• by Alex Yellop
    Keith Haring's inluence and legacy
    With his radiant baby and barking dogs dancing across subway walls, Haring brought art to the people, infusing the urban landscape with social commentary, activism, and boundless energy. The artistic and cultural footprint Haring left behind is indelible, making his influence resonate across various facets of society today.
  • The Legacy of Damien Hirst

    Now in his 58th year, we explore the legacy of Damien Hirst
    by Alex Yellop
    The Legacy of Damien Hirst
    Damien Hirst, the most successful British artist, has ruled the contemporary art world since first bursting onto the scene as part of the Young British Artists movement of the early 1990’s. Controversy has followed hirst throughout his career and he has constantly reinvented both himself and his works. Now entering his 59th year, we explore the legacy of the modern iconoclast, whose influence and legacy are as multifaceted as his controversial creations.
  • by Alex Yellop
    How does Banksy make money

    Since first capturing the attention of the street art world nearly 20 years ago, Banksy, the world’s most elusive artist, has become a household name across the globe. Known for his satirical, social-political subjects - his artworks have firmly established themselves in the canon of art and popular culture.

    Unknown to all but a few, Banksy’s identity remains a mystery and the cause of much specialisation. Indeed, one such question that arises is that of how Banksy makes money. In this article, we will explore how Banksy operates and earns money.

  • by Alex Yellop
    Most expensive Grayson Perry artworks sold at auction
    Ceramicist, print-maker, embroiderer , author, broadcaster - there are not enough labels to cover the multi-disciplined and fascinating skills of Grayson Perry. From his iconic maps and tapestries, his exploration of self through his altar ego to designing a house in Essex - Perry is one of the most exciting and diverse artists of the 20th century. Firmly rooted in a camp kitsch, Perry explores the world around him through poignant and engaging works.
  • by Alex Yellop
    most expensive Kusama artworks
    Yayoi Kusama, born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan, is a name synonymous with avant-garde art, innovation, and a unique visual language that melds the line between art and immersive experience. Over the past few decades, she has achieved worldwide acclaim, not only for her captivating Infinity Mirrored Rooms but also for her paintings, sculptures, and installations. But alongside her growing popularity among art aficionados, museum-goers, and Instagram enthusiasts, there's another facet of her career worth noting: the skyrocketing prices of her works in the auction world.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Keith Haring most expensive artworks
    Since his arrival on the New York art scene of the 1980’s by way of the Subway system, Keith Haring has created an iconic legacy that has remained popular for almost four decades. Touching on social issues that were as pertinent as they were then as they are today, his works and visual lexicon seem to channel something otherworldly. From cryptic children crawling, mysterious dancing figures and UFOs raining light down - Haring’s mythological motifs are instantly recognisable. Not just popular in the streets, Haring’s meteoric rise to fame saw a career sadly cut short by an untimely death caused by Aids. His legacy continues to grow within pop culture and the auction house showing a continued appetite for his works. In today’s article, we explore the most expensive Keith Haring works to have sold at auction.
  • by Alex Yellop
    The Influence of Jean-Michel Basquiat in Popular Culture
    From the streets to the auction houses. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s short-lived but ferocious career has influenced the artworld and wider culture since it was sadly cut short in 1987. Starting as an unknown graffiti artist using the tag SAMO ( 'Same Old Shit') in New York's Lower East Side, and quickly rose to international acclaim as one of the most prominent and provocative artists of his time. Tragically dying at just 27, Basquiat has left a wealth of art for the world to enjoy. His influence on art and culture can still be felt today and in this article we explore Basquiat’s influence on popular culture.
  • by Alex Yellop
    The Most Expensive Andy Warhol Paintings Ever Sold
    Andy Warhol is one of the most influential artists of all time. His ability to absorb, understand and disseminate the essence of his subjects is almost unparalleled. Often drawing inspiration from pop-culture images, famous figures and events: his works are highly sought after by collectors across the globe still some thirty years after his death and are firmly established within the great pantehon of art. In this article, we look into the most expensive Warhol paintings ever sold.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Most expensive Basquiat's sold at auction

    When it comes to contemporary art, few names resonate as powerfully as Jean-Michel Basquiat. Emerging from the gritty streets of 1980s New York City, Basquiat transformed from a graffiti prodigy to an art world superstar in just a few short years. Along with fame, Basquiat’s works have seen an astronomical rise in their auction valuations, reflecting his enduring significance and the ever-growing demand for his art. 

    From SAMO© to Sotheby's

    Basquiat's early work, tagged under the pseudonym "SAMO©", adorned the walls of the Lower East Side, laying the foundation for his journey. His transition from streets to galleries was swift. By the mid-1980s, he was collaborating with iconic figures like Andy Warhol and exhibiting in major galleries around the world.

