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Aston Martin has launched its first SUV, the DBX. The brand, best known for its dynamic sports cars that appear in the James Bond movies, is launching this new design to appeal to a wider range of consumers. They hope that by launching an SUV, they will extend its audience beyond sports car fans and appeal to those who need something more practical. CEO Andy Palmer said: “I can’t emphasise enough how incredibly exciting and...

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An extremely rare Charlotte Brontë book will return to the author’s home of Haworth, West Yorkshire, after selling for €600,000 at an auction in Paris. Then miniature book, the second in the series The Young Men’s Magazine, was written by Brontë when she was just 14 years old, and was bought by the Brontë Society. The book will be donated to Haworth’s Parsonage Museum. See Also: Ian Fleming James Bond Book Collection For Sale at...

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Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has collaborated with British luxury watch brand Bremont to create The 1947 Collection, a very limited series of unique and individual hand-painted watches. Ronnie Wood has individually hand painted 47 limited edition watch dials while on tour with the Rolling Stones, a nod to the year he was born, 1947. Each watch in the collection is a one-of-a-kind piece, showcasing original art from Ronnie himself, and housing a special Vaucher...

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The official artist for the UK general election has been named. Nicky Hirst has been appointed by the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art. She will observe the 2019 general election and produce unique work in response to her experience. See Also: Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 Winners Announced  Hirst is a London-based multi-media artist, particularly known for her impressionistic responses to history, people and places, attempting to make confusing things into something comprehensible....

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Guernsey’s Auction House will be conducting the sale of the original and only 21st century bronze cast of the 16th century figure of Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse and Rider on Wednesday October 30th at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The last occasion that a work of art attributed to the great artist became available was 2017, when Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi brought $450 million at auction. It was the highest amount ever paid at...

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LAPADA closed the doors on its 2019 Fair in London’s Berkeley Square on September 18th with indications that the art and antiques trades are outperforming retail sales projections. Earlier in the year the Office for National Statistics (ONS) cited significant growth in the antiques and vintage markets and, alongside trends for craftsmanship and sustainability, there are positive signs the art and antiques trades are performing well. The bustling fair welcomed visitors across the week to...

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As art continues to evolve, so does the way in which we talk about inheritance. The conversation about inheritance is moving from being tight-lipped to a more open affair, giving families the opportunity to share wealth across the generations. When looking at passing down wealth it is important to understand how this can affect future generations. In the arts and collectables world, the art you own, regardless of its category, will be classed as an...

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Non-profit organisation Make-A-Wish Foundation is to hold a charity auction showcasing artwork from more than 20 international artists. The Art of Wishes Gala is to be held in the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on the 1st October and hosted by Make-A-Wish supporter and comedian David Walliams. The independent charity grants the wishes of critically ill children and supports their families in times of hardship and difficulty. See Also: Classic Marilyn Monroe Photographs for Online...

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LAPADA, the world’s largest association of art and antiques dealers, celebrates its 45th anniversary this year—it certainly doesn’t look its age, with its annual Art & Antiques Fair coming up in London’s exclusive Berkeley Square in September, and a vigorous program of conferences and lobbying between its teeth.  The LAPADA symbol of the golden chandelier remains the mark of an experienced, knowledgeable, trustworthy dealer, backed by a strong advisory, mediation and lobbying association.  Arts &...

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As art continues to evolve, so does the way in which we talk about inheritance. The conversation about inheritance is moving from being tight-lipped to a more open affair, giving families the opportunity to share wealth across the generations. When looking at passing down wealth it is important to understand how this can affect future generations. In the arts and collectables world, the art you own, regardless of its category, will be classed as an...

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