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Artist, filmmaker and Turner Prize winner Steve McQueen is to open his Year 3 exhibition at the Tate Britain on the 12th November. The exhibition will include a display of school photographs from two-thirds of London’s primary schools. “There’s an urgency to reflect on who we are and our future…to have a visual reflection on the people who make this city work,” said McQueen. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase the young faces...

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The National Portrait Gallery in London is to close for three years for redevelopment. Some of the works housed in the the gallery will go on tour before the reopening in 2023. Though it was widely known that redevelopment of the 123-year-old building was planned, the news of the complete closure from 29th June 2020 until Spring 2023 came as a surprise when it was announced last week. The redevelopment, which will cost £35.5m, will...

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Eccentric possessions of late Prodigy singer Keith Flint have sold for a total of £347,750. His belongings, which included his bespoke bed and nose piercings went up for auction with Cheffins Fine Art on the 7th November. Flint, who was a singer, dancer and motorcycle racer, died in March 2019. See Also: Olivia Newton-John Leather Outfit Fetches Nearly $500,000 at Julien’s auction  Three MTV awards were the most expensive, selling for £16,000, while his custom...

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Two remarkable frescos, each more than 2,000 square meters, were unveiled by the MTArt Agency artist, Saype on 5th November in Berlin’s Treptower Park and Wachturm Schlesischer Busch to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The massive land artworks will mark the fourth of 20 Saype is completing for his international series Beyond Walls. The project launched in June 2019 on the Champ de Mars, Paris with a 600-metre-long painting...

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Julien’s Auctions saw Olivia Newton-John’s leather outfit, worn during the famous number You’re The One That I Want in Grease, sell for $405,700, more than double the expected bid. The Property From the Collection of Olivia Newton-John auction was held in Hollywood on the 2nd November and sold items from the actress’ career. See Also: Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroes to Include Medicine Bottles, Costumes and Photographs  The famous outfit is...

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The treasures of the famous Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun are on display at London’s Saatchi Gallery from 2nd November until May 2020. The exhibition, The Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, holds more than 150 artefacts found in the king’s tomb. The precious artefacts were carefully buried with the ‘Boy King’ to ensure his safe passage into the afterlife and to prevent any harm coming to him as he began his next life (considered by the ancient...

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New titles from luxury book publisher The Folio Society include a children’s classic, a colourful social document and a kung fu bestseller. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk, is a glorious new gift edition of Lewis Carroll’s immortal tale. No artist is better suited to illustrate this extraordinary dream world than Charles van Sandwyk. A self-taught calligrapher and illustrator, he has been compared to artists as diverse as Arthur Rackham,...

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Book publisher Taschen celebrates the 200th title in its Basic Art series with a volume on the work of Gerhard Richter. The series began in 1985 with the very first original Taschen publication and inaugural Basic Art title, Picasso. Since then 200 titles, translated into some 20 languages, have offered an introductory who’s who of art history, architecture, and design, claiming to be the world’s best-selling art book collection. Each title from the Basic Art...

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The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition have been revealed at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London, which develops, produces and exhibits the international competition. Hailing from the Chinese province of Qinghai, Yongqing Bao has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 title for his extraordinary image, The Moment, which frames the standoff between a Tibetan fox and a marmot, seemingly frozen in life-or-death deliberations. A powerful frame...

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The Classic Car Show is returning for its sixth year, with tickets to go on sale on the 30th October. This year the show is moving from Excel Docklands to London Olympia. See Also: Highlights at Cons Thoroughbred and Vintage Car Auction  The event, taking place from the 20th-23rd February 2020, will showcase a vast range of classic cars and vintage models. The Classic Car show is a must for discerning car collectors, owners, experts...

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