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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...

Why The Best Antique Investment is Something You Love

Mary Claire Boyd, Fair Director of the Summer Art & Antiques Fair, passes on essential advice for investing in antiques. Investing in antiques can be rewarding and educational, but don’t expect an instant profit! Antiques are a medium- to long-term investment, but you will certainly enjoy living with them, and not many assets can make that claim. All antiques dealers will say, rightly, to buy what you love. But you can certainly follow a few...

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...

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...

Opera Gallery Exhibition Showcases the Best of Korean Art

Opera Gallery London is presenting a new exhibition titled Korean Art: Cultivating the Unexpected – a group show that brings together five leading Korean contemporary artists: Cho Sung-Hee, Chu Kwang-Young, Seo Young-Deok, Yoo Bong-Sang and Jae Ko. Through the artworks and their multiple narratives, the exhibition spaceis transformed into the world of Korean contemporary art with unexpected experiences. Korean Art: Cultivating the Unexpected explores the age of intensive industrialisation and mass reproduction with its impressive selection of unique and meticulously handcrafted artworks. The exhibition invites...

International Watercolour Masters 2022 Featuring David Poxon

Using skills he honed in his years working with the likes The Clash, AC/DC, Prince, Gary Numan on stage production, David Poxon is bringing artists from all over the world to headline at a festival of watercolour painting. Before he took up watercolours himself, David was a Band Manager for seminal heavy metal band, Saxon. Since swapping guitars and microphones for paint brushes, David has won many awards and accolades for the precision and craftsmanship...

LaCollection x British Museum Collaboration to Sell NFTs of Works by J.M.W. Turner

After the success of the recent Katsushika Hokusai release, which attracted to the platform an audience from over 120 countries, LaCollection and the British Museum’s next NFT collaboration will be drawn from a selection of 20 paintings by English painter J.M.W. Turner. Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) is perhaps the best-loved English Romantic artist. He became known as ‘the painter of light’, due to his increasing interest in brilliant colours as the main...

The Affordable Art Fair Set For Spring 2022 Return

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Affordable Art Fair is back this spring celebrating inspiring contemporary art with fairs in leafy Battersea Park (10 – 13 March 2022) and Hampstead Heath (5 – 8 May 2022). The up-coming fairs will have a brand-new programme of highlights to hero the joy of collecting art. On a mission since its foundation to democratise art for all, the fair’s visitors can choose from 100s...

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