Category Archives: Art news

Art as an Investment

It seems the financial markets have less returns to offer investors every passing year, with interest rates plummeting and investment funds becoming an increasingly volatile way to save your money. However, there is another avenue to invest in that doesn’t … Continue reading

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George Weissbort

George Weissbort, Self portrait with beard, 1973 George Weissbort, whose work we are delighted to present in our gallery, sadly died during the summer, aged 85.  A charming man, his knowledge of the Old Masters was informed by hours (literally … Continue reading

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The People’s Art

The deaccessioning of collections is very much in the air at the moment, what with the city of Detroit attempting to declare itself bankrupt, and thereby opening the possibility that the contents of the Detroit Institute of Arts could be … Continue reading

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Gumming up the works

Alfred Wallis, Five ships: Mount’s Bay, 1928 The sale of Dan Cohen’s chewing-gum piece recently by Christie’s (for £481,875 – to his own dealer) gives one pause. Bendor Grosvenor has blogged about the vacuity of the catalogue entry accorded a work … Continue reading

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The charm and power of the flowerpiece…

Jan van Huysum, Still life with roses, tulips and peonies, c, 1718, oil on copper, National Galleries of Scotland The  acquisition by the National Galleries of Scotland of a spectacular flowerpiece by the artist Jan van Huysum is a reminder … Continue reading

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William Morris and art for all…

William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London What tremendous and heartening news that the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow has been declared the Art Fund Museum of the Year, winning £100,000 to keep it going on its starry voyage … Continue reading

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Saving the past…

Reading The Art Newpaper’s edition for June 2013, it becomes depressingly clear that trying to preserve enough of our historic past to bequeath in fairly good nick to our children is an uphill struggle, consistently undermined (as it were) not … Continue reading

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Launching our blog

As the 13th Armory Show draws to a close in New York, to an almost universal chorus of optimism and faith in the re-emergence of the art market from the clouds of recession, we are launching our blog… We would … Continue reading

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