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.

Nan Goldin denounces the Sackler settlement giving plaintiffs $10 billion

Nan Goldin is many things, but slowing down is not one of them. Days after she was arrested outside the Governor of New York’s office protesting his inaction towards making safe injection sites available in New York City, the artist denounced the proposed settlement put forward by the Sackler family that would bring more than […]

Second Banksy artwork stolen from Paris

A Banksy artwork of a masked rat holding a knife was stolen in Paris. It was by no means a traditional art heist however, as the work had been stenciled on the back of a large traffic sign near the Pompidou Centre. The gallery, which holds the largest collection of contemporary artworks in Europe, made […]

Perrotin adds four new artists to its roster post-KAWS

It couldn’t have been easy for Perrotin to lose its star artist of 11 years, KAWS, especially at the peak of his auction market. Two months after his departure however, Perrotin seems to be back in full swing, having added four new artists to its roster: Gabriel de la Mora, Genesis Belanger, Claire Tabouret and […]

A Gentileschi masterpiece: possibly the most valuable UK museum acquisition in over a decade

Orazio Gentileschi’s masterpiece The Finding of Moses (1630’s) is possibly being acquired by London’s National Gallery, The Art Newspaper reports. It is currently on display at the museum, as per a loan agreement from an anonymous private collector, who is rumoured to be Graham Kirkham, the billionaire founder of the DFS sofa empire. The work was sold in […]

Nan Goldin was arrested protesting outside Governor Cuomo’s office

Nan Goldin was arrested along with 12 other members of PAIN, the activist group she founded to protest the opioid crisis, while protesting outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office in Manhattan on Wednesday. According to ARTnews, the protests were intended to raise awareness for the number of deaths by overdosing on opioid and prescription […]

Terry Allen Kramer’s art and furniture collection is headed to auction

Terry Allen Kramer was best-known for producing the iconic, Tony-winning, Broadway hit shows like Kinky Boots and Movin’ Out. Less-known about her, was her almost equal investment in the arts, amassing a seriously impressive collection of fine and decorative art as well as historic furniture and design works. Before Kramer passed away in May of this year […]

Giacometti sculpture damaged by cat, deemed ‘Worthless’ by experts, sells for £500,000

Fake or Fortune? is a BBC reality show where journalist Fiona Bruce along with art dealer Philip Mould investigate remarkable stories behind some of the world’s greatest artworks. The team employ old-fashioned detective skills and the latest forensic testing to reveal compelling stories of lost masterpieces, looted art, and authentication challenges. Last fall, they hosted […]