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The Walker welcomes Grayson Perry

Class and taste in contemporary Britain under scrutiny in six striking tapestries.

The Walker welcomes Grayson Perry

This summer, the WalkerArtGallery will be exhibiting six stunning tapestries exploring the human condition and social nuances as depicted by artist Grayson Perry, winner of the 2003 Turner Prize.

Later this year, from 16 May (evening) to 10 August, The Vanity of Small Differences will be on

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Dutch museums have a second review of the provenance of their art works

The Dutch Museum Association previously announced, back in 2009, a second review of the provenance of artworks located in Dutch galleries and museums. Following a multi-year review period, the association has determined that as many as 139 pieces of art present may have been taken from Jewish owners before or during the Second World War.

The search which spanned four years examined all artwork within

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Banksy art sells in New York’s Central Park

Central Park in New York City witnessed the sale of original canvasses signed by Banksy, the street artist from Britain, for a sum of $60 (or £38 a piece). This event became known when the website of the artist showed videos of someone selling apparently fake Banksy’s.

Some of these were pieces estimated to be worth £20,000 each that were not sold at the day’s

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David Hockney’s Early Impressions exhibition

David Hockney is widely considered to be one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. The Walker Art Gallery is hosting a new exhibition of his work which is bringing together a broad and unique collection of prints and painting which together chart how this most iconic of British artists developed in the early years.

David Hockney: Early reflections goes on display at

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New York art fraudster pleads guilty

An art dealer Glafira Rosales, who is based in New York, pleaded guilty to defrauding two art galleries in Manhattan more than $30m with 63 fake art pieces. This multi-million dollar art fraud ran for about 15years.

Unsuspecting buyers spent over $80m (£50m) buying paintings that were said to be works of artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko that had never been displayed before.

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Arts exhibit manned by ex-cons comes to London

London will be hosting the first ever exhibition that is entirely manned by ex-convicts. This is an annual event held by The Koestler Trust with the theme to promote art made by ex-convicts. This year’s event will be held at the Southbank Centre.

Everything will be run by former convicts; including supervision of the artworks, ushering guests and acting as guides round the venue. Speech

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The Heineken circus is in town

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Ever fancied hosting your own circus then jumping out of a plane attached to a clown? Clint Jacobs didn’t realise he did until he became the latest star in the hilarious series of videos which make up the Heineken Dropped campaign. The premise is simple; Heineken wanted to see how men would cope when they were taken out of their everyday

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Tate Britain reveals recent refurbishment

Tate Britain got a new breathe of life this week as the boards were removed and the gallery portion that was closed off was open again. Once again visitors can now walk around the museum and see everything in full. It is hard to miss the chronological voyage as the opening date of 1540 is carved into the floor in gold and the final works

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Abstract art exhibition to take place in Belgravia

St Mawes III – John Illsley





Belgravia Gallery will be showing approximately twenty paintings in their Summer exhibition devoted to abstract art.

Three leading artists represented in the show are London

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Northern art a massive success in China

Art treasures from such northern towns as Bolton and Bury have appeared in an exhibition in China and become a huge success. This has many wondering whether or not booming foreign countries can offer the cash strapped galleries in the UK a way out of their current financial crisis.

When Thomas Wrigley, the paper tycoon from Bury, during the industrial revolution amassed a personal collection

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