The stage is set: 'REBEL' exhibition launches in London on historic night

All the world’s a stage, and every October all the players make their entrances on the London art scene. From the galleries who launch their newest exhibitions to auction houses hammering down on their latest prized artworks to numerous weekend long art fairs; in this time the capital becomes the undisputed centre of the art world.

The launch night for Reem Gallery’s inaugural London show brought together art admirers, passers-by, collectors and artists into one merry and vibrant evening. Being surrounded by more traditional art dealers, our selection of carefully curated artists has been very well received as a welcome addition to the Mayfair and St. James area. It seems deep down there is a rebel in all of us.

Around the corner at Sotheby’s auction house, Banksy’s ‘Girl with Balloon’ sold for just over £1 million pounds and then was instantly shredded infront of aghast onlookers! An historic event for sure that was broadcast globally across news channels. A timely reminder too that despite its infancy, the street art movement is one of the most talked about genres in the world today and will no doubt have a lasting legacy.

You can catch Reem Gallery’s ‘REBEL’ exhibition until October 30th at Mason’s Yard, St. James’s in London.

Banksy's 'Girl with Balloon' voted nation's favourite artwork

'Girl with Balloon', photo taken by Reem Gallery at the Banksy 'Guerra, Capitalismo & Liberta' exhibition in Rome 2016.

From the streets of London to the hearts of millions around the world, Banksy's iconic 'Girl with Balloon' has now been voted by the Great British public as the most loved artwork to have been created on these shores.

The poll consisted of 2,000 voters and was launched by Samsung to co-inside with the release of their new television, known as The Frame; which when not being viewed acts as an monitor for a selection of pre-installed artworks.

Currently Reem Gallery has artworks available from 5 of the top 20 most loved artists; Banksy, Jack Vettriano, Peter Blake, David Hockney and Stik.

Details of the nation's favourite artworks below:

1 Banksy Girl with Balloon

2 John Constable The Hay Wain

3 Jack Vettriano The Singing Butler

4 JMW Turner The Fighting Temeraire

5 Antony Gormley The Angel of the North

6 LS Lowry Going to the Match

7 John William Waterhouse The Lady of Shalott

8 Peter Blake Sgt Pepper album cover

9 Hipgnosis and George Hardie Dark Side of the Moon album cover

10 George Stubbs Mares and Foals in a River Landscape

11 Thomas Gainsborough Mr and Mrs Andrews

12 John Everett Millais Ophelia

13 Andy Goldsworthy Balanced Rock Misty

14 David Hockney A Bigger Splash

15 Bridget Riley Movement in Squares

16 Anish Kapoor ArcelorMittal Orbit

17 Stik A Couple Hold Hands in the Street

18 Maggi Hambling Scallop

19 Henry Moore Reclining Figure

20 Jamie Reid Never Mind the Bollocks album cover