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Art dealer Victoria Miro, who received an OBE, or Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Photo: Thierry Bal.

UK New Year Honors Awarded to Artists and Arts Professionals

Gareth Harris of the Art Newspaper reports that several British art world figures have been awarded UK New Year Honors. Sculptor Richard Long, who has been “in the vanguard of conceptual and land art in Britain since he created A Line Made by Walking [1967],” according to a statement from Lisson Gallery, received a knighthood.

Alexandra Shulman, the former editor of British Vogue; Martin Green, the chief executive and director of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017; Jane Hamlyn, director of London’s Frith Street Gallery; Veronica Wadley, chair of Arts Council London; and Ben Thomson, the former chair of trustees at the National Galleries of Scotland, all received a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE.

The OBE, or Officer of the Order of the British Empire, was given to Edward Harley, the former president of the Historic Houses Association; Francesca Hegyi, the executive director of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017; art dealer Victoria Miro; Deborah Lamb, the deputy director of Historic England; and Fiona Bradley, director of the Fruitmarket Gallery. Melvyn Bragg, an arts broadcaster, was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor.

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