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Art News - What happened this week?

Art News - What happened this week?
Going, going... This month has seen a major power shift in the Auction world. Sotheby's has been an Art institution that has spann...

Josef Herman - The Early Years Part III

Josef Herman - The Early Years Part III
Josef Herman's life had been one of struggle and pain but now in 1944, the German army was being tentatively pushed back through Europe and Rus...

Josef Herman - The Early Years Part II

Josef Herman - The Early Years Part II
Last week I wrote about the fascinating early years of Josef Herman and his journey to Britain which would become his home for the rest of his ...

Josef Herman - The Early Years Part 1

Josef Herman - The Early Years Part 1
This week's Artist in Focus is Josef Heman, a Polish emigre artist who came to Britain and created some of the truly great paintings depicting working people. I was hoping to write a short history of his work and life but there is far too much that happened to this man for me to do him the disservice of condensing such a rich, tragic and interesting life. You'll see what I mean as you read.

Banksy crashes the Venice Biennale

Banksy crashes the Venice Biennale
It seems like I've written a lot of content on here since the very first blog post which was also about today's subject, the ever-surprising, n...

Haystacks and Metal Rabbits

Haystacks and Metal Rabbits
It's been a busy news week in the art world. Unsurprisingly, the headlines have focused on the money and not the art. News outlets know that pe...

5 art events that should be on your calendar

5 art events that should be on your calendar
The hardest part of arranging your free time is finding ways to fit in the major events. Work and family commitments can put the greatest of planni...

The 2019 Venice Biennale

The 2019 Venice Biennale
for 124 years the City of Venice has hosted the most remarkable international art show; the Biennale.  Started in 1895, it was set up for artists...

Artist in Focus - Joe Tilson R.A.

Artist in Focus - Joe Tilson R.A.
This is the first in a new series of articles for the blog in which I'll take a closer look at artists we deal in and this week we start off with Joe Tilson R.A.

Up in smoke...

Up in smoke...
After the terrible events this week in Paris and the devastating damage done to the Notre Dame Cathedral I began to think about the lost artwor...

What's in a Frame?

What's in a Frame?
Framing has always been a part of the gallery life and an important part too. I buy and sell art for a living and this means that things need f...

Your two Art collections

Your two Art collections
I can't remember who said it, but I always remember the saying "You have two collections of art in your life, the one you bought and the one yo...