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The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) has revealed the results of new research into the Prittlewell Anglo-Saxon burial chamber. First excavated in 2003, the small plot of land in Prittlewell, Essex revealed an astonishingly well-preserved burial chamber adorned with rare and precious objects; however, many of the burial chamber’s secrets lay concealed beneath centuries of earth and corrosion and have only been revealed now. The research, led by MOLA and funded by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council...

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Maddox Gallery is presenting an exhibition of paintings by Coco Dávez, in her first solo exhibition in the UK. Coco Dávez is the alter-ego of Valeria Palmeiro (Madrid, 1989). Self-taught and interested in utilising different artistic mediums such as photography, fashion illustration and painting, Dávez began her career in London in 2010 whilst working as an illustrator for Spanish newspaper El Mundo. Quickly recognised for her vibrant, identifiable style, Dávez has since collaborated with a...

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The Tate Modern has announced a major Andy Warhol exhibition as part of its 2020 programme across its four UK galleries. The gallery said there would be Warhol works many people were familiar with, including his pop images of the soup cans and Marilyn Monroe, as well as more rarely seen work from the 1970s that, curators argue, show his skills as a painter. Also announced are shows featuring the scandalous drawings of Aubrey Beardsley...

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The winners of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards are currently on exhibition at Somerset House, London. More than 800 photographs including shortlisted and winning image are on show until  May 6th. Winning and shortlisted images from the Award’s four competitions Professional, Open, Youth and Student, will be spread across the East and West Wing galleries of the venue. A unique curation of images by the Awards’ 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient Nadav Kander...

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The Folio Society has issued an edition of Kahlil Gibran’s best-seller The Prophet with the artist’s colour illustrations alongside his original text for the first time. The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written in English by the Lebanese-American poet and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf, has been translated into over 100 languages, making it one of the most translated books in history, and...

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The Design Museum, London celebrates the work of one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century in an exhibition from April 26th to September 15th 2019. The exhibition was previewed on April 25th, and opened by Kubrick’s widow Christiane, brother-in-law and executive producer Jan Harlan, daughter and photographer Katharina, co-curator Deyan Sudjic, and advisor Alan Yentob. The exhibition includes important works by designers Hardy Amies, Saul Bass, Milena Canonero and Ken Adam, art and...

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Named after Maximilian I’s literary alter ego, Freydal is the largest extant tournament book of the Late Middle Ages, inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World program. Taschen’s publication with Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum commemorates the 500th anniversary of Maximilian’s death, combining for the first time all 255 gold- and silver-heightened miniatures with an introductory essay and explanatory texts. Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) of the Holy Roman Empire treated the spectacle of his tournaments, hastiludes,...

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Julien’s Auctions has announced property from the estate of Greg Lake as part of its Music Icons auction taking place on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The auction will feature guitars, memorabilia, stage wardrobe, personal items, tour ephemera and more owned and used by legendary singer, bassist, guitarist and producer Greg Lake of the English progressive rock supergroup, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, together with historical items by other music legends (to be announced), and will take...

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Published at the end of April, Conran/Quant: Swinging London – A Lifestyle Revolution by Geoffrey Rayner and Richard Chamberlain pays homage to ‘the Chelsea Set’, a bohemian, progressive clique that would change the course of sixties contemporary design, with a focus on Mary Quant and Terence Conran. “It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there have been...

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The French billionaire families that own two of the biggest luxury retail empires in the world have pledged a combined €300 million (£260 million) to help repair Paris’ iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral. The billionaire owners of the LVMH and Kering luxury goods groups have pledged a combined €300 million (£260 million) towards repairs to the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral. The Pinault family, owners of Gucci, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent parent company Kering, will...

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