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Antony Gormley Knighted

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Contemporary sculptor Antony Gormley has been awarded a knighthood in the 2014 New Years Honors list. Gormley won the Turner Prize in 1994, and received an OBE — Order of the British Empire — in 1997. In 1998 he created “The Angel of the North” in Gateshead near Newcastle, which is now one of the most recognizable monuments in the country. (more…)

Fernando Botero Preps Multi-Venue Show to Launch Galerie Gmurzynska’s New Space in Zug

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The legendary Galerie Gmurzynska in Switzerland will open its fourth venue — and second in Zug — with a large Fernando Botero solo show spread over three galleries in Zug and Zürich. Entitled “It Is All About Volume,” the exhibition gathers over 20 new paintings and sculptures featuring the Columbian artist’s signature large figures. But although Botero has come to be associated with these fleshy characters, he denies having ever painted “fat people.” (more…)

Post-Mortem of David Hockney’s Assistant Conducted Today

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A post-mortem examination of the body of David Hockney’s friend and assistant Dominic Elliott will be conducted today. Elliot was taken to Scarborough hospital from the Pop artist’s house in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, on Sunday night and pronounced dead that evening at 6pm. “The circumstances of the man’s death are not clear and officers are currently undertaking inquiries to establish events leading to his death,” a spokeswoman for Humberside Police told The Sun. “There were no signs of violence,” she added. (more…)

ARTINFO UK’s Top 3 Exhibitions Opening This Week: Fischli/Weiss, Antoni Tapies, and More

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ARTINFO U.K. cherry-picks must-see art shows in London and beyond. (more…)

ARTINFO U.K.’s Top 3 Shows Opening This Week: Kutlug Ataman, Richard T. Walker, and More

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ARTINFO U.K. cherry-picks must-see art shows in London this week. (more…)

Advance Ticket Sales for David Bowie’s Victoria and Albert Exhibition Break Records

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The forthcoming exhibition, “David Bowie is” at the Victoria & Albert Museum, is gathering a spectacular level of interest. According to The Telegraph’s Roya Nikkhah, 26,000 tickets have already been sold — the biggest advance booking figure in the institution’s 150 year-long history. (more…)

Frieze Foundation Appoints Nicola Lees Curator for the London Fair

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One of the most sought-after curatorial posts in London has been filled: Nicola Lees will take over from Sarah McCrory as Frieze Foundation’s curator. The Serpentine Gallery’s former senior curator of public programmes will look after the London fair’s series of artist commissions and sit on the Emdash Award’s judging panel. (more…)

Trove of 57 Baroque Masterpieces Donated to U.K.’s National Museums

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The donation of late Sir Denis Mahon’s impressive collection of Baroque paintings to Britain’s national galleries has been finalized, the Art Fund announced yesterday. Fifty-seven pictures by the likes of Guido Reni, Ludovico Carracci, and Pietro de Cortana have now entered the permanent collections of six major U.K. galleries. Twenty five pieces have gone to London’s National Gallery, 12 to Oxford’s Ashmolean, eight to Edinburgh’s Scottish National Gallery, six to Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, five to Birmingham’s Museums and Art Gallery, and one to Leeds’s Temple Newsham House. (more…)

ARTINFO U.K.’s Top 3 Shows Opening This Week: Mike Nelson, Judith Lauand, and Jutta Koether

ARTINFO U.K. cherry-picks this week’s must-see art shows in London and beyond. (more…)

ARTINFO U.K.’s Top 3 Exhibitions Opening This Week in London

ARTINFO U.K. cherry-picks must-see art shows in London and beyond. (more…)