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The Phillips Photographic auction, occurring on the 4th of April at 450 Park Avenue, New York, will be exhibiting and selling a multitude of prints from different genres across the 20th Century. A viewing of the auction will be held from the 27th of March to the 3rd of April. The auction will be led by a rare, exhibition-sized printing of the 1981, Sie Kommen, Paris (Dressed Naked) by Helmut Newton and a distinctive large-scale...

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AYE Project Space, a well-established Beijing-based gallery, is making its debut in Hong Kong with a dazzling pop-up exhibition, Angelus Novus, featuring the works of both Chinese and Western contemporary artists, including representative works of German Neo-expressionist masters. Held from March 26th to 31st, this co-production of Michael Werner Gallery and AYE Gallery will be held concurrently with Art Basel HK, with a shuttle bus to the venue in Chai Wan from the convention centre....

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As part of its ongoing $690 million plan to completely reimagine the property, Palms Casino Resort (“Palms”) has unveiled the Empathy Suite, a Sky Villa designed by and featuring the works of world-renowned artist Damien Hirst. With many original pieces from some of Hirst’s most notable series, a custom butterfly-motif mosaic tiled cantilevered pool overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and Venus grey marble featured throughout the villa, this 9,000 square-foot, two-story hotel suite is the...

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New York, yes, Paris, maybe, but you wouldn’t think the tiny Welsh town of Blaenau Ffestiniog likely to be the centre of a million-pound art investment fraud. In fact the Insolvency Service, a government agency connected to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, has wound up two fraudulent art investment schemes, one in Blaenau Ffestiniog, the other in Birmingham. Between them they appear to have abused at least £1.4m of investors’ money. Halifax...

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Leading London silver dealer Koopman Rare Art is presenting an outstanding, rare group of early antique silver plus the highly important, Royal George IV, silver-gilt masterpiece The Shield of Achilles at TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) in Maastricht. The highly historic and impressive silver-gilt shield, which bears the Royal Arms of Ernst Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), is one of the main focal points on the stand of Koopman Rare Art...

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Internationally renowned artist, Faiza Butt and award-winning writer and art historian, Dr. Sona Datta have spoken out about artistic inequality at a recent event hosted by the Stellar International Art Foundation. Held at the Church House in Westminster on the 5th of March, the event was curated to discuss the major issues affecting artists globally, with a particular focus on the enabling the discussion about gender and cultural prejudice in the art world today. In...

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LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, held its annual conference at the House of Lords on February 26th, with Brexit featuring heavily on the agenda. Over 100 delegates attended the conference to see LAPADA Chairman, Lord de Mauley, and LAPADA CEO, Freya Simms co-hosting a packed programme exploring a range of topical issues, from the growing possibilities offered by digital marketing, to succession planning, and the requirements of the new anti-money laundering regulations....

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The Mini, one of the most popular British cars ever built with 1.5m sold, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019. To mark the occasion, Birmingham-born artist Gary O’Neil has produced a series of prints in the pop-art style appropriate to the Mini’s 1960s origins. The original Mini ranked fourth in a poll of British design icons organised by the BBC and the Design Museum; it has had starring roles in films like The Italian Job,...

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Hyperrealist artist Adam Shehada, born in Gaza, is appealing for funds for a UK tour for his exhibition Inextinguishable Suns. Shehada adopted a hyperrealistic style for his pencil drawings in Summer 2015 as a means to authentically capture and represent the violence he was surrounded by in Gaza. Following a successful exhibition in the French Institute in Gaza, Shehada has received invitations to exhibit at the House of Commons and elsewhere in the UK and is...

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