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The Art Car Boot Fair returns to The Workshop in Vauxhall on December 1st 2019 for a one-off festive flash sale. A line-up of celebrated artists will create unique artworks that they will sell in person on the day at bargain prices. Prêt-à-Accrocher, the Art Car Boot Fair’s “Ready to Hang” Edition, promises to be an afternoon of feverish art buying, and the perfect opportunity to get special Christmas gift bargains. There will also be...

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World famous jewellers Tiffany & Co has been bought by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH for $16b. Apart from the Louis Vuitton, Moet and Hennessy brands which give it its name, LMVH also incorporates Christian Dior, Dom Perignon, Fendi, Givenchy, Bulgari, TAG Heuer, and Rihanna’s Fenty brand, among 75 luxury goods brands. In 2018 it claimed sales of €46b. Known for its ‘robin egg’ blue packaging, Tiffany & Co had suffered falling sales due to...

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Lucy Hardcastle, London-based interdisciplinary digital artist, has partnered with Pullman Hotels & Resorts to produce Luminesce, an original digital animation and installation inspired by our urban sensorial landscape and intended to inspire a sense of wellbeing. As part of its second annual Artist Playground by Pullman cultural initiative, the digital animation Luminesce has been commissioned by Pullman Hotels & Resorts and forms the basis of an immersive installation being showcased in the lobbies of flagship...

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A holographic artwork by performance artist Marina Abramović will be auctioned at Christie’s with an estimate of £600,000 next year. The Life (2019) was first shown at the  Serpentine Galleries, London in February, and uses ‘Mixed Reality’, showing the artwork through virtual reality goggles, but unlike full Virtual Reality, leaving the outside world partially visible. The 19-minute work, created using 32 cameras, involves Marina Abramović, dressed in red, appear to pace around her viewers. A...

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Terry O’Neill, photographer to the stars, has died at the age of 81 after a long illness. He was celebrated for capturing the famous and notorious of the swinging 1960s, and Hollywood elite of the ’70s and ’80s. Awarded a CBE for services to photography in October 2019, he was best known for his images of stars including Frank Sinatra, Raquel Welch, Elton John, The Beatles, Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Taylor and the top models of...

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Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has collaborated with British luxury watch brand Bremont to create The 1947 Collection, a very limited series of unique and individual hand-painted watches. Ronnie Wood has individually hand painted 47 limited edition watch dials while on tour with the Rolling Stones, a nod to the year he was born, 1947. Each watch in the collection is a one-of-a-kind piece, showcasing original art from Ronnie himself, and housing a special Vaucher...

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Contemporary portraitist and surrealist painter, Loribelle Spirovski, is set to have her first solo exhibition in London at HOFA Gallery  from 27th November to 11th December. Titled Love, Death and The Time I Knew You, this solo show will assemble select artwork from her most successful collections, showcasing her prolific talent and remarkable growth as a contemporary artist. Born in the Philippines in 1990, this Australian artist has a distinctive style and approach to contemporary...

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The winners of the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced. Overall winner is Sarah Skinner with Grab Life By The….!, a study of a lion cub in Botswana playing, with what may be eye-watering consequences. This year there were 4,000 entries from 68 different countries, whittled down to 40 finalists, from which Sarah’s image emerged as the winner. She said: “I am absolutely delighted to be awarded the title as Overall Winner in...

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An artwork using Artificial Intelligence routines to explore themes of culture and identity has won the 2019 Graduate Art Prize for Camberwell College of Art graduate Betty Leung. Seen above, Interpreter IV by Betty Leung, an MA Fine Art graduate of Camberwell College of Art, received the most public votes ahead of twenty-one other shortlisted nominations for this year’s prize, founded by art consultancy ARTIQ to find the nation’s most exciting graduate artists. Leung was...

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A major new exhibition by Patrick Altes, Tolerance, runs at the Gerald Moore Gallery from Wednesday 20th November 2019 to Saturday 25th January 2020. Tackling themes of negative cultural stereotyping and advocating tolerance and respect in times of angst, division and separatism, the free show features several installation pieces, together with new digital collages, posters and paintings, often involving the layering process that has become a hallmark of Altes’ work. Born in colonised Algeria and...

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