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The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, has announced that comedian, actor, artist and musician Noel Fielding will be the special Guest Artist at the 19th London edition of the artist-led fair in March. Noel will be showcasing an exclusive exhibition of new paintings (Don’t With the Queen, top) and releasing a limited-edition print, priced at £100, which will be exclusively available at the fair. “I lived inside a post box outside Francis Bacon’s...

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London Art Fair’s programme of daily talks, tours and workshops provide a timely review of the art market today, trends and topics emerging within the contemporary art scene, tips on building your art collection, artist’s talks and more; presenting the perfect setting for both the experienced collector and new art-world enthusiast. These events are free to attend for all visitors to the Fair. WEDNESDAY 22 JANUARY 2020 – TALKS 10.30am – 11.45am Building a collection:...

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Is fine wine best enjoyed in a glass, or stored away as an investment? Arts & Collections asks Peter Shakeshaft of wine investment advisors Vin-X for a taste of his insider knowledge.  In these days of economic and political upheaval, it would be good to know of a reliable investment available to anyone with a little specialist knowledge. But does fine wine qualify? We asked Peter Shakeshaft, Founder and Chairman of Vin-X Limited for some...

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As one of London’s most iconic hotels, the Café Royal is perhaps the most famous landmark of the capital’s social scene. Founded in 1863 by a French wine merchant, the hotel has been established as a five star cultural icon for over a century. Now it has enjoyed an artistic makeover from art advisors, Atelier 27. Classic Yet Modern Atelier 27’s styling aims to pay tribute to the exceptional identity of the hotel and continue...

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London Art Fair returns to Islington Business Design Centre from 22nd-26th January 2020, bringing museum-quality modern and contemporary art to the capital. The Fair connects the best galleries from around the world with seasoned and aspiring collectors looking to acquire exceptional works, from both internationally renowned artists and emerging artists breaking new ground. The Fair also provides expert insight into the contemporary art market through its talks, tours, screening programme and critically-acclaimed curated sections, including...

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Canova and Thorvaldsen: The Birth of Modern Sculpture runs from 25th October 2019 – 15th March 2020 at Gallerie d’Italia, Piazza Scala, Milan. The major exhibition tells the tale of the two great modern sculptors Antonio Canova and Bertel Thorvaldsen and how they revolutionised sculpture. The first ever exhibition devoted to the relationship and rivalry between the two great sculptors of their day; Italian Antonio Canova (1757-1822) and Danish Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) presents the story...

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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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