Contemporary Art

Reflections on LAPADA 2017 & an Exclusive Art Preview!

Reflections on LAPADA 2017 & an Exclusive Art Preview!
Harriet Lodge, October 24, 2017

Walking towards LAPADA Art Fair you are met with an impressive view of a building that seems to fit perfectly within the high end and opulent area of Berkeley Square, Mayfair. Surrounded by exclusive restaurants, brands such as Rolls Royce and couture fashion houses, the mid eighteenth century sculptured square provides the perfect setting for a splendid display of antique treasures and modern masterpieces. 

View Article

Artworld Gaffes of 2017

Artworld Gaffes of 2017
Katie Smith, September 25, 2017

There is an autumn chill in the air as the UK Art World transitions from summer exhibitions to the closing season of 2017. As we look ahead towards 2018 we could review the notable successes of British Artists and Institutions so far this year… Or just for a moment, we can choose not to linger on past glories and instead consider those unfortunate events which we must now view with good humour in hindsight:

View Article
Categories: Contemporary Art, Fine Art

Fine Arts Funding Cuts

Fine Arts Funding Cuts
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 27, 2017

In times of economic struggle, it is sadly the art industry that face cuts to their funding. The UK Arts Council has seen its funding slashed by millions in previous years, leading to fewer performances and exhibitions and less opportunities for people to engage with the arts. 

View Article
Categories: Contemporary Art, Fine Art

Brexit Art: The Art World Responds

Brexit Art: The Art World Responds
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 3, 2017

Brexit has rocked not only the country but the entire world. The repercussions have been felt in a wide range of sectors and opinions on the UK’s departure from the EU have been vociferous. As ever, the art world has been publically expressing their views on the matter through a variety of different mediums. 

View Article

Sotheby’s November Sales Set New Records

Sotheby’s November Sales Set New Records
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, November 30, 2016

Sotheby’s have completed their November Sales in New York with a contemporary art evening sale, which totaled a huge $276.6 million. This lot was not only the week’s most impressive in terms of total sum, but also due to its sell-through of 94%, with only 4 out of the 64 lots failing to be sold. 

View Article

The Impact of Brexit on the Art Market

The Impact of Brexit on the Art Market
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, September 30, 2016

Brexit has impacted on a variety of industry sectors around the world and the art market is no exception. Britain has the third largest art market in the world with more than 7,800 British art and antique businesses and a 65% share of the EU’s art and antiques market.

View Article
Categories: Contemporary Art, Fine Art