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Sharon Alaghband

Raised in New York, in a diverse family, Sharon was presented with a varied – and often entangled – assortment of reference points from a very young age. Exposure to diverse cultures and travels, combined with her Middle Eastern backgrounds, cultivated an affinity towards history, languages, and a most resonantly, art. After earning her BA in Economics, Business, and Philosophy at New York University, she attended L’Universite Sorbonne, Paris, and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.

Currently, at Kim Heirston Art Advisory, Sharon is Diretcor of Research, evaluating works of interest at auctions, art fairs, and in private sales. Previous work experience includes Eykyn Maclean Ltd., London; Simon Dickinson Ltd., New York; Bonhams Auction House, New York; and Leila Heller Gallery, New York

 

Sharon Alaghband Previous Reviews

Fred Sandback - Vertical Constructions @ David Zwirner

533 West 19th Street FINISHED

And they are alive. They are the extension of our movements. The beams - and they are defined like laser - are full of energy, and they outline space. Somehow, the negative space becomes the positive. The area between the "outlines," - between the "works," - becomes the more important work.

13 votes, average: 4.69 out of 513 votes, average: 4.69 out of 513 votes, average: 4.69 out of 513 votes, average: 4.69 out of 513 votes, average: 4.69 out of 5
13 Votes

Nude: From Modigliani to Currin @ Gagosian Gallery

Chelsea, New York City FINISHED

The human body has been THE insatiable interest of mankind since the eve of recorded expression. We study ourselves. We study others. The nude - in the flesh - is the most familiar reality we know. We are presented with it, daily... our bodies, minds, relationships… immediate perceptions, ideas, fears. And of course, the nude never becomes obvious enough. It is still shocking. It surprises us. Moves us. Frightens us.

10 votes, average: 4.80 out of 510 votes, average: 4.80 out of 510 votes, average: 4.80 out of 510 votes, average: 4.80 out of 510 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5
10 Votes

LONDON: Australia’s Impressionists

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN FINISHED

Charming, light filled landscapes.

11 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 511 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
11 Votes

LONDON: Dulwich Picture Gallery

London Permanent exhibition

An impressive array of European Old Masters and historic British portraits. Two pictures you can't miss: Guido’s powerful San Sebastian and Rembrandt’s Girl at a Window

12 votes, average: 4.67 out of 512 votes, average: 4.67 out of 512 votes, average: 4.67 out of 512 votes, average: 4.67 out of 512 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5
12 Votes

LONDON: Eduardo Paolozzi @ Whitechapel Gallery

Tower Hamlets, London FINISHED

Considered the ‘godfather of Pop Art’, his collages, sculptures and prints challenged artistic convention, from the 1950s through to the Swinging Sixties and advent of ‘Cool Britannia’ in the 1990s.

15 votes, average: 4.20 out of 515 votes, average: 4.20 out of 515 votes, average: 4.20 out of 515 votes, average: 4.20 out of 515 votes, average: 4.20 out of 5
15 Votes

LONDON: Michael Andrews @ Gagosian

Mayfair, London FINISHED

In the 70’s he started painting with a spray gun, which is in part why you get that atmospheric, dreamy realism.

17 votes, average: 5.00 out of 517 votes, average: 5.00 out of 517 votes, average: 5.00 out of 517 votes, average: 5.00 out of 517 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
17 Votes

LONDON: Hockney @ Tate Britain

Westminster, London FINISHED

Sex, sunshine, sensitivity - from Bradford to Hollywood - it's all here.

42 votes, average: 5.00 out of 542 votes, average: 5.00 out of 542 votes, average: 5.00 out of 542 votes, average: 5.00 out of 542 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
42 Votes

LONDON: Michelangelo & Sebastiano

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN FINISHED

There is an incredible original Michelangelo work, The Risen Christ, that he started in 1514 before abandoning it a year later when he found a flaw in the marble.

28 votes, average: 4.29 out of 528 votes, average: 4.29 out of 528 votes, average: 4.29 out of 528 votes, average: 4.29 out of 528 votes, average: 4.29 out of 5
28 Votes

NYC: Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128. FINISHED

This excellent exhibition explores the collections of six early patrons of the museum, who brought to light some of the most significant artists of their day. Visionary indeed.

44 votes, average: 4.57 out of 544 votes, average: 4.57 out of 544 votes, average: 4.57 out of 544 votes, average: 4.57 out of 544 votes, average: 4.57 out of 5
44 Votes

GIACOMETTI @ Tate Modern

Bankside, London FINISHED

This exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Degas - as one of the great painter-sculptors of the twentieth century.

27 votes, average: 4.96 out of 527 votes, average: 4.96 out of 527 votes, average: 4.96 out of 527 votes, average: 4.96 out of 527 votes, average: 4.96 out of 5
27 Votes