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How can classic cars be preserved for the future? From ground-up restoration to electrification, here’s how the experts are saving superb automobiles With Bentley announcing that it would be launching an electric model in 2025 and switching to a fully electric line-up by 2030, clearly it’s time for owners of petrol-driven classic cars to think about what they can do to preserve their beloved vehicles for the future. Future emissions legislation aside, there are some...

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Venice remains a glittering symbol of civilization in an uncertain world. How does its art reflect its storied history? Petrarch, the fourteenth-century Tuscan poet, called Venice a mundus alter, “another world,” and the city remains unique in its appeal to the visitor in search of art, culture and history. Needless to say its physical structure, a cluster of islands connected by bridges and canals, is unusual enough – until the mid-19th century it was possible...

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Almine Rech London presents Water Drops, the first posthumous exhibition of Korean artist Kim Tschang-Yeul (1929-2021), opening on March 4, 2021. The exhibition will span the career of Kim Tschang-Yeul, who died in January 2021, and is conceived to celebrate the full scope of his artistic legacy. Kim Tschang-Yeul is considered one of the pre-eminent figures in the establishment of contemporary Korean art on the international scene, alongside Nam-June Paik and Lee Ufan. His work...

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Director of Artes Mundi, Nigel Prince, discusses the challenges wrought by COVID and Brexit and the impacts these have on showcasing the work of international artists “The arts is one of many industries navigating its way through the challenges wrought by COVID-19 and Brexit, but organisations such as Artes Mundi are dedicated to negotiating the terrain to ensure a thriving future of arts and culture. As an international arts organisation, based in Cardiff, UK and...

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With the sad death of Sir Sean Connery, and the 100th birthday of the character James Bond coming up, the secret agent has never been more in the spotlight, or under the hammer. So is now a good time to buy James Bond Memorabilia at auction? Sir Sean Connery’s sad death in October 2020 reminded us all that the character of James Bond remains as entertaining, controversial, and stylish as ever. With the 100th anniversary...

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Running a gallery in these uncertain times is a challenge – even more so opening a new one. Arts & Collections talked to Serena Dunn of Grove Square Galleries about the gallery’s approach (Image top of page – Marc Standing, Primordial Instinct) Opening in October 2020 with an inaugural show of work by painter Christopher Kieling, Grove Square Galleries in London’s exclusive Fitzrovia offers emerging and established collectors an avenue for exploration and discovery. Merging...

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In an uncertain economic climate, can private banking help to cope with market volatility? Uncertainty seems to be the keynote of the current economic climate. With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc with economies worldwide, Brexit sounding an unsettling note and political instability in America causing further confusion, it’s hard to know where to look for a steadying influence. The transition away from formerly reliable markets such as oil towards relative unknowns like sustainable energy makes...

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David Bowie’s image was as much a part of his art as was his music. In a luxurious new book, photographers including Terry O’Neill capture images of the rock icon Image top of page: David Bowie © Janet Macoska Many of us will have experienced a ‘WTF?!’ moment on first seeing David Bowie performing on Top of the Pops in 1972. In his Ziggy Stardust persona, eyebrows shaved and perversely androgynous, he seemed to be...

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Painter Sara Sherwood gave up a career in the City of London to become a full-time artist in 2005. But the city still influences her work, which includes large-scale oil-on-canvas cityscapes full of light and inspiration. We asked her about her process and the state of the art market. What brought you to painting, and what do you get from it? I loved art at school and one of the teachers really helped me express...

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Stunning photos taken by photographers from across the globe have been released as part of the CEWE Photo Award – the world’s largest photo competition. The 16 images have been submitted as entries to the Animals and Nature categories of this year’s competition, which aims to celebrate the best photography from across the globe. (Top of page – What are you looking at? by Emese Madarász-Grasselly). See also: Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020 Winners Announced...

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