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Book publisher Taschen celebrates the 200th title in its Basic Art series with a volume on the work of Gerhard Richter. The series began in 1985 with the very first original Taschen publication and inaugural Basic Art title, Picasso. Since then 200 titles, translated into some 20 languages, have offered an introductory who’s who of art history, architecture, and design, claiming to be the world’s best-selling art book collection. Each title from the Basic Art...

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The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been revealed at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London, which develops, produces and exhibits the international competition. Hailing from the Chinese province of Qinghai, Yongqing Bao has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 title for his extraordinary image, The Moment, which frames the standoff between a Tibetan fox and a marmot, seemingly frozen in life-or-death deliberations. A powerful frame...

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In an ambitious sculpture conservation project, 14 monumental 19th century naval figureheads have been saved from decay and are to go on display in The Box in Plymouth, the largest museum and art gallery space opening in the UK next year.   The Box, a £40 million complex that completely transforms, extends and combines the original City Museum and Library buildings and St. Luke’s Church, to create new galleries, a striking elevated archive with learning...

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Following his successful London shows, Marco Grassi’s Don’t Be Just a Pretty Face comes to HOFA Gallery, Los Angeles from 18th October-6th November, 2019. Italian contemporary artist Marco Grassi is set to exhibit his most recent art collection, Don’t Be Just a Pretty Face, in a solo show at HOFA Los Angeles in Fall 2019. This comes after the success of his solo exhibition at HOFA’s Mayfair gallery, London, in April this year. Marco Grassi...

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Barcelona Gallery Weekend’s 5th edition will expand more than ever throughout the city and beyond with exhibitions and artistic interventions in public spaces The fifth edition of Barcelona Gallery Weekend will take place from 10th to 13th October 2019, with the participation of a total of 27 galleries from Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat and Santa Margarida i els Monjos. With Composiciones, its programme of artistic interventions in public spaces, Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2019 will highlight...

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The Design Museum London announced on October 7th 2019 that Tim Marlow (above, image by Cat Garcia) has been appointed as the new Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum. He replaces Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black who stepped down as Co-Directors. Tim Marlow is currently Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts. Tim Marlow, a curator, writer and broadcaster, was Director of Exhibitions at White Cube for over 10 years before moving...

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This October, luxury goods brand Montblanc presents a travel-themed pop-up in collaboration with celebrated contemporary artist, Philip Colbert. Open between 15th and 20th October at 47 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields Market, London, the pop-up store will showcase Montblanc’s travel line, specially designed for luxury, business and lifestyle customers. To mark the occasion, Philip Colbert has customised 49 black cabin-size #MY4810 trolleys with a painted limited- edition logo design. Colbert’s tailored #MY4810 trolleys will be constructed to...

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Wallace Chan’s first solo show in the UK, SHAPESHIFTER: The Multiverse of Wallace Chan, ran at Asia House in London from 14th-17th September 2019. Previewed at a busy launch event on 13th September, the exhibition featured 20 jewellery pieces realised using Wallace Chan’s latest innovation – a super-strength porcelain that is five times harder than steel. Also on show were 10 titanium sculptures, demonstrating the jewellery artist’s mastery of both materials. Ambition Tracing the development...

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Until the 2nd November 2019, the UK Colour Pencil Society is showing its 16th World of Coloured Pencil exhibition at the Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick, Cumbria. The UKCPS has been exhibiting in the Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick since the very early days of the society and Museum Manager, Tracy Strong, is among the judges for this year’s awards, which are sponsored by pencil manufacturer Derwent. This is a UKCPS members exhibition with the...

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Guernsey’s Auction House will be conducting the sale of the original and only 21st century bronze cast of the 16th century figure of Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse and Rider on Wednesday October 30th at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The last occasion that a work of art attributed to the great artist became available was 2017, when Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi brought $450 million at auction. It was the highest amount ever paid at...

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