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Robbie Williams says he is ‘not looking forward to being kicked in the head’ over his art

Robbie Williams has said he is not looking forward to the criticism he expects to get for venturing into the art world.For the next two weeks, 14 artworks by Williams and his creative partner Ed Godrich will be on display at auction house Sotheby’s in central London.One of the large-scale black and white paintings, called Beverly, was sold by Sotheby’s last month for £40,000 ...

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Robbie Williams to exhibit his paintings for first time | Robbie Williams

He’s better known for stepping out on stage and providing some of the most memorable British pop moments in recent memory, but now Robbie Williams is swapping the microphone and the spotlight for an easel as he presents his first ever exhibition.Williams and his creative partner, Ed Godrich, are presenting an exhibition of their black-and-white paintings and curating a sale at Sotheby’s that will ...

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British Pop Star Robbie Williams Is Selling a Trio of Banksy Works Worth Over $13 Million to Buy ‘New Art From New People’

Banksy artworks owned by Robbie Williams will go on sale at a Sotheby’s London auction in March. The trio of works will be offered for a combined estimate of £10 million ($13.6 million). The well-known works are Girl with Balloon from 2002 (it is an earlier edition of the one that famously shredded during an auction in 2018), as well as Vandalised Oils (Choppers) and Kissing ...

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Kandis Williams, Marcellina Akpojotor Shine at Art Basel Miami Beach – ARTnews.com

Tucked away in a corner of the Miami Beach Convention Center is Art Basel’s Positions Section, in which 19 galleries offer single-artist presentations. Two of the most dynamic booths on offer in this year’s fair, which runs through Saturday, feature work by Kandis Williams (at L.A.’s Night Gallery) and Marcellina Akpojotor (at Rele Gallery of Lagos and Los Angeles). For her booth, Williams offers ...

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Crystal Williams Named New RISD President – ARTnews.com

Crystal Williams, a professor and poet, has been named the next president of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), one of the nation’s top art schools. Williams, who was selected from a pool of 100 candidates, will assume the position as the school’s 18th president on April 1. Never before in the school’s 144-year history has it had a Black president. Since 2017, ...

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Brooklyn Museum Hires Stephanie Sparling Williams and Kimberli Gant – ARTnews.com

The Brooklyn Museum has made two major hires. Stephanie Sparling Williams will now be the institution’s curator of American art, beginning in December, and Kimberli Gant will be curator of modern and contemporary art, starting in January. The museum said that Sparling Williams will expand the museum’s holdings with a focus on Black, Indigenous, and women American artists. She was most recently an associate ...

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Jesse Williams Is Rapidly Building a Canon of African Diasporic Art – ARTnews.com

Before he ascended to the heights of Hollywood stardom as an actor and activist, Jesse Williams grew up in a household where art took center stage. His mother is an artist, and his wider family network included “boatbuilders, sculptors, painters, dancers,” he said. “I was surrounded by a lot of hands-on craftsmanship. Creativity was central to our home. We didn’t collect because we didn’t ...

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Peter Williams, Painter of Black America, Dies at 69 – ARTnews.com

Peter Williams, a genre-bending painter who explored the past and present of Black America through surreal narratives, has died at 69. Luis De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, which represents the artist, said that Williams passed away on August 16 following complications from a long illness. Williams’s prolific practice was guided by his strong moral and political convictions, and addressed issues from mass incarceration ...

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