British Art

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coronavirus

Britain's young artists had a hard time before the pandemic. What will happen to them now?

Inequality is rife in British society, not least in the arts, where decades of ‘class-cleansing’ policies have made it harder than ever to be an artist and designer

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Stolen art

Coronavirus might be limiting our travels but one painting is still on the move (somewhere)

Terry Frost's work, which was last seen on a train between London Euston and Crewe, joins a long list of disappearances associated with public transport

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Diary of an art historian

What can mysterious markings in stone teach us about British art?

Research for a new book begins with a pilgrimage to find prehistoric rock art in northern England

Podcast

Top of the Pods: David Hockney and other modern British mavericks

We revisit our exclusive interview with the British artist. Plus, expert Martin Gayford tells us about Hockney, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and others in post-war London

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Artist interview

Turner Prize nominee Helen Cammock on Baroque music and marginalised histories

The UK artist's solo exhibition at London's Whitechapel Gallery explores the lives of 17th-century Italian female composers

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Exhibitions

Manchester gets first comprehensive retrospective of Wyndham Lewis in 40 years

The founder of the Vorticist movement has often been under-appreciated or misunderstood, which the Imperial War Museum North seeks to rectify

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Exhibitions

Tate Britain banks on David Hockney retrospective to pull in the crowds

More than 150 works will be on display, from those executed early in his career to some whose paint is still wet

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Joshua Reynolds

Reynolds' experiments a real headache for conservators

Research project and show explain conservators’ difficulties with his techniques

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John Singer Sargent

The deeply educated John Singer Sargent

The painter’s portraits of his diverse circle of polymathic friends

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Restitution

Restitution begins at home: an insider's analysis of the issue of restitution

The return of objects is not just an international issue—domestic claims can also offer insights.

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Tate Britain

Folk art at the Tate Britain

Next Summer's exhibition focuses on the boundaries between the mainstream and the marginal

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Books

Books: Rossetti’s fascination with women’s bodies and Dadd’s madness are investigated

Libido and lunacy — the obsessions of two artists

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Artist interview

Interview with Bryan Ferry: “I can’t imagine life without art around me”

The Roxy Music founder on being taught by Richard Hamilton, his love of British artists and viewing at speed

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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon claims his place at the top of the market

As Tate Britain opens a major travelling retrospective, we examine the factors underpinning the meteoric rise in prices for the artist’s work and reveal the identity of his biggest collectors

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Art market

British Art Auction report: The Bacon and Freud effect

Recent record prices for the two artists boosted results for 20th-century British works, while Victorian art struggled

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Henry Moore

High-tech study could give new life to Moore’s Arch

Development in conservation of sculpture

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Art fairs

London's British Art Fair, this year a smaller yet still sophisticated affair

The 20th edition drew wealthy local collectors, such as the Duchess of Westminster and Tim Rice, but it remains a niche event

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William Hogarth

Books: Is Hogarth the greatest British artist of all time?

Three publications illuminate the subject of Tate Britain’s major exhibition

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Auctions

November auctions of Important British Pictures failed to stir collectors leaving slew of unsold lots

Collectors shunned many 18th- and 19th-century works

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Media & broadcast

Arts on television: Bacon and Hirst as the bad boys of British art

Damien Hirst has carried on Francis Bacon’s violent legacy of “guts, blood and spunk”, but denies any direct inspiration

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British Art

Contemporary auction sales report: British art makes the great leap

Bacon and Auerbach triumphed as Sotheby’s and Christie’s racked up impressive totals

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Collectors

Major British collector buys Sisley for a charity

Greetings card millionaire Andrew Brownsword adds the Impressionist to his collection

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Auctions

British and Irish art sale a subdued affair

Some big collectors have stopped buying and bidders held back

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Art market

Dealers are the art world's real brains

Let us face facts. Before money changes hands, unfamiliar art is not studied because nobody thinks it is worthy of study

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John Singer Sargent

Sargent’s women: portraits at the Adelson Galleries

On view 12 November - 13 December

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South Korea

C.I. Kim's monumental Britart collection encourages the consumer to dream

The businessman, collector, and artist whose department store museum includes work by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Anthony Gormley

