EDITOR’S LETTER

Welcome to The Wick

— Katy Wickremesinghe
Dear All,

With the art world decamping to Miami, expect Instagram feeds to fill with palm trees, surf shorts and kitsch cocktails. There’s an insatiable appetite for glamour and fun worldwide, and galleries and collectors are outdoing each other to create unforgettable social experiences, with La Prairie Beach Club hosting indulgent treatments as well as a dance performance by Wen-Chi Su.

Monday night will see a bedazzled red carpet rolled out at the Royal Albert Hall for The Fashion Awards. Expect joyous colour, big volumes, sexy cutaway black dresses, diamonds and gold. Billy Porter is the flamboyant host of the evening. A pre-cocktail at Claridge’s to admire Kim Jones’ Christmas Tree will be in order. And don’t forget to pick up your authentic Milanese panettone — Marchesi 1824 , the Prada-owned bakery on Mount Street serves up the best.

All best wishes from me and the KTW family,
Katy
The Wick - Home

Objects of Desire

Manolo Blahnik, Lurum Gold Mesh Crystal Embellished Mules

The Wick - Princess Alia Al-Senussi
Monday Muse

Interview Patron of the arts Princess Alia Al-Senussi

Visual Arts
The Wick - Victor Seaward
Spotlight

Feature RCA graduate and artist Victor Seaward

Visual Arts
The Wick - Candida Höfer, Teatro Olimpico Vicenza, 2010

Viewing Candida Höfer: Libraries, museums and a theatre

The photographer’s eighth solo show at Ben Brown Fine Arts includes a selection of spectacular photographs of empty libraries, museums and a theatre across Europe

The Wick - Pippy Houldsworth Gallery. Jacqueline de Jong, De achterkant van het bestaan (The backside of existence), 1992. Courtesy the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. © Jacqueline de Jong (2021)

Viewing Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach is back for its first in-person event since 2019, with 253 of the world’s leading modern and contemporary galleries showcasing their very best works.

The Wick - Between the Two My Heart is Balanced, Lubaina Himid

Viewing Lubaina Himid

The British artist’s retrospective at Tate Britain traces her journey from her pivotal role in the British Black arts movement of the 1980s to winning the Turner Prize in 2017.

Dream & Discover

Discover Es Devlin

Visual Arts

“When creativity melds together with global issues, I believe you can bring the world together.”

Virgil Abloh