Hidden Gems – Jenny Saville, RA: Highest paid living (female) artist

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems: extraordinary women in the world of gemstones, jewellery and arts. As of Friday 5th October 2018, Jenny Saville became the highest paid living (female) artist. When Propped, her self-portrait sold at Sotheby’s in London, for GBP£9.5 million/USD$12.4 million. The whole saga and OTT art news that happened over the weekend overshadowed this somewhat. Yet, we have … Continue reading Hidden Gems – Jenny Saville, RA: Highest paid living (female) artist

Sotheby’s v Banksy

By Maya MK What do you get when you mix an old guard auction house (Sotheby’s, established in 1744-present) and a contemporary artist (Banksy, ?-present)? Outrageous behaviour in the sales room, on auction day. Equally as outrageous headlines in the press. The art world is behaving like an embarrassed parent. The international media are completely lapping it up. Me? I’m speechless. Some are calling the … Continue reading Sotheby’s v Banksy

Review: 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2018

By Maya MK From 4-7 October, 1-54 African Contemporary Art Fair is opening its doors to visitors. In the heart of London at Somerset House (South Wing). Now in its 6th year, this international art fair is the brainchild of Touria El Glaoui. The thing about art fairs these days is-… actually no. The thing about anything these days, it’s a matter of what is … Continue reading Review: 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2018