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From 30th January to 2nd February 2020, the second Connect Art Fair comes to the Mall Galleries, St James, London, with a special ‘London Calling’ exhibition focusing on the famous London art schools, London artists and of course works featuring famous landmarks, as well as everyday London life. Connect – The Independent Art Fair is a new art fair, run by art dealers, bringing exhibitors and art buyers together in a fresh, informed, and vital...

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Art Paris has announced its 22nd edition as it returns to the Grand Palais from April 2nd-5th, 2020. In the 20 years since its founding, Art Paris has established itself as Paris’s major spring fair for modern and contemporary art, bringing together more than 150 galleries from over 20 countries. From the post-war to the contemporary period, Art Paris is a place for discovery, placing special emphasis on the European scene, whilst exploring the new...

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London Art Fair’s programme of daily talks, tours and workshops provide a timely review of the art market today, trends and topics emerging within the contemporary art scene, tips on building your art collection, artist’s talks and more; presenting the perfect setting for both the experienced collector and new art-world enthusiast. These events are free to attend for all visitors to the Fair. WEDNESDAY 22 JANUARY 2020 – TALKS 10.30am – 11.45am Building a collection:...

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An annual showcase of contemporary work, Goldsmiths’ Fair is a highlight of the jewellery calendar. Arts & Collections visited the Autumn event to meet the artists collectors won’t want to miss  ‘Personality is stronger in British silver than anywhere else in the world,’ said Graham Hughes, Art Director of the Goldsmiths’ Company from 1951-81. This sentiment was on full display in the striking silhouettes present at this year’s annual Goldsmiths’ Fair, a showcase that brings...

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We expect certain artists to sell for millions at auction, but would we ever have thought that a vandal would become one of the biggest names in contemporary art?  The pseudonymous artist known as Banksy has disrupted the art market yet again, with the recent sale at Sotheby’s of the painting Devolved Parliament (which depicts MPs as chimps in the House of Commons) for £9.9 million, five times its estimate.  It was a world record...

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An art work by Maurizio Catellan on display at Art Basel Miami Beach, consisting of a banana duct-taped to a wall, was removed and eaten by a performance artist on Saturday November 7th. The work, Comedian,  was valued at $120,000 – performer David Datuna described it as ‘delicious’. The artwork comprised a banana bought in a Miami grocery store, and a single piece of duct tape, and the gallery behind the sale, Galerie Perrotin, said...

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Ronnie Wood, best known as guitarist for the Rolling Stones, is opening a popup exhibition at Carousel, 71 Blandford Street, London to showcase his artwork. Opening on the 13th December, The Ronnie Wood Collection will give visitors the chance to see some of his best-loved paintings and never before seen works, as well as a series of limited edition signed prints. See Also: Keith Flint Auction ‘Surpasses Expectations and Raises £347k  “I’m always looking for...

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London-based ‘hybrid store’ COS, which showcases both fashion and art, has announced its latest line-up of installations by young artists including Studio Mieke Meijer, Charlotte Taylor, Haar East and Cody Cobb. The exhibition at the historic Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross location is on until Spring 2020. Works include a light installation from Studio Mieke Meijer, The Space Frames, which explores physical and visual lightness, balance and stability. The new collection includes a unique array...

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The Art Car Boot Fair returns to The Workshop in Vauxhall on December 1st 2019 for a one-off festive flash sale. A line-up of celebrated artists will create unique artworks that they will sell in person on the day at bargain prices. Prêt-à-Accrocher, the Art Car Boot Fair’s “Ready to Hang” Edition, promises to be an afternoon of feverish art buying, and the perfect opportunity to get special Christmas gift bargains. There will also be...

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The exhibitors for the London Art Fair 2020 have been announced. The fair runs from the 22nd to 26th January 2020 for its 32nd edition, at the Islington Business Design Centre. Platforms within the fair will provide an opportunity for emerging new generation artists, as well as providing a stage for modern forms of art. Over 110 galleries will be participating, including Art Blue Studio from Singapore, Art Mur from Canada, Cork Printmakers from Ireland...

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