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What Are The 10 Most Expensive Wines in the World? What happens to the value of a bottle of wine if you drink it? It’s a conversation that must often happen around the dinner table after the host announces that he has purchased a bottle of wine with a value soaring into the thousands. And does cost always equate to quality? Often that’s not the point – it’s the rarity that gives these valuable vintages...

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The art logistics world is facing challenges and responding with technological innovations. We find out how from Charlotte von Knorring, Head of Art and Fine Art at the global logistics leader YSDS. What are the main functions of an art logistics company?At YSDS, we provide our clients with a global and comprehensive art logistics service, offering logistics consulting, expert packing, shipping & documentation, installation and state-of-the-art storage facilities. YSDS’ dedicated art teams have gained extensive...

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An interview with Marc Topiol, Chairman of Sotogrande SA • Who was responsible for the development of Sotogrande?Sotogrande was established in 1962 by Joseph McMicking. Having seen the idyllic coasts and wild natural scenery in the area, Joseph bought five neighbouring fincas around the Guadiaro River estuary. His idea was to establish a luxurious residential development within a stone’s throw of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, and this idea became Sotogrande. Since its inception, Sotogrande has...

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The World Photography Organisation has announced the overall winners in the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony’s digital imaging kit is awarded to the documentarian Craig Easton (United Kingdom) for his series Bank Top. Also announced are the ten category winners alongside 2nd and 3rd place of the Professional competition as well as overall winners of the Open, Student...

What are the World’s 10 Most Expensive Cars? The super-rich always want super-cars. Here we have a look at the World’s 10 most expensive cars money can buy new – of course the Quentin Willsons among us will know that auctioned classic cars fetch much higher price tags, with a classic race-driven Ferrari setting you back around £50 million, but that’s a very volatile market and prices, as they say, may go up or down....

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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, died on Friday 9th April at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. In a statement shortly after midday, the palace said: “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.” The Duke of Edinburgh, who was the longest-serving consort in British history, had returned to Windsor Castle on 16 March after a month in hospital. Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young...

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10 Russian Art, Culture and Luxury Highlights, from Fabergé to Pussy Riot The Soviet Union’s, and now Russia’s, place as a political bogeyman in the 20th and 21st centuries doesn’t obscure its position at the forefront of art and culture. Indeed, some of the most shockingly modern and revolutionary art movements have come from modern Russia, perhaps as much as anything in reaction to its imperialist past. Heritage The repository of over three million works...

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On Monday 12th April 2021, to celebrate non-essential retail opening in the UK, London’s iconic Oxford Street will be transformed into a futuristic work of art by world-renowned light sculptor Anthony James. James’ brand-new mesmerising LED artwork Constellations will be installed across 36 digital canvases over three stories, using 33 million LED lightbulbs that will wrap around the exterior of Flannels Flagship store on Oxford Street in a powerful light display. Constellations will be the...

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The controversial Paris Biennale art show, once one of the most influential events in the international arts calendar, has been cancelled for good. A new event featuring art, antiques and luxury crafts will replace it, scheduled for end of November. Paris Biennale had run for almost 60 years, since 1962, but had recently become mired in controversy. A move to make it an annual event, hotly opposed by some exhibitors, backfired when visitor numbers dropped...

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Boann Distillery is one of Ireland’s only family-owned and -operated whiskey distilleries. As one of the most innovative distilleries on the Island of Ireland, their state-of-the-art distillery allows the creation of a triple-distilled single-pot still spirit of unrivalled quality. The distillery is uniquely set up to produce the finest distillate using three copper pot stills which are the only whiskey stills in the world that utilise nano-technology in their design, allowing the creation of a...

Unique in its broad international coverage of both arts and cultural events, Arts & Collections covers fine art from antiquity to modern times, auction records, a special sale preview by Sotheby’s, as well as market trends that inform collectors of the world’s finest items.

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