Security systems installed to protect Bansky murals in Ukraine

Perhaps the world’s most famous and celebrated street artist, Banksy continues to create murals with a powerful, political message and is something of an icon. Technically regarded as illegal vandalism, Banky’s works have become globally recognised and extraordinarily valuable.  The artist usually explores political themes, hypocrisy, capitalism, greed and satirically critiques war. And this certainly… Read More >

Siberian abstract artist Ivan Gette exhibits at Red Eight Gallery next month

Red Eight Gallery is beyond thrilled to be representing Berlin-based painter Ivan Gette and to be giving our clients a unique opportunity to acquire some of his awe-inspiring abstract works.  Originally from Omsk, Siberia, in 1995, Gette’s parents decided to leave everything behind and move to Germany to give their children a better life. At… Read More >

Clumsy collector accidentally smashes $42,000 Jeff Koons balloon dog

An unlucky art collector had an expensive visit to a Miami art fair when they accidentally kicked a podium which had a $42,000 Jeff Koons sculpture sitting on top.  While Koons’ famous sculptures may look like balloons, they are in fact made from delicate porcelain, which the art fair visitors soon discovered as the 15-inch… Read More >

Bonham’s owner looking to sell auction house for $1bn

British auction house Bonham’s is up for sale by its private equity owner Epiris, according to a Bloomberg report.  Epiris has selected JPMorgan Chase & Co to advise the sale of the 230-year-old British house, valued at $1bn. Last year, Bonham’s annual sales topped $1 billion, Bloomberg said. A spokesperson for Epiris declined to comment… Read More >

The Colchester Globes: Unique Art Installation to arrive in Colchester summer 2023

We’re delighted to announce that one of Red Eight’s most unique, imaginative British artists, Will Teather, will be exhibiting his innovative site-responsive globes in Colchester this summer.  London Contemporary Art Prize finalist Will Teather has been awarded a commission by Arts Council England to bring his illusionary globes to Colchester city centre this summer of… Read More >

10 Must-see Masterpieces at the Louvre

Home to half a million works of art spanning from ancient civilisations to the mid-19th century, the Louvre is a masterpiece in and of itself. Renovated, rebuilt, altered and expanded over the years, this historic building retains parts of its original structure dating all the way back to the late 12th century.  This marvel was… Read More >


Available from 9 am on Thursday 23rd, is the limited edition exhibition print release of “New Beginnings” by Joe Webb. You can purchase these on the website or in the gallery. Available in framed and unframed versions, printed Silkscreen with diamond dust. Find out more here.


***** PRESS RELEASE***** BANKSY – VALENTINE’S DAY MASCARA ART INSTALLATION AT 28 PARK PLACE, MARGATE, CT9 1LE We are happy to confirm that the Banksy’s Valentine’s Day Mascara installation will be remaining in Margate for the foreseeable future. The renowned artwork will be relocated to DREAMLAND, Marine Terrace, Margate, CT9 1XJ, where it will be… Read More >

Banksy – Valentine’s Day Mascara

Banksy – Valentine’s Day Mascara art installation at 28 Park Place, Margate, CT9 1LE As CEO of Red Eight Gallery, The Royal Exchange, 9 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3LR I can confirm that we have been instructed by the house owner to handle the safe removal and promotion while a permanent home is sought. However, they… Read More >

Fine Art and Fashion join forces in celebration of pioneering Black women

Last month, on 23rd January 2023, contemporary African-American artist Mickalene Thomas collaborated with the creative director of Dior, Maria Grazia Chirui, on the scenography for the designer’s latest Dior haute couture show in celebration of pioneering Black women.  Chiuri has always championed women through collaborative projects and has worked with the likes of Judy Chicago,… Read More >

Mary Queen of Scots’ coded prison letters finally cracked

A team of codebreakers have cracked the long-lost secrets of Mary Queen of Scots’ letters that she wrote while imprisoned by her cousin Queen Elizabeth I more than 430 years ago. Experts believe this is the most significant discovery about Mary for more than a century.   More than 50 coded letters were found, dating from… Read More >

Harland Miller: Where Abstract Expressionism Meets the Written word

Considered something of a literary scholar, Harland Miller is a British artist and novelist best known for painting canvases that resemble classic vintage book covers.  Combing the intricacies of fine art with a Pop Art playfulness, Miller’s artworks are often witty and aesthetically striking, using vibrant colours and inspiration from psychology books of the 60s… Read More >

Iranian artists submit work anonymously for online exhibition to show solidarity with the brave people of Iran

An online 3D exhibition has gone live in support of the largest women-led Iranian freedom movement in history. The virtual project, titled “Women, Life, Freedom,” showcases works by 50 international contemporary artists, with more than half of them based in Iran. Launched by MOZAIK Philanthropy, a Los Angeles-based foundation, artists have submitted their works anonymously… Read More >

