Saturday, July 14, 2012

Art journal #155: Summer Exhibition at London's Royal Academy of Art

Didn’t know what to expect from the Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy of Art, thought it is just another group show. But it’s a selling exhibition! Artists can submit works (some are invited), then the works are curated/grouped. People can go in and mark down what they want and pay. Prices are up from a few hundred GBP. Masters’ works like that from Kiefer are present in the oeuvres, creating an interesting high/low range. Was amazed at the works’ quality – honestly will put many gallery shows to shame. And there are red dots on many of the pieces now that it is close to 3 weeks since the opening. What a superb way for people to buy affordable art! When can we have something like that in HK?

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