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I am an Artist

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It sounds cliche but I really believe I found The Art Hound at the right time.. And recently it’s not just me saying that, it’s all our wonderful customers and clients too. But my reasons are different to those trying to find a funky piece for their new home. My reasons are because over 10 months ago I would practically have an allergic reaction at the idea of calling myself an artist. For a long time in education you live in an isolated bubble of real hard work but not real world problems. The projects you receive are fake, but...

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Investing In Art

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According to the newspapers art was the fastest growing alternative investment last year, rising by 21%. This is very welcome news to gallerists and our clients alike. However there are many caveats and with forgeries, misnomers and myths shrouding the art market many people are easily put off or confused.  As dealers we know that buying wisely is crucial. At the Art Hound we source and buy works from all over the world ourselves so we are well aware of the complexity involved in investing well. We believe a good overall approach is to create a balanced collection. This means...

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This Ain't No Art Shop

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A good Art Gallery is a not a just shop to buy house decorations. A Gallery is cultural space. A place to champion creativity, thoughts, ideas both new and old, and to engage with art and its commentary on the world. It is a place to engage with culture and to escape the increasingly ubiquitous high street experience. Buying a great artwork is not equivalent to a simply buying a nice picture. Although of course great artwork may well be stunningly beautiful, it may also be initially challenging, disturbing, or confusing.  Many of us hate “shopping”; we loathe the nature...

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I'll Know It When I See It

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Last week I finished Edward Docx new novel “Let Go My Hand”. The character of the dying academic father takes his three dysfunctional sons to see the Palaeolithic cave paintings in France before he dies. The raw power of human creativity hits them hard. Art transforms us and makes us see the world afresh. It makes sense of our existence. Then I saw Spike Lee on TV discussing his new film “BlacKkKlansman”, speaking passionately about acts of creativity in the modern world, about how art can have an impact of our state of mind, how art influences the decisions we...

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The Art Hound Gallery Pop Art 'Pop' Up at Benets' Cambridge, King's Parade

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We're only just recovered from our first Central Cambridge 'Take Over'. Friday May 11th saw The Art Hound Team spread the Pop Art vibe to Benets' cafe on the famous King's Parade in the middle of Cambridge. As we hung works by Warhol and Robert Indiana, overlooking the stately King's College Chapel resulting in a fascinating juxtaposition, we pondered why many Cambridge people, living so close to London, seemed to often revel in a conservative approach to the arts, expressing amazement over the genres of work we stock. But our instinct that Cambridge needed a gallery with high end, cutting...

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