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  • Banksy Murals Worldwide

    A Brief Guide
    Banksy Mural in Venice
    The enigmatic street artist and provocateur known as Banksy continually grabs headlines with new graffiti pieces appearing across the globe, record-breaking auction sales, and ongoing debates about his work. In this article, we explore some of his most popular and best loved murals that have appeared worldwide.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    David Hockney a Review
    The exhibition "David Hockney: Drawing from Life" opens not with a drawing but with a painting, setting the theme for the entire showcase. At first glance, you might mistake it for the well-known portrait of Hockney's parents from the Tate Gallery. However, this is an earlier, unfinished version of that painting that was long believed to be lost. Hockney stumbled upon it in his Los Angeles studio while preparing for this exhibition. The canvas still bears traces of masking tape, offering a glimpse into the artist's creative process.
  • Miró's Creative Process

    From Sketch to Masterpiece
    by Acoris Andipa
    miro's creative process
    Joan Miró, a prominent Spanish surrealist painter, sculptor, and ceramicist, was known for his innovative and imaginative works of art that challenged conventional artistic norms. His creative process was a fascinating journey from initial sketches and ideas to the creation of masterpieces that continue to captivate and inspire art enthusiasts worldwide. In this blog, we will delve into the intricate layers of Miró's creative process, exploring how his sketches evolved into iconic works of art.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    Grayson perry pot
    The world of contemporary art is a vibrant, ever-evolving landscape where artists continually push boundaries and challenge conventional norms. Among the most influential and captivating figures in this realm is Grayson Perry, a British artist whose impact transcends mere creativity. Perry's body of work, his profound socio-political commentary, and his unique approach to art have left an indelible mark on the art world. In this blog post, we will explore Grayson Perry's influence on contemporary art and reflect on the legacy he leaves behind.
  • Matisse and His Love for Colour

    Analysing His Unique Palette
    by Acoris Andipa
    Matisse love of colour
    When it comes to the world of art, few names resonate as strongly as Henri Matisse. The French painter, known for his vibrant and innovative use of colour, has left an indelible mark on the art world. His ability to infuse his works with a unique and captivating palette has made him a celebrated figure in the realm of modern art. In this blog, we will delve into the world of Matisse and explore his profound love for colour, analysing how he used it to create art that continues to captivate and inspire.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    Buy Mark Rothko from Andipa Gallery

    The Fondation Louis Vuitton proudly presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Mark Rothko's (1903-1970) work in France since the landmark exhibition at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1999. This extraordinary retrospective brings together a remarkable collection of 115 artworks sourced from prominent international institutions, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Tate in London, and the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., as well as from esteemed private collections, including the artist's own family collection.
  • Matisse's Influence on Modern Art

    A Look at His Legacy
    by Acoris Andipa
    Matisse woman laying in bed
    The world of modern art owes a considerable debt to Henri Matisse, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Matisse's innovative techniques and unrelenting creativity not only transformed his own art but also had a profound impact on the course of modern art as a whole. In this blog, we will delve deep into Matisse's life, exploring his groundbreaking contributions and the lasting legacy he left behind for generations of artists to come.
  • Miró's Influence on Contemporary Art:

    A Legacy of Abstraction
    by Acoris Andipa
    The legacy of Miro
    Joan Miró, a Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramicist, is celebrated as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His unique blend of abstract and surrealist styles left an indelible mark on the art world, inspiring countless contemporary artists. In this blog, we will embark on a journey through Miró's life and work, exploring the profound impact he has had on the realm of contemporary art, particularly in the domain of abstraction.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    How to buy art and who to trust

    The Frieze art fair celebrated its 20th anniversary in London's Regent's Park from October 11 to 15, 2023, with an atmosphere of heightened excitement and focus among early-bird attendees. This year, the event's signature white tent provided a smooth entry experience, a welcome contrast to the overcrowding issues reported in the previous year.


  • Banksy Battle

    Will his identify be revealed?
    by Acoris Andipa
    Spray cans on a wall
    In a highly-publicised court case, British company Full Colour Black, along with its proprietor Andrew Gallagher, have initiated a libel lawsuit against the secretive street artist Banksy, resulting from a contentious Instagram post in November 2022. This legal confrontation has captivated public attention due to the possibility that Banksy’s concealed identity might be exposed.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    Buy old master paintings in London


    The National Gallery in London has once again opened its doors to art enthusiasts and history buffs alike, presenting a remarkable exhibition featuring the works of the Dutch Golden Age master, Frans Hals. This long-awaited showcase, which runs through the end of the year, provides a rare opportunity to immerse oneself in the genius of Hals, a painter renowned for his unparalleled skill in capturing the essence of humanity.

