Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar LUX is supporting the current private sale at Sotheby's Monaco by Iranian-French artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar. His latest collection of works, Journey Within, involves…

Portrait photograph by Melanie Dunea Marina Abramović has been tortured and almost killed, by her own audiences, for the sake of her art. She has also redefined the genre and democratised it. The…

Eric Fischl and his painting Sign of the Times. Image courtesy of Maryam Eisler Internationally acclaimed American painter, Eric Fischl is not only creating some of the most iconic and…

The artist doing a yoga pose in front of one his own recent paintings © Maryam Eisler Joel Mesler is one of the hottest names on the East Coast art scene right now. LUX's Chief Contributing…

Founder of Fondation Thalie, Nathalie Guiot The Brussels-based French founder of Fondation Thalie is from one of France’s biggest retail families. Nathalie Guiot speaks to LUX about the need…

Precious Okoyomon and Gravity LUX catches up with the New York-based Nigerian-American artist whose immersive installations portray the glorious chaos of nature – and its imperilment by the…

Idris Khan in his studio with new works incorporating musical scores. Photograph by Maryam Eisler Idris Khan is one of the world's hottest abstract artists, drawing on his Muslim heritage to create…

Portrait of Henry Lohmeyer by Maryam Eisler American photographer Henry Lohmeyer is not only renowned for his powerful photography but also his use of words to accompany each work of art. Here,…

Artist Shahrzad Ghaffari in front of her work-in-process at Leighton House. Photograph by James Houston Leighton House, the former home and studio of British artist Frederic Leighton, was once a…

Although Jeff Koons has had a profound impact on contemporary art and remains one of the world's most influential artists, recent data supports a strong decline in his market, reflecting the tastes…

© The artist, courtesy of the artist and Gagosian. Photo Mike Bruce. In the mid 1960s, Michael Craig Martin emerged as a key figure in early British conceptual art, later becoming the teacher of…

Georg Karl Pfahler in his studio, 1965 Our contributing editor and columnist Sophie Neuendorf caught up with renowned Mayfair gallerist Simon Lee to discuss the Asian art market, NFTs and the…

In 2019, German embroidery artist Jess de Wahls had her works removed from the Royal Academy gift shop after a blogpost - in which she outlined her views on gender identity politics - was deemed…

Orlanda Broom in her studio in Hampshire British artist Orlanda Broom paints lush, saturated landscapes that celebrate the beauty and wilderness of nature. Candice Tucker visited the artist at…

A bold new series of paintings by Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar are inspired by the artist's childhood memories of fields of flowers in the mountains of north Tehran. To Behnam-Bakhtiar, these flowers are…

Portrait of Maxwell Alexandre 2020. Copyright the artist. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner In our ongoing online series, renowned art consultant Maria-Theresia Pongracz profiles rising…

Antony Micallef in his London home turned studio. Photograph by Maryam Eisler British artist Antony Micallef's practice blurs the boundaries between painting and sculpture. His textural artworks…

Artist Clara Hastrup in her studio at the Royal Academy of Arts in London Danish artist Clara Hastrup graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts in 2020, and is one of the selected artists in this…

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour at Château de Chantilly outside Paris. Photograph by Gavin Elder Filmmaker Gavin Elder has created films for the likes David Lynch, Mark Ronson, Duran Duran, ACDC and…

The vineyards of Château Mouton Rothschild. Photo © Studio Goodday. Courtesy Château Mouton Rothschild This morning, Château Mouton Rothschild revealed its latest artistic collaboration with…

Nets 5 – Pumbley Cove (2019), Shezad Dawood, acrylic and wool on linen, 80 x 100 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Timothy Taylor, London. British artist Shezad Dawood's interdisciplinary practice…

Katrina Aleksa Ryemill is a co-founder of Association of Women In The Arts Non-profit organisation Association of Women In The Arts was founded with the ambition of providing a networking and…

Yayoi Kusama portrait with La Grande Dame x Yayoi Kusama Limited Edition © Yayoi Kusama Contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's artistic impressions of Veuve Clicquot's new vintage La Grande…

