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What is the tourbillon, and how is it significant in watch design? We look at one of the most ingenious ‘complications’ ever invented The tourbillon, now over 200 years old, is one of the most exquisite and complex mechanisms ever conceived. Intended to solve a problem in time-keeping by the application of physics, it became an engineering challenge which still absorbs watchmakers – and fascinates collectors. It was on June 26th in 1801, or as...

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Private sales are generating a lot of business for auction house like Sotheby’s. But how does this discreet sector of the market operate? Auction houses like Sotheby’s are perhaps mostly associated with the excitement of live auctions (whether in person on online), but there’s another side to the business which is less well-known. Private Sales works discreetly and seamlessly with buyers and sellers of world-class works of art throughout the year, independent of the auction...

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Newlands House presents Joan Miró: La Gran Belleza, an intimate retrospective of the artist’s work, within the historic setting of Newlands House in Petworth, West Sussex from 1st May 2020 to 4th July 2021. Reopening to the public following the national lockdown, Newlands House announces details of its third exhibition, Joan Miró: La Gran Belleza (1st May to 4th July 2021): a survey of significant works by the pioneering modern master. Joan Miró (1893 –...

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Winston Churchill’s Art and His Inspiration to Paint Winston Churchill’s Art has sold for record prices at auction. But what inspired the great man to paint?   Paintings by Sir Winston Churchill have sold at Christie’s in London for record prices. One, Tower Of The Koutoubia Mosque, (seen above), owned by Angelina Jolie, sold to an unidentified buyer for £8.285m. The sale price was almost four times the upper pre-sale estimate and it also beat...

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A consignment for Ewbank’s upcoming single-owner film poster collection is so large that the auction house has had to delay the auction by a week in order to complete cataloguing it. But the size of the Michael Armstrong collection, now set for May 7th, is not its most important feature, as Ewbank’s partner and specialist Alastair McCrea reveals. “The outstanding factor is its condition. Michael Armstrong was the longstanding and final projectionist at The Regal...

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Maddox Gallery has established itself as an international force in contemporary arts. We asked Creative Director Jay Rutland for his insights into the market  Founded in 2015, Maddox Gallery has quickly established itself as an international powerhouse within the world of contemporary and modern art. With five locations in London, Gstaad and Los Angeles showcasing some of the most respected blue-chip, established and emerging artists, the galleries attract both seasoned and aspiring collectors looking to...

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Albert Watson’s Star-Studded Career ‘Creating Photographs’. From Alfred Hitchcock to Kate Moss, legendary Scottish photographer Albert Watson has captured some of the most iconic figures of modern life during his 50-year career. Albert Watson has now compiled some of his top tips and most fascinating experiences into a beautifully illustrated book filled with bite-sized lessons on technical advice, inspiration, creativity and how to get your foot in the industry door. The book, Creating Photographs from...

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Grove Square Galleries has announced Rewild, a solo exhibition by British artist Orlanda Broom, from 29th April – 11th June 2021. Featuring a new series of paintings created over the course of the last lockdown year, these buoyant works provide a colourful escape from our current state of being. Through her signature lush and saturated style, the artist depicts worlds both fantastical and surreal, absent of human or animal but abundant with sprawling nature. Broom’s...

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JD Malat Gallery is re-opening with the dynamic solo exhibition A Certain Blue Enters Your Soul, by the Icelandic painter Katrin Fridriks. From 12th April until 9th May 2021, A Certain Blue Enters Your Soul will present Fridriks’ newest body of work which focuses on the centrality of blue to our universal histories. Aiming to underline JD Malat Gallery’s role as an encompassing space for the London public to reconnect after the lockdown period, the...

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10 Russian Art, Culture and Luxury Highlights, from Fabergé to Pussy Riot The Soviet Union’s, and now Russia’s, place as a political bogeyman in the 20th and 21st centuries doesn’t obscure its position at the forefront of art and culture. Indeed, some of the most shockingly modern and revolutionary art movements have come from modern Russia, perhaps as much as anything in reaction to its imperialist past. Heritage The repository of over three million works...

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