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On Monday 12th April 2021, to celebrate non-essential retail opening in the UK, London’s iconic Oxford Street will be transformed into a futuristic work of art by world-renowned light sculptor Anthony James. James’ brand-new mesmerising LED artwork Constellations will be installed across 36 digital canvases over three stories, using 33 million LED lightbulbs that will wrap around the exterior of Flannels Flagship store on Oxford Street in a powerful light display. Constellations will be the...

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Painter Sara Sherwood gave up a career in the City of London to become a full-time artist in 2005. But the city still influences her work, which includes large-scale oil-on-canvas cityscapes full of light and inspiration. We asked her about her process and the state of the art market. What brought you to painting, and what do you get from it? I loved art at school and one of the teachers really helped me express...

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JD Malat Gallery is pleased to announce Presence in Absence, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Ian Cumberland, from 7th September to 5th October 2020. Born in Banbridge in 1983, Cumberland is best known for his hyperrealist portraits of isolated subjects in detailed interiors, exploring themes of mass media culture, surveillance and the notion of the human ‘self’ (image top of page: Ian Cumberland, Panopticon, 2019/20 Oil on linen, 100 x 180 cm).  Presence in...

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To mark the gradual reopening of the art scene post lockdown, Kensington + Chelsea Art Week will celebrate the festival’s third anniversary by offering a ‘sneak peek’ into contemporary artists’ studios and their favourite spots in West London by delivering short 360-degree films about their practice. Open Doors 360 is a series of short, immersive 360-degree interviews with artists living or working in West London and taking part in KCAW20. Produced by Maya Sanbar of...

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This year’s London Design Fair, due to take place at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch on 17th-20th September, has been cancelled. Dates for 2021 will be announced in due course. While this isn’t the first art event to be cancelled or postponed due to the widespread disruption caused by the Coronavirus epidemic, it’s an indication of how long into the year the effects are likely to last. Nearly 70 percent of the event’s exhibitors...

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The London Classic Car Show is currently (February 21st 2020) in full swing at Olympia. At the Preview Evening for the event which runs from 20th-23rd February, motorsport great Bruce McLaren was honoured with the show’s Icon Award, which was presented to Jonathan Neale, Chief Operating Officer of the McLaren Technology Group, while a tribute feature of Bruce McLaren’s cars and personal items is spearheaded by the McLaren Senna GTR. “On behalf of the 4,000...

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A new exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s ceramics opens in March 2020 at Huxley-Parlour Gallery. It is the first time the artist’s ceramics will be exhibited as a solo show in a commercial gallery in London. Pablo Picasso’s ceramic works have generated significant interest in recent years. With subjects varying from Greek mythological figures, animals, faces and even scenes of the Spanish corrida, his pieces are united by an accessible and playful aesthetic that carries the...

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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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Over £70 million worth of cars will be for sale at The London Classic Car Show at Olympia from 20th-23rd February. Highlights include an Aston Martin DB4GT, a low mileage Ferrari 512 BBi and a  Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder. The weekend of 20-23 February 2020 will see over £70 million worth of classic cars from some of the world’s most prestigious marques all gathered under one roof at this year’s London Classic Car Show....

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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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