Ten black artists who have impacted the British art scene

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Throughout November 2016, the BBC ran a season of programmes championing ‘Black and British’. It delved into the country’s forgotten black history, questioning whether we’ll ever have a black Prime Minister, asking people to nominate their #blackbritishhero on Twitter and celebrating Britain’s black music scene. Sometimes the UK’s art can seem overwhelmingly white – both in

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Don’t Miss the Tokyo International Art Fair | TIAF 2017

The Global Art Agency presents the second edition of the “Tokyo International Art Fair” 26-27 May 2017, HIKARIE HALL SHIBUYA. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, illustration and multi media artworks by award-winning and top emerging artists. The Tokyo International Art fair gives Art Collectors and Art Enthusiasts a once in a lifetime

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Jamaican-born Nari Ward Receives Prize for Immigrant Artists

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Jamaican-born artist Nari Ward is the 2017 winner of the Vilcek Prize for the Arts, which, the statement notes, are “awarded in recognition of outstanding immigrant contributions to the American arts and sciences.” Ward will receive $100,000 in cash Three additional $50,000 cash awards for Creative Promise in the Fine Arts, for immigrant artists under 38 years old, were distributed

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Global Phenomenon Zaha Hadid, Art Exhibition Opens in London – Go Global Art

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For a brief period at London’s Architectural Association in the 1980s, sparkling Perrier water was in vogue. Not for drinking, but for mixing acrylic paints. Students had watched in mystified awe as a steady supply of the bulbous green bottles were shuttled upstairs to the cramped third-floor studio, where recent graduate Zaha Hadid was busy conjuring a painting

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What You Need to Know about the Emerging Art Market – Strong Sales at Art Basel Miami

  Recent art-news headlines haven’t presaged good things for the emerging art market. Earlier this fall, articles were filled with the anxiety-inducing assertions: “Collectors Abandon Emerging Art” and “That $100,000 Painting Bought to Flip Is Now Worth About $20,000.” But amidst this week’s strong sales at emerging art fair NADA and Art Basel in Miami Beach’s

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Wifredo Lam: the unlikely comeback of the Cuban Picasso

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The work of Cuban artist Wifredo Lam is finally getting the respect it deserves in a new retrospective at Tate Modern. When Wifredo Lam arrived in Paris in 1938, he appeared a dazzlingly exotic figure: a strikingly handsome, brilliantly talented Cuban painter of Chinese, Spanish and Congolese-African ancestry. The surrealists acclaimed him as the embodiment of the authentic “primitive” artist,

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