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German Expressionist Works From Major Art Collection That Survived Nazi Purge Go to Auction

Swann Auction Galleries of Manhattan is to offer 160 works rescued by the family of Ismar Littmann as they left Poland for the United States in 1934. The major selection of German Expressionist works from one of the movement’s most important collections will be sold at auction on March 5. The extraordinary gathering of 160 prints, paintings and drawings in the New York auction house’s 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings sale features significant...

Luton Hoo Hotel Announces 2019 Artist in Residence Programme with Tim Scott Bolton

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, has announced details of its artist-in-residence programme, taking place throughout 2019. The historic five-star hotel on the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border will host four events, from March to October, with renowned landscape artist Tim Scott Bolton. The events will explore Tim’s Capability Brown-style landscape drawings in the 1,065 acre Brown-landscaped gardens of Luton Hoo, with a special insight into the historical context and artistic appreciation of the 18th century garden architect....

Christie’s to Auction George Michael’s Art Collection

Over 200 works from the private art collection of George Michael are to be auctioned by Christie’s in London this March. The proceeds will help to continue the singer-songwriter’s philanthropic work.  The late George Michael, who died suddenly on Christmas Day in 2016, was a keen visitor to galleries and artist’s studios, where he developed friendships with many of the Young British Art Movement (YBA) artists whose work he admired deeply. His impressive collection represents...

Acclaimed Spanish Artist Lita Cabellut to Exhibit at Opera Gallery London

Opera Gallery London has announced its show Transformation by one of Spain’s most acclaimed artists, Lita Cabellut. With works owned by celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Gordon Ramsay, Cabellut is the third highest selling artist in her home country, and has works exhibited around the world. Cabellut’s work is largely inspired by her backstory. The artist’s mother ran a brothel on the outskirts of Barcelona, and after Cabellut’s mother passed away when...
Sotheby’s offers groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence artwork at auction for the first time

Art FocusSotheby’s offers groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence artwork at auction for the first time

Heralding the latest development in the rapidly emerging field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) art, Sotheby’s will offer the first self-contained, generative work of Artificial Intelligence ever to appear on the market, as part of the Contemporary Art Day Auction in London on March 6. Titled Memories of Passersby I, Mario Klingemann’s groundbreaking installation comprises a wooden console table which hosts an AI computer ‘brain’, and two framed screens upon which the machine’s output – disquieting...
London Art Fair 2019 showcases exceptional contemporary and modern art

Art FocusModern CollectablesLondon Art Fair 2019 showcases exceptional contemporary and modern art

Held at the Islington Business Design Centre last week, the 31st London Art Fair showcased exceptional modern and contemporary art from all over the UK and beyond. An opportunity to engage with new art, to view and buy the works of upcoming artists and to learn about the art world, the Fair attracted 20,000 international visitors and over 130 leading galleries from 16 countries in its run from 16-20 January. Sarah Monk, Director of the...
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