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Turkey’s leading art fair, Contemporary Istanbul has announced the 56 galleries and non-profit organisations taking part in the 16th edition of the art fair. The fair will occur at a new location – Tersane Istanbul – from 7th-10th October and will introduce contemporary art to one of the most significant heritage sites in Istanbul. This is after a major regeneration project to breathe new life into the historic Halic Shipyard and the Golden Horn District....

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Running a gallery in these uncertain times is a challenge – even more so opening a new one. Arts & Collections talked to Serena Dunn of Grove Square Galleries about the gallery’s approach (Image top of page – Marc Standing, Primordial Instinct) Opening in October 2020 with an inaugural show of work by painter Christopher Kieling, Grove Square Galleries in London’s exclusive Fitzrovia offers emerging and established collectors an avenue for exploration and discovery. Merging...

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Zoobs Ansari’s first major London retrospective, Insanity Fair is at Elephant West, White City from 13th March – 9th April 2020. The exhibition will explore the timely topic of contemporary society’s preoccupation with physical perfection, popular culture, and celebrity. Zoobs Ansari works across multiple media ranging from video and photography to collage and painting, creating striking portraits of celebrities and figures from the world of fashion and music, including John Lennon, Amy Whitehouse, and David...

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The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) holds its 303rd exhibition from the 19th to the 29th February 2020 at the Mall Galleries London, and Arts & Collections readers can get free tickets for two, saving £10 on the standard price. The RBA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of skill, concept and draughtsmanship in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. The exhibition is sourced from member artists and through open submission, to bring together...

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Box galleries in Chelsea is the go-to London destination for contemporary art collectors. Arts & Collections asks owner Emma Moir for her unique take on the market  Since its foundation in 2012, Box Galleries has become a reliable source of recognised investment artwork, as well as works by emerging talents in the contemporary art scene.  Emma Moir, owner of the King’s Road, Chelsea gallery, has built up an impeccable reputation for having access to artwork...

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All four artists shortlisted for the 2019 Turner Prize have been named joint winners after they collectively argued that the judges should recognise the causes of “commonality, multiplicity and solidarity”. The award ceremony in Margate on Tuesday 3rd December made history as Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani were named the collective winners after they jointly wrote to the judges. Helen Cammock read out a joint statement on stage. The artists,...

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As we reported in February, over 150 works from the private art collection of George Michael are to be auctioned by Christie’s in London, online from 8th March to 15th March, and in a special evening auction on March 14th.  George Michael, who died suddenly on Christmas Day in 2016, was a keen visitor to galleries and artist’s studios, where he developed friendships with many of the Young British Art Movement (YBA) artists whose work...

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Over 200 works from the private art collection of George Michael are to be auctioned by Christie’s in London this March. The proceeds will help to continue the singer-songwriter’s philanthropic work.  The late George Michael, who died suddenly on Christmas Day in 2016, was a keen visitor to galleries and artist’s studios, where he developed friendships with many of the Young British Art Movement (YBA) artists whose work he admired deeply. His impressive collection represents...

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Over 140 artists will take over the iconic Truman Brewery for the 34th edition of The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art. With an exciting new programme of events including guest exhibitions, site-specific installations, engaging workshops and curated projects addressing the fair’s global 2019 Greener Future theme, the fair offers a dynamic and immersive presentation of some of the most exciting and adventurous emerging artists from around the world. Overseen by The Other Art...

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Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction concluded in New York with an increase of 16.9 percent over the same sale in 2017. The auction was led by Gerhard Richter’s extraordinary Abstraktes Bild (1987)—which sold for $32 million. Measuring over 100 inches in both height and weight, only five of the 18 works from this period in Richter’s career remain in private hands. After the contemporary art auction on 14 November, Sotheby’s now holds the top five...

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