June saw Wide-Eyed curated by Heather Bell close at D’Stassi Art.

The exhibition was the first of its kind for our gallery, introducing 15 exciting young artists to our audience of collectors at the same time. 

We are now in the midst of preparing for our next exhibition, which is set to be our biggest yet. We are thrilled to be inviting Trevor Andrew F.K.A. Gucci Ghost to our gallery for his UK debut show. More information to follow this week!


Updates from our roster.

Angel ‘LA II’ Ortiz

Collaboration works between Angel ‘LA II’ Ortiz and Keith Haring are currently being exhibited at The Broad Museum in LA. More than 120 artworks and mixtapes by Haring are featured in the retrospective exhibition, titled Art is for Everyone. Amongst these includes a Day-Glo Statue of Liberty that Ortiz and Haring created together in 1982 for a show at Tony Shafrazi Gallery. The show opened May 27th and will run until October 8th.


Adam Handler

Adam Handler has been interviewed by Artcollector News.

The conversation covers topics such as Handler’s childhood, his starting point as an artist as well as how he has used art as a vehicle to process difficult emotions. The full interview can be found here.


Art Market News

Banksy Exhibition in Glasgow


A landmark exhibition of Banksy opened at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, curated by the artist himself.

Cut and Run showcases 25 years of Banksy artworks and is the first major official retrospective for the artist and his work in over a decade. Highlights of the show include the infamous ‘Love is in the bin’ that was shredded live during a Soethby’s auction in 2018. The stencilled artwork is surrounded by a model of the mechanical frame dissected to reveal the layers beneath the embossed casing.


Sotheby’s Evening Auction (27th June)

Sotheby's June auction, which took place on the evening of the 27th, saw the most expensive painting ever sold at European auction hammer down for a staggering £85.3 million. Gustav Klimts’ Dame mit Facher (Lady with a fan) was still on its easel at the time of the artist's death at 55 and has been described as his ‘final masterpiece.’ Featuring an unknown woman as the muse, the painting sold above the presale estimate of £65 million and set a new sale record for the artist. The work was last sold in 1994 for £11.6million. 

Other highlights from the auction include Lucian Freud’s Night Interior (1968-69) selling for £9.6million, a classic Cy Twombly chalkboard painting Untitled (1970) hammering down at £8.1million and Jenny Saville’s Shadow Study (2006-07) selling for £3.4million. The 59-lot auction realised £190.3 million in total.


Spotlight Artwork

Swirling Considerations of Little Red Riding Hood - Sharada Tolton

“Swirling Considerations of Little Red Riding Hood” is a hand-drawn artwork by Wide-Eyed artist Sharada Tolton. The intricate composition features a nightmarish landscape juxtaposed with the heroine figure centred with the work.

Sharada Tolton draws dream-like worlds in coloured pencil. Placing child and animal subjects in dense fantasy scenes, she illustrates an inner life of innocence in a sometimes gentle, sometimes violent natural world. Sharada pulls character inspiration from Henry Darger, Gerhard Munthe, and shoujo manga, while her botanical patterns borrow from medieval manuscripts and cross stitch.