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An art historian and former dealer in antique art, Thomas González was always passionate about art. He considers himself as a translator between the finance and the art world. Both live in their own realities and both are convinced that their view is the only real and firm access to reality. Yet together with his network of strong financial partners and private banks, he was able to pay out art loans of over one hundred...

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The former home of composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears thrills with an eclectic collection of contemporary art By Aston Lark Private Clients director Julie Webb There’s an immediate sense of fun when visitors arrive at The Red House, in Suffolk, with a ‘Beware of the dog’ sign on the gate – written in Greek. The former owners, composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears, owned a dachshund, so there’s a hint both of...

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When would you call on the services of professional valuers, and what skills can they offer? We asked the experts from Doerr Dallas A professional valuations firm can be called in for many reasons – including insurance, assistance in obtaining probate, family settlement and valuation for sale. Each one of these specific areas requires different knowledge of the item in question and the purpose for the valuation, as there are many different factors that need...

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There are several investments suitable for long term tax and estate planning, but investing in art, fine wine and other collectables has the added benefit of there being something tangible that you can enjoy. The comfort and security of knowing that your money is backed by an appreciating asset that can be used to preserve wealth is something that all investors aspire for. At Morrinson Wealth, although we can’t directly help you invest in these...

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Bentley Motors’ artist-illustrated ‘Unifying Spur’ has diversity and inclusion embedded in its heart.As European Diversity Month drew to a close in May, and Pride celebrations around the world were due to kick off, Bentley put out a statement, and a very visual one at that. The Unifying Spur is a uniquely-designed version of the iconic luxury sedan well known to Bentley’s customers and its fans, the Flying Spur. Emblazoned with a colourful wrap by an...

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Comitti Boats UK & Caribbean is debuting the next generation of Comitti boats with examples from the Breva and Isola model families this Autumn. The new dealership brings these iconic Italian motor boats to a much wider audience, across multiple markets and geographies. First glimpse of these will be at the Southampton Boat Show (September 2021) – perfect to showcase these classically designed motor boats to a UK audience, and the team will be offering...

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In November, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, an iconic Caribbean destination located on the shores of the picturesque St. Lucia coastline, will re-open with an enhanced guest experience through a variety of property renovations and experiential upgrades. Set to debut are nine accommodations, a plethora of upgraded culinary outlets, brand-new beachside fitness facility and expansive amenity enhancements including a refreshed spa and new main pool area. Additionally, with the new renovations, guests can still expect...

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Where should you live if you love art? Viewing it, appreciating it and collecting it. Here, Christopher Nye from The Luxury Property Show suggests some locations old, new and up-and-coming. Certain parts of the world become known for their art, whether that’s classical Florence, avant-garde Berlin or cool, elegant Paris. Places where there’s beauty all around are bound to appeal to a more aesthetic type. It’s no surprise that young Kate Middleton, now Duchess of...

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In this article, Bonhams’ vintage poster expert Richard Barclay explains the value behind ‘once here today, gone tomorrow’ travel posters.Richard Barclay is just about to travel from his home in Brittany to London on Eurostar to set up the latest Bonhams’ vintage posters auction. He is understanding, but frustrated, over recent travel restrictions and has witnessed lockdowns creating ‘a renewed nostalgia’ for holidays and travel – and, in turn, many more people are looking for...

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What are the implications of Anti Money Laundering regulations for the UK art market? Kenneth Mullen from Withersworldwide provides the answers In January 2020, art galleries, dealers, intermediaries and other art market participants (‘AMPs’) dealing in works valued at €10,000 or more became subject to UK Anti Money Laundering (‘AML’) Regulations (applying the EU’s 5th Money Laundering Directive). Consequently, as regulated businesses, AMPs are legally obliged to register with the UK regulatory authority for AMPs,...

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