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How can classic cars be preserved for the future? From ground-up restoration to electrification, here’s how the experts are saving superb automobiles With Bentley announcing that it would be launching an electric model in 2025 and switching to a fully electric line-up by 2030, clearly it’s time for owners of petrol-driven classic cars to think about what they can do to preserve their beloved vehicles for the future. Future emissions legislation aside, there are some...

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Venice remains a glittering symbol of civilization in an uncertain world. How does its art reflect its storied history? Petrarch, the fourteenth-century Tuscan poet, called Venice a mundus alter, “another world,” and the city remains unique in its appeal to the visitor in search of art, culture and history. Needless to say its physical structure, a cluster of islands connected by bridges and canals, is unusual enough – until the mid-19th century it was possible...

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Director of Artes Mundi, Nigel Prince, discusses the challenges wrought by COVID and Brexit and the impacts these have on showcasing the work of international artists “The arts is one of many industries navigating its way through the challenges wrought by COVID-19 and Brexit, but organisations such as Artes Mundi are dedicated to negotiating the terrain to ensure a thriving future of arts and culture. As an international arts organisation, based in Cardiff, UK and...

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In an uncertain economic climate, can private banking help to cope with market volatility? Uncertainty seems to be the keynote of the current economic climate. With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc with economies worldwide, Brexit sounding an unsettling note and political instability in America causing further confusion, it’s hard to know where to look for a steadying influence. The transition away from formerly reliable markets such as oil towards relative unknowns like sustainable energy makes...

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Rare whisky is the best performing collectable over a ten year period, according to the Knight Frank Wealth report, gaining an average annual rise of 54% in value. Since 2011, the award-winning Vintage Acquisitions have been building valued relationships and an outstanding reputation in the buying, selling and management of investment-grade whisky casks, securing their position as the UK’s market leader of this lucrative and tax-free sector. With decades of combined experience, Vintage Acquisitions offers...

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Stunning photos taken by photographers from across the globe have been released as part of the CEWE Photo Award – the world’s largest photo competition. The 16 images have been submitted as entries to the Animals and Nature categories of this year’s competition, which aims to celebrate the best photography from across the globe. (Top of page – What are you looking at? by Emese Madarász-Grasselly). See also: Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020 Winners Announced...

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Unmistakable design that is distinct from all others – that is the new “Spirit of Passion” BMW motorbike by Kingston Custom. Dirk Oehlerking lends the BMW R18 his inimitable signature with the second R18 gem in the “SoulFuel” series, a collaboration between BMW Motorrad and selected customisers. Previously, a sensation was also caused by an R18 conversion created by Bernhard Naumann – also known as “Blechmann”. See also: James Bond’s Supercars Oehlerking’s Kingston Custom company...

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To mark what would have been singer David Bowie’s 73rd birthday on 8th January, Zebra One Gallery is releasing three rare images of the late icon by photographer Kate Garner in an exclusive, new series of signed colourways. The images are from an extraordinary 1995 shoot in Los Angeles which saw the Starman singer, who died in 2016, tied up with ropes and suspended from the ceiling, wrapped in bandages and put inside a giant...

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Cask whisky has proved to be one of the most reliable and rewarding ways to invest. Simon Aron of Cask Trade explains why Results of the recent Knight Frank Wealth Report’s new unique luxury investment index revealed whisky was one of the most coveted objects of desire in 2019. The report published in February 2020 says that Rare Whisky has grown in value the most over the last 10 years at 564 percent and increased...

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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...

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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