Following the various bans imposed on Russian citizens living in Europe, and the drop in oil prices, there was apprehension surrounding Russian Art Week in London last month. Dealers and auction houses were wondering how the political and economical situation would impact the Russian art market. In essence, the market has proven to remain strong.
A new exhibition, titled Paper, has just open at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea based on one medium which is becoming more and more scarce: paper. We are living in an increasingly 'paperless' society.
On Thursday Russian Art Week will open in London. This is a major new event in the arts calendar in the United Kingdom. The project was set up by the online magazine Russian Art & Culture in conjunction with the major auction houses and galleries.
I remember we had just finished doing a charcoal study of a set of three vases, when in walked the man who would become my first art critic: Marshal Tito. Marshal Tito had recently become the head of the Communist state, so he was well known, even to us 10 year olds. To say we were shocked beyond words is an understatement!
In today's blog I thought I'd share my fabulous finds at this week's Scoop International Show. Launched in 2011 it's an industry fashion fair for boutique labels held at the Saatchi Gallery in London's Chelsea.
The nitty-gritty policy work that the Crafts Council does on behalf of the craft sector is not perhaps as glamorous as high profile exhibitions like the recent Power of Making at the V&A (their second most popular exhibition in the last ten years). However - it plays a vital role in how craft is perceived across government.