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Monday, January 5, 2015

London Irish Art exhibition 2015 to include new works by Mr. Michael Flatley

This years' London Irish Art exhibition to be held at Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London 14th - 17th January 2015 will include new works by 'Lord of the Dance' star Mr. Michael Flatley

please contact claire@soloarte.ie for more details

London Irish Art Exhibition Official Opening Thursday 15th January @ 6pm

The official opening of the London Irish Art exhibition 2015 will take place on Thursday 15th January at Central Hall, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH

Minister for Diaspora Mr Jimmy Deenihan and H.E. Ambassador Dan Mulhall will officially open the exhibition, to be followed by a talk from international artist Hughie O'Donoghue

For further details please contact claire@soloarte.ie or visit our website http://www.londonirishart.com

Saturday, December 13, 2014

London Irish Art Exhibition January 2015 to be officially opened by Minister Jimmy Deenihan

I look forward to launching the exhibition. The promotion of Irish culture through the work of Irish visual artists will form a very important part of my Diaspora Strategy which is due to be launched early in the New Year

 – Minister for Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan T.D.


Friday, October 17, 2014

London Calling for Irish Artists and Poets ahead of Exhibition

THE organisers of the next London Irish Art exhibition have issued a call out for Irish visual artists (painting, mixed media, sculpture) and Irish poets living in Britain.
London Irish Art organiser’s Martin Davis (Sol Art Gallery) and Patrick Keegan (Solo Arte) will take over 3,000 square feet of space in the historic Central Hall Westminster next year to showcase the best of Irish visual and literary artists, giving them the chance to promote and showcase their work to the public.
The exhibition will take place from January 14-17, opened by Minister for Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan.
Winners for the art competition will be granted as £2,000 prize, while winners of the poetry competition will be published in a limited edition book.
“As London holds the largest Irish Diaspora in the world, this exhibition endeavours to represent an ongoing dialogue between these two countries.
“Striving to build ties and cultural relations with the Irish art scene in Britain, this event is organised to provide artists with cross border exposure,” explains Martin Davis.
The exhibition will also present works by the celebrated Irish artist Louis Le Brocquy, as well as Francis O’Toole and renowned Irish sculptors John Behan and Aidan Harte, and Dingle painter Liam O’Neill.
London-based Irish artists will be represented by Aisling Conroy, Kevin McAleenan and Niall Leavy.
A total of 50 per cent of the artists participating will be sourced from the Irish Diaspora living in Britain.
Artists and poets should email info@solart.ie for details. Deadline for submissions is November 30 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Business Art is the step that comes after Art”, Andy Warhol

The unprecedented development of the art market over the past few years has resulted in the ‘financialisation’ of the art market. Art is now seen not only as an object of pleasure, however, also as a new alternative asset class with interesting business opportunities.
Meanwhile, the globalisation of culture has lead art organisations and cultural related companies to confront a number of strategic issues critical to reaching their goals.
Such developments make the need for specialised services to support them apparent.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Forged Marc Chagall Painting

When British collector Martin Lang submitted one of his paintings to a French committee, he was hoping to find out if it was an authentic work by Marc Chagall.
But not only did the Chagall Committee declare the painting a forgery, it said Lang's painting should be burned under strict French laws that protect artists' works.
Lang, 63, said Monday he was frustrated with the decision but he still hopes the painting will be returned to him.
Describing his shock at the ruling, Lang said: "It was just total disbelief that they would want to destroy it."
"I'm not attacking the committee — I just want them to please reconsider. They could just mark it unoriginal and send it back," he told The Associated Press.
The businessman bought the watercolour of a reclining nude woman for £100,000 (about $182,900 Cdn) in 1992, believing it to be an authentic Chagall dating from around 1909 to 1910.
Lang's son recently called in experts from a BBC show about forgeries to determine if it was real. According to the BBC, the painting surfaced in Russia after the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union and was offered to Lang at a fraction of its value.
The painting was eventually sent to the Chagall Committee in Paris for a final ruling. The committee — run by the Russian-born artist's grandchildren to protect his legacy — ruled it was a fake and said it would be destroyed under French law.
Lang said he did not understand why art collectors like him should be punished for forgeries.
"It seems to be dissuading honest people from coming forward to have their art verified. It seems to be the wrong way of doing it," said Lang, a property developer from the northern city of Leeds.
The Chagall Committee declined to discuss the case Monday.
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