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After a period of closure due to coronavirus, Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti, which opened in 2019, and Lefay Resort Garda are now reopening, Dolomiti on 25th June and Garda on 2nd July. Lefay Resorts’ second luxury eco spa resort is constructed in a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Italian Dolomites in the ski area of Madonna di Campiglio, the largest in the Trentino region. The new sustainable mountain resort offers Lefay’s award winning...

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Rare bookseller Peter Harrington‘s latest literature catalogue is its first to specialise in fantasy and science fiction, with rarities spanning a broad selection of popular and specialist genres. A rare first edition of Mary Shelley’s The Last Man in original boards is a timely highlight of the selection, with the novel set among the last survivors of a global pandemic at the end of the 21st century. The last time another copy of this rarity...

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JD Malat Gallery is offering all UK-based artists the chance to showcase and sell their work at the prestigious Mayfair Gallery from 1st-8th July in Isolation Mastered, a unique group exhibition of 20 artists who demonstrate a creative response to the COVID-19 isolation period. The committee carefully reviewing submissions include Dylan Jones, Gavin Rossdale, Gavin Turk, Robert Montgomery, Sotheby’s Institute’s Professor David Bellingham, Art Dealer Simon de Pury and artist Katrin Fridriks. Leading the committee...

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Actress and writer Dame Emma Thompson and Zebra One Gallery have joined forces for the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2020, to celebrate, support and mentor aspiring female artists and help them advance their careers. The competition, organised by curators Ecclestone Art and named after an 18th century Fuller’s pub and restaurant in Hampstead,  is sponsored by Dame Emma Thompson, Zebra One Gallery, Cass Art Hampstead and Women in Art Fair. Emma Thompson said:...

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The organisers of the Turner Prize have announced the cancellation of his year’s edition. Instead, 10 bursaries of £10,000 will be awarded to selected artists. Normally, the shortlist for the controversial modern art prize would have been announced by organisers Tate Britain at this time of year, usually to the bafflement and derision of the public. An exhibition would have opened in the autumn with the winner of the £25,000 prize announced in December. Alex...

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Fluorescent Smogg’s new online show opens for a private view on 21st May 2020 at 6-10pm, and to the general public online from 10am on 22nd May, running through to 28th June 2020. Set up by UK artist Sickboy with the aim of being “the finest quality art rendering, limited edition creating and art show production house in urban contemporary art”, Fluorescent Smogg’s next show is described as “a cutting edge, immersive group show, that...

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Nike Air Jordan 1 sneakers game-worn by basketball hero Michael Jordan in 1985 sold at auction at Sotheby’s for $560,000 – the new world auction record for any pair of sneakers, surpassing the previous record set at Sotheby’s for the Nike 1972 Nike Waffle Racing Flat ‘Moon Shoe’ sold for $437,500 in July 2019. Following a bidding war which drove the value up by $300,000 within the final twenty minutes of the sale, the pair...

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A rare Chinese imperial vase found in a Scottish country house topped the Asian Art sale held ‘behind closed doors’ by Lyon & Turnbull on May 13th. The Qianlong (1736-95) mark and period painted enamel lotus vase sold at £45,000 was one of 14 lots consigned by the Earls of Crawford and Balcarres of Balcarres House in Fife. The estate, commanding a view across the Firth of Forth, has been home to the Lindsay family...

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Today, May 18th, is International Museum Day. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to increase public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society, and it has been steadily gaining momentum ever since. In 2019, International Museum Day garnered record-breaking participation with more than 55,000 museums hosting events in some 150 countries. This year, with museums all over the world suffering from the effects of the...

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The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has extended its deadline for submissions for the 2020 competition by a month. The final deadline for submitting entries is now June 30th 2020 at 11.59 BST. The organisers say they have already had some excellent entries for this year’s Awards, but “as this year is not a normal year, we thought a little extra time would help everyone.” Prizes include trophies, Nikon and ThinkTank photographic equipment and a safari...

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