Buckingham Palace has unveiled a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth’s husband announced his retirement from active public life.
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.
A report by Coutts bank even notes that Photography has even surpassed the growth value of fine art and vintage cars, with prices falling by 6.2% and 10.4% respectively, in 2016 alone.
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.’
Whether your collection is extensively large or still in its inception, the art of hanging is an untold that all art lovers need to adhere to if they are to do their works justice.
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.
Dellasposa is delighted to be showing at the Henley Festival 2017. We are exhibiting a selection of unqiue photographic works on paper from Alexander James' series, All Icons are False (2017).
The exhibition delves into the art of dying and our fascination with momento mori in art. Featuring works from Alexander James's Vanitas series on A Beautiful Announcement of Death. In addition, we have a large-scale sculpture, Razzle Dazzle, and a site-specific installation Each Day, by British sculptor and photographer Gail Olding.
This article was written by Yseult Nash, and originally appeared on Artlyst, 1 May 2017.
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