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Florence is one of those rare places where the past and present live side by side. The cobblestone piazzas, bell towers, fortresses and palaces of the Renaissance are now home to a contemporary international style. In the same streets that nurtured the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, new Florentine artisans, designers and artists continue to impress the world with their ravishing creations. At Palazzo Tornabuoni beauty is seamlessly interwoven in thirty-eight elegant residences...

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s painting ‘Untitled’ sold for a record $110.5million at auction––this both set a personal auction record for the artist and the record for a work sold by an American artist at auction. The presale estimate for the piece, an already profitable $60 million, was exceeded after a mere ten minutes. Untitled by Jean-Michel Basquiat is a landmark canvas created by the artist in 1982, very much in the early stages of his career. But...

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Sotheby’s May series of Chinese art sales finished last night and realised a combined total of £6,537,125 / US$8,481,920 / HK$66,158,976 – a sum more than the pre-sale estimate of £3.4-5 million. Among the sales of Chinese art were a series of important Chinese art that had previously been unseen on the market for 40 years and this, along with the rarity of the pieces, sparked an intense interest from collections. Returning to Sotheby’s London...

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A Diorama Map of London by Japanese photographer Sohei Nishino, estimated to be worth between £12,000 and £18,000 is going up for Auction on 19 May as part of the Sotheby’s annual sale of Photographs. In creating his Diorama Map of London, the artist, Nishino, assumed a role of the flâneur, wandering the city for days and months, capturing images from every angle. Sifting through the thousands of photos taken he eventually settles on and...

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Secluded, secret and serene, Coco Privé Private Island in the Maldives is one of the world’s most exclusive private islands. There’s nowhere in the Maldives, or anywhere on earth, quite like Coco Privé;
 an entire island that is dedicated to you, your family and friends. Surrounded by a stunning House Reef filled with a plethora of marine life, and soft white sandy beaches, the island is located in North Malé Atoll, just an hour away...

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Maison Boarini Milanesi takes us on a journey back to the Renaissance with a look behind the scenes of the sources of inspiration for their marvellous Italian handbags. Unique and personal Italian handbags—this is the philosophy of Italian Maison Boarini Milanesi. With their beautiful creations, inspired by Italian art, the Maison breathes new life into a luxury market, which appears to have lost its soul alongside genuine exclusivity. Maison Boarini Milanesi perfectly embodies that unique...

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Cycling has had a history of growth and style during the 19th century in Paris. Maison Tamboite, artisans in continuing the legacy and art of bespoke bicycles describe the art of cycling in Paris. Since its creation in the 19th century—and wherever it is practiced—cycling has always been a pleasurable sport; it combines the enjoyment of discovering new landscapes and the thrill of simply riding. Cycle tourism is said to have been invented in France...

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The Saatchi Gallery in London has announced a new exhibition: PAINTER’S PAINTERS: Artists of today who inspire artists of tomorrow. Featuring work from distinctive modern artists Richard Aldrich, David Brian Smith, Dexter Dalwood, Raffi Kalenderian, Ansel Krut, Martin Maloney, Bjarne Melgaard, Ryan Mosley and David Salle, the free exhibition will run from 30 November 2016—28 February 2017. The exhibition celebrates the striking works of painters who are inspiring a younger generation of artists emerging from...

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Jewish Museum London will highlight the work of British-Jewish ceramicists in the exhibition Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal, from 10 November 2016 – 26 February 2017. The exhibition explores how Jewish émigré ceramicists changed the face of British studio pottery, as well as how they influenced a generation of British-born post-war ceramicists. The show also looks at how contemporary Jewish ceramicists are reflecting their Jewish identity through their work. The work...

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