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A lost painting by artist L.S Lowry has sold at auction for £2.65 million. The painting, which sold at a Christie’s Auction on Tuesday, had been lost after Lowry gave the artwork to medical researcher Leonard D Hamilton 70 years ago. Art experts only came to know of its existence after Hamilton’s death. See Also: Teenage Mozart Painting Rockets Past Estimated Price at Christie’s Auction  Hamilton took the painting with him when he moved to...

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An exhibition about iconic German electronic music band Tangerine Dream, entitled Zeitraffer (time-lapse) is now open at the Barbican Music Library, London. The band Tangerine Dream was founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese in West Berlin. They were early pioneers of electronic music, who, with albums like Phaedra and Rubycon, laid the foundation for new styles such as Ambient and Trance. Championed in the UK by DJ John Peel, they found success on Richard Branson’s Virgin records...

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Leather is the most natural and durable material – and one of Man’s earliest luxuries. But how does the tradition of fine leather work fit into the modern market?  The tradition of leatherworking appears to date back to the Stone Age, with Palaeolithic cave paintings depicting people wearing leather clothing and shoes and even building shelters out of animal hide. It was then adopted by the Greeks and the Romans, making leather one of the...

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A photographic exhibition in Huddersfield reveals the secrets behind the curtain as actors get ready for the spotlight  For the last 35 years, London-based photographer Simon Annand has been capturing the honest moments and serene contemplation of actors during the half an hour before a theatre performance.  Now the latest incarnation of his long-running exhibition, The Half, held in the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, showcases some of the most thought-provoking photographs of famous names...

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Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh may be the last chance to see Tutankhamen’s cultural hoard in the UK. Arts & Collections visited the Saatchi Gallery exhibition to see what may become the most popular exhibition of the decade  Almost a century ago in November of 1922, during his last funded dig in the Valley of the Kings, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his sponsor Lord Carnarvon broke into a tomb.  Carnarvon asked if Carter could see anything....

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How do you celebrate the life and work of someone with thirty million Instagram followers, a $600m fortune, and careers in music, fashion, cosmetics, movies and philanthropy? Only with a photographic biography which is a work of art in itself; a tome so weighty it drops like a falling star.  Rihanna, published by Phaidon, does just that; marks the 10-year career of singer/actress/fashion mogul Robyn Rihanna Fenty in a massive photographic biography.  Rihanna has sold...

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We expect certain artists to sell for millions at auction, but would we ever have thought that a vandal would become one of the biggest names in contemporary art?  The pseudonymous artist known as Banksy has disrupted the art market yet again, with the recent sale at Sotheby’s of the painting Devolved Parliament (which depicts MPs as chimps in the House of Commons) for £9.9 million, five times its estimate.  It was a world record...

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The fire at Notre-Dame de Paris sparked concern throughout the world as one of the most historic landmarks in Europe went up in flames. But how much is truly lost and what precious artefacts were saved by careful planning? On April 15th 2019, one of the most devasting fires ever to be seen at a heritage site broke out at Paris’ beloved Notre-Dame cathedral. The 850-year-old gothic masterpiece is both an inspiration to artists worldwide and...

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Sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld OBE will present the largest solo exhibition of her work to date at Canary Wharf next spring from 16th March – 26th June 2020. The collection will transform London’s contemporary commercial hub into an urban sculpture park. Helaine Blumenfeld OBE (b. 1942) is one of the leading contemporary sculptors in Britain with a career spanning over 50 years. She has created more than 90 large-scale sculptures for private collections and public spaces...

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Julien’s Auctions has announced a three-day auction event celebrating Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor, taking place from Friday 6th December to Sunday 8th December. The Property From The Lifestyle Of Elizabeth Taylor event will exhibit an immense selection of some of Elizabeth Taylor’s most iconic outfits, costumes and accessories. See Also: Never Before Seen Elizabeth Taylor Memorabilia To Be Sold At Julien’s Auctions  Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien’s Auctions said: “Elizabeth Taylor was a...

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