In the Frame: Salvator Mundi

As the gavel struck on Wednesday at Christie's, New York, history was made as a new record was set. Salvator Mundi, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci depicting a serene looking Christ draped in blue and holding in one hand, a crystal orb, symbol of Christianity's power; the other hand raised in benediction. Portrayed with a misty, delicate sfumato of smoke-hazed tones, the 'saviour of the world' gazes unwavering out toward the viewer. This Christ, manifesting five hundred years before us, seems to hold a world of secrets. It is one of some twenty surviving paintings by Leonardo da Vinci in existence, and one of the last by Leonardo to be held in private hands.

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ALEXANDER JAMES: THE DEATH OF THE DREAM OF DEMOCRACY

For over three decades, British artist and photographer Alexander James has created meticulously crafted sculptural scenes from an array of carefully selected mediums and explored them in relation to the mechanics of water. The result is a body of work in which each piece magnificently fuses the practices of photography, sculpture and painting into single unedited image. Never before in his long career however, has James been inspired to engage so directly and so profoundly in political critique as in his latest artistic project, ‘The Death of the Dream of Democracy.’  

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EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT: DEATH OF THE DREAM

Dellasposa is proud to announce the highly anticipated exhibition Death of the Dream. The work by distinguished British contemporary artist Alexander James will be unveiled by Dellasposa Fine Art, in association with Herrick Gallery, between 4th - 17th September, 2017. The exhibition will showcase some of Alexander James’ latest and most profound artwork, comprising two main series Death of the Dream of Democracyand Transparency of a Dream Illuminated.

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