Birmingham Law Society commissions painting from Reuben Colley

Birmingham Law Society commissions painting from Reuben Colley

Birmingham Law Society is celebrating its 200th anniversary by commissioning a major painting by Reuben Colley. The Society was formed in 1818, at a time when Birmingham did not have its own law courts.  Today, it is the largest local law...
Danny Howes paints live in the gallery

Danny Howes paints live in the gallery

On Saturday 21st July, Danny Howes held a highly successful painting session live in the gallery, as part of his exciting new exhibition 'Twelve Portraits'.  Danny has created 12 portraits in just 12 days, and the process has been...
Matisse etching featured in 'most collectable' artists guide

Matisse etching featured in 'most collectable' artists guide

'Petit Interieur Bleu' by Henri Matisse has been featured by Artsy in a guide to the 8 most collectable artists who have recently broken auction records.  This superb aquatint encapsulates all that Matisse is renowned for: intense...
The art of football

The art of football

The smiling face of Pelé, one of football's icons, is on display in our Summer Exhibition.  Andy Warhol based this silkscreen portrait of Pelé on one of his own polaroid photos of the footballer, which he took in 1977 after...
Stephen Earl Rogers in Aston Hall exhibition

Stephen Earl Rogers in Aston Hall exhibition

Stephen Earl Rogers' painting 'Aston Mural' is on display in 'Walls Have Ears', an exhibition celebrating 400 years of change at Aston Hall.  The painting was commissioned by Birmingham Museums Trust and features...
Focus on Lowry

Focus on Lowry

Towards the end of his life, L. S. Lowry published around 50 signed limited editions of his paintings. These editions, signed by the artist, are now highly sought-after.  Many of Lowry's industrial townscapes were imaginary composites...
Kate Sherman selected for 250th RA Summer Exhibition

Kate Sherman selected for 250th RA Summer Exhibition

This year the Royal Academy will be mounting its 250th Summer Exhibition.  The selection committee has been chaired by the internationally renowned artist Grayson Perry.  We are delighted to report that one of Kate Sherman's...
Minnie Mouse in Diamond Dust

Minnie Mouse in Diamond Dust

Damien Hirst is renowned for his use of spots in paintings and graphic works.  In this inventive screenprint, a series of coloured circles are ingeniously arranged to create the unmistakable figure of Minnie Mouse. This screenprint is full...
Andy Warhol silkscreens continue to fly at auction

Andy Warhol silkscreens continue to fly at auction

At both Christie's and Phillips this month, Warhol silkscreens have realised sums well above the auctioneers' guide prices.  Auction results continue to confirm that Warhol's work is a sound investment. ​CLICK HERE to view...
Bouyant market for Damien Hirst editions

Bouyant market for Damien Hirst editions

Anyone considering investing in art would do well to consider Damien Hirst. Auction results for Hirst's graphic work have been more than encouraging this year. ​CLICK HERE to view results for Hirst at Phillips in January...