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Born to be Free, a glance at American Art

It’s nearly July 4th, Independence Day in the United States, commemorating the Declaration of Independence in 1776 from Great Britain. As our American cousins get out the flags and fireworks, here’s a sidelong glance at American art (By which we mean US, not including Latin America – a whole other story for another post). Most […]

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Peter Blake painting bought for £30 sells for $1 million

Christie’s, London – Thursday 25 June 2015 There must be something in the air at the moment, auction results just keep getting more and more extravagant with ever more interesting tales and anecdotes. Last night saw something pretty special for the owner of Boys With New Ties by Sir Peter Blake. Jinty Stephenson bought the […]

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£25m for Gustav Klimt ‘Portrait of Gertrud Loew’

Sotheby’s, London – Wednesday 24 June 2015 Auction news is coming thick and fast this week, so we thought we’d roll with it! The latest to come out of Sotheby’s London – a Gustav Klimt piece of Gertrud Loew – the daughter of Klimt’s doctor, selling for almost £25m. Estimated at £12m-18m, the painting sold […]

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Warhol and Bacon at auction this July

Sotheby’s, London – Wednesday 1 July, 2015 Next month, Sotheby’s London will sell three artworks by Francis Bacon and nine by Andy Warhol in a contemporary art auction of 59 lots, which will also feature David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Gerhard Richter. All lots are on exhibit now until next week, when the evening sale […]

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Banksy’s Balloon Girl takes over £50,000 at auction

Bonhams New Bond Street, London – Wednesday 17 June 2015 As part of their British Master Prints auction this week, Bonhams New Bond Street proves once again how in demand graffiti artist Banksy is, as a limted edition screenprint sells for £52,500! The infamous Balloon Girl, known the world over stole the show as the […]

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Art Basel 2015

Art Basel kicks off on 18 June, an art show not to be missed by anyone worth their salt in the art industry, Basel showcases over 300 galleries and some 4,000 artists. The show is split into eight streams, or 'sectors', which put some structure and context around different, expertly curted exhibitions, from modern and […]

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Taking care of your art work

So, perhaps you're a budding art collector, or you just need a quick refresher on looking after your art, look no further! Most modern homes are a good environment for art. If your house is comfy for you it will be good for your art too as both parties like a stable environment with no […]

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Where to begin when collecting art

To start collecting, you need to see as much art as you can. Here’s a roundup of the main places to start in the captial, London, with some tips on ones to try this month. Get your art diary out and start making plans; good collectors know what’s going on each month. ART FAIRS Art […]

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In favour of collecting art

Owning a piece of art and having it in your own space is surprisingly rewarding, so much better than having a reproduction or visiting an exhibition. But most people don’t realize this until they hang their very first piece of art.  Here’s three things we love about owning real art. You can look at it […]

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