  • by Alex Yellop
    David Hockney A Celebration Review
    David Hockney is a titan of British cultural life. A stable presence that feels almost like he has always been there: creating, enduring and innovating. Over the course of the last seven decades, the 86 old artist has been a constant within British contemporary life. His impact has been immeasurable both in regards to his staggering auction prices and his influence on contemporary art of today.  Now enjoying one of his most prolific periods of his life, Sky Arts recently celebrated his life and output in their new documentary: David Hockney: A Celebration. In this article, we review the documentary hosted by Melvyn Bragg.
  • by Alex Yellop
    How to chose an art hand;ler
    When it comes to the safe and precise delivery of your valuable artworks, making the right choice in art shipping is pivotal. Whether you're an artist sending your work, a collector acquiring new pieces, or a gallery owner moving art, the art shipping process holds significant importance.
  • When Harry Met David

    Hockney Paints Styles
    by Alex Yellop
    Image of national portrait gallery
    David Hockney, one of the world’s most endearing and enduring artists, has recently painted a portrait of pop singer Harry styles which will appear at his rescheduled show “Drawing From Life” taking place at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition, which was unexpectedly cancelled as a result of the COVID pandemic, will open to the public in November 2023.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Complete Soup Can 1 Portfolio image
    First aired on BBC 2 in January 2022, Andy Warhol's America is a three-part series looking at the history of 20th century America through the life and career of Andy Warhol. The series covers major historical events and tells the stories of Warhol’s response to what he saw happening around him on TV and in the newspapers. In this article, we review the series and share our views on a fast-paced and exciting documentary that paints a vivid portrait of one of the 20th century’s most important artists.
  • Andy Warhol & Death

    As told through three works
    by Alex Yellop
    Andy Warhol Electric Chair Portfolio
    Arguably one of the greatest chroniclers of mid-20th century American life, Warhol revealed and explored key aspects that constituted the American society that he grew up and lived in. Indeed, it has often been said that if the United States was wiped off of a map and only Warhol’s remained, you would have the perfect understanding of American culture. Often, his work is tied to a platonic ideal of the American dream - people, places and things seemingly frozen within his portfolios and series. However, not only did Warhol explore the American dream he also shone a light on the American nightmare. In this article we explore Warhol’s exploration of the more sinister side of Americana through three iconic works.
  • The Most Popular Banksy Artworks

    We Explore Banksy's Most Iocnic Work
    by Alex Yellop
    The Most Popular Banksy Artworks
    Arguably not just the street artist but the artist of his generation,Banksy has gone from underground Bristolian wall-scribler to an international name. A stalwart of auction houses across the world, the elusive artist’s work is recognised by millions across the world - both art collectors and the wider public. Whilst his identity remains closely guarded, his impact on the artworld and wider cultural sphere does not. We explore tBanksy’s most famous pieces of art throughout his career which spans over 20 years.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Double East Yorkshire David Hockney
    David Hockney is arguably one of the most important British artists of, not just the 20th century, but of all time. His unique style and talent for capturing the seemingly mundane in such a vivid, enthralling and colourful manner has led him to be highly sought -after by institutions and private collectors across the world. Possessing an almost innate ability to transform the mundane into a cacophony of colours, angles and light Hockney’s mastery of various mediums (printmaking, iPads, collages and paint) make him not only one of the most established artists but one of the most innovatie. It is not only in the studio where Hockney creates magic. His artworks have regularly set auction records and his performance at auction has led him to become one of the richest living artists. In this article, we will explore the 10 most expensive David Hockney artworks sold at auction.
  • Basquiat in 5 Facts

    His Life and Legacy
    by Alex Yellop
    Basquiat in 5 Facts

    Jean-Michel Basquiat burst onto the 80s New York art scene with the type of energy and output that only a start can produce. Quickly moving from street artist (under the moniker SAMO) Basquiat quickly established himself critically, commercially and XXX within the artworld of the time. His legacy lives on and, since his untimely death in XXX, his works have regularly sold for record prices at auction. It is not only in the auction houses where Basquiat’s legacy is palatable, Jean-Michel Basquiat estate prints rapidly sell out when appearing on the secondary market. One of the most fascinating artists of, not only his time but of now, we look at 5 facts about one of the most important cultural figures of the 20th century. 

