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This week in London: where the Art world meets

Every year in October, London attracts a multitude of Art Collectors from all over the world. Auction Houses compete with each other to showcase the rarest masterpieces, simultaneous Art Fairs take place, without forgetting the numerous show openings, gallery previews and private events.

This year is no exception, with an incredible agenda for one week.

Here is a list of few events not to miss:

post-war and contemporary sale includes a 15ft-wide butterfly painting by Damien Hirst, his largest painting using butterfly wings, estimated to fetch £2.5 million to £3.5 million. I Am Become Death, Shatterer Of Worlds.

Sotheby’s has unveiled Francis Bacon’s Figure In Movement, 1985 ,which was on loan at the Tate for the past decade, with an estimate of up to £6.2 million

Art Fairs 
No introduction needed for the Frieze Art Fair (see coverage from 2009 here) taking place from 14-17 October 2010, featuring new and established contemporary artists with over 170 participating galleries. Also to note the sculpture park surrounding the Fair.

New this year is the Moniker International Art Fair , also running from 14-17 October.
Focussing on the finer side of Urban Art, Moniker will gather a rich mix of international galleries and also play host to six dedicated project spaces featuring works by Steve Powers, Polly Morgan, Eine, Katrin Fridriks, Herakut, Titi Freak. The aim of these spaces is to bring an art show ‘experience’ to the event.

Also new is Multiplied , Christie’s first Art Fair, showcasing a selection of London based galleries, and dedicated to contemporary editions of, for instance, prints, photography and sculpture. 

A few show openings

Gagosian Gallery
Damien Hirst – Poisons and Remedies

Lazarides Hell Half Acre
In collaboration with The Old Vic Tunnels, a labyrinth of tunnels beneath Waterloo station will be converted into a large-scale evocation of Dante’s inferno .

So watch this space…


Swoon on the East River State Park



For its inaugural Williamsburg Waterfront Sculpture Exhibition, the Urban Art Projects invited Brooklyn artists and writers to select eight local sculptors (Ursula Clarke, Rob De Oude, Sarah Fonzi, Yasmin Gur, Nathan Slate Joseph, Howard Kalish and Wu Ming Littlefish Farms) for a temporary installation on the East River State Park.

The jury for the remaining sculptors was comprised of Phong Bui, artist and publisher of the Brooklyn Rail, Boaz Vaadia, internationally known sculptor, and Debora Gilbert, writer curator and artist.


In addition to the selected sculptors, Swoon created a domed sculpture to raise awareness for her upcoming building project in Haiti.


Together with her partners at Konbit Houses Project, Swoon has been working on a development that will provide dwellings for inhabitants of disaster stricken areas like Haiti. While the artwork proposed for the East River State Park employs the same super adobe building material to be used in Haiti, the dome structure in Brooklyn is more an art installation rather than a dwelling in its own right.

The installation is on public display until June 6, 2010.

ROA hits NY

Fresh from his London show at the Pure Evil Gallery, ROA has now landed in NY. A lovely bird has appeared in the Lower East Side, and it’s just the beginning…

Photo by Butterfly

Photo by Butterfly

Factory Fresh will be presenting a solo show from Belgium artist Roa on 15 th May.
More info at http://www.factoryfresh.net/factoryfreshshows_roa.html

Roa hits the London Streets

New animal paintings from Belgium graffiti artist Roa have appeared in East London.






Photos by Butterfly

Banksy Stencil Invasion

Banksy’s website has been finally updated with a lot of outdoor pictures, ending long discussions about whether or not he was behind ingenius masterpieces.

Earlier in March 2009

Banksy - Gillett Square

More on his website www.banksy.co.uk