Tag: contemporary art

Observed annually in the US (February) and the UK (October), Black History Month remembers the pivotal events and pioneering individuals of the world’s African diaspora. This year, we’re looking at individuals who fought for what was right – often when the odds were against them. Bridgeman’s historical footage archive documents African-American civil rights campaigners, as well as communities and artists from throughout the 20th century….

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This October, Bridgeman Images takes a look at some of the most interesting and influential black artists from the UK and the US. Black artists have consistently provided high-quality and thought-provoking work, today’s contemporary artists being no exception. This list is by no means exhaustive, and Bridgeman Images would like to encourage everyone to go and find out more for themselves, and enjoy the diverse range…

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Top Art Exhibitions: October 2019

Posted by Published on September 26, 2019

Throughout history, Art has been inspired by human achievements big and small. From the incredible Apollo 11 moon landings to the historic ancient Egyptian Mummy discoveries, discover for yourself our top selection of October shows from across the world. Don’t Miss! New Works by Christabel Blackburn Until 5th OctoberAlex Eagle Studio, Lexington, London London based artist Christabel Blackburn studied Classics at Newcastle University. Eager to…

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Autumn is arriving – the colder weather is creeping in and the trees turn from bright green to dull orange as leaves start to fall. While warm weather may deter you from travelling further afield, the colder climate also tempts us indoors to warm up and visit the latest shows! From warm, wine-filled open evenings to eclectic contemporary shows contrasting the works of modern art…

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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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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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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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Our partner for the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018 is Affordable Art Fair in London and New York. We thought we would tell you more about them, and why they are one of the most important champions of upcoming and contemporary artists around today…   A bit of history… Affordable Art Fair was founded in 1999 by Will Ramsay as an alternative to the traditional gallery scene.  The first Affordable…

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Top Art Exhibitions: July 2018

Posted by Published on June 29, 2018

July is crammed with exhibitions and events – we have picked out our favourites from all across the globe. Don’t miss a thing with our handy guide.   Henry Lamb: People and Portraits Messums Wiltshire, until July 8th Messums Wiltshire is proud to present an exhibition on behalf of the Estate of Henry Lamb; treasures from one of the masters of early 20th century portraiture….

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Top Art Exhibitions: June 2018

Posted by Published on May 25, 2018

Planes, Trains and Automobiles | Transportation Photographs from the National Galleries of Scotland Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 2nd June – 13th January 2019 ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ is the third exhibition in a series aiming to demonstrate the exhaustive photo archive held by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Featuring works from Alfred G Buckham (1879-1956), Humphrey Spender (1910-2005), Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and others, it displays the…

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