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Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry speaks out in a candid new interview for The Arts Society Magazine’s winter issue, out on November 2nd. Interviewed by British art historian Jacky Klein, Grayson Perry provides his unconventional take on how Covid-19 has affected the art world and beyond. He also discusses coping with uncertainty and rising to the challenges of being an artist living in the future as well as the bigger picture, from the nation’s...

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It seems that traditional hobbies and pastimes are back in favour, as model train maker Hornby has steamed back into profit, and auctioneer Ewbanks has exceeded estimates with a sale of rail collectables. Toymaker Hornby announced a 33 percent jump in sales in the six months to September, saying that coronavirus lockdown had apparently persuaded many families to focus on traditional hobbies. The firm which also owns the Scalextric car racing, Corgi diecast model and...

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In what has become a popular annual tradition, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards committee has announced the winners of its all-comers competition. The overall winner of this year’s competition is Mark Fitzpatrick, for his photograph entitled Terry the Turtle Flipping the Bird. Up against 7,000 entries from all over the world, Mark’s image emerged as a clear favourite with the judges. The image was captured when he was swimming with the turtles off Lady Elliot...

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To mark the centenary of Helmut Newton, one of the most important and controversial photographers of all time, Zebra One Gallery is curating a powerful retrospective of his most iconic, influential or rare images. Helmut Newton: 100 Years will launch at the Hampstead Gallery on 31st October – which would have been the late photographer’s birthday – and runs until until 14th November. The exhibition features 18 original, vintage silver gelatine prints showcasing the widely...

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The winners of this year’s Association of Photographers Awards have been announced in an online video. Following thousands of entries from both professionals and emerging photographers, the winners were chosen in each category by a panel of esteemed judges. Emerging Talent Curated by Katy Niker, Director, Katy Niker Ltd. “It was a huge honour to be asked to judge the first ever AOP Emerging Talent Award. The sheer diversity and & high standard of the...

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What will the art museum of the future look like, and will technology hinder creativity? Dr. Bob Sumner from ETH Zurich has the answers. In this interview, he talks about how the Princely Collections, the private bank LGT and ETH Zurich have created an app that unites art and technology and rejuvenates 400-year-old works of art with the help of Augmented Reality. First of all, what is Augmented Reality (AR)? AR is experienced when we...

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What do collecting art and banking have in common? More than you might think. They bought their first Rubens in 1643. And they’ve been collecting masterpieces ever since. What other proof do you need of a family’s long-standing passion for art? The Princes of Liechtenstein reign over the Principality of Liechtenstein, a semi-constitutional monarchy and microstate situated in the Alps. The family have been art lovers and collectors for more than 400 years, and over...

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The Folio Society is to publish the first ever illustrated edition of Mario Puzo’s genre-defining gangster novel The Godfather, a brilliant and brutal story of Mafia feuds in post-war New York. This sensational new title is lavishly illustrated with atmospheric artwork by Robert Carter and an exclusive introduction by Jonathan Freedland. One of the best-selling novels of all time, The Godfather’s impact on popular culture since its publication in 1969 is immeasurable. From Francis Ford...

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Graffiti artist Banksy has lost a legal battle over one of his most famous artworks with a greetings card company. The artwork, known as Flower Thrower, depicts a masked protester throwing a bouquet of flowers. It first appeared on a wall in Jerusalem in 2005, and was appropriated by a UK-based card company, Full Colour Black, for use on greetings cards. Banksy successfully applied for an EU trademark for the work in 2014, and in...

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Terence Conran, designer, businessman, philanthropist, and founder of the Design Museum, died on Saturday 12th September at the age of 88. Through a series of parallel careers, Sir Terence Conran had a greater impact than any other designer of his generation, revolutionising everyday life in contemporary Britain. Born in 1931, Terence Conran studied textile design at London’s Central School of Art. Leaving studies in 1948 to seek full time employment, he set up a workshop...

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