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Cinema Titan Ray Harryhausen’s Life and Work Celebrated in Scotland

After delays due to COVID-19, the largest and most comprehensive exhibition on the pioneering and unparalleled work of animator Ray Harryhausen will be coming to the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) in October. The landmark exhibition is part of the late filmmaker’s centenary celebrations, alongside the specially commissioned publication of Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema, written by Harryhausen’s daughter Vanessa. See also: Julien’s To Sell Iconic Hollywood ‘Golden Age’ Memorabilia A thrilling and immersive exhibition...
From the Beatles to Grayson Perry, Ewbank’s Auctions Eccentric Collection of the Late Tony Parker

CollectionsFrom the Beatles to Grayson Perry, Ewbank’s Auctions Eccentric Collection of the Late Tony Parker

The extraordinary Tony Parker collection comes to auction at Ewbank’s in Surrey on August 26th. What amounts to one of the most eclectic and bizarre collections ever consigned to auction is expected to fetch around £30,000. Tony Parker, who died last year aged 70, had assembled and Aladdin’s Cave of the historic, rare, bizarre and jaw-dropping put together over decades. Ranging from a vampire hunter’s kit to Beatles memorabilia, a fossilised penis bone from a...
Simon Gudgeon: Living and Breathing Sculpture

CollectionsSimon Gudgeon: Living and Breathing Sculpture

British sculptor Simon Gudgeon, born in 1958, specialises in large pieces for public display – his signature smooth, semi-abstract style is seen in Hyde Park, and in the collections of Prince Charles’ Highgrove House in Gloucestershire and at the United States’ National Museum of Wildlife Art. But his career could have been quite different, as Arts & Collections discovered when we caught up with Simon in his Dorset home, set in the 26-acre sculpture park...
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