19 September 2016

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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 […]

12 January 2016

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Pablo Picasso’s Granddaughter Marina Sells Off The Family Jewels

An extraordinary group of Pablo Picasso’s multi-faceted œuvre from the collection of the artist’s Granddaughter, Marina Picasso will go under the hammer in early February. It will offer an intimate glimpse into Picasso’s private world. The scope of the selection presented  is truly remarkable, spanning every decade of the artist’s career and covering an eclectic variety of subjects and media. Picasso’s command over […]

23 March 2015

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Heath Robinson Collection Saved For The Nation By Generous Grants

Over 410 works by the British illustrator William Heath Robinson have been saved for the nation by grants of £300,000. The collection, which includes many of his trademark WW1 and World War Two cartoons, was offered for sale in 2011. This development alleviates fears that the collection was going to be split up.  The William Heath Robinson Trust (WHRT) will now […]

19 November 2014

Victorian Obsession: New Leighton House Pre-Raphaelite Exhibition Infused With Decadence

A Victorian Obsession, offers a rare opportunity to see paintings by famous as well as lesser known Pre-Raphaelites, in one of their natural habitats: Lord Leighton’s exquisite and opulent former live-in-work space, a mansion which was turned into the Leighton House Museum soon after his death. Some of the paintings on display were actually produced […]

4 October 2014

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Poor old Turner…

Poor old Turner. When he died in 1851, he bequeathed over 300 paintings and 30,000 sketches to the nation, with the proviso that they should all be housed in one special building. Thanks to his family and other vested interests, his wishes were totally ignored and the collection, which is worth at least £1bn, was […]