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Aware: Art Fashion Identity

Aware: Art Fashion Identity

The third season of contemporary art at 6 Burlington Gardens examines how contemporary artists and designers use clothing as a mechanism to communicate and reveal elements of our identity. The exhibition contains work by more than 30 practitioners including Yoko Ono, Alexander McQueen and Grayson Perry. Divided into four sections. Storytelling which […]

by × December 9, 2010 × 0 comments

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Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion is the first exhibition in Europe to comprehensively survey avant-garde Japanese fashion, from the early 1980s to now. Japanese designers made an enormous impact on world couture in the late 20th century. Visionaries such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto redefined the […]

by × October 15, 2010 × 0 comments

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Kerouac’s Dog

Kerouac’s Dog

Kerouac’s Dog, inspired by American writer Jack Kerouac and the 1950s Beat generation, is an exciting new independent magazine just launched showcasing new talents across the arts.   A platform for new writers, upcoming graphic illustrators, photographers, architects, fashionistas and anyone interested in creativity, Kerouac’s Dog takes readers on a […]

by × October 12, 2010 × 0 comments

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David Bailey: Sculpture & Photographs

David Bailey: Sculpture & Photographs

David Bailey’s (or Bailey as he is known to everyone) first ever sculpture exhibition is currently showing at the Pangolin gallery, Kings Cross. Renowned for his iconic photography, here Bailey strips away conventional beauty, and instead focuses on that which lies beneath the beautiful profile: the skull. As Bailey insists ‘I’m not saying I’m a […]

by × October 11, 2010 × 0 comments

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Damien Hirst: Lost Souls

Damien Hirst: Lost Souls

For someone who suffers from Lepidopterphobia (roughly translated as a fear of butterflies), it was with more than a little trepidation that I made my way to the Paul Stolper gallery in a beautiful Bloomsbury Street for the opening of The Souls by Damien Hirst last week. Thankfully my fears were alleviated as […]

by × October 10, 2010 × 2 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Give Peace a Chance – The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal

Give Peace a Chance – The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal

According to the hotel’s housekeeping records, furniture was found in the corridor, pictures were taken off the walls, and all that remained was a double bed placed in the sitting room. To complicate matters, a houseman had to vacuum three to four times per day since John Lennon liked to […]

by × October 8, 2010 × 0 comments

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American Prince

American Prince

Tony Curtis wasn’t just an actor, he was a movie star, something altogether different. Although if you asked Tony how he viewed himself, surprisingly he would say that he was an artist (as in painter) before actor. As a child growing up on the east side of Manhattan, he would […]

by × October 7, 2010 × 0 comments

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Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Words are an integral element in Gauguin’s work and I firmly believe that’s why he has always been one of my favourite artists. Long before Warhol boldly decorated his canvases with letters of the alphabet, Gauguin would choose fragmentary texts as titles, either painted directly onto the canvas or carved into […]

by × September 29, 2010 × 0 comments

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Coutts Bank and London’s Theatreland

Coutts Bank and London’s Theatreland

Coutts & Co has a long history of supporting the performing arts and has looked after the financial affairs of many past clients connected with the arts. Past clients have included Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Chopin and Berlioz. The Coutts family were always  great fans of the stage. In fact links between […]

by × September 19, 2010 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Goldeneye, Jamaica

Goldeneye, Jamaica

“Paw-paw with a slice of green lime, a dish piled with red bananas, purple-star apples and tangerines, scrambled eggs and bacon, Blue Mountain coffee – the most delicious in the world – Jamaican marmalade, almost black and guava jelly. As Bond, wearing shorts and sandals, had his breakfast on the […]

by × September 19, 2010 × 0 comments

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Von Ribbentrop’s Watch

Von Ribbentrop’s Watch

What would you do if you suddenly found yourself the owner of a watch that once belonged to Joachim von Ribbentrop, Hitlers friend, fixer and Nazi Germany’s Foreign Minister? I asked the same question of my friend, writer Laurence Marks (The New Statesman, Birds of a Feather) at a dinner party last weekend and discovered an ingenious way […]

by × August 27, 2010 × 0 comments

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A Tribute to Ray Lowry and The Clash

A Tribute to Ray Lowry and The Clash

  Recently I was invited to an auction in aid of the Ray Lowry Foundation at the funky Idea Generation Gallery in Shoreditch. Manchester-born, Lowry began his career drawing for publications like Punch, OZ, NME and Private Eye creating a cult following for his illustrations and cartoons. Most famously he designed […]

by × August 16, 2010 × 0 comments