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Alexander Litvinenko

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

This painting by Dmitry Vrubel and Viktoria Timofeyeva on display in the Marat Guelman gallery, Moscow, in 2007 depicts Alexander Litvinenko on his deathbed in London in 2006, suffering from radiation poisoning by polonium-210. Sir Robert...Show More Summary

Galaxy Quest

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Galaxy Quest (1999) is a terrific send up of Start Trek conventions. It stars the late and much lamented Alan Rickman with Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver. Aliens have been watching terrestrial TV show Galaxy Quest and wrongly think it is reality. "Never give in. Never surrender." That's when the fun begins (CLICK)

Rattle That Lock

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

David Gilmour's latest record Rattle That Lock has won Art Vinyl's annual prize for the year's best album artwork, selected from 50 entrants (CLICK).

Naked Protest

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Here's another of those so-called "performance artists": Milo Moire. She stripped naked outside Cologne Cathedral to protest against the assaults against women on New Year's Eve. She holds a poster reading "Respect us! We are no fair game, even when we are naked!!!" (CLICK).

Death in Paradise

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

I must admit I'm still hooked on Death in Paradise, despite the loss of Ben Miller and sara Martins. It's so different from the BBC's usual dross. The new series begins this evening on BBC ONE at 9pm. Shown is Joséphine Jobert, who plays the glamour cop (CLICK).

Ski Posters

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Christie’s in London will present its annual sale of ski posters on 21 January 2016. This is the only auction dedicated to ski posters worldwide. Prices start at £700. Shown is a Ski Poster by Hans Schilter from 1957, estimated at £2,000 - £3,000 (CLICK).

Giant Mao Zedong

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

This huge gold-painted statue of Mao Zedong - some 37 metres high - has been erected in Henan province by a group of Chinese capitalists at a cost of 3 million yuan ($460,000). It took 9 months to construct and was completed in December 2015. Show More Summary

FBA Futures 16

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

On 19 January the Mall Galleries opens FBA Futures 2016, a dip into the outstanding art graduates of 2015 selected from across the UK by members of the Federation of British Artists (FBA). Christopher Gray's Gold on Blue will set you back £3,800. Admission is free (CLICK).

Sherlock Holmes

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Having watched mind-boggling sci-fi hokum Sherlock: The Abominable Bride on BBC ONE yesterday, starring Benedict Cumberbatch whisked back to 1895, all I can say is bring back Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr Watson (CLICK).

One Million Years

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

How's this for an ego trip? So-called "conceptual artist" On Kawara has installed this tripe in Trafalgar Square. Two performers in a glass booth read for seven days and seven nights Karawa's ten-volume work, "One Million Years". Where does the art come in?

Happy New Year

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Happy New Year from London Art News.

BBC Attack!

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The BBC seems to have been subjected to a denial of service attack. Not the best way to end the old year. Whatever next?

Lumiere London

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

From 13 - 17 January creative producers Artichoke will present London’s first Lumiere light festival, showing the work of more than 20 pioneering international artists all commissioned to transform buildings and streets in the capital over four winter evenings (CLICK).

Star Wars Daisy

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

from BBC's soap Casualty to international stardom in Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens in one mighty bound! And boy, can she run! British actress Daisy Ridley is already reading the script for Stat Wars VIII. So I guess she comes out all right in The Force Awakens.

This Wild Life

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

BBC TWO is rerunning This Wild Life over Christmas, perfect family viewing for the festive season. Wildlife expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton, together with her husband Frank and their three young children set up a safari camp in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya (CLICK).

Anti-pee Paint

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Here's the most intriguing graphic I'v seen all week. It shows anti-pee paint (right) causing urine to splash back on the offender. It's being trialed on walls in Shoreditch and Dalston by Hackney Council, which spends £100,000 a year cleaning urine off walls and pavements (CLICK)

Melted For Scrap

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Historic England has belatedly twigged that publc "art" is "diappearing before the public's eyes". A growing number of sculptures, architectural friezes and murals made between WWII and the mid-1980s have been destroyed, sold, lost or stolen. Show More Summary

New Collecting

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Here's a happy bunny. Jenny Lund is Curator of Fine Art at the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove. The Art Fund had awarded her £80,000 to build a nationally significant and inspiring new collection of artists’ moving image works. Show More Summary

Ray Harryhausen

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Yesterday I watched a fascinating hour-and-a-half documentary on the art of Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan. It follows his stop-motion techniques from earliest days to his retirement, with contributions from everyone in the business, from Nick Park to Steven Spielberg. For some reason best known to itself BBC TWO has it on iPlayer for 5 days only: CLICK.

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