UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON’S NEW FLAGSHIP STORE IN LONDON Benetton has raised the curtains on March 15th of its new flagship store on Oxford Street. Informal, hi-tech spaces and a ‘knitwear theatre’ will offer an ultimate brand experience that goes beyond the traditional idea of […]
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March and April Online Auction Calendar 2018
Christie’s LIVETM and online spend reached £165.6 million / $214.5 million in 2017
PRINTS & WORKS ON PAPER BY ZAO WOU-KI
15 March – 23 March
A selection of forty-seven prints and five drawings are offered in our online sale Prints & Works on Paper by Zao Wou-Ki. The important collection of a Chinese-born French artist showcases his career over five decades, during which he developed his distinct synthesis of European Modernism and traditional Chinese art and calligraphy. A dedicated printmaker, the collection charts his progress from the lyrically figurative works of the early 1950s to his embracing of abstraction – a creative trajectory that he would pursue for the rest of his life.
THE ART OF CHINA: NEW YORK, SPRING EDITION
20 March – 27 March
The spring edition of The Art of China features a fine selection of Chinese ceramics, works of art and paintings across a range of affordable prices. The sale will present a group of early pottery and ceramics from a distinguished private collection, as well as Chinese paintings from the classical to the contemporary period including works by Zeng Xiaojun and Ding Yanyong from a private American collection.
THE ART OF CHINA: LONDON, SPRING EDITION
20 March – 28 March
The London edition of The Art of China brings together a range of over ninety ceramics, jade and hardstone, paintings, bronze and Buddhist sculptures across the centuries. The sale also features a group Liao and Tang dynasty potteries from a private English collector and a group of ten paintings and calligraphy. See our guide for collecting Chinese porcelain here.
POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY, FIRST OPEN – ONLINE
9 April – 17 April
With estimates ranging from £300 to £80,000, First Open offers an unparalleled opportunity to obtain fresh and exciting contemporary artworks at online auction. The sale comprises artworks by German masters Günther Förg and Sigmar Polke, iconic American artists Dan Flavin, Sam Francis and Peter Halley, and contemporary female artists including Karin Kneffel, Kristin Baker and Helen Marten. Works will be on view at our London King Street galleries from 6 to 17 April.
ANDY WARHOL: SUNSETS
12 April – 23 April
Andy Warhol: Sunsets features ten unique screenprints of the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean from one of Pop Art’s most acclaimed artists. Pushing the traditional boundaries for editioned prints and blurring the lines between his unique material and his printed editions, the Sunset series is widely considered to be one of Warhol’s most expressive projects.
Works will be on view in our New York galleries from April 14 to 18.
PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASSES IN THE MOUNTAINS
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley partners with Canon Australia and Renowned Photographer Joshua Smith
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley presents the perfect canvas for avid or budding photographers to craft their skills on quintessential Australian landscapes and wildlife, all within this majestic property. Guests are invited to join Canon professional, and renowned Australian photographer, Joshua Smith, for a photography masterclass in the mountains during two exclusive photography weekends on 23 to 25 March and 17 to 19 August 2018. Joshua’s passion lies in capturing the untouched beauty of rural and regional Australia, including its awe-inspiring natural landscapes and wide expansive night skies, and guests will be able to learn from the master himself during the weekend escapes at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.
Joshua has worked as a contributing photographer for Canon Australia for many years which has resulted in incredible exhibitions, landscape and aerial images that showcase Joshua’s commitment to the environment and rural Australia. Each two-day interactive masterclass at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley will include landscape and wildlife photography by day and astrophotography by night, where guests will be able to capture the milky way in all its spectacular glory. Under the expert guidance of Joshua Smith, each guest will utilise the latest Canon Pro-level camera bodies and Professional L Series lenses, stabilised by Carbon Fibre Manfrotto tripods to learn how to photograph the spectacular scenery, as well as learn how to professionally edit photos. Guests will be able to take home the beautiful images they have taken during the weekend.
“We are delighted to welcome Joshua to the resort to share his incredible photography skills with our guests whilst capturing the exquisite natural surrounds of the Wolgan Valley” says James Wyndham, General Manager. “This is a truly unique opportunity for our guests to utilize state-of-the-art Canon camera equipment and take home a special memory of their stay with us.”
“I am extremely excited to host two photography weekends at one of the most exquisite locations in Australia” says Joshua Smith. “The iconic sandstone ridges and clear night sky at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley provides the perfect backdrop for guests to create some wonderful images using the latest Canon Pro-level equipment.”
Nestled in a private valley with soaring bush escarpments, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is located between two national parks; the Wollemi and Gardens of Stone National Parks in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains area. A short 2.5 hours drive from Sydney and occupying just one per cent of a 7,000-acre wildlife reserve, the secluded resort combines ultra-luxury with a quintessentially Australian outback bush experience.
Guests of the resort can experience this masterclass when booking a two-night stay at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. Packages start from AU$2,090 per night for two guests in a Heritage Villa with private pool and includes gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with selected local wines and beers with meals, non-alcoholic beverages, in-villa mini bar and two-nature based activities per day, as well as day and evening photography sessions with Joshua Smith including all camera and production equipment.
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A stunning start to the year at the 2nd Messinia Pro-Am in Costa Navarino Professionals and golf enthusiasts from 23 countries renewed their meeting for the next Messinia Pro-Am on 20-23 February 2019 The 2nd Messinia Pro-Am at Costa Navarino was successfully completed with […]
Must-see exhibitions, Easter, combined ticket for the Royal Palace and Teatro Real opera house…Madrid tourism news. March 2018
If only objects could speak, the contents from Faringdon House, Oxfordshire would tell a story filled with intrigue, eccentricity and flamboyance. This season, the focal point of Christie’s London Interiors Sale, 12 April 2018 will be contents from the home of Lord Berners. When the […]
This Olimpia Knot features a refined check pattern in nappa and ayers leather in soft pastel tones. The jewellery-inspired twist lock is crafted from dark gold-tone metal and covered with glossy enamel for a sleek, tonal finish. Trimmed in smooth perforated leather, […]
Clan Milano: the Salone del Mobile between eclectic aesthetics and refined simplicity
Eclectic style and flamboyant brio pervade the new collections by Clan Milano, to be launched on the occasion of the Salone del Mobile Milano 2018, from 17 to 22 April.
Evocative multicultural references coexist in the new furnishing solutions of the Italian brand, born in 2015 under the artistic direction of Alessandro La Spada. Skilfully blended thanks to the excellence of craftsmanship, bold tactile and chromatic contrasts enhance the exclusive appeal of each piece.