Gallery lists for Frieze London and Frieze Masters, part of October edition of Frieze Viewing Rooms, released

Usually, at this point in the year, London would be prepping for one of the highlights of the art world: Frieze Week. However, like much of 2020, a typical Frieze Week, can’t go ahead, so instead, preparations are being made for the second edition of the Frieze Viewing Rooms, which will take place between October […]

KAWS’ COMPANION takes an out of this world trip, literally

Looking rather bashful with Earth as his backdrop, COMPANION took a day trip to space. Created by American artist KAWS, who once again teamed up with AllRightsReserved, the metallic sculpture soared above the clouds, 41.5 km from solid ground. So, technically, the work didn’t make it into space but he flew high enough to enter […]

Sotheby’s reports nearly £2 billion in sales thanks to online auctions

This week, international auction house Sotheby’s reported $2.5 billion (£1.9 billion) in sales so far this year much in part thanks to “innovation [and] adaptation.” According to a Monday report, over $285 million (£218 million) was brought in through online-only auctions and another $575 million (£441 million) was generated through private sales. When the pandemic […]

Frieze London and Masters to move online in October

Earlier this year, as the pandemic upended life as we knew it, much of the art world was put on hold. Fairs and auctions moved to online platforms while others were cancelled or postponed, and galleries and museums turned to virtual experiences to make up for closed doors. Frieze was among the fairs that were […]

Special edition works by Simone Leigh to benefit Color Of Change and the fight against racial injustice

Since George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police at the end of May, people and organisations in the US and elsewhere have been speaking up and doing more for the fight against racial injustice. To further the movement, renowned contemporary artist Simone Leigh is debuting a series of limited-edition sculptures that will specifically support Color […]

Howard University sues South Carolina couple over work by Charles White

Works by Charles White, a renowned African-American artist, have experienced somewhat of a renaissance in recent years as more and more collectors and museums have taken interest. The late artist’s market has grown substantially and last year, artist records were set in quick succession at auction, so the time seemed right for a South Carolina […]

Report predicts “cultural catastrophe” in UK as creative industries stand to lose £74 billion in wake of pandemic

As the UK moves forward in relaxing lockdown parameters, museums, galleries, and other arts and cultural organisations are anxious to have foot traffic once again. However, the anticipation of normalcy is tinged with a new report that found UK creative industries (an umbrella that includes many industries, from the visual arts to radio production) are […]