Leonidas Kalai

Leonidas is based in London and works on the research team for Artsy, the global online art platform. Originally from Syria and Greece, Leonidas lived in both countries before attending university in Boston, Massachusetts. When not at work, Leonidas can be found immersed in London's art scene.

SI Newhouse’s $150m art collection up for auction

Christie’s New York announced that it will be presenting 11 extraordinary works from the famous collection of Samuel Irving “S.I.” Newhouse Jr., expected to bring in over $130m. The amount will of course be led by the iconic Jeff Koons Rabbit sculpture, which could beat the artist’s auction record of $58.4m with it’s $50-70m estimate. […]

Market for VR is tested at Frieze New York

The trend toward experiencing art as opposed to simply viewing it has proven to be a great way to attract more people into museums and galleries. This is especially seen with record-setting installations like Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room for instance, but the question remains whether these crowd-pleasing installations have an effect on the market for […]

Pierre Bonnard: The bright memories of a troubled soul

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) skipped Fauvism and Cubism, the major movements of his time, in pursuit of something more personal. “I do not belong to any school,” he famously said in 1891. “I am only trying to do something personal, and I am trying to unlearn what I worked so hard to learn during four years […]

David Zwirner will represent Paul Klee’s Estate, who has never before worked with a gallery

David Zwirner Gallery will now represent the family of visionary Swiss-German artist Paul Klee (1879-1940), who up until now have never officially joined forces with any commercial gallery. A solo show of works taken directly from the family’s collection was subsequently scheduled to open in the gallery’s Chelsea space in September. The gallery also announced […]

Blockchain-based art registry Artory raises $7.3m in funding

Since its official launch in 2016, the blockchain-based art registry Artory has been leading the push in making crypto-technology more than just a buzzword in the art world. With $7.3 million raised in Series A funding, it just got its biggest vote of confidence yet. Among the investors are Hasso Plattner Capital and David Williams, […]

Kamel Mennour to show ‘rediscovered’ Caravaggio in Paris gallery

The famous painting depicting Judith beheading Holofernes, which recently caused controversy for its attribution to Caravaggio by the Old Masters specialist Eric Turquin, will go on show at Galerie Kamel Mennour in Paris this week (18 April – 4 May). The piece will be displayed next to French Artist Daniel Buren’s site-specific work, Pyramidal, haut-relief […]

Larry Gagosian launches an art advisory firm

The 73-year-old mega-dealer Larry Gagosian is starting an art advisory firm in New York, appointing former Christie’s executive Laura Paulson to head up the new initiative. The announcement was made yesterday along with two other initiatives: the appointment of Andrew Fabricant to the recently created position of Chief Operating Officer of the gallery; and the […]