The latest exhibition features a selection of world-renowned artists which the Opera Gallery deems to be masters of their craft ó Ron Arad, Damien Hirst, Pierre Soulages, Julian Opie and Andy Warhol. However, the small event, which has just 50 paintings and installations on display, also includes works from lesser-known artists, including Arman and his homage to Van Gogh's Starry Night Over The Rhone.
A statement from the gallery said: "Inexorably drawn to the beauty, kudos and increasing celebrity surrounding art and artists, Londonís well-heeled continue to purchase art, and with other countries desperate to align themselves with the West, a new international art-buying community has opened up a brand-new and wealthy revenue stream."
Contemporary Masters is on at the Opera Gallery, 134 New Bond St, London, W1S 2TF, until 2 March. Entrance is free. For more details visit OperaGallery.com.
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