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From 30th January to 2nd February 2020, the second Connect Art Fair comes to the Mall Galleries, St James, London, with a special ‘London Calling’ exhibition focusing on the famous London art schools, London artists and of course works featuring famous landmarks, as well as everyday London life. Connect – The Independent Art Fair is a new art fair, run by art dealers, bringing exhibitors and art buyers together in a fresh, informed, and vital...

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In its latest catalogue, Fifty Fine Items, Peter Harrington Rare Books has included some fascinating volumes with interesting inscriptions by Charles Dickens, HG Wells, DH Lawrence, Ian Fleming and Oskar Schindler. Among others the catalogue contains a superb presentation copy of Oliver Twist, inscribed by the author to his close friend William Charles Macready on the title page: “W.C. Macready from his affectionate friend Charles Dickens Christmas 1841.” Macready was an actor and theatre-manager and was...

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Art Paris has announced its 22nd edition as it returns to the Grand Palais from April 2nd-5th, 2020. In the 20 years since its founding, Art Paris has established itself as Paris’s major spring fair for modern and contemporary art, bringing together more than 150 galleries from over 20 countries. From the post-war to the contemporary period, Art Paris is a place for discovery, placing special emphasis on the European scene, whilst exploring the new...

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An exhibition about iconic German electronic music band Tangerine Dream, entitled Zeitraffer (time-lapse) is now open at the Barbican Music Library, London. The band Tangerine Dream was founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese in West Berlin. They were early pioneers of electronic music, who, with albums like Phaedra and Rubycon, laid the foundation for new styles such as Ambient and Trance. Championed in the UK by DJ John Peel, they found success on Richard Branson’s Virgin records...

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Modern British furniture manufacturing leads the world, with its design flair and traditional hand skills setting the highest standards. But what does it take to continue an illustrious history of furniture-making?  British furniture-making has always set the highest standards in design and manufacturing quality, and it’s fascinating to realise how much its styles and materials are influenced by world history.  From the Restoration period of the 1660s-1680s, when the return of the king and his...

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London Art Fair’s programme of daily talks, tours and workshops provide a timely review of the art market today, trends and topics emerging within the contemporary art scene, tips on building your art collection, artist’s talks and more; presenting the perfect setting for both the experienced collector and new art-world enthusiast. These events are free to attend for all visitors to the Fair. WEDNESDAY 22 JANUARY 2020 – TALKS 10.30am – 11.45am Building a collection:...

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After its debut at La Biennale di Venezia, 58th International Art Exhibition, May You Live in Interesting Times, Stan Douglas’ ambitious video installation work Doppelgänger will be exhibited for the first time in the UK at Victoria Miro, London, from January 31st to March 14th 2020. Doppelgänger will concurrently be on view at David Zwirner, New York, opening on January 16th 2020. Since the late 1980s, Stan Douglas has created films and photographs – and...

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Artcurial’s Winter sales at the Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo return on the 14th-16th January 2020, offering a striking array of luxury collectables, from fine watches and Hermès handbags to rare jewellery and stones including Lalique. Jewellery sale highlights (15th Jan) include: An opal-set Lalique neck plate from the Maurice Rheims collection (estimate: €150,000 – 200,000) A pink gold pendant necklace made of a square-cut blue-green diamond, a pear-cut yellow diamond and eight pear-cut pink diamonds...

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The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) holds its 303rd exhibition from the 19th to the 29th February 2020 at the Mall Galleries London, and Arts & Collections readers can get free tickets for two, saving £10 on the standard price. The RBA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of skill, concept and draughtsmanship in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. The exhibition is sourced from member artists and through open submission, to bring together...

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is presenting a major exhibition of over 25 works by leading Portuguese conceptual artist Joana Vasconcelos from 7th March 2020 to 3rd January 2021. One of the most prominent female visual art practitioners in the world, this is Vasconcelos’ largest exhibition ever held in the UK and YSP’s headline presentation for 2020 in a year of programming dominated by women artists. Bringing together works produced over the last twenty years, the...

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