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Sony World Photography Awards 2021 Winners Announced

The World Photography Organisation has announced the overall winners in the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. The Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony’s digital imaging kit is awarded to the documentarian Craig Easton (United Kingdom) for his series Bank Top. Also announced are the ten category winners alongside 2nd and 3rd place of the Professional competition as well as overall winners of the Open, Student...

What are the World’s 10 Most Expensive Cars?

What are the World’s 10 Most Expensive Cars? The super-rich always want super-cars. Here we have a look at the World’s 10 most expensive cars money can buy new – of course the Quentin Willsons among us will know that auctioned classic cars fetch much higher price tags, with a classic race-driven Ferrari setting you back around £50 million, but that’s a very volatile market and prices, as they say, may go up or down....

Death of HRH Prince Philip at Age of 99 is Announced

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, died on Friday 9th April at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. In a statement shortly after midday, the palace said: “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.” The Duke of Edinburgh, who was the longest-serving consort in British history, had returned to Windsor Castle on 16 March after a month in hospital. Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young...

10 Russian Art, Culture and Luxury Highlights, from Fabergé to Pussy Riot

10 Russian Art, Culture and Luxury Highlights, from Fabergé to Pussy Riot The Soviet Union’s, and now Russia’s, place as a political bogeyman in the 20th and 21st centuries doesn’t obscure its position at the forefront of art and culture. Indeed, some of the most shockingly modern and revolutionary art movements have come from modern Russia, perhaps as much as anything in reaction to its imperialist past. Heritage The repository of over three million works...
Anthony James Lights Up London’s Oxford Street

Life & CultureAnthony James Lights Up London’s Oxford Street

On Monday 12th April 2021, to celebrate non-essential retail opening in the UK, London’s iconic Oxford Street will be transformed into a futuristic work of art by world-renowned light sculptor Anthony James. James’ brand-new mesmerising LED artwork Constellations will be installed across 36 digital canvases over three stories, using 33 million LED lightbulbs that will wrap around the exterior of Flannels Flagship store on Oxford Street in a powerful light display. Constellations will be the...
Paris Biennale Art Show is Cancelled – For Good

Life & CultureParis Biennale Art Show is Cancelled – For Good

The controversial Paris Biennale art show, once one of the most influential events in the international arts calendar, has been cancelled for good. A new event featuring art, antiques and luxury crafts will replace it, scheduled for end of November. Paris Biennale had run for almost 60 years, since 1962, but had recently become mired in controversy. A move to make it an annual event, hotly opposed by some exhibitors, backfired when visitor numbers dropped...
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