Maisie Linford

Arts and Culture Reporter

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Arts and Culture Reporter with SEO and print experience

CNN Style
Long-forgotten family portrait sells at auction for $1.4 million

Written by Maisie Linford, CNN When hairstylist Christine Davis sat for a painting by a friend in 1971, she could never have expected it to earn her family $1.4 million five decades later. But in the intervening years, the artist, Ben Enwonwu, came to be known as one of Africa's greatest modernists, painting subjects including Queen Elizabeth II and Nigerian princess Adetutu "Tutu" Ademiluyi.

CNN Style
Banksy's 'Devolved Parliament' sells at auction for $12.2 million

Written by Emily Dixon Maisie Linford, CNN British artist Banksy's " Devolved Parliament," a satirical oil painting depicting the House of Commons filled with chimpanzees, has sold at auction in London for a record-breaking £9,879,500 ($12,200,000), after going on display in Bristol in March to mark the first missed Brexit deadline.

CuratingtheContemporary (CtC)
Yoshua Okón: Future Shock

Mexican video artist Yoshua Okón's work crosses the boundaries between reality and fiction, art and politics. He blends staged situations, documentary, and nightmarish illusions to create a context to better understand the contradictions and unbelievable nature of the world we live in. His first solo-show in London Future Shock, curated by Giulia Colletti, showcases his...

The Guardian
Online Only: Secrets of the seat filler

Theatre in London can mean an expensive night out. While lots of venues have their own schemes for cheaper tickets, another option is to join the ranks of the paperers. A feature on their rise in The West End

Hackney Citizen

A feature on older women artists in Hackney <

Hackney Citizen
Mozart Imitates life

Grimeborn Arcola Theatre review : Kim Kadashian opera "It isn't going to break the internet"