Tag: London

British artist Henry Hudson embraces new horizons in London exhibit

British artist Henry Hudson says he took inspiration from flying in empty planes during the COVID-19 pandemic for his latest exhibition, presenting a collection of paintings depicting horizon lines in the sky. With titles such as Horizon Line Somewhere Over the Atlantic Ocean and Horizon Line Somewhere Over China, the works refer to locations around the world. The “Scapes” series comes in various colours ...

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Christie’s Reformats London Evening Sales to Include Shanghai – ARTnews.com

As the art market in Asia continues to boom, Christie’s has reformatted its traditional mid-season London modern and contemporary art evening sales to now include a component in Shanghai. That auction, titled “20/21 Century Shanghai to London” and set for March 1, will start out in the Chinese city before the action turns over to the British capital, where a Surrealist art evening sale ...

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London Philanthropist and Collector Dies at 94 – ARTnews.com

John Sainsbury, the chairman of the Sainsbury’s supermarket chain and a philanthropist whose patronage transformed London’s museums, died this past weekend, the Guardian reports. Though Sainsbury was best known for his success in transforming the the family business into the most profitable supermarket chain in Britain, his influence on the arts in the United Kingdom was nearly unparalleled. He and his wife Anya Linden, ...

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Blind London, Ont. artist has a unique vision

At the age of 18, Courtney Johnson lost her vision after being diagnosed with a brain condition. “I have a brain condition that acts as a fake brain tumor, so it puts too much pressure on my nerves,” she said. “I never expected to pick up a paintbrush or anything again.” But her impaired vision is not stopping her from putting creativity into action. ...

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ICA London Names Bengi Ünsal as New Director – ARTnews.com

The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London has named Bengi Ünsal as its next director, to take over in March after Stefan Kalmár, who recently completed a five-year stint. Ünsal is the first new director appointed under the chairmanship of artist Wolfgang Tillmans, and will take over the institution in the midst of what a press release describes as a “rebalancing of its multidisciplinary ...

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Simone Fattal Evokes a Mystic Quest at Whitechapel Gallery in London – ARTnews.com

Five figures—each standing a little more than a meter high—dominate Simone Fattal’s current exhibition, “Finding a Way,” at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. One androgenous humanoid, cast in bronze, is titled The Master (1998). Despite its powerful name, it stoops slightly, as if pausing on a long journey, resigned to its fate. Its companions are made of heavy clay, headless, with legs like tree ...

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Meet Rachel Jones, an Ascendant Painter Whose Consuming Paintings Have Captivated Viewers in London and Collectors Worldwide

Standing in front of a painting by Rachel Jones is akin to letting her take you on a journey around her emotional landscape, with her skillful use of color and composition as your guide. One of the artist’s focuses is Black interiority, accessed somewhat literally through her frequent inclusion of mouths and teeth. Sometimes these elements are visible and sometimes they are submerged: In ...

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