19 September 2016


Brian Sewell Collection Out Of Touch With The Art Of His Time

There’s just time to see the collection of the late Brian Sewell, coming up for auction at Christie’s saleroom in London on 27th September. It will be on view from 24h September. Christie’s, once Sewell’s employers, are making quite a big deal out of the event, with Noel Annesley, Christie’s current chairman, gushing that Sewell’s “passion for art is reflected in […]

3 June 2016


Brian Sewell’s Art Collection To Go Under The Hammer At Christie’s

Christie’s London has announced a sale devoted to Brian Sewell: Critic & Collector. The auction will take place at Christie’s on 27 September 2016. Brian Sewell (1931-2015), the renowned and controversial art critic, award-winning journalist and author, worked at Christie’s as an auction house picture expert for almost nine years, between 1958 and 1967, having graduated in Art History […]

22 September 2015


How Artbytch Met Brian Sewell: Almost A Pastiche Of Himself

I met Brian Sewell only once while a student at the Courtauld Institute. As a fellow alumnus, he was attending a special event for alumni aged eighty or more. Stitching on a pleasant smile and wishing him an excellent visit, he quipped in response that the event was for the few people “who aren’t already […]

21 September 2015


Brian Sewell – Waspishly Undistorted By Political Correctitudes

Brian Sewell, the notorious British art critic, was a showman. He knew exactly how to play the part of critic. Stimulating, extreme in opinion, and extremely amusing. Sewell revelled in his own eccentricity, sharing his often outrageous opinions in the belief that others wished to do so but were lacking in honesty. He also believed […]

19 September 2015


Brian Sewell Art Critic And Broadcaster Dies Age 84

The British Art critic Brian Sewell has died aged 84. Mr Sewell who was considered an expert on the French artist Poussin was the art critic for the London Evening Standard newspaper over a 30 year period. He was always outspoken with controversial views on modern and contemporary art. Born on the 15 July 1931, he credited his mother […]