The Art Blog

5 Exhibitions you should see right now

5 Exhibitions you should see right now
With the main national and local Galleries all reopening in the next few weeks it's a new season for exhibitions and artworks across the Countr...

David Hockney - Now and always

David Hockney - Now and always-De Lacey Fine Art Ltd
Many artists have owned the mantle of Britains greatest living artist, obviously, the very nature of the title is a transient one. Francis Baco...

5 (more) Art books to own

5 (more) Art books to own-De Lacey Fine Art Ltd
As I've said many times, my library is my fortress of solitude, it contains all of the facts and figures that I rely on. I've always seen art boo...

Post COVID-19 Update

Post COVD-19 Update-De Lacey Fine Art Ltd
  Well, it's been three long months but I'm finally back in the gallery and we're trading once again, although if you can call this tradin...

26th May 2020 Covid-19 Update

26th May 2020 Covid-19 Update
Since the 21st March, I have followed the government guidelines and have closed the gallery to do my small part in curtailing this awfu...

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update
As of the 21st March 2020 I took the precaution of temporarily closing my gallery in Manchester.  This was in line with Government reco...

Auction Houses and Forgeries

Auction Houses and Forgeries
I heard a funny story this week, it was from one of the regulars who comes into the gallery. He had visited another Art Gallery in Cheshire, I ...

Where is the value in Art?

Where is the value in Art?
There are very few things in life that hold as much value as art, Property and Gold hold economic value, but only Art and Antiques hold both cu...

John Piper - A long love affair

John Piper - A long love affair
I first saw John Piper's work at the very beginning of my art career. I was 22 years old and obsessed with art. I read everything I could get m...

Simeon Stafford

Simeon Stafford
As this is the first blog of the year, I was going to do a retrospective of the previous year in Art but I went off the idea as with a New Year...

It's cold outside...

It's cold outside...
As I sit at my desk staring between the computer and the window, I find myself struggling to come up with an apt blog this week. I could begin ...

It's all about the Movement

It's all about the Movement
Art movements can be confusing things if you don't know your Dada from your Fauvism. However, in reality, you don't need to know all of them. I...