  • by Alex Yellop
    Harriett Nicholls interview with Andipa
    Harriet Nicholls is an acclaimed interior designer who led the redesign of our townhouse and home for more than 50 years. Known for bringing a youthful twist to classic style, Harriet creates interiors that are both elegant and relaxed - which, often, visitors to our gallery mention when experiencing her work. We recently spoke with Harriet as to the importance of art, her career and her latest developments.
  • by Alex Yellop
    8 Facts About Keith Haring
    Keith Haring is widely considered to be one of the most popular and influential artists of the 20th century. His deeply human, hieroglyphic style, a visual language entirely of his own, has resonated with the public and collectors for over 40 years. Bursting onto the NYC street art scene of the 1980s, Haring was an instant success who used his platform to raise awareness for social issues that were as pertinent then as they are today. Haring’s vibrant and energetic works are replete with an eerie, almost proto-human sense of basic yet profound communication - simple figures that convey such meaning. In this article we share 8 facts about Keith Haring.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Banksy at Andipa
    Since his arrival on the art scene in the mid to late 1990s, Banksy has risen from humble Bristolian street artist to a global icon. His works, political and drenched in sardonic wit, have captured the imagination of collectors, the auction houses and the wider public. Motifs and symbols that are recognised across the world, his seminal works and stunts have become part of the cultural fabric of the 21st century. In this article, we explore why Banksy is important and his popularity.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Damien Hirst 10 facts
    Damien Hirst is one of the most important figures within British art. First appearing as part of the Young British Artist movement of the 1980’s along with other seminal figures such as Mark Quinn and Tracey Emin Hirst has become a household name within art. His fascination with life and death and his natural instinct as a colourist makes his artworks both highly converted and  both visually and intellectually stimulating.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Andy Warhol Signature
    One of the most influential people of the 20th century, Andy Warhol’s impact on both the art and wider world cannot be understated. From revolutionary techniques within the medium of screenprinting to the ability to turn everyday objects and images into high-art, Warhol’s legacy is very much apparent in our 21st century world. Fascinated by the concept of machisation and the industrial production of art, Warhol, conversely, was often not involved in the production of his art - even leaving the signing of works to his assistants. This departure from pre-established, traditional ways of understanding and making art naturally makes authenticating Warhol’s canon both complex and difficult. In this article we will explore how to authenticate an Andy Warhol artwork.
  • A Day In Knightsbridge

    An Interview
    by Alex Yellop
    A Day In Knightsbridge
    Knightsbridge is known for its picturesque streets, more often than not the realm of the Insta-influencers more recently, and local, residential feel. For over 57 years, Andipa have been fortunate to call the area our home. The local feel, that many of our clients say makes the area so unique and welcoming, can be found in its residents, boutiques and local businesses. One such business (that falls on our doorstep) is The Capital Hotel which is nestled in one such charming  and  quiet street. Traditional and full of classic, British-character, the hotel creates a personal feel - one that is very much in the style of Andipa. We speak with Sales & Marketing Manager Charles Roberts about “His Knightsbridge” as he shares his recommendations for a day in SW1.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Why is Banksy So Popular?

    Since 2006, Andipa have led the secondary Banksy market for both original prints and artworks. Curating museum exhibitions across the world , over the last 17 years in dealing in Banksy, his popularity amongst collectors and the wider public has continued to grow. In today’s article, we ask the question, why is Banksy so popular?.

  • by Alex Yellop
    Yayoi Kusama signed flower print
    Yayoi Kusama has become a global icon in recent years both within and outside of the art world. Her extraordinary career, that spans over five decades, has led her to becoming one of the world’s most popular and beloved artists. In today’s article, we look at Yayoi Kusama as one of the most important artists of the 20th century and why any collector should give thought to adding her works to their collection.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Banksy The Story Image

    Following on from the launch of his first solo show in 14 years, the interest in Banksy both as an artist and for his artworks continues to remain strong. Recently, there has been an increase in press coverage with the broadcast of a new BBC Radio 4 show  “The Banksy Story”. The 10 part series examines the life, art and infamy of the world’s most in demand artist. In today’s article, we review each episode of the seminal series that is a must for any Banksy collector.

    First aired on the 17th of July 2023 on BBC Radio 4 and online on  BBC Radio 4 the podcast is written by self-confessed “Banksy super-fan” James Pek who assures listeners he will give us the low-down on the artist and the world he inhabits. Throughout the series, Peak speaks with Banksy collectors, art dealers and an alleged associate of the Banksy camp. The enthralling series charters the sensational rise of the world’s most alluring artist. The series builds up to the burning question, who is he? But before we get to the final part we review each episode.

  • My Journey Collecting Banksy

    Guest article by a Banksy collector of Andipa
    by Alex Yellop
    But signed print by Banksy called Morons I Can't Believe you Buy This

    Banksy is a name that sends shivers down the spine of the contemporary art world. His pseudonymous identity, paradoxical ideology, and the ephemeral nature of his works inspire awe, debate, and for some of us, a deep-seated desire to collect. As a private collector of Banksy prints, I often find myself on an enthralling journey, unveiling layers of truth, rebellion, and satire encapsulated in the art of this elusive iconoclast.

  • Why Collect Lichtenstein?

    Spots, Stripes & Seminal Strokes
    by Alex Yellop
    Why Collect Roy Lichtenstein prints
    Collecting Roy Lichtenstein screen prints can be a rewarding and significant endeavour for art enthusiasts. Roy Lichtenstein, an iconic figure of the Pop Art movement, revolutionised the art world with his distinctive style characterised by bold colours, comic book-inspired imagery, and the use of Ben-Day dots. In today’s article, we explore why collecting Roy Lichtenstein is not just for lovers of pop art.
  • Why collect Damien Hirst?

