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Abandoned Hotel Becomes a Temporary Street Art Gallery

VisualNews.com | Posted 03.21.2014 | Arts
VisualNews.com

Somewhere deep in the U.K. is an abandoned hotel. While busy wasting away in the foggy land, a collective group of street artists decided it should serve as their next temporary canvas.

Painting Found In Cupboard Revealed To Be $400K Masterpiece

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - A small painting bought at an auction and kept in a cupboard for years, has been ...

Hitler Statue Causes Controversy

Posted 08.15.2012 | Arts

A statue of Adolf Hitler by artists Jake and Dinos Chapman is stirring up outrage in the UK this week. The sibling art duo created a likeness of the F...

Which Building Do You Think Should Win?

guardian.co.uk | Posted 09.22.2012 | Arts

What connects London's Olympic stadium, a cancer centre in Glasgow, a theatre in Belfast, a City bank office, a Cambridge laboratory and an art galler...

Happy Birthday, David Hockney!

Posted 07.09.2012 | Arts

David Hockney was born on July 9, 1937 in Bradford, Yorkshire -- the fourth of five children in a traditional middle class English family. Hockney's f...

David Hockney On Posing For Lucian Freud

Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

In July of 2011, the art world lost Lucian Freud, a brilliant mind and a world renown artist who was known for his striking, uncomfortable depictions ...

WATCH: Amy Winehouse Pop Art Tribute

Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts

Amy Winehouse's acclaimed and turbulent career is responsible for the UK's best selling album of the 21st century, and while the world mourns the loss...

WATCH: Wolfgang Tillmans On Why He's Really A Painter

Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts

Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans is well-versed in the art of observation. In an environment where many struggle to maintain connections to reality, Til...

Lucian Freud, Most Expensive Living Painter, Dies (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka/Travis Korte | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts

British figurative painter Lucian Freud has died. His dealer, William R. Acquavella, confirmed the late artist died Wednesday evening following an ill...

Lucian Freud, British Realist Painter, Has Died At 88

AP | By GREGORY KATZ | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- In a time when other artists spilled their paints on the canvas, Lucian Freud carefully wiped his brush after every stroke. He painted inten...

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday Damien Hirst!

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Art's reigning enfant terrible, Damien Hirst, was born June 7, 1965 in Bristol, England. The now not-so-young British artist is best known for his mac...

Will & Kate Wedding Portrait Made Of Garbage

The Observer | Tom Lamont | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts

Of all the cultural figures we approached to pay tribute to the royal wedding, Bob and Roberta Smith chose arguably the most abstract approach. The ea...

Flight Of Fancy: Rethink Your Preconceptions Of Beauty

Trisha Andres | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
Trisha Andres

Since piquing Charles Saatchi's interest at her degree show at the Royal College of Art with her chicken wishbo...

UK Arts Funding Slashed

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- Hundreds of British arts organizations had their public funding slashed or eliminated Wednesday, the result of government spending cuts aime...

Anish Kapoor Turns The World Upside Down In London's Kensington Gardens

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Anish Kapoor WHAT: Turning the World Upside Down WHEN: 28 September 2010 - 13 March 2011 WHERE: Kensington Gardens Kensington, London W2 3, Un...

ROYAL ART: Queen Elizabeth Honors British Arts Figures

nytimes.com | LARRY ROHTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Numerous British arts figures, including writers and pop stars, are included in Queen Elizabeth's annual honors list, which was released in London on ...

Quentin Blake Drawings Auctioned To Raise Money For Illustration Museum

The Guardian | Maev Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Original drawings from the creators of some of the best loved children's books of all time, including Quentin Blake and Eric Carle, have gone on publi...

Tate Britain's Turner Prize 2010 Awarded to Sound Sculptor for the First Time

Trudy Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Trudy Montgomery

Britain's most prestigious art prize has been awarded, for the first time in its 26 year history, for a sound installation. Emotionally, the piece seems to have a calming, contemplative effect on the viewer.

The Return of the Wizard

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda

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7-Year-Old 'Mini Monet' Takes The Art World By Storm

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At an age when most of his peers still struggle to keep their crayons within the lines of coloring books, Kieron Williamson demands top dollar for his...