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A fantastic collection of paintings! The exhibition was divided into chronological order starting from Goya’s early portraits through to paintings of the Spanish aristocracy, the Spanish Enlightenment, portraits of the Spanish court and governments to friends and associates and his final years in France.
It total there were 71 portraits, which is a considerable number of have on loan. The exhibition was 10 years in the making with a number on loan from the Prado in Madrid.Read More
Sphinx Fine Art (12-24 October 2015)
This was an interesting exhibition held at an Old Masters gallery not far from Notting Hill Gate. Works were displayed on 3 floors and comprised a mixture of ‘Young Masters’ artwork displayed next to traditional Old Masters.
They were placed next to images that had inspired the new creations.
Main Galleries (19 September – 13 December 2015)
Ai Wei Wei is an artist and cultural phenomenon; he is also an example of the artist-activist.
The Royal Academy Courtyard:
On entering the courtyard of the Royal Academy, this visitor is met by Ai Wei Wei’s ‘Trees’ installation that comprise a number of trees and a sofa in the far corner.Read More
10 April 2014 - 17 May 2014
‘Red Jackie’ is one of the most iconic of Andy Warhol’s screen prints. It is also one of my favourite art images of all time.
It depicts Jacqueline Kennedy in 1964 prior to the assassination of President John F Kennedy. She is in her prime: The First Lady of America, she epitomises refinement, elegance and grace. She became a role model to women the world over.
She was also the subject of numerous screen prints by Warhol. Subjects included Marilyn Monroe and other iconic figures from the time. Yet, it is Jackie who is chosen as the subject of this exhibition.Read More
'A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind' so said Eugene Ionesco.
Buying art can be considered a journey. First you have to take the plunge, the first steps can be the most daunting!
It is important to ascertain what exactly you like as well as what you don't. It's a good idea to look at on-line galleries: affordable art and also more selective galleries such as the Tim Taylor Gallery, White Cube and the Gargosian. The later in particular exhibit a select number of high profile artists whose work can fetch considerable sums. They are also a reflection of current trends; what art is commercially popular with prominent collectors.Read More
Buying Art: Following in the Footsteps of the Top Art Collectors:
There are three areas that may be of interest when researching the artwork you would like to buy: on-line galleries, art-fairs and auction houses. Art consultants may also prove useful when researching and deciding on the type of artwork you are interested in and would like to buy.Read More