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The official artist for the UK general election has been named. Nicky Hirst has been appointed by the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art. She will observe the 2019 general election and produce unique work in response to her experience. See Also: Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 Winners Announced  Hirst is a London-based multi-media artist, particularly known for her impressionistic responses to history, people and places, attempting to make confusing things into something comprehensible....

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Extremely rare Disneyland memorabilia is to be auctioned off by Van Eaton Galleries in Los Angeles this December, giving Disney fans the chance to get their hands on original items that date back to the 1950’s. The History of Disneyland and Walt Disney World auction is one of the biggest Disney sales ever, containing over 1500 items from the history of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. See Also: Winnie-the-Pooh Map Breaks Auction Record Mike Van...

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The exhibitors for the London Art Fair 2020 have been announced. The fair runs from the 22nd to 26th January 2020 for its 32nd edition, at the Islington Business Design Centre. Platforms within the fair will provide an opportunity for emerging new generation artists, as well as providing a stage for modern forms of art. Over 110 galleries will be participating, including Art Blue Studio from Singapore, Art Mur from Canada, Cork Printmakers from Ireland...

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Artist, filmmaker and Turner Prize winner Steve McQueen is to open his Year 3 exhibition at the Tate Britain on the 12th November. The exhibition will include a display of school photographs from two-thirds of London’s primary schools. “There’s an urgency to reflect on who we are and our future…to have a visual reflection on the people who make this city work,” said McQueen. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase the young faces...

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Eccentric possessions of late Prodigy singer Keith Flint have sold for a total of £347,750. His belongings, which included his bespoke bed and nose piercings went up for auction with Cheffins Fine Art on the 7th November. Flint, who was a singer, dancer and motorcycle racer, died in March 2019. See Also: Olivia Newton-John Leather Outfit Fetches Nearly $500,000 at Julien’s auction  Three MTV awards were the most expensive, selling for £16,000, while his custom...

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Julien’s Auctions saw Olivia Newton-John’s leather outfit, worn during the famous number You’re The One That I Want in Grease, sell for $405,700, more than double the expected bid. The Property From the Collection of Olivia Newton-John auction was held in Hollywood on the 2nd November and sold items from the actress’ career. See Also: Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroes to Include Medicine Bottles, Costumes and Photographs  The famous outfit is...

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Sofitel Hotels & Resorts has partnered with art agency MTArt to create an exhibition to celebrate French works of art. The exhibition at Sofitel in St James, London will feature works by established and up-and-coming French artists including David ‘Aiu’ Servan-Schreiber and Leo Caillard. A special preview of the Sofitel Live The French Way with MTArt exhibition, titled There is Nothing Like Art to Create the Future will be on show from 31st October to...

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The treasures of the famous Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun are on display at London’s Saatchi Gallery from 2nd November until May 2020. The exhibition, The Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, holds more than 150 artefacts found in the king’s tomb. The precious artefacts were carefully buried with the ‘Boy King’ to ensure his safe passage into the afterlife and to prevent any harm coming to him as he began his next life (considered by the ancient...

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Colombian artist Doris Salcedo has won the world’s largest art prize for her body of work produced over the last 25 years. The Nomura Art Award is worth $1m and was announced on the evening of October 31st in Shanghai. Salcedo is known for her work around the human cost of the conflict between the governments and rebel groups in her home country, Colombia. She is one of the country’s most prominent artists and confronts...

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Headlining the Legendary Women of Hollywood auction event, hosted by Julien’s, will be property from the life and career of Marilyn Monroe, sure to bring in a crowd of Marilyn enthusiasts to marvel at her mementos. The auction will take place on the 1st and 2nd of November in Beverly Hills, California. See Also: Classic Marilyn Monroe Photographs For Online Auction at Julien’s  Cheques, Medicine Bottles and Couches Not only will this auction display some of Monroe’s...

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