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  • Keith Haring: Music and Art

    Inspiration adn
    by Alex Yellop
    Keith Haring: Music and Art
    Keith Haring’s short lived career left an indelible mark on the artworld. From proto-primordial dancing figures to his tireless efforts raising awareness of important social issues of the day including the AIDS crisis, gay rights and apartheid South Africa, his prolific output led to worldwide acclaim and popularity. Coming of age and to prominence in 1980’s New York, Haring entered an exciting world of music and art set to the backdrop of great social and societal change. His enjoyment of and contact with music in many guises was a big influence on his art - the two almost intertwined -  in this blog entry, we explore the role of music and the musicians Haring spent time with in his career,
  • Note To Self

    Exploring pop artists through their writings
    by Alex Yellop
    Note To Self
    Can we ever truly know an artist? When we think of the self expression of artists, letters are not generally at the forefront of our minds. Naturally, we as enjoyers of their art are drawn to their visual expression, their pictorial brilliance and exploration of form and colour. Indeed, these public facing expressions of creativity present the artist to us through the medium of their art and, for however much the artist pours themself into a work, trying to understand them as human being will always be obscured the lens of their art. This indeed creates a natural divide: the desire to understand the artist and the barrier of which their art can be. In our latest blog, we explore letters sent from Warhol, Lichtenstein, Haring and Basquiat which reveal insights beyond their public personas and artworks into their inner thoughts and private correspondence.
  • Summer Travel

    Travel inspired prints
    by Alex Yellop
    Travel inspired art
    Whether jetting off across the world or the calming comforts of a staycation, Summer is here and with it comes the holidays and the chance to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. From far-flung odysseys to local breaks, Summer brings with it the chance to enjoy some much needed respite amongst friends or with family. Inspired by the land, sea and sky we celebrate the seductive season of Summer with its long balmy nights, lapping ocean waves and vivid colours in a selection of travel inspired works.
  • Banksy At Glastonbury

    Latest Stunt Highlights Immigrant Crisis
    by Alex Yellop
    Glastonbury Banksy
    It was the world’s biggest music festival, not a wall that witnessed the world’s biggest street artist’s latest performance. Drawing attention to the world’s migrant crisis, Banksy inflated a life sized raft in the middle of IDLE’s set once again sharing his political social message to the world in new ways.
  • 80th anniversary of D-Day

    Exploring war and military life in the artworks of Banksy, Warhol, Lichtenstein
    by Alex Yellop
    Roy Lichtenstein Explosion For Sale
    With 6th June marking the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, D-Day signifies the largest seaborne invasion in history marking the “successful beginning of the end of Hitler's tyrannical regime” described by the US Department of Defense. Today, a series of significant commemorations in the UK and France will honour the impact of the courageous personnel who risked their lives for freedom and peace.
  • A Kusama summertime

    Two installations by Kusama will be unveiled at Kensington Gardens and Liverpool Street station in July
    by Alex Yellop
    Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin (1999)
    Whilst Yayoi Kusama’s prints can be viewed at Andipa’s gallery on Walton Street, the leading Japanese artist’s creations will be unveiled in Kensington Gardens and Liverpool Street station this summer.
  • Warhol's depiction of Kafka

    Re-visiting ‘Franz Kafka’ by Andy Warhol 100 years since the writer’s death
    by Alex Yellop
    Franz Kafka by Andy Warhol
    On the centenary of Franz Kafka’s death, a flurry of new books (including his previously unpublished diaries) have recently been published that include Metamorphoses: In Search of Franz Kafka, Diaries by Franz Kafka and Kafka: Making of an Icon edited by Ritchie Robertson. We re-visit Andy Warhol's print of Franz Kafka which the Pop artist produced in 1980. 
  • The interesting illustrations of Lichtenstein’s letters

    Lichtenstein's illustrated letters to family, friends and romantic interests reveal a playful side
    by Alex Yellop
    Roy Lichtenstein letter to his Beatrice Lichtenstein
    Whilst he is famed for his Pop art prints featuring cartoon creations, bold primary colours and signature Benday dots, the lesser-known letters of Roy Lichtenstein reveal a more intimate side.
  • From the artists' archives: Montreux festival posters

    Keith Haring and Andy Warhol designed Montreux festival exhibition posters in the 1980s
    by Alex Yellop
    Montreux Festival Poster designed by Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, 1986

    Ahead of Montreux jazz festival kicking off in July, we look back on some of the exhibition posters designed by Keith Haring and Andy Warhol.

