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Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff

Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff
Anthony Georgieff. Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff By James Brewer A half-forgotten chapter of 20th European century history emerges from the shadows in a new exhibition in London. The episode has its shameful elements but is one that in large part brings out the better predispositions...
June 21st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, Photography, Religion | Read More

Gesture in painting

Gesture in painting
with Maray Georgoussis Just a quick reminder: The multipurpose center “artville” invites you  today,  Monday 18 June at 8.00 pm in a conversation with the painter Vangelis Tzermia and the Art Historian Maray Georgoussis, entitled “The Gesture in Painting”. Entrance is free. The event...
June 18th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

A story to remember

A story to remember
… As an artist best known for colorful paintings of foreign landscapes, part of my work schedule is travelling somewhere new every year to sketch and take photographs for source material. In the 1980s and 1990s my wife and I went to many different Greek islands. We decided to visit Astypalea in...
June 13th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Outlook on Bulgaria: EBRD event weighs up prospects

Outlook on Bulgaria: EBRD event weighs up prospects
Radost Ivanova. Outlook on Bulgaria: EBRD event weighs up prospects By James Brewer Bulgaria is promoting itself as a magnet for business investment, with Sofia the prime destination; but imminently one of the biggest focuses of attention will be a place 130 km distant from the capital and which has...
June 9th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Country Profiles, Markets | Read More

Grayson Perry casts his spell on Royal Academy summer exhibition 2018

Grayson Perry casts his spell on Royal Academy summer exhibition 2018
Grayson Perry. Grayson Perry casts his spell on Royal Academy summer exhibition 2018 By James Brewer He is as outrageous as ever – but always in aid of the cause he cherishes, that of democratising art. For once, here is an exhibition where there are more eyes are on the curator than the artists. Grayson...
June 6th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Killed Negatives…

Killed Negatives…
Killed Negatives in focus again. Killed Negatives: Unseen Images of 1930s America at Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer Asparagus rolls – 25c each. Such tempting fare in a smart American deli would have been considered a pricy snack for the hungry poor during the Great Depression of the 1930s. In...
June 5th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Photography | Read More

Celebrate Christo!

Celebrate Christo!
The Mastaba being built on the Serpentine. Celebrate Christo! His ‘revolutionising art’ is saluted by Bulgarians in London By James Brewer Christo, Bulgarian-born and for much of his life a resident of New York, is a revolutioniser of visual art. That description was bestowed by Konstantin Dimitrov,...
June 4th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Film Industry, Story of the Month | Read More

Jade & Silver: beautiful paintings of Camille Wekesa at Framers Gallery

Jade & Silver: beautiful paintings of Camille Wekesa at Framers Gallery
Spellbound. Jade Sea. Jade & Silver: beautiful paintings of Camille Wekesa at Framers Gallery By James Brewer After days of journeying through the “endless greyness” of arid Turkana county in the Kenyan interior, travellers come across the Jade Sea. The Jade Sea is a vision of startling colour,...
May 31st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Class in the glass business: Gavridis Glass serves shipping and much more

Class in the glass business: Gavridis Glass serves shipping and much more
Glass being loaded on a roro-ferry Gavridis Glass has a history of 70 years within the glass industry. Starting from a small business run by just one individual – George Gavridis – it has now become a third generation family business run by his sons and grandchildren on its own premises of...
May 30th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

How Brazilian brilliance swayed London artist Stephanie Wilkinson

How Brazilian brilliance swayed London artist Stephanie Wilkinson
Stephanie Wilkinson with Bottle Mural. How Brazilian brilliance swayed London artist Stephanie Wilkinson By James Brewer As the song says, there is an awful lot of coffee in Brazil, and London artist Stephanie Wilkinson has an awful lot to thank Brazil for. Stephanie’s maternal great-great-grandfather...
May 27th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Edward Bawden, wittiest UK artist, in retrospect at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Edward Bawden, wittiest UK artist, in retrospect at Dulwich Picture Gallery
St Paul’s, 1958. Edward Bawden, wittiest UK artist, in retrospect at Dulwich Picture Gallery By James Brewer A jack-of-all-trades among 20th century artists, Edward Bawden was commissioned by leisure firms to show people relaxing. Although there was not a lazy bone in his body, he himself was renowned...
May 26th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Elly Hadjipateras: superb paintings on show at A+D Gallery, Marylebone

Elly Hadjipateras: superb paintings on show at A+D Gallery, Marylebone
Elly Hadjipateras. Elly Hadjipateras: superb paintings on show at A+D Gallery, Marylebone  By James Brewer Versatile London artist Elly Hadjipateras exerts soft power over all who stand before her paintings. Whether expressed through loose or taut brushwork, her authority derives from her warm involvement...
May 25th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Sensation: Iranian art in sensational first exhibition at Cama Gallery, London

Sensation: Iranian art in sensational first exhibition at Cama Gallery, London
Art advisor Elouise Lecuyer with ‘UK’ by Fereydoon Omidi. Sensation: Iranian art in sensational first exhibition at Cama Gallery, London By James Brewer Attempts to isolate Iran politically for these past four decades have had an unexpected result: they have driven forward a dramatically...
May 21st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

