Colin Gleadell charts the rise of Annie Kevins in the Telegraph:
A modest success was achieved for British artist Annie Kevans at the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach, when all 10 of her works, shown on the stand of New York dealer Perry Rubenstein, were sold. Kevans, who paints small, psychologically charged portraits, was discovered while she was a student at St Martin’s by art consultant Flora Fairbairn, and her graduation show in 2004 was bought in its entirety by Charles Saatchi. Recently, she has been taken on by the Fine Art Society, who took her to New York for the Volta fair in March, when 43 of her works sold for £3,200 each. Her latest work can be seen in the Society’s Bond Street gallery in an exhibition entitled Ship of Fools, in which she looks at celebrities and the relationship between madness and success. Among her subjects are Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and Sir Winston Churchill. All priced at £3,500, 21 of the 35 works have already been sold.
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