Posts by Annie McGrath

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    THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

    This week, ironically, we have all been talking about the elephant in the room: the ivory trade, a continued source of debate in the antiques world.

     

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    Sarah Levy ‘#BloodyTrump’
    Sarah Levy ‘#BloodyTrump’

    It is difficult to know how to caricature a man who is already doing a very good job of that by himself, a man who seems beyond parody. Yet, in the lead up to the 2016 US presidential election, the art world has seen some excellent depictions of Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump. Here are my Top Trumps…

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    Joseph Wright of Derby, A.R.A. DERBY 1734 - 1797, A GROTTO IN THE GULF OF SALERNO, WITH THE FIGURE OF JULIA, BANISHED FROM ROME
    Joseph Wright of Derby, A.R.A. DERBY 1734 - 1797, A GROTTO IN THE GULF OF SALERNO, WITH THE FIGURE OF JULIA, BANISHED FROM ROME

    The season of goodwill kicked off in a remarkable way at Sotheby’s this month where a painting by Joseph Wright sold for £665,000, with proceeds going towards helping Syrian refugees in Greece. This was over four times the price the painting was expected to go for.

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    Crowd Talks
    Crowd Talks

    In my foundation year at Camberwell College, I remember asking my tutor if I could go to the library and, without a hint of irony, he said: “you can, but don’t get suffocated by all the knowledge”. I laughed, before realising that he definitely wasn’t joking.