An Abstract Sense Of Life  – Afshin Naghouni- exhibition 21 May – 30 June

An Abstract Sense Of Life – Afshin Naghouni- exhibition 21 May – 30 June

Born in Iran in 1969, Afshin Naghouni (Ash) immigrated to the United Kingdom in 1997 and lives in London where he works as a visual artist.Considered a child prodigy he started his oil painting training at the age of nine and won a number of regional and national painting competitions...

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The Rise of NFTs: Originality in the Digital Age 

The Rise of NFTs: Originality in the Digital Age 

In 1935, when Walter Benjamin analysed the theoretical implications of reproducing a work of art in The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, he would not have believed what the next 85 years would bring. Benjamin’s work is a rumination on the nature of value; a social...

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Alternative Investment: Art.

Alternative Investment: Art.

At a time when traditional markets are experiencing unprecedented turmoil, and investors can no longer rely on their established portfolios, they are seeking alternatives. Art, as a commodity, has long held an appeal to investors for the social caché it holds. In more recent years however, it has emerged as...

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Smith & Partner announce September 15th launch for new South Kensington gallery

Smith & Partner announce September 15th launch for new South Kensington gallery

Fine art consultancy and art investment experts Smith & Partner have announced that the launch of their South Kensington gallery will take place on September 15th 2020. The evening is set to be a memorable occasion with British artist Deborah Azzopardi in attendance alongside the some of the UK’s most...

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No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land

A bronze plaque by Charles Sargeant Jagger entitled No Man’s Land that was discovered in a house clearance is expected to fetch £20,000-25,000. Jagger is one of the most celebrated sculptors of the 20th Century and following active service in World War One, he is best known for his war...

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Portrait of the ‘accidental inventor’ of bottled beer comes to light at Ewbanks

Portrait of the ‘accidental inventor’ of bottled beer comes to light at Ewbanks

He may look a rather severe figure but Alexander Nowell, Dean of St Paul’s for 42 years throughout Elizabeth I’s reign, had a lighter side to his nature, as the man credited with inventing bottled beer. A cryptic letter that comes with the portrait has led to the discovery of...

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Chinese ceramics and works of art

Chinese ceramics and works of art

Semley Auctioneers holds four sales annually of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, and one area of collecting that has seen a remarkable rise in value since the turn of the millennium is that most revered of hardstones, jade. Jade, which encompasses nephrite and jadeite varieties, comes in a large range...

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Winners announced for underwater photography competition

Winners announced for underwater photography competition

An image of seals swimming under an Antarctic iceberg won top international honors at the 2020 Underwater Photographer of the Year awards in Coventry on 22 February. The competition had a record 5,500 submissions from 70 different countries. The winning image in the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition was...

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Teiji Hayama, FAME at Unit London: 16 January – 15 February.

Teiji Hayama, FAME at Unit London: 16 January – 15 February.

This January, Unit London presents FAME, the first London solo exhibition by the Japanese artist Teiji Hayama. The exhibition introduces a new body of oil paintings that examine what it means to be famous in the age of digital celebrity. In his 1986 novel Answered Prayers, Truman Capote created the...

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