Art Davos 2023 brings attention to the patriarchy and climate change

Thousands of the world’s wealthiest gathered in the Swiss town of Davos to once again welcome the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.  The theme this year was given the name “Cooperation in a Fragmented World” to address the world’s most pressing global challenges while providing understanding and forward-looking solutions.   “The arts help people… Read More >

500 museums across the UK launch art project to confront mass biodiversity loss

More than 500 museums across the UK join with artists and environmentalists to launch an artist-led campaign highlighting biodiversity loss in the Uk.  Launched on January 24th by the UK’s leading arts charity, Art Fund, the project, titled “ The Wild Escape”, is one of the largest museum collaborations ever funded by the Arts Council… Read More >

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 >

Lisa Thomson launches iconic screen print of Queen Elizabeth II 

Female empowerment artist Lisa Thomson will be launching her most in-demand prints this Wednesday in memory of our beloved Queen.  We are delighted to support the release of 20 limited edition, 15 Colour silk screen prints of the original work, plus 10 limited edition 15 colour silk screen prints heavily hand-finished in acrylic and gold… Read More >

Banksy confirms seven new murals on war-damaged buildings in Ukraine

Renowned anti-authoritarian British street artist Bansky has confirmed seven new murals around Ukraine. His works can be found on buildings in various locations, including Kyiv, Borodyanka, and Irpin – some of the hardest hit by Russian airstrikes.  The first artwork to be identified displays a young female gymnast performing a handstand on a pile of… Read More >

Collectors and investors: what you need to know about selling your artwork

Art investing is unlike any other investment. It’s best to think of it as a unique asset class that appreciates in value. In fact, since the year 2000, blue-chip artwork has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 250%.  The bonus to investing in this alternative asset is that art still performs well despite market… Read More >

It’s Red Eight Gallery’s one-year anniversary!

We are beyond thrilled to be celebrating our beloved gallery’s one-year anniversary! Oh, how time flies!  During this last year, we’ve showcased some of the world’s most exciting emerging contemporary artists, hosted exclusive launch parties, and discovered outstanding new talent from around the world. But above all, we have supported our clients to get the… Read More >

Lisa Thomson has added three new pieces to her popular and successful “Icon” series.

Debbie Harry. Size: 70x80cm Medium: Acrylic on Canva With her iconic pout, shock of bleached white hair and revolving, ever-imitated outfit choices, the 70s style queen has always been (and still is) much more than Blondie’s lead singer. First emerging onto the scene as a Playboy bunny, and ending up as one of punk rock’s… Read More >

Abstract artist, Nick Bultman, rises to fame in just 18 months

We are thrilled to be representing outstanding abstract artist Nick Bultman, hailing all the way from Gilbert, Arizona.  In just 18 months, Nick has skyrocketed to viral success and has more than 250,000 followers across social media platforms such as Instagram and Tiktok.  His one-of-a-kind pieces have caught the eye of many well-known celebrities, such… Read More >

Fine art financing: supporting a creative, sustainable economy

Red Eight Gallery is proud to offer art financing as a flexible option for clients to finance their favourite one-of-a-kind pieces. Too often, art lovers and aspiring collectors miss out on the opportunity to purchase their favourite pieces due to the hefty upfront price tag. Art financing allows buyers to acquire art that would otherwise… Read More >

Andy Warhol’s 12-Foot-Tall ‘White Disaster’ painting could fetch $80 Million at auction

Andy Warhol’s White Disaster (White Car Crash 19 times), which displays a repeated black-and-white graphic of a fatal collision across a towering 12-foot tall and 6ft wide canvas, is estimated to sell for at least $80 million in New York this month.  Referred to as the ‘Pope of pop art,’ Andy Warhol is most recognised… Read More >

One of Britain’s youngest wildlife photographers turns the tide on extinction with his latest collection

We are over the moon to be representing one of Britain’s most talented wildlife photographers, William Fortescue, who has quickly made his mark on the art world for his breath-taking photographs of wild animals in their natural habitat.  Last week saw the opening night exhibition for his new art collection, “The Art of Survival,” a… Read More >

Artist Damien Hirst burns 1,000 of his paintings as part of his project “The Currency” 

On October 11th, one of Britain’s most well-known conceptual artists, Damien Hirst, started burning hundreds of his paintings after selling a series of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).  Hirst, who found fame in the 90s Young British Artist Scene for preserving dead animals, launched his first NFT collection, “The Currency” – a collection of 10,000 NFTs that… Read More >

Climate change activists throw soup at Van Gogh’s “sunflowers” painting 

Two climate change activists hurled the contents of two tins of tomato soup over Vincent van Gogh’s famous “Sunflowers” painting before kneeling to glue their hands to the gallery wall, shouting, “what is worth more, art or life?”  The environmental activist group, Just Stop Oil, which has recently made numerous headlines due to its high-profile… Read More >

