Blythe Road

The online sales at the cooperative of auctioneers 25 Blythe Road, has grown with the introduction of photographs specialist, Arnaud Delas. Delas is an established specialist in the world of photographs, with particular interest in 19th and 20th century themes of travel, exploration, science, portraiture and nudes.  He founded Galerie...

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Heatherley’s School of Fine Art

January 29th marked the beginning of Heatherley’s School of Fine Art 170th anniversary celebrations with their second annual Staff Show at the Bankside Gallery on the Southbank. The evening opened with a speech from Sir Alan Parker, CBE, director of such classic films as Midnight Express and Mississippi Burning who...

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Whiplash

Whiplash opens on a black screen with a drumroll. There is really no other way the film could have begun. The relentless hungry rattle of the snare; here more of a hurricane destroying all in its path than a rousing call to arms, is sewn into every inch of this...

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Money in the Banksy

A collection of 30 Banksy prints owned by the English gallery owner, Steve Lazarides, former agent of the celebrated graffiti artist, was auctioned as part of Founded 1793, the contemporary art event held at Bonhams, New Bond Street on 28 January 2015. The works sold in a flurry of bids,...

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Cast Courts at the Victoria and Albert Museum: The Opening of the Weston Court.

The two Cast Courts in the V&A were first opened in 1873 with the idea of forming a definitive cast collection of great works from Europe and Renaissance Italy, incorporating statues, full sized fragments of cathedrals, palaces, doors, pulpits, gates and tombs. The Italian Cast Court (room 46 B) has...

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Celebrating Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Architect

Before the advent of North Sea oil and gas, native talent was Scotland’s greatest export. The diaspora of the country’s population to the four corners of the globe, not least during the Victorian era, far surpassed the million who emigrated from Ireland during the Potato Famine: engineers, bankers, traders, administrators...

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In Peril on the Sea: Sailing Ships, Stormy Seas, ChelseaSpace

Over the years, Donald Smith, the Director of Exhibitions at ChelseaSpace, has staged a few quirky, sometimes whacky, and some downright opaque shows. Take the charming man from Norfolk who burned marks on everyday objects like garden tool handles or old fruit boxes with a magnifying glass. Or another artist...

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Wigmore Hall announces 10,000 cheap tickets for under 35s

John Gilhooly became Artistic and Executive Director of Wigmore Hall aged 32 in early 2005, making him the youngest leader of any of the world’s great concert halls. In the intervening years he quickly made his mark on the establishment, seeing record box office returns, a 50% increase in total...

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The Philadelphia Story

Despite the fact that, out of its six nominations, only James Stewart and Screenwriter Donald Ogden Stewart actually took home Oscars, The Philadelphia Story is unquestionably Katherine Hepburn’s film. Whilst she was already a big name who had an academy award under her belt, a string of commercial failures had...

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Rubens and His Legacy

Rubens and His Legacy Royal Academy Until 10 April 2015 Admission £16.50 www.royalacademy.org.uk When my children were little, they used to spend hours peering at a series of books called Where’s Wally? They are mostly grown-up now, but had they visited this big and blowsy exhibition at the RA, they...

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