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Are young artists finding it easier to promote their work through online platforms such as Instagram, rather than working with the established gallery system? That certainly seems to be the case for David ‘Aiu’ Servan-Schreiber, who has used Instagram to grow his following, meet collectors and close more sales. Born in France in 1989 and now based in London, David has exhibited at Pomellato jewellery stores around the world, at Sotheby’s Summer exhibition and the...

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The Ingres Museum in the South of France is reopening after three years of major expansion and a complete renovation. The only museum in the world dedicated to Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, the French neoclassical painter of the 19th century, is a flagship of the French culture houses, and an exceptional collection of Ingres’ paintings and drawings, the largest after the Louvre Museum. More than 4,500 drawings by Ingres, 44 paintings, personal items such as his violin...

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Marvel Comics is celebrating its 80th anniversary in a number of ways in 2019, but the release of Marvel Comics #1000 ranks among the most ambitious, with each page of the 80-page special featuring a different creative team telling a story inspired by a particular year in Marvel’s history. The stories range from the debut of a major character to the appearance of a seminal storyline to the release of a landmark movie including the...

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A major new photography exhibition by world renowned photographer Simon Annand will present rare images of the privacy actors experience backstage in the half hour before performing on the stage – the intense transformation from everyday life that is completely hidden from the audience. To celebrate their 25th anniversary as a prestigious multi-arts organisation, The Half opens this September at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield. One of the UK’s leading portrait photographers who has...

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Lovers of Sir Rod Stewart and stuffed foxes rejoice. The internationally famous singer has had a clear-out of his Essex pile, and is offering fans the chance to buy a items in his own particularly tasteful style, ranging from a stuffed fox to a Georgian table. The 20 items for sale include the stuffed and mounted fox, estimate at £200-£300, a George III carved and gilt wood settee with a price tag of £1,500-£2000, and...

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The most prominent cultural art event on the Balearic Islands, the Ibiza Art Fair, is set to return to the Palacio de Congresos de Ibiza, in Santa Eulária, from Thursday 19th September to Sunday 22nd September 2019. The third edition of Ibiza Art Fair will welcome over 150 national and international exhibitors, offering an enthralling medley of modern and original contemporary art to discover and buy. Ibiza Art Fair was launched in October 2017 by...

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A book containing two personal entries by Rembrandt will travel outside of the Netherlands for the first time since its creation in 1652, as part of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition, Rembrandt’s Light (4th October 2019 – 2nd February 2020). The Album Amicorum (‘Friendship Book’) of Rembrandt’s influential friend and patron, Jan Six (1618-1700), will be displayed on the page showing the intricate drawing, Minerva in her Study, 1652 (Collectie Six, Amsterdam). This and Homer...

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Legendary comics publisher Marvel and The Folio Society are teaming up for a Collector’s Edition of Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949, available for pre-order now, to be published on 25th September 2019. In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics #1, the volume presents five specially curated comic books, selected, edited and introduced by Marvel stalwart Roy Thomas, including a painstakingly produced facsimile of the comic that started it all back in 1939. This...

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Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, one of the pioneers of kinetic and optical art, has died in Paris aged 95. His abstract, often geometric works are on display in many of the world’s leading museums. He used colour and lines to create dizzying displays which would change depending on the visitor’s viewpoint, and said his art “constantly changes because light constantly changes”. Carlos Cruz-Diez was born and studied in Caracas, but spent much of his career in...

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The International Mini Meeting (IMM) is the most anticipated and highly awaited annual Mini Event, visiting the UK only once every five years. This year, which coincides with the Mini’s 60th birthday, it opens on mid-day on Thursday 8th August, at Washingpool Farm, Easter Compton, Bristol, welcoming Mini and MINI owners from all over the World to the first ever South-West IMM. A 60th birthday party for the Mini will be held on Sunday 11th...

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