Hull’s year as UK City of Culture is already off to a strong start, with January seeing the reopening of the Ferens Art Gallery and the launch of the new Humber Street Gallery with its first exhibition: COUM Transmissions. Since winning the title in 2013, the city has enjoyed a £1 billion boost in investment and unprecedented visitor numbers.
Reality: Modern and Contemporary British Painting is a new exhibition curated by artist Chris Stevens and organised by the Sainsbury Centre, the exhibition brings together more than 50 works celebrating the strength of British painting, with some of the best and most influential artists of the last 60 years. Major 20th-century artists are represented, such […]
The market continues to storm ahead, ravenous for great works by great artists. This sale – one of the most exciting London sales in a decade – provides plenty to feed that appetite, with definitive works by Bacon and Doig presenting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for collectors.” says; Alex Branczik, Head of Contemporary Art, London Next […]
A billion pound collection of modern masterpieces which has languished in a storeroom bunker under Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran may finally see the light of day, under changes in the new government’s policy. Paintings by Picasso, Miro, Calder, Bacon, Pollock, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Van Gogh and Monet have languished in a storeroom beneath […]
Damien Hirst is a Turner Prize winning artist. Despite his critical notoriety (much of it negative) he has managed to become one of the top selling artists in the world, with an estimated fortune of over £300m. He is an artist known for his installation art, paintings and sculpture. His subject matter often depicts images […]
Oh what a crazy week for contemporary and modern art at auction: Despite a lot of hot air in the art press over the last few days, with speculation of whether the art market bubble (or balloon in some cases) was about to burst, the climate has again proven the sceptics to be wrong, with […]
Justin Mortimer’s paintings reverberate with a fore-knowledge of Baconian flesh and torpor, and that quintessential Freudian cogency and mass that forever changed the idealistic template of the figure in painting into an expression of a post God mortality. For both twentieth century artist’s a delicious glut of adjectives are to be found, as there are […]