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Imminence, a new climate-inspired public art commission produced by Artichoke – the creative team behind the nationally-acclaimed Lumiere Festival – will light up Bloomberg Arcade in the City of London from 5th December 2019. Commissioned by Bloomberg Philanthropies and designed by NOVAK, in collaboration with Hazel Dunn and Ed Carter, the immersive installation will illuminate the full length of Bloomberg Arcade with shape-shifting projections highlighting the impact of human-led climate change on our planet. Imminence...

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All four artists shortlisted for the 2019 Turner Prize have been named joint winners after they collectively argued that the judges should recognise the causes of “commonality, multiplicity and solidarity”. The award ceremony in Margate on Tuesday 3rd December made history as Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani were named the collective winners after they jointly wrote to the judges. Helen Cammock read out a joint statement on stage. The artists,...

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Drawing on key elements of its WAMM Master Chronosonic, Wilson Audio’s new Chronosonic XVX, retailing at £330,000 per pair, represents “a new paradigm at the apex of loudspeaker design”. The Chronosonic XVX builds on Wilson Audio’s former flagship model, the hugely respected Alexandria XLF. It is the company’s new top-of-the-line transducer, excepting the late Dave Wilson’s magnum opus, the WAMM Master Chronosonic – which can be built to order for anyone with £700,000 to spend...

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A beautifully executed work by celebrated Scottish artist Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935) valued at £150,000 to 200,000 leads Lyon & Turnbull’s forthcoming Scottish Paintings auction on 5th December in Edinburgh. An elegant example of Peploe’s mastery of colour and composition, Still Life of Roses and Pear will be offered alongside a number of important works by the other Scottish Colourists John Duncan Fergusson, George Leslie Hunter and Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell. The Scottish Colourists Samuel...

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London-based ‘hybrid store’ COS, which showcases both fashion and art, has announced its latest line-up of installations by young artists including Studio Mieke Meijer, Charlotte Taylor, Haar East and Cody Cobb. The exhibition at the historic Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross location is on until Spring 2020. Works include a light installation from Studio Mieke Meijer, The Space Frames, which explores physical and visual lightness, balance and stability. The new collection includes a unique array...

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Designed for the modern traveller, the Swiss-made watches in the collection start at €1,499.00 (approximately £1.350) including free worldwide shipping. Watch collector Matthew Cule created CuleM Watches by combining his two passions; a love of travel and luxury watches of the highest craftmanship. Each watch is delivered in a miniature elegant luxury ‘travel trunk’ box. CuleM’s World GMT Collection consists of three designs; The Portal, The Frame and The Lights. The dial of each watch...

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The Art Car Boot Fair returns to The Workshop in Vauxhall on December 1st 2019 for a one-off festive flash sale. A line-up of celebrated artists will create unique artworks that they will sell in person on the day at bargain prices. Prêt-à-Accrocher, the Art Car Boot Fair’s “Ready to Hang” Edition, promises to be an afternoon of feverish art buying, and the perfect opportunity to get special Christmas gift bargains. There will also be...

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World famous jewellers Tiffany & Co has been bought by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH for $16b. Apart from the Louis Vuitton, Moet and Hennessy brands which give it its name, LMVH also incorporates Christian Dior, Dom Perignon, Fendi, Givenchy, Bulgari, TAG Heuer, and Rihanna’s Fenty brand, among 75 luxury goods brands. In 2018 it claimed sales of €46b. Known for its ‘robin egg’ blue packaging, Tiffany & Co had suffered falling sales due to...

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Lucy Hardcastle, London-based interdisciplinary digital artist, has partnered with Pullman Hotels & Resorts to produce Luminesce, an original digital animation and installation inspired by our urban sensorial landscape and intended to inspire a sense of wellbeing. As part of its second annual Artist Playground by Pullman cultural initiative, the digital animation Luminesce has been commissioned by Pullman Hotels & Resorts and forms the basis of an immersive installation being showcased in the lobbies of flagship...

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A holographic artwork by performance artist Marina Abramović will be auctioned at Christie’s with an estimate of £600,000 next year. The Life (2019) was first shown at the  Serpentine Galleries, London in February, and uses ‘Mixed Reality’, showing the artwork through virtual reality goggles, but unlike full Virtual Reality, leaving the outside world partially visible. The 19-minute work, created using 32 cameras, involves Marina Abramović, dressed in red, appear to pace around her viewers. A...

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