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.

Monet travels to China

A major exhibition just launched at Bund One Art Museum in Shanghai, bringing a haul of iconic paintings by Monet and other Impressionist masters and taking advantage of a slowed down art world due to global lockdown measures. Monet and Impressionist Masterpieces is a triumph of art, diplomacy and out of the box thinking that […]

The Late Prince Philip was a devoted patron of the arts and a hobbyist painter — here are some of his most notable pursuits

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth, passed away last week at Windsor Castle, at age 99. The Duke was a patron, president or a member of more than 780 organizations, and continued to support them and various other causes well after his retirement. He is best known for founding the […]

Nina Chanel Abney continues to reach new heights

The painter Nina Chanel Abney has been on a steady ascent since she first unveiled her visceral fusions of abstraction and figuration at the Kravets Wehby Gallery in New York City in 2008. Since then, she quickly developed a distinctive method, improvising images using scores of stenciled shapes and symbols, and graffiti-like touches of spray […]

Collection of Texas Heiress Anne Marion Expected to Fetch $150m at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s New York has secured the rights to consigning the latest trove of a private art collection to hit the market, belonging to the late Texan heiress and rancher Anne Marion, who died last year at the age of 81. The collection, which is valued at over $150m, is rich in works by American postwar […]

Van Gogh and Hockney in Houston: a collision of superstars

David Hockney was 16 when he first came across the work of Vincent Van Gogh at Manchester Art Gallery. “I do remember thinking he must have been quite a rich artist. He could use two whole tubes of blue to paint the sky in one painting,” he remarked during an interview with Hans den Hartog […]

A tale of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Angelina Jolie

What do Angelina Jolie, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt have in common? To the surprise of many, the answer is a painting. The actor, director and philanthropist is now selling the only painting created by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during the second world war, and the work is expected to fetch up to […]

Botticelli painting fetches record $92m at auction

One of the greatest portraits ever painted by Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli sold on January 28 at Sotheby’s New York for a record $92.2 million. In a sale that marked the first major auction of the year, Botticelli’s “Young Man Holding a Roundel” saw competitive transatlantic bidding between representatives in New York and London, with […]