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Published at the end of April, Conran/Quant: Swinging London – A Lifestyle Revolution by Geoffrey Rayner and Richard Chamberlain pays homage to ‘the Chelsea Set’, a bohemian, progressive clique that would change the course of sixties contemporary design, with a focus on Mary Quant and Terence Conran. “It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there have been...

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On Tuesday April 2nd, Sotheby’s fourth sale of Modern and Contemporary African Art in London amassed £2,316,625 / $3,023,196 (pre-sale estimate: £1.5-2.2 million / $2-2.9 million), creating new auction records for 11 artists in this category. El Anatsui, a contemporary Ghanaian artist, led the sale with his metallic aluminium bottle cap tapestry titled Zebra Crossing 2, achieving £1.1 million / $1.4 million (est. £550,000-750,000); the competitive bidding for the shimmering tapestry realised the third highest price...

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The Philatelic Traders’ Society International reports a successful Stampex 2019 in February, with over 12,000 visitors over the four days of the show at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London. This year the show had over 1900 guests queuing to get in on the opening morning, and the Royal Mail’s Stampex show exclusive of a limited run of 6000 was a sell-out success. This time, Stampex International celebrated two leading female philatelists within the show’s...

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Due to be published in April, The New Londoners is a celebration of London’s unique cultural richness, and of the diversity that is a hallmark of the city. Over the last four years, British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins has photographed and interviewed 165 families from almost 200 different countries, all of whom have made their homes in London. The portraits show each family photographed in their home and are accompanied by interviews about the varied experiences...

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Formula E racing is set to return to London in Summer 2020, on a unique track winding around the Royal Docks and inside the ExCeL buildings. Season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will take place in London in Summer 2020, as the fully-electric cars tackle a 2.4km clockwise circuit after lining up on a starting grid located inside ExCeL. Consisting of 23 corners, the track layout will see the drivers running along the...

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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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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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Over 140 artists will take over the iconic Truman Brewery for the 34th edition of The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art. With an exciting new programme of events including guest exhibitions, site-specific installations, engaging workshops and curated projects addressing the fair’s global 2019 Greener Future theme, the fair offers a dynamic and immersive presentation of some of the most exciting and adventurous emerging artists from around the world. Overseen by The Other Art...

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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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