Following the announcement of Sotheby’s Cologne office, artnet’s Vice President and LUX columnist Sophie Neuendorf discusses shifting collecting habits and…

digital flower

Spearheaded by collector and patron Kamiar Maleki, Present the Future is a hybrid artist residency, that brings together British musician…

exhibition installation

Lisa Anderson is an independent curator and the founder of the Instagram account @blackbritishart, which she uses as a platform…

vibrant painting of flowers

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

collage artwork

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

Phoebe Saatchi Yates is the daughter of art world titan Charles Saatchi and the co-founder of Mayfair gallery Saatchi Yates,…

British artist Antony Micallef’s practice blurs the boundaries between painting and sculpture. His textural artworks are the result of a…

contemporary female nude

In our new online series, renowned art consultant Maria-Theresia Pongracz profiles rising contemporary artists to watch in 2021. Here, she…

Born in Iran, visual artist Afshin Naghouni immigrated to London in his mid-twenties where he began to establish a reputation…

black woman shouting

At the heart of Deutsche Bank’s worldwide art programme is one of the most interesting and diverse corporate contemporary art…

artist studio

London-based artist Hugo Wilson works with drawing, painting and sculpture, combining images and techniques from Old Masters with contemporary references…

abstract painting

This Friday will see the public opening of Rebirth, an exhibition of new paintings and the unveiling of a major…

fashion portrait

Following in the footsteps of Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Peter Beard, Cathleen Naundorf is a world renowned photographer who…

Man floating

British-Iranian, Canadian-born, American-raised artist darvish Fakhr’s multifaceted practice embraces dualities – light and dark, play and solemnity, movement and stillness…

Artist painting

Marc Ferrero’s unique practice of ‘Storytelling Art’ combines aesthetic styles and visual references from different artistic movements and cultures to…

A view inside a painter's studio

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

Artist working in his studio vintage photograph

For a special exhibition at Vieux Chalet in Gstaad, Hauser & Wirth brings together ceramics and paintings by Picasso alongside…

Installation shot of contemporary art exhibition

Galerie Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar, a new gallery in the heart of Monaco, celebrates its opening with an exhibition of works by…

Exhibition installation shot

Founded in 1990 by three friends in the Tuscan town of San Gimignano, Galleria Continua now represents the likes of…

installation view of artworks on gallery wall

Henrik Uldalen is a self-taught artist, who caught the attention of gallerist Jean-David Malat via his Instagram account. His impasto…

Vibrant abstract painting

Last week saw the opening of Franco-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s latest solo exhibition Extremis at the Setareh Gallery in Düsseldorf…

Abstract painting in bleached colours

Favouring themes of conflict, violence and death, renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans fulfils the brief of brooding artist, yet his…

A man painting onto an orange wall

LUX Contributing Editor and photographer Maryam Eisler is entranced by Spanish artist Secundino Hernández. Here, she visits and photographs him…

Painter's hands using a scraper to shave paint on a canvas

Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s body of exuberant, multi-layered paintings, created with a signature technique that sees each point on the canvas scraped…

Display of Van Gogh sunflower paintings

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

Dinner table laid out with champagne bottles and antique plates

This week, Ruinart opens the doors to a one bedroom luxury hotel concept created in collaboration with fashion designer Jonathan…

Installation view of a contemporary art exhibition with round canvases

Last week, Mayfair’s JD Malat Gallery celebrated its one-year anniversary with a summer party and private view of a psychedelic…

Artist 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 subsequent…

American artist Kenny Scharf’s work straddles a line between pop-art, street art and neo-expressionism. Through surreal imagery and humour, he…

A triptych of three male nudes

Whilst the female body is a commonplace subject in art and historical discussion, representations of the male body remain limited….

Three miniature style paintings hanging on display in a gallery setting

British-Iranian artist Hana Louise Shahnavaz spent 6 years studying the art of traditional Persian painting in Iran under the tutorage of master painter…

Life-size sculptures of male silhouettes with one real man at the back of a line of three

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…

Colour photograph of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo holding a traditional figurine against a blue door

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up is an examination of the creation of an artist – and a person, –…

Street art painting by Los Angeles based artist Alec Monopoly depicting TAG Heuer's CEO Jean-Claude Biver

Street artist Alec Monopoly’s distinctive creations are a blend of subversive graffiti culture and post-pop colour. And he has now…

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

It’s the 100th anniversary of Austrian painter, Egon Schiele’s death and despite his short life (he died at the age…

We all know that collectors of fine art are liable to collectors of great wine: how better to appreciate a…

Painting of Lucian Freud by Jasper Johns at Royal Academy, London

Jasper Johns is one of the most influential artists in America’s contemporary art scene, known for his appropriation and defamiliarization…

Lucian Freud painting of Susanna Chancellor and his dog, Pluto on display in Berlin

Whilst Lucian Freud is best remembered as a painter for his fleshy, bulging portraits, his etchings are perhaps even more…

contemporary african art

Robert Devereux, former partner of the Virgin empire, served as chairman of the board of Frieze, the Tate Africa Acquisitions…

beirut architect nadim karam

Born in Senegal, and raised in Lebanon, Nadim Karam is an architect, painter, sculptor, writer and designer. With his Beirut-based multidisciplinary design studio,…

David Hockney exhibition london

As David Hockney approaches his 80th birthday, the Tate Britain celebrates his vast and varied body of work in the…