Banking On Banksy

Last week saw our opening night exhibition, Banking on Banksy launch the new Red Eight Gallery. It was a resounding success, with over 600 people through the door on the night to see the first ever Banksy exhibition in the City of London. The exhibition contains over 35 Banksy works, from originals to screen prints… Read More >

What is next for Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, one of the most influential artists of our time, is known for his bold and political statements captured through his art. He exemplifies his political convictions and personal poetry through sculpture, photography and public works. Who could forget the one hundred million porcelain sunflower seeds at the Tate Modern in 2010; produced by… Read More >

The Pop Art Sculptor who Amplified Everyday Objects

Giant sweets, fruit, cake, ice cream, burgers and more – Claes Oldenburg was the master at creating food items into super-size sculptures, what he called ‘colossal monuments’ and erecting them in the most unexpected of locations. His art was sweet and fun and embodied the true character of pop art culture. Not only would Claes… Read More >

As the UK Economy Possibly Heads Towards a Downward Spiral the Strength of the Art Market is Defying All Odds.

As we enter the second half of the year it is very evident that the art market has skyrocketed. In a previous article, we looked at the famous Swiss collectors Thomas and Doris Amman’s collection who have contributed to this year’s sales tremendously. Between them and the collection by Texan heiress Anne M. Bass, approximately… Read More >

Key Reasons why Art Prints are Worth Your Investment

(A Collector’s Guide by Red Eight Gallery) Whether you are starting your first art collection or you are an experienced art collector, you cannot afford to miss investing in your first art print. A common misconception is that prints are not as valuable as the original piece. However, artists such as Joe Webb, have proved that… Read More >

Choose Love Limited edition charity silkscreen from Lisa Thomson

Lisa Thomson will be launching her first ever silkscreen print to raise vital funds for the war in Ukraine. The charity print will be available to purchase for a limited 72 hours. Russian troops invaded Ukraine on the night of 23 February 2022. The subsequent mass displacement of civilians from Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis inside… Read More >

The Top 10 Exhibitions You Won’t Want To Miss This Summer

One of the best things about visiting London are the world-class museums, galleries and exhibitions. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that nothing beats an in-person art encounter. This summer, London city is jam packed with the most insightful and creative exhibitions, whether you’re in London for a short visit or just want… Read More >

In Tribute Of The Late Doris & Thomas Ammann, Take A Look Inside The Art Collection Auctioning For Over $300 Million At Christies 

“The Marilyn silkscreen has been estimated to fetch $200 million, which would make it the most expensive 20th-century artwork ever to sell at auction.”  Christie’s will offer more than 100 masterworks – with an estimated value of $300 million – from the collection of the late Swiss siblings, gallerists Thomas and Doris Ammann across two… Read More >

Will Teather: “Magic Realism”

“Teather’s works frequently wrench us back and forth through time and style; As we are shifted between romanticism and classicism we are left entranced, entertained and certainly captivated by the uncertainties.” Professor Neil Powell, writer for Wall Street International Next month Red Eight Gallery will host Will Teather’s debut exhibition entitled “Magic Realism”. Teather has a… Read More >

Keith Haring: Subway Drawings

Legendary artist Keith Haring rose to prominence in 1980s New York within the East Village art scene alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer. He bridged the gap between the art world and the street, graffiting city subways and sidewalks before committing to a studio practice. Keith Haring drew over 5,000 chalk drawings over… Read More >

The Meditation of Emotions: Introducing Ivan Gette

“Art is only as good as the feelings it creates in you.” – Ivan Gette We’re delighted to introduce Ivan Gette, the newest member of our ever-growing Red Eight family. Ivan is an abstract artist based in Berlin who uses art and colour to mirror the modern media. His boldly interpretative, color-coded work represents how the… Read More >

New PANIK Collection Just Released

We’re delighted to release a brand new collection from esteemed street artist PANIK.  Born and raised in Camden, North London, PANIK started his graffiti paintings in 1999, influenced and propelled by the DIY attitude and energy of the many subcultures swirling around the city streets at the time. Using mixed media, including his own photography… Read More >

“Nomads”: Award-Winning Wildlife Photography

Red Eight Gallery are delighted to introduce William’s award winning collection, ‘Nomads’. These six stunning images depict Africa’s most iconic species in their natural habitats, displaying organic behaviours – a key element in William’s work. “Putting this collection together has been some of the most enjoyable and challenging work of my career. Knowing we had to top… Read More >

Christie’s £250 Million Sale Kicks Off Spring Auctions

Christie’s kicked off the spring auction circuit in style last week with an impressive £250 million sale held in both London and Shanghai. In total 95 lots out of 105 offered sold with works spanning the 20th and 21st centuries. Notably, this was the first time that Christie’s has added a Shanghai component to their… Read More >

