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Beryl Cook dies , aged 81

Painter Beryl Cook has died , aged 81. She has been ill for some time.She died peacefully at her home in Plymouth on Wednesday with her husband and family at her side. She leaves behind a legacy of a wide range of paintings in her own unique style. Beryl Cook was born between the two…

Banksy not pursued by graffiti police

Bristol is the first city in the country to get a police team dedicated to eradicating graffiti and dealing with the so-called “artists”. However Bristol’s most famous tagger Banksy seems to be exempt from prosecution Undercover officers are working round the clock to bring to book “taggers” The fact that officials are not removing art…

Banksy on your Xbox 360

Either underground graffiti artist/vandal Banksy is selling out by accepting the Microsoft pound (Point), or Microsoft is selling out by trying to buy itself a bit of urban cool by associating itself with the shy ladder-carrier. Somebody, somewhere, is selling out. You, however, now have the option of splashing out your MS Points to buy…

Chelsea owner buys Lucien Freud painting

Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich bought two paintings that were sold at record-breaking auctions last week, according to reports. Lucian Freud’s Benefits Supervisor Sleeping sold for £17.2m on Tuesday, followed by Francis Bacon’s Triptych, which fetched £43m just 24 hours later. The Art Newspaper quoted sources saying the London-based Russian billionaire was the buyer…

Artist's muse -"We are not amused"

Sue Tilley commented “Just because I took my clothes off for Lucian Freud, that doesn’t mean I’m a nudist or a floozy or whatever,’ .Tilley is the subject of Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, which broke auction house records for any living artist last week, when it sold for £17m at Christie’s International in New York. Then…

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