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Introducing London’s Sky High Graffiti Artist Panik

Co-founder of the ATG crew and renowned for his remarkable head for heights, Panik has become one of London’s most sought-after graffiti artists. Red8 is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the artist whose eye-catching work has been exhibited all over the world. Born and raised in Camden in north London, Panik’s journey… Read More >

Art Dealers Struggle To Keep Up With Demand At Art Basel Miami

After a two-year break, Art Basel Miami returned to the Miami Beach Convention Center earlier this week with strong attendance from celebrity art collectors and wealthy aficionados. According to Artnet, just within the first few hours of the preview tens of millions of dollars had already been spent. Although the event was reportedly less crowded than… Read More >

Reviewing Key Art Market Trends For 2021

As we approach the end of 2021, it’s a fitting moment to reflect on how key trends have played out across the year, and to reflect on what we can expect heading into 2022. The art market has largely recovered from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, with next year expected to bring further growth… Read More >

Red Eight Gallery Hosts First Exhibition At Royal Exchange

Red Eight Gallery celebrated a very well-attended opening night of Panik’s “Life Laundry” exhibition at our dedicated gallery space in the Royal Exchange on November 25th. The event was an opportunity for many of our clients to join us in exploring Panik’s latest work and to view our new home in the heart of the… Read More >

Art Market Overview Q3 2021

While there’s no denying 2021 remains an unusual year, the art world has seenstrong summer sales and the return of in-person exhibitions. Auction houses areall reporting sale rates that exceed pre-pandemic levels as collectors and dealersreturn to confidence levels not seen for almost two years years. The Art Basel and UBS mid-year review for 2021… Read More >

Life Laundry: Panik’s First Exhibition In A Decade

Graffiti artist Panik’s first exhibition in nearly a decade will be held at the new Red Eight Gallery space in the Royal Exchange. Born and raised in Camden, north London, Panik started painting graffiti in 1999, influenced and propelled by the DIY attitude and energy of the many subcultures swirling around the city streets at… Read More >

At The “Precipice”: Limited Edition Rhino Prints From William Fortescue

Red Eight Gallery is thrilled to announce a limited print run of wildlife photographer’s stunning “Precipice” image featuring a critically-endangered white rhino at Ol Pejeta in Kenya. “The fate of the rhino has long been, and remains today, in the balance. Once widespread they are declining in numbers frighteningly quickly and as a result stand… Read More >

“Monkey Business”: Introducing Will Teather

“Teather’s works frequently wrenches us back and forth through time and style; As we are shifted between romanticism and classicism we are left entranced, entertained and certainly captivated by the uncertainties.” Professor Neil Powell, writer for Wall Street International Red Eight is delighted to welcome British artist Will Teather to the family, and to showcase… Read More >

Introducing Boogie Moli

David Moli, or Boogie Moli as he’s better known, is a graffiti artist from Manchester, England. In his youth, Boogie was a semi-professional footballer for Liverpool and lived with Raheem Sterling during his time there. Since then he has established himself in the art world as a poster boy for professional footballers and their interest… Read More >

Q3 2021 Art Market Report

“Q3 has been packed with exciting releases and events here at Red Eight Gallery, including a brand-new series named “Iconic” by up-and-coming Lisa Thomson which explores female icons in the arts world. We’re also delighted to be able to offer ten original artworks by Alec Monopoly, the NYC street artist who’s been called “the most… Read More >

Precipice: William Fortescue’s New Rhino Print Release

Red Eight Gallery is delighted to announce the release of “Precipice”, a brand-new print from acclaimed wildlife photographer William Fortescue: “The fate of the rhino has long been, and remains today, in the balance. Once widespread they are declining in numbers frighteningly quickly and as a result stand on the precipice of extinction.  When shooting white rhino images… Read More >

Understanding The Fine Art Photography Market

Photography may have not yet reached the incredible heights of the world’s top blue chip artists, but strong performance in recent years marks it as a sector to watch for art investors. “An Exciting Niche” Data from Artnet’s recent analysis of the fine art photography market paints a picture of “an exciting niche with a… Read More >

Iconic: Lisa Thomson New Series

We’re very excited to announce the launch of Lisa Thomson’s new series, Iconic, which explores some of the greatest women to have graced the arts as well as Europe’s royal houses. To enquire about pricing and availability, please click below or email julian.usher@redeightgallery.com. Introducing Lisa Thomson Inspired by the human form and unique colour combinations,… Read More >