  • by Acoris Andipa
    Damien Hirst - Unveiling the Enigmatic Inspiration

    Damien Hirst, is one of the most prominent figures in the contemporary art world, and has consistently pushed the boundaries of art, and challenged conventional notions of creativity. His art is often controversial, thought-provoking, and deeply rooted in his life experiences, fears, and beliefs. In this article, we delve into the enigmatic world of Damien Hirst and explore the sources of his inspiration that have shaped his iconic career.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    Buy art at art fairs
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    Picture this: you've just checked into your hotel room after a long, exhausting day at the Art Fair. You're ready to kick back, relax, and indulge in some of life's little pleasures, like raiding the mini bar. But wait, what's this? An empty abyss where once there were tantalising snacks and mini bottles of booze? It's a conundrum that has left travelers scratching their heads these past years. Why, oh why, are many hotel mini bars empty when you check in? This is a new phenomena, and my mind boggles . . .

    Fear not, dear reader, for we're about to embark on a comical journey to uncover the possible secrets of the vanishing mini bar items that are baffling even the most well-trodden traveller.

  • Keith Haring's Visual Language

    As told through four symbols
    by Acoris Andipa
    The visual language of keith haring
    The 1980s art scene in New York City was a hotbed of creativity, pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and challenging conventional norms. Culturally, America was undergoing a huge shift as neo-liberal policies brought untold wealth to a few small percentage of the population. Set to this backdrop, new movements such as punk, hip-hop and, of course, street art emerged that captured the feelings of many young people. Among the diverse range of artists who emerged during this era, one name stands out: Keith Haring. Haring's unique visual language, characterised by its bold lines and recurring motifs of spaceships, dogs, human figures, and babies, left an indelible mark on the art world. In this blog, we'll delve into Keith Haring's distinctive style, exploring the significance of these symbols and how he set himself apart in the vibrant art scene of 1980s New York.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    Original paintings for sale in London
    Photo by Mike Dorner on Unsplash


    Art fairs are more than just gatherings of creative minds and captivating artworks; they are also hotbeds of unexpected humour and amusing tales. From quirky conversations to comical observations, art fairs often provide a unique blend of laughter and inspiration. In this article, I'll delve into some of the funniest stories overheard or observed at art fairs, proving that art doesn't always have to be serious – sometimes, it's downright hilarious!

  • Banksy Famous Murals

    Five of the our Favourites
    by Acoris Andipa
    Banksy Shop till you drop Mural
    For over two decades, Banksy has created artwork that has been provocative, inspiring and controversial. From humble origins in Bristol to the most famous galleries and auction houses of the world,  Banksy and his art is recognised by collectors and the general public. His famous motifs have become part of the cultural canon of art and his popularity is undisputed. In today’s blog, we examine 4 of his most famous murals.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    Colour and movement as told by Keith Haring
    Keith Haring, a luminary in the world of contemporary art, is celebrated for his ability to infuse life and vitality into his creations. His dynamic and vibrant artworks continue to captivate audiences worldwide, thanks to his masterful use of colour and movement. In this blog, we will explore how Keith Haring harnessed the power of colour and movement to convey his messages, leaving an indelible mark on the art world.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    Hirst Butterfly Rainbow for sale


    Damien Hirst, the prominent British artist known for his controversial and thought-provoking works, has not only made a significant impact on the art world but has also dedicated himself to various charitable activities. Despite his often divisive reputation, Hirst's philanthropic endeavors demonstrate a different facet of his personality—one that seeks to make a positive difference in the world. This article will explore Damien Hirst's charitable activities, their significance, and the ways in which they have contributed to society.

  • by Acoris Andipa
    Miro artwork for sale
    Born in Barcelona in 1893, Joan Miró was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist, celebrated for his abstract and surreal artistic creations. Miró's vivid imagination, paired with his unapologetic exploration of the subconscious mind, positioned him as a vital force in the art world, contributing significantly to the Surrealist movement. His influential works continue to captivate, challenge, and inspire, marking him as a luminary in the realm of modern art. We explore Miro's impact, legacy and influence on the art of today.
  • Buying Art in a Bear Market

    Collecting Art in Economic Downturns
    by Acoris Andipa
    Photo by mana5280 on Unsplash
    Photo by mana5280 on Unsplash