Installation view of Looking Up, Helaine Blumenfeld's exhibition at Canary Wharf 2020. Photo © Sean Pollock Helaine Blumenfeld OBE is best known for her large-scale public sculptures whose…

Marc Quinn in his studio with his work Viral Painting. A Man Tapes Himself to the Colorado Soldiers Monument, Artnet (2020) From his sculpture for Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth to his recent…

Sunset, a limited edition photograph by Cathleen Naundorf. Courtesy of Cathleen Naundorf studio Maryam Eisler Following in the footsteps of Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Peter Beard,…

Dior Rose des Vent 'Sport', a sketch by Victoire de Castellane Dior Jewellery’s Creative Director Victoire de Castellane reimagines the latest additions to the brand's 'Rose des Vents' collection…

Marc Ferrero in his studio Marc Ferrero's unique practice of 'Storytelling Art' combines aesthetic styles and visual references from different artistic movements and cultures to create striking,…

Orange peeled with glassware. Image by Patrice de Villiers In this series of interviews conducted in partnership with Gaggenau, LUX speaks to four artists, who are seeking to alter our…

Hublot ambassador Maxime Plescia-Büchi. © Hublot SA Hublot is celebrated for being the most pioneering and original brand in the world of haute horlogerie. The first watch brand to sponsor…

Drawings for Ruinart 2020, by David Shrigley Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley is best known for his playful and humorous illustrations, which are often accompanied by deadpan captions,…

Jean-François Dieterich (left) with Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar at the Villa Cuccia-Noya. The south of France, home to Matisse, Cézanne and Van Gogh, has one of the greatest artistic legacies in the…

Mickalene Thomas with her work Clarivel #6 (2019). Photograph by Maryam Eisler New York-based Mickalene Thomas is an important and innovative voice in the art world. Her dazzling portraits of…

Installation view of 'Works on Paper' by Peter Schuyff at Carl Kostyál Gallery, London Peter Schuyff was a central figure in New York's East Village scene in the 1980s, where he worked for a…

Photogenic Painting, Untitled 75/31, Barbara Kasten. Copyright & courtesy the artist Barbara Kasten is one of the most intriguing and influential photographic artists of the past 50 years. Born…

Building Bridges (at the Venice Biennale 2019) by Lorenzo Quinn Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn has been commissioned to create artworks for the likes of the Vatican, the State of Qatar, and the…

Strawberry Greenhouses by Leyla Emektar, a finalist in EEA's photography competition Strawberry Greenhouses (above), is one of the finalists’ entries of the European Environment Agency’s latest…

Shirin Neshat at home in New York City Shirin Neshat’s devastatingly striking art combines dream, reality and an undercurrent of anger and sadness. As a major retrospective of her work is held in…

The gallery's founder Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar in front of a painting by Farzad Kohan in the exhibition ‘Human Being, Being Human’ Galerie Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar, a new gallery in the heart of…

Still from Don't Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River (2008), a film by Francis Alÿs. Photo Roberto Rubalcava This year, Francis Alÿs becomes the seventh artist to receive the Whitechapel…

French artist Richard Orlinski is known for his large-scale vibrant sculptures The contemporary art world might turn up its nose at Richard Orlinski's Disney collaborations, but the French artist…

Installation view of Betye Saar: Call and Response, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art © Betye Saar, photo © Museum Associates/ LACMA Following a major exhibition at MoMA at the end of…

A sculpture by LouLou Siem installed in Gaggenau's Mayfair showroom Last Wednesday evening the doors of Gaggenau's Mayfair showroom were locked for a private party hosted by LUX with an exclusive…

Installation view of Lethe by Henrik Uldalen at JD Malat Gallery, Mayfair Henrik Uldalen is a self-taught artist, who caught the attention of gallerist Jean-David Malat via his Instagram account.…

Punta Norte (2008), Ruben Alterio Argentinian artist Ruben Alterio is known for his large-scale abstract paintings, created in his Parisian studio, two floors up from the one once…

Red Extremis (2019), Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar Last week saw the opening of Franco-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar's latest solo exhibition Extremis at the Setareh Gallery in Düsseldorf A…

A pregnant woman wishing her child to be beautiful must look at beautiful objects by artist LouLou Siem Young British artist LouLou Siem's latest solo exhibition entitled A pregnant woman wishing…

