London art exhibition reviews, news & musings
Francis Bacon painting of Lucian Freud fetches $142m, becoming most expensive artwork sold at auction
A painting by Francis Bacon of his friend and fellow artist, Lucian Freud, has become the world’s most expensive artwork sold at auction, fetching $142m (£89m) at Christie’s in New York.
Two of the most recognisable paintings in the world, a pair of sunflower canvases by Vincent Van Gogh, are to be brought together for the first time in 65 years at an exhibition at the National Gallery in London next year.
Seminal architects Frank Gehry and Lord Norman Foster will collaborate on a series of building in the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station in a ground-breaking project for British architecture.
CEO Marc Lickfett on making art affordable to the masses
A well-loved Banksy has been removed from the side of a shop in Tottenham by the same group that last year removed Banksy’s ‘Slave Labour’ and sold it for an estimated £750,000.
The quirky replica is making its way back to London for the first anniversary of the 2012 Games
We’re nostalgic old things here at LondonlovesBusiness.com, so we heartily suggest rejoicing in this glorious sunshine by indulging in that most traditional of London past-times: sitting by the banks of the Thames, watching horror films projected by a 60-foot canal boat in a spectacle dreamt up by two artists who met at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Revellers walking around Hyde Park were bemused to be confronted with a 12ft statue of Pride and Prejudice’s romantic hero Mr. Darcy today.
Tate Modern has received the biggest donation in its history after a shipping magnate gave £10m toward a grand expansion project at the iconic Southwark site, it was announced yesterday.
A range of rare and valuable works from 19th and 20th century artists are set to be displayed in London as part of a summer exhibition.