Beginning a week-long look at art gifts for Christmas on FAD magazine Tabish Khan the @LondonArtCritic has picked 5 Christmas gifts – no need to blow the budget and great gifts for even those who don’t celebrate Christmas.
Perhaps the most heartening coronavirus development in art has been the development of the Artist Support Pledge, whereby works are offered for sale for up to £200, and when an artist sells £1,000-worth they pledge to spend £200 supporting another artist. Over 250,000 works have now been posted on Instagram at #artistsupportpledge, generating over £20m! Naturally, quality is variable at that quantity, but it is easy enough to access artists you like through their own Instagram accounts. I posted some examples in my 22 April column. Here are three more who appealed to me…
This week he’s picked 5 fantastic initiatives from artists adapting to lockdown includes: Selling art, making masks, Minecraft, virtual private views and inspiration.
The scheme initiated by Sussex-based painter Matthew Burrows has proved a roaring success: over 70,000 works have been posted for sale via Instagram at #artistsupportpledge, and business has been brisk.