Cynthia Corbett In Conversation with Jean Wainwright

Gallerist Cynthia Corbett in conversation with art historian and Warhol expert Jean Wainwright. Thank you for this inspiring discussion. ūüôŹ

Jean Wainwright is an art historian, critic and curator living in London. Her areas of expertise are in contemporary art and photography, with particular reference to Andy Warhol, on whose life and works she is an internationally recognised expert. As a writer and academic she has published extensively in the contemporary arts field, contributing to numerous  catalogues and books as well as appearing on television and radio programmes (including Woman’s Hour, Today Programme, Channel Four and the BBC). Her Audio Arts Archive (begun in 1996) is still continuing and to date she has interviewed over a 1,800 international artists, makers, photographers, filmmakers and curators, 177 of her published interviews conducted for Audio Arts went online at the Tate in 2014.

 

Her international exhibitions include My Search for Andy Warhol’s Voice 2011 & 2012, Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea, 2014, Gestures of Resistance, 2017, The Data Battlefield, 2017, Powerful Tides, 400 Years of Chatham and the Sea 2018, and Another Spring 2018.

 

Wainwright’s practice as an art critic most prominently features interviews with international artists, photographers, filmmakers and curators. Her interviews can be found in the numerous books and catalogues she has contributed to, and her work has been published extensively in the media, including Audio Arts, The Art Newspaper, The Art Newspaper TV (for which she won an IVCA award), Art World, The Guardian, Art Review and Hotshoe.

 

As a presenter and interviewer, Wainwright has covered all the major art fairs and events over the past 15 years, including Frieze (London), Art Basel in Miami and Basel, the Venice Biennale and The Armory (New York).

 

Wainwright has also collaborated on a number of corporate arts projects for Futurecity, including Heathrow Terminal 2 (Slipstream), Grosvenor Waterside, Gilt of Cain, Ebbsfleet Valley and BT Connected World. She is also a consultant for Quintessentially Art. She is also a committee member of Fast Forward Women in Photography.

British Artist Deborah Azzopardi‚Äôs Playful Pop Fantasies Are Now On View In A New London Exhibition | Artnet News

The show at Cynthia Corbett Gallery is on view online and in person by appointment.

Red lips, stilettos, and comic-book-style thought bubbles define the work of artist Deborah Azzopardi, who has been infusing her works with a decidedly feminine language for over 35 years.

Now, London‚Äôs Cynthia Corbett Gallery is presenting ‚Äú35 Years of Azzopardi,‚ÄĚ a major retrospective of her work that will include a number of her most famous pictures, on sale for the first time.

The works are humorously sexualized, provocative, and full of art-historical references to Manet’s Olympia, Fragonard’s The Swing, and many other works. The artist’s recognizable style is reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein, but her lines are more curvilinear and pointedly sensuous.

The style has won her some impassioned fans. ‚ÄúAmerica has Lichtenstein, we have Azzopardi!‚ÄĚ the art critic Estelle Lovatt once remarked. ‚ÄúSometimes you just want to curl up under a blanket. With a good book. A piece of chocolate. A man. This is what Deborah Azzopardi‚Äôs pictures make me feel like doing.‚ÄĚ

For the exhibition, Azzopardi will be donating 20 percent of the sales proceeds from a selection of works to the British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel.

See images from ‚Äú35 Years of Azzopardi‚ÄĚ.

Read full interview here.

 

Carry On Creativity Online Exhibition 4 May – 31 July 2020

At this time of separation and social-distancing, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery and Artsy are coming together virtually to raise much-needed funds for The Trussel Trust providing aid to the most vulnerable that are always impacted the hardest when a crisis happens. Click here to see this exclusive exhibition running 4th May – 30 June 2020. 25% of all sales will be donated to The Trussell Trust. The Trust is a nationwide network of food banks providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty as well as people suffering economic hardship in this current crisis.

I am delighted to present these two artworks: ‘Save the Date’, 2018 and ‘The Great Escape’, 2015. This is the last one available from ‘The Great Escape’.

View the online exhibition on Artsy.

 

‘Save the Date’ at Christie’s BFAMI Auction

British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel
Gala Dinner & Art Auction

‘Save the Date’ is now available to view at Christie’s London ( King St, SW1Y 6QT)

Event information
Christie’s
8 King Street
St James’s, London
SW1Y 6QT

VIEWING
24 Jan, 11am – 4pm
25 Jan, 2pm – 5pm
26 Jan, 2pm – 5pm
27 Jan, 9am – 4pm

GALA DINNER & AUCTION
28 Jan

Delighted to have donated this work to the BFAMI Auction, courtesy of The Cynthia Corbett Gallery. The proceeds from the sales will support multicultural projects, run by Art Museums in Israel, enabling children from underprivileged backgrounds to reveal the magic of art.

