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Classic Week Evening Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 6 luglio 2019

London – The wealth of works offered across Christie’s three Classic Week Evening sales – Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection, The Exceptional Sale and the Old Masters Evening Sale – have realised a combined total of £48,314,125 / $60,730,855 / €53,773,621. Welcoming registered bidders from 40 countries across 5 continents, the top lots of the evening were An Egyptian Brown Quartzite Head of The God Amen and David Teniers’ The Ham Dinner which set a new world record price for the artist at auction, each work sold for £4,746,250. Bringing the running total for Classic Week sales to date to £56,508,750 / $71,043,549 / €62,899,541, the auctions continue until 11 July, with estimates from £800 to £4 million, the sales present rare opportunities for new and established collectors across price levels.

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Bevvie, the ‘Private Members Club in your Pocket’ launches in London at Asia Cup Polo

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 luglio 2019

Disruptive U.K.-based mobile app Bevvie launches in London as an invite-only membership club with a rewards platform on mobile. Marrying the new norm of meeting friends online with the aim of expats and business travellers to network on-the-go, Bevvie offers an ice-breaker for members to host private events, meet in venues upon check-in and collect points for repeat usage, which can be redeemed for rewards from partners.GPS technology allows Bevvie members to see a list of basic profiles of other members currently checked into the same venue, highlighting shared interests and languages and offering a platform to connect within a closed community. Members are offered points each time they check in and each time they refer a new member to the platform.Bevvie Ltd is driven by an international team with experience working in London, LA, San Francisco, NYC, Zurich, Cannes, Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and it plans to replicate the business model in urban walkable cities which see business travel in high volumes.
CEO Natalie Torin said the vision for Bevvie is to create a platform where expats and entrepreneurs can connect and build business relationships through a social platform based on geo-location and break the ice with those who have checked in at the same select venue, be it a bar or a conference. Co-founder and COO Brendan Kwok conferred that he understands the problem of meeting like-minded people for business and social networking as both an expat and frequent business traveller and has found that the platform has resonated with people who identify with this lifestyle.Partnering with Gold Emotion 24-carat gold sparkling wine, Bevvie will launch officially this Saturday 6 July as a sponsor of the Asia Polo Club at Ham Polo Club, Richmond, West London, an elite event for polo lovers held in the UK and India, where attendees will check in on Bevvie for preferred access upon arrival.As a business, Bevvie’s geo-targeted networking platform allows brands and venues an opportunity to showcase their own events and offers to members based on geo-location and upon arrival.

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Classic Week Overview: London, July 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 22 giugno 2019

London Christie’s Classic Week sales in July present a treasure trove of opportunities to discover timeless works. Art from antiquity to the 20th century will be offered across 15 sales, ranging from remarkable and rare objects to the most exceptional Old Master paintings. Star lots this season include an Egyptian head of the god Amen with the features of Tutankhamen, Old Master paintings by Hans Memling and Bernardo Bellotto, European furniture from a Rothschild collection and one of the most important biblical manuscripts ever offered for sale. With estimates starting from £800 to £4 million, the sales present rare opportunities for new and established collectors across price levels. The pre-sale exhibition will be open to the public for collectors and enthusiasts alike to explore from 29 June to 10 July.

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Reclutamento di 70 Medici di medicina generale nella zona di Londra da parte di Paragona

