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Mary Ronayne explores the joys of life in Fool’s Paradise at HOFA Galleryin her autumn exhibition from 16th-29th September 2021. The contemporary Irish figurative painter and multimedia artist known for her whimsical portraits unveils new, large-scale artworks in her London solo show. In this show, Mary elevates comedy, wit, and fun to a level of purpose never before seen in her work, paving the way for farcical elements like melting faces and candy pop colours...

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The jury for the UK’s largest international contemporary art prize Artes Mundi has unanimously decided to award the prize to all six artists shortlisted this year, in recognition of this time of exceptional social and economic upheaval and to acknowledge the outstanding quality of their individual practices, and the powerfully relevant work that has been either been newly created or reconfigured especially for the exhibition. Artists Firelei Báez (Dominican Republic), Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa),...

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Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery of London shows SAN: CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE AFRICAN BUSHMEN from 5th June – 3rd July 2021. This is a major survey show of one of the most exciting, yet least known, movements in contemporary art: a non-Western tradition at once ancient and modern, immediate and other. (Image top of page – Coixe Bob, Rainbird, c2000, coloured linocut, 42 x 46 cm, edition of 110) The culture of the Bushmen, or...

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The UK’s largest international contemporary art prize Artes Mundi 9 will open virtually (with guided video walkthroughs of each artist’s presentation) on Monday 15th March 2021 ahead of its physical exhibition in April. The Artes Mundi 9 winner of the £40,000 prize will be announced digitally on Thursday 15th April 2021. Due to the continuing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK’s largest international contemporary art prize Artes Mundi 9 will now open virtually...

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Auction house Christie’s has announced plans to change its structure to “reflecting evolving market demand and the collecting habits of clients” Its Impressionist and Modern department will be merged with the Postwar and Contemporary department in a new hybrid sector called “20/21,” or “20th and 21st Century Art.” The decision is seen as a sign that auction houses are being forced to make changes to reflect the current state of the market both in terms...

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London Art Fair 2020 at the Business Design Centre in Islington concluded its 32nd edition on Sunday 26 January, reporting robust sales and an overall attendance of 23,000 visitors. Confidence in both modern and contemporary art was evident as the Fair opened with a Preview Evening on Tuesday 21 January, where collectors, institutions and art enthusiasts enjoyed a first look at presentations by 129 galleries from 14 different countries. Sarah Monk, Director of London Art...

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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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As we usher in a new year, international auction house Sotheby’s has previewed 20 sales to look for in the first quarter of 2020. 1. RM Sotheby’s: Arizona, Phoenix, 16th–17th January Kicking off the collector car auction season, RM Sotheby’s returns to the stunning grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, 16th–17th January, for its 21st annual Arizona sale. The auction will feature sub-$100,000 collectible cars, as well as sports and GT...

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London Art Fair returns to Islington Business Design Centre from 22nd-26th January 2020, bringing museum-quality modern and contemporary art to the capital. The Fair connects the best galleries from around the world with seasoned and aspiring collectors looking to acquire exceptional works, from both internationally renowned artists and emerging artists breaking new ground. The Fair also provides expert insight into the contemporary art market through its talks, tours, screening programme and critically-acclaimed curated sections, including...

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