Autumn Art Exploration: the World of Auctioning

Join us this autumn on a fantastic exploration of the world of art auctions. Every year during FRIEZE week (London’s biggest contemporary art show) the major art houses run their most exciting auctions of contemporary art. They really push the boat out, bringing together dramatic pieces by the most sought after artists, and set mind blowing records on price. Come and see what this year will bring.

Let us show you these works before they move into private hands again. Over a whole morning, at Christie’s and Sotheby’s (and Phillips, too, time permitting), we will immerse ourselves in the drama of the auction houses. Specialists will introduce us to the highlights of the season. This is your chance to find out more about the dynamics of art auctions. And if you’d like to, you can bid too!

This is an exceptional joint project set up for you by two art passionate: Virginie Melin (ten years of contemporary art and art strategies at Christie’s) and Jolanda Chandler (over five years of modern and contemporary art guiding experience & personal advice on art acquisitions). There are a limited number of places available, so make sure you book soon. 

Monday 30th September
Tuesday 1st October 

Timing: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm approx.

Where: Christie’s & Sotheby’s (Phillips time permitting), Mayfair. Meeting location TBC.


Go East! Shoreditch in June

Let me invite you this month of June to explore the fascinating Shoreditch art scene with me. We will discover an extraordinary range of art in often hard-to-find places – above a pub, below a restaurant, behind closed doors. Emerging galleries, established art spaces, street art nailed to a wall in a cul de sac; Shoreditch is always evolving, reinventing. You will see work by Frank Bowling whose exhibition just opened at the Tate (but in the calm of a local gallery), and we will hear from the curators and gallerists who are most familiar with the work on their walls.
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