The British art market gears up for Brexit; sex sells at Victorian art auctions

A meeting to be staged this afternoon by the British Art Market Federation in the presence of the Heritage Minister, John Glen, will attempt to draw the government’s attention to the art market’s importance to the British economy and to the opportunities that will arise to improve its contribution when Britain leaves the EU.

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David Hockney’s beautifully complicated relationship with photography

A founding member of the British pop art movement in the 1960s, Hockney has used photography to inform his most celebrated paintings — joyously colorful portraits and landscapes that range from photo realist to semi-abstract.But photography, according to Hockney, has its limits: It can’t capture time, has a singular point of view, and, at best, is only good for mechanical reproduction.

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