Financial Times Exclusive: Banking On Banksy

Red Eight Gallery’s very own Julian Usher recently spoke to the FT Adviser about the merits of contemporary art investment: “After “Great British Spraycation” put Banksy back in the spotlight over the summer, demand for the iconic street artist’s work shows no signs of abating. During H1 2021 a total of 27 Banksy originals sold… Read More >

Exclusive Alec Monopoly Release

Called “the most successful artist that art-world insiders don’t take seriously” by Artnet, Alec Monopoly is a bit of a controversial figure in the art world. He was the most searched for artist on Artnet’s price database in 2019 and his celebrity following includes Snoop Dogg and Miley Cyrus.  Alec Monopoly grew up in NYC… Read More >

Exclusive William Fortescue NFT Launch

NFTs are an exciting new concept in the art world, and we’re thrilled to be at the forefront of this emerging opportunity. The origins of NFTs go back to 2012 when the tech world first came up with the idea of issuing actual assets like real estate on a secure blockchain. This might sound complicated,… Read More >

Red Eight Attends Jet-Set Luxury Lifestyle Event

Over the weekend Red Eight Gallery attended The Elite London, the exclusive luxury lifestyle showcase held at the private airfield Wycombe Air Park in the Chilterns. The annual event features over 225 luxury brands offering the very finest things in life from private jet charters and top-of-the-range sports cars to yachts and property development. Also on… Read More >

Contemporary Art, Fine Wine & Cigars

Last week Red Eight Gallery hosted an exclusive event in partnership with premium cigar brand Davidoff and cigar writer Nick Hendry. Guests were treated to an evening of fine wines and cigar sampling on the terrace of the Oeno House wine boutique in London’s Royal Exchange. Nick Hendry was on hand to talk guests through… Read More >

Banksy’s “A Great British Spraycation”: Commodification or Cover-Up?

Banksy seems never far from the headlines these days. The world’s most loved anonymous street artist was back in the news over the summer for “A Great British Spraycation” featuring nine works in East Anglian coastal towns.  The new works feature Banksy’s characteristic hard-hitting social commentary like the cluster of hermit crabs at Cromer, one… Read More >

Complimentary Tickets To The Elite London

Red Eight Gallery will attend this year’s The Elite London luxury lifestyle showcase held over the 17th-18th of September. This exclusive event features over 225 luxury brands exhibiting at the private airfield Wycombe Air Park which is set in the stunning Chilterns. The action-packed event offers visitors the chance to indulge in the finer things… Read More >

Introducing Robyn Ward

“Each layer depicts a different fragment of time, often they are screenshots of parts of my life.” Contemporary Irish painter Robyn Ward was born in Dublin and grew up in Northern Ireland where he cut his teeth creating large-scale graffiti works on derelict buildings. He later honed his self-taught talent in studios and collectives across… Read More >

Art Market Report Q2 2021

After a challenging 18 months, I’m sure we’re all looking forward to taking time out to be with family and friends this summer. There’s no denying that the art market has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with the closures of gal- leries and cancellation of many leading art fairs. Fortunately the market has en-… Read More >

Art Market Confidence At Seven-Year High

According to art market analysts at ArtTactic, confidence in the art market has just hit its highest point since January 2014. The stats come from a survey conducted every six months involving 113 art market professionals and was last carried out in mid-July. The current confidence level is ranked at 80.6 out of 100, a… Read More >

Are NFTs the future of the art market?

Red Eight Gallery has partnered with Rare.Market to offer our clients the unique opportunity to get involved in the booming digital art market. For the very first time collectors and investors are now able to buy a piece of physical art and also receive exclusive digital ownership of that work as a non-fungible token (NFT)…. Read More >

Red Eight Gallery Joins Artnet

Red Eight Gallery has just joined Artnet, the leading online art platform connecting collectors with galleries and artists all over the world. The popular site is visited by 31 million art enthusiasts and collectors annually, making it the ideal place for Red Eight Gallery to showcase the work of our talented emerging artists to a… Read More >

Rare.Market NFT Partnership

Red Eight Gallery is very excited to announce a new partnership with Rare.Market that will bring together the worlds of physical and digital art like never before. Rare.Market is a new kind of auction company using technologies, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs), to facilitate the sale of physical and digital artwork on the blockchain.   Through the partnership,… Read More >

Confidence Returns: Art Market Report Q1 2021

Recent analysis by Artprice reveals that the art market remains robust despite significant ongoing turbulence caused by the global pandemic. Positive COVID-19 vac- cine news in the final months of 2020 had markets looking to 2021 with optimism, and hope for a return to something more “normal.” Many investors retreated to cash in a year… Read More >