    Life, death and all that is between.
    by Alex Yellop
    Why collect Damien Hirst
    Damien Hirst has, for over three decades, captivated the global artworld through his thought-provoking and provocative works.  While Hirst is widely recognised for his iconic installations and sculptures, his screen prints have also garnered significant attention from collectors and art enthusiasts for over three decades. Today’s article explores the reasons why Damien Hirst's screen prints are highly desirable and why they are worth collecting.
  • Collecting Banksy

    Why Collect Banksy's Limited Editions
    by Alex Yellop
    Why collect Banksy prints
    In the second part of our ongoing series, we look into the reasons behind adding the artists available at Andipa Editions to your collection. Satirical and subversive, socially conscious and sarcastic, Banksy’s art resonates with collectors across the globe. Indeed, his meteoric rise to fame is only eclipsed by his performances both in private sales and at auction. Whether grabbing headlines for his street works or his latest exhibitions, notoriety follows Banksy as if it were his shadow. In today’s article, we explore why as an art collector adding Banksy to your collection is a must.
  • The Value of Collecting Andy Warhol Screen Prints

    Investment, Influence, and Iconography
    by Alex Yellop
    Warhol Vesuvius
    Andy Warhol is renowned for his colourful, celebrity-infused screen prints that blur the line between art and commodity. Warhol's work revolutionised the art world, presenting an entirely new perspective on what could be considered art. For the art collector, the acquisition of an Andy Warhol screenprint is not only a smart investment but also a chance to own a piece of art history. In today’s article, we look into why adding Warhol to your collection is not only an aesthetic choice but can also be a lucrative one. 
  • Why Collect David Hockney?

    Colour, Light, and Perspective
    by Alex Yellop
    Why collect David Hockney prints
    David Hockney, widely considered to be one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century, has made a remarkable impact on the world of art with his vibrant landscapes, portraits, and pool scenes. His use of colour and innovative exploration of perspective are instantly recognisable and equally influential. Collecting David Hockney's prints provides an opportunity to own a piece of his artistic legacy, characterised by experimentation, progression, and a deep love for the act of observing. In today’s article we examine why as an art collector, adding Hockney to your collection is to be considered.
  • The Importance of Pop Art

    In the Context of Art History
    by Alex Yellop
    Buy limited edition print signed by Andy Warhol
    Art is an ever-evolving expression of human creativity, reflecting socio-cultural changes and personal perspectives. One of the most pivotal movements in the 20th century was Pop Art. Emerging during the 1950s, this art form became an integral part of Western cultural history, especially in the United States and Britain. Pop Art challenged traditional boundaries and conventions of art, embracing elements of consumer culture, celebrity, media, and popular culture. Its significance lies in its radical reshaping of what constituted art and its profound influence on subsequent movements.
  • Banksy's Tesco Soup Series

    A Hommage To A Great
    by Alex Yellop
    Buy Banksy Tesco Soup can signed limited edition print
    Renowned anonymous street artist Banksy has captivated the world with his thought-provoking and often politically charged artwork. In one of his most intriguing series, the Tesco Soup prints, Banksy delves into the themes of consumerism, mass production, and the commodification of art in the footsteps of Andy Warhol. This article explores the captivating nature of Banksy's Tesco Soup series and the messages it conveys.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Grayson Perry exhibition 'Smash Hits' at the Scottish National Gallery 2023
    Banner image: Grayson Perry, Kenilworth AM1, 2010, custom-built motorcycle © Grayson Perry. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro. Photo Angus Mill.
    The Scottish National Gallery is buzzing with excitement as it prepares to host the much-anticipated forthcoming exhibition, "Smash Hits," featuring the works of the renowned British artist Grayson Perry. With his distinctive style and thought-provoking themes, Perry has become a household name in the contemporary art world. This exhibition promises to be a spectacular showcase of his talent, offering visitors a unique and immersive experience. Let's delve into the world of Grayson Perry and explore what makes "Smash Hits" a must-see event.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Grayson Perry limited edition signed print Print for a Politician
    Grayson Perry, a renowned British artist and social commentator, has consistently used his artistic prowess to dissect and challenge contemporary society. In his thought-provoking map, "Print for a Politician," Perry presents a visual narrative that serves as both a critique and an invitation for reflection on the state of politics. This article aims to delve into the intricacies of Perry's map, exploring its symbolism, underlying messages, and its relevance in an ever-evolving political landscape.
  • Yayoi Kusama's Enchanting Flower Prints

    Exploring Nature's Infinite Beauty
    by Alex Yellop
    Kusama Flower A
    Yayoi Kusama, the renowned Japanese contemporary artist, is celebrated for her captivating artistic expressions that transcend boundaries and leave an indelible mark on the art world. Among her vast body of work, Kusama's flower prints hold a special place, encapsulating her unique perspective on nature's infinite beauty. Through vibrant colours, intricate patterns, and a keen sense of symmetry, Kusama's flower prints invite viewers into a world where the organic and the abstract merge seamlessly.
  • The NHS at 75

