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Over 140 artists will take over the iconic Truman Brewery for the 34th edition of The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art. With an exciting new programme of events including guest exhibitions, site-specific installations, engaging workshops and curated projects addressing the fair’s global 2019 Greener Future theme, the fair offers a dynamic and immersive presentation of some of the most exciting and adventurous emerging artists from around the world. Overseen by The Other Art...

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A comprehensive exhibition of the work of controversial American artist Jeff Koons is at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, until June 9th. Koons himself together with Sir Norman Rosenthal curated the exhibition, which features 17 works, 14 of which have never been shown in the UK. They span the artist’s entire career and his most well-known series including Equilibrium, Statuary, Banality, Antiquity and his recent Gazing Ball sculptures and paintings. Koons is widely known for his iconic...

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Opera Gallery London has announced its show Transformation by one of Spain’s most acclaimed artists, Lita Cabellut. With works owned by celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Gordon Ramsay, Cabellut is the third highest selling artist in her home country, and has works exhibited around the world. Cabellut’s work is largely inspired by her backstory. The artist’s mother ran a brothel on the outskirts of Barcelona, and after Cabellut’s mother passed away when...

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The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s (ABA) annual flagship event Firsts – London’s Rare Book Fair returns for its 62nd year and will be held from 7th-9th June in Battersea Park. It is one of the world’s largest independent marketplaces for rare and out-of-print books. More than 150 exhibitors from around the world will showcase rare, unique and unusual works including signed first editions, maps, museum-quality manuscripts, art and ephemera. Firsts – London’s Rare Book Fair at...

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A humanoid artificially intelligent robot named Ai-Da is claimed to be the first robot capable of drawing people from life using her eye, and a pencil in her bionic hand. The designers say that using AI processes and algorithms, Ai-Da’s ability as a life-like robot to draw and paint from sight has never been achieved before, and will make Ai-Da an artist in her own right. Ai-Da is the brainchild of art impresario and gallerist Aidan Meller,...

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Heralding the latest development in the rapidly emerging field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) art, Sotheby’s will offer the first self-contained, generative work of Artificial Intelligence ever to appear on the market, as part of the Contemporary Art Day Auction in London on March 6. Titled Memories of Passersby I, Mario Klingemann’s groundbreaking installation comprises a wooden console table which hosts an AI computer ‘brain’, and two framed screens upon which the machine’s output – disquieting...

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The London Classic Car Show, taking place at ExCel from February 14th-17th, features a Classic Car Investment Forum hosted by Tiff Needell in the Supagard Theatre. Chaired by motoring journalist and presenter Quentin Willson, the Classic Car Investment Forum will bring together a panel of experts from a variety of firms that advise on classic cars, from lawyers and restorers to a finance house, accountancy practice and auction company. They will discuss the stabilisation of...

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The Folio Society has announced the latest titles in its catalogue of science fiction classics with new illustrations; Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys illustrated by Francis Vallejo, Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes illustrated by Tim McDonagh, and H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith. Founded in 1947, The Folio Society’s stated goal is to “create beautiful and authoritative editions of great literary works for readers”....

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Recently held in Geneva, the 27th SIHH (Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie) event attracted a record 23,000 devotees of fine watch-making including celebrities Pierce Brosnan, Bradley Cooper, Nicholas Hoult, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Rosamund Pike and James Marsden. The invitation-only industry gathering, cut from its previous five days to four, was the 29th edition. Organised by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie Geneva, SIHH started as a smaller alternative to international watch and jewellery...

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A forthcoming book tells the remarkable story of the Sikh Empire’s meteoric expansion in the late 18th century and its collapse half a century later, through a spectacular selection of over 100 rare and beautiful objects from the world’s finest private collection of Sikh art. Davinder Toor, widely acknowledged as the world’s leading collector of Sikh art, shares the history of some of the most fascinating items in his own privatecollection in the lavishly illustrated...

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