29 May 2019

Guggenheim Bilbao Dazzles With Summer Blockbuster Exhibitions

Last week I travelled South to the Guggenheim Bilbao for perhaps the strongest Summer line-up of art exhibitions, anywhere on the planet.

24 January 2015


Christie’s London To Offer Prime Richter and Twombly In February Post War Sale

Christie’s will offer another outstanding week of auctions in February led by Gerhard Richter’s Vierwaldstätter See (Lake Lucerne), 1969, a sublime photo-painting of the famous Swiss Lake, held in the same private collection since 1973, which is presented during the Evening Auction in London on 11 February. Following the world record price of $69.6million achieved […]

27 April 2014

Polke/ Richter: Two Artists Spiralling Apart On A Vastly Different Stylistic Trajectory

When the co-curator of Christie’s historic new exhibition Polke/Richter-Richter/Polke, Darren Leak, wrote of his intentions to convey the two giants of the painting world’s “intimate dialogue”, nobody expected that to include the German pair taking a bath together – puckish, dripping, and youthful – or in bed, sharing an Antwerpian hotel room. Those images were […]

30 January 2014


Sotheby’s Set To exhibit Warhol, Richter and Hockney In India

Sotheby’s has announced that it will exhibit works by Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter and David Hockney in India for the first time. The artworks will be open to the public on the 31st January 2014, the exhibition at the Imperial Hotel, New Delhi has been designed to allow Indian collectors to view selected highlights from […]

5 December 2013


Works By Baselitz and Richter Donated To British Museum

The British Museum in London has announced the acquisition of a generous gift of 34 important works on paper by 20th-century German artists to their collection. The works have been donated by Count Christian Duerckheim who holds one of the world’s most comprehensive private collections of contemporary German and English art. Count Duerckheim has presented […]

18 June 2012


Sotheby’s Contemporary June Sale Offers Pop Art Masterpiece Plus

Sotheby’s is to offer for sale a magnificent and encompassing assembly of Post-war & Contemporary art on 26 June. Headlining the auction, Francis Bacon’s Study for Self-Portrait is the penultimate self-portrayal in the artist’s pivotal corpus of intimately scaled portrait heads. Executed in 1980, this deeply reflective painting delivers a remarkable exemplification of the principle […]