    Celebrating with Banksy's "Game Changer"
    by Alex Yellop
    The NHS at 75
    In the world of street art, Banksy has emerged as one of the most enigmatic and influential figures. Known for his thought-provoking and politically charged works, Banksy's art challenges societal norms and speaks to the masses. One such artwork that has captivated audiences worldwide is "Game Changer." Created during the COVID-19 pandemic, this piece carries a profound message that resonates with people during a time of uncertainty and crisis. In this article, we will delve into the context and meaning behind Banksy's "Game Changer" and explore its significance in the contemporary art landscape.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Image of Grayson Perry the artist receiving his knighthood
    In a well-deserved recognition of his outstanding artistic achievements and contributions to the world of contemporary art, renowned British artist Grayson Perry has been knighted! Perry's unconventional and thought-provoking works have garnered international acclaim, challenging societal norms and pushing the boundaries of artistic expression. This article delves into the significance of Grayson Perry's knighthood and celebrates his invaluable contributions to the arts.
  • "The Secret Lives of Colour" by Kassia St. Clair - A Review

    A Journey into the Fascinating World of Colour
    by Alex Yellop
    Review of Kassia St Clair's Book The Secret Lives of Colour
    "The Secret Lives of Colour" by Kassia St. Clair is an extraordinary book that delves into the captivating history, cultural significance, and intriguing anecdotes surrounding colours. With meticulous research, eloquent prose, and a passion for the subject matter, St. Clair takes readers on an enthralling journey through the kaleidoscope of colours that have shaped our world.
  • American Pop Art

    A Revolution in Everyday Aesthetics
    by Alex Yellop
    American Pop Art
    The American Pop Art emerged as a transformative movement during the mid-20th century, challenging the conventional norms of art and redefining the boundaries of creativity. With its vibrant colours, bold imagery, and focus on popular culture, the movement played a pivotal role in bridging the gap between high art and mass culture. To celebrate the 4th of July, we dive into the history of American Pop Art, highlighting the contributions of three iconic figures: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Keith Haring.
  • Roy Lichtenstein's Printmaking

    Unveiling Subjects and Techniques
    by Alex Yellop
    Roy Lichtenstein's Printmaking
    One of, if not the iconic figures in the Pop Art movement,Roy Lichtenstein revolutionised the art world with his bold and vibrant prints. While his paintings are widely recognized, Lichtenstein's contributions to printmaking are equally significant. In today’s article, we will delve into Roy Lichtenstein's printmaking subjects and techniques, exploring the themes and artistic processes that made his prints so distinctive and influential.
  • Damien Hirst

    A Master of Printmaking
    by Alex Yellop
    Damien Hirst website banner
    Known for his provocative and conceptually-driven artwork, Damien Hirst has made notable contributions to the world of printmaking. While he is renowned for his installations and sculptures, Hirst's printmaking practice deserves recognition for its visual and technical mastery. In this article, we will examine Damien Hirst's printmaking, uncovering the intriguing themes and innovative processes that define this body of work.
  • David Hockney's Printmaking

    Diving into printmaking
    by Alex Yellop
    David Hockney landscape print
    Renowned for his vibrant and innovative works, David Hockney has made significant contributions to the world of printmaking. While he is renowned for his paintings and digital art, Hockney's printmaking deserves recognition for its distinct subjects and techniques. In this article, we explore Hockney's printmaking subjects and techniques, highlighting the unique artistic processes and captivating themes that define his prints.
  • Grayson Perry: A Master of Prints

    Etchings, Maps & More
    by Alex Yellop
    Image of Grayson PErry as a master of prints
    Grayson Perry is celebrated for his thought-provoking and visually stunning artwork across various mediums. While Perry is known for his ceramics and tapestries, his mastery of printmaking also deserves recognition. Through printmaking, Perry brings his unique perspectives on society, culture, and identity to life. In this article, we will delve into Grayson Perry's printmaking subjects and techniques, discovering the powerful narratives and artistic processes behind his captivating prints.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Close up of Haring Figure print
    Keith Haring, one of the most prominent figures in the 1980s New York art scene, left an enduring legacy with his iconic imagery and social activism. While Haring is celebrated for his powerful murals and drawings, his contributions to printmaking are equally significant. In this article, we will delve into Keith Haring's printmaking subjects and techniques, unravelling the vibrant subjects he tackled and the innovative artistic processes he employed.
  • Well Framed

    Andipa in discussion with Pendragon Framers
    by Alex Yellop
    Well Framed
    As part of our new, ongoing series we speak with our network of suppliers and explore specific areas of their work. In today's article, we speak to Pendragon Frames about their important role in framing artworks for our gallery and clients.
  • Warhol’s Women

    Glitz, Glamour and The Female Gaze
    by Alex Yellop
    Warhol’s Women
    One of, if not the most influential artists of the 20th Century, Andy Warhol’s pop-art images have become enshrined in the global lexicon of art. As much revered for his important works and prominent style as for embracing the fame that his talent brought him, Warhol’s impact on both the culture and art of the 20th century cannot be underestimated. Subject matter ranged from seemingly innocuous daily items to the most recognisable public figures of his time and presented a slice of Americana that has, for some,  since not been bettered. Amongst his portrait works it is perhaps the female subjects that he chose that have become the most famous and intriguing of his style. Frozen in time, they remain leading the female icons of the 20th century. In today;s article we explore a selection of Warhol’s women and how he presents the female figure.
  • A Banksy Safari

