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anish kapoor has been banned from using yet another rare paint

Contemporary art's most bizarre feud heats up with the creation of a new colour-changing paint available to all — except Kapoor.
Isabelle Hellyer
7.7.17
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the best art in art basel is definitely these celebrity art look-a-likes

Rob Pruitt’s latest work marries art world stars with their celeb look-a-likes in the funniest display at Art Basel. Who knew Damien Hirst looked like the shark in Finding Nemo?
Felix Petty
6.14.17
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'old british artists' secure turner prize nominations

For the second year in a row, three out of the four nominees are women, and all are over 40.
Felix Petty
5.3.17
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activists claim victory in fight against far-right east london gallery

Dalston’s LD50 has reportedly been forced to close its doors, after their programme drew controversy for its link to the alt right.
Felix Petty
3.16.17
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yayoi kusama's pumpkin installation reopens after selfie accident

A over-enthused visitor lost their balance, damaging an $800,000 sculpture.
Isabelle Hellyer
3.2.17
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​dalston art gallery accused of promoting fascism

LD50 is embroiled in storm over hosting an alt-right exhibition of racist memes, as well as neo-nazi and fascist speakers as part of is gallery programme. Leading to calls to boycott and protest the gallery.
Felix Petty
2.20.17
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moma re-hangs works by artists from muslim countries to protest trump's ban

Each work comes with a new description making the museum's intentions very clear.
Hannah Ongley
2.6.17
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anish kapoor creates powerful anti-trump protest work

And wants you to make one too.
Jo Rosenthal
2.2.17
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​labeouf, rönkkö and turner start four year long artwork in protest against trump

He Will Not Divide Us is the latest work from the trio, and invites the public to repeat the mantra into a livestreamed camera in New York, for the world to see.
Felix Petty
1.20.17
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​helen marten wins 2016 turner prize

The 31-year-old artist took home this year’s award.
Felix Petty
12.6.16
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​blondey mccoy’s new exhibition is all about debauchery

Our favourite skater/designer/artist is back with an exhibition of collages, prints and mirror paintings, inspired by Soho, The Pogues and British tabloids.
Felix Petty
11.10.16
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jenny holzer and robert mapplethorpe works on show in an abandoned hospital

Human Condition, a recently-opened group exhibition, eschews the L.A. gallery scene for a slightly different setting: a former hospital’s surgery rooms, pediatric wing, and psych ward.
Emily Manning
10.7.16