The Maharajahs, 1993, acrylic and collage on canvas, by Sheila Girling. Photograph: Bolton and Quinn
Sheila Girling obituary
The painter Sheila Girling, who has died aged 90, has often been acknowledged for her influence on the work of her husband, the sculptor Anthony Caro, in what the couple themselves described as a “64-year conversation about art”, but her own acrylics and collages also deserve attention.
DISSECTING THE LONDON POSTWAR SALES
The postwar and contemporary evening sales in London this month brought in more than £240 million (about $370 million) in total sales for Sotheby’s and Christie’s—a banner year for the annual auctions. Today we slice into the numbers to see how the big two achieved those results. As the graph above shows, almost exactly half of their haul came from only three artists—Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly, and Francis Bacon; more than 60 artists were together responsible for making up the remaining 50 percent.
PayneShurvell To Launch New West End Gallery With Louise Cattrell Exhibition.
PayneShurvell are launching a new gallery space in Blandford Street with the sweeping landscapes of Louise Cattrell. The works are concerned with the idea of ‘Landscape’ as an ideal. Since completing her artistic studies in London and Dundee, Cattrell has travelled widely, taking up residencies which have fed into her work.
Gérard Faggionato Moves to David Zwirner as London Galleries Feel the Pinch
LONDON — Gérard Faggionato, a prominent Mayfair dealer who for 22 years has run his own gallery specializing in postwar and contemporary art, is joining the sales team of the New York mega-gallerist David Zwirner.
Union Rep’s Suspension Fuels Staff’s Anger at London’s National Gallery
Following a five-day strike earlier this month, members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union at the National Gallery in London are staging new strikes this week, the BBC reports. The walkouts are in response to the proposed privatization of the gallery’s visitor-facing and security services (see Staffing Crisis at London’s National Gallery, and Strike Partially Closes National Gallery).