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London Art Week is launching with a new online platform for Summer 2020. London Art Week Digital will take place from 3rd – 10th July 2020, with a Private View on Thursday 2nd July. The format enables London Art Week to retain its unique community of international art dealers, auction houses, museums and sponsors, all working together in the creation of a special event online. London Art Week Digital has been created to augment the...

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Tate Britain has announced that all four of its galleries will be re-opening on July 27th after the coronavirus lockdown. Highlights of the revised programme will include Andy Warhol, Aubrey Beardsley and Steve McQueen. In a statement issues on June 30th, the Tate said: “We’re excited to let you know that all four of our galleries will be reopening on 27 July. “We’ve been working hard to welcome you back safely, so you’ll see a...

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Critically acclaimed artist, musician, song writer, and esteemed Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood will collaborate with country estate and stately home Ashridge House on a unique summer exhibition this August. Ronnie Wood x Ashridge House will see Ronnie present a considerable collection of original artworks including some of his most treasured paintings, a series of sculptures and a selection of etchings within the extraordinary interiors of Ashridge House in Hertfordshire. See also: Black Sabbath Rock...

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Auction house Christie’s has announced plans to change its structure to “reflecting evolving market demand and the collecting habits of clients” Its Impressionist and Modern department will be merged with the Postwar and Contemporary department in a new hybrid sector called “20/21,” or “20th and 21st Century Art.” The decision is seen as a sign that auction houses are being forced to make changes to reflect the current state of the market both in terms...

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British sculptor Simon Gudgeon, born in 1958, specialises in large pieces for public display – his signature smooth, semi-abstract style is seen in Hyde Park, and in the collections of Prince Charles’ Highgrove House in Gloucestershire and at the United States’ National Museum of Wildlife Art. But his career could have been quite different, as Arts & Collections discovered when we caught up with Simon in his Dorset home, set in the 26-acre sculpture park...

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Images by female photographers have been released to publicise the CEWE Photo Award, claimed to be the world’s largest photo competition, as it launches its latest edition. The 28 photos were submitted to last year’s CEWE Photo Award, a competition which aims to celebrate the best in photography across the globe. This year’s competition, now in its fourth edition, launched for entries on the 18th May and is open to everyone – from keen amateur...

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From The Shape of Things to Come to Lord of the Rings, fantasy and science fiction throws light on our society and the problems it faces. But for the book collector, the problem is to get to grips with this huge and exciting field. Sammy Jay, Literature Specialist at Peter Harrington London, guides you through the vastness of time and space… “The human imagination is an extraordinary thing – it is the engine that has...

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In a historic agreement, Prince’s estate has accorded his personal photographer Jeff Katz exclusive rights to sell limited edition hand-selected photographs printed from his original film. The collection includes some of the most iconic, world-renowned images ever taken of Prince from the celebrated eras of Under The Cherry Moon, Parade, Sign O’ The Times, Lovesexy, Batman, Graffiti Bridge, Emancipation and more. After being seen by Prince and Katz, these photographs were hidden away in storage....

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Author and activist Paola Diana has launched a podcast looking at business success, female empowerment, the world of luxury and the essentials of health and wellness. Unleashed: The Game Changers features 22 episodes with Paola interviewing leading lights in finance, design and entrepreneurship including Tessy Antony de Nassau, formerly Princess Tessy of Luxembourg; award-winning jewellery designer Sarah Ho; and natural food magnate Geeta Sidhu-Robb, founder of Nosh Detox. A native of Italy, Paola Diana achieved...

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As the global shift towards electric-powered vehicles continues to accelerate, Ionic Cars is breathing new life into iconic sports cars, giving them a future in the EV era. Working with legendary vehicles from the past, Ionic Cars, founded in 2019, is ‘re-making’ elite motors, combining high-tech battery-powered performance with classic good looks, while reducing carbon emissions. “Our main focus is on converting these (once) thirsty gas-guzzlers to zero-emission vehicles, to ensure their charm and allure...

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