’s digital drawings bring spring to the quarantined
“Do remember they can’t cancel the spring,” has declared the famous British painter David Hockney, 82, through a series of seasonal-themed artworks. Continue reading
The ‘human canvas’ livestreams from Tasmanian museum
How will you be spending your time during the era of worldwide social distancing? Tim Steiner is quietly sitting on a plinth in a completely empty museum in Tasmania, whilst his elaborately tattooed back is livestreamed across the globe. Continue reading
Call for Depression Era-style Public Art Project
The Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries is calling for an ambitious public art project to support artists through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading
COVID-19: What are the legal implications for the UK arts market?
As the outbreak of COVID-19 has intensified, the UK art market, an inherently international industry, which thrives on both its domestic and global events, has felt the unprecedented effects. With art fairs cancelled and galleries’, museums’ and auctioneers’ doors forced to close, these are uncertain and exceptional times. In an industry which encompasses such a wide range of businesses, from the self-employed artist to the international auction house employing hundreds of staff worldwide, the challenges faced by those in the art market will be many and varied. Below we address some key legal implications for the market, and look at the ways Britain is supporting one of its most high profile and lucrative industries. Continue reading
Arts and Culture: how will Britain protect one of their most high-profile industries?
The outbreak of Covid-19 has plunged the whole world into uncertainty, impacting all industries in an unprecedented and troubling way, including the arts. Across the country, museums, galleries, cinemas, theatres and concert halls have fallen silent.
So, how will Britain support one of their most high-profile and lucrative industries? Continue reading
Met Museum closes indefinitely in effort to slow down coronavirus
As the world attempts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will close its doors indefinitely. Major cultural institutions across Europe have also shut down in the last week. Continue reading
Art fair drops New York dealer for inciting coronavirus prejudice
A New York art dealer has provoked fierce condemnation after she banned a Vietnamese curator from her booth because of “coronavirus prejudice.” Continue reading