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Dreweatts auctioneers is to offer an exceptional private collection of rare pianos in a landmark sale on September 23rd, 2021. The collection was amassed by David Winston, who holds a Royal Warrant as Restorer and Conservator of Pianos to HM the Queen. It comprises 26 unique instruments dating from the 18th century to present day. Among those expected to achieve the highest bids is a rare 1925 Pleyel grand piano fitted with an original ‘Auto...

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park is presenting 399 Days by Rachel Kneebone in the unique environment of its 18th-century Chapel from July 10th. The artist’s most ambitious sculpture to date, 399 Days is named after the length of time it took to make. Over five metres in height, it comprises 63 exterior panels. Monumental in scale yet exquisite in detail, it echoes historic sculptures such as Trajan’s Column, a plaster cast of which is displayed in the...

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Britain’s most popular little pony, Teddy the Shetland will grace The Goring’s Garden with his presence this August as their ‘pony in residence’. For just over two weeks between 16th-31st August, Teddy will pack his saddle bags and live in The Goring Garden in a beautifully constructed stable by Monarch Equestrian. Alongside being an international Instagram sensation @teddytheshetland with 156K followers and fans all around the world, Teddy is also a Goring family member –...

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Curator Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli, co-owner and Director of the Hua Gallery Contemporary Chinese Art Specialist, has launched a specially curated exhibition, Mindscapes in collaboration with HOFA Gallery, London. The exhibition runs until July 15th in-gallery and virtually for all to see. (Above – Wang-Ziling, Half of the Blossoms, 2020, hardened acrylic and polymer, 110x78x4cm) The landscape painting tradition is one of the most venerated art forms in China, and still maintains a relevant position in...

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The inaugural art presentation by ‘auction house to the stars’ Julien’s of Beverley Hills, Degrees of Separation, had a VIP opening and reception on June 24th. The sale of over 50 original never-before-seen works and collaborations from today’s most acclaimed artists of contemporary art, photography, street art and music was a new departure for the auction house, and was held at Julien’s famed gallery in Beverly Hills. Works from the artists Blek le Rat, RISK,...

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He’s one of the most controversial and collectable artists in the world – as his work comes to the Maddox Gallery, London, we ask – who is Jerkface? New York based street artist, Jerkface may operate anonymously under a moniker that is as witty as it is elusive, but he’s become one of the most collectable contemporary artists in the world. His latest body of work, Villainy, a solo exhibition at the Maddox Gallery London,...

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Original photographs of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Robert Plant and Elton John performing in their pomp come for sale at Sworders next month. The Design sale on July 14th includes a cache of prints taken by music photographer Ed Finnell at legendary gigs held in Los Angeles in the 1970s. (Top of page – Ed Finnell (American, b.1956) ‘Mick Jagger – The Rolling Stones, Tour of The Americas’ Los Angeles Forum, 13 July 1975 gelatin...

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A new gallery in Cambridge, UK combines prehistoric antiquities with modern masterpieces. Introducing a new concept for art connoisseurs, collectors and the curious alike, a new gallery, Extraordinary Objects, has launched in Cambridge, UK, profiling a fascinating assembly of artwork, sculptures, antiquities and natural history objects. From a 68-million-year-old dinosaur skull, to Banksy sculptures, the Extraordinary Objects collection celebrates curiosity and adventure, displaying modern masterpieces alongside rare fossils and minerals. There is no specific genre...

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Painter Lily Lewis’ exhibition Safe Places aims to raise awareness for domestic abuse victims. (Top of page, Lily Lewis with Unknown 9.) In partnership with Petersham Nurseries and UK charity, Refuge, the artist’s new collection shines a light on the complicated and often silent suffering of domestic abuse victims, cases of which have risen by over 61% in 2020 over lockdown. Running from June to July 2021 at The Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden, the...

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The jury for the UK’s largest international contemporary art prize Artes Mundi has unanimously decided to award the prize to all six artists shortlisted this year, in recognition of this time of exceptional social and economic upheaval and to acknowledge the outstanding quality of their individual practices, and the powerfully relevant work that has been either been newly created or reconfigured especially for the exhibition. Artists Firelei Báez (Dominican Republic), Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa),...

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