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The 62nd edition of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association’s Summer Rare Book Fair – Firsts London takes place in London’s Battersea Park from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June. This year’s line-up includes: * More than 150 exhibitors from around the world. * Opening by actor, writer and bibliophile Stephen Fry, at noon on Friday – watch Stephen talk about his passion for rare books at Rare Books Los Angeles. * Shakespeare’s First Folio coming...

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In 2019, the Royal Collection Trust will mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci. With the last da Vinci to grace the open market fetching an impressive $450 million and brewing a worldwide media storm, the renowned polymath will receive his biggest exhibition in 65 years, Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing.  The RCT is partnering with 12 institutions around the UK to showcase 144 drawings by the...

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Maquettes of the bronze sculpture commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, by British sculptor David Williams-Ellis, will be sold at the Masterpiece Art Fair after exhibition at the Portland Gallery. The sculpture, which after two years work has taken its place overlooking what was code-named Gold Beach during the Normandy invasion, shows a trio of British soldiers surging forward, bearing the standard weapons and equipment of the time. Memorial The statue in Ver-sur-Mer...

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The London Festival of Architecture 2019 programme launched on June 1st with a diverse, challenging and engaging series of over 400 events exploring this year’s ‘boundaries’ theme across London through to June 30th. From street dance and a séance at John Soane’s country retreat to debates challenging architecture’s hidden boundaries of gender and privilege, the London Festival of Architecture’s 2019 programme is one of the richest ever. The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is the...

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BMW is addressing the luxury market with four new high-performance sports cars, the BMW M8 Coupe and BMW M8 Competition Coupe, the BMW M8 Convertible and BMW M8 Competition Convertible. The new models draw the energy for their exceptional performance exploits from the most powerful engine ever developed for a BMW M GmbH car. The high-revving V8 unit with M TwinPower Turbo technology develops 441 kW/600 hp in the new BMW M8 Coupe and new...

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Restoration of Johannes Vermeer’s painting Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, painted around 1658, has revealed a long-hidden surprise – the figure of a Cupid on the wall behind the subject. It has long been known from X-ray studies that the Cupid had been painted over, but it was believed that this had been done by Vermeer himself; detailed chemical examination now suggests that the overpainting was done after Vermeer’s death, so the...

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The Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue, launched today, re-interprets Seiko’s classic 1968 automatic diver’s model and is inspired by the sunset on the Mediterranean Sea. Twilight Blue comes with interchangeable straps meaning it can be worn with a bracelet or silicone design to suit any style. The main evolution on this new reference SPB097J1 can be seen on the dial and the bezel, as both feature a unique colour combination. Black and blue versions already existed...

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Savoir has introduced what it calls “the world’s most luxurious bed” for those wanting to push the boundaries of bespoke. The Three Sixty, a hand-crafted rotating bed with leather and maple frame and yak-fibre cover, costs from £250,000. The smoothly curved exterior upholstered in soft leather contributes to a contemporary design, with a flowing sphere birds-eye maple frame encircling the bed to create a sense of symmetry. The arched interior with its Italian Dedar 100%...

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On 20 June at Christie’s in New York, Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd’s legendary ‘Black Strat’ electric guitar comes up for auction as part of  The David Gilmour Guitar Collection, which comprises more than 120 instruments and focuses on a selection of his preferred Fender Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters. Not only the largest and most comprehensive sale of guitars ever offered at auction, the collection details the musical history of one of the world’s...

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Following the success of the sale of a newly-found work by the revered English artist John Constable (1776-1837) in March of this year, Chiswick Auctions is offering three further rediscovered works in its upcoming sale of British & European Fine Art including Portrait Miniatures on June 19th, 2019. The artworks have emerged from two important private collections in the UK. Research by Chiswick Auctions art specialist Suzanne Zack and two external art experts, who consulted...

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