Archaeologists Unearth Massive Viking Hall in Denmark

Archaeologists from the Historical Museum of Northern Jutland in Denmark have uncovered the remains of a large structure dating back to the late Viking Age. Unlike any other in the area, it is the largest building of its kind to be discovered in more than a decade. It is believed to have functioned as a… Read More >

People and places that shined a spotlight on Indigenous Art in 2022

The amount of Indigenous art collected and appropriately contextualised by creative organisations worldwide still remains pretty slim. But public awareness is increasing thanks to a few specialised curators of Indigenous art at major museums and many individual artists and curators outside those institutions.  We’d like to give a big shout-out to some of the organisations… Read More >

The Louvre creates a more ‘comfortable visit’ by limiting daily visitors

The historic Louvre in Paris is the world’s largest, most-visited museum and home to some of the most well-known works, including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.  In 2022, 7.8 million people visited the Louvre, reaching 45,000 visitors on the museum’s most crowded days. Shortly after Laurence des Cars was announced as the first-ever… Read More >

Struggling artist Brett Goodroad soars to success after a New Yorker review

Brett Goodroad’s life changed forever after an unexpected visitor attended his 2021 exhibition at Cushion Works in San Francisco. Highly acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and critic Hilton Als attended Goodroad’s exhibition after his friend, Jordan Stein, founder of Cushion Works, convinced him. Blown away by what he saw, Als wrote Goodroad a rave review of… Read More >

Punk legend Ray Rossi turns to abstract art

We are incredibly excited to be working with punk legend Ray Rossi and to be giving our clients the fantastic opportunity to add his Pollock-style abstract canvases to their collections.  You may not associate Rock-star Rossi with exquisite hand-painted masterpieces, but this founding father of the punk revolution has painted pictures for a number of… Read More >

7 most talked about art world lawsuits in 2022

What would the art world be without a few shocking scandals every now and again? While rare masterpieces being sold for small fortunes, famous painters opening galleries, and news of up-and-coming artists tend to draw attention in the art world; a lawsuit can sometimes lead to a complete restructuring of how art is bought, sold… Read More >

A crate of Van Gogh paintings once sold for less than 50 pence

Vincent Van Gogh’s 1882 painting, Beach at Scheveningen in Calm Weather (above), was auctioned for an impressive $2.8m at Sotheby’s, New York, on 14th November.  As the artist’s earliest surviving oil painting, the piece remains one of his most prominent works. What adds to the charm of this piece is that it was painted on… Read More >

Activist and artist Keith Haring brought gay art and safe sex onto the streets 

Inspired by the vibrancy of pop art, the political undertones of street art and the social issues present at the time, Keith Haring was one of the defining artists of the 80s. Starting out making chalk drawings in subway stations, Haring evolved his art to use paint, performance, videos, murals and art merchandise. But it… Read More >

80-year-old Parisian Gallerists sentenced to jail after stealing Picasso works

On November 18, two French gallery owners were found guilty of buying and concealing art stolen from Catherine Hutin, daughter of Picasso’s second wife, Jacqueline Roque, and Sylvie Baltazart-Eon, daughter of Picasso’s gallerist Aimé Maeght. More than 550 of Picasso’s drawings and prints were stolen by owners of Paris Gallery Belle et Belle – 80-year-old… Read More >