  • Five facts about Roy Lichtenstein’s early years

    Insights into Lichtenstein's early years
    by Alex Yellop
    Roy Lichtenstein Composition I (Musical Notes)
    Whilst Roy Lichtenstein is well-known for his signature style as a Pop artist - the cartoon-style creations, use of primary colours, bold outlines, Benday dots - there are many elements of his earlier years that are more surprising.
  • Behind the scenes

    The tentative trials of preparatory drawings
    by Alex Yellop
    Roy Lichtenstein Still Life with Portrait (Studies) 1973
    Preparatory drawings are arguably just as interesting as their final creations. These initial sketches, with their revisions, doodles, notes, instructions and scrawls, often offer a more intimate insight into the creative process and development of different designs. Skeleton drawings often show the imperfections, the workings and revisions that can make us feel closer to the mind of the maker, revealing a more vulnerable impression through the artist’s exploration of proportion, composition, depth, design. Tender pencil workings often have an intimacy that the final, more polished product doesn’t.
  • David Hockney exhibition at The Lightroom

    David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away) at the Lightroom (17 June-6 October 2024)
    by Alex Yellop
    David Hockney Lightroom exhibition

    Opening on 17 June at the Lightroom in King’s Cross is the immersive exhibition David Hockney: Bigger & Closer. Using large-scale projection, the exhibition allows viewers to immerse themselves in Hockney’s world as sketchbooks, paintings, drawings and sketches from 60 years of his career are projected onto the vast surrounding walls. Seating dotted around the floor of the space invites visitors to sit or sprawl, lean back and bathe themselves in the flow of the large-scale projected artworks. 

     
  • Me, myself and I

    The appeal of artists' self-portraits
    by Alex Yellop
    Roy Lichtenstein Self-Portrait

    Dating back to ancient Egypt approximately 5000 years ago, portraiture - whether drawn, engraved, painted or sculpted - proved the only means to depict someone before the emergence of photography. Artist’s self-portraits provide an interesting sub-group to portraiture. With the focus turned inward on the artist to place themselves as the subject, the practice can be revelatory in revealing how they depict and view themselves. The myriad of methods, styles and settings - from realism to abstract, solo to larger group portraits, multiple mirror perspectives, at work or resting - introduce intrigue to discover the artist’s interpretation of themselves. 

  • The curiosity of collages

    Exploring mixed media artworks
    by Alex Yellop
    Andy Warhol Viewpoint (F & S II.329)

    First used as an artists’ technique in the early twentieth century, the term collage - deriving from the French term papiers collés (or découpage) - is used to describe techniques of pasting paper cut-outs onto various surfaces. Techniques of collage were first used at the time of the invention of paper in China, around 200 BC. The use of collage can also be traced back to the 10th century in Japan, when calligraphers applied glued paper, using texts on surfaces, to write their poems. The layering of materials, which can include multiple media such as painting and drawing, photographs, newspaper and magazine cuttings, ribbons or text creates an assembly or a mesh of materials and mixed media. The collision of styles, colours and textures invites intriguing, layered combinations.

     
  • Auction Recap 2024

    Sotheby’s New York’s Prints & Multiples April
    by Alex Yellop
    Auction Recap 2024
    Running from the 12-19th of April, Sotheby’s New York’s Prints & Multiples continued to demonstrate a market gaining consistency across major artists dealt by Andipa. Featuring 192 lots, the auction contained a plethora of important artists showcasing the wide appetite and tastes of the modern collector. In this article, we review the performances of three of the artists that Andipa Editions specialise in: Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Keith Haring.
  • Auction Recap 2024

    Phillips New York Editions and Works
    by Alex Yellop
    Auction Recap 2024
    Taking place in New York  from the 15-16th of April, Philip’s Editions & Works saw blue chip and more contemporary artists represented in an auction that saw Andy Warhol’s seminal Moonwalk more than double its pre-sale auction.
  • Messages to the Public

    Keith Haring and Times Square
    by Alex Yellop
    Keit Hating qork behind perspec
    Keith Haring and his art are commonly associated with New York City. From the subway drawings that first caught the attention of the public to the nightclubs that would influence his choice of colour palette, the son of Kutztown, Pennsylvania became as New York as the fabled cheese slice of pizze. In this article, we examine Haring’s Visual takeover of Time Square through the Message to the Public program.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Andy Warhol’s legacy continues to be felt some 25 years after his death at just 58 in 1987. Arguably the defining artist of the 20th century, Warhol’s unique ability to get to the heart of his society at the time remains as timeless as the themes and issues his oeuvre explores. In this article, we explore 5 facts about Andy Warhol.
  • Major Basquiat Paintings To Appear At Auction

