Search results for: David Shrigley

David Shrigley gives Trafalgar Square the thumbs-up

Is David Shrigley‘s fourth-plinth sculpture sincere or satirical?

30 Sep 2016

The Talented Mr Shrigley?

Absurdist, accessible and completely unmistakeable, Brand Shrigley is everywhere, and more power to him – within reason…

9 Dec 2013

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

David Shrigley’s foam hands, Olafur Eliasson’s shaky economics and a chance to buy Andy Warhol’s studio

12 Apr 2016

Fourth Plinth Winners Announced

Hans Haacke and David Shrigley have been awarded the next two commissions for London’s empty plinth

7 Feb 2014
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center in Washington, D.C., with the Washington Monument and National Mall in the background.

The week in art news – Smithsonian and other US museums close amid Covid surge

Plus: Art Fund launches £1m crowdfunding campaign | Royal Opera House chair David Ross is confirmed as Hockney buyer | Sheldon Solow (1928–2020)

20 Nov 2020
St Andrews Looking West (detail; 1981), Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.

Lines from Scotland

Tracing the evolution of drawing in Scotland over the last century at Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

14 Aug 2020
Alasdair Gray (1934–2019).

Alasdair Gray (1934–2019)

Plus: Art-world figures recognised in New Year’s Honours list | Picasso painting of Dora Maar defaced at Tate Modern | and authenticity of dozens of Goya paintings called into question

2 Jan 2020
Nerve Visual Gallery in Derry

The closure of Nerve Visual in Derry is a real loss for the region

The building that once played host to the Turner Prize now stands empty. Where does this news leave Derry?

12 Sep 2019
Installation view of ‘Wetwang Slack’, Barbican Centre, London, 2018.

The colourful craft of Francis Upritchard

An inventive installation fills the Barbican’s Curve with a parade of handmade pots and hippyish characters

8 Oct 2018
Chantal Blatzheim

Chantal Blatzheim

Zurich, Switzerland

5 Sep 2018
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

When Henry Moore gave Barbara Hepworth the cold shoulder, plus the rest of last week’s arty tittle tattle

27 Mar 2018

Lincoln Center puts $500m concert hall renovation on ice

Plus: Participating artists announced for 2018 Liverpool Biennial | National Museum of Scotland receives £1m grant for refurbishment plans | and David Shrigley to guest direct 2018 Brighton Festival

4 Oct 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The art world responds to the UK election; Michel Houellebecq discusses his ‘French Bashing’ exhibition; and is Kate Middleton a skater girl now?

13 Jun 2017
Calton Hill (2014), Jock McFadyen

Scottish artists who turned to the dark side

A survey of postwar Scottish art reacting against the forces of reason includes wonderful pieces, but explains its own meaning a little too neatly

2 Jul 2016

Turner Prize art tours Scotland on a bus

Who cares whether it’s parochial? The Travelling Gallery exhibition is a fun and engaging idea

4 Sep 2015

Art Outlook

Isis destruction in Palmyra; Russborough treasures withdrawn from auction; Court orders Danh Vo to produce new work; Queen Elizabeth deeply unimpressed by painting

25 Jun 2015

Fig-2 at the ICA: a rehashed pop-up exhibition that somehow works

Fifty exhibitions in as many weeks; this revival of the ‘fig-1’ project from 15 years ago is a surprising success

8 Feb 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: January

New year, new acquistions: from Jérôme Bonaparte’s chandelier to an entire country cottage

31 Jan 2015

Forum: Is the Turner Prize still relevant at 30?

The Turner Prize turns 30 this year – but does it continue to represent the best of contemporary British art?

5 Nov 2014

The Week’s Muse: 8 February

A selection of this week’s musings: fakes, the Fourth Plinth and some famous faces

8 Feb 2014

Thumbs Down: The Fourth Plinth

And thus it came to pass. ‘Really Good’ will take up its position in 2016…10ft tall and hollow in every sense

7 Feb 2014

Eye on the Prize

The Turner Prize invites interaction from its audience in Derry. Of the four nominees, it’s Laure Prouvost who really gets you thinking

6 Nov 2013

Fourth Plinth: A Taster

Six shortlisted artists have cooked up their plans for London’s Fourth Plinth

29 Sep 2013