Life & Culture

Giudecca Art District Opens With Flagship Exhibition Alongside Venice Biennale

Coinciding with the opening of 58th Venice Biennale, on 9th May 2019 the Venetian island of Giudecca will see the official launch of the Giudecca Art District (GAD), founded by General Director Pier Paolo Scelsi and Artistic Director Valentina Gioia Levy. Building on the Giudecca’s significant contemporary art legacy and the island’s history as a liminal space, the newly established Giudecca Art District will be home to a permanent curatorial programme, linking new and existing...

Galerie Templon’s Exhibition of Caro and Olitski Blends Sculpture and Painting

Galerie Templon’s latest exhibition explores the fascinating dialogue between Anthony Caro (1924-2013), pioneer of abstract sculpture, and Jules Olitski (1922-2007), master of Colour Field painting. With a collection of works from the 1970s and ’80s, the new exhibition celebrates the unique creative friendship between the British sculptor and the American painter of Russian descent, companions for close to 50 years. Anthony Caro and Jules Olitski both paved the way to a new form of abstract...

Record Store Day Returns Bringing Joy to Vinyl Collectors and Indie Music Shops

The annual Record Store Day returns on Saturday April 13th, for a 12th year of celebrations uniting music lovers and vinyl fans in every corner of the UK. Over 240 independent record shops are expected to take part this year, with hundreds of limited edition vinyl releases created exclusively for the occasion and free live performances and parties taking place up and down the country. Record Store Day was set up in 2007 to champion...

Taschen Commemorates 500th Anniversary of Death of Leonardo Da Vinci With Updated XL Edition

Unmatched in his ingenuity, technical prowess, and curiosity, Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) epitomizes the humanistic ideal of the Renaissance man: a peerless master of painting, sculpture, cartography, anatomy, architecture—and more. Simultaneously captivating art historians, collectors, and the millions who flock yearly to admire his works, Leonardo’s appeal is as diffuse as were his preoccupations. His images permeate nearly every facet of Western culture—The Vitruvian Man is engraved into millions of Euro coins, The Last Supper...
Sotheby’s and Designer Jan Taminiau Collaborate on Fashion Pop-up with Old Masters in Amsterdam

Life & CultureSotheby's ViewSotheby’s and Designer Jan Taminiau Collaborate on Fashion Pop-up with Old Masters in Amsterdam

Sotheby’s and acclaimed fashion designer Jan Taminiau will open an exclusive collaborative exhibition in which Old Master highlights from Sotheby’s forthcoming sales of The SØR Rusche Collection will be presented in the contemporary setting of Jan Taminiau’s dynamic pop-up store in Amsterdam on April 11th and 12th. Known for his love of exquisite embroidery and lavish couture dresses, Jan launched his independent label JANTAMINIAU in 2004. Showcasing his collections during Couture Fashion Week in Paris...
Explore the World of Etna Fine Wines with Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Life & CultureExplore the World of Etna Fine Wines with Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Tenuta delle Terre Nere is located in Sicily, on the northern slopes of Etna, its extremely old vines digging deep into volcanic sands, ash and basaltic rock. Except for 7 hectares recently planted, the rest are between 50 and 100 years old. One parcel, having survived phylloxera, has reached the venerable age of 130-140 years old. Tenuta delle Terre Nere’s Winemaking History The estate stands in the finest area for red wine – northern slope...
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