    At Phillip's New York & Hong Kong in May
    by Alex Yellop
    Major Basquiat Paintings To Appear At Auction
    Phillips Auction House is set to feature three important paintings byJean-Michel Basquiat in its upcoming spring sales in New York and Hong Kong. The works, from the collection of anthropologist Francesco Pellizzi and acquired from Basquiat's early dealer, Annina Nosei, in the early 1980s, offer a glimpse into the artist's formative years.
  • Pop Art and Food

    Do Not Lick This Page
    by Alex Yellop
    Cakes Wayne T
    In 1964, Time magazine featured a review by Calvin Tomkins on a unique New York gallery exhibition titled "The American Supermarket." This exhibition, hosted by the Bianchini Gallery, transformed the gallery space into a mock marketplace, with artworks resembling typical grocery store items. Among them, Andy Warhol's paper shopping bags adorned with Campbell's soup cans, Mary Inman's lifelike wax replicas of meats and cheeses, Tom Wesselmann's plastic turkey, and Jasper Johns' sculpture resembling two beer cans caught the attention. Tomkins pondered why food became a favoured subject among young artists, to which the artists retorted, "why not?" Food's ubiquitous presence and its established role in art history made it an ideal subject matter for exploration.
  • Decoding Warhol

    Imagery & Iconography
    by Alex Yellop
    Decoding Warhol
    Andy Warhol revolutionised the art world with his unique approach to mass culture and consumerism. His vibrant, bold works continue to captivate audiences worldwide, but beneath the surface of his seemingly simple compositions lies a complex web of symbolism and meaning. In this article, we will delve into the iconography of Andy Warhol's art, uncovering the layers of significance behind his most famous works.
  • Keith Haring & Semiotics

    Coded Language
    by Alex Yellop
    Keith Haring & Semiotics
    Semiotics
    /sɛmɪˈɒtɪks,siːmɪˈɒtɪks/
    noun
    the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation.

    “I am intrigued with the shapes people choose as their symbols to create language.” Haring said. “There is within all forms a basic structure, an indication of the entire object with a minimum of lines, that becomes a symbol. This is common to all languages, all people, all times.”

     
  • Lichtenstein & Ben Day Dots

    A Brief Exploration
    by Alex Yellop
    Ben Day Dots
    One of the defining figures of the Pop-Art movement, Roy Lichtenstein’s artworks have become part of the visual language of the 21st century. Inspired by comic books, Lichtenstein blurred the boundaries between high and low art through his exploration of daily scenes, motifs and people thrown into a world characterised by his use of the Ben-Day dot technique - the signature style for which he is revered. In this article, we explore Lichtenstein’s use of the Ben-Day dot technique.
  • Auction Recap

    Bonhams LA
    by Alex Yellop
    Auction Recap
    The pre-Easter slew of auctions continued on at Los Angeles Bonham’s Prints & Multiples on the 26 of March with Andipa Gallery staple artists including David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. In our auction recap, we look at the highest performing lots by these titans of contemporary art.
  • Auction Recap

    Sothebys and Bonhams 20th March
    by Alex Yellop
    Auction Recap
    Taking place on the 20th of March, both Bonham’s British Cool and Sotheby’s Prints & Multiples offered a range of iconic works to collectors. In this short market recap, we explore the top lots to appear at both auction houses, what this may spell for the current market and trends to capitalise on as a collector.
  • New Banksy London

    Latest Mural Appears In North London
    by Alex Yellop
    New Banksy Mural London

    Following a weekend of speculation, Banksy has publicly acknowledged his authorship of a fresh piece of street art that emerged in north London on his official Instagram channel. In this article, we share details of the latest work by the world’s most in demand street artist. 


    After being approached by numerous news agencies, Andipa Editions can now confirm, as previously suspected, that a certain new graffiti artwork in London is indeed by Banksy. After declining to comment to various news agencies and press, the artist confirmed both our original views and to the world on Instagram on Monday the 18th of March.

     
  • Made on Market Street

    New Exhibition Charts Basquiats Time in LA
    by Alex Yellop
    Rinso print Jean Michel Basquiat
    Running from the 7th of March to X, Made on Market Street is the new Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibotion that features works exclusively produced during his time in Los Angeles. In this article, we explore the launch of the much-anticpated new show and Basquiat's time spent in the Sunshine State.
  • The 5 Most Famous Andy Warhol Artworks

    Instantly recognisable, iconic motifs
    by Alex Yellop
    Most famous Warhol images
    From his earliest output to his posthumous Moonwalk, Andy Warhol’s wealth of editioned prints and canvases have become part of our worldwide cultural history. Taking inspiration from everyday objects, magazines and Americana, Warhol created works that challenged the very notion of what art is. In this article, we explore the five most famous Andy Warhol artworks.
  • The Science of Damien Hirst

