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The Apollo 11 Moon Landing is Recaptured Through Customised Helmets in “One Small Step” Exhibition

The fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on the 20th of July in 1969 is celebrated once again in the mesmerising One Small Step exhibition launched by The Other Art Fair. The exhibition features a total of twelve artists to reflect the twelve men to have walked on the moon.  The line-up includes an assortment of helmets from Anish Kapoor, Joana Vasconcelos, D*Face, Mr. Brainwash, Bran Symondson, UnSKilled Worker, Philip Colbert, Hayden Kays,...

César Pelli: The Architect of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf dies at 92

César Pelli, the architect of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf London, the second tallest building in the UK and major British landmark, has died at the age of 92. Born in Argentina, César Pelli held from an early age a definitive interest in architecture, which he pursued at higher education level at the University of Tucumán, in Northern Argentina. After the completion of his course, he worked as a project designer for Eero Saarinen...

Leo Villareal’s “Illuminated River” in London Will Become the World’s Longest Artwork

You might have already seen the fluorescent lights across London and wondered what they are. For those of you haven’t, Leo Villareal’s art installation of LED lights, produced with the help of architect, Lifschutz Davidson Sandiland is visible across all major bridges paralleling the Thames river in central London. The lights can be found at London Bridge, Cannon Street Bridge, Southwark Bridge and the Millennium Footbridge—another 11 bridges will follow suit over the course of...

American Contemporary Artist Joshua Hagler Brings Chimera Show to London

This July, Unit London presents Chimera, an exhibition of new, large-scale oil paintings by American contemporary artist Joshua Hagler. In his latest body of work Hagler addresses a range of contemporary societal issues, drawing in part from his experience growing up in Middle America throughout the Eighties and Nineties. This informed his preoccupation with topics such as evangelical religion, conflict and fading dichotomies such as right wing/left wing, hero/villain and good/evil. In his paintings Hagler...
Velázquez’s Lost Portrait of Feminist Icon Olimpia Pamphilj for Auction in Sotheby’s Old Masters Sale

Art FocusVelázquez’s Lost Portrait of Feminist Icon Olimpia Pamphilj for Auction in Sotheby’s Old Masters Sale

Diego Velázquez’s long-lost portrait of Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphilj will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on the 3rd of July as part of its Old Masters Evening Sale.The painting was lost for three centuries after its last reported appearance was in 1724; however, in the 1980s the painting was sold under a different name and eventually brought into Sotheby’s Amsterdam office. The mystery behind the lost painting doesn’t end there – an unusual cypher was found hidden at...
Lyon and Turnbull Launches “Bright Souls” Exhibition Focusing on Britain’s First Female Artists

Art FocusLyon and Turnbull Launches “Bright Souls” Exhibition Focusing on Britain’s First Female Artists

Lyon and Turnbull, one of the oldest fine art and antiques auctioneers in the UK, will be launching an exhibition titled, “Bright Souls”: The Forgotten Story of Britain’s First Female Artists.The exhibition aims to showcase the successes of the nation’s very first, female artists in the 17th century –  an era when the identity of women remained confined to the domestic sphere and women themselves held limited rights. Opportunities for women were scarce and job titles...
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