Banksy Strikes Again! – Art News Roundup

From news about Banksy’s Brexit mural to the long awaited Louvre at Abu Dhabi. Read on to catch up with the art news this week!

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There’s always something going on in the art world. Every Sunday, Agora starts the new week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from May 7th, 2017 – May 13th, 2017.

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Source: Banksy

Banksy Strikes Again!

Have you been wondering why the notorious British street artist, Banksy, has had nothing to say about Brexit? Well, the silence has finally been broken! Earlier this week, an anti-Brexit work of art turned up overnight in the port town of Dover. The mural depicts a man in overalls chiselling away at one of the stars on the EU flag. What’s more? The artwork, titled The Clash, has already reached a value of over £1m and is making headlines across the globe. Full Story Here →

The Tomb Of An Egyptian Princess

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient tomb, most likely of an Egyptian princess, at a pyramid in the necropolis of Dahshur, 30 kilometres south of Cairo. The pyramid itself was found just earlier this year, and now the archaeological team has excavated a number of items including the ancient pyramid tomb and an inscribed block that bears religious texts and the name of the 13th Dynasty King Ameny Qemau. Full Story Here →

Jeff Koons Strikes Again, Too!?

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Source: Artnet

A new public art project co-presented by the Art Production Fund and and Kiehl’s, and created by the controversial artist Jeff Koons, has recently been revealed at the Rockefeller Center. The new piece titled Seated Ballerina will be Koons’s third project at the same location. “Seated Ballerina is like a Venus. You could be looking at a Venus of Willendorf or some of the oldest Venuses,” said Koons in a statement. “It is really about beauty and even a sense of contemplation, a sense of ease.” Full Story Here →

Louvre, Abu Dhabi Will Open This November

The Art Newspaper reported earlier this week that after almost a decade of construction delays and site developments, the long awaited Louvre, Abu Dhabi will finally open to public this November. “An internal note was circulated at the Louvre last week calling on all departments to be ready by this summer to send the dozens of masterpieces promised under a loan programme to Abu Dhabi, including the Belvedere Apollo and Leonardo’s Belle Ferronnière,” informed their sources. Full Story Here →

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Curious Water, Stan Adard

Exhibitions At Agora Gallery

Three inspiring exhibitions – The Portal To Dreams, Elemental Realms and Illumination: An Exhibition Of Fine Art Photography, are all set to open for view at the Agora Gallery next week on 19th May 2017. The mesmerizing works will be on view until 8th June, 2017 and the opening reception will be held on 25th May, 2017. We hope to see you there! Full Story Here →


These are just some of the many news stories that caught our eye this past week. For more stories as-they-happen, be sure to also follow our Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up for our newsletter for news about Agora Gallery, our exhibitions, and our artists!

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