Category Archives: London

London: Conor Harrington ‘ Watch Your Palace Fall’

After nine months of preparation,  Irish born, London based artist Conor Harrington is presenting a new solo exhibition ‘Watch Your Palace Fall’ at Pace Gallery London in Soho. Continuing his narrative of politically charged oil paintings, Conor Harrington depicts fights between military … Continue reading

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London: A. Giacometti and Yves Klein at the Gagosian

Gagosian Gallery in London is currently presenting the first-ever exhibition to pair key works by Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) and Yves Klein (1928–1962). At first glance, Giacometti and Klein, artists born a generation apart, could not be more different: Giacometti was … Continue reading

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Collaboration with the Donmar Warehouse

We are pleased to announce an artistic collaboration between Butterfly Art News and the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London. Differents artists will create a visual interpretation of the current show played at the theatre. Their artwork will be on view … Continue reading

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London: Yayoi Kusama @ Victoria Miro

Victoria Miro is currently hosting a new exhibition by Yayoi Kusama.  Spanning the gallery’s three locations and waterside garden, the exhibition features new paintings, pumpkin sculptures, and immersive room experiences, all made especially for this presentation. This is the artist’s most … Continue reading

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London: Richard Prince ‘Cartoon Over Cartoon’ @ Sadie Coles

Controversial artist known as the master of re-appropriation, Richard Prince is currently exhibiting at Sadies Cole in London. ‘Cartoon Over Cartoon‘ is a reprisal of the artist’s work with jokes and cartoons via collage and the re-contextualisation of the nude … Continue reading

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London: Francis Bacon Six Studies in Soho

To celebrate the forthcoming worldwide publication of ‘Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné’,   a one day pop-up exhibition ‘Francis Bacon: Six Studies in Soho’,  opened to the public in London Soho on 25 May. Upon entrance, visitors could enjoy a black and white portrait of … Continue reading

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London: Yoshitomo Nara @ Stephen Friedman

Following recent solo exhibitions at Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan; Asia Society Museum, New York; Asia Society Hong Kong Center and Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland,  Japanese artist, Yoshitomo Nara is returning  to the Stephen Friedman Gallery in London for a … Continue reading

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London: ART16 Highlights

The global art fair Art16 returns to Olympia London from 20 – 22 May 2016, showcasing work from more than 100 galleries worldwide and exhibit contemporary art from around 30 countries. It will be the fourth show since the original ART … Continue reading

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London: Jeff Koons NOW

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery just opened  ‘Now’, a solo exhibition of work by American artist Jeff Koons (b.1955). While the Parisian institution Centre Pompidou dedicated a major retrospective to the the artist in 2015 in Paris (covered),   ‘Now’  is … Continue reading

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London: Katrin Fridriks – Macrocosm

Icelandic conceptual artist and abstract painter Katrin Fridriks returns to Lazarides Rathbone in London for a new solo exhibition entitled ‘Macrocosm‘. Alongside the 2014 installation Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome – Gene&Ethics Master Prism with a giant magnifying glass, the … Continue reading

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London: Charming Baker ‘Sweet Nothing’ @ S|2

Sotheby’s Contemporary art gallery in London. S|2, is currently showing an exhibition of new works by Charming Baker (covered) entitled ‘Sweet Nothing’, featuring canvasses and a series of studies on paper, and large scale drawings. Known to purposefully damage his … Continue reading

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London: Comix Creatix – 100 Women making comics

Earlier this year when Angoulême, one of the world’s biggest comic-book festivals, failed to include a single woman on its 30-strong Grand Prix shortlist, it created a widespread of fury and several prominent artists and campaigners threatened to boycott it. … Continue reading

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London: Andy Denzler @ Opera Gallery

Swiss painter Andy Denzler is having his first London solo show at Opera Gallery.  Featuring a series oil canvasses and bronze sculptures, the exhibition “Between Here and There” explores the romantic idea of young urban creatives’ existence in the inner … Continue reading

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London: Warhol Icons @ Halcyon Gallery

A huge and comprehensive exhibit of Andy Warhol’s best work, Warhol Icons has opened at the Halcyon Gallery, narrating a layered social and cultural commentary from the mass consumerism society, music, politics to the celebrity culture. Following a three years … Continue reading

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London: D*Face Misprints & Misfits @ StolenSpace

StolenSpace Gallery is hosting an exhibition called ‘Misprints & Misfits’, featuring a series of one off paper pieces by D*Face, from the deepest depths of D*Face’s print archives. From the iconic ‘Dog Save the Queen’ to ‘Samo Butterfly effect’ and … Continue reading

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Streets: Mr Cenz (London)

We bumped into Mr Cenz as he was painting a brand new mural in Soho London. Away from his signature female portraits, this new work features an oniric landscape. Check some pics of the work in progress below. It can … Continue reading

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London: Maser – Orbiting on the Periphery @ Lazarides Rathbone

