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Two world famous figurative painters, Frank Auerbach and Tony Bevan, come together in artistic dialogue for the first time in Frank Auerbach / Tony Bevan: What Is A Head?. The exhibition, postponed from November, now takes place from 7th December 2020 – February 2021 at Ben Brown Fine Arts. The exhibition, curated by internationally renowned curator and author Michael Peppiatt, features portraits by two of Britain’s leading figurative painters, Frank Auerbach and Tony Bevan. This...

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Although Ian Fleming did not provide James Bond with a birth date, John Pearson’s official fictional biography of the agent does, and it turns out that 007 would have turned 100 on November 11th, 2020. Coinciding with the centenary and the passing of Sean Connery aged 90 is Ewbank’s Auctions’ James Bond memorabilia sale, aptly titled A Time To Buy, on November 20. Ewbank’s have been holding dedicated Bond auctions for some time, with additional...

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Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry speaks out in a candid new interview for The Arts Society Magazine’s winter issue, out on November 2nd. Interviewed by British art historian Jacky Klein, Grayson Perry provides his unconventional take on how Covid-19 has affected the art world and beyond. He also discusses coping with uncertainty and rising to the challenges of being an artist living in the future as well as the bigger picture, from the nation’s...

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It seems that traditional hobbies and pastimes are back in favour, as model train maker Hornby has steamed back into profit, and auctioneer Ewbanks has exceeded estimates with a sale of rail collectables. Toymaker Hornby announced a 33 percent jump in sales in the six months to September, saying that coronavirus lockdown had apparently persuaded many families to focus on traditional hobbies. The firm which also owns the Scalextric car racing, Corgi diecast model and...

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Lyon & Turnbull’s Decorative Arts: Design since 1860 auction on November 2nd-3rd includes important works by both Archibald Knox (1864-1933) and Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). The Live Online auction will be on view in the company’s historic Edinburgh saleroom. Archibald Knox’s designs for Liberty & Co. are very well documented, especially his designs for their Tudric and Cymric ranges (top of page). They enjoy a global reputation. Famously, Hollywood actor Brad Pitt is a fan...

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In what has become a popular annual tradition, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards committee has announced the winners of its all-comers competition. The overall winner of this year’s competition is Mark Fitzpatrick, for his photograph entitled Terry the Turtle Flipping the Bird. Up against 7,000 entries from all over the world, Mark’s image emerged as a clear favourite with the judges. The image was captured when he was swimming with the turtles off Lady Elliot...

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A huge collection of boxed model trains and associated collectables – much of it in largely untouched condition – is expected to fetch over £10,000 at Ewbank’s Auctions in Surrey on October 28th. Built up over many years by a dedicated collector, the huge collection of models from brands including Hornby, Bemo and Tyco only came to light when his sister went to clear out his house after his death. Much of the collection is...

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Pseudonymous street artist Banksy’s 2005 work Show Me The Monet has sold for $9.8 million at Sotheby’s in London. The second most expensive Banksy piece the art world has seen at auction, the piece is a parody of Monet’s water lily paintings with added traffic cones and shopping trollies. Sotheby’s said the piece “presents a dialogue on the impact of the corporate world on our environment and the sacrifices made at the expense of so-called...

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To mark the centenary of Helmut Newton, one of the most important and controversial photographers of all time, Zebra One Gallery is curating a powerful retrospective of his most iconic, influential or rare images. Helmut Newton: 100 Years will launch at the Hampstead Gallery on 31st October – which would have been the late photographer’s birthday – and runs until until 14th November. The exhibition features 18 original, vintage silver gelatine prints showcasing the widely...

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The winners of this year’s Association of Photographers Awards have been announced in an online video. Following thousands of entries from both professionals and emerging photographers, the winners were chosen in each category by a panel of esteemed judges. Emerging Talent Curated by Katy Niker, Director, Katy Niker Ltd. “It was a huge honour to be asked to judge the first ever AOP Emerging Talent Award. The sheer diversity and & high standard of the...

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