Young Masters Art Prize 2017

ART EXHIBITION: I attended the private view for the Young Masters Art Prize yesterday at Gallery 8 just a few roads along from the Royal Academy. It features work by modern artists which pay homage to the Old Masters. Watch out for the brilliantly talented Dutch artist Isabelle Van Zeijl. Her art looks like classic figurative painting but take a closer look and you’ll realise…perhaps it isn’t a painting. Click link for article

Launch of Whats Hot London? Magazine

LAUNCH PARTY: I’m chillin’ with staff and writers of Whats Hot London? Magazine (which I’m editor of). We’re at the Piccadilly Institute celebrating our first print edition.

Near the club one of our writers Safeena Chaudhry bumped into the ‘golden woman’ on our front cover. She is a street performer who can be found posing as a human statue near Eros, Piccadilly. Here she has already changed out of her costume but is still covered in gold makeup



The Black Prince of Florence

BOOK REVIEW: Official court records from the 1500s show that Renaissance Florence was ruled by the ‘half negro’ duke Alessandro de Medici. Check out my review of Renaissance historian Caroline Fletcher’s book The Black Prince of Florence.