    Tthe Intersection of Art and Medicine
    by Alex Yellop
    Science
    Damien Hirst, one of the most controversial and influential artists of our time, has continuously pushed the boundaries of contemporary art by incorporating elements of science and medicine into his work. From preserved animals to pharmaceutical installations, Hirst's art challenges viewers to confront complex issues surrounding life, death, and the human condition. This article delves into the fascinating intersection of art and medicine in Hirst's oeuvre, examining the scientific themes, techniques, and ethical implications present in his work.
  • Inside The Factory

    Chaotic Creativity
    by Alex Yellop
    A Factory
    Andy Warhol's Factory stands as an enduring symbol of artistic innovation and cultural rebellion. This legendary studio not only served as the birthplace of some of Warhol's most iconic works but also became a nexus of creative expression and experimentation. In this article, we delve into the storied history of Andy Warhol's Factory, exploring its origins, locations, and enduring legacy.
  • Animal Planet

    Depictions of Animals in Contemporary Art
    by Alex Yellop
    Animal Planet
    Since the earliest forms of Human creative expression, animals and their portrayal have been intrinsically linked to art. The earliest known cave painting of an animal, believed to be at least 45,500 years old, shows a Sulawesi warty pig. The image appears in the Leang Tedongnge cave on Indonesia's Sulawesi island. Sulawesi also has the first known cave painting of a hunting scene, believed to be at least 43,900 years old. Indeed, fast-forward to the 20th and 21st century and our fascination with animals - their symbolism and what they represent can still be found within our contemporary world. In this article, we explore the use of animals as seen in the works of four of our most popular artists.
  • Warhol and Celebrity

    An Examination
    by Alex Yellop
    Warhol and celebrity

    "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes." famously quipped Andy Warhl. This sentiment, echoed by the current fascination with celebrities like the Kardashians, epitomises Warhol's profound impact on pop culture. In this article, we explore Warhol's artistic journey through world celebrity, tracing his path from a modest upbringing in Pittsburgh to becoming an iconic figure celebrated for his films, paintings, and photographs.

     
  • Haring & The Love Heart

    An Enduring Symbol
    by Alex Yellop
    Love heart Keith Haring
    One of the most recognisable elements of Keith Haring’s street and studio works is the love heart, a simple yet powerful symbol that permeates many of his murals and prints. Haring's use of the love heart goes beyond mere decoration; it serves as a potent emblem of love, unity, and activism. In this article, we explore Haring and heart.
  • The Love Heart

    As told by Hirst, Haring and Banksy
    by Alex Yellop
    The Love Heart
    Love is here and this Valentine’s Day we look at the eternal symbol of love and devotion: the heart. Dating back to the 13th century, The first known depiction of a heart as a symbol of romantic love dates occurs in a miniature decorating a capital 'S' in a manuscript of the French Roman de la poire. Recognised across cultures and epoques, the symbol of the heart has been a recurring motif throughout artistic movement and traditions. In this article we explore the use of the heart shape as told through three works,
  • Eat Like Andy

    Warhol and The Superbowl
    by Alex Yellop
    Eat Like Andy
    Superbowl LVIII takes place on Sunday 11/02/2024 and witnesses the Kansas City Chiefs take on the legendary San Francisco 49ers in a game that is sure to excite. The pinnacle of the American Football season, The Superbowl transcends its place as a sporting event as millions across the world come together to enjoy the spectacle. Hopes and dreams will either be made or shattered in a show that is firmly rooted in the national identity of the host country. Bold and brash, the Super Bowl is engrained with the psyche of America and rises above 44 mear men who have the chance to become sporting gods and sit amongst those in the pantheon of footballing greats. Whether it is the halftime show or the commercial break - with adverts costing circa $6.5m USD for a thirty second slot, the game is sure to go down in history. It is with commercials in mind that we look at an unlikely hit by Burger King in 2018 which saw Andy Warhol take centre stage.
  • Banksy vs Warhol

    Legacy and Inspiration.
    by Alex Yellop
    Banksy vs Warhol
    Since the 1960’s Andy Werhol influences on both our cultural experience and on other artists remains as prominent as ever. With a recent resurgence in the popularity of the Pittsburgh native and our position as the world’s leading Banksy dealers, we explore how Warhol’s legacy can be seen conceptually within Banksy’s output and, more famously, within his ironic and iconic Kate and Soup Cans series.
  • Warhol Soup Cans A Guide