    Exploring Banksy's Use Of Animals
    by Alex Yellop
    Banksy Dumbo print
    Throughout Banksy’s prolific career the artist has used a variety of reoccurring motifs - in particular children and animals. Animals, the theme of our article, can serve as powerful symbols, often representing certain qualities or ideas. Indeed, the emotional response that animals provoke can also create a deeper connection with his audience and make the viewers more receptive to the underlying message of the artwork. A relatable subject, animals relatable subjects that transcend cultural and linguistic barriers. By incorporating animals, Banksy's artwork can resonate with a wider audience, allowing his messages to reach people from different backgrounds and cultures. With this in mind, we undertake a Banksy safari looking at some of his most popular animal motifs across his print editions.
  • Grace Kelly Portfolio

    An Overview
    by Alex Yellop
    Grace Kelly Portfolio
    Eternally glamorous and frozen in a moment, Grace Kelly remains one of Warhol’s most enduring portraits. Commissioned and published in 1984  just two years after her tragic death from a car accident, this portrait sits within the Warholian tradition of depicting quintessential American celebrity icons posthumously. In today’s article we explore the creation and inspiration behind the work.
  • The Latest Banksy Exhibition | Cut & Run

    The First Solo Show In 14 Years
    by Alex Yellop
    Cut and Run Banksy Exhibition
    In an announcement that has dominated the headlines of the artworld, Banksy has announced a new exhibition, his first solo exhibition in 14 years, Taking place at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) the “Cut & Paste” showcases 25 years of the stencil’s used by the world’s most elusive artist throughout his prolific career.
  • From Matsumoto With Love

    Introducing Kusama
    by Alex Yellop
    Image of Yayoi Kusama sculpture
    Yayoi Kusama is known for her avant-garde and groundbreaking work that spans across various mediums, including painting, sculpture, installations, performance art, and writing. Born on March 22, 1929, in Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan, Kusama's artistic journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of self-expression, creativity, and a tireless exploration of the human psyche. In today’s article we celebrate offering Yayoi Kusama prints  at Andipa Editions by looking through her life and career and why she is an important artist to collect.
  • A Talented Trio

    June 12th 2023
    by Alex Yellop
    Banksy Banner Image

    A trio of street art titans are now available at Andipa Editions as we are delighted to announce the availability of iconic Jean-Michel basquiat prints that complement both our Banksy and Keith Haring offerings In today’s article, we look into these three seminal street artists whose works have become as recognisable as they are desirable.

  • Light & Water

    A few thoughts on Hockney
    by Alex Yellop
    David Hockney Pool
    David Hockney demonstrates a remarkable ability to depict light and water in his art. Throughout his career, spanning over 7 decades, Hockney has explored these elements with a keen eye, creating works that are visually stunning and emotionally evocative. From his iconic swimming pool series to his landscapes and portraits, Hockney's use of light and water has become synonymous with his artistic style. In today’s article we will delve into the ways Hockney harnesses light and water in his art, examining the techniques he employs and the effects they produce.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Banksy rats a guide
    Rats, along with monkeys, elephants and children are an archetypal motif that Banksy has employed throughout his career across many street and studio works. In his 2005 autobiographical book Wall and Piece, which features over 30 different representations of rats from the artist’s early career, Banksy writes, “[Rats] exist without permission. They are hated, hunted and persecuted. They live in quiet desperation amongst the filth. And yet they are capable of bringing entire civilisations to their knees. If you are dirty, insignificant and unloved then rats are the ultimate role model.”
  • by Alex Yellop
    King Pleasure Exhiibition Cover
    Last year Andipa were in New York City for the launch of the latest leg of the critically acclaimed Banksy exhibition ‘Building Castles in the Sky’. We share our review of the fabulous Basquiat King Pleasure Exhibition that was originally posted on Andipa Gallery. 
  • by Alex Yellop
    Moving Focus Series by David Hockney
    The largest of Hockney’s print series, Moving Focus is arguably one of his most ambitious both in subject matter and scope. The series of twenty-nine prints  was created from 1984 through to 1986. Employing a variety of styles and techniques, it is widely regarded as an exemplary example of the artist’s printmaking interest and his innate appreciation and command of perspective and colour. In today’s article, we explore a short analysis of the works in the series.
  • Endangered Species by Andy Warhol