    Buying art in a bear market, can present both opportunities and challenges for collectors. Here are some considerations if you're thinking about buying art during global financial downturns:
  • by Acoris Andipa
    The inspiration behind Grayson Perry's Pots
    Grayson Perry, the Turner Prize-winning British artist, is known for his intricate ceramic vases that marry traditional craftsmanship with bold, contemporary themes. On first glance, the beauty of the designs and forms captivates, but on closer inspection, a deeper narrative unfolds. Perry’s work has garnered attention for its vibrant, intricate patterns that often tackle heavy topics such as identity, gender, social class, and cultural norms. To appreciate Perry's vases is to dive deep into the myriad of influences that have shaped them.
  • Banksy & Charity

    10 Causes Supported by the Artist
    by Acoris Andipa
    Banksy Game Changer
    Banksy is well known for using his art to bring attention to socio-political issues that resonate with collectors across the globe. Indeed, his uncanny ability to condense important topics into a salient and visually striking artwork is why he is so popular. From murals in Palestine to highlighting the inequality within the capitalist system, Banlsy’s artworks are a mouthpiece to shed light on complex and important topics. In this article, we explore 10 examples of Banksy using his art and position for charitable causes.
  • Who is Banksy?

    Four Theories
    by Acoris Andipa
    Banksy Devolved Parliament
    For over 20 years, Banksy has wowed the artworld, broken the art establishment and delighted collectors and the public across the world with his art. From murals in Palestine to subverting the concept of a theme park with Dismaland, Banksy has gone from street artist to the mainstream in a trajectory that shows no signs of slowing down. However, one mystery remains, who is Banksy? In this article we will look into the theories around who Banksy is and why he choose to be anonymous.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    Love is in the air canvas
    Since first appearing in the mainstream consciousness some 20 years ago, Banksy has gained a huge following both within the world of art collecting and the general public. Hailing from Bristol, Banksy’s rise from underground street-artist to mainstay of auction houses around the world has seen the prices of his artworks increase rapidly over the span of 2 decades. In this article, we explore how much an original Banksy costs.
  • The Emotion of Art

    A New Study
    by Acoris Andipa
    The emotions of art
    A recent study has revealed how visual art affects our emotions and the effects the artworks had on the feelings of the subjects.The study, one of the first of its kind, also showed how the relationship between the mechanisms underlying the feelings that art evokes remain unclear.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    Keith Haring Street Art Boy
    Currently on the BBC iPlayer, “Ketih Haring Street Art Boy” is a documentary that charts the life and works of Keith Haring who blazed a trail through the legendary art scene of 1980s New York and revolutionised the worlds of pop culture and fine art. His story - told using previously unheard interviews with Haring, which form the narrative of the documentary - is the definitive story of the artist in his own words. In this article, we review the documentary.
  • Banksy In Popular Culture

    Impacyt & Legacy
    by Acoris Andipa
    Banksy in popular culture
    In the pantheon of contemporary art, few figures are as enigmatic or influential as Banksy. The unidentified England-based street artist, political activist, and film director, Banksy's satirical and subversive works have captured the attention of both the art world and the public at large. Over the past few decades, Banksy has not just remained a key figure in street art; his work and mystique have deeply embedded themselves into popular culture. In this article, we explore the impact of Banksy in popular culture.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    Why is Banksy Anonymous?
    For over 20 years, the identity of Banksy has remained a mystery to all but a select few within the art world. A closed guarded secret, Banksy’s has managed to keep his identity secret to the general public and the artworld. Working in the shadows, his mystique and mystery have become part of his allure which has seen him become one of the most popular and important artists of the 21st century. In this article, we will explore why Banksy chooses to be anonymous.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    Damien Hirst, once the enfant terrible of British artist, has moved from outsider to firmly with the art established. Estimated to be the richest living British artist as of 2020 with a net worth of more than £315m, Hirst has dominated the British and wider art world since his arrival bursting  on the scene in 1980s. Accused by some as leading to the commodification of art, Hirst has been an agent provocateur whose works have divided collectors, the public and institutions. One thing that cannot be disputed, however, is his financial success. In this article, we explore the top 10 most expensive Damien Hirst artworks sold at auction.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    Marc Quinn an analysis on death
    Marc Quinn, a luminary in the contemporary art realm, has consistently engaged audiences with his profound and provocative explorations of the human experience. Two themes that have prominently permeated his work are death and the human body. Death and decay are intertwined for Quinn and the ephemeral nature of our lives and the ebb and flow of the growth and decay of the body can be seen throughout his career. We dive deeper into these motifs, unravelling the layers of meaning and emotion that Quinn evokes.
  • The Evolution of Matisse's Style

    A Journey of Artistic Exploration
    by Acoris Andipa
    Matisse The Snail
    Henri Matisse, born in 1869, was an artist whose incredible evolution of style redefined the course of art history. His artistic journey was marked by bold transformations, where each phase represented a distinctive vision and technique. Matisse’s art ebbed and flowed from his early works to his later, more experimental pieces, reflecting the complexity of his vision and the depth of his creative exploration.
  • The Politics of Keith Haring

