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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 >

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. Matthew Admans, Red Eight Gallery’s Creative 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 >