    An Important Milestone
    by Alex Yellop
    Endangered Species by Andy Warhol
    One of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century, Andy Warhol’s pop-art has inspired generations of collectors and artists across the globe. Known predominantly for his Soup Cans and celebrity portraits, Warhol’s subject matter varied across his career. In today’s article, we look to one of his last series: The Endangered Species portfolio.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Baswuiat and Banksy Stop and Search
    Banksy collectors new and old watched in eager anticipation as the Basquiat inspired work, “Banksquiat. Boy and Dog in Stop and Search” appeared at Phillips, New York on the 18th of May 2023 with an estimate of $8,000,000 - 12,000,000. Part of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, the imposing artwork measuring some 243.8 x 344.5 cm and appeared amongst other 20th century luminaries including Picasso, Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. In today’s article we explore the exciting work.
  • The Beauty of Bespoke

    Silk Avenue x Andipa
    by Alex Yellop
    The Beauty of Bespoke

    Last yeae, Andipa played host to an exciting joint collaboration between teztile designer Meoldi Horne and Silk Avenue bespoke rugs to celebrate London Design Festival. The joint collaboration between these two British design companies witnessed the ground floor of our gallery hosting a selection of their beautiful designs. In today's article, we speak with Jeff Holtgen Managing Director of Silk Avenue about how bespoke items can transform your interiors and the artistry inherent in their bespoke designs.

  • The Power of Flowers

    With Moyses Stevens
    by Alex Yellop
    The Power of Flowers
    Today's article is a guest article by luxury florists Moyses Stevens who have, since 1876, assisted both private and commercial clients to enjoy the very best seasonal bouquets, installations and more. We don’t need to extol the pleasure that can be derived from fresh flowers - whether it’s the first scented garden rose of June, a radiant sunflower or a mass of spring tulips. It has been fascinating however, to sit down with one of London’s oldest and most renowned luxury florist’s, Moyses Stevens who’ve divulged the power flowers have to transform a space - particularly amongst their weekly contracts clients (of which Andipa Gallery in one!)
  • by Alex Yellop
    Banksy | An Anti-War Hero
    Banksy is known for his vocal position in regards to war. Throughout his career, many of his works have carried strong anti-war sentiment. Through his work, the artist speaks directly to the public to raise awareness of his anti-war cause and to challenge those in power who may be thirsty for war. In today’s article, we look at Banksy’s portrayal of war and his stance on the subject as told through a selection of works.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Keith Haring Flower Print
    Flowers have been the subject for art for almost as long as humans were able to pick whatever tools at their disposal for self-expression. Their rich symbolism, deep meaning and alluring colours make them a subject that has been explored across countries, artistic movements and epoques. When we think of the subject of flowers in artistic expression one thinks of the Sunflowers of Van Gogh, the still lives of the Dutch Masters and blossoming flowers that feature in renaissance works. In today’s blog, we explore the use of flowers as told through four key artists.
  • Technology & Creation

    As told through Damien Hirst & ChatGPT
    by Alex Yellop
    Hirst spin prints
    The 1950’s and 60’s were, arguably, the golden era of the science-fiction where dashing heroes would face perilous encounters across the universe, where technology seemingly coexisted with and solved many of humanity's problems. Indeed, with these problems on Earth solved it was to space where we travelled in search of new planets, new adventures and new possibilities. Fast-forward some 70 odd years and, in a very Black mirror-esque way, technology isn’t all that it seems. In today’s blog, we examine the latest release by Damien Hirst and the wider discussion that surrounds the creative industries and the rise of AI.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Violence has been as tied to art for as long as it has appeared within and as part of the inherent human condition. A deeply provocative topic, violence can be expressed in various forms and often goes beyond a purely aggressive or physical outburst. Within the works of Banksy violence a range of motifs and guises. In today’s article, we examine how Banksy presents violence within a selection of well-known works.
  • Spring is in the Air

    As told through Banksy
    by Alex Yellop
    Spring is in the Air
    Spring is in the air and with it comes the season of rebirth and new beginnings. Historically, Spring has been welcomed in many ways across many cultures over many years. In Ancient Greece and in Homeric poetry, we can find spring mentioned in similes, those vivid passages that engage all the senses and heighten the narrative. One such passage sees Winter mocking Spring, to which Spring replies, "Indeed, that is exactly why mankind would be glad to get rid of you, whereas even the mere mention of my name is enough to bring them pleasure. By Zeus, there is no name more pleasant than mine! That is why they remember [memnēmai] me when I am gone and give thanks when I appear [phainomai] again." We give thanks to Spring, and all that it brings, by looking at four seminal Banksy artworks that burst with a certain sense of spring.
  • In Conversation

    A Discussion & Examination of Grayson Perry's Maps
    by Alex Yellop
    Grayson Perry Print for a politician
    Alexander James Kent FBCartS FRGS FRSA FSA SFHEA is a British cartographer, geographer and academic. He is Reader in Cartography and Geographical Information Science at Canterbury Christ Church University and a senior research associate of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies at the University of Oxford. Recently, he spoke with Head of Prints Alex Yellop about Grayson Perry and his mapmaking. We share the first part of the interview below:
  • Spring is in the Air

