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Singer Debbie Harry is 75 next year, and with the launch of her autobiography Face It comes a chance to assess the artistic iconography of the ultimate ‘80s rock chick From Andy Warhol to H.R. Giger, singer Debbie Harry’s punky look has been co-opted by the art world as iconic of the glossy, perhaps superficial 1980s. Now nearing 75 years of age and still working as a singer and actress, Harry has produced her first...

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A third generation entrepreneur, Darren Julien has built his entire career around the auction industry. He cut his teeth at Sotheby’s and went on to establish Julien’s Auctions—today a globally recognised brand. In an Arts & Collections exclusive, he talks predictions, new technology and how to avoid potential provenance pitfalls. Memorabilia’s global appeal  It’s no secret that, in recent years, auction houses have expanded into new markets abroad. Russian oligarchs and wealthy Asians now enjoy unfettered...

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For the second instalment in our Arts & Collections series, we visit Jo Holdsworth, a London-based artist at her home studio in Wimbledon in south west London. Jo talks animatedly about her influences and inspirations, including Frida Kahlo and her Lowry roots, over a coffee or two with the spring light streaming through the open windows. Jo Holdsworth is a London artist who is beginning to make a name for herself in the art world.  Already this...

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For the first in a new Arts & Collections series, we visit Polish artist Michał Janowski at his home studio in east London. Janowski discusses his beliefs and the Catholic Church, and describes his processes—including painting with coffee—over an IPA in his Hackney living room.  Featured in Saatchi Art’s ‘One to Watch’ series, Michał Janowski is an Eastern European artist who has made a name for himself in the U.K. Having graduated in 2009 from...

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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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Arts & Collections speaks to costume designer Ellen Mirojnick about her work on The Greatest Showman, one of the year’s best-performing blockbusters Ellen Mirojnick has worked on many great films: What Women Want (1999), Basic Instinct (1992) and Wall Street (1987) to name a few. She won an Emmy for the costume design of Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra (2013) and is now being celebrated for her work on one of the most successful films...

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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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As the exhibition, Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, opened at its third and final venue, the Art Institute of Chicago (June 24, 2014–October 13, 2014), Charles Ford (Arts & Collections) talked to Allen Blevins, Director of Art & Heritage Programs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, about the Bank’s involvement with the Magritte exhibition and about the Bank’s wider challenges and objectives through its global art sponsorship and conservation programs.  AB: I had the opportunity of...

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