Jewels of Al Thani

     Victoria & Albert Museum


     21 November 2015 - 28 March 2016

March 27, 2015
Fairs and Events
  Frieze New York Image Courtesy :: Graham Carlow Frieze has just announced details of the fourth edition of Frieze Sounds at Frieze New York 2015. The program for 2015 will comprise three specially commissioned audio works by artists Alicja Kwade, Sergei Tcherepnin and Xaviera Simmons. Frieze Sounds is programmed [...]
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March 26, 2015
Laura Harding Stewart
  THE PIANO PLAYS AT HARVARD AND IT HAS NEVER BEEN MORE PERFECTLY TUNED   AAD’s Laura Stewart heads to Boston to See How the Architect Pulled off an Amazing Feat -  Getting Harvard to Lighten Up -   Renzo Piano Curiosity is what took me to Boston. When I [...]
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March 24, 2015
News ::
'Christ Carrying the Cross' Attributed to Giovanni Bellini's Workshop A rare early Italian Renaissance painting that has never been publically exhibited has been gifted to the National Gallery and is now on display. Christ Carrying the Cross has been generously presented to the National Gallery by Angus Neill. Mr Neill, [...]
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March 24, 2015
Robert Alexander Boyle
Sapphire Turban Ornament (Jigha)  or Brooch, India circa 1920, Platinum set with Sapphire and Diamonds 109.5 Carat Sapphire   Fresh from the stunning success of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it appears that the Al-Thani collection of jewels and antiques are headed to London's Victoria and Albert [...]
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March 20, 2015
Fairs and Events
An auction to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The sale, entitled 'Wellington, Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars', will take place at Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London, on 1 April. Attributed to Arthur Stocks (British, 1846 - 1889) After Daniel Maclise (Irish, 1806-1870) The Meeting of [...]
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March 19, 2015
News ::
 Dr Gabriele Finaldi standing in front of Van Dyck's portrait of Henry Danvers, Earl of Danby' (The Hermitage, St. Petersburg) Image :: Sergio Enriquez-Nistal   Gabriele Finaldi has been appointed Director of the National Gallery it was announced yesterday (18 March 2015). The appointment was confirmed by the Prime Minister, [...]
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March 18, 2015 1 Comment
Robert Alexander Boyle
Police Sketches of Gardner Heist Robbers   In 1998 a number of people were arrested for conspiring to rob on an armored vehicle in the suburbs of Boston. In 2002 a judge hammered each of the defendants with 40 years behind bars for a job they never got a chance to [...]
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March 16, 2015 7 Comments
Rauli Mard
  It is a question of balance. When every element in a design is in balance, our eyes will give up trying to search for something missing. This is the basic rule in designing anything; cars, motorcycles, shoes or aircraft. From the angle of art, a process of painting an [...]
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March 13, 2015 1 Comment
Lawrence Klepper
  We begin with a history lesson that started twenty-eight years ago with a now famous, or infamous depending on your point of view, price paid for an oil on canvas painting at auction. The sale in question was the US$53.9 million dollar price paid for Vincent Van Gogh’s “Irises” [...]
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March 13, 2015 1 Comment
Maura Haverly
The Portland Building Michael Graves, known for his architectural and design work emphasizing postmodernism, died today, at the age of 80, as reported by his architecture firm. During the 1970’s, he first came to fame through his work with the New York Five, designing modernist buildings.  But he later came [...]
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