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 giugno 2019

Ci sono ancora 70 posti per Medici di medicina generale da inserire nel programma di reclutamento Paragona per il Servizio Sanitario Nazionale britannico (NHS). L’offerta è rivolta ai medici di molti paesi dell’UE, tra cui Italia, Bulgaria, Croazia, Grecia, Lituania, Polonia e Spagna. La prossima classe di medici che sarà formata avrà l’opportunità di lavorare in due delle aree più attraenti del Regno Unito.
L’Hertfordshire e il West Essex sono tra le più pittoresche contee del sud dell’Inghilterra, con scuole eccellenti e a breve distanza dal centro di Londra. Secondo una classifica di uSwitch Better Family Life Index, che ha esaminato la qualità della vita in 138 contee britanniche, l’Hertfordshire è il posto migliore in Gran Bretagna per vivere. Sia l’Hertfordshire che il West Essex sono famosi per le pittoresche cittadine e le riserve naturali che sono diventate uno dei panorami preferiti dei cineasti.
“Scuole straordinarie, una location a 20 minuti di treno da Londra, con 50 chilometri di spiagge, l’Università di Cambridge e l’aeroporto di Luton a due passi rendono facile bilanciare carriera e famiglia”, ha detto Martin Ratz, direttore e co-fondatore di Paragona. “I medici del nostro programma saranno contenti del fatto che la loro settimana lavorativa – inizialmente di 17 ore e poi in aumento fino a 37,5 ore – lascerà loro molto tempo per godersi l’ambiente circostante.”
Le domande devono essere presentate entro e non oltre il 22 giugno. Salari annuali da 70,000 a 200,000 GBP. “Ciò che contraddistingue l’offerta di Paragona è che i partecipanti ricevono lo stipendio pieno durante il periodo di formazione e fino a 8.000 sterline per i costi di trasferimento”, ha aggiunto la signora Łozińska. “Inizialmente, i medici di famiglia, che passano circa 17 ore alla settimana nella loro clinica, guadagnano circa 70.000 sterline all’anno. Dopo questo periodo di adattamento, il carico di lavoro aumenta a 37,5 ore settimanali e lo stipendio annuale sale a 80.000 sterline. Dopo due o tre anni, un medico di solito arriva a guadagnare 90.000 sterline all’anno.” Molti degli ospedali e delle cliniche britanniche che lavorano con Paragona sono alla ricerca di medici per incarichi permanenti o per collaborazioni aziendali ed anche per posizioni dirigenziali. In quest’ultimo caso, i salari annuali possono arrivare a 200.000 sterline.

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Egyptian Head with Features of Tutankhamen

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 5 giugno 2019

London – An Egyptian brown quartzite head of Tutankhamen as the God Amen, its features reminiscent of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen, a device used to align the ruling King with deities, will lead The Exceptional Sale in London on 4th July. The head which has been well published and exhibited in the last 30 years, is expected to realise over £4million. This head was part of a statue of the God Amen, the most important deity of the New Kingdom. The distinctive crown, which would have been surmounted by tall double feathers, is part of the god’s iconography. Over 3000 years old, this exceptional representation of the King (28.5 cm. high) is sold from the Resandro Collection, one of the world’s most renowned private collections of Egyptian art, part of which was sold in 2016 by Christie’s for over £3million.

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Luxury Week London

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 maggio 2019

London Christie’s London Luxury Week auctions from 5 to 12 June will present collectors with the very best in wines and spirits, extraordinary jewels from the leading jewellery houses and exceptional handbags from Chanel, Hermès and Louis Vuitton. Comprising four remarkable auctions, highlights of the week include a superb single-owner collection of fine Bordeaux, Burgundy and Italian wines, champagnes from the region’s leading producers, a suite of Himalaya Birkin and Vert Celadon Kelly, and rare antique and modern jewels. The week will conclude with the online sale of important Kashmir Shawls, open for bidding from 11 to 18 June. Perhaps the most significant collection of shawls ever to be offered at auction, these hand-woven, decorated Kashmir shawls date from the 17th to the late 19th century.
On the 5 and 6 June, Christie’s Luxury Week in London will open with a two-part auction of Finest & Rarest Wines. The first day will offer a single-owner collection of fine Bordeaux, Burgundy and Italian wines with impeccable provenance. Highlights include a case of Le Pin 1990 (estimate: £30,000-£40,000), a case of Petrus 1989 (estimate: £30,000-£40,000) and a six-bottle case of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, La Tache 1990 (estimate: £26,000-£32,000).The second day will feature a significant offering of excellent vintage Bordeaux, alongside rare spirits including whiskies from great distilleries such as the Macallan 48 Year Old The Savoy 125th Anniversary (estimate: £40,000-60,000). The sale will also present two extraordinary 17th century bottles, the oldest Christie’s have ever brought to market. At a depth of 40 metres, divers discovered a decayed wreck and buried, deep in the mud in an old rattan basket, were 14 ancient bottles. One bottle broke in the recovery and one bottle was opened and tested. The laboratory results revealed it had been a powerful red wine, believed to have been bottled between 1670 and 1690.
The auction will offer fantastic champagnes direct from the cellars of four of the region’s finest producers; Henri Giraud, Bruno Paillard, Philipponnat and Jacques Selosse. Highlights include prestige cuvée Fût de Chêne Grand Cru from Henri Giraud and Bruno Paillard’s NPU, exceedingly rare Philipponnat’s Clos des Goisses from 1951, and Jacques Selosse from 1976. These rare and exciting cuvées will celebrate the release of a comprehensive map of Champagne and its vineyards from The Original Map Co and David Eley.

