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Banksy’s tribute to the NHS!

“Game Changer ” on view to staff and patients at Level C, Southampton General Hospital (detail – full image below and here!) The mural – 1 metre square – was left with the following note: “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if its only black and white.“ […]

FANTASTIC virtual exhibitions and tours!

Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe screenprint (detail) “The more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel.” Here’s our round-up of some of London and the world’s leading galleries, exhibitions and exhibits now open for a virtual tour: —  London’s Royal Academy’s Picasso and Paper  exhibition […]

Ancient cave art discovered in Indonesia – the world’s oldest hunting scene?

The drawings extend almost 80′ feet across the back wall of one of the many cave art sites in Sulawesi, Indonesia Thought to be one of the oldest hunting scenes ever discovered, the paintings are estimated to be at least 44,000 years – putting them as twice as old as some of the ancient cave […]

Rachel Whiteread – newly opened Retrospective at Tate Britain until 21 January 2018

Chicken Shed  (2017), inspired by a chicken shed in Norfolk. Photo: Rachel Whiteread/Tate Whiteread is a contemporary English artist who creates mainly sculptures, usually casts of the inside of objects – negative space – which bear the marks of every day human use – eg “One Hundred Spaces” (pictured), an installation of 100 jewel-like resin […]

Grayson Perry at the Serpentine until 10 September 2017 – ‘The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’

Perry’s pots – Brexiteers and Remainers Grayson Perry’s new exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery provocatively – as ever the master of iconoclasm – titled The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! centres round 2 large pots which record the Nation’s feelings about Brexit: one pot representing the Brexiteers and the other the Remainers. The pots are sized […]

Alberto Giacometti – UK’s first major retrospective at Tate Modern until 10 September 2017

Alberto Giacometti with his plaster sculptures at the Venice Biennale, 1956. Photograph: Alinari/Roger-Viollet Alberto Giacometti was born in the Swiss Alps in 1901, eldest son of a well-known Impressionist painter.  He is famous for his tall, thin, bleak figures – humans honed almost to knife sharpness. He began his artistic career as a Surrealist but […]