Katherine Keener

Katherine Keener is an art historian and art writer. Currently based in London by way of the USA, she finds inspiration in the ever-changing landscape of the art world.

Works from the Klapper Collection expected to bring in more than $50 million at auction

Christie’s is set to offer 20 artworks from the collection of Herbert and Adele Klapper in November and December. Medical student turned entrepreneur, Herbert Klapper was born in Brooklyn to a sewing machine salesman in 1926. When World War II hit, he was forced to end his studies in medicine to enlist in the United […]

The 2018 Turner Prize: time-consuming, but rewarding, intense, yet beautiful

The 2018 Turner Prize exhibitions at Tate Britain are not for the faint of heart. This year’s nominees are Naeem Mohaiemen, Forensic Architecture, Charlotte Prodger, and Luke Willis Thompson. Their exhibitions consist more or less exclusively of film works and are unapologetic for that. This means to see the exhibition in its entirety can take […]

Painting stolen in 1989 recently sold for £62,500 but remains in limbo

On 11 July 2018, the auctioneer’s gavel fell selling the ‘recently rediscovered’ Emma Sandys 1874 painting for £62,500 (estimated at £20,000 to £30,000) in Christie’s Victorian Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist Art sale. This sale, however, would not prove to be an easy or quick process for neither the anonymous buyer, seller, or auction house. The […]

Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf’s debut exhibition at the invitation of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum

In 2012, Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum began a series that would invite international artists into the museum’s archives to curate unique exhibitions. Thus far, American pop artist Ed Ruscha, who curated the inaugural exhibition in 2012, and potter Edmund de Waal, invited in 2016, have had the exciting, yet potentially overwhelming opportunity. 2018 will bring an […]

‘The Islamic world’ through the British Museum’s stunning new Albukhary Foundation Gallery

The British Museum‘s has massively overhauled Rooms 42 and 43 in its wings to make way for a stunning new permanent exhibition space. The newly named Albukhary Foundation Gallery is a beautifully designed environment highlighting centuries of Islamic art titled ‘The Islamic world’. Opened on the 18th of October, the galleries are notably larger – […]

Mikhail Karikis’s ‘No Ordinary Protest’ is no ordinary installation

You hear Mikhail Karikis’s No Ordinary Protest, before you see anything as you move from gallery to gallery in the Whitechapel Gallery. The dark blue walls are interrupted by the glow of UV masks in the images and video that runs while the expected silence of the gallery is disturbed by a mix of children’s […]

Beautiful, yet divided: experiencing the Wellcome Collection’s ‘Living with Buildings’

The Wellcome Collection’s newest free exhibition puts architecture and design in the lime light in ‘Living with Buildings’ which runs until 3 March 2019. With focus on the architecture of wellbeing, particularly concerning the development of medical institutions and their architecture, the flow of the exhibition is somewhat stunted but the overall show is beautiful. […]