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Affordable Art Fair’s founder Will Ramsay

Affordable Art Fair's founder Will Ramsay

When Will Ramsay founded the fair in 1999 his aim was to make contemporary art accessible to everyone, and to show you don’t need to be an art expert or a millionaire to enjoy and buy art. Ten years on The Affordable Art Fair is a leading showcase for contemporary art. Renaissance’s Assistant Editor Annabel [...]


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 [...]


First Steps in Collecting

First Steps in Collecting

Starting a collection can be daunting, but if you go with what you like and seek good advice, you’ll soon get the hang of things. The trick is to do your homework. Many years ago, on a trip to Paris, my mother saw a small painting she loved. After several days of stopping to gaze [...]


Art Market: Birds, Beasts and Bottles

Art Market: Birds, Beasts and Bottles

With the market almost back to full buoyancy and the autumn art fairs gearing up, there are a few exciting things coming up to thrill the collector. Two on my radar are snapshots of American history and culture that we still understand today. The Birds of America by John James Audubon will go on sale [...]


Can private philanthropy fill the shortfall in UK arts budget?

Can private philanthropy fill the shortfall in UK arts budget?

Susannah Glynn examines the implications of government cuts to The Arts sector For those involved in the art world, the abolition of the UK Film Council and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council in July were simply the latest in a series of blows to have fallen on the culture sector since May. In just [...]