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“The Space of Variations” Exhibition Opens in Los Angeles

NFT-driven agency ART IS and Pilar Zeta welcomed VIP attendees to The Space of Variations solo exhibition on Saturday, May 14, at the Praz Delavallade Gallery in L.A.  Presented and produced by ART IS, The Space of Variations marks Pilar Zeta’s first solo exhibition in the United States, following the success of her recent large-scale immersive artwork – Hall of Visions – commissioned by Faena Art in Miami Beach during Art Basel 2021. The Argentinean artist and Creative Director has manifested her aesthetic in numerous...

Mayfair Art Weekend Announces Artists, Galleries and Exhibitions for 2022

Mayfair Art Weekend is an annual celebration of London’s internationally renowned gallery district, bringing together Mayfair’s leading galleries for a weekend showcasing the best in contemporary art. Thirty of the UK’s leading galleries will present modern and contemporary painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, installation, performance, talks and events, all completely free, across one weekend in June. From Friday 24th – Sunday 26th June 2022, visitors can expect to see a diverse range of artists and exhibitions staged by regular...

London’s Cockpit Summer Festival Returns For Two Weekends

London’s Cockpit Summer Festival is set to return across two weekends – 10th-12th June in Bloomsbury and 17th-19th June in Deptford, showcasing a prestigious line up of old and new makers, artists and focus on sustainable living. Celebrating all things craft and making, the Cockpit Summer Festival is the go-to destination for investing in sustainable, artisanal objects, jewellery, furniture and much more. 2022 marks the Year of Glass in the crafts calendar and Cockpit is...

World-Renowned Warhol Marilyn Monroe Portrait Sells For Record $195m at Auction

Andy Warhol’s famous painting of Marilyn Monroe sold for $195m at auction, making it the most expensive piece of artwork by a US artist ever and the most expensive piece of 20th Century art ever sold. The 1964 silk-screen portrait of the American actress, titled Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, is one of several paintings Warhol made of Monroe following her death due to a barbiturate overdose in 1962, and has since become one of the...

British Triumph in This Year’s Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award

The Jury of the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia has revealed that the Golden Lion Award has gone to Great Britain for Feeling Her Way, a multimedia installation depicting a chorus of black female voices divided by tessellating wallpaper and golden 3D geometric structures. The piece focuses on the vocal performances of five black female musicians: Errollyn Walle, Jacqui Dankworth, Poppy Ajudha, Sofia Jernberg, and Tanita Tikaram. When explaining the installation, the...

Artscapy and Dalí Universe Launch NFT Artworks

Art tech startup Artscapy in collaboration with the Dalí Universe has announced an exclusive NFT release of works by world renowned surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. The launch of the first collection of NFTs coincides with the exhibition of Dalí artworks, Spellbound – Scenografia di un Sogno (Scenography of a Dream), in Naples at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Alla Pietrasanta on 13th April 2022. Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) was one of the most famous surrealist...

Sony World Photography Awards 2002 Announces Winners

The World Photography Organisation has announced the overall winners in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2022. Adam Ferguson (Australia) has won the Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony digital imaging kit. Also announced are the ten category winners alongside 2nd and 3rd place of the Professional competition as well as overall winners of the Open, Student and Youth competitions. Winners are revealed in a...

London Art Fair Reveals Talks Programme on New Dates

London Art Fair organisers have released further details for the Fair, which was originally planned for January, and is now returning to the capital from Wednesday 20th April to Sunday 24th April. The fair will highlight a selection of the best galleries from the UK and beyond and will offer both seasoned and aspiring collectors a diverse presentation of modern and contemporary art, alongside curated displays, and an inspiring programme of talks, panel discussions and...

Art Brussels 2022 Reveals Content for 38th Edition

Now in its 38th edition, Art Brussels – one of Europe’s oldest and most established art fairs – discloses details of presentations by 157 galleries from 26 countries. With a strong and international line up and a mix of established and emerging talent as well as artists to rediscover, Art Brussels maintains its reputation as a place for discovery. It presents the best of the contemporary gallery scene, showcasing close to 1,000 artists as part...

Mayfair Art Weekend to Return for Ninth Edition

Mayfair Art Weekend, the annual celebration of the world’s internationally renowned gallery district, is set to return this summer from Friday 24th-Sunday 26th June. Inviting audiences to explore exceptional art in galleries and artist studios, the event will also find public art across Mayfair for a whole month as part of the Mayfair Sculpture Trail, a Mayfair Art Weekend collaboration with Art in Mayfair from 20th June – 31st July. Since 2014, independent galleries across Mayfair have united for Mayfair Art...

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