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What are the security challenges facing art institutions and private collectors, and how can they be met? Technology is the key, as we find out from the experts from Fortecho What are the major security challenges facing art institutions? To secure, protect and showcase their invaluable collections institutions must adapt to the constantly changing environment. It is rare that museums suffer the kind of Hollywood style heists that attract significant press attention these days. The...

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To mark what would have been singer David Bowie’s 73rd birthday on 8th January, Zebra One Gallery is releasing three rare images of the late icon by photographer Kate Garner in an exclusive, new series of signed colourways. The images are from an extraordinary 1995 shoot in Los Angeles which saw the Starman singer, who died in 2016, tied up with ropes and suspended from the ceiling, wrapped in bandages and put inside a giant...

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As 2020 draws to a close, the international auction house looks back to discover some of the incredible moments and insights that defined this time of change. Online is where the action is Sharing the beauty of art and objects from afar brought us together in new and exciting ways, and led to memorable seasons underscored by innovation, adaptation and market leadership. The marketplace swiftly pivoted online, in 2020 70% of all auctions took place...

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UK-based piano maker Edelweiss has created a majestic masterpiece with the launch of the Solis. While the evenings are drawing closer and colder in the UK you may ask where the sun has disappeared to. The answer is the United States, in particular a new home in California. A Los Angeles based home has just taken delivery of the eagerly awaited Solis, a breath-taking new piano from UK manufacturers Edelweiss. The Solis is the more...

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A challenging enough business at the best of times, art logistics has become an even more complex undertaking in these days of coronavirus, Brexit and economic uncertainty. We asked the experts from hasenkamp for their insights How have European logistics specialists adapted to the challenges of 2020? The impact of the coronavirus on art logistics and storage has to be judged differently. Transport, especially international transport, is of course very much related to the airline...

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Cask whisky has proved to be one of the most reliable and rewarding ways to invest. Simon Aron of Cask Trade explains why Results of the recent Knight Frank Wealth Report’s new unique luxury investment index revealed whisky was one of the most coveted objects of desire in 2019. The report published in February 2020 says that Rare Whisky has grown in value the most over the last 10 years at 564 percent and increased...

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Classic star portraits by some of the world’s greatest photographers are on show at Iconic Images Gallery in London from Thursday 3rd December 2020 – 28th February 2021. Iconic Image Gallery’s new exhibition Blow-Up brings visitors face-to-face with some of the most iconic faces in history and takes a look at the careers of the most ground-breaking, influential photographers who shot them. Subjects include a dazzling array of 20th century icons, from John Lennon to...

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Two world famous figurative painters, Frank Auerbach and Tony Bevan, come together in artistic dialogue for the first time in Frank Auerbach / Tony Bevan: What Is A Head?. The exhibition, postponed from November, now takes place from 7th December 2020 – February 2021 at Ben Brown Fine Arts. The exhibition, curated by internationally renowned curator and author Michael Peppiatt, features portraits by two of Britain’s leading figurative painters, Frank Auerbach and Tony Bevan. This...

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Although Ian Fleming did not provide James Bond with a birth date, John Pearson’s official fictional biography of the agent does, and it turns out that 007 would have turned 100 on November 11th, 2020. Coinciding with the centenary and the passing of Sean Connery aged 90 is Ewbank’s Auctions’ James Bond memorabilia sale, aptly titled A Time To Buy, on November 20. Ewbank’s have been holding dedicated Bond auctions for some time, with additional...

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Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry speaks out in a candid new interview for The Arts Society Magazine’s winter issue, out on November 2nd. Interviewed by British art historian Jacky Klein, Grayson Perry provides his unconventional take on how Covid-19 has affected the art world and beyond. He also discusses coping with uncertainty and rising to the challenges of being an artist living in the future as well as the bigger picture, from the nation’s...

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