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Magritte Painting Sets New European Record at Sotheby’s

A painting by René Magritte, L’empire des Lumières (1961) set a record for the highest price ever paid for a painting in GBP in Europe, as well as tripling the artist’s record, when it sold for £59,422,000 ($79.8 million) at Sotheby’s London. The Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction on March 2nd saw some remarkable sales successes, with the combined sales total soaring to £221.4 / $297.2 million, the highest total ever achieved in a single...

Banksy’s Former Agent Opens Eclectic Art and Homeware Store

British author, publisher and Banksy’s former agent Steve Lazarides has opened a physical expansion to his popular Laz Emporium online store in Soho, London. Serving as a shop and exhibition space, the new store supply’s a range of eclectic art merchandise spanning homeware, furniture, print editions, original works, collectibles, books and much more. Laz Emporium was launched online in 2020 as a follow up to Lazarides’ hugely successful Banksy Captured volumes. The two books featuring...

Banksy’s ‘Love is in the Bin’ Sells for a Record £18.6m at Sotheby’s

The world-renowned partially shredded Banksy artwork, Love is in the Bin, previously known as Girl with Balloon prior to the self-destruction, has sold for a record-breaking £18,582,000 at Sotheby’s in London on Thursday. The original piece had attracted attention from all across the world three years ago, when the artist went on to operate the shredding mechanism of the artwork after it went under the hammer for £1m in 2018. Love is In the Bin...

Extraordinary Objects On View in Cambridge

A new gallery in Cambridge, UK combines prehistoric antiquities with modern masterpieces. Introducing a new concept for art connoisseurs, collectors and the curious alike, a new gallery, Extraordinary Objects, has launched in Cambridge, UK, profiling a fascinating assembly of artwork, sculptures, antiquities and natural history objects. From a 68-million-year-old dinosaur skull, to Banksy sculptures, the Extraordinary Objects collection celebrates curiosity and adventure, displaying modern masterpieces alongside rare fossils and minerals. There is no specific genre...

Who Are the World’s Top Ten Highest Earning Artists?

Who Are the World’s Top Ten Highest Earning Artists? The prices these artists’ works sell for may be eye-watering, but how much of the money do they see and who are the highest earning artists? The works of the high rollers in the art world may be commanding eye-watering figures, but it is unlikely that the artists get a huge slice of the money in the headline-grabbing sales. The costs of their works may run...

Maddox Gallery: Jay Rutland’s Empire of the Arts

Maddox Gallery has established itself as an international force in contemporary arts. We asked Creative Director Jay Rutland for his insights into the market  Founded in 2015, Maddox Gallery has quickly established itself as an international powerhouse within the world of contemporary and modern art. With five locations in London, Gstaad and Los Angeles showcasing some of the most respected blue-chip, established and emerging artists, the galleries attract both seasoned and aspiring collectors looking to...

Banksy’s ‘Show Me The Monet’ Sells for $9.8m

Pseudonymous street artist Banksy’s 2005 work Show Me The Monet has sold for $9.8 million at Sotheby’s in London. The second most expensive Banksy piece the art world has seen at auction, the piece is a parody of Monet’s water lily paintings with added traffic cones and shopping trollies. Sotheby’s said the piece “presents a dialogue on the impact of the corporate world on our environment and the sacrifices made at the expense of so-called...

Banksy Loses Trademark Battle With Greeting Card Company

Graffiti artist Banksy has lost a legal battle over one of his most famous artworks with a greetings card company. The artwork, known as Flower Thrower, depicts a masked protester throwing a bouquet of flowers. It first appeared on a wall in Jerusalem in 2005, and was appropriated by a UK-based card company, Full Colour Black, for use on greetings cards. Banksy successfully applied for an EU trademark for the work in 2014, and in...

ARTCELS Announces Shares Release and Coronavirus Strategy

Following the launch and sell-out of its initial share offering, digital art investments platform ARTCELS now plans to release 400 additional shares on 8th April 2020, and during the coronavirus pandemic plans to create bespoke virtual art experiences to allow shareholders to enjoy their art assets from the safety of their homes. ARTCELS opened in London with ‘XXI’, the first ever asset-based contemporary art exhibition, which featured rare and unseen works by blue-chip artists like...

Banksy Exhibition Comes to London – Someone Tell Banksy

A ‘sort of’ Banksy exhibition, The Art of Banksy, is coming to London after visits to Melbourne, Tel Aviv, Auckland, Toronto, Miami, Gothenburg and Sydney (but not Berlin, where it was cancelled). Curated by Banksy’s former agent, Steve Lazarides, the exhibition is described as ‘not authorized by Banksy and not curated in collaboration with the artist’. See also: Banksy’s ‘Show Me The Monet’ Sells for $9.8m Opening on April 23rd 2020 at an as yet...

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