    All You Need To Know
    by Alex Yellop
    Soup Cans Warhol
    On July 9, 1962, the relatively obscure artist, best known as an ilustrator of women's shoes, known as Andy Warhol unveiled a modest exhibition at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. His subject matter was a bit perplexing: Campbell's Soup. This exhibition, featuring 32 paintings, each depicting a different soup flavour, ranging from Tomato to Pepper Pot and Cream of Celery, marked Warhol's inaugural solo painting display. At the time, Warhol had already spent nearly a decade as a renowned commercial artist, collaborating with prestigious clients like Tiffany & Co. and Dior. However, he was determined to establish himself as a legitimate artist, gaining recognition from museums and art critics alike. His secret weapon? The emerging "Pop" art movement.
  • Beuys, Haring, Warhol

    Generational Inspiration
    by Alex Yellop
    Beuys, Haring, Warhol
    In 1983,Warhol created a series that featured the German conceptual artist Joseph Beuys. This artwork is particularly intriguing because it diverges from Warhol's usual depictions of high-society figures and icons of popular culture. Despite being contemporaries, Beuys and Warhol were vastly different in their artistic approaches. Beuys was a pioneer of the Fluxus movement, known for its profound intellectual and philosophical underpinnings, and a strong commitment to political and social causes. One of Beuys' notable performance art pieces, "I like America and America Likes Me," explicitly explored the distinctions between Native Americans and Americans. It's worth noting the irony in Warhol portraying Beuys, considering Beuys had boycotted visiting America for some time due to his disapproval of the country's involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • by Alex Yellop
    A central figure in the Pop Art movement, Warhol's fascination with fame and popular culture manifested in his innovative use of screen-printing, profoundly reshaping modern art. Throughout his career, he employed this technique to produce commissioned portraits and appropriated celebrity images, delving into themes of identity, legacy, and consumerism. In this article, we will explore Warho
  • A Fine Art Feast

    A Three Course Meal
    by Alex Yellop
    Chocolate Donuts Banksy
    Time-honoured and impactful, the tradition of creating still life paintings dedicated to food is far from a recent phenomenon. As far back as the 3rd century B.C., the Greek artist Piraïkos was renowned for his highly realistic depictions of various food items. However, it wasn't until the 16th century, when the Reformation led to a prohibition on biblical scenes in art, that still life took centre stage in the art world. It was the ingenious Caravaggio who boldly made a basket of fruit his sole subject, effectively establishing still life as a distinct and prominent artistic genre. In this article, we create a menu of food themed art as shown through a selection of artists at Andipa Editions.
  • Luna Luna Review

    La Vida es un carnaval
    by Alex Yellop
    Luna Luna Review
    Decades after its initial debut in Germany in 1987, the Luna Luna fairground, a visionary collaboration featuring renowned artists like Basquiat, Dali, and Hockney, has been resurrected in Los Angeles, thanks to the efforts of Drake.
  • Banksy's Latest Street Work Stolen

    Stop disappears within an hour
    by Alex Yellop
    Banksy's Latest Street Work Stolen
    The world’s most in-demand street artist once again hit the streets, just before Christmas 2023, releasing a powerful call for an  end to war with a striking mural in south London. In this article, we share the latest insights into the work which, regrettably, has sadly been stolen.
  • The Art of Appropriation

    Lichtenstein and Comic Books
    by Alex Yellop
    The art of comic books
    Known for his iconic Benday dots, bold lines, and vivid colours, Lichtenstein's work is synonymous with the pop-art movement's celebration of popular culture. However, what sets Lichtenstein apart from many of his contemporaries is his unique relationship with comic book imagery. In this article, we explore how Roy Lichtenstein not only appropriated comic book art but also transformed it into fine art, leaving an indelible mark on, not only the pop art world, but the wider art world itself.
  • Christmas Comes Early

    As Told Through Three Artists
    by Alex Yellop
    London at christmas
    As Christmas fast approaches and the world looks forward to festive gatherings with friends and loved ones, we explore this special time of year with three seminal works and stunts by three of our most popular artists.
  • Warhol's Christmas Cards

    Ths Perfect American Christmas
    by Alex Yellop
    Warhol christmas card
    When one thinks of Andy Warhol and his laconic, sardonic personality, Christmas isn’t the first idea that springs to mind. However, Warhol, like all of us,was drawn to the holiday. An almost holy trifecta of religion, iconography and kitschness combine to make Christmas, perhaps, the most Warholian of celebrations. Indeed far from being a Grinch, Warhol reveled in the season of giving,. In this article, we explore Warhol's relationship to Christmas.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Andy Mouse Full Suite
    In the vibrant world of 1980s New York, two artists emerged as icons of a cultural revolution that would define an era. Keith Haring, known for his dynamic figures and bold public canvases, and Andy Warhol, the consummate Pop Art maestro, not only formed a friendship but a collaborative synergy that transcended their individual fame. The intertwining lives of Haring and Warhol, their camaraderie, and mutual influence catalysed a new wave within the evolution of the Pop Art movement. This article is the story of two trailblazers whose collective impact on art and culture remains as vibrant and enduring as the spaces they inhabited and the pieces they created.
  • Money The Root of Evil

