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Art Basel Hong Kong 2019

Art Basel Hong Kong 2019
Harriet Lodge, March 27, 2019

Coming Soon!

Art Basel Hong Kong is fast approaching and features the most prestigious galleries and art institutions from around the world. The show focuses on the leading modern and contemporary galleries who showcase their variety of artists from the modern era. The first day is a private view by invitation only, however the show offers three days that are available to the public and you don’t have to be an art professional to attend. Although, you do have to be quick, only Premier Passes are now left.

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Echoes – An Exhibition of work by Qu Leilei

Echoes – An Exhibition of work by Qu Leilei
Olivia Drage, February 26, 2019

Alchemy’s fine art team were delighted to attend the opening exhibition of Qu Leilei’s Echoes at 3812 Gallery in London last month. Echoes is on display from 29th January to 9th March 2019 and if you haven’t visited already make sure you do, it is not to be missed! 

Having worked closely with the 3812, it was fantastic to finally visit the new London location and meet with the Directors behind its transformation, Calvin Hui and Mark Peaker. Thank you very much for the invite!   

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Notable UK Exhibitions of 2019 - 2020

Notable UK Exhibitions of 2019 - 2020
Harriet Lodge, January 25, 2019

Gallery 3812

Alchemy has been closely working with Gallery 3812. Having recently acquired a new location in Central London as an expansion from their Hong Kong base, the Gallery has been quickly gaining momentum. Gallery 3812 specialises in contemporary Chinese art and ink work, aiming to increase the appreciation of Chinese artworks internationally. Their new exhibition 'Echoes' by artist Qu Leilei is (taking place between 28th January to 9th March 2019) is an exploration of the UK based Chinese artist’s contemporary ink works.

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Gallipoli: The Scale of our War – A Te Papa Exhibition, New Zealand

Gallipoli: The Scale of our War – A Te Papa Exhibition, New Zealand
Harriet Lodge, November 26, 2018

New Zealand

I have just completed an eight-month sabbatical travelling in New Zealand. As a member of Alchemy’s Fine Art Team, I found I couldn’t keep away from the art world for too long. Whilst exploring the ‘land of the long white cloud’, I visited various museums and galleries, enjoying cultural and local artworks. One exhibition really resonated with me; Te Papa’s ‘Gallipoli: The Scale of our War.’ This piece is particularly relevant to this year’s First World War Centenary.

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Three Significant Artworks by Banksy

Three Significant Artworks by Banksy
Olivia Drage, October 30, 2018

Inspired by the recent event at Sotheby’s, I felt it fitting to devote my latest blog to the work of Banksy; a famous street artist whose identity has always been a subject of mystery and speculation. Despite obscuring his (or her) identity, Banksy has become well known not just within the art industry but on a global scale for his creative, ingenious and often controversial graffiti. He fascinates the public in his use of street art, which comments on and raises questions about modern society. I have selected my top 3 jaw-dropping Banksy works, which in my opinion, have considerably impacted society and pushed the boundaries of the art world and art classification over the last two decades…

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Fine Art Shipping: A Timeline

Fine Art Shipping: A Timeline
Laura Edgell, September 26, 2018

Alchemy

Alchemy is lucky enough to work with some of the world’s most famous auction houses and leading galleries; to reflect this we have produced the following ‘Fine Art Shipping Timeline’ with the kind assistance of our learned contact Racine Berkow, Owner and President of Racine Berkow Associates and Lecturer at NYU. Fine Art Shipping is an incredibly niche and specialised industry – but it also has a rich and fascinating origin story which stretches back to the very dawn of human culture… I am therefore delighted to share some of the notable highlights on the journey to today’s Fine Art Shipping industry as we know it.

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Art Authenticity and Attribution

Art Authenticity and Attribution
Olivia Drage, April 24, 2018

Art Authenticity and Attribution

The authenticity of any artwork is questionable. Is it an original? Is it a copy? Who can it truly be attributed to? These factors become more questionable the further back in art history we travel. This might be due to loss of documentation, the nature of style within artistic movements or forgery.

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