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Challenging Gender – in Pictures

Posted by Published on October 21, 2019

Gender has been a popular topic in the art world recently, with many contemporary artists challenging the the socially constructed binary between feminine and masculine. This isn’t something totally new however. We had a look in the archives for people and artists that have challenged the gender binary in the last 100 years, in doing so paving the way for contemporary artists today. This collection…

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Remembering Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923-2019)

Posted by Published on September 5, 2019

Graduating from the School of Fine Arts in Caracas, Carlos Cruz-Diez started out as a social realist painter drawing attention to the political conditions of the working class. His paintings sold well, but he found them too conventional in method and questioned their ability to bring about real social change. In his own words, ‘telling somebody they are poor doesn’t mean you are solving their…

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Time passes very quickly and we are already in August! If the heat hasn’t halted your appetite for show openings, private viewings and exhibitions, you have come to the right place! Discover our selection of highlights from across the world, including an exhibition featuring Gilbert and George, a psychedelic display of Larry Smart artworks and the latest exhibitions featuring modern artist legends Alexander Calder and Paul Klee….

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Top Anniversaries of 2019

Posted by Published on December 12, 2018

From the birth of Bauhaus, to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, we take a look at some of the major anniversaries coming up in 2019    1. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. – Died 6th January 1919. 100 years The 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909 dies. “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Theodore Roosevelt Jr….

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Judging any competition where creativity is at this level is always a challenge. But it is a wonderful challenge that all the judges of the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018 relished through scintillating conversation and debate. Now in its fifth year, the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018 attracted entries from every corner of the globe in almost every medium. Focusing primarily on artists, illustrators and fine art…

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Egon Schiele – 100 Years On

Posted by Published on October 12, 2018

The 31st of October 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the prolific Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, a fascinating artist famous for the scandals that surrounded him both personally and professionally. To commemorate a century since his passing, we have collated a few highlights from his impressive portfolio found in our archives, while recording some of the stories that surrounded them. Schiele…

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Lucian Freud Competition

Posted by Published on October 11, 2018

We are excited to announce the publication of Phaidon Press’s latest release in its series of high-end art literature, a monograph on the work of the great British painter and Bridgeman Copyright artist Lucian Freud. Lucian Freud Competition – Win a signed copy of the book! With more than 480 illustrations, this is the most comprehensive publication to date on one of the greatest painters of the…

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Marcel Duchamp: 50 Years Since His Death

Posted by Published on September 24, 2018

Marcel Duchamp rose to notoriety in the 20th Century, pushing the boundaries of what art could be with his scandalous ‘ready-mades’, sculptures and paintings. When researching Duchamp, I came across a clip of an interview between the artist and James Johnson Sweeny, former director of the Guggenheim Museum, produced by the National Broadcasting Company in 1956. The documentary opens on a shot of Duchamp himself…

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Top Art Exhibitions: April 2018

Posted by Published on March 20, 2018

  Tom Hammick : Lunar Voyage Flowers Gallery, London, UK – 16 March – 5 May 2018 Exhibition of woodcuts, shown in its entirety for the first time in the UK, where Hammick conjures a metaphorical journey to outer space, weaving interstellar dreams and earthly relationships. A suite of seventeen images traces the cyclical path of his protagonist, an archetypal artist or poet, who leaves…

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