Art Focus

Jerkface Comes to London

He’s one of the most controversial and collectable artists in the world – as his work comes to the Maddox Gallery, London, we ask – who is Jerkface? New York based street artist, Jerkface may operate anonymously under a moniker that is as witty as it is elusive, but he’s become one of the most collectable contemporary artists in the world. His latest body of work, Villainy, a solo exhibition at the Maddox Gallery London,...

Extraordinary Objects On View in Cambridge

A new gallery in Cambridge, UK combines prehistoric antiquities with modern masterpieces. Introducing a new concept for art connoisseurs, collectors and the curious alike, a new gallery, Extraordinary Objects, has launched in Cambridge, UK, profiling a fascinating assembly of artwork, sculptures, antiquities and natural history objects. From a 68-million-year-old dinosaur skull, to Banksy sculptures, the Extraordinary Objects collection celebrates curiosity and adventure, displaying modern masterpieces alongside rare fossils and minerals. There is no specific genre...

Lily Lewis’ ‘Safe Places’ Portrays the Reality Behind Perfection

Painter Lily Lewis’ exhibition Safe Places aims to raise awareness for domestic abuse victims. (Top of page, Lily Lewis with Unknown 9.) In partnership with Petersham Nurseries and UK charity, Refuge, the artist’s new collection shines a light on the complicated and often silent suffering of domestic abuse victims, cases of which have risen by over 61% in 2020 over lockdown. Running from June to July 2021 at The Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden, the...

Artes Mundi Awards Prize to All Six Shortlisted Artists

The jury for the UK’s largest international contemporary art prize Artes Mundi has unanimously decided to award the prize to all six artists shortlisted this year, in recognition of this time of exceptional social and economic upheaval and to acknowledge the outstanding quality of their individual practices, and the powerfully relevant work that has been either been newly created or reconfigured especially for the exhibition. Artists Firelei Báez (Dominican Republic), Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa),...
The Most Valuable Work Of Art Ever Sold in Scotland

Art FocusThe Most Valuable Work Of Art Ever Sold in Scotland

A spectacular week of auctions at Lyon & Turnbull culminated in the sale of the most valuable work of art ever sold in Scotland. The Five Centuries sale in Edinburgh on May 20th included a previously unrecorded 14th century French gothic casket (seen above) that came for sale from Tornaveen House in Aberdeenshire, where it had been for four centuries. In ten minutes of bidding drama across multiple phone lines, the price began at £50,000...
Timothy Spall Comes Out of the Storm at Pontone Gallery

Art FocusTimothy Spall Comes Out of the Storm at Pontone Gallery

As an actor, Timothy Spall needs little introduction, but since his thorough preparation for his award-winning role as Samuel Turner in the Mike Leigh film Mr Turner in 2014, Spall has made his own foray into painting. His experience provided the spark and confidence to set himself a rigorous and public challenge of an exhibition, Out of the Storm, to be held at Pontone Gallery in London from 18th June to 18th July. Mounting such...
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