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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

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

London – Ai Weiwei at Lisson Gallery Through July 19th, 2014

Friday, June 6th, 2014

The Guardian Looks Inside the National Gallery’s “Gallery A”

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

London – Peter Doig: “Early Works” at Michael Werner Gallery Through May 31st, 2014

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

National Gallery’s Nicholas Penny Does Breakfast with The Financial Times

Monday, January 6th, 2014

New York – Philip-Lorca diCorcia: “Hustlers” at David Zwirner Gallery Through November 2, 2013

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

New York – “William Kentridge: Second-hand Reading” at Marian Goodman Gallery, through October 26th 2013

Monday, October 21st, 2013

New York – Sol LeWitt at the Paula Cooper Gallery through October 12, 2013

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Portrait of Damien Hirst to go on View at National Portrait Galleries This Fall

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Wolfgang Tillmans: “From Neue Welt” at Andrea Rosen Gallery, through June 22nd 2013

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

National Portrait Gallery Buys Miniature Portrait of Queen Elizabeth

Friday, May 10th, 2013
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LACMA’s Collectors Committee Weekend Sees Focus on Women Artists

April 23rd, 2018

LACMA 2018 Collectors Committee Breakfast and Curator PresentationsLACMA’s annual Collectors Committee Weekend resulted in an unprecedented acquisition of women artists, with new works purchased by Martha Boto, Betye Saar, Jennifer Bartlett and Julie Mehretu, as well as a sculpture by Ruth Asawa.
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Peter Halley, Barbara Bloom, Ashley Bickerton, Joan Wallace and Jeff Koons Talk 1980’s LES Art Scene in NYT

April 20th, 2018

Artists outside Katzs, via NYTPeter Halley, Barbara Bloom, Ashley Bickerton, Joan Wallace and Jeff Koons get together for a piece in the New York Times this week, dining at Katz’s and discussing the 80’s scene downtown. “SoHo had this hierarchy and the gallery structure, but when all these artists opened these fresh, young galleries, there was no hierarchy there,” Koons says of spaces in the Lower East Side. “It was really about showing exciting works. Things weren’t set up as business-oriented. I went through some of the SoHo galleries, but I was never completely accepted there. And as outsiders we finally had a place where we were embraced.”
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Tate Seeking Young Trustee for Museum Leadership

April 20th, 2018

tate, via Art NewspaperThe Tate is looking to appoint its first trustee to represent the interests of people aged 16-25, and will lower prices for younger visitors, the Art Newspaper reports. Tate head Maria Balshaw is reportedly seeking “a cultural entrepreneur and digital native” to help represent the interests of a new generation at the museum.
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