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Precious Mettle, a solo exhibition by British artist Nicole Wassall, opens at contemporary London gallery Fiumano Clase on 25th September and runs until 15th November 2019. The show investigates emotional strength through Wassall’s intriguing use of a variety of materials: brass frames, suspended gold wires, granite, coins, wood, sound, and a silver marionette puppet. Complex processes, such as water-gilding, are combined with high concept ideas to create evocative artworks which pose questions on very human...

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There’s a particular exhilaration that comes from being the winning bidder – the new owner of something valuable and unique. It may well linger until you next see your artwork installed in your home, your office, a gallery or a museum. Between this moment and that, it will need to move. Besides the physical challenges involved in transporting it from A to B, there’s a maze of admin tasks to manoeuvre through too: insurance, taxes, custom...

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Masterpiece London 2019 opened on June 27th and runs until July 3rd. A virtual tour of the event is available on the website here. At this unmissable art fair visitors can view and buy the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery – from antiquity to the present day. The Fair offers an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale across a range of price points from over...

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Maquettes of the bronze sculpture commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, by British sculptor David Williams-Ellis, will be sold at the Masterpiece Art Fair after exhibition at the Portland Gallery. The sculpture, which after two years work has taken its place overlooking what was code-named Gold Beach during the Normandy invasion, shows a trio of British soldiers surging forward, bearing the standard weapons and equipment of the time. Memorial The statue in Ver-sur-Mer...

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Running currently and on show until October 27th 2019 at the Royal Botanical Garden, Kew, a major exhibition of the work of celebrated glass sculptor Dale Chihuly features artworks in locations. One of the world’s most celebrated contemporary glass artists, Seattle-based Dale Chihuly has a 50-year career using glass, paint, charcoal, graphite, neon, ice, and a lightweight polymer he developed and named Polyvitro. Glasshouses The body of work currently on show at Kew Gardens demonstrates...

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The Revelations International Fine Craft and Creation Fair is a five-day event being held from 22nd May to 26th May 2019 at the Grand Palais Paris. The event showcases products in categories including contemporary jewellery, metal and glass sculpture, unique pieces, woodworking objects and products and services in the gifts and handicrafts industry. With 33 countries attending, the 2019 edition will be marked by a dramatic increase of international participants. Compared to 2017, twice as...

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Galerie Templon’s latest exhibition explores the fascinating dialogue between Anthony Caro (1924-2013), pioneer of abstract sculpture, and Jules Olitski (1922-2007), master of Colour Field painting. With a collection of works from the 1970s and ’80s, the new exhibition celebrates the unique creative friendship between the British sculptor and the American painter of Russian descent, companions for close to 50 years. Anthony Caro and Jules Olitski both paved the way to a new form of abstract...

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A stunning marble bust of Lucrezia d’Este, one of the last works of Antonio Canova, is coming to auction for the first time. The bust will be offered for auction by Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo, Monaco, in the auction Mobilier et Objets d’Art, Dessins, Tableaux Anciens et XIXème Siècle, on April 27th. No estimate of its price has been released, but a comparable Canova piece, Bust of Peace, sold for over £5m in 2018. “I read...

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Publisher Skira is releasing Idols – The Power of Images, a lavishly illustrated book on how humankind begun to create three-dimensional images of the human body around 4000–2000 BC. The book reveals a surprising number of common traits present in many groups and regions across the world. Editor Annie Caubet, archaeologist and emerita of the Louvre, invites the reader to discover a diverse collection of illustrations and texts from multiple experts in the field. She...

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Plans have been announced to install the UK’s largest bronze sculpture outside the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Messenger, by Newcastle artist Joseph Hillier, will be seven metres (23 feet) high, nine metres (30 feet) wide, and will weigh 9.5 tonnes. The largest lost-wax cast bronze sculpture ever made in the UK, it depicts an actress playing the part of Olivia in a Theatre Royal production of Shakespeare’s Othello. The sculpture will be assembled from 200 individually...

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