Archive for the ‘Art and auctions’ Category

Hands-on at Canary Wharf for Made London craft fair

Hands-on at Canary Wharf for Made London craft fair
Belgin Bozsahin. Hands-on at Canary Wharf for Made London craft fair By James Brewer Artistically creative hands have been gracing one of the world’s leading financial centres, Canary Wharf, thanks to a temporary, contemporary design fair installed at its core. Moreover, the very symbol of “hands”...
March 22nd, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Are art and cultural involvement the matchmakers between your port and the city?

Are art and cultural involvement the matchmakers between your port and the city?
ESPO Award painting 2016 by Sasja Hagens Are art and cultural involvement the matchmakers between your port and the city? Submit your project for the ESPO Award 2017! 17 March 2017 – The ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports is entering its ninth edition. The theme of this year is “Art...
March 17th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Awards, Paintings and Sculpture, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Voyages: drama of Science Museum ship models photo exhibition

Voyages: drama of Science Museum ship models photo exhibition
Capturing ghostly images. Voyages: drama of Science Museum ship models photo exhibition By James Brewer Looming at the viewer from unforgiving mists are ships of all types and sizes dating from the years before the container age. The transports nudge forward from a background of horizon-less sky and...
March 14th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Photography | Read More

André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982)…

André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982)…
André Tchaikowsky. André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982): The Man Behind the Skull Polish-born British composer and pianist André Tchaikowsky never cared about having a career. Had he done that, his name would be much better known today, and he would be remembered as one of the most prominent musicians of...
March 11th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Music | Read More

Still life and Pembrokeshire landscapes…

Still life and Pembrokeshire landscapes…
Georgina Allen. Still life and Pembrokeshire landscapes: Georgina Allen’s new paintings By James Brewer A new stage in the oeuvre of London painter Georgina Allen took shape – almost by chance – on one of her frequent trips to the Pembrokeshire coast. As she sheltered in her car which she had stopped...
March 11th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Collections of the late Robert de Balkany…

Collections of the late Robert de Balkany…
Grandeur of Château Balsan. Collections of the late Robert de Balkany to be auctioned by Christie’s By James Brewer He entertained friends and associates from the business world including Greek shipowners and reigning and exiled kings of Europe at his palatial homes and on his luxurious yacht. Wealthy...
March 9th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Irrational Optimism…

Irrational Optimism…
Daniel Brant pictured in February 2016. Irrational Optimism: exhibition tribute to Daniel Brant of A & D Gallery By James Brewer Unconventional, eccentric, much-loved – these are some of the ways people remember Daniel Brant, gallery owner and celebrated expert on Pop Art and on other contemporary...
March 2nd, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Optimism in the frame at Christie’s as new sales season starts

Optimism in the frame at Christie’s as new sales season starts
Stephen Brooks of Christie’s with Matisse masterpiece. Optimism in the frame at Christie’s as new sales season starts By James Brewer Christie’s has unveiled stunning artworks for sale as it launches its 20th Century season. Two leading women art collectors are among sellers, and the masterpieces...
February 27th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

The Drawing Show at the Workers’ Café, Dalston

The Drawing Show at the Workers’ Café, Dalston
Carolina Ambida prepares the exhibition. The Drawing Show at the Workers’ Café, Dalston By James Brewer Twenty-six artists are taking part in “a show about drawings and their relationship to beginnings.” It is an event with a difference in a venue with a difference. The Drawing Show runs until...
February 25th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

America after the Fall…

America after the Fall…
The Fleet’s In! 1934. By Paul Cadmus. America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s By James Brewer It is tempting to guess that the motive for the Royal Academy’s new exhibition, America after the Fall, with its Depression-era depictions, is the domestic political and industrial landscape highlighted...
February 22nd, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Eduardo Paolozzi – Pop Art genius in retrospect at Whitechapel Gallery

Eduardo Paolozzi – Pop Art genius in retrospect at Whitechapel Gallery
The Whitworth Tapestry, and aluminium sculpture. Eduardo Paolozzi – Pop Art genius in retrospect at Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer Millions of people are having a free preview of the latest Whitechapel Gallery exhibition, as they or their tube train scurry past the glass mosaic wall designs of...
February 18th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Fauzia Akbar: A Life Loving Art

Fauzia Akbar: A Life Loving Art
Arifa Akbar: moving tribute to her sister Fauzia. Fauzia Akbar: A Life Loving Art  By James Brewer An artist who during her short career demonstrated outstanding ability in portraying in embroidery and other graphic techniques the paradoxes of civil and religious society has been celebrated in a memorial...
February 17th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 unfurled at Royal Academy

Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 unfurled at Royal Academy
Exhibition banner Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 unfurled at Royal Academy By James Brewer Every artist at work at the time of the October 1917 Revolution poured out an immediate emotional response to the historic overthrow of Russia’s ruling class. This ranged from rejoicing to revulsion,...
February 14th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles, Photography | Read More

