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London Institutions Feud Over Expansion Plans

Monday, August 7th, 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

Gainsborough Painting Attacked in London Goes Back on View

Thursday, March 30th, 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

Leo Villareal to Illuminate London’s Bridges

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

AO On-Site – London: Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park, October 6th – 9th, 2016

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Guardian Spotlights Potential Forgery in National Gallery Collection

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

AO Preview – Frieze London Art Fair in Regent’s Park, October 6th – 9th, 2016

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Cardi Gallery Opening Exhibition Space in London

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

After Brexit, London Remains at Center of Art World

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

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

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

London – Wolfgang Tillmans at Maureen Paley Through July 31st, 2016

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

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

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

The National Gallery Director Gabriele Finaldi Interviewed by Art Newspaper

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Pressure Mounts on London to Return Works to Dublin

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

London – Fabio Mauri: “Oscuramento. The Wars of Fabio Mauri” at Hauser and Wirth Through February 6th, 2016

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

London – Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy of Art Through December 13th, 2015

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

London – Theaster Gates: “Freedom of Assembly” at White Cube Gallery Through July 5th, 2015

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

National Gallery Acknowledges Irish Claim to Disputed Collection

Friday, May 29th, 2015

London – Isa Genzken: “Geldbilder” at Hauser & Wirth Through May 16th, 2015

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

London – John Baldessari: “Pictures & Scripts” at Marian Goodman Gallery Through April 25th, 2015

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Prado Museum Deputy Director to Take Over at National Gallery

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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Art News Explores Controversy Over Helen Molesworth Firing

March 22nd, 2018

Helen Molesworth, via MOCAArt News has a piece exploring the firing of Helen Molesworth at MOCA in-depth, seeking to understand what the museum’s claims that she had been “undermining the museum.” The piece explores a series of public statements and quotes by the curator that were critical of MOCA and its programming choices.  “Everything that happens in museums is a microcosm of what happens in the world,” she says in one quote.  “I’ve been told that I have lot of ‘swagger’—code: gay, code: black. I have been told: Do I have to look at everything through the lens of identity politics?”
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Joan Jonas Profiled in The Guardian

March 22nd, 2018

Joan Jonas, via GuardianJoan Jonas gets a feature in The Guardian this week, as the artist opens her retrospective at the Tate Modern. “When I use a myth or a story or a literary text in my work, I often extract particular passages from a larger narrative that resonates with me,” she says. “In performance, the audience hears the text, recorded in advance or recited in real time, in fragments, and sees components – such as movements, props, drawings and video – that may relate only indirectly to the text. I don’t change the language, but rather I change the context, which opens up the text to different possibilities of meaning. I don’t illustrate; I juxtapose.”
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Marc Chagall Painting from National Gallery of Canada Features in Christie’s May Sale in New York

March 22nd, 2018

Chagall-La-Tour-Eiffel, via Art Market MonitorA 1929 Marc Chagall painting of the Eiffel Tower in Paris is being sold by the National Gallery of Canada at Christie’s this May in New York, and will be used to pay for new acquisitions.  “Filled with an air of sensuous, passionate romance, Marc Chagall’s La Tour Eiffel (estimate: $6-9 million) encapsulates the wonderfully poetic style that emerged in his oeuvre during the 1920s and 1930s,” the auction house said in a statement. “It was during this period that he experienced unprecedented period of happiness, stability, comfort and professional success amidst.”
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