    As Told Through Banksy, Warhol and Haring
    by Alex Yellop
    Andy Mouse Keith Haring
    Is the money the root of all evil? It depends who you ask, of course. In this article, we look at how three of the most important artists of the 20th and 21st centuries approach the subject of money in widely different ways.
  • Banksy Pastiche and Parody

    Channeling Art History
    by Alex Yellop
    Known for his biting wit, Banksy has risen to global fame through his provocative and humorous artworks that often poke fun at the establishment, law and tradition. From regularly breaking auction records, Banksy’s satirical works have earned him a place not only at the top of the street art scene, but seats him at the top of the very artworld itself. Indeed, it is this art world that we explore in this article examining Banksy’s parodying of the artworld as told through his references to Van Gogh, Haring, Basquiat and Warhol.
  • Hockney in Hawaii

    Largest Print Exhibition to Date at Honolulu Museum of Art
    by Alex Yellop
    honolulu museum of art logo
    David Hockney, a stalwart in contemporary art for over five decades, returns to Hawaii after an extended absence with a career-spanning exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art. This comprehensive retrospective, featuring over 100 artworks across various media, traces Hockney's artistic journey from the 1950s to the pandemic era of 2022.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Keith Haring portfolios
    Since bursting onto the New York scene in the 1980’s, Keith Haring has gone on to become an icon in the contemporary artworld. His expressive works, full of energy and movement, highlight his brilliance in channelling complex themes through simple, powerful narratives. In this article, we explore three of his most collectable portfolios.
  • Warhol & Dance

    As Told Through Three Works
    by Alex Yellop
    Warhol & Dance
    Andy Warhol's fascination with dance was initially sparked during his time at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) when he became a member of the modern dance club. His enthusiasm for the art form continued to grow, and it found expression at his renowned Factory, where he ventured into filmmaking, featuring talented dance artists like Kenneth King and Lucinda Childs in his works. Warhol was a frequent attendee of the Judson Dance Theater performances, particularly when the ballet-trained Freddy Herko took the stage. In this article, we explore how Warhol drew inspiration from his passion for dance through three important works featuring famed dancers.
  • Haring & Aids

    Empathy Through Art
    by Alex Yellop
    Keith Haring mural

    Keith Haring used his art to raise awareness about AIDS during a time when the disease was widely misunderstood and stigmatised. He employed several methods in his artwork to convey messages about AIDS awareness. In this article, we explore how Haring used his works to raise awareness about the disease. 


    Keith Haring's art played a crucial role in humanising AIDS and promoting a compassionate response to those affected by the epidemic. He used his talent and creativity to challenge societal norms and encourage open dialogue about HIV/AIDS, leaving a lasting impact on the art world and the fight against the disease. Haring's legacy continues to inspire artists and activists in addressing pressing social and health issues through art.

     
  • Banksy & The Military

    As Told Through Four Prints
    by Alex Yellop
    Banksy Silver Flags
    Banksy is no stranger to warzones - be it through his art of visiting locations such as the Gaza Strip and, more recently. Ukraine. His works, poignant and witty, capture the absurdity and brutality of war. Through seemingly simple images, Bansly weaves a subversive tone into his pieces that have captivated the artist into the most successful street artist of all time and a name that regularly appears on the upper echelons of the most in-demand artists. In today’s blog we explore how Banksy presents the military as told through four important prints.
  • Andy Warhol & Sports

    An unlikely combination
    by Alex Yellop
    Andy Warhol Muhammed Ali
    When one thinks of Andy Warhol, sports are generally not the first to come to mind. However, over the course of his career as a leading figure within the pop-art movement as well as a figure who helped to define the 20th Century, Warhol created various works that featured sports personalities. In this article we explore Warhol’s treatment of sports in four of his print editions.
  • David Hockney Lights Up Battersea

    The Bigger Christmas Trees
    by Alex Yellop
    Chrsitmas tree lights
    Renowned global artist, David Hockney, has ushered in the holiday season with his latest masterpiece, "Bigger Christmas Trees," at Battersea Power Station in London, now housing Apple's UK headquarters.
  • Collecting Prints