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Tate Britain

Days like these: Tate triennial of contemporary British Art 2003

Theme-less this year, the triennial covers all generations and styles

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Exhibitions

Constable to Delacroix: British art and the French Romantics

Now on at Tate Britain

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Artist interview

Interview with Richard Hamilton: Product Displacement

As major exhibitions of his work open in London and Barcelona, Hamilton explains his boredom with the London art scene, the lineage of his tables and his undying debt to Marcel Duchamp

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Turner Prize

The Turner Prize 2002

Tate Britain gives a taste of the work of these young artists

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Artist interview

Interview with Gary Hume, king of the narrative-free form: “I want to abolish ‘me’ in my art”

Hume talks painting, why he relishes a little melancholy, and what he learned from working with Stella McCartney

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Art market

BADA Survey shows 2000 was an excellent year for dealers

Highest ever turnover for members

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Artist interview

Interview with Julian Opie: Creating logo people

The relationship between the generic and the individual is at the heart of Opie’s digitally produced work

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Interviews

Interview with dealer Bernard Jacobson on his change of taste and direction

From Great British to stellar American art

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Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley makes waves at new Tate Britain retrospective

Riley was heavily involved in the curation of this exhibition alongside Paul Moorhouse

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Walter Sickert

A new book explores Walter Sickert's innovative work as a printmaker

Nine years of painstaking research have revealed this technically adventurous side of the artist’s work

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Leslie Waddington

Leslie Waddington: Always a Londoner

The welcome failure of droit de suite, the impact of internet sales and the future of YBAs and optimism about the Tate Modern

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David Smith

David Smith's 'Wagon II' bound for the Tate

Purchased from artist's family, it is the most important work still in private hands

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Lucian Freud

Collector Paula Cussi funds Tate Freud exhibition despite export altercation

“Lucian Freud: Some New Paintings” is on show until 26 July

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Collectors

Collector profile: William Berger. The instant, $20 million, English art collection

Former mutual-fund manager pits his taste against the market

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Art market

This book by a leading London dealer analyses the market from 1970 to the present

Christopher Wood's "The great art boom"

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Tate

The stuff that dreams are made of: Symbolists, Pre-Raphaelites, and Fairies dominate British exhibitions

The Tate Gallery proposes the origins in British art of Symbolism, the Royal Academy investigates fairies, while Manchester presents women Pre-Raphaelites

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Exhibitions

A trio of nineteenth-century paintings shows in England

The Tate Gallery proposes the origins in British art of Symbolism, the Royal Academy investigates fairies, while Manchester presents women Pre-Raphaelites

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Tate

A Tate for the 21st century: decisions to be made about the collection remaining at Millbank Tate

With modern foreign art to be displayed at Bankside, opinion within the Tate differs as to how the story of British art should be told

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Antiques

London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association’s annual show report: Grosvenor House size, Olympia prices

Affordable, good quality and diverse, it brings in all sorts

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Tate

Bringing British art out of the shadows

Sir Edwin Manton, an American-based insurance executive, has donated £7 million ($11.2 million)

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Art market

A tribute to British savvy in a time of increasing globalisation

London may be the loser in the end, but the Brits brought it on themselves

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Collectors

The Queen Mother is revealed to be a top collector

Clarence House is full of treasures

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Tate

Important eighteenth-century and contemporary additions to Tate’s holdings

The works are from the Oppé collection and Janet Wolfson de Botton

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Collectors

Turin shows hidden talent at Castello di Rivoli as six top collectors go public this month

Italy's most discreet city has always favoured the avant-garde, now celebrated by this elegantly cerebral exhibition

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Artist interview

A day in the life of R.B.Kitaj

An interview with the American artist who has made his home in Britain for the last thirty-five years, and is being celebrated this month with a large exhibition at the Tate

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Books

Technique anglaise: Current trends in British art

A useful, market-serving guide to thirty young British artists

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British Art

What's on in New York: The British are here

As well as Hoffmann, Kruger, Sultan, Koons, Klein and Kandinsky