    Andy Warhol Flowers 1970
    by Alex Yellop
    Spring is in the Air
    Spring is descending upon the Northern Hemisphere and with this change of season comes a sense of renewal as the long Winter days set behind us. With Spring comes the onset of blooming flowers, tepid climbs and bright days as life returns to the earth following the colder months. In today’s article, and to celebrate this season of rebirth, we explore the Andy Warhol seminal screenprint series: Flowers.
  • Hirst and Butterflies

    The seminal motif
    by Alex Yellop
    Hirst print of butterfly
    Known for his provocative and controversial works that challenge traditional notions of art Damien Hirst has used an array of recurring motifs throughout his career. One of the most prominent in his art is the use of butterflies. Hirst's use of butterflies has evolved over the course of his career, from their use as a decorative element to their incorporation into complex installations that explore themes of life, death, and transformation. In this article, we will explore Hirst's use of butterflies throughout his career and the themes and ideas that they represent.
  • Three's a Magic Number

    Banksy and the primary colours
    by Alex Yellop
    Three's a Magic Number
    A world without colour would be a very dull world indeed. For aeons, man has attempted to make sense of the world through art and, by extension, through our use of colour. Indeed, Van Gogh’s famous letters to his brother, in part, documented his fascination and attempts to portray the colours he witnessed in real life. In today’s blog, we turn our attention to the primary colours and Banksy’s use of them.
  • Diving into Hockney

    Making a splash
    David Hockney pool print

    For over half a decade, David Hockney has produced seminal works that have influenced pop art and wider culture. Within his prolific and masterful output, some of his most famous works are, without doubt, his pool series. Indeed, his paintings of pools such as “Bigger Splash” and “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)”  have broken auction records and further cemented him as one of the greats. In today’s blog, we dive into Hockney’s pools as we welcome Lithograph of Water Made of Thick Lines and Two Light Blue Washes (T.207) back into our collection. 


  • by Alex Yellop
    Keith Haring Pop Shop 1 Portfolio full set
    One artist, whose continuing popularity and influence can be felt almost thirty years after his death, has reshaped our perception between fine art and street art. Keith Haring and his prolific and inspiring output over the course of a career spanning nearly two decades has seen him ascend to street art royalty, Cafring a style and symbol that is recognisable to even those who do not know his name, his visual language has firmly entered into the dictionary of art. In today’s article, we examine one of his last releases, a celebration of sort of his motifs, The Icons Series.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Three Sisters
    Often compared, both due to their landscape format and similar themes, Weston-Super-Mare, Bomb Middle England and Have A Nice Day are a trio of seminal Banksy sister works. Released in the same year (2003) both as signed and unsigned limited edition works, these pieces are Banksy at his best: subversive, satirical and supremely stylish. In today’s article, we examine these three wonderful works.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Valentine's Day Mascara
    Today, Valentine’s Day 2023, Banksy confirmed on his official Instagram account the authorship of a recent street piece that appeared in Margate, Kent. In today’s article we examine the latest artwork from the world’s most elusive and in-demand street artist.
  • The Sound of Music
    Shakespeare famously wrote, in Twelfth Night, that “If music is the food of life, play on!”. Music, much like art itself, deeply enriches our lives. It connects with us on an emotional level and songs and lyrics are often recalled and closely and personally associated with specific moments - both good and bad - that we go through. In today’s article, we look at the feast of both visual feast and references to music as told by the most popular street artist in the world: Banksy.
  • What to Choose?

    A Brief Guide to Banksy
    What to Choose?
    Since 2005, Andipa have led the global secondary Banksy market. With collectors across the globe, Andipa have been the go to gallery for Banksy and have assisted clients new and old to the artist. In today’s blog we look into whether to choose a signed or unsigned print when considering purchasing a Banksy print.
  • MAO F & S II 90-99

    A Brief History
    MAO F & S II 90-99
    A constantly popular work, Andy Warhol’s pop art portrait of Chairman Mao is widely cited as the first political work by the artist and an important piece with the Warhol cannon. In today’s article we explore the F & S II 90-99 Mao series.
  • Sanctum

    Mesmeric. Beautiful. Brilliant
    Damien Hirst Sanctum Series
    Along with skulls and spots, butterflies are a recurring motif that feature in many of Damien Hirst’s most cherished works. From the delicate wings of X that seem to flutter in light’s reflection to the impactful silhouettes found in the Memento series, Damien Hirst and the symbol of a butterfly are closely interlinked. In today’s blog we examine one of his most popular series: Sanctum.
  • by Alex Yellop
    A Brief Guide To Screenprinting
    Andipa Editions specialises in prints and multiples by the world’s leading artists. As part of Andipa, we have been in the same London townhouse for over 56 years. In today’s blog, we continue our series where we explore printmaking with our second instalment by looking at the printmaking process of screen printing.
  • A Brief Guide To Engraving
    Andipa Editions specialises in prints and multiples by the world’s leading artists. As part of Andipa, we have been in the same London townhouse for over 56 years. In today’s blog, we continue our series where we explore printmaking with our second instalment by looking at the printmaking process of engraving.
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