“A Reflection Of The Now”: Panik Introduces New Collection

Panik introduces his new collection inspired by the limitations and introversions of a locked-down world: “Physical interaction with the outside world has always been key for me. I never liked computer games growing up, my attention span wouldn’t allow me to get lost in the world of fictional books, and Sci-fi or fantasy films were… Read More >

Introducing William Fortescue

Talented wildlife photographer William Fortescue is driven by his passionate desire to depict wild animals in their natural environment, undisturbed by human interference. Upon leaving school he went to work in the Masai Mara, one of Africa’s most popular game reserves, as an intern for Governors’ Camp Collection. Here William learnt how to host safaris, run… Read More >

Contemporary Art Blossoms Despite Covid-19

In the past 20 years the number of auction houses participating in the Contemporary art market has close to doubled and the number of lots sold has multiplied by six. Formerly a very small segment of the overall art market, the Contemporary art segment now accounts for 15% of the global art market. Driving this… Read More >

Rachel Chamberlain Print Competition

We’re giving one lucky individual the opportunity to win an exclusive Rachel Chamberlain PRINT of their choice. Rachel uses mantras and meditations as an effective tool to raise her frequency. Her paintings capture her voice in harmony with the universe in color and light. Oil paint and gold leaf create an interplay where light, color,… Read More >

Are Online Art Sales The Future?

As a result of the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic, the global art market is now more innovative, more digital, and consequently more accessible to more people. Many of the world’s leading art fairs and galleries turned to online sales to keep their sales buoyant and online viewing rooms have quickly become the norm over… Read More >

Introducing Symble

We’re very proud to announce a brand-new addition to the Red Eight family, the talented Symble who is making waves on the London art scene and beyond. Born and raised in gritty south London, Symble grew up in a big family of five brothers and a sister. Whilst his brothers kicked footballs around the 6-year-old… Read More >

The Art Market In 2020

2020 was a year like no other, and economies and markets across the globe are still reeling from the impact of the pandemic as we head into 2021. Here we take a look back at how the art world weathered the storms of 2020, as well as looking with optimism towards 2021 and what this… Read More >

Annual Art Market Report 2020

Red Eight Gallery has just released our dedicated Annual Art Market Report 2020 featuring expert analysis of how the art world has risen to the difficulties of the past year. Key trends include the rapid rise of online auctions and virtual exhibitions, as well as greater market accessibility and growing participation from newer and younger… Read More >

Limited Edition Rachel Chamberlain Print Run

I am very proud to announce the release of a Red Eight Gallery exclusive print drop with Rachel Chamberlain. We have been working with Rachel for a number of years and have seen a great response to her work. Typically she produces large format Oil on Canvas work priced between £12-30k. Rachel uses mantras and meditations as… Read More >

Contemporary Art Auction Turnover Up 2100% Since 2000

As collectors increasingly embrace Basquiat and Banksy over the Old Masters and 19th Century art, Contemporary art has become the main driver of growth for the global art market over the past two decades. The Contemporary Art Market Report 2020 recently published by Artprice analyses two decades of Contemporary art auction results, painting a portrait… Read More >

Collecting Art During A Global Pandemic

As activity winds down on the art market for the holiday season, it’s time to reflect and take stock of one of the strangest years in recent memory. While finalised end-of-year figures are yet to be published, 2020 has been characterised by art fair cancellations and gallery closures tempered by booming online art sales and… Read More >

Square Mile Watch Awards In Association With Red Eight Gallery

Square Mile magazine has just announced the winners of this year’s Watch Awards which was proudly sponsored this year by Red Eight Gallery. Competition was particularly stiff this year with the longest ever shortlist in the history of the awards. Here’s our pick of this year’s winners which are as much exquisite works of art… Read More >

Covid has “turbo-charged the online art market”

In the words of Robert Read, Head of Art and Private Clients at Hiscox, the Covid-19 pandemic has “turbo-charged the online art market” with a dramatic uptick in sales over the past year. Hiscox have just released part two of their Online Art Trade Report 2020 following on from the first part published in July… Read More >

Introducing Youssef Boubekeur

The latest addition to the Red Eight family is Youssef Boubekeur, a dynamic young Parisian artist who works almost exclusively with a humble blue ballpoint pen. Youssef fell in love with drawing as a child and spent his days mimicking the great works of Picasso and devouring comic books. He recalls being banned from drawing… Read More >