    As Told Through Three Works.
    by Acoris Andipa
    The Politics of Keith Haring
    Keith Haring, an icon of the New York art scene in the 1980s, is celebrated not just for his bold and vibrant pop graffiti art, but also for his profound influence on social and political discourse. Through his signature figures and radiant colours, Haring conveyed profound messages about issues such as AIDS, racial inequality, and nuclear disarmament. His works were public acts of political activism, capturing the attention and imagination of a global audience. In this article, we will examine Haring's activism through three of his most political works: "Untitled" (1982), "Crack is Wack" (1986), and "Silence = Death" (1989).
  • by Acoris Andipa
    The Most Expensive Banksy Paintings
    Since 2006, Andipa have led the secondary Banksy market andt have set many firsts: the first secondary gallery exhibition (attracting over 25,000 people) and the world’s first museum exhibition in 2016. One of the most common questions we are asked, by collectors new and old is, what is the most expensive Bankxy sold at auction? In today’s article we look at the 10 most expensive banksy paintings sold at auction.
  • Art Experts Andipa Art Advisory
    Photo by Valentin B. Kremer

    Vacationing is a time of discovery, relaxation, and occasionally, a bit of shopping. Among the various treasures one can acquire on a trip, art offers a uniquely meaningful memento. It's a snippet of culture, a piece of history, and a tangible memory of your holiday experiences. However, buying art when abroad can be challenging due to its subjective nature, potential for forgery, and legal complexities. Our 8-steps to help you navigate the world of art buying while on holiday:
  • Art as an alternative investment
    Photo by Imelda on Unsplash

    The continuing global economic turmoil has given rise to an unexpected trend. As traditional markets are fraught with uncertainty, art, the silent player in the investment world, is emerging as an attractive inflation hedge. From the perspective of an economist, the surge of interest in buying art during inflationary increases warrants a deeper examination.
  • David Hockney at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

    A Journey Through Colour and Perception
    by Acoris Andipa
    Buy signed prints by David Hockney
    A Year in Normandie(detail), 2020-21, Composite iPad painting, 100 x 9000 cm, Collection of the artist © David Hockney

    In this exhilarating new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, the breathtaking works of British artist David Hockney over the past 60 years reveal his enduring relevance and tireless innovation in the contemporary art world. Fresh from its opening on 15 July 2023, the exhibition promises a rich, immersive journey through Hockney's unique perspectives on reality and illusion, his devotion to portraying the intimate beauty of everyday life, and his boundless exploration of the possibilities of colour.
  • The Dual Mastery

    Grayson Perry and Pablo Picasso as Master Ceramists
    Grayson Perry vase standing on plinth
    While Grayson Perry and Pablo Picasso are renowned for their contributions to the art world, their expertise and mastery extend beyond their primary mediums. Both artists have demonstrated exceptional skills in the realm of ceramics, elevating the craft to new heights and showcasing their versatility. We examine the remarkable journeys of Grayson Perry and Pablo Picasso as master ceramists, highlighting their unique approaches and the impact they have made on the field.
  • When the Gavel Falls

    Why choose a private gallery over an auction house
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    In the ever-evolving art world, enthusiasts and collectors have an array of options when it comes to acquiring exquisite artworks. While auction houses have traditionally held a prominent position, private art galleries have, equally, been a go-to resource for not just the buying or selling of artworks but for advice and guidance.  In today’s article we explore why choosing a private art gallery over an auction house can provide a unique and enriching experience for art collectors.
  • Antoni Tàpies

    A Hidden Gem of Modern Art
    buy Tapies original painting
    The world of modern art is replete with luminaries whose work has indelibly shaped our understanding of the artistic landscape. Among these, Spanish artist Antoni Tàpies holds a unique position. Known for his textured and abstract pieces, Tàpies created an art form that seamlessly combined painting and sculpture. Yet, despite his innovative contributions, Tàpies remains a relatively underappreciated figure in the broader narrative of modern art. This article seeks to explore Tàpies' artistic journey and argues that his work deserves more attention and acclaim than it has historically received.
  • Photo by Kostiantyn Li on Unsplash
    Photo by Kostiantyn Li on Unsplash
    The art market, like many other sectors, is not immune to the effects of global economic uncertainty. During times of financial turbulence, investors and collectors often approach the art market with caution, weighing the risks and rewards of engaging in art transactions. However, history has shown that the art market can present unique opportunities during these challenging times. This article explores how the art market has fared during periods of economic uncertainty and offers insights on navigating this ever-evolving landscape.
  • The Rise of Fractional Investment

