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National Portrait Gallery Unveils Official Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Jamie Fobert Architects to Redesign National Portrait Gallery

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

National Portrait Gallery Acquires Tracey Emin’s ‘Death Mask’

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

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

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

National Portrait Gallery to Show Rare Set of Old Masters Drawings

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Lucian Freud’s Work at National Portrait Gallery Analyzed by New York Review of Books

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Museu Picasso and National Portrait Gallery Announced Joint Show of Picasso Portraits

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

National Portrait Gallery Buys Miniature Portrait of Queen Elizabeth

Friday, May 10th, 2013

London: Lucian Freud ‘Portraits’ at the National Portrait Gallery through May 27, 2012

Monday, February 27th, 2012

AO News Summary – Washington: National Portrait Gallery removes David Wojnarowicz’s Video ‘Fire in my Belly’ after it is Deemed Offensive

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Go See: Gerhard Richter's Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery in London through May 31st 2009

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Go See: ‘Portraits’ by Gerhard Richter, at National Portrait Gallery, London, through May 31st

Friday, March 20th, 2009

National Portrait Gallery in London announces future Gerhard Richter portrait exhibition

Friday, December 19th, 2008

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

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Titian Portrait Rediscovered in Basement of National Gallery

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Portrait Long Held by National Gallery of Canada Confirmed to be by Titian

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

UK’s BP Portrait Award Finalists Announced

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

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

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

London’s National Gallery Contesting Claims Over Matisse Work as Nazi-Loot

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The Guardian Looks at Picasso’s Relationship to Portraiture and His Sitters

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Greta Moll’s Descendants Sue Over Matisse Portrait

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Clara Drummond Wins 2016 BP Portrait Award

Friday, June 24th, 2016

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

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

National Gallery Threatened Over Ownership of Matisse Painting

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
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Sheila Hicks Profiled in New Yorker

March 20th, 2018

Sheila Hicks, via New YorkerArtist Sheila Hicks gets a profile in the New Yorker this week, as she reflects on her work and gives a tour of her studio. “You see the junk all over my studio?” she says of her cluttered studio and the practice that emerges from it. “It’s like drawing or sculpting with the scissors.”
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Former Art Basel Exec Magnus Renfrew to Launch Taipei Art Fair

March 20th, 2018

Dennis Chen, country head and head of wealth management, UBS Taiwan, and Magnus Renfrew, cofounder and director of Taipei Dangdai, via Art NewsFormer Art Basel fair head Magnus Renfrew is launching a new art fair, Taipei Dangdai, set to coincide with next year’s Taipei Biennial. “With Hong Kong, I was proud to be involved in organizing a fair that asserts itself as a global fair for the region and will remain so,” Renfrew says. “There is a big gap between Art Basel Hong Kong and other fairs in the region, in terms of quality and how they are progressing. It’s necessary to have other fairs that have real quality and don’t necessarily aspire to be the global fair for the region.” 
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Anthea Hamilton Interviewed in the Guardian

March 20th, 2018

Anthea Hamilton, via GuardianArtist Anthea Hamilton is interviewed in The Guardian this week, as the artist prepares a work for the Tate Britain’s Duveen Commission. “Well, I don’t think I’m allowed to talk about the work yet, I’d have to check,” she says drily. “But no, it’s not intimidating. The architecture is obviously very powerful but if you take that as a given, it’s not an issue.”
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