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Two paintings by Chinese artist Xue Song are being sold at auction by Woolley and Wallis in Salisbury, giving English art lovers a rare chance to view and admire Song’s work. Xue Song’s studio burnt down in the early ‘90s and the fire destroyed nearly all his work, including oil paintings and calligraphy. Up until that point the artist, in his late 20s, had been struggling to find a direction or inspiration for his work;...

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French auction house Artcurial has three exceptional design sales scheduled for November 2019. Under the leadership of design experts Fabien Naudan and Emmanuel Bérard, the sales include Scandinavian Design on November 12th, French Masters on 19th November, and Italian Design on November 19th. Scandinavian design – 12th November 2019 Highlights of the sales include outstanding pieces by Hans J. Wegner, Alvar Aalto, Paavo Tynell and Poul Henningsen. Among those: Rare oak, cane and brass Dolphin...

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London Art Week has announced the line-up of exhibitors for its Winter 2019 edition, which runs from December 1st to December 6th in locations across Mayfair and St James in London. Open to art collectors, curators and the public the exhibitions span 5,000 years of art, from antiquity to the twenty-first century, with a core focus on Old Masters and pre-contemporary art. Among the exhibitors are: Didier Aaron | Ariadne Galleries | Bagshawe Fine Art...

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At the Sign of the Dial, a selling exhibition at Howard Walwyn Fine Antique Clocks  of Kensington Church Street, London takes place from 12th-26th November 2019. Featured items include a James Clowes Charles II period architectural walnut longcase clock from around 167o – 1675, valued at £180,000. The superb 10 inch square brass dial is signed on the dial plate below VI James Clowes Londini fecit. It has four winged cherub’s head corner spandrels, pierced...

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Emily Young, born in 1951 and described by the Financial Times as ‘Britain’s leading living stone sculptor’, is exhibiting her latest works at the Bowman Sculpture Gallery in St James, London, from November 21st 2019. Emily says of the exhibition: “All the pieces in this next show speak to the future: the stone is always born from the deep geological history of the planet Earth, and they are many hundreds of millions of years old....

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The tenth anniversary Modern Panic exhibition is at the Truman Brewery London from 8th -17th November 2019. Featuring over 70 controversial artists including Alien designer HR Giger, beat artist William S. Burroughs and fantasy illustrator Brian Froud, the exhibition showcases innovative, provocative, surrealist art and performance from an international line-up. For the past decade this annual exhibition has spearheaded and given a voice to artists whose work does not fit traditional galleries. Its ethos embodies...

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Art advisory firm Atelier 27 has curated a major artwork collection for London’s iconic Café Royal hotel. The five-star hotel, founded in 1863 by a French wine merchant, has been a landmark in the capital’s social scene for over a century, and Atelier 27’s styling pays tribute to its exceptional identity and honours its history, through an audacious yet refined selection of more than 600 art works and 2000 decorative objects. Atelier 27 collaborated with...

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New titles from luxury book publisher The Folio Society include a children’s classic, a colourful social document and a kung fu bestseller. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk, is a glorious new gift edition of Lewis Carroll’s immortal tale. No artist is better suited to illustrate this extraordinary dream world than Charles van Sandwyk. A self-taught calligrapher and illustrator, he has been compared to artists as diverse as Arthur Rackham,...

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Book publisher Taschen celebrates the 200th title in its Basic Art series with a volume on the work of Gerhard Richter. The series began in 1985 with the very first original Taschen publication and inaugural Basic Art title, Picasso. Since then 200 titles, translated into some 20 languages, have offered an introductory who’s who of art history, architecture, and design, claiming to be the world’s best-selling art book collection. Each title from the Basic Art...

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The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been revealed at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London, which develops, produces and exhibits the international competition. Hailing from the Chinese province of Qinghai, Yongqing Bao has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 title for his extraordinary image, The Moment, which frames the standoff between a Tibetan fox and a marmot, seemingly frozen in life-or-death deliberations. A powerful frame...

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