“Intimacy”: New Lisa Thomson Exhibition Opens 10th March

Entitled “Intimacy”, Lisa Thomson’s new show in the Royal Exchange will feature a series of stunning original artworks by the talented young female artist. Timed to celebrate International Women’s Day, the show will feature some of Lisa’s powerful female icon portraits as well as selected nudes and hands. The show will run from March 11th until March 25th. Red Eight clients… Read More >

Last Few Joe Webb Original Artworks Remaining

Thanks to the great success of our Joe Webb “New Earth” exhibition, we just have a few remaining artworks still available for purchase. You can click the button below to view the remaining works, and please get in touch with us by emailing us at to reserve your chosen artwork.  We also have a… Read More >

A Return To Normality: Reviewing The Art Market In 2021

2021 has represented a return to normality for the art market, with pent-up demandfrom the COVID-19 pandemic and growing interest in NFTs from wealthy cryptocurrency investors driving record sales. One telling measure of this buoyant mood is performance at the fall art auctions in New York where sales in excess of $2.6 billion set a… Read More >

Joe Webb “New Earth” Exhibition February 10th-25th

Kicking off our busy exhibition schedule for 2022 is Joe Webb with “New Earth, a series of hand-crafted collages with profound messages embedded into each piece. The exhibition will run from February 10th to 25th at our Royal Exchange gallery space, with an invite-only Buyer’s Night on the 10th of February. Inspired by art from… Read More >

Miniature Banksy Model Auctioned For £1 Million

In the summer of 2021 cult British street artist Banksy was back in the headlines for “A Great British Spraycation” which featured nine works in East Anglian coastal towns. The most unusual work in the collection was a tiny model stable the artist discreetly inserted into a medieval model village in Great Yarmouth. It wasn’t… Read More >

A “New Frontier”: Annual Art Market Report 2021

“Two years on from the beginnings of the COVID-19, it’s fair to say that the art world is almost back to normal with pent-up demand driving record sales in 2021. Much of this activity has been driven by a combination of low interest rates, the wealth effect created by bullish stock markets, and a rising… Read More >

William Fortescue: Six Images Chosen For Monochrome Awards 2021

We’re delighted to announce that six images by the talented wildlife photographer William Fortescue have received awards at the Monochrome Awards 2021. Let’s hear from William himself on what the awards mean to him: “With my work over the last three years focused on African wildlife, featuring a major emphasis on elephant imagery, it was… Read More >

Introducing Joe Webb

Here at Red Eight Gallery we’re starting the new year by welcoming the talented Joe Webb to our ever-growing family of artists. Joe Webb started out as a graphic designer before falling out of love with the technology side of art and turning his attention to ‘analogue’ collage. Creating beautiful, hand-crafted collages with strong undercurrents… Read More >

The Ultimate Art Gift Guide

Looking for that special gift to impress a loved one, or perhaps for yourself? Below you’ll find our curated selection of some of our favourite pieces that are just perfect for festive gifting. Should you wish to place an order, please click below to contact us or reply directly to this email.  If you’d like a little more guidance, please… Read More >

William Fortescue: A Year Behind The Lens

“Trying to work out how to describe 2021 is like trying to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling with chopsticks. So, ignoring the obvious and refusing to use the words “unprecedented”, “lockdown”, or “socially distanced”, I’ll attempt to look back at 2021 with fondness for, despite its glaring faults, I’ve found lots to be positive about.“… Read More >

“Decades of Divine Beauty”: Bluntroller Pop-up Exhibition

Following our packed first exhibition at the Royal Exchange at the end of November, this week Red Eight Gallery will host an exclusive pop-up exhibition “Decades of Divine Beauty” featuring the work of talented urban artist Bluntroller. The show will run for two days only, on the 9th and 10th of December, at the Royal Exchange in… Read More >

Art Dealers Struggle To Keep Up With Demand At Art Basel Miami

After a two-year break, Art Basel Miami returned to the Miami Beach Convention Center earlier this week with strong attendance from celebrity art collectors and wealthy aficionados. According to Artnet, just within the first few hours of the preview tens of millions of dollars had already been spent. Although the event was reportedly less crowded than… Read More >

Reviewing Key Art Market Trends For 2021

As we approach the end of 2021, it’s a fitting moment to reflect on how key trends have played out across the year, and to reflect on what we can expect heading into 2022. The art market has largely recovered from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, with next year expected to bring further growth… Read More >

Red Eight Gallery Hosts First Exhibition At Royal Exchange

Red Eight Gallery celebrated a very well-attended opening night of Panik’s “Life Laundry” exhibition at our dedicated gallery space in the Royal Exchange on November 25th. The event was an opportunity for many of our clients to join us in exploring Panik’s latest work and to view our new home in the heart of the… Read More >