    What affect on the Art Market
    by Acoris Andipa
    The Rise of Fractional Investment
    In recent years, the art market has witnessed a groundbreaking shift with the advent of fractional investment. Traditional barriers that once limited access to the art world are crumbling as fractional ownership platforms emerge, enabling individuals to invest in and own a fraction of high-value artworks. This article explores how fractional investment is revolutionising the art market, democratising access to art, and shaping new dynamics within the industry.
  • Damien Hirst's Spin Paintings

    The epitome of abstract art
    Damien Hirst spin painting Beautiful Grinch Painting (with butterflies) 2007
    In this article, we explore how Hirst's spin paintings epitomise abstract art, questioning traditional notions of creativity, technique, and artistic intent.
  • Damien Hirst's Credit Card

    Artistic Currency
    Damien Hirst's Credit Card
    Damien Hirst, the provocative and influential British contemporary artist, is known for pushing boundaries and challenging the conventional notions of art. Among his diverse artistic expressions, one intriguing aspect of Hirst's work is his incorporation of credit cards into his paintings. This unconventional choice serves as a commentary on consumerism, wealth, and the intersection of art and commerce. In this article, we delve into the reasons behind Damien Hirst's use of credit cards and explore the deeper meanings embedded within these striking artworks.
  • Banksy's Kids on Guns

    Provoking Reflection on Our Societal Priorities
    Banksy's Kids on Guns
    Renowned street artist Banksy has long captivated the world with his thought-provoking and often controversial artworks. Among his vast body of work, "Kids on Guns" stands out as a striking piece that elicits profound introspection. By juxtaposing the innocence of childhood with the menace of firearms, Banksy challenges us to confront the underlying issues surrounding guns, violence, and the priorities of our society.
  • Botticelli to Van Gogh

    National Gallery London Masterpieces Show in Shanghai
    by Acoris Andipa
    Botticelli to Van Gogh
    The vibrant city of Shanghai, renowned for its rich cultural tapestry and cosmopolitan atmosphere, is playing host to a magnificent exhibition that has captured the hearts and minds of art enthusiasts. The National Gallery London, one of the world's most esteemed art institutions, has brought a carefully curated selection of masterpieces to Shanghai, creating a cultural exchange that transcends borders and delighted visitors. This article explores the significance of this extraordinary exhibition and the impact it has on the art scene in Shanghai.
  • "The Secret Lives of Colour" by Kassia St. Clair - A Review

    A Journey into the Fascinating World of Colour
    by Acoris Andipa
    Review of Kassia St Clair's book entitled The Secret Lives of Colour
    "The Secret Lives of Colour" by Kassia St. Clair is an extraordinary book that delves into the captivating history, cultural significance, and intriguing anecdotes surrounding colours. With meticulous research, eloquent prose, and a passion for the subject matter, St. Clair takes readers on an enthralling journey through the kaleidoscope of colours that have shaped our world.
  • Banksy's Heavy Weaponry Logo

    A Symbol of Artistic Activism
    Banksy Heavy Weaponry black and white signed painting for sale
    Banksy's use of powerful imagery to convey social and political messages has earned him both acclaim and controversy. Among his many iconic symbols is the Heavy Weaponry logo, an emblematic representation of the artist's unique approach to activism through art. In this article, we will explore the significance of Banksy's Heavy Weaponry logo and its impact on contemporary art and society.
  • Banksy Pest Control office for certificates of authenticity. Who is Pest Control
    Banksy Pest Control is an authentication service and handling agency associated with the anonymous street artist Banksy. It was established in 2008 to verify and authenticate Banksy's artworks, protect against counterfeiting, and provide a way for collectors and buyers to verify the authenticity of Banksy's pieces. Acoris Andipa was asked for his opinion in 2007 about how Pest Control could operate in a similar fashion to the Andy Warhol Authentication Board.
  • Jason deCaires Taylor

    Congratulations on New Studio Works
    Jason deCaires Taylor
    Jason deCaires Taylor MRSS (b.1974) is an award winning sculptor, environmentalist and professional underwater photographer. For the past 16 years, Taylor has been creating underwater museums and sculpture parks beneath the waves, submerging over 1,100 living artworks throughout the world’s oceans and seas. Themes explored by these artistic installations include, among others, the climate emergency, environmental activism, and the regenerative attributes of nature. The sculptures create a habitat for marine life whilst illustrating humanity’s fragility and its relationship with the marine world. Taylor’s subjects mainly feature members of the local community, focussing on their connections with their own coastal environments.
  • Banksy's Congestion Charge

