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Julien’s Auctions has announced property from the estate of Greg Lake as part of its Music Icons auction taking place on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The auction will feature guitars, memorabilia, stage wardrobe, personal items, tour ephemera and more owned and used by legendary singer, bassist, guitarist and producer Greg Lake of the English progressive rock supergroup, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, together with historical items by other music legends (to be announced), and will take...

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Published at the end of April, Conran/Quant: Swinging London – A Lifestyle Revolution by Geoffrey Rayner and Richard Chamberlain pays homage to ‘the Chelsea Set’, a bohemian, progressive clique that would change the course of sixties contemporary design, with a focus on Mary Quant and Terence Conran. “It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there have been...

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The French billionaire families that own two of the biggest luxury retail empires in the world have pledged a combined €300 million (£260 million) to help repair Paris’ iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral. The billionaire owners of the LVMH and Kering luxury goods groups have pledged a combined €300 million (£260 million) towards repairs to the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral. The Pinault family, owners of Gucci, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent parent company Kering, will...

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Coinciding with the opening of 58th Venice Biennale, on 9th May 2019 the Venetian island of Giudecca will see the official launch of the Giudecca Art District (GAD), founded by General Director Pier Paolo Scelsi and Artistic Director Valentina Gioia Levy. Building on the Giudecca’s significant contemporary art legacy and the island’s history as a liminal space, the newly established Giudecca Art District will be home to a permanent curatorial programme, linking new and existing...

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Nordic Tales, the first UK solo exhibition of works by Swedish artist Herman Lohe, opens at Fiumano Clase in London on 10th May 2019. The exhibition will feature recently completed paintings by the artist as well as works which span the artist’s creative career. Lohe is a multidisciplinary artist who identifies nature as his primary muse. His often disconcerting yet serene landscapes invite the observer to ponder their relationship with the natural world and universe....

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A special two-day auction event celebrating Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds will feature famous car, artwork, Western furniture, personal and professional wardrobe, awards, memorabilia from his alma mater Florida State University, and more. Julian’s of Los Angeles’ auction on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online at www.juliensauctions.com offers some of the most iconic and personal items of Hollywood legend, Burt Reynolds, the Emmy and...

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Victor Wong’s London exhibition Far Side of the Moon showcases the possibilities of combining technology and art, using his A.I creation Gemini. Gemini, an artificial intelligence ink artist, takes its name from the astrological sign represented by twins, a reference to the twin aspects of its A.I. mind and robotic body. Gemini took three years to build and programme. It plots 3D virtual terrain, while its arm dips its brush into ink and water, sweeping...

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Galerie Templon’s latest exhibition explores the fascinating dialogue between Anthony Caro (1924-2013), pioneer of abstract sculpture, and Jules Olitski (1922-2007), master of Colour Field painting. With a collection of works from the 1970s and ’80s, the new exhibition celebrates the unique creative friendship between the British sculptor and the American painter of Russian descent, companions for close to 50 years. Anthony Caro and Jules Olitski both paved the way to a new form of abstract...

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The annual Record Store Day returns on Saturday April 13th, for a 12th year of celebrations uniting music lovers and vinyl fans in every corner of the UK. Over 240 independent record shops are expected to take part this year, with hundreds of limited edition vinyl releases created exclusively for the occasion and free live performances and parties taking place up and down the country. Record Store Day was set up in 2007 to champion...

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Unmatched in his ingenuity, technical prowess, and curiosity, Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) epitomizes the humanistic ideal of the Renaissance man: a peerless master of painting, sculpture, cartography, anatomy, architecture—and more. Simultaneously captivating art historians, collectors, and the millions who flock yearly to admire his works, Leonardo’s appeal is as diffuse as were his preoccupations. His images permeate nearly every facet of Western culture—The Vitruvian Man is engraved into millions of Euro coins, The Last Supper...

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