Art Market Overview Q3 2021

While there’s no denying 2021 remains an unusual year, the art world has seenstrong summer sales and the return of in-person exhibitions. Auction houses areall reporting sale rates that exceed pre-pandemic levels as collectors and dealersreturn to confidence levels not seen for almost two years years. The Art Basel and UBS mid-year review for 2021… Read More >

Life Laundry: Panik’s First Exhibition In A Decade

Graffiti artist Panik’s first exhibition in nearly a decade will be held at the new Red Eight Gallery space in the Royal Exchange. Born and raised in Camden, north London, Panik started painting graffiti in 1999, influenced and propelled by the DIY attitude and energy of the many subcultures swirling around the city streets at… Read More >

At The “Precipice”: Limited Edition Rhino Prints From William Fortescue

Red Eight Gallery is thrilled to announce a limited print run of wildlife photographer’s stunning “Precipice” image featuring a critically-endangered white rhino at Ol Pejeta in Kenya. “The fate of the rhino has long been, and remains today, in the balance. Once widespread they are declining in numbers frighteningly quickly and as a result stand… Read More >

“Monkey Business”: Introducing Will Teather

“Teather’s works frequently wrenches us back and forth through time and style; As we are shifted between romanticism and classicism we are left entranced, entertained and certainly captivated by the uncertainties.” Professor Neil Powell, writer for Wall Street International Red Eight is delighted to welcome British artist Will Teather to the family, and to showcase… Read More >

Introducing Boogie Moli

David Moli, or Boogie Moli as he’s better known, is a graffiti artist from Manchester, England. In his youth, Boogie was a semi-professional footballer for Liverpool and lived with Raheem Sterling during his time there. Since then he has established himself in the art world as a poster boy for professional footballers and their interest… Read More >

Q3 2021 Art Market Report

“Q3 has been packed with exciting releases and events here at Red Eight Gallery, including a brand-new series named “Iconic” by up-and-coming Lisa Thomson which explores female icons in the arts world. We’re also delighted to be able to offer ten original artworks by Alec Monopoly, the NYC street artist who’s been called “the most… Read More >

Precipice: William Fortescue’s New Rhino Print Release

Red Eight Gallery is delighted to announce the release of “Precipice”, a brand-new print from acclaimed wildlife photographer William Fortescue: “The fate of the rhino has long been, and remains today, in the balance. Once widespread they are declining in numbers frighteningly quickly and as a result stand on the precipice of extinction.  When shooting white rhino images… Read More >

Understanding The Fine Art Photography Market

Photography may have not yet reached the incredible heights of the world’s top blue chip artists, but strong performance in recent years marks it as a sector to watch for art investors. “An Exciting Niche” Data from Artnet’s recent analysis of the fine art photography market paints a picture of “an exciting niche with a… Read More >

Iconic: Lisa Thomson New Series

We’re very excited to announce the launch of Lisa Thomson’s new series, Iconic, which explores some of the greatest women to have graced the arts as well as Europe’s royal houses. To enquire about pricing and availability, please click below or email Introducing Lisa Thomson Inspired by the human form and unique colour combinations,… Read More >

Financial Times Exclusive: Banking On Banksy

Red Eight Gallery’s very own Julian Usher recently spoke to the FT Adviser about the merits of contemporary art investment: “After “Great British Spraycation” put Banksy back in the spotlight over the summer, demand for the iconic street artist’s work shows no signs of abating. During H1 2021 a total of 27 Banksy originals sold… Read More >

Exclusive Alec Monopoly Release

Called “the most successful artist that art-world insiders don’t take seriously” by Artnet, Alec Monopoly is a bit of a controversial figure in the art world. He was the most searched for artist on Artnet’s price database in 2019 and his celebrity following includes Snoop Dogg and Miley Cyrus.  Alec Monopoly grew up in NYC… Read More >

Exclusive William Fortescue NFT Launch

NFTs are an exciting new concept in the art world, and we’re thrilled to be at the forefront of this emerging opportunity. The origins of NFTs go back to 2012 when the tech world first came up with the idea of issuing actual assets like real estate on a secure blockchain. This might sound complicated,… Read More >

Red Eight Attends Jet-Set Luxury Lifestyle Event

Over the weekend Red Eight Gallery attended The Elite London, the exclusive luxury lifestyle showcase held at the private airfield Wycombe Air Park in the Chilterns. The annual event features over 225 luxury brands offering the very finest things in life from private jet charters and top-of-the-range sports cars to yachts and property development. Also on… Read More >

Contemporary Art, Fine Wine & Cigars

Last week Red Eight Gallery hosted an exclusive event in partnership with premium cigar brand Davidoff and cigar writer Nick Hendry. Guests were treated to an evening of fine wines and cigar sampling on the terrace of the Oeno House wine boutique in London’s Royal Exchange. Nick Hendry was on hand to talk guests through… Read More >

Banksy’s “A Great British Spraycation”: Commodification or Cover-Up?

