Internationally renowned poet and writer Edward Lucie-Smith discusses Alexander de Cadenet’s new solo exhibition ‘SACRED PORTRAITS’ and explores the inspiration and meaning behind de Cadenet’s work in skull portraiture.
The interview addresses the topics of identity, vanitas and mortality, suggesting a deeper internal reflection of de Cadenet’s subjects. Edward also probes into the artist’s private commission work with high-profile clients and finally discovers what de Cadenet has planned for the future.
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This fall Andipa Gallery will hold a two-floor retrospective of the infamous British street artist Banksy. The exhibition showcases a selection of his most rare and iconic works spanning his entire career to date.
While the mystery of the artist’s true identity remains unsolved, his work since the 1990s has catapulted him into stardom with international recognition from both the street art world as well as important art collectors alike.
Contemporary art continues to demand high market prices in London as Sotheby’s recent July 1, 2015 auction raised a record-high £130.4m with works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud.
Leading sales was Warhol’s ‘One Dollar Bill (Silver Certificate)’, outperforming its pre-sale estimate of £13m-18m, selling for £20.9m. This sale follows the recent Christie’s sale of ‘Colored Mona Lisa’, which fetched just over £36m, indicating a steadily growing market demand for Warhols.