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HomeAuthorAnetha Sivananthan, Author at Arts & Collections

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First held by the International Art Association on April 15th 2012 in accordance with Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, World Art Day is a testament to the different displays of artistic talents across the fine arts. Art as Oscar Wilde describes it is the ‘most intense mode of individualism that the world has known’ and thus for this World Art Day, we have compiled our round up of internationally acclaimed artists. With celebrations occurring across the...

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What comes to mind when you think of holiday destination Ibiza? For most people the association is with wild nightlife, great weather and wonderful beaches. But this magical Mediterranean spot is also a Mecca for artists who arrive every Summer to be inspired by the White Island’s natural beauty. So what other role does art play in Ibiza? Ibiza Gran Hotel, the most famous hotel on the island known for its sophistication and luxury, has...

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Sotheby’s New York Fine Jewels auction offers selections from modern and classic designers including David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels, Elizabeth Gage, Tiffany & Co. and Chanel. From classic white diamonds to top quality stones, the fine jewels are tailored to match every look, from a bold, gold daytime display to diamonds to dazzle your way through the evening. Chanel Ear Clips Estimated at $3000 to $5000, Chanel’s beaded gold surmounts are accented by round...

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On Tuesday April 2nd, Sotheby’s fourth sale of Modern and Contemporary African Art in London amassed £2,316,625 / $3,023,196 (pre-sale estimate: £1.5-2.2 million / $2-2.9 million), creating new auction records for 11 artists in this category. El Anatsui, a contemporary Ghanaian artist, led the sale with his metallic aluminium bottle cap tapestry titled Zebra Crossing 2, achieving £1.1 million / $1.4 million (est. £550,000-750,000); the competitive bidding for the shimmering tapestry realised the third highest price...

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The Nautilus Maldives is transforming the ultra-luxury experience through its offer of ‘absolute freedom’. The 26-house private island owned by a Maldivian hotelier and founding father of tourism in the region, will offer guests a sanctuary free from space and time, promising to indulge every desire. Conceived as the ultimate retirement vision, the tiny private island – only 250 metres in diameter – is designed to resemble an exclusive private home with each house and residence...

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Last night The Peninsula Hotels, Official Hotel Partner of Art Basel Hong Kong, hosted a gala event to celebrate the launch of Art in Resonance, a multi-year global contemporary art programme, attended by guests Pom Klementieff and Bianca Brandolini. In a continuation of the group’s ethos of innovation, The Peninsula Hotels has worked alongside curators Isolde Brielmaier and Bettina Prentice to commission work from artists who are poetically pushing the boundaries of their mediums and engaging...

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Though hit by high exhibiting prices and some big-name absences, annual watch and jewellery show Baselworld, run this year from March 21st-26th, still commands the attention of the luxury goods market. After a drop from around 2,000 exhibitors to around 600 in recent years, the future of the Swiss show seemed in doubt, and the absence this year of Swatch and all its sub-brands hasn’t done it any favours. However, so long as leading watch brands...

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On April 2nd 2019, Sotheby’s is launching a Modern and Contemporary African Art auction to exhibit masterpieces by renowned Sudanese artists. The line up will include artwork from Ibrahim El Salahi and Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq, who helped found the Khartoum School in Sudan, alongside artwork from Salah Elmur and Hussein Shariffe. Formed in 1960, The Khartoum School was a modernist art movement formed to simulate the changing face of the newly independent Sudan, from Anglo-Egyptian...

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The Phillips Photographic auction, occurring on the 4th of April at 450 Park Avenue, New York, will be exhibiting and selling a multitude of prints from different genres across the 20th Century. A viewing of the auction will be held from the 27th of March to the 3rd of April. The auction will be led by a rare, exhibition-sized printing of the 1981, Sie Kommen, Paris (Dressed Naked) by Helmut Newton and a distinctive large-scale...

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Internationally renowned artist, Faiza Butt and award-winning writer and art historian, Dr. Sona Datta have spoken out about artistic inequality at a recent event hosted by the Stellar International Art Foundation. Held at the Church House in Westminster on the 5th of March, the event was curated to discuss the major issues affecting artists globally, with a particular focus on the enabling the discussion about gender and cultural prejudice in the art world today. In...

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