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Over 200 works from the private art collection of George Michael are to be auctioned by Christie’s in London this March. The proceeds will help to continue the singer-songwriter’s philanthropic work.  The late George Michael, who died suddenly on Christmas Day in 2016, was a keen visitor to galleries and artist’s studios, where he developed friendships with many of the Young British Art Movement (YBA) artists whose work he admired deeply. His impressive collection represents...

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A comprehensive exhibition of the work of controversial American artist Jeff Koons is at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, until June 9th. Koons himself together with Sir Norman Rosenthal curated the exhibition, which features 17 works, 14 of which have never been shown in the UK. They span the artist’s entire career and his most well-known series including Equilibrium, Statuary, Banality, Antiquity and his recent Gazing Ball sculptures and paintings. Koons is widely known for his iconic...

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The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s (ABA) annual flagship event Firsts – London’s Rare Book Fair returns for its 62nd year and will be held from 7th-9th June in Battersea Park. It is one of the world’s largest independent marketplaces for rare and out-of-print books. More than 150 exhibitors from around the world will showcase rare, unique and unusual works including signed first editions, maps, museum-quality manuscripts, art and ephemera. Firsts – London’s Rare Book Fair at...

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With over 250 photographs, all printed by McCullin in his own darkroom, the Tate Britain’s latest exhibition offers up room after room of great and terrible images by the legendary British photographer. McCullin is renowned as one of Britain’s greatest living photographers for his work as a photojournalist and war correspondent. His 60-year photographic career can be examined in this full retrospective, exhibiting from 5 February to 6 May 2019. Here, images of conflict from...

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Recently held in Geneva, the 27th SIHH (Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie) event attracted a record 23,000 devotees of fine watch-making including celebrities Pierce Brosnan, Bradley Cooper, Nicholas Hoult, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Rosamund Pike and James Marsden. The invitation-only industry gathering, cut from its previous five days to four, was the 29th edition. Organised by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie Geneva, SIHH started as a smaller alternative to international watch and jewellery...

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This February, Stampex International will celebrate two leading female philatelists within the show’s prestigious Court of Honour. Collections from Birthe King and Judith Holder will be on display throughout the four-day showcase. Birthe King is not only a passionate collector but also a council member for The Royal Philatelic Society. Her display, which was last seen in a museum in Denmark, consists of 20 letters between a newly married couple during the 1864 war between...

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More than a century after it left the royal household, five years after Queen Victoria’s death in 1901, a travelling mahogany bed used by the monarch has been acquired by Historic Royal Palaces (HRP). The relic is set to feature at a May exhibition marking the bicentenary of the Queen’s birth.  Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge, from Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire, described the collapsible single bed as a ‘heavy and sturdy’ item. Made...

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Held at the Islington Business Design Centre last week, the 31st London Art Fair showcased exceptional modern and contemporary art from all over the UK and beyond. An opportunity to engage with new art, to view and buy the works of upcoming artists and to learn about the art world, the Fair attracted 20,000 international visitors and over 130 leading galleries from 16 countries in its run from 16-20 January. Sarah Monk, Director of the...

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Agency M&C Saatchi is hosting Visual Diet, a panel discussion and exhibition on the subject of social media, visual images and mental health, featuring the work of five inspiring artists. At a time of year when everyone is talking about healthy dieting, a challenging art project is asking what’s on your visual diet – images that are positive and healthy, or ones that are narcissistic, addictive, sexualised, retouched? A panel and exhibition to be hosted...

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Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first international exhibition of 2019, Rembrandt, Vermeer & the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from The Leiden Collection and the Musée du Louvre, will bring together paintings and drawings by Dutch masters Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer and their contemporaries. Opening on 14 February 2019, the exhibition will survey Rembrandt’s artistic journey in Leiden and Amsterdam and his relationships with rivals and peers, including Johannes Vermeer, Jan Lievens, Ferdinand Bol, Carel Fabritius, Gerrit...

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