COURSE OF EMPIRE. Over the span of his influential six-decade career the artist Ed Ruscha has shaped the way we see the American landscape. Ed Ruscha’s elegant, highly distilled, and often humorous work conveys a unique brand of visual American zen.
THE TRANSHISTORICAL MUSEUM. Ann Demeester is a Belgian writer, art critic and museum director. From 2006 to 2014 Ann Demeester was Director of the Amsterdam contemporary arts centre De Appel. Since 2014 Demeester has been Director of the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem.
LIVING SCULPTURES. The artist duo Gilbert & George is made up of Italian-born Gilbert Proesch (b. 1943) and British George Passmore (b. 1942). They have lived and worked together in London for 50 years and have made their mark on the international art scene. Together they create large formatted photo-based works in a graphic style with bright colors, as well as paintings, collages, performances and video works. Gilbert & George do not separate life and art and can often be seen in their own works, which depict a wide range of human experiences such as religion, sexuality, identity, urban life, terrorism, superstition, AIDS, old age and death.
The art dealer Marco Voena is interviewed in London
Perfume, wine, glass and more and how to start your collection of bottles.
It’s that time of year, when the weather begins to warm up and people begin to hold yard and garage sales. These are the point at which most antiques enter the market. But unlike the 1960s when the garage sale phenomenon began, today’s sellers know the relative value of what they’re selling, so items aren’t necessarily cheap anymore.
French jewelry designer Aurélie Bidermann is renowned for her exquisite craftsmanship. Trained in gemology and with a Masters in art history, her eponymous fashion and fine collections are bohemian and draw on nature – think shells, leaves and animals.
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The interview with the distinguished art dealer and philanthropist Anthony d’Offay takes place in his elegant first floor office on London’s Dering Street, an historic wood-panelled room where he works with his young assistant. Downstairs is Postcard Teas, a shop selling exquisite rare varieties of teas, which is run by Anthony’s son Timothy and his Japanese wife Asako. At Anthony’s request a pot of delicious caffeine free Chinese tea is bought up for us to drink during the interview.
Valentines day and the dilemma of what to give this year to that someone special, the one you love
Clockmaking a Bristish legacy and more.
From the 15th century onwards public clocks had been erected in the squares and local spaces of larger towns around Scotland, from Peebles to Dundee. The mechanisms of these early clocks were produced overseas, and it wasn’t until the late 15th century to early 16th century that British clockmakers became competent in making and repairing clocks. As the practice developed, an area in Edinburgh was dedicated to their trade, Clock Maker’s Land in the West Bow, which most notably housed the workshop and residence of the watchmaker and horologist Paul Roumieu, 1677-94. His craftsmanship has been recorded in documents of the time, praising the quality of his movements and pieces.
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Beware of witches and creeks in the attic as it's Halloween weekend
French Sculptor Auguste Rodin is generally considered the Father of Modern Sculpture. In September I was lucky enough to visit an exhibition of his work organised by Iain Brunt at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf which is an exciting concept building and provides an exceptional space to display sculpture exhibitions.
When purchasing art we often buy because we like the subject matter or style of the piece. This is of course a great reason to purchase, but often we don’t look further than aesthetics and this can mean we miss clues from the artist as to the real meaning to the artwork, which can completely change the way we look it.