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Canaletto: A Drawing Workshop with Alexandra Blum

SEEN has long been an admirer of Alexandra Blum’s liminal and apocalyptic renderings of London’s urban spaces, in which the capital seems ever-changing. It is the artist’s job to capture not only space but the passage of time itself.

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Grenfell Tower Benefit Auction

Despite the horror of the Grenfell Tower blaze, how heartening it is to see the groundswell of support from the community at large. Art advisor Lucy Meakin is collaborating with leading British contemporary artists and Artsy on an online auction to raise funds for the victims of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire.

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Kieren Hughes: Urban Dreamscape

SEEN was instantly captivated by the work of the Cheltenham-born artist Kieren Hughes recently. His unsettling images seem born of modern-day anxieties about urban living, as in Chicago Fever Dream or the privileges accrued by a rich elite, as in The Last Privilege of an Oil Man.

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The Isokon Gallery and Walter Gropius

SEEN has been a long-time admirer of the work of architect, teacher and Isokon resident, the renowned architect Walter Gropius. Marking the 80th anniversary of Walter Gropius’s departure from England to America, The Isokon Gallery Trust presents a concise synopsis of the seminal architect’s life and work.

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Contemporaries: Art by Focus LDN

Tom Cox and Focus LDN have done it again with an exciting new exhibition, showcasing eight artists and their work in the Old Brompton Gallery from June 21st – 25th. Visitors to the gallery during the exhibition are promised live painting, collaborative works and other events to be announced.

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Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction at the Barbican Centre

It’s fair to say that SEEN was keenly anticipating this exhibition. Having grown up on sci fi books and films, she was looking forward to a trip down memory lane and hoping to be inspired by new concepts and ideas. She was not disappointed. There’s so much here, it definitely bears repeat visits. Fortunately, it’s on until 1st September.

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Superyachts at the Saatchi Gallery

SEEN had the privilege of seeing the blink-and-you’d-miss-it exhibition of Superyachts that ran from 2nd – 3rd June. Where better than Saatchi Gallery in Duke of York Square to hold such an expo?

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Basquiat’s Masterpiece ‘Untitled’ Breaks Artist and Auction Records

Is Jean-Michel Basquiat turning in his grave? Last week in his hometown New York, where he was so badly treated during most of his life, Sotheby’s set an auction record for the artist when ‘Untitled’, a masterpiece from 1982, was purchased by noted collector and entrepreneur, Yusaku Maezawa (the founder of e-commerce giant, Start Today, and ZOZOTOWN, the virtual mall on Japan’s largest fashion e-commerce site), for $110,487,500 (£86,325,105).

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ÀhhÁ: Bex Massey

SEEN ventured into the small glass box of a gallery at arebyteLASER to view work by Bex Massey. Her pieces were varied; a couple of installations the juxtaposition of which were though-provoking, particularly the trampoline and the plant.