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Coco Dávez Exhibition Brings Pop Art Celebrity Images to London’s Maddox Gallery

Maddox Gallery is presenting an exhibition of paintings by Coco Dávez, in her first solo exhibition in the UK. Coco Dávez is the alter-ego of Valeria Palmeiro (Madrid, 1989). Self-taught and interested in utilising different artistic mediums such as photography, fashion illustration and painting, Dávez began her career in London in 2010 whilst working as an illustrator for Spanish newspaper El Mundo. Quickly recognised for her vibrant, identifiable style, Dávez has since collaborated with a...

Sony International Photography Awards 2019 Winners Exhibited in London

The winners of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards are currently on exhibition at Somerset House, London. More than 800 photographs including shortlisted and winning image are on show until  May 6th. Winning and shortlisted images from the Award’s four competitions Professional, Open, Youth and Student, will be spread across the East and West Wing galleries of the venue. A unique curation of images by the Awards’ 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient Nadav Kander...

Jacqueline Roque: The Mystery Behind Picasso’s Final Muse

It was at the Madoura Pottery Plant in Vallouris, France that Jacqueline Roque first met an ageing Pablo Picasso. He was quickly became charmed by her, to the point where he would deliver a rose to her every day, until she eventually agreed to be his companion. Their relationship is allegorised through Picasso’s 1962 painting, Femme Au Chien. At an astonishing, estimated 633 x 511 inches, the colossal oil painting emphasises the profound impact Jacqueline...

Opera Gallery Launches Spaziale in Celebration of Italian Spatialism

Focalising on the art movement of Spatialism, Opera Gallery will be launching the exhibition Spaziale, featuring some of Italy’s most renowned artists of the twentieth century, including Lucio Fontana, Agostino Bonalumi and Enrico Castellani. The exhibition will open from the 17th to the 29th of May 2019. Other key names of the aesthetic movement being represented by Opera Gallery are Marcello Lo Giudice, Pino Manos, Turi Simeti, Fabrizio Plessi and Umberto Mariani. Created in partnership...
World Art Day: Round Up of The Most Globally Celebrated Artists

Art FocusArt TrendsWorld Art Day: Round Up of The Most Globally Celebrated Artists

First held by the International Art Association on April 15th 2012 in accordance with Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, World Art Day is a testament to the different displays of artistic talents across the fine arts. Art as Oscar Wilde describes it is the ‘most intense mode of individualism that the world has known’ and thus for this World Art Day, we have compiled our round up of internationally acclaimed artists. With celebrations occurring across the...
Sotheby’s Fourth Sale of Contemporary African Art Tops £2.3 Million

Art FocusSotheby’s Fourth Sale of Contemporary African Art Tops £2.3 Million

On Tuesday April 2nd, Sotheby’s fourth sale of Modern and Contemporary African Art in London amassed £2,316,625 / $3,023,196 (pre-sale estimate: £1.5-2.2 million / $2-2.9 million), creating new auction records for 11 artists in this category. El Anatsui, a contemporary Ghanaian artist, led the sale with his metallic aluminium bottle cap tapestry titled Zebra Crossing 2, achieving £1.1 million / $1.4 million (est. £550,000-750,000); the competitive bidding for the shimmering tapestry realised the third highest price...
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