    The Ultimate Guide
    by Alex Yellop
    Wallpaper with blue floor interior
    The art of printmaking has traversed centuries, evolving from 15th-century woodcuts to contemporary screenprints. Our Guide to collecting prints  serves as a guide to this diverse genre, exploring the various techniques involved and offering valuable advice for those interested in building a print collection
  • by Alex Yellop
    Warhol x Basquiat a review
    Andipa Editions were recently in New York and Head of Prints Alex Yellop had the chance to explore the latest “Warhol x Basquiat Exhibition” held at the East Village’s Brand Foundation. Here Alex shares his thoughts on the exhibition.
  • Keith Haring: Life & Art

    Art Is For Everyone
    by Alex Yellop
    Keith Haring Blueprint drawing
    Since the 1980’s, Keith Haring’s raw energy and prolific output have captivated collectors across the globe. From humble beginnings in Pennsylvania to global superstardom, Haring’s meteoric rise was tragically cut short. However, his enduring legacy continues to resonate with collectors and inspire artists each generation. In today’s blog, we look into Haring's life and art.
  • by Alex Yellop
    David Hockney Drawing from Life a review
    The National Portrait Gallery in London has undertaken the remarkable task of capturing the essence of one of Britain's most beloved and prolific artists, David Hockney. The exhibition, titled "David Hockney: Drawing from Life," is set to reopen on November 2, 2023, following a brief 2020 stint that was cut short due to the pandemic. This updated iteration of the exhibition features over 30 new portraits by Hockney and serves as a triumphant testament to his unending innovation and creative genius.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Banksy NOLA signed print
    Owning a Banksy print comes with its own set of considerations for collectors. While not as intricate as safeguarding a masterpiece by an Old Master, there are essential factors to contemplate when acquiring, framing, and displaying artwork from the renowned street artist.
  • How To Buy Hockney

    A Brief Guide
    by Alex Yellop
    Collecting David Hockney
    If you're considering purchasing a David Hockney print, there are several important factors to keep in mind to ensure you find the right piece at the right price.In our article, we explore the basics of what to consider when collecting Hockney, what to look for and where to start.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Keith Haring Stones Series
    Out of many of the artists from the 1980's, Keith Haring's works have been forged and faked more than many of his contempories. His seemingly simple style of crawling babies, dogs and UFOs have, unfortunately, seen many forgeries. In this article, we explore what to look for when buying a Keith Haring print 
  • Halloween Inspired Artworks

    Four Spooky Prints
    by Alex Yellop
    Halloween Inspired Artworks
    This Halloween we celebrate a spooky selection of artworks available at Andipa Editions to get in the mood for the scariest night of the year. We have chosen four seminal prints by our favourite artists to celebrate this blood-curdling day. 
  • Basquiat, Haring, Warhol

    A New york Nexus
    by Alex Yellop
    Basquiat Warhol and Haring
    The vibrant and transformative art scene of 1980s New York City witnessed the convergence of three seminal artists: Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Each artist brought a unique perspective, style, and influence to the cultural landscape of the time. We delve into their personal and professional relationships, examining how their collaborations and interactions reshaped the art world during this pivotal period.
  • Banksy Pop Culture References

    As told through a selection of works
    by Alex Yellop
    Since bursting on to the mainstream scene in 2005, Banksy has become the most popular street artist in the world. From London to Lebanon, New York to Narobi, his works are beloved by collectors and the wider public. Banksy’s appeal to a wide audience can be attributed to his deceptively simple imagery that carries such gravitas and meaning. Within his works, he often draws from pop culture within his motifs. In this article, we explore five pop culture references as told through Bnksy’s prints.
  • Musical Warhol

    In Three Works
    by Alex Yellop
    Warhol & music
    Chronicling the culture of America of the 20th century, Warhol’s output cemented him as one of the most famous and influential artists of the time. Helping to define and shape the cultural narrative of the time, his works have cemented themselves within the canon of all-time great art. Famous for taking everyday objects and popular references and turning them into art, Warhol explored the world around him through his unique ability to distil the essence of a subject into an image. Music and film were a large part of Warhol’s life (famously managing the avant-garde Velvet Underground and producing art-house movies) in this article we explore music as shown through three seminal Warhol series.
  • Warhol Political Prints

    A Selection of Works
    by Alex Yellop
    Black Lenin Andy Warhol
    A great chronicler of the 20th American experience, Andy Warhol drew from a variety of popular subjects in his oeuvre. Known for exploring the themes of consumerism, celebrity and the “American Dream” Warhol drew inspiration from the world around him. Thematically, politics reoccurs throughout his career both within his portrait works and his wider output. In this article, we explore a selection of Warhol’s political works.
  • Banksy Battle

