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.

“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 […]

John Baldessari’s Legacy

John Baldessari, the widely influential conceptual artist who helped transform Los Angeles into a global art haven through his work and decades of teaching, passed away on Thursday at his home in Venice, Los Angeles at the age of 88. Baldessari’s best-known work, a lithograph from 1971 titled “I Will Not Make Any More Boring […]

The biggest exhibitions around the world in 2020

From Artemisia to Abramović, Old Masters to Olmecs, and Richter to Roman antiquities, here are 2020’s most anticipated exhibitions around the world. Christo and Jeanne-Claude at the Centre Pompidou in Paris Centre Pompidou, Paris, 18 March-15 June Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude first conceived the idea of wrapping the Arc de Triomphe when they […]

France blocks export of Cimabue masterpiece found in kitchen

The discovery of a 13th Century Cimabue painting at an elderly woman’s home in northern France made headlines in September and now the French government has given it national treasure status by blocking its export. After being overlooked by the woman and her family as just another religious iconography, it was spotted by auctioneer Philomène […]