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Meditation Creativity Peace: A Documentary of David Lynch’s 16 Country Tour

Meditation Creativity Peace: A Documentary of David Lynch’s 16 Country Tour

– The human mind will not be confined to any limits. – Johan Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 – 1832 Last week we attended the British premiere of an inspiring new documentary: Meditation Creativity Peace featuring the film director David Lynch. Presented by David Lynch Foundation UK at the Curzon Mayfair, the […]

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Arts & Culture, Books, Style

Kaiser Karl: The Life Of Karl Lagerfeld

Kaiser Karl: The Life Of Karl Lagerfeld

Kaiser Karl was originally published in French last year by Editions Albin Michel, and was a bestseller. To mark the first anniversary of Karl Lagerfeld’s death, the English version has recently been published by ACC Art Books. Written by Raphaelle Bacque, a respected investigative journalist, the book reveals the man […]

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Steve McQueen – Tate Modern, London

Steve McQueen – Tate Modern, London

Steve McQueen is now familiar to us for his critically acclaimed films for cinematic release; most specifically the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave (2013) but he has also made Hunger (2008), Shame (2010) and Widows (2018). Less widely known, was that well before this, McQueen was a highly regarded visual […]

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Dora Maar – Tate Modern

Dora Maar – Tate Modern

Henriette Théodora Markovitch, otherwise known as Dora Maar, perhaps had the misfortune of being one of Picasso’s many muses and the subject of one of his best-known, and well-loved portraits, Weeping Woman (1937). As such her own work as an artist has largely been forgotten and overlooked. The Tate is […]

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Arts & Culture, Books, Style

Photo: Milton H. Greene

Always Audrey: Six iconic photographers. One legendary star.

From Audrey Hepburn’s debut on Broadway in Gigi to her last film, Always, six iconic photographers have opened their archives to share images of the star – many published here for the first time. Always Audrey by ACC Art Books is a magnificent homage to an actress who is a […]

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Arts & Culture, Food & Travel, Wellness

Sundance Mountain Resort – Utah

Sundance Mountain Resort – Utah

‘To us, Sundance is and always will be a dream. What you see, smell, taste and feel here is a dream being carefully nurtured. It’s a place of extraordinary beauty devoted to people. What we offer in the form of art and culture, spirit and service is homegrown and available to all’. […]

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Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures – Los Angeles

Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures – Los Angeles

During this year’s Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre, LA, Tom Hanks announced to the audience and viewers around the world, that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Museum will open on Monday14 December, 2020. Tom Hanks will be a museum trustee and co-chair of the Academy Museum  campaign, […]

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The Ghost of a Flea
c.1819
Graphite on paper
200 x 153 mm
Private Collection

William Blake, Tate Britain

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the largest collection of work by William Blake (1757 -1827) in the UK for a generation. Tate Britain have mounted an exhibition which brings together over 300 remarkable and rarely seen works. A visionary painter, printmaker and poet, Blake created some of the most […]

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Arts & Culture, Books

The Complete Papers – Thomas Demand from Mack Books

The Complete Papers – Thomas Demand from Mack Books

Thomas Demand is something of an enigmatic figure. Outside the art world he remains little known and there have been few major exhibitions outside his representing galleries. It seems reasonable to say that perhaps Demand has never quite received the wider coverage that he deserves. Perhaps this lies in the […]

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Antony Gormley – The Royal Academy, London

Antony Gormley – The Royal Academy, London

The latest show at the Royal Academy is entitled simply Antony Gormley. This is probably because an awful lot of what you get is actually representation of the artist himself. We have seen him before, standing on the foreshore at Crosby, looking from London’s rooftops and amongst the ancient ruins at […]

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Arts & Culture, Conversations

Hugh Mendes in his studio, 2018

The Hugh Mendes Conversation

Hugh, why were you drawn in particular to painting obituaries, and do you remember the moment when you first had the idea? I was working with newspaper clippings as source material, mainly political stories. As you may know, that really started with 9/11 which happened to be my MA graduation […]

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Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Derek Boshier Conversation

The Derek Boshier Conversation

Derek, you were a key member of the early Pop Art movement in the UK. That must have been an exciting time to be a young artist at the Royal College of Art? The Royal College of Art class of 1959 – 62 was perhaps to do with being at […]

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