Hidden Gems - our specially curated selection of original art

22 September 2023 

Refreshed every Friday at midday, Hidden Gems is a carefully curated selection of original art and world art news.

Harry At Hogwarts

Nigel Humphries

Phantom Lord

Robert Oxley

Kutoroka (Escape)

Raphael Mazzucco

Je Suis Prete

Pascale Taurua

This week, we have recent original art by Nigel Humphries and Robert Oxley, plus the usual array of originals from a wide selection of artists which we know you'll love. Also this week, we launched new originals from Lawrence Coulson, and a commemorative collection of unique graphics signed by iconic Marvel artist John Romita Sr. 

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This week's art news

A work by American artist Bob Ross, famous for his popular art show 'The Joy of Painting', in which he would paint a full landscape in a 30-minute programme, has gone on sale in the US. ‘A Walk in the Woods’ (1983) was created by Ross in the first of the iconic series, and gallery Modern Artifacts has put a price on it of over $9 million. They have said they don’t think it will reach that price, but will take offers; they are also taking the piece on tour.

Danish artist Jens Haaning has been ordered by a court to repay the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg the equivalent of over £66,000 after it lent him money and in return, he submitted empty frames as his works of art. Hanning is a conceptual artist whose work focuses on power and inequality, and the museum had asked him to recreate two earlier works which used banknotes to illustrate the average Danish income; instead he provided them with two empty frames called ‘Take the Money and Run’.

A new exhibition of the work of Dutch artist Frans Hals will open at the National Gallery on 30 September. Some 50 of Hals’s finest works will be brought together, including the exceptional, first-ever loan of his most famous picture, ‘The Laughing Cavalier’ (1624), from the Wallace Collection. Hals work still bursts with life and humour today, and is one of the must-see London exhibitions for the autumn.

From the blog

James McQueen - Anthology


James McQueen returns with a new take on his literary-themed collection, which is sure to sell fast, so make sure you secure your piece.

Lawrence Coulson Autumn 2023


Lawrence Coulson’s Autumn 2023 collection brings two stunning pieces expressing the power of nature as only he knows how.

New collection of Marvel Superhero comic book covers hand-signed by John Romita Sr.


We’re delighted to present a commemorative collection of unique graphics of iconic comic book covers hand signed by Marvel creator John Romita Sr.

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