    A solid result again
    Banksy Congestion Charge corrupted oil painting for sale
    Renowned street artist Banksy's enigmatic and thought-provoking works have consistently pushed the boundaries of the art world, captivating audiences worldwide. Yesterday, the art market witnessed yet another strong result in the current turbulant global environment for a Banksy painting titled "Congestion Charge", achieving a solid result in both monetary value and cultural terms. 
  • The Closing of Morsink Icon Gallery in Amsterdam

    Farewell to a Treasured Haven
    by Acoris Andipa
    The Closing of Morsink Icon Gallery in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam's vibrant art scene bids a fond farewell to a cherished establishment as the Morsink Icon Gallery closes its doors. With a legacy spanning several decades, the gallery has served as a sanctuary for art enthusiasts and collectors, offering a diverse collection of exquisite icons and fostering a deep appreciation for this ancient and revered art form. As the final chapter draws near, let us reflect on the significance of the Morsink Icon Gallery and the profound impact it has had on Amsterdam's cultural landscape.

  • A Tale of Sculptural Mastery

    Peter Burke and Anthony Gormley
    A Tale of Sculptural Mastery
    Sculpture, with its ability to give form to ideas and breathe life into materials, has been an enduring art form throughout history. Two notable sculptors, Peter Burke and Anthony Gormley, have made significant contributions to the field with their unique approaches and artistic visions. In this blog, we embark on a journey to explore the works of Burke and Gormley, appreciating their sculptural mastery and understanding the distinct ways in which they transform space, engage viewers, and provoke contemplation.
  • Banksy and the Royal Family

    A Tale of Artistic Rebellion and Social Commentary
    Photo by King's Church International
    Photo by King's Church International
    Banksy, the enigmatic street artist known for his thought-provoking and politically charged artwork, has captivated the world with his unconventional style and anonymity. His creations often challenge the status quo and shed light on pressing social issues. In the realm of royal affairs, Banksy's work has occasionally taken aim at the British monarchy, using his art as a powerful tool for social commentary. In this blog, we explore the intriguing relationship between Banksy and the Royal Family, examining the impact of his art and the reactions it has elicited.
  • Quantum Physics and Damien Hirst's Spots

    Unveiling the Intricate Interplay of Science and Art
    Quantum Physics and Damien Hirst's Spots
    Quantum physics, a captivating and complex field of scientific inquiry, delves into the fundamental nature of reality and the behavior of matter and energy at the smallest scales. In a seemingly unrelated realm, renowned artist Damien Hirst has gained global recognition for his visually striking artworks, particularly his infamous "spot paintings." In this blog, we embark on an exploration of the fascinating connection between quantum physics and Damien Hirst's spots, unraveling the profound interplay between science and art.
  • Review of Treasure House Art Fair
    The world of art fairs is a treasure trove of creativity and inspiration, where artists, collectors, and enthusiasts come together to celebrate and appreciate artistic brilliance. In this review, we embark on a journey through the Treasure House Art Fair, a remarkable event that showcases a diverse range of artworks and provides a captivating experience for art lovers. Join us as we delve into the enchanting world of this new art fair.
  • The Vivid World of Colour

    Exploring Keith Haring and Wassily Kandinsky's Masterful Use of Colour
    The Vivid World of Colour
    Colour, with its ability to evoke emotions, convey meaning, and create visual impact, serves as a powerful tool in the world of art. Two renowned artists who exemplify the mastery of color in their works are Keith Haring and Wassily Kandinsky. In this blog, we embark on a journey to explore the vibrant worlds created by these artists and delve into their distinctive approaches to color, uncovering the unique ways in which they harness its potential to captivate and engage viewers.
  • Crude Oils

    A Brief Guide
    Crude Oils
    Over the years, Andipa have had the pleasure of displaying some of Banksy’s most iconic works including a selection from the fabled Crude Oils series. The series, which remixed and reimagined famous artworks, is one of Banksy’s most innovative and original. In today’s article we examine the history of the legendary show and series and the artworks featured in  it.
  • Preserving the Essence

