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Mayfair Art Weekend takes place from Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June 2019. The event sees art galleries and fashion houses across Mayfair and St James’s staging a rich array of exhibitions, tours, performances, talks and site-specific installations. The weekend will kick off with the Gallery HOP! evening viewings from Friday 28th June, 6-8pm. Highlight events include a live jazz performance at Cynthia Corbett Gallery and an immersive soundscape created by DJ Cedric Bardawil...

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Despite the rise of the mobile phone and smartwatch, traditional wristwatches are by no means obsolete. In fact, driven by the passion of many small, individual designers, there’s a powerful movement to bring back the wristwatch as a statement of style, personality and individuality. One of the most striking stories is that of Atelier Wen, a young brand formed by a team of French and Chinese designers with the aims of taking high-quality Chinese mechanical watches into the mainstream. It’s an open secret that even in a...

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Dutch artist and photographer, Isabelle van Zeijl, who creates striking photographic self-portraits merging references from the Old Masters with modern-day consumer imagery, has her largest solo exhibition to date from Monday, 24th June, at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall, London. Confronting the significance of aesthetics throughout history and society, the artist produces the scenes entirely independently, from the costume design and makeup, to the lighting and editing. Isabelle has also collaborated with celebrated...

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American artist Rachel Feinstein is to be honoured at the Women in Art Lunch on Thursday 27th June, 2019. Rachel Feinstein joins a fine roster of contemporary peers honoured at the annual event, including  Cornelia Parker, Sue Webster, Tracey Emin, Jenny Holzer and Marina Abramovic. The event raises money for the BFAMI, which funds educational programmes run by art museums in Israel, and will feature the artist in conversation about her art and achievements, and a...

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Rare bookseller Peter Harrington is offering for sale a remarkable collection of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books. To be shown at the Masterpiece antiques event in London, the collection includes first editions signed to Winston Churchill, Robert Kennedy and others, and has been valued at £2.5m. Described as the most significant Ian Fleming collection ever to appear on the market, it contains inscribed first editions of every James Bond book published in the author’s lifetime....

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A rediscovered landscape by English artist John Constable sold at auction yesterday (June 19th 2019) for more than 14 times its estimate. It achieved £87,500 against a pre-sale low estimate of £6,000. A second recently discovered work, also by Constable (a portrait of Constable’s wife Maria), sold for £10,625 against a pre-sale estimate of £8,000. The pencil drawing titled A River Landscape showing a group of tall trees on the left, a bend of the river...

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Rare nude photos of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe by legendary photographer Bert Stern are included in the June Joyfuls event from Four Seasons Auction Gallery in Gainesville, Georgia, USA on June 23rd 2019. In a very mixed bunch which includes fine art by Alfred Alex Gockel and Elena Bond, limited edition art by Pino, Picasso, Iztchak Tarkay, Ferjo, Fanch Ledan, Gary Benefield, Joan Miro, Marcel Mouly, Isaac Maimon, Henri Matisse, Howard Behrens, Roy Fairchild Woodard,...

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A monumental fresco on the Champ de Mars in Paris was inaugurated on Saturday, June 15th to mark World Refugee Day. The work of ‘land-artist’ Saype, a native of Franche-Comté in Eastern France, the work, Derrière les Murs (Beyond Walls) is 600 metres long and 25 metres wide, and its full scale can be appreciated only from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Inaugurated by the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, the fresco, spray-painted with...

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World-leading auction house Sotheby’s has been sold for $3.7b to French-Israeli telecomms entrepreneur Patrick Drahi. Shares in the auction house had dropped by 40 percent in the past year, and Philip Hoffman, chief executive officer of the Fine Art Fund and former Christie’s CEO, said “It was ripe for Sotheby’s to go private. Christie’s has more advantages being run privately and not having public quarterly reporting that puts pressure on their ability to do deals.”...

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The Art Car Boot Fair’s mid-summer art “love-in” will take over Lewis Cubitt Square in King’s Cross on 23rd June. This is a unique chance to meet and barter with over 120 renowned artists, invited to create artworks specially for the day and to come along to sell them in person. The theme of the summer fair is love: love for the planet, love for each other and love of art. Famed for its festival...

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