It has been in many ways a somewhat melancholy year for art, here in Britain – or should I say: ‘here in London’? -since pretty well all the shows I will mention here took place in a capital city that seems to be drifting steadily away from the rest of Britain.
ParisPhoto, the biggest photo fair in Europe held each November at the Grand Palais, returned with its 22nd edition, attracting nearly 70.000 visitors in four days and gathering more than 200 exhibitors from all around the world, offering an unparalleled presentation of contemporary and vintage photography from grandmasters to emerging young talents.
What a FIAC! The Indian summer made the whole Parisian art week such a delight.
As we reach the end of another New York Armory Show few revelations are on hand.
Art Basel in Miami Beach now in its 16th edition closed with buoyant sales across the board.
11 May 2017
Running around the Venice Biennale is like any other big art event work and pleasure.
Oh, what a year 2016 has been! Many of us won’t be sorry to see the end of it, although not to be overly pessimistic, 2017 will certainly have its challenges with both the Brexit economy and the new US President. Yes, the one with the bad haircut! On the Art front there was plenty to keep us entertained, amused and informed and here are the year’s highs and lows:
London Art Week wrapped up on Friday 8 July, reporting a successful close to the event. The fourth edition participants reported a significant number of visitors, including a notable number of international curators, with strong sales and reserves across a variety of collecting disciplines at price levels from around £1,000 to over £1 million. London Art Week is one of the world’s […]
Exhilarating, eclectic and exhausting, New York hosted seven art fairs from March 3-6. Ranging from blue chip venues like AADA to intimate bohemian spaces like the tiny and international Salon Zurcher fair, it’s a time when art lovers, collectors and the curious flock to a diverse artistic panorama. The lynchpin is the two cavernous spaces […]
This year our round up for Frieze 2015 is going to be a tough call, as we are clearly all going through the usual art withdrawal symptoms, unless of course you are on your way to Paris for FIAC the French equivalent. Frieze and Frieze Master were strong with a lot to offer from both the […]
22 July 2015
Paul Carey-Kent one of London’s leading art critics give us his choices for summer art exhibitions not to miss. ‘Matthew Higgs and Clive Hodgson’ & ‘Figuratively’ @ Wilkinson, 50-58 Vyner St – Cambridge Heath To 16 Aug: www.wilkinsongallery.com This is quite the smorgasbord: New York mutli-tasker Matthew Higgs pairs his droll found text works, extended here from isolated […]
Masterpiece London which ends on Wednesday 1 July has reported record visitor numbers and strong sales across the board. The Fair has drawn collectors, curators, and designers from around the globe.Many have purchased exceptional works of art spanning over 4,000 years of art history. This year the Fair welcomed a record 8,900 visitors on its opening day to the […]
The art world is a very robust entity and even after the highs of the 56th Venice Biennale, which opened on the 10th May and the first billion-dollar week of sales at Christie’s. Who in their right mind would think that there would still be room for Frieze New York, out on the wastelands of Randall’s Island. Artlyst’s Lizanne Merrill has […]
The 27th London Art Fair has closed its doors for the 2015 edition with only one way to sum up the event, ‘strong attendance and strong sales’. The fair is always the first major London fair, which in turn acts as a good barometer for the health of the UK art market in general. The […]
Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 has closed with a resounding thumbs up from both the public and gallerists exhibiting. The fair also drew strong praise form critics, the art and main stream press. With an expanded Public sector and a diverse line-up of talks, performances and film screenings, the quality of art exhibited was matched […]