    Will his identify be revealed?
    by Alex Yellop
    Spray cans on a wall
    In a highly-publicised court case, British company Full Colour Black, along with its proprietor Andrew Gallagher, have initiated a libel lawsuit against the secretive street artist Banksy, resulting from a contentious Instagram post in November 2022. This legal confrontation has captivated public attention due to the possibility that Banksy’s concealed identity might be exposed.
  • Spot The Difference

    Damien Hirst Spots
    by Alex Yellop
    Spot The Difference
    Damien Hirst's spot paintings have become synonymous with his artistic identity. This collection is instantly recognizable, highly sought after, and iconic. Despite its seemingly simple premise of different colored spots on canvas, the collection represents years of refinement and artistic influence.
  • Warhol & Music

    A Celebration
    by Alex Yellop
    Warhol and music blog
    Music had a significant influence on the subject matter and artistic style of Andy Warhol, a prominent figure in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. Warhol was deeply engaged with the music scene of his time, particularly the rock and pop music that was emerging as a dominant cultural force. Musicians and celebrity have appeared throughout Warhol’s career including both commercial works released for sale as well as album covers that he designed. Famously, Warhol took on the role of manager as he worked with the seminal Velvet Underground. We explore how music influenced Warhol’s output.
  • A Guide To Prinmaking & Printmaking Glossary

    The Ultimate Guide to Prints
    by Alex Yellop
    A guide to printmaking and a glossary
    Printmaking is an art form that involves creating artworks through printing, typically on paper but occasionally on other materials. Unlike pieces that are drawn or painted directly onto a surface, printmaking involves creating a plate or matrix, which is then used to produce multiple pieces of art. Printmaking allows the artist to create multiple originals of a single piece, each considered an original work of art despite being part of a series. In our guide, we cover the key are some of the key aspects and types of printmaking as well as provide a comprehensive guide to printmaking terminology in out glossary.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Jean-Michel Basquiat Illuminates the Art World
    Forever pulsating through the veins of art history, Jean-Michel Basquiat, born on December 22, 1960, in Brooklyn, New York, remains an inexhaustible source of inspiration, particularly in dialogues about race, identity, and social justice within the artistic domain. Ascending from the gritty surfaces of Lower Manhattan, where he, alongside Al Diaz under the alias SAMO, sprayed profound epigrams like “9 to 5 Clone” and “Playing Art With Daddy’s Money,” Basquiat would shatter socio-artistic paradigms.
  • by Alex Yellop
    Andy Warhol most popular portfolios
    One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, the pop-art of Andy Warhol has firmly established itself in the canon of great art. Observing and documenting the America of the 20th century, Warhol’s ability to turn mundane, daily objects into something other than their basic parts revolutionised how we see and interact with the world. Known for his portfolios, Warhol explored the concepts of mass-production, commercialism and celebrity to aplomb. In our article, we explore the most popular Andy Warhol portfolios. Explore Andy Warhol complete portfolios
  • by Alex Yellop
    Banksy Cut and Run Exhibition Review
    "Love him or loathe him," many of us have heard, read, or discussed the elusive entity that is Banksy. From the cluttered streets to prestigious gallery spaces, the anonymous artist has not only sparked curiosity but has also continued to shape conversations around street art, socio-political issues, and the role of artists in activism.
  • The Legacy of Hockney

    A Few Thoughts
    by Alex Yellop
    Hockney's legacy

    There are few artists in modern history who have shaped and redefined the landscape of contemporary art quite like David Hockney. With a career that spanned over six decades, Hockney's innovations, his explorations in diverse mediums, and his relentless curiosity established him as a towering figure in 20th and 21st-century art.

    A Multifaceted Talent

     
  • by Alex Yellop
    Infinity Mirror Rooms A Review

    The allure of Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Room installations is nothing short of astonishing. It's a remarkable phenomenon how, despite the knowledge that they are composed of rather ordinary materials—colored lights and mirrors—every encounter with these mesmerizing creations elicits a deeply visceral response that can be best described as an exclamation of "Oooooooh."

  • Banksy & Childhood

    As told through three works
    by Alex Yellop
    Banksy & Childhood
    Throughout his career, Banksy has explored various themes in his artworks. Be it pieces created for the street or for commercial sale, Banksy’s motifs show an artist who is not afraid to confront the socio-political topics that resonate across the globe. One of his most well-known motifs is that of children. From Girl with Balloon to Police Kids, Banksy uses the image of children in many of his works. In today’s article, we explore Banksy and childhood as told through three important artworks.
  • Buying Prints in a Bear Market

    Collecting Art in Economic Downturns
    Photo by mana5280 on Unsplash
    Photo by mana5280 on Unsplash


    Buying art in a bear market, can present both opportunities and challenges for collectors. Here are some considerations if you're thinking about buying art during global financial downturns:


     

  • 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.
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