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Upcoming Auction by Sotheby’s Features Masterpieces from Sudanese Artists

On April 2nd 2019, Sotheby’s is launching a Modern and Contemporary African Art auction to exhibit masterpieces by renowned Sudanese artists. The line up will include artwork from Ibrahim El Salahi and Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq, who helped found the Khartoum School in Sudan, alongside artwork from Salah Elmur and Hussein Shariffe. Formed in 1960, The Khartoum School was a modernist art movement formed to simulate the changing face of the newly independent Sudan, from Anglo-Egyptian...

British Museum announces biggest UK exhibition of Edvard Munch prints in 45 years

The British Museum has announced the biggest UK exhibition of Edvard Munch prints in 45 years. Edvard Munch: Love and Angst runs from 11th April – 21st July 2019 at the Sir Joseph Hotung Exhibition Gallery. Supported by AKO Foundation, the British Museum will present a major new exhibition on the work of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944). Edvard Munch: Love and Angst will focus on Munch’s remarkable and experimental prints – an art form which...

Phillips’ Auction of Iconic Photographs and 20th Century Masters

The Phillips Photographic auction, occurring on the 4th of April at 450 Park Avenue, New York, will be exhibiting and selling a multitude of prints from different genres across the 20th Century. A viewing of the auction will be held from the 27th of March to the 3rd of April. The auction will be led by a rare, exhibition-sized printing of the 1981, Sie Kommen, Paris (Dressed Naked) by Helmut Newton and a distinctive large-scale...

Sixtieth Anniversary of the Iconic Mini Celebrated in Pop Art Prints by Gary O’Neil

The Mini, one of the most popular British cars ever built with 1.5m sold, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019. To mark the occasion, Birmingham-born artist Gary O’Neil has produced a series of prints in the pop-art style appropriate to the Mini’s 1960s origins. The original Mini ranked fourth in a poll of British design icons organised by the BBC and the Design Museum; it has had starring roles in films like The Italian Job,...
Artist Adam Shehada Fundraises For UK Tour of Hyperrealist Artwork on Life in Gaza

Art FocusArtist Adam Shehada Fundraises For UK Tour of Hyperrealist Artwork on Life in Gaza

Hyperrealist artist Adam Shehada, born in Gaza, is appealing for funds for a UK tour for his exhibition Inextinguishable Suns. Shehada adopted a hyperrealistic style for his pencil drawings in Summer 2015 as a means to authentically capture and represent the violence he was surrounded by in Gaza. Following a successful exhibition in the French Institute in Gaza, Shehada has received invitations to exhibit at the House of Commons and elsewhere in the UK and is...
German Expressionist Works From Major Art Collection That Survived Nazi Purge Go to Auction

Art FocusGerman 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...
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