9 May 2018

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Drink-Up Pay-Up F-Off: Tales from the Colony – London’s Lost Bohemia

Darren Coffield’s new book “Tales from the Colony: the Lost Bohemia of Bacon, Belcher and Board” is an authorised history of London’s most notorious arts club.

24 May 2015

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Banksy And Koons Raises $30m At Star-studded Cannes AIDS Auction

One of the leading AIDS charitys has raised a staggering $30 million in support of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and its pursuit of a cure for HIV/AIDS. The star-studded black-tie event was held at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, during the Cannes Film Festival. The undisputed highlight of the evening’s live auction, led by […]

22 April 2015

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Luxury and Degradation: Benedikt Taschen Offers Koons and Kippenberger At Christies

Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale will offer two pieces from the collection of renowned publisher and art collector, Benedikt Taschen. Martin Kippenberger and Jeff Koons, leaders of the New York and Cologne art scenes, both controversial and ambitious artists, first met in Cologne in 1986, where Taschen’s publishing empire was founded a few years earlier. […]

23 January 2015

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Kitsch Happens: Utilitarian Objects Rather Than Works Of Art?

This spring twelve Jack Vettriano paintings are expected to fetch up to £1.2m when auctioned at Bonham’s. Previously the personal effects of this Scottish painter – such as his first easel – sold for a total of £21,000, and brand new paintings cost anything from £48,000 to £195,000. Factor in the estimated £500,000 he makes […]

7 November 2014

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Brand Beckham, Warhol and Koons ArtBytch Reveals The Common Denominator

My name is Charles Saatchi and I am an alcoholic: given the growing trend for sprinkling the magical commercial fairy dust that is “Art” onto consumable liquid, this would have been the perfect slogan for the market-defining marketer, if indeed he were still actually defining the market. For even David Beckham has cottoned on that […]

19 September 2014

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The sad story of Citizen Koons

Many art collectors and critics claim that they don’t understand Jeff Koons. However, it’s simple. Like the sad character, Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane, you have to go back to his childhood to understand the man and his “art.” He was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955. His father, Henry, was a furniture dealer […]

30 November 2013

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Damien Hirst Exhibits His Work Alongside Picasso, Bacon and Warhol

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 […]

16 November 2013

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Astronomical Warhol Koons And Bacon Results Defy Art Market Skeptics

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 […]

30 November 2011

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Art Basel Miami VIP Day Spending Spree

10th edition art fair rocks with $2.5 billion of art offered It is the final day of November 2011 and this could only mean the preview day of Art Basel Miami and its VIP extravaganza. The Americans do this well and believe me with over $2.5 billion worth of art, ranging from Warhol and Koons […]

18 July 2009

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Michael Jackson and Bubbles by Jeff, Koons Will This Now Quadruple In Price?

It’s a scary prospect but will the death of Michael Jackson drive this kitsch trinket to become one the worlds most valuable works of contemporary art by a living artist? It is quite possible that the new phenomenon of ‘fan art’ will kick start a new season of auction records for Jeff Koons, the artist […]