Banksy seems never far from the headlines these days. The world’s most loved anonymous street artist was back in the news over the summer for “A Great British Spraycation” featuring nine works in East Anglian coastal towns.  The new works feature Banksy’s characteristic hard-hitting social commentary like the cluster of hermit crabs at Cromer, one… Read More >

Complimentary Tickets To The Elite London

Red Eight Gallery will attend this year’s The Elite London luxury lifestyle showcase held over the 17th-18th of September. This exclusive event features over 225 luxury brands exhibiting at the private airfield Wycombe Air Park which is set in the stunning Chilterns. The action-packed event offers visitors the chance to indulge in the finer things… Read More >

Introducing Robyn Ward

“Each layer depicts a different fragment of time, often they are screenshots of parts of my life.” Contemporary Irish painter Robyn Ward was born in Dublin and grew up in Northern Ireland where he cut his teeth creating large-scale graffiti works on derelict buildings. He later honed his self-taught talent in studios and collectives across… Read More >

Art Market Report Q2 2021

After a challenging 18 months, I’m sure we’re all looking forward to taking time out to be with family and friends this summer. There’s no denying that the art market has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with the closures of gal- leries and cancellation of many leading art fairs. Fortunately the market has en-… Read More >

Art Market Confidence At Seven-Year High

According to art market analysts at ArtTactic, confidence in the art market has just hit its highest point since January 2014. The stats come from a survey conducted every six months involving 113 art market professionals and was last carried out in mid-July. The current confidence level is ranked at 80.6 out of 100, a… Read More >

Are NFTs the future of the art market?

Red Eight Gallery has partnered with Rare.Market to offer our clients the unique opportunity to get involved in the booming digital art market. For the very first time collectors and investors are now able to buy a piece of physical art and also receive exclusive digital ownership of that work as a non-fungible token (NFT)…. Read More >

Red Eight Gallery Joins Artnet

Red Eight Gallery has just joined Artnet, the leading online art platform connecting collectors with galleries and artists all over the world. The popular site is visited by 31 million art enthusiasts and collectors annually, making it the ideal place for Red Eight Gallery to showcase the work of our talented emerging artists to a… Read More >

Rare.Market NFT Partnership

Red Eight Gallery is very excited to announce a new partnership with Rare.Market that will bring together the worlds of physical and digital art like never before. Rare.Market is a new kind of auction company using technologies, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs), to facilitate the sale of physical and digital artwork on the blockchain.   Through the partnership,… Read More >

Confidence Returns: Art Market Report Q1 2021

Recent analysis by Artprice reveals that the art market remains robust despite significant ongoing turbulence caused by the global pandemic. Positive COVID-19 vac- cine news in the final months of 2020 had markets looking to 2021 with optimism, and hope for a return to something more “normal.” Many investors retreated to cash in a year… Read More >

“A Reflection Of The Now”: Panik Introduces New Collection

Panik introduces his new collection inspired by the limitations and introversions of a locked-down world: “Physical interaction with the outside world has always been key for me. I never liked computer games growing up, my attention span wouldn’t allow me to get lost in the world of fictional books, and Sci-fi or fantasy films were… Read More >

Introducing William Fortescue

Talented wildlife photographer William Fortescue is driven by his passionate desire to depict wild animals in their natural environment, undisturbed by human interference. Upon leaving school he went to work in the Masai Mara, one of Africa’s most popular game reserves, as an intern for Governors’ Camp Collection. Here William learnt how to host safaris, run… Read More >

Contemporary Art Blossoms Despite Covid-19

In the past 20 years the number of auction houses participating in the Contemporary art market has close to doubled and the number of lots sold has multiplied by six. Formerly a very small segment of the overall art market, the Contemporary art segment now accounts for 15% of the global art market. Driving this… Read More >

Rachel Chamberlain Print Competition

We’re giving one lucky individual the opportunity to win an exclusive Rachel Chamberlain PRINT of their choice. Rachel uses mantras and meditations as an effective tool to raise her frequency. Her paintings capture her voice in harmony with the universe in color and light. Oil paint and gold leaf create an interplay where light, color,… Read More >

Are Online Art Sales The Future?

