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LAPADA closed the doors on its 2019 Fair in London’s Berkeley Square on September 18th with indications that the art and antiques trades are outperforming retail sales projections. Earlier in the year the Office for National Statistics (ONS) cited significant growth in the antiques and vintage markets and, alongside trends for craftsmanship and sustainability, there are positive signs the art and antiques trades are performing well. The bustling fair welcomed visitors across the week to...

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Photofairs in Shanghai will once again be opening to celebrate the coming together of 50 galleries. It will be held at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, running from September 20th to 22nd. On show will be examples from 50 of the most significant and forward thinking contemporary galleries across China and around the world. Visitors will get the chance to view art from over 700 leading artists. Artists being shown include Gilbert & George, Irving Penn, Cory...

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A photography exhibition in Hong Kong will explore the past life of the harbour city between 1959 and 1960. A total of 130 photos will be shown at the F11 Foto Museum in the exhibition which will take place between the 3rd October 2019 and the 28th February 2020.  The show is called Ed Van der Elsken – Hong Kong the way it was. It will be the first time Elsken’s series will be shown in its...

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Brand new gallery Boogie Wall is to hold its very first exhibition in London in October. The gallery is London’s first all-female run gallery that exclusively showcases female artists. Boogie Wall is to celebrate both emerging and already established woman artists, providing a platform for activism, and showcasing art with impact. The opening show which will launch in London during the Frieze Art Fair, is called Notre Dame/Our Lady. The exhibition will aim to fight...

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As art continues to evolve, so does the way in which we talk about inheritance. The conversation about inheritance is moving from being tight-lipped to a more open affair, giving families the opportunity to share wealth across the generations. When looking at passing down wealth it is important to understand how this can affect future generations. In the arts and collectables world, the art you own, regardless of its category, will be classed as an...

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Non-profit organisation Make-A-Wish Foundation is to hold a charity auction showcasing artwork from more than 20 international artists. The Art of Wishes Gala is to be held in the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on the 1st October and hosted by Make-A-Wish supporter and comedian David Walliams. The independent charity grants the wishes of critically ill children and supports their families in times of hardship and difficulty. See Also: Classic Marilyn Monroe Photographs for Online...

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Precious Mettle, a solo exhibition by British artist Nicole Wassall, opens at contemporary London gallery Fiumano Clase on 25th September and runs until 15th November 2019. The show investigates emotional strength through Wassall’s intriguing use of a variety of materials: brass frames, suspended gold wires, granite, coins, wood, sound, and a silver marionette puppet. Complex processes, such as water-gilding, are combined with high concept ideas to create evocative artworks which pose questions on very human...

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The annual LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, which opened on Friday September 13th and runs until Wednesday 18 September, has announced the winners of its Legends feature. Situated in a specially erected marquee in London’s Berkeley Square, the Fair features more than 100 exhibitors presenting works from across the art, antiques, design and decorative arts spectrum including jewellery, furniture, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art. Authenticity is assured thanks to a 70-member...

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The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has announced its shortlist of 40 entries for the 2019 Awards. The category and overall winners will be announced on November 13th, with the overall winner receiving a week-long trip to Kenya. The Awards were co-founded in 2015 by professional photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, who are passionate about conservation. The idea for the competition arose when they were both working and living in Tanzania, East Africa. Their goal...

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Contemporary Asian artist, Ilhwa Kim, has a two-week solo show, Seed System, at HOFA London from September 25th – October 6th this year. It will be her third solo exhibition in London after Sensory Portraits in 2018. Ilhwa Kim is known for creating avantgarde, intricate paper art by masterfully combining sculpting and painting techniques. Her abstract artworks are vast landscapes composed of thousands of ‘seed universes’ whose inherent dynamism create shifting textures, dimensions and colours...

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