    The Importance of Protecting Banksy Street Art from Commercial Exploitation
    Preserving the Essence
    Banksy, the anonymous street artist, has become a cultural icon with his thought-provoking and politically charged artworks adorning public spaces around the world. However, the increasing trend of removing Banksy's street art for commercial gain raises significant concerns. In this blog, we delve into the importance of preserving Banksy's street art in its original context, highlighting the artistic and social value it holds within the urban landscape.
  • Grace Kelly portrait by Andy Warhol rare unique print
    Andy Warhol, the master of pop art, has immortalized countless celebrities and cultural icons through his iconic portraits. One such masterpiece is his portrait of the timeless beauty and Hollywood royalty, Grace Kelly. In this blog, we delve into the significance and allure of Andy Warhol's portrait of Grace Kelly, a captivating artwork that encapsulates the essence of grace, glamour, and artistic interpretation.
  • by Acoris Andipa
    Basquiat-Warhol Exhibition at the Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris
    The Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris has curated a mesmerising exhibition that brings together the works of two artistic powerhouses: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. This groundbreaking collaboration showcases the creative synergy between these iconic artists and sheds light on their profound impact on contemporary art. In this review, we delve into the Basquiat-Warhol exhibition at the Foundation Louis Vuitton, exploring its artistic significance, curation, and the electrifying experience it offers to visitors.
  • Review: Art Basel 2023

    The art world's Olympic Games 15 - 18 June 2023
    Review: Art Basel 2023

    Art Basel, the prestigious international art fair, has long been a focal point for art enthusiasts, collectors, and industry professionals. Each year, the event captivates the art world with its stunning showcases of contemporary masterpieces. Among the highly anticipated highlights of Art Basel is the exclusive VIP Day, where an elite audience is granted unparalleled access to extraordinary artworks, immersive experiences, and a curated environment that celebrates the pinnacle of artistic expression. Let us dive into the world of Art Basel 2023's VIP Day, where art aficionados were treated to an explosion of fine works across numerous floors and halls.

  • Cut & Run

    New Banksy Solo Show Announced
    Cut & Run
    In an announcement that has dominated the headlines of the artworld, Banksy has announced a new exhibition, his first solo exhibition in 14 years, Taking place at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) the “Cut & Paste” showcases 25 years of the stencil’s used by the world’s most elusive artist throughout his prolific career.
  • Manet/Degas Exhibition at Musée d'Orsay, Paris

    An Enchanting Encounter with Masters
    by Acoris Andipa
    Portrait of Madame Edouard Manet, 1874
    Portrait of Madame Edouard Manet, 1874
    Entering the hallowed halls of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, I embarked on a mesmerising journey through the works of two eminent artists of the 19th century—Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas. The Manet/Degas exhibition, a true celebration of their unparalleled artistic genius, proved to be an awe-inspiring experience that left an indelible mark in my heart.
  • Banksy at the Andipa Gallery

    An anonymous email review sent to Andipa!!!
    Banksy at the Andipa Gallery
    Banksy, the mysterious street artist renowned for his provocative and politically charged artworks, has captivated the art world with his enigmatic identity and thought-provoking creations. In a rare and highly anticipated event, a selection of Banksy's works found its way to the prestigious Andipa Gallery in 2007. Delving into the significance of Banksy's exhibition at the Andipa Gallery, exploring the convergence of street art and the traditional gallery setting, and the impact it had on both the artist's legacy and the art world at large.
  • Unveiling the Captivating World of Henri Matisse's Drawings
    Henri Matisse, renowned as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, is celebrated for his vibrant paintings and bold cut-outs. However, his drawings, often overshadowed by his other works, are a hidden treasure waiting to be explored. In this blog, we embark on a journey into the world of Henri Matisse's drawings, uncovering the beauty, depth, and unique artistic language that he expressed through this often-underappreciated medium.
  • With the rise in prices of Banksy artworks over the course of the last 10 years, the last 3 years in particular, we often speak with clients both existing and new to Andipa about choosing between the higher value prints and original paintings. In today’s article we weigh up what to consider when choosing between a painting and a print.
  • Banksquiat. Boy and Dog in Stop and Search
    Banksy collectors new and old watched in eager anticipation as the Basquiat inspired work, “Banksquiat. Boy and Dog in Stop and Search” appeared at Phillips, New York on the 18th of May 2023 with an estimate of $8,000,000 - 12,000,000. Part of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, the imposing artwork measuring some 243.8 x 344.5 cm and appeared amongst other 20th century luminaries including Picasso, Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. In today’s article we explore the exciting work.
  • Spring | As told through Banksy
    Spring is in the air and with it comes the season of rebirth and new beginnings. Historically, Spring has been welcomed in many ways across many cultures over many years. In Ancient Greece and in Homeric poetry, we can find spring mentioned in similes, those vivid passages that engage all the senses and heighten the narrative. One such passage sees Winter mocking Spring, to which Spring replies, "Indeed, that is exactly why mankind would be glad to get rid of you, whereas even the mere mention of my name is enough to bring them pleasure. By Zeus, there is no name more pleasant than mine! That is why they remember [memnēmai] me when I am gone and give thanks when I appear [phainomai] again." We give thanks to Spring, and all that it brings, by looking at three seminal Banksy artworks that burst with a certain sense of spring…
  • May sees the first coronation of a British monarch  since 1953 when King Charles and Queen Consort Camila are crowned in the ceremony in Westminster Abbey. As the nation prepares for the historic occasion, especially our gallery which is situated in a Royal Borough, we look at how the world’s most popular street artist Banksy portrays power and monarchy through his seminal works.
  • One of the most commonly occurring themes within the works of Banksy is that of innocence. Indeed, it has hard not to think of Banksy without thinking of the seminal work Girl with Balloon. However, it is not just this work where the theme is presented, in today’s article we explore how Banksy uses various motifs and humour to communicate innocence.  

