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  1. July 9, 2014

    Yorkshire’s open air gallery wins museum prize

    An open-air sculpture gallery in Yorkshire offering “an overwhelming mix of sensory experience” has won the UK’s biggest...

  2. May 2, 2014

    ‘Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art’ at Perry Green

    Indebted to Henry Moore The temptation to regard Henry Moore as the father of 20th-century British sculpture is strong....

  1. February 2, 2014

    Discoveries: Art, Science & Exploration from the University of Cambridge Museums, Two Temple Place, London – review

    Can you distil the intellectual life of centuries into an exhibition? If so, Cambridge’s eight major museums are uniquely...

  2. December 29, 2013

    A World of Private Mystery: John Craxton, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK – review

    For a few months in wartime London two 19-year-old artist friends shared a studio in the St John’s Wood area. Equal in...

  3. November 22, 2013

    Sotheby’s sale focuses on postwar British abstract art

    Critical reputation is a curious thing. Artists can find their critical fortunes fluctuating wildly during their lifetimes;...

  4. November 18, 2013

    Tate Britain’s grand entrance

    For £45m you could commission a blockbuster building. But spend that same amount on a sprawling historic building and the...

  5. October 24, 2013

    Anthony Caro, greatest British sculptor of his generation, dies

    Anthony Caro, who has died aged 89, lived to be the foremost British sculptor of the later 20th century, matched only by...

  6. September 20, 2013

    ‘Australia’ at the Royal Academy: dreamtime meets the incomers

    In 1971, Geoffrey Bardon, a teacher living among Aboriginal people in Papunya in Australia’s Western Desert, invited senior...

  7. July 21, 2013

    Aquatopia: The Imaginary of the Ocean Deep, Nottingham Contemporary – review

    The sea is a captivating subject for a summer show – especially for a city as far from the coast as Nottingham. With its...

  8. June 21, 2013

    The Art Market: law of supply and demand

    The London sales of impressionist and modern art this week again demonstrated the importance, for the auction houses, of...

  9. May 13, 2013

    Tate Britain shows off refurbishment that transforms display

    Tate Britain has unveiled a £45m refurbishment largely funded by philanthropic donations which transforms the way...

  10. March 22, 2013

    ‘Moore Rodin’ and ‘Bacon and Rodin in Dialogue’

    Definitive, irrefutable, ubiquitous – but impossible to love: these have been common responses for the past half-century to...

  11. February 15, 2013

    Spending vice grips Moore sculpture

    Gazing majestically over undulating parkland near Wakefield, the bronze figure of Old Flo appears bound to the landscape....

  12. October 26, 2012

    Interview: Peter Blake

    There is a tall, forbidding figure tucked inside the entrance of Peter Blake’s west London studio. It’s a waxwork model of...

  13. August 5, 2012

    Picasso & Modern British Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

    “What will painting do when I’m dead? It’ll have to walk over my body. There’s no way round.” Thus Picasso, shortly before...

  14. June 6, 2012

    David Nash At Kew: A Natural Gallery, Kew Gardens, London

    David Nash is the ideal artist to be given a big exhibition at Kew Gardens. The British sculptor has worked wood for several...

  15. May 30, 2012

    Key work by Miró to lead auction

    A painting described by the Spanish Catalan artist Joan Miró as one of his “key works” is to lead an auction of...

  16. April 4, 2012

    Caro at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK

    The crooked cone that tops St Mary’s church tower came into view as the taxi taking me to see Chatsworth’s show of work by...

  17. February 15, 2012

    Christie’s art sale hits post-2008 high

    The rare sale of a Francis Bacon painting depicting a full-figured female nude on a bed pushed sales at Christie’s Postwar...

  18. February 10, 2012

    The Art Market: Sales, resales and no sales

    It was a roller-coaster ride in this week’s Impressionist and Modern auctions in London. Christie’s kicked off on Tuesday...

  19. January 27, 2012

    The scramble for India

    Thursday was Republic Day in India, and in the spruced-up streets of New Delhi thousands of bandbox-perfect troops in...

  20. January 13, 2012

    Streams of the subconscious

    Opposite the main shopping street of Hemel Hempstead – a new town built in Hertfordshire, just north of London, after the...

  21. January 8, 2012

    United Enemies, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

    A spirit of anarchic rebellion galvanised British sculpture during the 1960s and the following decade. The very first...

  22. October 27, 2011

    Tate Britain showcases Picasso in 2012

    Pablo Picasso’s life-long connection with Britain and the impact he had on modernism in the UK is to be explored in an...

  23. October 26, 2011

    Shifting between dimensions

    Does rebellion fuel progress? There is one history of modern British sculpture that goes like this: the carvings of Henry...

  24. October 14, 2011

    Frieze Art Fair 2011

    Is the live hermit crab inhabiting a shiny replica of Brancusi’s sculpture “Sleeping Muse” in Pierre Huyghe’s aquarium...

  25. October 7, 2011

    Revenge of the moderns

    Discussions of London’s Pavilion of Art and Design (PAD) usually mention its “gallic chic” and “foreign flair”. Started by...

  26. September 30, 2011

    Harebrained omission

    If it is ever to compete with Tate Modern for popularity and seriousness of purpose, Tate Britain must stop its perverse...

  27. August 19, 2011

    The man behind the monuments

    Big bronze reclining figures set in parkland. Abstract works in city squares. Twenty-five years after his death, Henry...

  28. May 28, 2011

    Collecting special: Upcoming sales

    Chinese ceramics and works of art Christie’s, Hong Kong June 1 With prices for Chinese ceramics heading for the...

  29. May 27, 2011

    Collecting special: Best of British

    ‘Cutting the Cloth (The Hat Stand, The Anthracite Stove, Cutting the Cloth)’ by Stanley Spencer, once owned by the collector...

  30. May 24, 2011

    Oresteïa, Karlsplatz, Vienna

    History and art overlap as the sun sets over Vienna’s Karlskirche. Cassandra sings of bloodbaths in the House of Atrius and...

  31. May 23, 2011

    Arts bring hope as building spree ends

    Wakefield was already capital of the UK’s rhubarb triangle. Now, with the opening of the £35m Hepworth Wakefield gallery at...

  32. April 8, 2011

    Lending is central to Tate’s activity

    From Sir Nicholas Serota. Sir, In her article “Something out of nothing” (Life & Arts, April 2) Jackie Wullschlager implies...

  33. March 25, 2011

    The Hamptons of Tuscany

    A 16th-century villa in the hills near Forte dei Marmi on sale for €30m Lying between the Apennine Mountains and the wide...

  34. February 19, 2011

    Explosion in British sculpture barely hinted at

    From Mr Allen Jones. Caro’s ‘Early One Morning’ (1962): showed what sculpture could be Sir, At the opening of the new...

  35. January 21, 2011

    The Art Market: Asian joust

    Picasso’s ‘Study for Two Nudes’ (1906) Which city, Singapore or Hong Kong, will become the hub of the Asian art market?...

  36. January 21, 2011

    Unnatural selection

    Damien Hirst’s ‘Let’s Eat Outdoors Today’ With a replica of Kurt Schwitter’s Dadaist “Merz Barn” installed in the Annenberg...

  37. January 19, 2011

    The art of ads

    Chris Ingram, adland entrepreneur and godfather of media buying, is displaying his British sculpture collection at Sotheby’s...

  38. June 13, 2010

    Pawnbrokers gain in credit squeeze

    The struggle for business owners to raise working capital from banks is pushing some to hock Rolex watches, Ferraris and...

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