As a result of the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic, the global art market is now more innovative, more digital, and consequently more accessible to more people. Many of the world’s leading art fairs and galleries turned to online sales to keep their sales buoyant and online viewing rooms have quickly become the norm over… Read More >

Introducing Symble

We’re very proud to announce a brand-new addition to the Red Eight family, the talented Symble who is making waves on the London art scene and beyond. Born and raised in gritty south London, Symble grew up in a big family of five brothers and a sister. Whilst his brothers kicked footballs around the 6-year-old… Read More >

The Art Market In 2020

2020 was a year like no other, and economies and markets across the globe are still reeling from the impact of the pandemic as we head into 2021. Here we take a look back at how the art world weathered the storms of 2020, as well as looking with optimism towards 2021 and what this… Read More >

Annual Art Market Report 2020

Red Eight Gallery has just released our dedicated Annual Art Market Report 2020 featuring expert analysis of how the art world has risen to the difficulties of the past year. Key trends include the rapid rise of online auctions and virtual exhibitions, as well as greater market accessibility and growing participation from newer and younger… Read More >

Limited Edition Rachel Chamberlain Print Run

I am very proud to announce the release of a Red Eight Gallery exclusive print drop with Rachel Chamberlain. We have been working with Rachel for a number of years and have seen a great response to her work. Typically she produces large format Oil on Canvas work priced between £12-30k. Rachel uses mantras and meditations as… Read More >

Contemporary Art Auction Turnover Up 2100% Since 2000

As collectors increasingly embrace Basquiat and Banksy over the Old Masters and 19th Century art, Contemporary art has become the main driver of growth for the global art market over the past two decades. The Contemporary Art Market Report 2020 recently published by Artprice analyses two decades of Contemporary art auction results, painting a portrait… Read More >

Collecting Art During A Global Pandemic

As activity winds down on the art market for the holiday season, it’s time to reflect and take stock of one of the strangest years in recent memory. While finalised end-of-year figures are yet to be published, 2020 has been characterised by art fair cancellations and gallery closures tempered by booming online art sales and… Read More >

Square Mile Watch Awards In Association With Red Eight Gallery

Square Mile magazine has just announced the winners of this year’s Watch Awards which was proudly sponsored this year by Red Eight Gallery. Competition was particularly stiff this year with the longest ever shortlist in the history of the awards. Here’s our pick of this year’s winners which are as much exquisite works of art… Read More >

Covid has “turbo-charged the online art market”

In the words of Robert Read, Head of Art and Private Clients at Hiscox, the Covid-19 pandemic has “turbo-charged the online art market” with a dramatic uptick in sales over the past year. Hiscox have just released part two of their Online Art Trade Report 2020 following on from the first part published in July… Read More >

Covid-19 Drives Boom In Contemporary Art & Emerging Artists

The ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a recent trend towards Contemporary Art and also boosted support for emerging artists at a time when the arts face immense challenges.  Contemporary Art Outperforms Wider Market According to Sotheby’s Mei Moses (SMM) All Art Index which tracks art market prices by analysing repeat auction sales,… Read More >

Q3 2020 Art Market Report

Red Eight Gallery has just released our dedicated Q3 2020 Art Market Report with the latest findings from our expert analysts. Overall the report paints a positive image for art investors despite the unprecedented damage the global Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked on the wider economy.  Market Resilience Across 2020 The art market has remained resilient… Read More >

How To Buy Art During the Covid-19 Pandemic

With numerous galleries forced to close and the world’s big art fairs cancelled, the way we buy art has been completely transformed. Julian Usher, Red Eight Gallery’s Sales Director, shares his expert tips on how to buy art during a global pandemic and ponders whether the art world will ever be the same after this… Read More >

Deutsche Bank Shifts Focus To Emerging Artists

Deutsche Bank has just announced intentions to sell off around 200 artworks to shift the focus of its corporate collection to contemporary and emerging artists. The Deutsche Bank collection first began to pivot to contemporary art back in 1997, but this more significant sell-off echoes a more general trend in the art world towards contemporary… Read More >

Red Eight Sponsors Square Mile Watch Awards

Red Eight Gallery is delighted to be the headline sponsor for this year’s Square Mile Watch Awards. As London’s fastest-growing new gallery we see a natural synergy between a fine watch and a work of art. Our ethos centres around discovering exciting up-and-coming artists whose work is as rich in potential as it is in… Read More >

Art As An Alternative Investment

Art investment is quickly gaining popularity as an alternative asset with around 55% of wealth managers now reporting requests from their clients for assistance in purchasing art and other collectibles. If you are considering taking the plunge into the art market, there are plenty of reasons why art can be a very sound investment as… Read More >

What Determines The Value Of Art?

