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The Folio Society is to publish the first ever illustrated edition of Mario Puzo’s genre-defining gangster novel The Godfather, a brilliant and brutal story of Mafia feuds in post-war New York. This sensational new title is lavishly illustrated with atmospheric artwork by Robert Carter and an exclusive introduction by Jonathan Freedland. One of the best-selling novels of all time, The Godfather’s impact on popular culture since its publication in 1969 is immeasurable. From Francis Ford...

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Graffiti artist Banksy has lost a legal battle over one of his most famous artworks with a greetings card company. The artwork, known as Flower Thrower, depicts a masked protester throwing a bouquet of flowers. It first appeared on a wall in Jerusalem in 2005, and was appropriated by a UK-based card company, Full Colour Black, for use on greetings cards. Banksy successfully applied for an EU trademark for the work in 2014, and in...

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On October 5th 2020, Sotheby’s presents one of the rarest and most coveted wonders of nature: a highly important 102.39 carat D Colour Flawless Oval Diamond. Only seven D colour Internally Flawless or Flawless white diamonds over 100 carats have been sold at auction, making this the eighth. In an unprecedented move, this perfect diamond will be offered without reserve. This approach marks the first time in auction history that a diamond of this calibre,...

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From 16th to 22nd October 2020, Artcurial will hold a sale and exhibition of the Jeanne Moreau Collection, comprising nearly 300 lots, including wardrobe items, jewellery and unpublished photographs. Jeanne Moreau, who died in 2017, was an actress in the theatre and cinema, a director, author and performer. The tribute sale comprising nearly 300 lots comes largely from the artist’s wardrobe as worn in films and at award evenings. There will also be items of...

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Terence Conran, designer, businessman, philanthropist, and founder of the Design Museum, died on Saturday 12th September at the age of 88. Through a series of parallel careers, Sir Terence Conran had a greater impact than any other designer of his generation, revolutionising everyday life in contemporary Britain. Born in 1931, Terence Conran studied textile design at London’s Central School of Art. Leaving studies in 1948 to seek full time employment, he set up a workshop...

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Dame Diana Rigg, who has died at the age of 82, enjoyed a long and distinguished acting career on stage, in film and on television. She is probably best remembered as action girl Emma Peel from The Avengers, but the range of her work spanned everything from Shakespeare and James Bond to camp comedy. Praised portrayal Born Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg near Doncaster in 1938, she was brought up in India where her father worked...

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A huge hidden archive of models, props, scenery and scripts linked to Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson has come to light after more than 30 years, and will be auctioned by Ewbank’s in November. Cleared from Bray Studios after Anderson’s production company wrapped up its final series of Terrahawks in the mid 1980s, the archive became the property of Julian Bell, a driver and handyman at the studios who was gifted it by one of the...

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This autumn, mixed media artists Pierre et Gilles present at Galerie Templon’s Rue Beaubourg, Paris space a set of works created over the past two years. Famed for the part 40 years for their iconic portraits fusing painting and photography, the duo is unveiling their most introspective and critical work to date. For the exhibition, they use their astute observations of society to concoct bittersweet pieces that reflect the contradictions of our era. The exhibition...

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The Folio Society brings Robin Hobb’s genre favourite fantasy novels The Farseer Trilogy to life in a spectacular three-volume set, with an introduction specially commissioned by the author, and fifteen ethereal illustrations by award-winning fantasy artist, David Palumbo. Bringing together Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin’s Quest, this trilogy includes illustrations depicting Robin Hobb’s fascinating characters and vast landscapes with exquisite detail, delivering a realistic medieval tone within a rich tapestry of magic and otherworldliness....

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JD Malat Gallery is pleased to announce Presence in Absence, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Ian Cumberland, from 7th September to 5th October 2020. Born in Banbridge in 1983, Cumberland is best known for his hyperrealist portraits of isolated subjects in detailed interiors, exploring themes of mass media culture, surveillance and the notion of the human ‘self’ (image top of page: Ian Cumberland, Panopticon, 2019/20 Oil on linen, 100 x 180 cm).  Presence in...

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