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UK’s National Gallery to Loan Works to Japan for Olympics

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Uk National Gallery’s £30 Million Bid for Jacopo Pontormo Painting Rejected After Drop in Pound

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

UK’s National Portrait Gallery raising funds to acquire Marc Quinn’s self-portrait made of blood

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

John Booth Takes Chair at National Gallery London

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

London – The Fourth Plinth Proposals Exhibition at the National Gallery,

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Art Forger Claims Millions in Forgeries are on View at Dumfries House in UK

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

London’s National Gallery in Talks to Buy Gentileschi Masterpiece

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

London – Cindy Sherman at the National Portrait Gallery Through

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Goodman Gallery to Open in London

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Nan Goldin Threatens Boycott of National Portrait Gallery Over Sackler Family Support

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

UK Study Finds Strong Class Divide in Arts

Monday, November 19th, 2018

UK House of Lords Issues Stark Forecast for Arts Over Hard Brexit

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Arts Employment Up 20% in UK in Past Five Years

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

UK’s BP Portrait Award Finalists Announced

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

British National Portrait Gallery Raises £1.3 Million to Buy Thomas Lawrence Canvas

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Failure to Buy Pontormo Prompts Calls to Reform UK Art Export Rules

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Moscow Gallery Faces Backlash Over Works Loaned from Annexed Territory

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Lucian Freud Estate Donates Unfinished Portrait to UK in Lieu of Tax Payment

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

One in Five UK Museums Anticipating Closures Due to Budget Shortages

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

National Gallery Threatened Over Ownership of Matisse Painting

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

New York – Yinka Shonibare MBE: “Rage of the Ballet Gods” at James Cohan Gallery Through June 20th, 2015

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Prado Museum Deputy Director to Take Over at National Gallery

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Visitor Counts Up 7% at UK Museums

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Nicholas Penny to Step Down as Head of London’s National Gallery

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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