Exhibitions

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‘It’s the gallery staff I worry about’: Damien Hirst’s Gagosian takeover – review
Gagosian Britannia, London
Part of a year-long residency at the gallery, the artist’s initial show, with Coke vending machines, rubbish bags and cow’s tongues a-lolling, is dispiriting

Adrian Searle

13, Apr, 2021 @11:24 AM

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Rachel Whiteread’s world of interiors and Francis Bacon’s dead elephants – the week in art
A new show from the Turner winner, Gilbert and George share their new normal and eco-activists fight for the rights of salmon – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

09, Apr, 2021 @1:17 PM

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Ugo Rondinone review – art with a holiday air
The Swiss artist takes us on an effortless tour of Sea-turquoise glass horses, watercolour ocean sunsets and teetering DayGlo canvasses

Adrian Searle

09, Apr, 2021 @10:47 AM

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Tracey Emin reveals she has had cancer ‘all clear’
Artist says she will live the rest of her life with ‘major disability’ due to having a urostomy bag

Helen Pidd

09, Apr, 2021 @8:12 AM

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The horror safari: why was Francis Bacon so triggered by dead elephants?
When the great painter died, 200 macabre photographs of elephant carcasses were found in his studio. They were by Peter Beard – and they propelled the artist into the heart of darkness

Jonathan Jones

07, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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She-Oak and Sunlight: women of Australian Impressionism emerge from the shadows
By drawing out lesser-known works by women who painted alongside now-famous men, NGV’s new exhibition tells a fuller story

Elizabeth Flux

05, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The grand reopening: our critics pick the best art shows for 2021
If all goes to plan, UK galleries will open from the end of April for a busier-than-ever season. Here’s our guide to the top post-lockdown shows

Rachel Cooke, Laura Cumming, Alice Fisher, Kadish Morris

04, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Eye-popping $2m doodles and genius special effects – the week in art
A taster of Jean Dubuffet’s cartoon-like pictures are online, National Galleries of Scotland gives Ray Harryhausen a ‘virtual experience’ and the British Museum delivers a brief history of the world through objects

Jonathan Jones

02, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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All 18 works at show of Spanish artist Maruja Mallo were fakes, say experts
Curator of Galician show honouring surrealist admits ‘we knew there would be a fuss’ over authenticity

Sam Jones in Madrid

01, Apr, 2021 @6:34 PM

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'I don't want to fake the funk' – Henry Taylor, the painter of black American life
Adored by Rihanna and Jay-Z, he finds his subjects in supermarket queues – and on the streets of LA’s toughest neighbourhoods. How has the artist found lockdown in a tiny Somerset village?

Lanre Bakare

31, Mar, 2021 @4:12 PM

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National Gallery creates its first show designed for mobile phones
People will be able to explore a 16th-century masterpiece by the Dutch painter Jan Gossaert

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

31, Mar, 2021 @12:15 PM

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Moscow lends Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs for V&A exhibition
Display to include eggs commissioned by Russian tsars and Fabergé pieces owned by the Queen

Mark Brown, Arts correspondent

30, Mar, 2021 @11:01 PM

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