Irish graffiti artist Maser stages his first solo show entitled ‘Orbiting on the Periphery‘ at Lazarides Rathbone in London. ‘Orbiting on the Periphery‘ continues Masers’ exploration into the philosopher and mathematician Thales of Miletus’s theory ; “mens sana in corpore … Continue reading

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London: Ben Eine – Soho Riot

Moniker Projects have partnered with Lights of Soho for a new London exhibition entitled ‘SOHO RIOT’ featuring street artist Ben Eine by turning his popular 2D neon font  into 3D limited edition neon pieces . ‘SOHO RIOT’ is about encapsulating the spirit … Continue reading

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London: BB8 auction for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

In support of Star Wars: Force for Change, an initiative that inspires people to make a positive impact on the world, Star Wars talent, British celebrities, fans and artists worldwide have been challenged to create artwork inspired by everyone’s favourite new droid, BB-8, as … Continue reading

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London: Paul Insect – It’s Only A Dream @ Allouche Gallery

We are excited to see the return of British street and contemporary artist Paul Insect to London  for  an exhibition of new works ‘It’s Only a Dream‘. We still have some fond memories of his London Poison show back in 2008. Presented by New York … Continue reading

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London: Adam Neate – Heroes

A selection of new dimensional surface paintings on canvas by Adam Neate are currently on show ‘ Heroes’ at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms until 14th April in London. Depicting whether a reclining woman by the sunset or runners by the seaside, the artist continues … Continue reading

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London: Space Invader – Wave 18

French artist Space Invader has just returned to London since 2013 for a 18th wave of invasion. As part of an art commission for the London Games Festival organised by Film London, 12 new artworks have appeared on iconic buildings … Continue reading

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London: Steven Claydon – The Guilded Bough @ Sadie Coles

For the second exhibition of British artist / musician Steven Claydon at Sadie Coles HQ, ‘The Gilded Bough’ features sculptures, installations and sounds in which the artist examines the notion of the counterintuitive idea that cloaking an object might allow it to be … Continue reading

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London: Dean Melbourne – This Myth

Artist Dean Melbourne returns to London for a second solo show ‘This Myth‘ with Coates and Scarry. Inspired by childhood memories, references from Dante to Ted Hughes’ Ovid’s Metamorphosis, his vibrant oil paintings invite the viewer into a mystical world … Continue reading

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London: Venturing Beyond @ Somerset House

The Somerset House is currently celebrating the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s book Utopia with a large show called UTOPIA 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility. As part of this major exhibition, arts organisation A(by)P have … Continue reading

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London: Martha Cooper – Life Work @ Stolenspace

Stolen Space Gallery is currently exhibiting Martha Cooper: Life Work, an extensive collection of photographs from legendary photojournalist Martha Cooper who started documenting the New York graffiti scene in the 70s, when it was still considered an ‘underground phenomenon’. She … Continue reading

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London: Still Here, A Decade of Lazarides

Until 24th March 2016, Lazarides is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a group exhibition ‘Still Here – A Decade of Lazarides’. For the landmark exhibition, celebrated and pioneering artists who have helped shape the gallery are taking over the Rathbone … Continue reading

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London: XX Group show @ Saatchi Gallery

Following the recent opening of the all female Group show ‘Champagne Life’ (covered here) Saatchi Gallery also launched an exhibition called ‘XX: A MOMENT IN TIME‘. Curated by Olly Walker and supported by Yasha Young, the show features new works … Continue reading

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London: Miro’s Studio @ Mayoral

“My dream, when I can settle down somewhere, is to have a large workshop” –Joan Miró, 1938 60 years since Joan Miró’s studio was founded in Mallorca in 1956, the workshop has been reconstructed in London as an intensely immersive … Continue reading

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London: Jef Aerosol & Lee Jeffries – Synergy

‘Synergy’ is an artistic and social encounter between French street artist Jef Aérosol and British photographer Lee Jeffries. Stemming from the original ‘Synergy’ exhibition that took place in Paris at Mathgoth gallery in March 2015, this collaboration casts a new … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy – Les Miserables (London)

As mentionned earlier (see here) Banksy created a new artwork in London on Saturday night. As usual location is key and the new stencil appeared  on the corner of a very busy road of Knightsbridge, surrounded by lots of CCTV … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy in London

A new stencil by Banksy highlighting the use of teargas in the “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais has appeared on a building opposite the French Embassy in London. The stencil on board features a CS can on the floor spreading a teargas … Continue reading

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London: Lumiere Festival

During four evenings from the 14th-17th of January, visitors could experience installations from the world’s most exciting artists working with light at across 30 locations in the UK capital for the Lumiere London Festival. Architectural landmarks are being coloured with … Continue reading

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London: Champagne Life @ Saatchi

