12 November 2021


Warhol’s Portrait of Basquiat Tops Christie’s Sale Achieving $40,091,500 

Andy Warhol’s 1982 portrait of his friend, the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat from the collection of Peter Brant, achieved $40,091,500 at Christie’s

29 June 2021


Lucian Freud Portrait Of  David Hockney Sells For £14.9m $20.7m At Sotheby’s

A portrait by the English figurative painter Lucian Freud depicting his friend David Hockney has sold for £14.9 million ($20.7 million) with buyer’s premium at London’s Sotheby’s.

26 March 2021


Warhol Foundation Loses Lynn Goldsmith Prince Appropriation Appeal

A Court of Appeals in New York has ruled that Andy Warhol did not make ‘fair use’ of the original Lynn Goldsmith 1981 photograph

31 March 2017


Important Picasso Muse Dora Maar Portrait To Be Sold At Christie’s

Femme assise, robe bleue by Pablo Picasso will go under the hammer at Christie’s NY as a highlight of its Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale (Estimate: $35,000,000-50,000,000).

17 November 2016


Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Won By Claudio Rasano

Claudio Rasano has won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016. His portrait of a Johannesburg schoolboy, on exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, has taken the prestigious £15,000 award.

4 November 2016


Public Appeal Launched To Acquire Final Duke of Wellington Portrait

A public appeal to acquire Sir Thomas Lawrence’s unfinished final portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, has been announced today, Thursday 3 November 2016.

23 May 2015


Cat Paintings: The Mysterious Chat Noir Litters Art History

The mysterious chat noir litters (a pun already? Awesome) art history like so much shed fur; the terribly unsubtle feline companion stealing the show in Manet’s ‘Olympia’, that ice cool white Percy out-cooling Mr and Mrs Clark in Hockney’s portrait. Their irresistible allure peppers art and music –check out Rossini’s ‘Duetto buffo di due gatti’; or, an […]

28 June 2012


Amy Winehouse Anniversary Portrait Unveiled At Camden Tube

It is one year on from the tragic death of Amy Winehouse. To celebrate her life, Art Below have created a special tribute billboard poster, in homage to the late singer. It is painted by the acclaimed artist Johan Andersson, at Camden Town tube station and located on Northern Line Platform 1. The poster is […]