Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Frieze Art Fair 2013

Pandemonia and Snowy seeing the rain teaming down were at a loss as to what to wear. At last, they both agreed white was right and they high-tailed it to Frieze Art Fair.



  They strode into FAF escaping from the inclement weather outside they received a warm welcome from their chum Bjorn Stern inside. Bjorn was together with art dealer Andrew Mackay and the ever so handsome artist Konstantino Dregos.

Konstantino was quick off the mark and invited Pandemonia and Snowy to his show at Stern Arts event next month before scurrying off into the depths of Frieze exhibition.



Pandemonia and Snowy were about to take in the show when Mareu and Cornelia Tischmacher the senior director from Johnem Galerie in Berlin stopped them for a chat, Cornelia declared "I'm so captivated by Snowy".



P was delighted, but they were on a whistle stop tour so P had to prise away Snowy only to be held up again by Eric Gonon from Louise Beouin Media & his pal Bruce Fergison.
Bruce said "you’re too are good looking to pass up without Eric getting you on film". 
Snowy and Pandemonia naturally obliged.



As Pandemonia and Snowy turned away from the filming and encountered the adorable Eleanor Bonas. 
Snowy was so attracted by this young art lover who holding him gently revealed "I was 6 last week".



Pandemonia & Snowy moved from one cute youngster to one spirited female Angela Hertault, with her Italian pal, Paola Riganonti. Angela admitted "you’re amazing".



Moving on Pandemonia and Snowy joined Sevil Sabonci, Melisa Topan and chaperone Michael.
Sevil enquired "where did you two come from”?.



P & S left them wondering how long they could cope in the sweltering heat and went in search of a cooling drink, They had only taken a few steps when they were cornered and asked to pose for pix by Getty images photographer David Benett.



David did his duty only to be replaced by Hannibal Reitano the international social showbiz columnist from Buenos Aries.
Who after he'd taken his picture's of P&S owned up "I can’t stand the cold weather, so I'm off home for 6 months to bask in the sun".



From one sun seeker to two sun kissed blonde haired babes. 
Bibi Van Der Velden and Michèle Deiters neither of whom could keep their hands off Pandemonia and Snowy.
P&S were panic stricken until Bib informed them "we work together to create sculptures and adore you pair".



Pandemonia's attention was then drawn to an agitated Snowy.
P discovered the reason walking towards them, S’s pals Nefer Suvio and Nick Rhodes.
N&N had come from The Masters section where they'd fallen for an exquisitely carved 1890's marble head. 



   Still on the hunt for a thirst quencher Pandemonia and Snowy headed to the bar to be stopped in their tracks again, and exchanged a few pleasantries with fine artist photographer Wolfgang Tillmans , and his pal whose name escapes Snowy.
Wolfgang looked as pleased as punch with his solo show at the Maureen Paley Gallery from now to 24 of November.



From one happy bunny to another Mrs Jenny Halpern Prince, Sir Ralph Halpern's daughter made the news selling 50.1 percent shares of her company Halpern PR for £3 million. 
Snowy was intrigued by what Jenny intended spending her new found wealth on?



Snowy was swerved from goal by Sara Berman .
Sarah, a new face in the art world having done a stretch as a fashion designer she’s now jumped ship and by her arty mode of dress Pandemonia & Snowy reckon she's left fashion for good.



Walking the aisle Pandemonia and Snowy came upon Uscha Pohl editor of Very Magazine and artist Antonio Riello. 
They chorused "we love you" and Uscha pulled out her camera & snapped away.



Pandemonia & Snowy then entered a bag comparison scenario with Mum and daughter team.
Daughter swung her Hermes job to forefront, Pandemonia's red rubber bag assumed centre stage and mum in at the side with quilted Chanel number.  
It was all fun at the fair and Snowy for once wished he had a bag too.



Mum and her daughter had only just stepped away when Pandemonia and Snowy were besieged by Marina Kaloghirou.
Marina a gentle soul really only wanted to say, you’re "exceptional, beautiful and I’d like you to meet my friend".



  Pandemonia and Snowy were pressed for time and had to decline the offer and headed to the Jeff Koons sculptures.
While gazing at Koon's piece, P&S got into a delicious scrum with Mirka Tsoukaueli, Rani Papoutsani-Kontos and Christina Michaelides.
These Greek gals were lively company.
Then Rani put an end to merriment to pursue her search for art on behalf of her clients. 



Snowy’s attention was drawn to another lady Josefin Elfner with her soul mate and mens fashion designer Juan Acevedo.
Juan invited both Snowy and Pandemonia to his flag ship store opening on Kings Road the following week,



The next group of fun loving creatures were Sarah Golding, Jane Suitor and George Henry Longly.
Jane had been at the James Franco show.
And today Jane was hanging out with George, whose joint PV show Snowy had missed at Andor Gallery in E2. 



With more people crowding into the exhibition the temperature was beginning to soar, Pandemonia and Snowy wished they were at the tea rooms at Sketch.  
As fate would have it, the maverick of the dining and entertaining world Mourad Mazouz owner of Sketch & Momo's appeared.
Mourad thanked P&S for the Italian Vogue TV piece, and said "you two are always welcome Sketch, any time"



Next, Pandemonia whisked Snowy off to the Project 88 Gallery stand for a squint at Mumbai art.
Where the director Sree Goswami let on, "we have lots of great talent in India and you should pay us a visit"  



Pandemonia decided to take Snowy home on their way to the exit, P day dreamed about what it would be like to just up and go to India.
Then they ran into, the most charming married couple in UK.