Female strength and compassion…

Female strength and compassion…
Vanessa Bell, Self-Portrait – detail Female strength and compassion in Vanessa Bell retrospective at Dulwich By James Brewer She was a member of what is sometimes dismissed as a genteel circle of upper-middle class literary and artistic women and men, self-obsessed and with tangled love lives....
February 10th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Elements of Love

Elements of Love
Ben Nicolas with Love’s Flowing Twists. Stoneware ceramic sculpture. Elements of Love: elegant exhibition staged by SW London artists By James Brewer Long live love! Two dozen ways of expressing the elusive and confusing emotion of pleasure and pain are affectionately on show in a new exhibition. Just...
February 9th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Paintings from Soviet Russia 1950-80

Paintings from Soviet Russia 1950-80
John Barkes. Paintings from Soviet Russia 1950-80 on show at Highgate, London By James Brewer Red hammer-and-sickle banners framed the entrance to the hall of a distinguished institution in the smart London suburb of Highgate, for the opening of an outstanding exhibition: Paintings from Soviet Russia...
February 4th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

I, kid. Korean artists recreate childhood idylls

I, kid. Korean artists recreate childhood idylls
Korean Artists Association UK exhibition. I, kid. Korean artists recreate childhood idylls By James Brewer Childhood is steeped in innocence and joy, wherever conditions permit. Twenty-six artists living or working in the UK who have family origin in Korea created beautiful installations and performances...
January 30th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Navy Day and other Soviet scenes.

Navy Day and other Soviet scenes.
On Leave, Navy Day. 1963. By Lydia Davidenkova. Navy Day and other Soviet scenes. Historic paintings shown by UK dealer John Barkes By James Brewer A dwindling band of Soviet-trained artists is finding a wider audience, alas too late for most of them to savour their success. One of the survivors is Lydia...
January 28th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Terrains of the Body…

Terrains of the Body…
Charlotte Gyllenhammar with Fall III. Terrains of the Body: Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts By James Brewer International Women’s Day came early in 2017 to the London contemporary arts scene. The key day globally is March 8, but some unplanned coincidences made January 18...
January 25th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

Fine work from far and near celebrated at London Art Fair 2017

Fine work from far and near celebrated at London Art Fair 2017
London Art Fair 2017. Fine work from far and near celebrated at London Art Fair 2017 By James Brewer Exquisite output influenced by the ancient techniques and modern heritage of Asia is one feature of the 29th edition of the London Art Fair. The global and catholic nature of this huge event was reflected...
January 19th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Dropping the veil. Theatre Lab’s SALOME dances on stage of Hoxton Hall

Dropping the veil. Theatre Lab’s SALOME dances on stage of  Hoxton Hall
Denise Moreno in Salome Theatre Lab’s spellbinding production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, comes to London’s historic Hoxton Hall later this month. This acclaimed visual spectacle, which evokes the soul of its flamboyant writer, Oscar Wilde, will play the recently beautifully restored Hoxton...
January 13th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Theatre, Comedy, Drama, Dance | Read More

Phantasms, road rage, feminism…

Phantasms, road rage, feminism…
‘Road Rage’ by Madi Acharya-Baskerville. Phantasms, road rage, feminism: among the mix in 2017 members’ show at Studio 1.1 gallery By James Brewer A wealth of intriguing and experimental artistic endeavour lies behind an unpretentious red door in Redchurch Street, Shoreditch. The building...
January 7th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Heady river and seascapes by London painter Lynda Minter

Heady river and seascapes by London painter Lynda Minter
Lynda Minter in her studio. Heady river and seascapes by London painter Lynda Minter By James Brewer Artist Lynda Minter’s instinctive feeling for the spirit of place is patent in her many marvellous evocations of Thames scenes in all their variety of settings and light. In her pre-Christmas studio...
December 9th, 2016 | Art and auctions, Events, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Vis-à-vis: radiant India-inspired paintings by Adria Arch and Anne Krinsky

Vis-à-vis: radiant India-inspired paintings by Adria Arch and Anne Krinsky
Anne Krinsky   Vis-à-vis:radiant India-inspired paintings by Adria Arch and Anne Krinsky By James Brewer Two artists are celebrating a seven week immersion in the culture of northern India, with an exhibition in London of glorious compositions inspired respectively by vibrant fabrics and by shadow...
November 13th, 2016 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Top Mark for Alexandra Dock Development

Top Mark for Alexandra Dock Development
l-r Artist Debi Keable; City of Culture of CEO Martin Green; ABP Head of Projects Humber, Simon Brett; Former Lord Mayor of Hull, Anita Harrison; Tim Rix, MD, JR Rix & Sons Ltd. And Simon Bird, ABP Director Humber at the unveiling event in May 2016 (image courtesy of ABP – The re-routed footpath...
November 4th, 2016 | Art and auctions, Associations, Awards, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, Ports & Terminals | Read More