Record sale 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Europe

Dina Amin, Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Europe: “This is a historic result for Phillips as our 20th Century & Contemporary Art team achieved the highest sale total in the history of the company. Our total of £97.8 million exceeds last year’s result by almost seven times, an incredible achievement and a testament to the amazing team we have assembled at Phillips. Led by two Modern masterpieces, Picasso’s La Dormeuse and Matisse’s Nu allongé I (Aurore), tonight’s results highlight our strategy to expand deeper into the 20th century and firmly establish us as the destination for 20th Century & Contemporary Art. Our terrific showing was bolstered by a world-record price for Mark Bradford’s Helter Skelter I, an astonishing work by one of the greatest painters of our time. It was truly a great night.”

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Unmissable Royal Collection at the Royal Academy of Arts

 

IMG_2890Discover the legendary art collection of Charles I. For the first time since the 17th century, this landmark exhibition brings together the astounding treasures that changed the taste of the nation.

King Charles I amassed one of the most extraordinary art collections of his age, acquiring works by some of the finest artists of the past Titian, Mantegna, Holbein, and commissioning leading contemporary artists such as Van Dyck and Rubens.
Yet, following the kings execution in 1649, his collection was sold off and scattered across Europe. While many works were retrieved by Charles II during the Restoration, others now form the core of museums such as the Louvre and the Prado.

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ROME is always full of surprises

vittorianoRome is a city of pass ions, rising to the capital of Italy for its glorious past and represents the geographical heart of the nation. All roads lead to Rome, says a popular proverb, an it’s unthinkable not to visit Caput Mundial least one.
There is always something to discover in Rome, something to stop and watch, a city where the present is lively and intertwines with the past in the singular frame of its inhabitants and their Romanesque speaking
The history of the city of Rome has certainly been singular, sumptuouse epochs alternating
ith others of decay, immense wealth and moral decadence, in a city that has always been able to bloom again. That’s probably why it’s called the Etern city.
It’s historic center is among the 53 Italian sited included by the UNESCO in the World Heritage List.

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Luimiere London 2018

Lumiere 1It happened again, Lumiere London is back. It took place over four evenings, from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 January 2018, lighting up the cold, dark streets of London.
Light installations by 30 leading artists illuminated the capitals streets exposing more than 50 artworks on some of the capitals most iconic buildings.

The light festival, developed by creative producers Artichoke, set artworks based in the major locations around the city including Piccadilly, Mayfair, Kings Cross, Trafalgar and Westmister.
Lumiere London trasformed the city with flying fish, giant flowers, 3D elephants, human figuers floating in the sky and stars.
There were no tickets, It was completely free, no need to book.

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Aegean sun with Weekend Max Mara artistic collection

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We love greatly inspiring collaboration between Milanese fine art photographer Micol Sabbadini’s dreamy images and Weekend Max Mara. Chicly understated silhouettes and luxuriously rendered fabrics, the capsule collection’s Mediterranean vibe seems second nature to the newfound collaborators. Photographs, taken in stolen moments during travels, of whitewashedhouses, lazily drifting boats, intricate mosaics and luscious Mediterranean peonies are thoughtfully collaged or transformed into stunning patterns by the artist. The twelve pieces featured in the collection were designed with long, carefree days in mind. The images were designed specifically for the cut of three of these garments, treating each Piece like one of Sabbadini’s artworks.

Website : https://gb.weekendmaxmara.com

THE STRIKING VEUVE CLICQUOT WIDOW SERIES “SEVEN”

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Is an immersive experience encapsulating creative expression in the arts, music, and fashion and pays homage to the revolutionary founder of the house -the famous widow Madame Clicquot bringimg Carine’s Roitfeld vision of the Seven Deadly Sins to life. At ‘SEVEN’​, guests are taken on a journey through seven rooms, to experience not only Carine’s vision of the bewitching aspects of each sin, but their seven virtues as well.

With Tom Ford announced as the designer for the main bar dressing the seven ‘Carine’ hostesses, and FENDI providing lavish fabrics and a couture outfit for the sin of ‘Wrath’ Atsuko Kudo, the designer behind Kim Kardashian and Rita Ora’s famous latex dress designs, will also be co-curating the installation for the sin of ‘Lust’ and renowned Italian designer Gianvito Rossi providing the shoes.

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London International Art week with Pad and Frieze Fairs.

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  London becomes International Art centre with Pad and Frieze Fairs.

   Inspiring a unique spirit of collecting, PAD London Art and Design Fair 2-8 October 2017 at Berkeley Square epitomises how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors.  PAD is a place to discover and acquire pieces of museum quality with a distinct history. PAD cultivates eclecticism, authenticity and connoisseurship with passion and flair. Its boutique setting is designed to inspire collectors, art consultants, museum experts, interiors specialists, design practitioners and the public alike, making PAD the only event of its kind.

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Venice Biennale 2017 Viva Arte Viva !

 

FHGWJBHERS53933This year’s is  Viva Arte Viva, a show “inspired by humanism!“Long live the arts! ” was the motto chosen for the 2017 Venice Biennale by French curator Christine Macel. The celebration of culture is well-needed in these times.

The Biennale comprises a central exhibition, organized this year by Christine Macel, chief curator of the Pompidou Center in Paris;  In the Venetian Arsenal and the Giardini area 85 national pavilions, which feature solo or thematic presentations.

Art can take us anywhere. The 57th Venice Biennale transports you round the globe as never before, from Inuit whaling boats to Brazilian rainforests, from Korean barber shops to Iraqi minefields and Antiguan beaches. I don’t believe I will ever get a better sense of Finland’s slightly shamefaced progressiveness than through Erkka Nissinen and IMG_9075Nathaniel Mellors’s absurdist satire, featuring animatronic eggs; or nearer to Kosovo than the tragic bakelite phone that never rings in Sislej Xhafa’s Lost and Found booth, commemorating the disappeared. Spectacular as ever, Russia’s pavilion opens with a dramatic double-headed eagle rising out of a ghostly wheat field composed of a million tiny workers, and ends with bodies literally and metaphorically blocked in stone for the crime of hacking. Acute visions of Soviet past and Putin’s present.

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Terrence Higgins Trust Art Auction at Christie’s

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Terrence Higgins Trust provides a wide range of services to more than 100.000 people a year. This charity is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. This charity strives for a greater political and public understanding of the impact of HIV.   One of the first people in the UK to die with aids was Terry Higgins at the age of 37 on the 4th of July 1982. They named the charity after Terry to personalise and humanise Aids.

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ASIAN ART IN LONDON – EAST MEETS WEST

 

Asian Art in London brings together over sixty of the world’s top dealers, major auction houses and museums for an annual ten-day celebration of the finest Asian art.
Visitors converge on London for this prestigious international event offering gallery selling exhibitions, auctions, receptions, lectures and seminars. Asian Art in London is delighted to announce that in its 19th year the Event is short-listed for the ‘Business Award for Arts & Creative Services’ as organised by the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Read more