28 February 2013

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Art13 Takes On New York In A Daring Bid To Preempt Armory Week

Art13 London opened its doors to VIPs and the press last night in what suceeded to be the city’s most up to date global contemporary art fair. Art13 has launched this brand new event a week prior to New Yorks Armory Week, making a brave challenge to New York’s March supremacy. The fair is the […]

10 January 2013

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Sotheby’s Reports Astounding $1.25 billion Results For Contemporary Art

Sotheby’s, the international auction house have reported their third most successful year ever for global auctions and a new record for Contemporary Art (2012), which totalled $1.25 billion and saw a new record set for the work of any living artist. The company is now preparing for its February Evening Auction of Contemporary Art. The […]

10 November 2012

Hoxton And Shoreditch Contemporary Art Reviews – November 2012

The air is getting crisper, the days are getting shorter, but it’s not quite winter yet.  This weekend I was able to enjoy the remaining sunshine with a stroll through Shoreditch and Hoxton to check out some art.  Setting out with a cozy scarf and a hand-drawn map (smart phones and GPS are too complicated […]

13 August 2012

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Berlin Art Week Presents New Highlights In September

The second week in September, from (11 – 16  2012) becomes a new highlight of the European art calendar as the Berlin Art Week provides art with a new face. Berlin Art Week seeks to underscore the importance of the city as a centre for contemporary art with a platform that presents Berlin’s artists, galleries, […]

1 April 2012

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Why The Qatar Royals Rule The Contemporary Art World

With money to burn who can compete with this family’s ambition to create the 21st centuries greatest art collection? In the last half century, the Qatari royal family has become a formidable force in the art world. In 2007 they bought Hirst’s Lullaby Spring pill cabinet for almost £9.65m – then the highest price ever […]

3 February 2012

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India’s First International Contemporary Art Festival

Kochi‐Muziris Biennale 2012 to celebrate India’s rich cultural heritage and to showcase the best in international contemporary art This year, India is set to host its first ever festival of international contemporary visual arts, the Kochi‐Muziris Biennale – a not‐for-profit enterprise that will take place in Kerala within the city of Kochi and Muziris. Co‐founded by […]

15 October 2011

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Contemporary Art Auctions Point To Economic Recovery

Sotheby’s Christie’s and Phillips produce healthy results This week has been an important one for the art market, with London’s leading auction houses all hosting major contemporary art sales to coincide with Frieze week. The Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale saw a total sale value of £17,809,000, the third-highest recorded total for their October Contemporary […]

12 October 2011

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Frieze Art Fair Opens With Bang But No Fizz

Price Freeze As Confidence Steadies In Contemporary Art Market As the Frieze Art Fair 2011 throws open its doors to VIPs today, the artworld holds its breath: in such turbulent economic times, will the art market remain buoyant? Or, with the current euro crisis, will we have a repeat of 2008, when the collapse of […]

14 February 2011

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Premiums 2011 Opens At The Royal Academy

Premiums is an exhibition mounted annually which feature the work of 16 postgraduate students. It comprises contemporary artwork by postgraduates in their second year at the Royal Academy School and provides an excellent opportunity to view new work by emerging artists at the interim point of their three year course. Works in the exhibition includes […]

30 April 2010

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GASPARE MANOS: PEREGRINATIONS IN PAINTING by Alan Jones

GASPARE MANOS: PEREGRINATIONS IN PAINTING “Ich muss die Woerter einzeln lieben lernen, so wie Cézanne die Farben, damit ich sie wiederholten setzen kann„ Peter Handke Voyage, displacement, exile, flight and return flight: departures and arrivals. These are among the basic ingredients which go into the creative process of Gaspare Manos. The imagination, Guy Davenport wrote, […]