HomeAuthorAnetha Sivananthan, Author at Arts & Collections

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Arguably, the legal issue causing most concern in the art world at the moment is the introduction of the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5 AMLD), which is expected to be implemented into UK law by the 10th January 2020, regardless of Brexit. The art market is perceived as an easy target for criminals wishing to purchase art as a means of laundering the proceeds of crime. This directive applies to dealers, auction houses and other...

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The stresses and anxieties of modern life can give rise to challenging psychological conditions. Often, a single solution such as psychotherapy or drugs is not a successful approach. Now a Swiss clinic is pioneering a multi-disciplinary approach to psychological well-being, tailored to the individual patient. Located on the beautiful Gold Coast of Lake Zurich, the CALDA Clinic specializes in rehabilitation programs for psychological health, bringing together techniques from multiple disciplines of medicine, such as psychiatry...

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Led by volunteers, the biennial exhibition “Art the Arms Fair” (ATAF) makes a comeback this year on the 3rd to the 13th of September. ATAF presents an artistic viewpoint in opposition to the DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) arms fair taking place this year at ExCeL in London Docklands from the 10th  to the 13th of September. ATAF will present art works from artists across the globe; the line-up includes Peter Kennard, Guerrilla Girls and...

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Sotheby’s New York’s “Selling Exhibition” celebrates the art of collecting with an assemblage of artworks and sculptures inspired by the tastes of two most influential lines of collectors, the Chatsworth and Cavendish families. Inspired by Chatsworth: A Selling Exhibition revisits the country house aesthetic, via its splendid collection of 18thcentury silver, commissioned portraits of nobility, captivating biblical paintings, diamond jewellery and domestic items. Original Compositions Giovanni Battista di Jacopo Rosso, otherwise referred to as Rosso...

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With international dealing, online sales, complex restitution cases and issues of provenance shaking up the art market, a collector may require a good lawyer more than ever. Anetha from Arts & Collections talks to LALIVE’s art law and private client specialists to unearth the legal issues affecting the art market. Anetha at Arts & Collections: What do you believe are the main legal challenges affecting the art world at the moment? Sandrine Giroud, Art Lawyer...

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The value of Krakow is cemented in the evocative history of its monuments. Here, you can behold views of grave-mounds, churches from different periods, the royal castle, the oldest university in Poland, tenement houses and many relics of the past. Historical and cultural merits ​​make the old capital of Poland very popular among tourists who come here every year to enjoy the amazing atmosphere of this city. It must be remembered, however, that Krakow has...

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Celebrated Parisian artists, François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, spent five decades working together at their house and studio near Fontainebleau. Now Sotheby’s will be providing observers and fans of Parisian art with a complete, first look into the influence of naturalism on Claude and François- Xavier Lalanne’s oeuvre. A total of 280 works are set to be exhibited from 19th-23rd October, followed by a two-day auction titled, “L’Univers Lalanne” from the 23rd to the 24th of...

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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,...

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Are you the ultimate hoarder of sneakers? Well, we have nothing but good news for you – Sotheby’s in New York have partnered up with Stadium Goods to present “The Ultimate Sneaker Collection Online.” In addition to an astonishing 100 pairs of the rarest sneakers, the highlight of the auction will include one of Nike’s original pair of running shoes, otherwise known as the 1972 Nike Moon Shoe. Geoff Hollister handmade the 1972 shoe, according...

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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...

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