Adriana and Silvia Ospina – star-quality sisters in London

Adriana and Silvia Ospina – star-quality sisters in London
Adriana (left) and Silvia. Adriana and Silvia Ospina – star-quality sisters in London By James Brewer Talented sisters from a musical and creative family in Colombia, Adriana and Silvia Ospina have embarked in parallel on new stages of their careers by establishing themselves in London. With a voice...
May 16th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Music, Theatre, Comedy, Drama, Dance | Read More

‘New’ Royal Academy of Arts unites its parts

‘New’ Royal Academy of Arts unites its parts
The Vaults at the Royal Academy. ‘New’ Royal Academy of Arts unites its parts By James Brewer From top to bottom, the Royal Academy of Arts has been revamped. It has been a Herculean task, and in the vaults, none other than Hercules or Herakles, more than 3 metres tall, wearily rests on his heavy...
May 15th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

Early Illustrations by Andy Warhol

Early Illustrations by Andy Warhol
Janaina Baxevani, multi-disciplinary designer An unusual exhibition about Andy Warhol has popped up in a gallery in New Bond Street and it’s themed pink! “Walking through a museum or an art gallery will teach us more than just art history or the work of contemporary artists. Let’s think...
May 14th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Butterfly Effect…

Butterfly Effect…
Sarah E Choi with ‘An Olive Tree.’ Butterfly Effect: Voices of Korean Contemporary Artists at the Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf By James Brewer Very old and very cold – that was the immediate verdict of one early visitor on the Thameside venue the Bargehouse as she stepped inside for its latest...
May 4th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Bonhams: Greek-ness celebrated in the Greek sale May 2, 2018

Bonhams: Greek-ness celebrated in the Greek sale May 2, 2018
Louis Loizou, Anastasia Orfanidou and ‘Young Man from Piraeus’ Bonhams: Greek-ness celebrated in the Greek sale May 2, 2018 By James Brewer Spanning a century and a half of achievement, masterpieces of Greek modern art are going under the hammer at London auction house Bonhams. The disposals...
May 1st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Context Free brings mimesis to Shoreditch’s Espacio Gallery

Context Free brings mimesis to Shoreditch’s Espacio Gallery
Marcia Mar in guru mask Context Free brings mimesis to Shoreditch’s Espacio Gallery By James Brewer As a “collaborative gallery,” Espacio in Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, brings scores of artists together.  Enlivening its latest exhibition, entitled Context Free, was the ultimate collaborative...
April 30th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Clubs, Communication, Events, Insight, Music, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Angelos: Let There Be Light – artist’s cosmic retrospective at the Hellenic Centre

Angelos: Let There Be Light – artist’s cosmic retrospective at the Hellenic Centre
Maridia Kafetzopoulou, Angelos, and Constantine Lemos, Angelos: Let There Be Light – artist’s cosmic retrospective at the Hellenic Centre James Brewer and John Faraclas were at an opening night with a galactic ambience. Their report: Some 400 people, including an array of dignitaries, flocked to...
April 28th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

The BDI@1,361; what’s next..?

The BDI@1,361; what’s next..?
John Faraclas The BDI ended the day with minus 14 points; on a weekly basis it was an 80 points plus (from 1,281 on 20/4)… The Capers just returned where they were; that’s all about the Capers’ surge. Geopolitics are preparing us for stage three, that is to say survival as the storm approaches....
April 27th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Emergence of Order – Japanese artist Goro Murayama at the Daiwa Foundation

Emergence of Order – Japanese artist Goro Murayama at the Daiwa Foundation
Francis Halsall and Goro Murayama. Emergence of Order – Japanese artist Goro Murayama at the Daiwa Foundation By James Brewer My art deals with thinking about human creativity in the computer age, says Tokyo-based Goro Murayama. He is a practitioner of “systems art,” a manifestation of the integration...
April 22nd, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Angelos: Let There Be Light

Angelos: Let There Be Light
Angelos: Let There Be Light An immersive retrospective exhibition of renowned Greek artist addresses the decay of society and spiritual wealth Opens Saturday 28 April 2018 at The Hellenic Centre in London. A disgusting scent is arising to the atmosphere. It is the smell of a dying civilization. I suspect...
April 16th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, Person Profiles | Read More

Naked ambitions in Flux exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts

Naked ambitions in Flux exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts
Josée St-Amant. Naked ambitions in Flux exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts By James Brewer When the Montreal contemporary artist Josée St-Amant engaged a young woman for a studio session as a nude model, her sitter brought along a saxophone she was planning to take later to a jazz rehearsal. St-Amant...
April 16th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

“In a fierce forward Dash” – History and Art leading to Greece’s Freedom

“In a fierce forward Dash” – History and Art leading to Greece’s Freedom
The Mayor of Paleon Faliron, Radm (HN) Dionissis Hatzidakis, introducing the event; next to him is Commodore (HN) Leonidas Tsiantoulas, head of the Naval History Agency of the Hellenic Navy A very unique exhibition relating to the history of the Hellenic Navy  – between the years 1821 to 1945,...
March 24th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums, Military, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More