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Meet The Artist: Magnus Gjoen

Carla Nizzola | 26-Feb-2015

In anticipation for his upcoming solo show 'Monster' at Hang-Up Gallery, we visited Gjoen's new Hackney studio set up to pick his brain on the inspirations behind his most refined collection to date.

Banksy in Gaza

Carla Nizzola | 26-Feb-2015

British Street Artist Banksy releases a short video of his latest stencil series placed amongst the war-torn Gaza, Palestine.

Hang-Up Winter/Spring '15 Collection

Mor & Clemmie | 22-Feb-2015

Inspired by the this week's London Fashion Week we thought we would put together our very own lookbook of Hang-Up's current collection with the likes of Harland Miller, Jose Parla, Nick Walker, Rosie Emerson and others stealing the show. Find below the pieces that highlight the diversity and allure of our current collection.

Dave White's True Colours

Millie | 22-Feb-2015

Internationally renowned contemporary artist Dave White is certainly one to look out for if you are in the search of new artworks to add to your treasure, or if you are a first time buyer and would love to start your collection with a kick. In this interview the british artist tells us about his works, his inspirations and most important about the different media he uses to achieve a stunning results both with his originals and limited edition prints. We are very pleased to represent an artist with his ambition and talent and hope you will enjoy reading this interview as much as we enjoyed writing it!

The Rise of The Limited Editions-The New Collectibles

Millie | 15-Feb-2015

Limited Edition prints can sometimes have a reputation for being less desirable than original artworks, due to the connotations with reproduction or the editions being too large. In January 2015, we witnessed a shift in the market and the collectors’ taste, judging by the results of London’s auction houses contemporary art evening sales. It seems that prints are no longer unpopular. On the contrary, in fact, after Phillips’s smart move to replace ‘print’ with ‘editions’ in its ‘Evening and Day Editions’ sale, the selling rate soared to more than 90 percent, reports New York Times. The impressive rate is definitely an indicator of the increasing value of this category.

Magnus Gjoen - A Retrospective in Pictures

Mor Shmueli | 15-Feb-2015

With ‘Monster’ the new solo show of Magnus Gjoen only few weeks away now, a little recap on the artist’s works might help to fully understand the challenge Magnus has embarked on with his new body of artworks. The complexity of the human psyche has always been a great subject of interest for the London born artist, who has often relied on the technique of juxtaposition, along with other media, to gently mix together contrasting images in order to convey the idea of preconceived notion of objects. In his upcoming exhibition Magnus will illustrate the complex yet confused mind of a serial killer using his trademark juxtaposition technique along with combining delicate and decorative imagery with bold geometric shapes and primary colours. Here just a little sneak peek to taste what Monster will look like...

Oh My Love - Hang-Up Hand-Picked Selection for St.Valentines

Millie | 07-Feb-2015

When it comes to matters of the heart, it is often the case that words cannot express or fully grasp the entire spectrum of emotions. Therefore, it is only fair, we thought, to find a better way to portrait it all than with words. We hand - picked a few of the most inspiring visual examples of love - brutal, sarcastic, pure, deep, optimistic, love inside us, and love on city walls. We hope you all stay in love!

The Power of Collage- Joe Webb

Millie | 01-Feb-2015

The one thing that artist Joe Webb cannot probably live without is glue. Yes, glue, that he uses masterfully to stick and compile together quirky juxtaposed vintage images into unique artworks. Their clean aesthetic combine real with a rather surreal undercurrent. Webb's collages are a refreshing, sophisticated and eye-pleasing visual feast and we are quite excited to have examples of the pieces now on display at Hang-Up.

The Sales Ends Today - The High Demand of Owning a Limited Edition Banksy Print

Millie | 01-Feb-2015

Earlier on this week, Bonhams London auctioned 33 Banksy works from the extensive private collection of his former agent Steve Lazarides. This is hardly a precedent – in the past ten years, pieces by the anonymous street artist have been auctioned 1,293 times (as per the artnet Price Database. The interesting fact here is, however, as BBC reports, that the works ‘performed extremely well’ (Bonhams), with 30 lots selling above their high estimates.

London Art Fair 2015 in a Nutshell

Millie | 25-Jan-2015

It's London Art Fair time again. The Fair's 27th edition, located at the Business Design Centre in Islington, welcomed enthusiastic crowds of collectors, dealers and art lovers. The sales in both Modern British Art and Young and Emerging sections were sufficient not only on the opening day, but throughout the whole duration of the exhibit, which came to show that the art market has been quite active in this first month of the year. For those who are not currently in London and did not have the chance to visit, we have compiled a short overview of some of the new releases that were launched exclusively at the Fair, from artists we follow.

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