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Tate Restores a Priceless Vandalized Mark Rothko Painting

ArtsComments ⋅ May 19, 2014
Art purveyors might remember that a year and a half ago, one Wlodzimierz Umaniec was jailed for vandalizing a Mark Rothko painting – Black on Maroon, to be specific – in Tate Modern’s permanent collection. Some 18 months after the act, Tate is...

Archival Footage of Roy Lichtenstein Ahead of His Upcoming Tate Modern Exhibition

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 4, 2013
The works of 20th century pop art artist Roy Lichtenstein will make their way to London’s Tate Modern: Exhibition later in February to May. In anticipation for the look back on the icon’s work, we are given a rare glimpse into the life of...

TateShots Looks Back On 2012

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 3, 2013
Tate – a coalition of four European art galleries that includes the most visited modern art gallery in the world, Tate Modern – curates a YouTube channel with rare behind the scenes footage and exclusive interviews. For the end of the yea...

TateShots: Michael Craig-Martin on Educating Damien Hirst

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 13, 2012
In honor of Damien Hirst’s retrospective exhibition at the Tate Modern, the London gallery caught up with artist, former Goldsmith College teacher and “Young British Artists” mentor Michael Craig-Martin to capture his thoughts on hi...

TateShots: Frank Bowling Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 19, 2012
The latest short film from TateShots and producer Nick Aldridge sees the modern and contemporary art series shine a spotlight on Frank Bowling. Having studied alongside the likes of David Hockney and Derek Boshier, the three-and-a-half-minute video t...

Louis Vuitton x Stooki x Kusama @ Tate Modern Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 19, 2012
Indie European jewelry and apparel label Stooki recently held a special event at the UK’s Tate Modern in conjunction with Louis Vuitton and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Dubbed “Infinite Kusama” and occurring alongside the retrospec...

Tate Modern: Exhibition Walkthrough with Ann Gallagher and Damien Hirst

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 9, 2012
Damien Hirst walks curator Ann Gallagher through his retrospective that is currently running through September at Tate Modern in London. Walking room by room, Hirst is candid about his thoughts on his own work – from fear, to conquering ideas w...

Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 4, 2012
This Wednesday, April 4 marks the opening of Damien Hirst’s exhibition at Tate Modern in London. Preliminary images from Happy Famous Artists reveals a substantial selection of work from the last 25 years of the contemporary art giant’s career....

VernissageTV: Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern Video Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 2, 2012
Currently on display at London’s Tate Modern is a retrospective from controversial contemporary British artist Damien Hirst. Featuring some of Hirst’s most iconic and infamous pieces, the retrospective includes everything from The Physica...

Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern

ArtsComments ⋅ Mar 13, 2012
Iconic artist Damien Hirst hosted this latest retrospective at the Tate Modern in London. Memorable pieces from the artist’s past including Hirst’s full collection of spot paintings and his unforgettable For the Love of God piece will be...

Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern Preview

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 23, 2011
Damian Hirst’s platinum and diamond skull, a notorious and expensive piece, will go on show at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall next year, in the first survey show devoted to the artist in the UK. While Hirst has had successful shows ranging fr...

IOCOSE: Sunflower Seeds on Sunflower Seeds

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 1, 2011
In the last few months, Chinese contemporary artist Ai WeiWei has been the focus of varying bits of news. Late last year, the launch of his show at the Tate Modern encompassing a huge quantity of ceramic sunflower seeds was met with issues regard...