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London’s National Portrait Gallery to Close for Three Years

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Protestors from Extinction Rebellion Cover Themselves in Oil at National Portrait Gallery in London

Monday, October 21st, 2019

London – Cindy Sherman at the National Portrait Gallery Through

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Artists Call for End to BP Sponsorship of London’s National Portrait Gallery

Monday, June 10th, 2019

London National Portrait Gallery Attendance Drastically Underreported

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

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

Monday, February 27th, 2012

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

BP Skips Judging Britain’s Portrait Award for First Time Since 1997

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Rarely Seen Portrait of David Hockney’s Parents Goes on View at National Portrait Gallery

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Group of British Artists Urge National Portrait Gallery to Stop Accepting BP Funding

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

AO Auction Results – London: Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Evening Sale, June 27th, 2019

Friday, June 28th, 2019

South London Gallery Returned Sackler Funding

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Sackler Trust Abandons $1.32 Million Donation to National Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Jamie Fobert Architects to Redesign National Portrait Gallery

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

London Institutions Feud Over Expansion Plans

Monday, August 7th, 2017

UK’s BP Portrait Award Finalists Announced

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

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

AO Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, March 8th, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

National Portrait Gallery to Show Rare Set of Old Masters Drawings

Monday, February 20th, 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
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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