Usha Mittal & her hubby Lakshmi who were suddenly mobbed by youngsters calling out Auntie to Usha.

In the taxi Pandemonia informed Snowy Auntie is an affectionate indian term for a female you hold with high esteem.
Snowy wished he had an Auntie like Usha too.

Links: Huffington Post London Frieze Art

photo/copy: Stephen Mahoney

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Multiplied Contemporary Art in Editions Fair



Contemporary Art in Editions Fair.
Art you can buy

18 -21 October 2013

Multiplied returns for the fourth time at the peak of the contemporary art season in London.

This year Pandemonia's print “ Shades of Blue” is being featured at the londonprintstudio stand. Copies of the print can be purchased at the London Print studio online Shop.


Pandemonia signing print

The fair is unique in offering contemporary art in editions, from prints and photographs to sculpture and artists' books, showcasing both established and emerging artists from a range of international galleries and collectives.

With free entry and works of art priced to suit every budget, Multiplied provides a unique opportunity for collectors, curators and enthusiasts to see and buy contemporary art in editions.

Fair Location
Christie's South Kensington
85 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3LD

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

The Macmillan De'Longhi Art Auction 2013

Snowy & Pandemonia riffled through their wardrobes and selected suitable garb to wear for the Macmillan De'Longhi Art Auction at London's Royal College of Art.



Outside the RCA, P&S were greeted by a troupe of photographers, and after being papped, they stepped inside.



Snowy was pleased to see his favourite pal and socialite Basia Briggs there.

Basia the resplendent was decked out in a pristine white ensemble, consisting of a knitted sweater teamed with on-trend flared summer weight pants—a perfect outfit for this hothouse.



From one chic gal to another, P&S met Donna Air.

Snowy was quick off the mark and recognised Donna's Arjan B attire, having seen these items at the Arjan B runway show.

Pandemonia was onto it too, clocking the De Beers diamonds.

She whispered into Snowy's ear, "These gems give Donna's getup the extra sparkle needed to host tonight's gig."

Being early birdies on this occasion, Pandemonia and Snowy had time and space to check out the 67 artists' donated works, from the likes of Mary McCartney's "Sparkle Dress" 1/10 limited-edition photograph to David Corio's silver-gelatin-fibre-based Bob Marley print.

P&S were interrupted mid flow by Bjorn Stern of SternArts Ltd., who sidled up and said, "I've put in a silent bid for your print."



Bjorn's gesture made Pandemonia and Snowy feel like dancing, so they gyrated towards the gorgeous Laura Whitmore, who tonight was on the decks DJing.



Laura enlisted Snowy, and together they pumped out the cool vibes to put the crowd in a relaxed mood.



As the place filled up, the party was really beginning to rock, and rocking up a great look was Lady Mimi Adamson.

Mimi told Pandemonia, "I'm here to lend my support, and don't you both look good?"



Another fervent supporter of the worthy cause was owner of Hyde Park Stables Richard Briggs.

Richard had a word in Pandemonia and Snowy's ear and moved on. P&S recognise Richard as a man who knows about art and indeed a fine filly when he sees one.



And there was no finer one than the Briggs family pal Zoe Griffin, editor of Live Live Like A VIP, although tonight Zoe's mind was elsewhere, because she was missing her own adorable pooch, Zizzi.

So, Pandemonia passed Snowy over to Zoe, who gave S a cuddle and a kiss.

Then, she headed off to get her celebrity gossip for her online magazine.



Pandemonia and Snowy had barely walked four paces before encountering Chrissie Reeves, showbiz editor for OK magazine, and her chum socialite lawyer Sinclair Sellars.

These gals were here for a night of fun, and P&S enjoyed every minute of their company.



With a spring in their step, P&S moved on towards the live auction room.

There, they were held up by fellow artist Jamie McCartney (no relation to Mary).

Jamie, as art lovers out there may know, is that guy to hit headlines with his "Great Wall of Vagina sculptures".

Yes, Jamie's a naughty lad but nowadays has toned it down a tad.

And Snowy means just a tad, because his donation tonight was "Shakti," an abstract photograph depicting a naked female—an image S thought even grandmamma would approve of.



At the live auction room entrance, Pandemonia and Snowy clicked glasses with the seductive A-List nightclub host Antoinette Alexis.

After they'd checked out each other's perfect skin tone, they went their separate ways—P&S to the live auction room and Antoinette to the bar.

Seated, Pandemonia and Snowy shared a serious moment with Alix Wooding, the UK head of Corporate Partnerships at the Macmillan Cancer Support, who invited everyone to watch a short movie about cancer.

The live auction followed and raised £28,420.

Later, P&S discovered the silent one that continued throughout the night had bumped up total sales to £70,000.



Back at the bar, Pandemonia and Snowy rubbed shoulders with Bertrand Coste, founder of Clerville Investment Management and director of Schlumberger Museum in France. Bertrand's guest was the elegant Olga Fedak from Ukraine in a muted outfit.



No night would be complete without Katia Elizarova, ex Chanel model come actress, who's now acting coach, and her pal is actor Benedict Cumberbatch, the onscreen star of Sherlock Holmes.

Snowy, having met Katia, hoped that Dr Watson isn't under the illusion that Katia is a present-day "Women in Green" and pondered this as he and Pandemonia bundled in a cab off to a late nightcap at home.

photo/copy: Stephen Mahoney