George Stubbs Dingo and Kangaroo

george stubbs kangaroo

Historically significant George Stubbs paintings to stay in the UK. A retarded rat looking thing on two legs that’s supposed to be a kangaroo and a fox looking animal that’s supposed to be a dingo will no longer make their way to Australian shores after a campaign backed by British documentary maker David Attenborough saw the artworks slapped with an export ban. Continue Reading

Win a Damien Hirst Painting Worth £125,000

Want to win an original Damien Hirst painting worth £125,000? Me too, but I don’t live in the UK!

UK residents over the age of 18 can have the opportunity to win a painting by Damien Hirst or one of 20 litho prints by the artist. The Guardian’s Observer Music Monthly is teaming up with Hirst and the band The Hours to give away the painting. The painting was used to create The Hours album cover.Continue Reading

Harleston & Waveney Art Trail – Open Studios

For three weekends this July the “Harleston & Waveney Art Trail” is being held in the UK. They’re weekends where a group of artists open up their studio doors to the public. The artists work in different mediums and styles, but are located close to each other as you can walk or bicycle along the art trail.Continue Reading

Albert Herbert 1925–2008

I know this news is a month old, but I just found out (on the website) that the poetic UK painter Albert Herbert passed away at the age of 82 last month.

Here’s a note from a Guardian report on the painter..
“Albert was a maverick, liked but seldom taken seriously by art establishments. He stopped showing at the Royal Academy when his paintings were contemptuously “skied” (hung high on the wall). Continue Reading

Artist Steven Campbell Dies

Last week the Scottish artist Steven Campbell died at just 54 years of age. After suffering from a ruptured appendix he developed septicaemia. The artist was in intensive care for about a month before passing away on the 15th of August, 2007.Continue Reading

Lucian Freud’s Kate Moss Painting

Lucian Freud is arguably the greatest living painter of the human figure. His works command prices that reflect his respect in the art world and his painting of model Kate Moss will soon be up for auction.Continue Reading