Coinciding with its thirtieth birthday, Saatchi Gallery is opening on 13th January an all female show ‘Champagne Life’ featuring a cast of emerging international artists: Julia Wachtel, Mequitta Ahuja, Virgile Ittah, Marie Angeletti, Julia Dault, Alice Anderson, Jelena Bulajic, Mia Feuer, … Continue reading

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London: Michael Craig-Martin – Transience

To kick start 2016 with colourful artworks, the Serpentine Gallery is currently hosting  the first solo show of British artist Michael Craig-Martin in a London public institution since 1989. Entitled ‘Transience‘, the exhibition gathers  works from 1981 to 2015, including his … Continue reading

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2015 Highlights

As 2015 comes to an end, we look back at the highlights of this incredible artistic year across Europe. Click on the pics to view more info. Solo Shows: Dran, Mark Jenkins, Antony Micallef, Cranio, Daniel Arsham, David Shillinglaw, Julian … Continue reading

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London: Damien Hirst Christmas Tree

Next to the Connaught Hotel in London Mayfair stands a 30 feet tall Christmas tree adorned with flying doves and unusual decorations: snowmen formed of giant pills, medical instruments, scissors, syringues, scalpels…       This is the work of  controversial artist … Continue reading

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London: Paintguide @ Unit London

Unit London is presenting Paintguide, a collaborative exhibition  of new works by 60 international painters, as featured on the instagram account @Paintguide. Curated over the past year, the show is a physical representation of Henrik Uldaden‘s @Paintguide instagram feed  to promote … Continue reading

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London: Anj Smith – Phosphor of the palms @ Hauser & Wirth

For her new solo show at Hauser & Wirth in London, contemporary artist Anj Smith has been working tirelessly for the past three years to produce a series of twenty one paintings. Inspired by a variety of sources, from psychological states, … Continue reading

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London: Empowered Printwork @ Women Art Library

After completing a residency at the Women Art Library in Goldsmiths in conjunction with the Being Human Festival, street artist and printmaker Aida and artist friend and archivist Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski are presenting an exhibition titled Empowered Printwork. Being Human … Continue reading

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London Opening: Lusus Naturae – 100Taur & Hisham Echafaki

Here is a photo recap of ‘Lusus Naturae’ we have been pleased to curate with French artists 100Taur and Hisham Echafaki. Viewers were introduced to the dark enchanted world of 100Taur with his hypnotic hybrid creatures from a weird Buffalo, … Continue reading

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London: Remi Rough – Home @ Scream

After nine years, Remi Rough is returning to London with a solo exhibition ‘Home’ at Scream London. The show features a large collection of complex works on wood, handmade paper and canvas, playing with themes such as balance and imbalance, … Continue reading

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London: Moniker Art Fair 2015

Celebrating its sixth year anniversary the Moniker Art Fair returned to the Truman Brewery in East London from 15-18 October 2015. Featuring twenty national and international galleries with contemporary and urban artists, the Moniker Art Fair also introduced Bitcoin through … Continue reading

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London: Lusus Naturae – 100TAUR & Hisham Echafaki

We are excited to curate Lusus Naturae,  a two-person exhibition with French artists 100TAUR andHisham Echafaki featuring a series of new paintings, drawings and three dimensional works. In natural history, the latin terminology ‘Lusus Naturae’ is used to describe any creature or … Continue reading

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London: Lisa Wright – The Unversed

Coates & Scarry are currently showing a new body of works ‘The Unversed” by Lisa Wright. The exhibition features a series of drawings, paper studies and paintings exploring the theme of emotional and physical vulnerability during puberty.  Interweaving motifs and … Continue reading

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London: MAD C – Character @ Pure Evil Department Store

After her first successful solo show in 2011, MadC returns to London‘s Pure Evil Gallery. The title „Character“ sums up MadC‘s work since she started painting graffiti 19 years ago. A character can be a symbol or a letter, a figure … Continue reading

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London: LAX/LHR @ Stolenspace

Continuing their series of shows like in HK, SF, Berlin, or Detroit, Thinkspace Gallery is co-curating their LAX-LHR show with  Stolenspace in London showcasing the usual format of 12″ x 12″ works from each artist. Participating artists include Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz, … Continue reading

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London: Complicit @ Coates & Scarry

Coates & Scarry are hosting a group exhibition Complicit featuring a collection of artworks by a trio of strong female artists: Kate MccGwire, Juliette Losq, and Jayne Anita-Smith. Each artwork acts as a sensory invitation to explore other worlds and … Continue reading

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London Streets: El Seed @ Shubbak Festival

For the Shubbak Festival, A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture, Cedar Lewison invited French Tunisian ‘calligraffiti’ artist eL Seed to paint his first UK commission on the wall of Village Underground in London Shoreditch. We previously seen his work in … Continue reading

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London Streets: Ana Marietta new mural

Puerto Rican born, Houston based artist Ana Marietta is currently in London and just finished painting a new mural in Brick Lane featuring her surrealistic animal universe.       See more pics here

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