The global art market is booming, and art auction houses, once perceived to be the preserve of the elite, are attracting new, more varied audiences. These changes can be seen in recent advertising for both Bonhams and Christie’s, which offers a more open vision of the modern auction house.
CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Japanese poster art in Zürich, Pulitzer Prize Winning vintage photos in London, gig poster design at Flyposting #3 in Leeds, Richard Hamilton (times two) in London, photography from Philip-Lorca diCorcia at The Hepworth Wakefield, Supergraph graphic arts festival in Melbourne, Subversive Design in Brighton, and interactive photo exhibition The Darkroom in Rotterdam …
The final part of Patrick Leigh Fermor’s triology documenting his walk across Europe in the 1930s was published in September. Its cover by Ed Kluz, shown left, fulfilled an interesting brief – to offer something new but to keep in mind the tradition of Fermor’s illustrated covers, designed since the 1950s by the late John Craxton
Adrian Shaughnessy’s new book on the designer FHK Henrion offers a detailed look at the work of a seminal figure who shifted from civic-minded poster artist to pioneer of corporate identity during his long career. We talk to Shaughnessy about Henrion’s reputation and why his name perhaps isn’t as widely known as it should be
CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead, including a variety of new exhibitions at the Museum of the Image in the Netherlands, global activities as part of The Big Draw, Mass Oberservation at The Photographer’s Gallery in London, work from the late photojournalist Tim Hetherington at Open Eye in Liverpool, Edinburgh Printmakers Open Doors Day, the 2013 Tokyo Photo fair, and a 35 ft long camera on display in Chicago.