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Two paintings by Chinese artist Xue Song are being sold at auction by Woolley and Wallis in Salisbury, giving English art lovers a rare chance to view and admire Song’s work. Xue Song’s studio burnt down in the early ‘90s and the fire destroyed nearly all his work, including oil paintings and calligraphy. Up until that point the artist, in his late 20s, had been struggling to find a direction or inspiration for his work;...

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Following his successful London shows, Marco Grassi’s Don’t Be Just a Pretty Face comes to HOFA Gallery, Los Angeles from 18th October-6th November, 2019. Italian contemporary artist Marco Grassi is set to exhibit his most recent art collection, Don’t Be Just a Pretty Face, in a solo show at HOFA Los Angeles in Fall 2019. This comes after the success of his solo exhibition at HOFA’s Mayfair gallery, London, in April this year. Marco Grassi...

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Opening today, 12th September 2019, Mark Demsteader’s new solo show MUSE ignites a pre-Raphaelite renaissance in a world obsessed with conceptual art. British artist Mark Demsteader’s new solo exhibition is a contemporary re-imagination of the Victorian depiction of female beauty. It explores time, identity and movement and ignites a pre-Raphaelite renaissance in a world obsessed with conceptual art. Reimagination On 12th September 2019, contemporary figurative artist, Mark Demsteader, will be exhibiting a collection of 15...

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Who are the young artists and entrepreneurs disrupting the art world? Arts & Collections reveals some of the most exciting innovators shaking up the scene today  For centuries, the art world has been rigidly organised, with galleries, auction houses and museums controlling the way art is promoted, and young artists struggling to break through or to make a living out of their work.  All that now seems to be changing. With the development of the...

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Joseph Altounian has long been regarded as one of the most renowned antique dealers of the 20thcentury, coming from a long line of antique dealers. Now his family will be showcasing his remarkable collection in an Artcurial auction on 17thand 18th September in Paris, taking place during the Paris Biennale, and featuring 400 pieces from the collection. Antiquarians The pieces create a dialogue between Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Haute Epoque and Modern Art and varies...

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Led by volunteers, the biennial exhibition “Art the Arms Fair” (ATAF) makes a comeback this year on the 3rd to the 13th of September. ATAF presents an artistic viewpoint in opposition to the DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) arms fair taking place this year at ExCeL in London Docklands from the 10th  to the 13th of September. ATAF will present art works from artists across the globe; the line-up includes Peter Kennard, Guerrilla Girls and...

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Celebrated Parisian artists, François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, spent five decades working together at their house and studio near Fontainebleau. Now Sotheby’s will be providing observers and fans of Parisian art with a complete, first look into the influence of naturalism on Claude and François- Xavier Lalanne’s oeuvre. A total of 280 works are set to be exhibited from 19th-23rd October, followed by a two-day auction titled, “L’Univers Lalanne” from the 23rd to the 24th of...

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From 29th June to 17th November 2019, the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France is celebrating Joan Miró, a major player in the foundation’s creation alongside Marguerite and Aimé Maeght and their architect friend Josep Lluís Sert. The exhibition Joan Miró: Beyond Painting, curated by Rosa Maria Malet, former director of the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, gives visitors the opportunity to discover an essential aspect of the artist: his exceptional graphic work. A set of...

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The fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on the 20th of July in 1969 is celebrated once again in the mesmerising One Small Step exhibition launched by The Other Art Fair. The exhibition features a total of twelve artists to reflect the twelve men to have walked on the moon.  The line-up includes an assortment of helmets from Anish Kapoor, Joana Vasconcelos, D*Face, Mr. Brainwash, Bran Symondson, UnSKilled Worker, Philip Colbert, Hayden Kays,...

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César Pelli, the architect of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf London, the second tallest building in the UK and major British landmark, has died at the age of 92. Born in Argentina, César Pelli held from an early age a definitive interest in architecture, which he pursued at higher education level at the University of Tucumán, in Northern Argentina. After the completion of his course, he worked as a project designer for Eero Saarinen...

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