Connect Art Fair 2019

Connect Art Fair 2019

In recent years, it seems as though there is a new set of art fairs popping up spontaneously on the calendar without a moment’s notice. Many of these tend to be derivative of others, exhibiting the same kinds of work and targeting the same minority of wealthy collectors. Yet dealers continue to exhibit in as [...]

The Queen’s House and the $400 million Leonardo da Vinci

The Queen’s House and the $400 million Leonardo da Vinci

By now, everyone will have heard of the world record-breaking sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (c.1500) at Christie’s New York on 15 November 2017. Christie’s ‘triumph of marketing’ praised it as ‘the last da Vinci’, referring to its status as the last painting by the artist in private hands; this is untrue as [...]

‘Good’ art isn’t always that expensive! Phew! – Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Spring Collection 2013

‘Good’ art isn’t always that expensive! Phew! – Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Spring Collection 2013

Mist and fog…why on earth did I expect the sunny weather from the beginning of the week to actually last? Also, not to mention the pouring rain! Anyhow, after a somewhat tired train journey from Canterbury East to Battersea Park, followed by a short walk in the rain, I finally arrived at Battersea Evolution. At [...]