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Anish Kapoor Instagram
Our Instagram Account of the Month is...

Anish Kapoor - one of Britain's most celebrated artists. We love following his Instagram page for an insight into his thoughts and latest works. Catch an exhibition of his works (featuring 24 sculptures) in the grounds of stately home, Houghton Hall, in Norfolk until the end of November.

Raft of the Medusa
Read of the Month

The Wreck of the Medusa by Jonathan Miles

The intriguing story behind one of the most famous French works of art - this exciting novel puts the painting in an intriguing new light...

Kerry James Marshall, Brownie, 2017
Kerry James Marshall

One of our favourite contemporary artists, Kerry James Marshall's work is challenging and empowering at the same time. We adore his paintings but you can pick up some of his work in other media, notably these patches (pictured) for a fraction of the price! Head to Artsy to see the range on offer...


"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."

— Francis Bacon

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

— Pablo Picasso
Artemisia Gentileschi
Amazing Artemisia

"I will show Your Illustrious Lordship what a woman can do" - fighting words from Artemisia Gentileschi who rose to prominence as an accomplished artist in the 17th century, when such a thing was unheard of. The National Gallery is hosting the first major exhibition of her work in the UK including some of her best known paintings, including the famous, Judith Beheading Holofernes. Open now until 24th January 2021.

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Series Spotlight - The Art Market

October sees the launch of part two of our hugely successful series on the Art Market with leading FT journalist, Georgina Adam. Over ten episodes, Georgina explains the make up of the art market itself and the machinations at work behind the scenes, exploring the roles of auction houses, dealers and galleries.

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We Won a Webby!

We actually have no words for this: we've won the People's Vote for Best Art Initiative in the world, 2020. These awards are, according to The New York Times, the Internet's highest honour. Firstly, there's the judge's selection, out of 13,000 applications from 70 countries, and we made it to the last 5 in our category. It really was enough to get that far. But that you, our subscribers, voted us into 1st place -- and that, for us, was the greatest compliment. Thank you all so very much, from all of us here.

Your Most Watched LAS Film...

Everyone is missing being able to travel at the drop of a hat at the moment - it was no surprise, therefore, that our most watched series this month has been Art and the City, with our film on Prague being the most watched film on the whole site last month. Watch now to make your escape...

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I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who would make a contribution to art history.

— Judy Chicago
Tate Modern Egg Cups
Breakfast with Frida and Dalí

What better way to brighten up your breakfast table than with these delightful egg cups from the Tate shop? Featuring Salvador Dalí and Frida Kahlo, surely an inspiring start to any day?