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Sotheby’s will unveil an exceptional portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picasso’s golden muse, in public for the first time in two decades next month. Buste de femme de profil. Femme écrivant (1932) will be displayed in London from 14 – 19 June ahead of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Art Sale on 19 June 2018. Painted in 1932, Picasso’s annus mirabilis, this monumental—yet remarkably intimate—painting of Marie-Thérèse, absorbed in the act of writing, evokes a private...

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Proud Galleries will showcase a collection of rare Marilyn Monroe photographs taken by famed photographer, Milton H. Greene. This landmark display, which is set to grace London’s Proud Central from 11 May until 24 June, exhibits images that neatly encapsulate the glamour, charisma and charm that made Marilyn the icon she is remembered as today. Born in 1926 as Norma Jeane, the actress filmed her first movie when she was just 21. She would not...

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Proud Central in London will showcase a collection of historic photographs of the Kennedy family shot by famed photographer, Mark Shaw. Chronicling the ‘golden years’ of one of the most famous families to ever step into the White House, Life with the Kennedys: Photographs by Mark Shaw will retrace JFK’s stellar rise to office—from his days as Senator to and stint as 35th president of the United States to his tragic murder. This exhibition, which...

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Items belonging to music legend Prince will go on sale at New York’s Hard Rock Café on Friday 18 May. The sale, held by Julien’s Auctions, aims to pay homage to one of the all-time greatest purveyors of music. In an exclusive presentation of the seven-time, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter’s life and career, Julien’s will collate an eclectic miscellany of Prince’s possessions as part of their two-day MUSIC ICONS auction. PROPERTY FROM THE LIFE AND CAREER OF...

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Her artwork is avidly collected by Madonna, she appeared on a bracelet worn by Theresa May and her iconic style has influenced the aesthetic of Gucci’s autumn/winter 2017 collection. Even today, her face remains a symbol of hope, resilience and empowerment. Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón—commonly known as Frida Kahlo—was born 6 July 1907 in Mexico. Her artwork is often praised for its progressive outlook and stirring visual concepts. Kahlo’s influence on art, fashion...

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Lincoln Townley, self-styled ‘art outsider’ and cryptocurrency champion, has emerged as one of the leading contemporary artists of his generation. Dubbed by Michael Caine as ‘the next Andy Warhol’, his global influence and impressive list of star-studded collectors make him a force to be reckoned with in the art sphere.  But the London-born artist doesn’t play by the rules. Far from it: he flouts convention, eschewing the role of galleries and traditional auction houses. With social...

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A 2014 Centenary Edition Vanquish Aston Martin belonging to James Bond actor Daniel Craig will be auctioned in April. The midnight-blue car, aptly numbered 007, is set to be the highlight of The Exceptional Sale at Christie’s New York on 20 April. It is one of only 100 examples of the model worldwide, which were created to celebrate Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary. It is currently estimated to fetch around $400,000-$600,000, with all proceeds set to...

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Proud Galleries in London is presenting a collection of rare and intimate prints celebrating the flamboyant character of the acclaimed U.S. musician, Prince. Running from 9 November to 3 December, Picturing Prince: Photographs by Steve Parke will allow viewers to see the musical artist from a truly unique perspective. Steve Parke is an award winning illustrator, designer and photographer. He met Prince in the late 80s at the renowned private estate and recording studio, Paisley...

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Arts & Collections catches up with Joe Webb to get an insight into his creative mind. Contemporary art can take many forms. Some artists choose to embark on the traditional route of taking paintbrush to canvas; others have moved on to new media, using Photoshop and graphics tablets to create their images. Joe Webb started out as a graphic designer, but in an act of rebellion against the machine, he started creating collages—cutting and gluing...

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Arts & Collections takes a look at one of the top female artists of all time, Georgia O’Keeffe. Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was born in Wisconsin to an Irish father and Dutch/Hungarian mother and was the second of seven children. She studied art and painting from a young age—something her mother encouraged—and attended the Art Institute of Chicago after graduating from high school. O’Keeffe took classes with the Art Students League with whom she won an...

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