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‘Butterflies et Bijoux’ by Claude Lalanne at Louisa Guinness Gallery

 An exhibition of sculpture by renowned French artist Claude Lalanne. Including previously unseen pieces from the artist’s personal collection.Known for her sculptural collaborations with husband François-Xavier Lalanne, with whom she worked under the collective signature ‘Les Lalannes’, the exhibition offers a window into Claude Lalanne’s most intimate world. Marking the

Before Encore 6 by John Lee Bird at The 20th Century Theater

John Lee Bird marks ten years of before encore project with exhibition of 36 new portraits documenting London’s mercurial creative counter-culture.Before encore is an ongoing portraiture project in which seminal London artist John Lee Bird documents the influential performers, muses, designers, musicians, poets and artists who exist within the creative

Fashion and the Italian economic miracle

Sorelle Fontana model alongside the hand of the colossal statue of Constantine in the courtyard of the Musei Capitolini in Rome, 1952. Photograph by Regina Relang, courtesy Archiv Relang, Sammlung Photographs, Munchner Stadmuseum.Unlikely as it may seem, embroidered evening gowns, silk cocktail dresses and Marilyn Monroe’s stilettos helped to kickstart

A beautiful feeling

 The Haas Brothers with The Haas Sisters, Al-Gorilla, Eye-sik Newton, Neil Tongue, Bill Nyeland, Isle Be Back, and Fungulliver, from the Afreaks series (2015)The fifth design triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum opens next month in New York. It is the first iteration of the event since the museum’s

Prado hosts first Spanish Ingres retrospective

Ingres’s La Grande Odalisque (1814), one of a number of important loans to the show from the Louvre, Paris. © 2010 Musée du Louvre/Angèle DequierAn exhibition of the work of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) opening at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid is the first retrospective of his work in

By Me William Shakespeare: A Life in Writing at King’s College London

 Here’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity to explore Shakespeare’s will, alongside other unique documents that witness his life. His will hasn’t seen the light of day publicly for 40 years! Dead good.Discover the stories behind key moments in Shakespeare’s life, from the birth of the Globe theatre in London to his last

Face-off: Van Dyck and Mark Wallinger

  Van Dyck's self-portrait (around 1640-41) was bought in 2014 after a public appeal. Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery LondonThe Dulwich Picture Gallery, South London, has around 220 Dutch and Flemish Golden Age paintings in its collection. The gallery intends to publish its first comprehensive catalogue of the collection in the

Anselm Kiefer reflects on German history & Philosophy

Anselm Kiefer. © Anselm Kiefer/Photo: Renate Graf.Paris is playing double host to the German artist Anselm Kiefer this winter. While an exhibition of more than 100 of his books, made of typically diverse materials like clay, sand and lead, is currently on view at Bibliothèque Nationale de France, a retrospective

Wifredo Lam breaks free of Picasso’s long shadow at last

Wilfredo Lam in his studio in Albissola, Italy (working on the Brousses series of the late 1950s and early 1960s) © Archives SDO Wifredo Lam“A true picture has the power to set the imagination to work, even if it takes time,” said the Cuban artist Wifredo Lam. In the case

Prix Pictet Sixth Cycle: Disorder at Somerset House

[ad_1] Centred around the theme ‘Disorder’, the exhibition features work by the twelve shortlisted photographers.The Photographers are: Ilit Azoulay (Israel), Valérie Belin (France), Matthew Brandt (United States), Maxim Dondyuk (Ukraine), Alixandra Fazzina (United Kingdom), Ori Gersht (Israel), John Gossage (United States), Pieter Hugo (South Africa), Gideon Mendel (South Africa), Sophie Ristelhueber (France),