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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 (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)
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).
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).
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).
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).
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
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).
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).
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 from London 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?
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).
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.
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).
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)
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
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
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.