Lucien Freud: The Self Portraits at the Royal Academy

Lucien Freud: The Self Portraits at the Royal Academy

Could this be the Year of the Selfy? Gauguin at the National, Rembrandt at Dulwich and van Gogh at Tate Britain. In the RA show there are over 50 examples of Lucian Freud’s self-portraits, many of which have never been on show before, and certainly not seen together. What constitutes...

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Gauguin Portraits at the National Gallery

Gauguin Portraits at the National Gallery

Surely an exhibition entitled ‘Gauguin Portraits’ should have been housed at their next-door neighbours in St Martin’s Place? However, the National Gallery have been busily borrowing over 50 works from all over the world, with half a dozen from private collections, never before seen in the UK. But why so...

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Avant-Garde: Inspired by Bauhaus at the Autumn 2019 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

Avant-Garde: Inspired by Bauhaus at the Autumn 2019 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

The Autumn Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair has returned to Battersea Park London for its third outing of the year, running until October 2019.  With over 160 exhibitors on two floors, the Autumn event is a sell-out.  The Decorative Fair is the interior trade’s favourite period design show, with a...

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William Blake at Tate Britain

William Blake at Tate Britain

  To some, William Blake is the eighteenth century artistic equivalent of Marmite. Personally, I have always had a mild aversion to ‘visionary’ works of art, either visual or verbal, peopled by floating figures in the form of gods, or even God, devils, demons, angels and characters from the Old...

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Reconnect with the World: Montblanc Presents ‘In Transit’ a Collaboration with Contemporary Artist Philip Colbert, 15 – 20 October

Reconnect with the World: Montblanc Presents ‘In Transit’ a Collaboration with Contemporary Artist Philip Colbert, 15 – 20 October

This October, Montblanc presents a travel-themed pop-up in collaboration with celebrated contemporary artist, Philip Colbert. Open between 15 – 20 October at 47 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields Market, the pop-up store will showcase Montblanc’s travel line, specially designed for luxury, business and lifestyle customers. To mark the occasion, Philip Colbert has...

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Courage and Creativity

Courage and Creativity

Achievement of pretty much any sort has value precisely because of the fight that has to be engaged to gain it, to be tough enough to overcome what is thrown at us and to keep on keeping on.  Those born with a disability, whether of mobility, hearing, vision, cognitive or...

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Waterhouse and Dodd announces John Schueler: Skyscapes

Waterhouse and Dodd announces John Schueler: Skyscapes

His First solo exhibition in London for over 40 years At their Albemarle Street Gallery, London | Exhibition: 18 th June – 12 th July 2019 Gallery opening hours: 9.30am-6pm | Private view: 18 th June 2019, 6-8pm By the late 1950s, the American painter Jon Schueler (1916-1992) was a...

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Spaziale! at Opera Gallery London

Spaziale! at Opera Gallery London

Opera Gallery has announced the launch of Spaziale! (17 – 29 May 2019), a new exhibition centred on the art movement of Spatialism and gathering some of the most celebrated Italian artists of the 20thcentury, including Lucio Fontana, Turi Simeti, Agostino Bonalumi and Enrico Castellani. For the first time in the history of Opera Gallery...

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Damien Hirst paintings donated to British Museum

Damien Hirst paintings donated to British Museum

73 portrait drawings of Damien Hirst’s former business manager allocated to the British Museum under the Cultural Gifts Scheme A collection of 73 portraits of Frank Dunphy by Damien Hirst, known as”The Wolseley Drawings”, has been generously donated by Frank Dunphy through the Cultural Gifts Scheme and allocated to the...

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Malta and Gozo: An artist’s view

Malta and Gozo: An artist’s view

  Richard Cole was a cartoonist for The Times, The Daily Telegraph, CBS and Channel 4 News, amongst others, in the time-honoured, cross-hatched style of David Levine. His drawing of the then Labour Prime Minister of Malta, Dom Mintoff in 1975 set him off on a journey, culminating in this...

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