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Palazzi, parties and politics at the Venice Art Biennale

Palazzi, parties and politics at the Venice Art Biennale

Treadmills on army tanks, bamboo bridges at the Guggenheim and brunches at the back of the north wind – Flint’s snapshots from this year’s Venice Art Biennale. For the inauguration of Christie’s Biennale App last week, Flint joined the art world for the opening of what is widely recognised as the biggest international art exhibition.  What did we [...]


The Affordable Art Fair Spring 2011

The Affordable Art Fair Spring 2011

Georgie Grandy prepares for Battersea Park’s increasingly popular Affordable Art Fair Spring approaches and the Affordable Art Fair is back in its marquee in the middle of Battersea Park preparing to play host to over 20,000 visitors in just four days. It’s going to get busy. As a dealer I love this time of year.  [...]


Traffic Friezes but the art market mobilises in London

Traffic Friezes but the art market mobilises in London

Wol Balston does the rounds and gauges the market temperature during the busiest week of the UK art calendar London seems to be packed to the point of paralysis at the moment. I don’t know whether it is because the capital’s utility companies are coming to the end of their financial year, and, in a hideous [...]


Mixing heritage with Hockney

Mixing heritage with Hockney

Susannah Glynn explores the modern arts phenomenon that is sweeping through our country houses If you keep half an eye on the heritage world you might have noticed something a little different about some of our most revered historic properties this year. Contemporary art, once the preserve of the sterile white space, has been blazing [...]


A question of copyright

A question of copyright

Giles Huxley-Parlour on the rights and wrongs of the legal technicalities of photographic ownership I have recently been through a fascinating legal wrangle with Conde Nast over the ownership of work that my gallery exhibited, on behalf of a photographer that we represent. It goes to the very heart of the photography market – who [...]


Irving Penn a master of portraiture

Irving Penn a master of portraiture

Giles Huxley-Parlour on the National Portrait gallery’s homage to a master of portraiture The Irving Penn show at the National Portrait gallery (18th February – 6th June 2010) marks the latest in a run of welcome photography exhibitions in London, and pays homage to the recently deceased master. It had been planned, of course, while [...]