Covid-19 Drives Boom In Contemporary Art & Emerging Artists

The ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a recent trend towards Contemporary Art and also boosted support for emerging artists at a time when the arts face immense challenges.  Contemporary Art Outperforms Wider Market According to Sotheby’s Mei Moses (SMM) All Art Index which tracks art market prices by analysing repeat auction sales,… Read More >

Q3 2020 Art Market Report

Red Eight Gallery has just released our dedicated Q3 2020 Art Market Report with the latest findings from our expert analysts. Overall the report paints a positive image for art investors despite the unprecedented damage the global Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked on the wider economy.  Market Resilience Across 2020 The art market has remained resilient… Read More >

How To Buy Art During the Covid-19 Pandemic

With numerous galleries forced to close and the world’s big art fairs cancelled, the way we buy art has been completely transformed. Julian Usher, Red Eight Gallery’s Sales Director, shares his expert tips on how to buy art during a global pandemic and ponders whether the art world will ever be the same after this… Read More >

Deutsche Bank Shifts Focus To Emerging Artists

Deutsche Bank has just announced intentions to sell off around 200 artworks to shift the focus of its corporate collection to contemporary and emerging artists. The Deutsche Bank collection first began to pivot to contemporary art back in 1997, but this more significant sell-off echoes a more general trend in the art world towards contemporary… Read More >

Red Eight Sponsors Square Mile Watch Awards

Red Eight Gallery is delighted to be the headline sponsor for this year’s Square Mile Watch Awards. As London’s fastest-growing new gallery we see a natural synergy between a fine watch and a work of art. Our ethos centres around discovering exciting up-and-coming artists whose work is as rich in potential as it is in… Read More >

Keith Haring Collection Fetches $4.6 Million

Last month the Keith Haring Foundation put up for sale a total of 144 lots at Sotheby’s in an online sale entitled “Dear Keith: Works from the Personal Collection of Keith Haring”. In total the sale fetched a remarkable $4.6 million, a figure three times the $1.4 million high pre-sale estimate, which will benefit New… Read More >

“Could Be Worse”: Panik Charity Print Run

Red Eight Gallery and artist Panik are pleased to announce a limited edition print run of “Could Be Worse” to raise money to support the work of Kentish Town Social Club with vulnerable young people. Co-founder of the ATG crew and renowned for his remarkable head for heights, Camden-born Panik has become one of London’s… Read More >

Luca Bornoffi

Introducing Luca Bornoffi

Italian artist Luca Bornoffi was born in Mantua in Lombardy and grew up in the picturesque Italian countryside. As a child he was obsessed with sketching the nature he saw around him, filling his school notebooks with doodles instead of paying close attention to his teachers. This independent and exploratory spirit led him overseas to… Read More >

Introducing Graceland

For London-born artist Graceland, bold use of colour and subtle humour conceals a deeper need to explore our very human obsession with consumption, and with ourselves. Graceland studied Fine Art and History of Art at Hampstead Fine Arts, honing her skills in animation and digital design which heavily influence her work today. Other influences, like… Read More >

Art As An Alternative Investment

Art investment is quickly gaining popularity as an alternative asset with around 55% of wealth managers now reporting requests from their clients for assistance in purchasing art and other collectibles. If you are considering taking the plunge into the art market, there are plenty of reasons why art can be a very sound investment as… Read More >

Introducing Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy is a man of many talents. As well as being a world-renowned artist, he’s the founder of athletic wear brand Solfire, social activist, and previously worked as both a pro basketball player and Wall Street trader. Born in Bloomington in Indiana, Murphy began his artistic career in New York City and cut his… Read More >

What Determines The Value Of Art?

Art is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative investment asset. Low correlation to global equities and minimal risk make it a compelling option for those looking to diversify their portfolio. There’s also the added benefit of acquiring something beautiful to display in your office or home that will appreciate in value over the coming years…. Read More >

Introducing Lisa Thomson

Up-and-coming young artist Lisa Thomson is one of our favourite recent discoveries here at Red8 Gallery, and we’re thrilled to be able to feature her new series “I am Woman”. Lisa initially pursued Fine Art before deciding to study Woven Textile Design at the University of Brighton. These twin influences are immediately apparent in her… Read More >

Double Entendre: Introducing Dangerous Minds

Dangerous Minds was founded by artists Michael Lake-McMillan and Alan Stuart who decided to start working together in 2014, drawn together by a mutual passion for exploring the absurd and the provocative. Prior to setting out on this new adventure, both had been involved in the creation of bizarre props and installations. Their work today… Read More >

What To Expect When Buying Art With Red8 Gallery

One of the greatest benefits of investing in fine art is that you actually get to enjoy your investment and it can even have a transformative impact on your home or office space. Here at Red8 Gallery we always advise our clients to invest in pieces which will deliver both potential future returns and genuine… Read More >

