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Christie’s Restructures to Reflect Evolving Art Market

Auction house Christie’s has announced plans to change its structure to “reflecting evolving market demand and the collecting habits of clients” Its Impressionist and Modern department will be merged with the Postwar and Contemporary department in a new hybrid sector called “20/21,” or “20th and 21st Century Art.” The decision is seen as a sign that auction houses are being forced to make changes to reflect the current state of the market both in terms...

A Book Collector’s Guide to Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Beyond…

From The Shape of Things to Come to Lord of the Rings, fantasy and science fiction throws light on our society and the problems it faces. But for the book collector, the problem is to get to grips with this huge and exciting field. Sammy Jay, Literature Specialist at Peter Harrington London, guides you through the vastness of time and space… “The human imagination is an extraordinary thing – it is the engine that has...

Paola Diana, Activist and Entrepreneur, on Success, Health and Empowerment

Author and activist Paola Diana has launched a podcast looking at business success, female empowerment, the world of luxury and the essentials of health and wellness. Unleashed: The Game Changers features 22 episodes with Paola interviewing leading lights in finance, design and entrepreneurship including Tessy Antony de Nassau, formerly Princess Tessy of Luxembourg; award-winning jewellery designer Sarah Ho; and natural food magnate Geeta Sidhu-Robb, founder of Nosh Detox. A native of Italy, Paola Diana achieved...

Ionic Cars Breathes Electric Life Into Iconic Sports Cars

As the global shift towards electric-powered vehicles continues to accelerate, Ionic Cars is breathing new life into iconic sports cars, giving them a future in the EV era. Working with legendary vehicles from the past, Ionic Cars, founded in 2019, is ‘re-making’ elite motors, combining high-tech battery-powered performance with classic good looks, while reducing carbon emissions. “Our main focus is on converting these (once) thirsty gas-guzzlers to zero-emission vehicles, to ensure their charm and allure...
Sales Tax Legislation – the Bane of the Art Market?

Life & CultureSales Tax Legislation – the Bane of the Art Market?

Is sales tax legislation becoming the ‘bane of the art market’? Christie’s recent $16.7m settlement to avoid prosecution in the US for sales tax evasion demonstrates once again that it’s an increasingly common issue for both American and international art businesses. We turned to the experts from international art law specialists Withers for insight. It’s another taxing lesson in Sales Tax – Christie’s’ recent $16.7 million settlement to avoid prosecution for sales tax evasion has...
Today’s International Museum Day is More Important Than Ever

Life & CultureToday’s International Museum Day is More Important Than Ever

Today, May 18th, is International Museum Day. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to increase public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society, and it has been steadily gaining momentum ever since. In 2019, International Museum Day garnered record-breaking participation with more than 55,000 museums hosting events in some 150 countries. This year, with museums all over the world suffering from the effects of the...
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