Home / 2008 / May

Archives for May 2008

A PAINTING bought in a market for 50p has been sold for £35,000 at auction.

The work, Chopping Logs Outside A Snow Covered Cabin, was found buried under junk in Glasgow’s Barras market 30 years ago. But the piece, by Cornelius Krieghoff, was expected to fetch 100,000 times its original price when it goes under the hammer later this month. The painting’s owner, who wants to remain anonymous, had no…

Banksy not pursued by graffiti police

Bristol is the first city in the country to get a police team dedicated to eradicating graffiti and dealing with the so-called “artists”. However Bristol’s most famous tagger Banksy seems to be exempt from prosecution Undercover officers are working round the clock to bring to book “taggers” The fact that officials are not removing art…

Sweet Bird of Youth by Jack Vettriano

Sweet Bird of Youth is unique among Jack Vettriano prints because it has been an open and a limited edition print . Normally an image either one or the other . Sweet Bird of Youth was published as a limited edition lithograph by Jack Vettriano in one of his first sets of limited editions ….

Sue Howells crowned Britain’s best selling artist

Artist Sue Howells has been named the best selling published artist in Brexit by the International Arts and Framing Industry Annual Awards in Bristol. Winners from previous years include best selling artists Beryl Cook and Jack Vettriano, who have gone on to become massive successes in the art scene . Sue is inspired by artists…

1 2 3 4