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.

Thousands of Artists Endorse Bernie Sanders

As of Monday afternoon, more than 1,600 artists, designers, critics, curators, educators, musicians, performers, writers and other arts professionals have officially endorsed Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for US President. An open letter endorsing Sanders has received more than 1,600 signatures so far after being released by the organization Artists4Bernie, which identifies […]

Steve Wynn pays $105 million for 2 Picasso works

Casino magnate and billionaire Steve Wynn has reportedly paid around $105 million for a pair of Picasso paintings from the Donald Marron collection, reported the Wall Street Journal. The sale marked the first high-profile purchase made from the Marron estate, which made headlines last week when three mega galleries, Pace, Gagosian and Acquavella, announced that […]

Amoako Boafo makes his auction debut with a major sale of a work completed less than a year ago

Phillip’s postwar and contemporary art evening sale on Thursday in London was less of a smashing success  but a few standout lots garnered a lot of attention. The auction brought in a total of £21.1 million, barely topping its low estimate of £18.1 million. Among the many great paintings sold was a particularly frenzied lot […]

“I’m going to turn this painting into money for criminal justice reform”

Agnes Gund has quite the impressive résumé. She is President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and Chairwoman of both its International Council as well as MoMA PS1. She is also a renowned collector, philanthropist and arts patron, having amassed a star-studded collection of modern and contemporary art. She has […]

Tate posts a £40k ‘Head of Coffee’ job and faces backlash over low curator pay

Despite the backlash, Tate has defended its latest job posting for a head of coffee role with a salary of nearly £40,000, slightly more than the average salary of a London-based curator. Criticism of the role highlights how low museum wages are. According to Glassdoor, the average annual salary for a curator based in London […]

Despite fraught politics and the corona virus, Villepin is bullish about Hong Kong

Seemingly unfazed by the protests and fears related to the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin and his son Arthur are moving forward with their plans to establish an ambitious new gallery in Hong Kong this March. The father and son duo say that they will be establishing their […]

Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture at Taliesin to close after 88 years

The School of Architecture at Taliesin, established by Frank Lloyd Wright almost 90 years ago, will be closing its doors in June, after failing to come to a financial agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The school released a heartfelt statement saying that its board was forced to make the “gut-wrenching decision” to close […]