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Masterpiece London 2019 opened on June 27th and runs until July 3rd. A virtual tour of the event is available on the website here. At this unmissable art fair visitors can view and buy the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery – from antiquity to the present day. The Fair offers an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale across a range of price points from over...

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Arguably, the world’s two most famous paintings are da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Certainly these images, and those of the Vitruvian Man, are indelibly etched in the collective consciousness of anyone with an interest in art, science or culture. Though born into an age of great possibilities, da Vinci remained, as Sigmund Freud described him, “Like a man who awoke too early in the darkness, while the others were all still asleep.” His restless mind, forever hopping from one project to another,...

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A rediscovered landscape by English artist John Constable sold at auction yesterday (June 19th 2019) for more than 14 times its estimate. It achieved £87,500 against a pre-sale low estimate of £6,000. A second recently discovered work, also by Constable (a portrait of Constable’s wife Maria), sold for £10,625 against a pre-sale estimate of £8,000. The pencil drawing titled A River Landscape showing a group of tall trees on the left, a bend of the river...

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Opera Gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary as one the leading dealers of contemporary art at this year’s Masterpiece London event, taking place from 27th June to 3rd July in Chelsea, London. The gallery will present an impressive selection of contemporary art by some of the most established artists of the 20th century, including Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder and Henri Matisse. Two previously unseen works by the iconic American painter Keith Haring will also be for...

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A fine work of art should enrich our lives, but we also have to remember our duty to cherish and protect what can be an extremely valuable item. Artworks can be at risk during the process of installation, in the environment in which they are displayed, in the way they are stored, and when they are moved–each situation calls for the use of best practice as developed by internationally renowned galleries and museums.    We asked...

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In addition to the Mona Lisa’s eyes, another haunting and much discussed element of the 16thcentury painting is the Mona Lisa’s smile. A research team from the University of Cincinnati, St George’s University of London and Sapienza University of Rome are putting all myths about the Mona Lisa’s smile to rest. Led by Luca Marsili, MD, PhD, from the University of Cincinnati, the study’s findings illustrated the Mona Lisa’s smile was not genuine, as a result...

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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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A mural by mysterious graffiti artist Banksy is to be moved from a garage wall in Port Talbot to a new gallery in the town. Essex-based gallery owner John Brandler paid a six-figure sum for Seasons Greetings, and described it as one of the artist’s most important works.               The graffiti on steelworker Ian Lewis’ garage appeared overnight in December 2018. Contractors begin transferring the piece, painted across two...

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The first major UK retrospective of the works of celebrated comic artist and graphic novelist Posy Simmonds opens at the House of Illustration in London today, May 24th 2019. The exhibition runs until 15th September 2019 at 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4BH.                     Posy Simmonds’ sharp satire and progressive female characters have defined a career spanning 50 years. The exhibition will feature her...

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Nobuo Sekine, the avant-garde Japanese sculptor and artist, passed away this week. Nevertheless, his work will be remembered for its role in catalysing Mona-ha, the post-war Japanese art movement. From 1968 through the 1970s, Nobuo Sekine put forth the ideas central to the ‘Mona-ha’ movement, which translates to the ‘School of Things’. The movement eschewed elements of contemporary, Western art and more specifically, the notion that an object’s signification could be dictated or determined by...

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