Art is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative investment asset. Low correlation to global equities and minimal risk make it a compelling option for those looking to diversify their portfolio. There’s also the added benefit of acquiring something beautiful to display in your office or home that will appreciate in value over the coming years…. Read More >

Introducing Lisa Thomson

Up-and-coming young artist Lisa Thomson is one of our favourite recent discoveries here at Red8 Gallery, and we’re thrilled to be able to feature her new series “I am Woman”. Lisa initially pursued Fine Art before deciding to study Woven Textile Design at the University of Brighton. These twin influences are immediately apparent in her… Read More >

Double Entendre: Introducing Dangerous Minds

Dangerous Minds was founded by artists Michael Lake-McMillan and Alan Stuart who decided to start working together in 2014, drawn together by a mutual passion for exploring the absurd and the provocative. Prior to setting out on this new adventure, both had been involved in the creation of bizarre props and installations. Their work today… Read More >

What To Expect When Buying Art With Red8 Gallery

One of the greatest benefits of investing in fine art is that you actually get to enjoy your investment and it can even have a transformative impact on your home or office space. Here at Red8 Gallery we always advise our clients to invest in pieces which will deliver both potential future returns and genuine… Read More >

Introducing Adel Dauood

From his early years Adel Dauood showed a natural flair and talent for artistic expression, taking up drawing in his fifth grade at school and participating in numerous painting competitions. This nascent interest was nurtured and inspired by those close to him who gave him the freedom to experiment and explore. Adel went on to… Read More >

Cayla Birk: Secrets Decoded

Red8 Gallery favourite and young rising star Cayla Birk creates cryptic canvases laden with hidden meaning from her Palm Beach studio. One of our hottest new discoveries for 2020, Cayla celebrated her first solo show named “Throwing Shade” at Maddox Gallery in Los Angeles last October and recently spoke to Artnet about her love of… Read More >

Artists Reflect On The Covid-19 Pandemic

Against a backdrop of unprecedented global upheaval and untold loss, the Covid-19 pandemic has also given many of us time to reflect on the status quo. For many in the art world, the present situation we find ourselves in has presented an inspiring opportunity to imagine and create a better world and embrace a new… Read More >

Richard Hambleton: The Godfather Of Street Art

Nicknamed the “Godfather of street art”, the late Richard Hambleton was born in Vancouver in 1952 and is best known for his sinister shadowman silhouettes daubed on buildings in New York. Hambleton studied at the Vancouver School of Art and began his striking “Image Mass Murder” series in 1976, taking influence from the chalk outlines… Read More >

Covid-19: What Does The Future Hold For The Art Market?

As Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on the markets, what does the future hold for the art world? We’re already seeing substantial changes to the way art is being viewed, purchased and auctioned, but what can investors expect to see over the next year or so? Naturally, the first consideration is market performance. While the… Read More >

Introducing London’s Sky High Graffiti Artist Panik

Co-founder of the ATG crew and renowned for his remarkable head for heights, Panik has become one of London’s most sought-after graffiti artists. Red8 is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the artist whose eye-catching work has been exhibited all over the world. Born and raised in Camden in north London, Panik’s journey… Read More >

What happens to the art market during a recession?

With major stock market tumbles and growing economic uncertainty, the shockwaves of Covid-19 look set to ravage the world’s economy for months if not years to come. At these times many investors put their trust in alternative investments like art, fine wine and gold since they are perceived to hold their value better than global… Read More >

The Healing Power Of Art

In recent years artists, therapists, collectors and curators have begun to recognise the power of art to bring beneficial health effects. During times of personal and global crisis, art can offer a positive counterpoint to the endless cycles of bad news and even bring relief for conditions like anxiety and PTSD. Research has long demonstrated… Read More >

Street Art On The Podium

A key trend for 2019 has been the continuing rise of street art with more and more pieces seen on auction podiums across the globe. This includes superstar street artists like Kaws and Banksy, but also lesser-known rising stars like Invader, Stik, Shepard Fairey and Vhils. This is a trend that we can expect to… Read More >

Contemporary Art Performs Well

Contemporary art continues to perform strongly according to the Artprice by Artmarket report. Over the past 19 years the trade in contemporary artworks has rocketed by 1800% with the Contemporary Art price index rising 22% over 2018-2019. This sector is particularly exciting for investors since the majority of these artists are living and thus the… Read More >

Record Lots Sold At Auction

Highlights of the report include a new historical high for the number of lots sold globally at auction which hit 550,000 during 2019 with an impressive average lot price of $24,300. This represents the highest number of lots sold in any year since 1945. These lots sold for a total of $13.3 billion which is… Read More >

2019 Annual Art Market Report Shows Record Transactions & Consistent Growth

Confidence remains buoyant in the art world with a record number of transactions achieved across the previous 12 months according to the 2019 Annual Art Market Report from Artprice by Artmarket. The 22nd annual report has been put together by one of the world’s leading art market research providers which curates global rankings of top-selling… Read More >


Considered one of the most talented portrait painters of our time and regularly compared with Freud, Auerbach and De Kooning, Paul Wright is best known for his bold pops of colour and decisive brush strokes which create a provocative combination of abstraction and likeness. Mostfeature studies of the human head, with famous subjects including Winston… Read More >

Banksy in Bristol

A new artwork spotted in Bristol has been confirmed as the work of world-famous street artist Banksy after the artist posted images of it on his Instagram account and website. The piece features a girl firing red flowers into the air with a slingshot and has been dubbed “the Valentine’s Banksy” since it seems to… Read More >