Peter Beard & Mock Elephant Charge (1985), by Mirella Ricciardi Born in Kenya, Mirella Ricciardi has worked as a photographer for over 65 years, shooting everything from high-profile fashion…

Iranian artist Shirin Neshat's label designs on display at the closing ceremony of the Ornellaia auction at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice Italian wine producer Ornellia's 11th annual…

'Twenty Seventeen' (2017), by Luc Tuymans, Pinault Collection Favouring themes of conflict, violence and death, renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans fulfils the brief of brooding artist, yet his…

'Charline & Blanche' (2019), by Viviane Sassen Dutch artist Viviane Sassen is known for her visceral portrayals of the human form in all its beauty and frailty. Maisie Skidmore meets the…

The artist Secundino Hernández in Venice, holding one of his preparatory studies for a larger palette painting LUX Contributing Editor and photographer Maryam Eisler is entranced by Spanish…

'Autumn' (2019), Chloe Ho . Chinese ink and acrylic on cloth Hong Kong-based artist Chloe Ho revives ancient techniques of Chinese ink painting with a contemporary perspective. Following the…

Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s technique involves painstakingly applying layer upon layer of paint Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar's body of exuberant, multi-layered paintings, created with a signature…

Installation view of the 'What’s Up' exhibition curated by Lawrence Van Hagen in Hong Kong Lawrence Van Hagen set out to start a travel tech company, and somewhere along the way, ended up…

'Sunflowers', Vincent van Gogh, January 1889 One of the world’s most famous paintings Sunflowers (1889) has been carefully investigated, explored and restored for Van Gogh and the Sunflowers: A…

French artist Richard Orlinski with two of his T-Rex sculptures French artist Richard Orlinski is known for his bold, pop-art sculptures, which have appeared at French Grand Prix and on the…

'Atelier' (2014). Thomas Demand. German photographer Thomas Demand has become celebrated for his compelling, sometimes shocking, abstract recreations of the everyday. He talks to Anna…

An image from Maryam Eisler's new series 'O is for Origin' When Maryam Eisler, LUX Contributing Editor and author of The Sublime Feminine, visited Iceland the results were spectacular At first…

Ricardo Guadalupe (left) with Richard Orlinski and one of his 'Wild Kong' sculptures Luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot is letting artists design their timepieces, and their customers and collectors…

'Space Odyssey’ (2019) by Etienne Rey Space in the hands of today’s artists means not just making sculpture but also whole physical or digital environments that the spectator…

Sarah Morris installation shot, 'Machines do not make us into Machines', White Cube Bermondsey © Sarah Morris. Photo © White Cube (Ollie Hammick) Standing in front of one of Sarah Morris'…

Kenny Scharf reenacting his emoji-like paintings' emotions with ‘Scardey’ (above his head) and ‘Tribali' on his side American artist Kenny Scharf's work straddles a line between pop-art,…

'1989 Wandeling', Luc Tuymans. Photo credit Ben Blackwell. Courtesy David Zwirner New York Venice is gearing up for the Biennale with a whole host of exhibitions opening up around the city. One…

One of Rachel Whiteread’s so-called shy sculptures, 'Cabin' (2016), on Governors Island in New York, her first major permanent public commission in the United States Rachel Whiteread, winner of…

'Male Nude Eating Cake' by Georgiana Wilson Whilst the female body is a commonplace subject in art and historical discussion, representations of the male body remain limited. Artist Georgiana…

From left to right: fashion designers Mei-Hui Liu and Anne Sophie Cochevelou, stylist Daniel Lismore and Sue Kreitzman pictured at Bicester Village Today marks the beginning of luxury shopping…

London-based performance artist Tom Pope & founder of the 'One Square Club' What do you get when you squeeze all the opulence and exclusivity of a private members’ club into a box about the…

‘Double Curtain 1’ (2017). Victoria Fu. California-based artist Victoria Fu, the official artist of 2019’s Deutsche Bank Wealth Management Lounge at Frieze Los Angeles, is at the forefront of…

"Women of Venice (Femmes de Venise)", 1956. Alberto Giacometti. Fondation Giacometti, Paris © Succession Alberto Giacometti, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2018 Alberto Giacometti, 1951. Photograph by Gordon…

Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar in Villa Santo Sospir surrounded by his own sculptures and the artwork of Jean Cocteau When artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar came across a 1960s film by Jean Cocteau, he was…

Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar's sculptures stand alongside Jean Cocteau's murals in Villa Santo Sospir Last week saw the private view and opening of French-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar's latest…

Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar's latest exhibition responds to the work of French polymath Jean Cocteau. Virginia Blackburn travels to the Cote d’Azur to meet the artist and his muse “The sea,”…

Andy Warhol, The Scream (After Munch), 1984 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Photo Sparebankstiftelsen DNB Andy Warhol first became properly interested in Edvard Munch on a visit…

Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939. Photograph Nickolas Muray. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up is an examination of the creation of an artist - and a person, -…

Henrik Uldalen at work in the studio The JD Malat Gallery opens with an exhibition by an artist discovered on Instagram Jean-David Malat is known for championing emerging artists, although with some…

William Eggleston, Memphis, 1965–68. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Promised Gift of Jade Lau. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London/Hong Kong American photographer William…

The Giant (Le Géant), 1937. Paul Nougé (poet and founder of surrealism in Belgium) on the Belgian Coast by René Magritte. Courtesy Brachot Gallery, Brussels Whilst René Magritte is best known…

Château Mouton-Rothschild vineyards in autumn Image: Mathieu Anglada Saison d'Or We all know that collectors of fine art are liable to collectors of great wine: how better to appreciate a Joan…

Portrait of a Berber woman by Ghizlan El Glaoui Moroccan artist Ghizlan El Glaoui, daughter of renowned painter Hassan El Glaoui and granddaughter of Thami El Glaoui, the last Pasha of…

“Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” 2017. Exhibition View: New Museum. Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio The New Museum is well known for its radical programme of exhibitions…

Glencoe, Scotland. Image by Max Hermansson Scotland was recently crowned the most beautiful country in the world; it conjures up images of wild northern mountain rises, plunging cliffs and…

Robert Montgomery, 'Ghost in the Machine' For this month's Poetry Muse Rhiannon Williams looks at four genre-bending artists in whose work art and poetry fuse in intriguing ways. The arts often…

Lucian Freud: Girl Sitting, 1987. Courtesy of the Lucian Freud Archive/ Bridgeman Images UBS Art Collection Whilst Lucian Freud is best remembered as a painter for his fleshy, bulging portraits,…

The ancient chedi at Wat Chedi Luang temple, Chiang Mai. Image by James Houston Chiang Mai is fast becoming Asia's most appealing tourist destination with its verdant scenery, glorious temples,…

Guy Bourdin, Paris Vogue 1975, Chloé autumn-winter 1975 collection ©The Guy Bourdin Estate, 2017 / Courtesy A + C Most people aren't aware of Guy Bourdin's close relationship with the fashion…

Model and artist, Orla Carolin. Image by Mollie Dendle. LUX contributing editor and Storm model, Sydney Lima continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about modelling life and…

The Three Magic Flowers Of Jitchu, Kagami Lake, Todai Ji Temple in Nara, Japan by Nadim Karam Born in Senegal, and raised in Lebanon, Nadim Karam is an architect, painter, sculptor, writer and…

Pace, one of the big five leading contemporary art galleries in the world represents more than 80 artists and estates, in New York, London, and Beijing. Their latest exhibition in London 'The…

Canuck Yankee Lumberjack at Old Orchard Beach, Maine. By Marsden Hartley. Courtesy of Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution American artist Marsden Hartley travelled…

Controversy and chaos collide in the photography of Tierney Gearon, discovers Millie Walton. No wonder Charles Saatchi is a fan. Tierney Gearon is hard to pin down. It takes a couple of weeks for…

Christa Dichgans - Peru, Lithograph Art is becoming a luxury good for the elite: but if it does so, it will die. R.J. MALONE takes the view that we need more ventures like the House of Fairy Tales,…

Indonesian art is hot at the moment as collectors worldwide discover its variety, spirituality and depth. Arianne Levene, a leading global curator of Asian art, presents her four favourite Indonesian…