  • A Gift for Ukraine
    Just over a year ago Russia shocked the world with its invasion of Ukraine. The war and the pain it has caused to those affected, has shattered the peace in Europe that was so fragilely poised since the dark days of WW2. Whilst tears and blood that have sadly been pouring outwards in the “bread basket” of Europe, grief, kindness and compassion has flowed  inwards from many nations in support of Ukraine like a tidal exchange of humanity - both good and bad. One such figure who has shown their support is the anonymous street artist Banksy. In today’s article, we look into the recent use of one of Banksy’s street pieces produced in Ukraine as part of a run of stamps produced by the Ukrainian post office.
  • The day of love is nearly here and with it, couples, singles and those struck by cupid’s arrow celebrate this special occasion through thoughtful gifts, blooming bouquets of flowers and reminding those important people in their life of how much they care. In today’s article we examine the theme of love as shown through four seminal works by Banksy.
  • Valentine's Day Mascara
    Today, Valentine’s Day 2023, Banksy confirmed on his official Instagram account the authorship of a recent street piece that appeared in Margate, Kent. In today’s article we examine the latest artwork from the world’s most elusive and in-demand street artist.
  • Punked

    Is Banksy punk?
    Throughout Banksy’s prolific and exceptional output certain motifs and themes reemerge. Given in new contexts and thus given new life, these specific themes that the artist explores has led him to a global popularity that eclipses the street art world. Often labelled, or perceived, as a figure of counter-culture or representative thereof, authority and society are often thematically questioned in many of Banksy’s works. In today’s blog, we explore Banksy and his use of punk symbolism as told through a series of seminal works.
  • Year of the Rabbit

    As told through Banksy
    Year of the Rabbit
    This Sunday (January 22nd) marks the start of the Chinese New Year and with it a change in the animal which embodies the year. Based around a traditional 12 year cycle, the Chinese calendar assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year. Originating from China, the zodiac and its variations remain popular in many East Asian countries and is celebrated across the globe. To celebrate the year of the rabbit, we look into three seminal works by the artist known as Banksy which incorporate the animal.
  • In a Spin
    When one thinks of great contemporary artist Damien Hirst is at the top of the pile. For over three decades he has shaken the very foundations of British art in an earthquake of colour, shape, form and concepts that have reverberated throughout the artworld and establishment. In today’s article, we look into some of his most interesting works: the spin paintings.
  • Heaven or Hell

    As told by Banksy
    Heaven or Hell
    Salvation in art (or damnation for that matter) have existed since the dawn of our artistic expression. Challenging the idea of divinity and salvation with the notion of punishment and a fall from grace, heaven cannot exist without hell. Likewise, hell cannot exist without heaven. These two conflicting thoughts are the basis for our article today where we look at how Banksy presents the concept of angels and heaven and how hell is portrayed.
  • Art Basel Miami
    Director Acoris Andipa touched down in Miami this week for Art Basel Miami. Bringing together the leading galleries, VIPs and collectors the esteemed art fair specialises in modern and contemporary art.
  • Lady Madonna
    For over 55 years, Andipa have operated from the same London townhouse. Assisting collectors across the globe, Andipa was founded by Maria Andipa in 1967 and originally began life as an icons gallery. As we have grown and evolved, we have moved into fine and contemporary art. Best known for our Banksy original artworks and Banksy prints, we also deal in a wealth of art including Joan Miro paintings, original Damien Hirst artworks and Antoni Tapies to name a few. In today’s article, we explore the meeting of two very distinct worlds through the iconoclastic portrayal of mother mary and that of Banksy’s Toxic Mary.
  • Till Death Do Us Apart
    Death, the great leveller, is an inescapable part of life. Without its function meaning would be lost in our lives and like the Greek god Tithonus who was cursed to live forever it, at one point, it would be welcomed. Death is a recurring motif that appears in many of Banksy’s works. Often linked to other themes such as war, childhood and society - Banksy uses war as a backdrop that causes us to question many aspects of the modern world. In today’s article we look at the portrayal of death as told through four seminal Banksy artworks.
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