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The British Museum pays tribute to one of the greatest artists to come out of Japan with its exhibition Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave. Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) produced a number of astonishing works right up until his death at the age of 90.  He is renowned for creating some of the most well recognised and visually enriching pieces known to the art world—including Under the Wave off Kanagawa (1832), more commonly known as The Great Wave...

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Powerful abstracts and stirring displays convey Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, at the Tate Modern from 12 July until 2 October, as a show that is not to be missed. Forgotten artists are revived as the battle for civil rights are laid bare in this poignant retrospective. The Tate Modern’s new powerful exhibition reveals how life was for black civilians and black artists in the U.S. from 1963-1983, during a period...

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2017 is the fifth year in which St Pancras international station will host their ambitious art programme, Terrace Art. This public modern art programme hangs a new sculpture from the seminal train shed roof for up to 48 million UK and international travellers to view each year. This year’s piece of art, The Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in Blue) by Conrad Shawcross RA, is currently being exhibited at the iconic station. The Interpretation of...

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Sotheby’s London will auction an impressive collection of historical works centred on Charles Darwin. In the year 1868, Darwin and his family visited the Isle of Wight. For six weeks, they stayed at the lodge of photographer Julia Margaret Cameron—during this time they were visited by figures like Tennyson and Longfellow. Photos from these six weeks are just a small part of The Garrett Herman Collection, a compilation of extraordinary works centered on Charles Darwin....

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Sotheby’s pre-eminent decorative arts sale featuring masterpieces with outstanding provenance from around the globe will feature property of the Prince of Prussia, dating back to the year 1111. Lasting over nine centuries and having no obvious parallels to Europe today, the Hohenzollern palaces—one of the most divine European dynasties—featured a huge range of luxury collectables. The best architects from across the globe came to work on these palaces, which housed decorative pieces that were the...

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Renowned photographer Fan Ho’s work is displayed in Sotheby’s new exhibition Visual Dialogues. Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery is presenting their brand-new exhibition Visual Dialogues—Hong Kong through the lens of Fan Ho this month. This enticing collection of photography delivers on over thirty pieces of vintage photography from master film director Fan Ho (1931-2016). These visionary pieces of work document Honk Kong in the 1960’s, chronicling not only its history but its very essence. Born in...

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This June Sotheby’s is presenting the revolutionary work of Paul Cézanne’, showcasing his two key motifs – Bathers and The Montagne Sainte-Vitorie. This piece of work has been included in two of the single greatest owner sales in Sotheby’s 273 years of history so far and returns Actual Size this year. These two pieces together signalled the birth of modernism. Using a combination of light and colour, Cézanne creates work like no other, bringing together...

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The Monaco Yacht Show returns from 27 to 30 September, offering the latest in luxury cutting-edge design. The Monaco Yacht Show has been a primary event in the world of luxury yachts in the port of Hercules since 1991, and this year promises to be no exception. On the 27 to 30 of September, Monaco will host over 40 new editions to its showcase for visitors to enjoy. Alongside a display of 125 superyachts, the...

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The work of renowned political duo kennardphillips displays a unique visionary experience on the British snap election. ‘Strong and Stable into Ruin.’ This is an apt quote from Kate Tempest’s new poem that has been chosen to accompany this new exhibition, May Not, from renowned political artist duo KennardPhillips. Staged around the British general election, with poll date closing in on Tuesday 8 June, these pieces of political art represent the current political upheaval and...

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As the release of the commissioned art for the U.K.’s general election approaches, we take a look at the previous works that have marked these historic political moments. Since 2001––the year the general election pitted Tony Blair, William Hague and Charles Kennedy against each other––the government has commissioned an artist to follow the campaigns of the differing parties in order to create an official piece of artwork to document the significant historical event. This year...

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