London art exhibition reviews, news & musings
Ah, the Summer Exhibition, as much a regular fixture of English summer as Wimbledon, picnics, stripy deckchairs and Pimms and lemonade. Except unlike all of those things, it is perfect on a rainy day.
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Experts at the V&A have discovered a new oil sketch by artist John Constable.
One-and-a-half years, £45m and 1,800 builders later, Tate Britain is ready to reveal its revamp in full.
Francis Bacon painting of Lucian Freud fetches $142m, becoming most expensive artwork sold at auction
A painting by Francis Bacon of his friend and fellow artist, Lucian Freud, has become the world’s most expensive artwork sold at auction, fetching $142m (£89m) at Christie’s in New York.
Two of the most recognisable paintings in the world, a pair of sunflower canvases by Vincent Van Gogh, are to be brought together for the first time in 65 years at an exhibition at the National Gallery in London next year.
Seminal architects Frank Gehry and Lord Norman Foster will collaborate on a series of building in the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station in a ground-breaking project for British architecture.