Rachel Chamberlain: Inspired By The Tune Of The Universe

Known for both her striking portraits and contemplative large-scale abstract work, Rachel Chamberlain was born in Baltimore and studied fashion and illustration at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Rachel’s artistic calling was evident at an early age and she credits her free-spirited style and individuality to the experience of growing up as an… Read More >

Introducing Adel Dauood

From his early years Adel Dauood showed a natural flair and talent for artistic expression, taking up drawing in his fifth grade at school and participating in numerous painting competitions. This nascent interest was nurtured and inspired by those close to him who gave him the freedom to experiment and explore. Adel went on to… Read More >

Cayla Birk: Secrets Decoded

Red8 Gallery favourite and young rising star Cayla Birk creates cryptic canvases laden with hidden meaning from her Palm Beach studio. One of our hottest new discoveries for 2020, Cayla celebrated her first solo show named “Throwing Shade” at Maddox Gallery in Los Angeles last October and recently spoke to Artnet about her love of… Read More >

Artists Reflect On The Covid-19 Pandemic

Against a backdrop of unprecedented global upheaval and untold loss, the Covid-19 pandemic has also given many of us time to reflect on the status quo. For many in the art world, the present situation we find ourselves in has presented an inspiring opportunity to imagine and create a better world and embrace a new… Read More >

Richard Hambleton: The Godfather Of Street Art

Nicknamed the “Godfather of street art”, the late Richard Hambleton was born in Vancouver in 1952 and is best known for his sinister shadowman silhouettes daubed on buildings in New York. Hambleton studied at the Vancouver School of Art and began his striking “Image Mass Murder” series in 1976, taking influence from the chalk outlines… Read More >

Covid-19: What Does The Future Hold For The Art Market?

As Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on the markets, what does the future hold for the art world? We’re already seeing substantial changes to the way art is being viewed, purchased and auctioned, but what can investors expect to see over the next year or so? Naturally, the first consideration is market performance. While the… Read More >

What happens to the art market during a recession?

With major stock market tumbles and growing economic uncertainty, the shockwaves of Covid-19 look set to ravage the world’s economy for months if not years to come. At these times many investors put their trust in alternative investments like art, fine wine and gold since they are perceived to hold their value better than global… Read More >

The Healing Power Of Art

In recent years artists, therapists, collectors and curators have begun to recognise the power of art to bring beneficial health effects. During times of personal and global crisis, art can offer a positive counterpoint to the endless cycles of bad news and even bring relief for conditions like anxiety and PTSD. Research has long demonstrated… Read More >

Street Art On The Podium

A key trend for 2019 has been the continuing rise of street art with more and more pieces seen on auction podiums across the globe. This includes superstar street artists like Kaws and Banksy, but also lesser-known rising stars like Invader, Stik, Shepard Fairey and Vhils. This is a trend that we can expect to… Read More >

Contemporary Art Performs Well

Contemporary art continues to perform strongly according to the Artprice by Artmarket report. Over the past 19 years the trade in contemporary artworks has rocketed by 1800% with the Contemporary Art price index rising 22% over 2018-2019. This sector is particularly exciting for investors since the majority of these artists are living and thus the… Read More >

Record Lots Sold At Auction

Highlights of the report include a new historical high for the number of lots sold globally at auction which hit 550,000 during 2019 with an impressive average lot price of $24,300. This represents the highest number of lots sold in any year since 1945. These lots sold for a total of $13.3 billion which is… Read More >

2019 Annual Art Market Report Shows Record Transactions & Consistent Growth

Confidence remains buoyant in the art world with a record number of transactions achieved across the previous 12 months according to the 2019 Annual Art Market Report from Artprice by Artmarket. The 22nd annual report has been put together by one of the world’s leading art market research providers which curates global rankings of top-selling… Read More >

PAUL WRIGHT: THE ARTIST’S JOURNEY

Considered one of the most talented portrait painters of our time and regularly compared with Freud, Auerbach and De Kooning, Paul Wright is best known for his bold pops of colour and decisive brush strokes which create a provocative combination of abstraction and likeness. Mostfeature studies of the human head, with famous subjects including Winston… Read More >

Banksy in Bristol

A new artwork spotted in Bristol has been confirmed as the work of world-famous street artist Banksy after the artist posted images of it on his Instagram account and website. The piece features a girl firing red flowers into the air with a slingshot and has been dubbed “the Valentine’s Banksy” since it seems to… Read More >