BFAMI 2020 Auction is now live and ready for online bidding. Click here to place your bid.

 

Photos Harrison Galgut

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A Decade of Deborah | 14 October – 14 November 2019 ‚†Ä

A Decade of Deborah
Celebrating 10 Years of Partnership
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“The art of Deborah Azzopardi is at once playful, humorous, popular, heartfelt and incredibly technically skilled. I continually ask Deborah how she has such a steady hand when composing her masterful drawings and she usually replies that her years as an illustrator for Disney gave her meticulous training as not even a line could be out of place. What is then extraordinary is how the constraints of drawing so perfectly never interfere with her unlimited imagination, subject matter and sheer joy of her painting. There is no question – she is a Pop Art Genius! “ Cynthia Corbett, Director The Cynthia Corbett Gallery‚Äč

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London Live Interview with Deborah Azzopardi

Thank you, Luke Blackall from  London Live for a great interview! Cynthia Corbett and me had the great privilege of being invited for the final London Go on London Live. Thank you all who made this possible!

The exhibition at Catto Gallery is open to the public till 29th April 2019.

 

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Thank you, @lukeblackall from @londonlive for a great interview! @cynthia_corbett¬†and me had the great privilege of being invited for the final London Go on #LondonLive. Thank you all who made this possible! (Video part 1) The exhibition at @cattogallery is open to the public till 29th April 2019. ūüí• . #DeborahAzzopardi¬†#PopArt¬†¬†#ArtistEdition¬†#popart#AmericaHasLichtenstein#WeHaveAzzopardi¬†#UKartist #exhibition¬†#popart¬†#popartexhibition¬†#hampstead¬†#cattogallery #peterblake #ContemporaryArt¬†#fineart¬†¬†#limitededition¬†#female¬†#feminine#divinefeminine¬†#womenempowerment¬†#thefutureisfemale#powerfulwomen¬†#whattoseeinmiami#womeninthearts¬†#womanonamission #Cynthiacorbettgallery

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Thank you, @lukeblackall from @londonlive for a great interview! @cynthia_corbett¬†and me had the great privilege of being invited for the final London Go on #LondonLive. Thank you all who made this possible! (Video part 2) The exhibition at @cattogallery is open to the public till 29th April 2019. ūüí• . #DeborahAzzopardi¬†#PopArt¬†¬†#ArtistEdition¬†#popart#AmericaHasLichtenstein#WeHaveAzzopardi¬†#UKartist #exhibition¬†#popart¬†#popartexhibition¬†#hampstead¬†#cattogallery #peterblake #ContemporaryArt¬†#fineart¬†¬†#limitededition¬†#female¬†#feminine#divinefeminine¬†#womenempowerment¬†#thefutureisfemale#powerfulwomen¬†#whattoseeinmiami#womeninthearts¬†#womanonamission #Cynthiacorbettgallery

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Thank you, @lukeblackall from @londonlive for a great interview! @cynthia_corbett¬†and me had the great privilege of being invited for the final London Go on #LondonLive. Thank you all who made this possible! (Video part 3) The exhibition at @cattogallery is open to the public till 29th April 2019. ūüí• . #DeborahAzzopardi¬†#PopArt¬†¬†#ArtistEdition¬†#popart#AmericaHasLichtenstein#WeHaveAzzopardi¬†#UKartist #exhibition¬†#popart¬†#popartexhibition¬†#hampstead¬†#cattogallery #peterblake #ContemporaryArt¬†#fineart¬†¬†#limitededition¬†#female¬†#feminine#divinefeminine¬†#womenempowerment¬†#thefutureisfemale#powerfulwomen¬†#whattoseeinmiami#womeninthearts¬†#womanonamission #Cynthiacorbettgallery

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Cocktails with Deborah Azzopardi | Saturday 3rd November, 6.30 – 7.30 pm at Home House, London

Launching¬†a brand new silk screen by Deborah Azzopardi – ‘SAVE THE DATE‘, Limited Edition. There are only 15 available, each image¬†with silver leaf. The Artwork is being shown at Home House in London and at Art¬† Miami Fair, USA in December, but it is a case of see it while you can at Home House.

Please join us for cocktails and an intimate¬†‚ÄėIn Conversation‚Äô with Deborah Azzopardi and Cynthia Corbett,¬†at Home House, private members club,¬†in the in the Vestibule Bar, House 21.

Tickets £15 pp + Booking fee (a cocktail is included in the ticket price)

Book you ticket

Address: 20 Portman Square, Marylebone, London, W1H 6LW.
Nearest Tubes: Bond Street & Marble Arch

 

‘SAVE THE DATE’, Limited Edition,¬†October 2018.
Image size 34 x 34in (86 x 86cm). Frame size 115 x115cm. Edition of 15.
With Silver leaf. 410gsm. Somerset Satin tub. Premium anti-reflective glass.

 

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