Art in Print
Top Photography Exhibitions in London
Timeout lists the best photography exhibitions currently on display in London, proving that there is a world beyond the canvas. Timeout recommends The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection, Malick Sidibe at Somerset House, Feminist Avante –Garde of the 1970s at The Photographers’ Gallery and Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum.
David Bowie art sales breaks records to raise £32.9 million
The David Bowie collection at Sotheby’s exceeded expectations by over double, leading experts to question whether this is because of Bowie’s celebrity status or market forces. Two works by Jean-Michel Basquiat were notably high, with one large piece entitled Air Power selling for £7.1 million. Both pieces went to a Belgium collector familiar with the Basquiat market. Art consultant Diddi Malek said his client would have bought pieces regardless of whether Bowie had owned them or not, although acknowledged that this might not be the case for all collectors. Ultimately, Bowie’s collection and a well-managed PR campaign has opened up modern British art to a much wider audience.
Via: The Telegraph
Animality: A Fairy Story by Jens Hoffman
Curator Jens Hoffman brings together a museum quality exhibition that considers animals in art at Marian Goodman. The show takes place in parts, at the start animals and humans are separate but as it unfolds the line begins to blur. As does the one distinguishing between high and low art, as Hoffman includes the original animated ‘Animal Farm’ movie alongside a fox-headed woman by Stephan Balkenhol. Hoffman allows us to think about our relationship with animals in an engaging and interactive way, and it is a refreshing approach for a commercial art gallery.
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