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Sotheby's - The Best of British Design From The 19th and 20th Centuries

Sotheby's is co-hosting two complementary events celebrating the best of British design talent from the 19th and 20th centuries in collaboration with Paul Reeves, the world renowned specialist dealer in this field. An auction and a concurrent selling exhibition by Paul Reeves will both offer a rich and impressive showcase of masterworks from the...

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China Design Now at The Victoria and Albert Museum

The V and A's spring exhibition, China Design Now, is the first in the UK to explore the recent explosion of new design in China and the first to attempt to understand the impact of rapid economic development on architecture and design in China's major cities. From the 2008 Olympic stadium, and other significant architectural projects, to the...

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Christie's South Kensington's 20th Century Week

Christie’s South Kensington will be celebrating all that was cool about the 20th century this Spring with a week of sales dedicated to the designs, fashions and visual arts that shaped an era. The newly refurbished salerooms will be filled with multitudes of items guaranteed to evoke memories of quirky 1960s and 70s interiors, the fashions that...

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Royal Watercolour Society Annual Exhibition

The Royal Watercolour Society, the oldest and most prestigious watercolour society in the world, has the strong aim and objective of promoting the language of drawing and painting, and especially of watercolour painting to an ever widening public.

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John Fisher: Writers' Rooms III at Francis Kyle Gallery

For his third series of Writers' Rooms, John Fisher has been working over the past two years in four countries, refining his response to the character of houses which once were homes of some of his favourite writers and composers. Often drawn first to the working desks, studies or libraries of his subjects, he was also attracted sometimes by other...

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Modern Painters: The Camden Town Group at Tate Britain

Modern Painters: The Camden Town Group is the first exhibition for twenty years to focus on the work of a circle of painters who were a leading force in modern British art in the years leading up to, and during the First World War. Founded by Walter Sickert in 1911, the Group chronicled changes in both British society and the rapidly developing...

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Lucas Cranach the Elder at The Royal Academy

In March 2008 the Royal Academy of Arts will present the first major exhibition in Britain devoted to Lucas Cranach the Elder (c. 1472–1553). A collaboration between the Stadel Museum, Frankfurt am Main and the Royal Academy, the exhibition will bring together some 70 works chosen to represent the quality and range of this important master of the...

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3 Generations at Sarah Myerscough Fine Art

In a recent article, Peter Blake likened Abstract Expressionism to Damien Hirst's spin paintings, where paint is simply poured in a completely arbitrary way. On reflection this is a somewhat flippant statement that underestimates the sensibilities of this mainstream art movement. Moreover he goes on to comment that Hirst has 'pretty much brought...

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God of Carnage at The Gielgud Theatre

Ralph Fiennes, Tamsin Greig, Janet McTeer and Ken Stott will star in God of Carnage, the new play by Yasmina Reza, which will open in London at the Gielgud Theatre on Tuesday 25th March after previews from 7th March. God of Carnage will be designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and music by Gary Yershon....

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John Swannell's Photographs at The Chris Beetles Gallery

John Swannell's reputation as one of the biggest names in British photography is no accident, his consistently inventive work and unerring professionalism having kept him in demand by press and public for over thirty five years.

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John Virtue at Marlborough Fine Art

Marlborough Fine Art is holding its first exhibition of work by internationally renowned artist John Virtue. It is his first exhibition in London since his highly acclaimed show at the National Gallery in 2005. In 2006 Marlborough invited John Virtue to participate in an annual Artists International Print Project, run by Paupers Press, at the...

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