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ZRG Expands Global Insurance Practice with the Addition of Zoe Campbell in London

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 19 maggio 2019

ZRG has added Zoe Campbell, an experienced search professional, to the firm’s London office to further support clients with global retained search work in the insurance sector.
ZRG has an existing experienced team in the insurance sector in the Asia Pacific Region, led by global practice head David Greenfield, in Hong Kong and several experienced managing directors in the United States including Pat Prout and Vaughan Marecki. However, the changing environment in the UK and Europe has opened the doors for expansion in the team.
Zoe Campbell commented, “Joining a truly global firm to support my tier one international and London Market insurance clients is of great benefit. It allows me to leverage both ZRG’s global insurance knowledge and other practice areas such as blockchain, technology and private equity. Their Z Score, a data and analytics approach, is truly underwriting hiring decisions with more rigor and process. As a firm with one P&L and a focus on the client first, I am excited to broaden my capabilities for the benefit of my clients with all that ZRG brings to the sector.”ZRG’s Global Practice Head of Insurance David Greenfield commented, “London is an important market globally, and Zoe’s deep body of work, sector experience and client base add nicely to what we are doing around the world today with many top insurance clients. We are looking forward to expanding our direct reach with Zoe as a member to our practice.”

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Think Global Forum London

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 maggio 2019

The Think Global Forum returns to Europe with numerous guests and Forum Executives from leading organizations joining the European Travel Forum taking place at the Conrad St James Hotel, in London.Aoife Murphy, Managing Director and María Jesús de Arriba Díaz, Development Director, Think Global Forum Europe will welcome attendees to the event and Thomas Murray, CEO, Vistatec, will deliver an opening address for what is expected to be an in-depth opportunity to share and discuss upcoming industry opportunities and challenges.This year’s Think Global Forum Travel event includes industry speakers:
· Tom Raczka, Localization Manager, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
· Alberto Ferreira, UX Research Manager, dnata (Emirates Group)
“It is good to be back in London for this European Think Global Forum. The forum promises to be a fantastic opportunity for industry guests and Forum Executives to exchange ideas and to network in the heart of London,” said Simon Hodgkins, Founder, Think Global Forum.The European Travel Forum returns to the city of London after a successful Los Angeles forum event in April. The event will be held in the historical Conrad St James hotel, in Westminster, located across from Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
Many other forums will be taking place across Europe and the United States in the months ahead, including the Think Global Forum New York, on May 20, 2019.

