Lost at the Beach. Image courtesy of the artist New York-based architect-turned-artist Erin O’Keefe plays tricks with our perceptions with her photographs that look like graphic paintings. The…

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…

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…

© 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 our ongoing online series, renowned art consultant Maria-Theresia Mathisen profiles rising contemporary artists to watch in 2021. Here, she speaks to British artist Antonia Showering about her…

Auctioneer Oliver Barker directing Sotheby's global e-auctions. Courtesy of Sotheby's. Following the announcement of Sotheby's Cologne office, artnet’s Vice President and LUX columnist Sophie…

Spearheaded by collector and patron Kamiar Maleki, Present the Future is a hybrid artist residency, that brings together British musician Tinie Tempah and French-Iranian artist Sassan…

Installation view of A History Untold curated by Lisa Anderson at Signature African Art London. Photo © Mora Ltd Lisa Anderson is an independent curator and the founder of the Instagram account…

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…

Iranian artist Arghavan Khosravi In our ongoing online series, renowned art consultant Maria-Theresia Mathisen profiles rising contemporary artists to watch in 2021. Here, she speaks to New…

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…

Kevin Pinsembert, Sans Titre (Décor +), 2020. Acrylic on cotton. © Kevin Pinsembert, 2020Image courtesy of Saatchi Yates Phoebe Saatchi Yates is the daughter of art world titan Charles Saatchi…

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…

Sofia Mitsola (Portrait). Courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias, London. Photo: Mark Blower. In our new online series, renowned art consultant Maria-Theresia Pongracz profiles rising…

Afshin Naghouni in his studio. Photograph by Maryam Eisler Born in Iran, visual artist Afshin Naghouni immigrated to London in his mid-twenties where he began to establish a reputation for his…

Aquajenne in Paradise II Elevator Girls (1996) by Miwa Yanagi. Courtesy Deutsche Bank Collection At the heart of Deutsche Bank’s worldwide art programme is one of the most interesting and diverse…

Untitled drawing by Hugo Wilson made with charcoal, black chalk, sandpaper and a sanding machine, paper mounted on aluminium. Photograph by Maryam Eisler London-based artist Hugo Wilson works with…

Soul Healing by Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar This Friday will see the public opening of Rebirth, an exhibition of new paintings and the unveiling of a major public installation by French-Iranian artist…

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,…

darvish Fakhr photographed by Hugh Fox British-Iranian, Canadian-born, American-raised artist darvish Fakhr's multifaceted practice embraces dualities - light and dark, play and solemnity, movement…

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,…

Details of paintings by Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar French-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar gives LUX readers a rare glimpse inside his Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat studio, normally open only to…

Picasso and ceramic (owl) by David Douglas Duncan (Spring 1957), Villa La Californie, Cannes © David Douglas Duncan © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2019. Courtesy the estate David Douglas…

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…

Installation view of Maturation by José Yaque (2020) at Galleria Continua Roma, St. Regis. Image courtesy the artist and Galleria Continua Founded in 1990 by three friends in the Tuscan town of…

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.…

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…

'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…

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…

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…

'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…

Hotel 1729, a one-bedroom hospitality concept designed by Ruinart x Jonathan Anderson This week, Ruinart opens the doors to a one bedroom luxury hotel concept created in collaboration with fashion…

Installation view of 'Echoes of Light' by Andy Moses at JD Malat Gallery, Mayfair, London Last week, Mayfair's JD Malat Gallery celebrated its one-year anniversary with a summer party and private…

Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar at work in his studio Franco-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, despite a childhood spent escaping war, then living in post- revolutionary Iran and enduring the…

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,…

'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…

'Shabdiz', 2017. Natural pigments and 24ct gold on handmade hemp paper. Hana Louise Shahnavaz British-Iranian artist Hana Louise Shahnavaz spent 6 years studying the art of traditional Persian…

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,”…

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, -…

The artist in his signature (dis)guise in Hong Kong Street artist Alec Monopoly’s distinctive creations are a blend of subversive graffiti culture and post-pop colour. And he has now been tasked…

Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar in the studio French-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar's latest exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery is refreshingly uncontroversial. And that's the point. Aptly titled…

Egon Schiele, Mother and Daughter, 1913 © Leopold Museum, Vienna It's the 100th anniversary of Austrian painter, Egon Schiele's death and despite his short life (he died at the age of 28), he…

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…

'Flag' 1958, Jasper Johns. Courtesy: The Art Institute of Chicago. 'Fool's House' 1961-62, Jasper Johns Jasper Johns is one of the most influential artists in America's contemporary art…

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,…

Peterson Kamwathi, Medical Establishment-from the Sitting Allowance series, 2009, Courtesy of The Heong Gallery Robert Devereux, former partner of the Virgin empire, served as chairman of the board…

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…

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1971 As David Hockney approaches his 80th birthday, the Tate Britain celebrates his vast and varied body of work in the largest retrospective to…

Auctioning ROKSANDA dresses from super-hot designer Roksanada Ilincic and works by Serbian artist Cile Marinkovic was always going to raise some hands. This week, LUX joined a select audience of…