Wednesday, 18 January 2012

London Art Fair

London Art Fair a thriving place for arts to flourish and a feast for the eyes

Pakpoom Silaphan 'Four Times Andy on Coke' (2011)

Scream Gallery
Eduardo Paolozzi 1924-2005, Untitled Collage
Offer Waterman & Co

Damien Hirst, Inspirational Butterfly 2008
Other Criteria

Art Fair London 18-22 January 2012 at Islington Business Design Centre

Friday, 13 January 2012

Brighten your home on these cold winter days with new blinds from designer Ella Doran

 Blossom Blind

Fretwork Blind
 Gridlock Blind

White Magnolia Blossom blind

For all bespoke blind quotes please call the Ella Doran enquiries line on 0207 254 4744, or email with the length and width of your finished blind.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

2012 David Hockney Rare Print, Transport Poster and Royal Academy Books

Two prints and posters we liked by David Hockeny from the past and the current new books from the Royal Academy to accompany the David Hockney exhibition opening at the Royal Academy 21 January until 9 April 2012.

'Sinked' Rare Poster by David Hockney available from
David Hockney Poster of Tate from 1998 available from the London Transport Museum £9.95

A Bigger Message Conversations with David Hockney where the artist talks about tress and landscapes is available from the Royal Academy shop. A good article on this book can be found at the Guardian

David Hockney A Bigger Picture Book is avaialable in hardback and paperback from the Royal Accademy.

Monday, 9 January 2012

12 posters have been created for London olympic and paralympic games by a number of leading UK artists, including Tracey Emin, Rachel Whiteread, Howard Hodgkin, Chris Ofili, Bridget Riley, Bob and Roberta Smith.

The posters will form part of the 12-week London 2012 cultural festival that will run concurrently with the Games. The stunning artwork will be displayed in a free exhibition at the Tate Britain next year.

The posters are currently available from the Official London 2012 Olympic website.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Museums at Night - Newlyn Art Gallery One Off Book Going to Auction

Love the idea of museums and culture institutes coming alive at night and this book is all things good that can come from collaborating with passion. Take a look inside A Book of the Night.

To keep up to date with auction plans for the book contact the education team at the gallery on 01736 363715.

(via Culture 24)

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Beautiful Butterfly Clips - Display Your Photography or Favourite Postcards [ @joheckett ]

Add a touch of class to your home with these porcelain butterflies with little wooden pegs avaliable to puchase from Jo Heckett £6.00 each (4 for £22.00)

Excited about Christian Louboutin at London’s Design Museum (opening on March 28th)

After reading this lunch time on we are very excited about the Christian Louboutin exhibition opening at the London Design Museum. Opening 28 March 2012 and you can count us in as visiting...

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Peter Clark at the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery - Great Magazine Feature

No idea what the text reads in chinese but a lovely looking magazine feature as shown on Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery [one to watch]

New Year Resolutions

On our Artolar blog we shall share everyday a culture gift, art bargain, limited book, new book or designer magazine, new designer, emerging or established artist multiples. We hope you enjoy reading and any feedback do get in touch.

The Artolar Culture Directory is launching in 2012 with over 1,000 culture institutes listed this will be the place to visit for culture shopping. Shops ranked out of five stars by the Artolar team of experts and with inclusions to grow your interest in culture shopping. On this blog we shall keep you updated and if you are a culture institute we shall let you know when the culture directory is live for you to check or submit your details to be included. Artolar supports shopping for culture and we love to chat so please follow us on twitter @artolar