Banksy in the Big Apple
This newsletter looks at art’s power 100, Banksy in New York and Freize.
The ArtReview top 100 is out!
ArtReview has released its annual top 100 most powerful people in the art world – what a great read! This year Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani topped the list and we’re not surprised – the Qatari royal family spend on average around £600m a year on art. Splashing cash on the likes of Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Lichtenstein and Picasso.
Other art-lovers which topped the list include David Zwirner, Iwan Wirth, and Larry Gagosian. They are followed by curators in the shape of Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton Jones. For the full list visit the site here http://artreview.com/power_100/
Banksy in the Big Apple
For the past couple of weeks Banksy has gone stateside to do a residency in New York City. We’ve been glued to the news waiting for his next artwork, installation and move. We’ve been impressed so far with his variety and quirky work. Our favourite has to be Sirens of The Lambs – it’s not what you expect from a renowned graffiti artist and we just hope it’s a sign of things to come for him.
We were however, ever so slightly gutted we were not over the pond for his well-disguised sale! Take a look at what we have on offer here
Come back to London Bansky and bring this new found artist flair with you!
Frieze London goes social
Frieze rocketed into Regent’s Park last month and, as always was everything you’d expect from an exceptional art fair. With interactive installations, social media was going wild with people sharing their experiences at the annual event.
Art fairs are fast becoming the home of the young and hip who spend most of their time sharing imagery on Instagram and Twitter – which you must admit, is a pretty good medium to showcase your work to the masses nowadays. In a sense it’s free publicity.
We’re loving the interactive and technological turns art fairs are taking now and Frieze was a prime example of this.
- Stop the Press!!! New works
- Wouldn't it be Nice... if we could Play Together?
- Do we sanctify art too much? Or should art be alive?
- Kith & Kin II: New Glass and Ceramics, until 31 December 2012 at The Natonal Glass Centre Sunderland.
- Monograph artist focus: Antony Micallef
- News: ‘Someday All the Adults Will Die!’ at The Hayward Gallery
- News: Peter Blake to design new Madness album
- News: David Bowie at the V&A museum.
- Lucie Bennett
- The Most Expensive Book of the Twentieth Century
- Seamus Nicolson: The Arcadian Metropolis
- Gettin In Over My Head