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Lost Erotic Drawings by Painter Duncan Grant Found Under a Bed

Hundreds of erotic drawings by Duncan Grant, one of Britain’s most famous mid-20th Century painters, have been rediscovered after being hidden away for 50 years. Duncan Grant was a household name in Britain between the wars, famous for portraits as well as landscapes paintings. He was a member of the Bloomsbury group of artists, writers and thinkers, and had a child with Vanessa Bell, the sister of writer Virginia Woolf. But he also had a string...

JD Malat Presents Ian Cumberland’s ‘Presence in Absence’

JD Malat Gallery is pleased to announce Presence in Absence, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Ian Cumberland, from 7th September to 5th October 2020. Born in Banbridge in 1983, Cumberland is best known for his hyperrealist portraits of isolated subjects in detailed interiors, exploring themes of mass media culture, surveillance and the notion of the human ‘self’ (image top of page: Ian Cumberland, Panopticon, 2019/20 Oil on linen, 100 x 180 cm).  Presence in...

Acclaimed South African Sculptor Deborah Bell Revisits Classic Works

Deborah Bell, one of South Africa’s most eminent and critically acclaimed artists, returns to London with an exhibition at Everard Read. Sentinels is a major exhibition of monumental sculptures and more than 30 new paintings created over the past two years. At the heart of the exhibition are eight towering, 2.5-metre-high sculptures, Sentinels (2020). Cast in bronze, their origins trace back to the series of nine sentinels the artist made in 2003. Those sentinels drew...

Ronnie Wood x Ashridge House Opens In Rock’n’Roll Style

Critically acclaimed artist, musician, song writer, and esteemed Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is exhibiting a huge selection of his works at Ashridge House in Hertfordshire from 21st-27th August. All proceeds from ticket sales go to the NHS. Ronnie Wood x Ashridge House sees Ronnie present a collection of over 100 original artworks including some of his most treasured paintings, a series of sculptures and a selection of etchings, within the extraordinary interiors of Ashridge...
Olga Lomaka’s Artistic Journey Through Time and Space

Art FocusOlga Lomaka’s Artistic Journey Through Time and Space

Remaining creative during the lockdown period, London-based Russian artist Olga Lomaka has also been keen to give back wherever possible, working with different charities and offering donations of her work to raise funds for much needed NHS support. She says: “The social distancing comes at a great price for both artists and audiences. Artists have been recording their interpretation of lockdown by producing work. We artists reflect on what is happening in the world through...
Art Car Boot Fair Goes Online

Art FocusArt Car Boot Fair Goes Online

In common with many other art events planned for the back half of this year, the Art Car Boot Fair has cancelled its live event in favour of an online version of the famously exuberant one-day event. The first ever Viral Art Car Boot Fair will take place exclusively online on Sunday 20th September at 12 – 6pm, with Gavin Turk, Polly Morgan, Marcus Harvey, Sara Pope, Helen Beard, Pam Hogg and Pure Evil joining...
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