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Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 aprile 2019

London – Telling the remarkable story of objects collected across centuries and treasured for generations, Christie’s will offer a landmark collection sale Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection in London on 4 of July. Comprising approximately 57 lots each with exceptional provenance, this sale includes important European Furniture, Works of Art and Old Master Paintings, collected by members of the prominent Rothschild banking family, particularly by Baron Gustave de Rothschild (1829-1911), and housed in some of the family’s magnificent residences.The sale captures the spirit of le goût Rothschild – the celebrated aesthetic that has influenced many European and American interiors since the 19th century – which follows the tradition of collecting at European Royal courts during the Renaissance, Baroque and Enlightenment periods. With estimates ranging from £10,000 to £2.5 million, select highlights will be on view in New York between 25 and 30 April and in Hong Kong from 24 to 27 May, followed by the London preview which opens to the public on 29 June.Charles Cator, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s International: “The Rothschild name is synonymous with collecting at the very highest level, with many of the world’s greatest works of art having a Rothschild provenance. Their fabled name is added to the extraordinary roll call of illustrious owners of these masterpieces, so many of them Royal, from Louis XV and Marie Antoinette to William Beckford and Prince Demidoff. This sale is a celebration of connoisseurship and passionate collecting and we are very proud to have been entrusted with these masterpieces. With the great resonance of the Rothschild provenance among collectors and institutions this is an unparalleled opportunity, which marks a very special high point in my long career at Christie’s. It is thrilling to have the privilege of handling these supreme works.”

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A Celebration of Craftsmanship at Christie’s London in May

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 aprile 2019

London – Christie’s Spring edition of The Collector sales in London will collaborate with Lulu Lytle of Soane Britain on 22 and 23 May, following a dynamic stand-alone sale Reshaped: Ceramics Through Time on 21 May, the first auction of its kind to bring together ceramic artworks from a broad span of cultures and time. Together, the week of auctions provides a rich celebration of craftsmanship across media and periods.The series of three Collector sales comprises an array of 17th, 18th and 19th century decorative arts and furniture spanning: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art & Portrait Miniatures (22 May); European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics (22 May), and Silver & 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art (23 May). Reshaped: Ceramics Through Time celebrates the versatility of ceramics as a medium for creative artworks from Ancient times to the 21st Century.

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Julian Assange is under arrest

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 aprile 2019

By Jon Allsop. Mid-morning, UK time, a bevy of police officers hauled Assange, the divisive founder of WikiLeaks, out of Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he had lived under diplomatic immunity since 2012, and into a waiting truck. In a video message, Lenín Moreno, Ecuador’s president, confirmed that his government had taken the “sovereign decision” to withdraw asylum from Assange due to “his repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols.” One of Assange’s lawyers said that characterization was incomplete—she tweeted that Assange had also been arrested in response to a US extradition request (British police later confirmed this)—another accused Ecuador of doing America’s bidding for financial reasons. As he was dragged away, Assange appeared to shout “the UK must resist!” In his hands he clutched a copy of Gore Vidal’s History of the National Security State.Assange’s arrest marks the end of his extraordinary, long spell in the embassy. He first took refuge there in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where authorities wanted him to answer charges that he sexually assaulted two women. (Assange and his supporters called the allegations a pretext to extradite Assange to the US, where he could have faced the death penalty over his work for WikiLeaks. Although Swedish prosecutors did drop their arrest warrant for Assange in 2017, the case has never been closed: Sweden is expected to provide an update later today.) In August 2012, Ecuador bucked intense pressure from the British government and granted Assange’s request for asylum; at the time, the decision was variously interpreted as an escalation of Ecuador’s hostile relationship with Washington, and a bid to improve its poor reputation on freedom of speech. Its government expressed hope that Britain would allow Assange to leave the embassy for Ecuador itself, but Britain made clear that he would be arrested the minute he set foot outside. And so Assange stayed put—for nearly seven years.In recent months, Assange’s relationship with Ecuador soured. Last year, officials cut his internet access and restricted his access to visitors; Assange, they said, was in violation of an agreement he had made to quit meddling in other countries’ affairs. In October, Assange sued Ecuador, which he accused of breaching his “fundamental rights.” Late last week, WikiLeaks predicted, in a tweet, that Assange would be kicked out of the embassy within “hours to days.” In his final days of refuge, WikiLeaks said Assange was living a “Truman Show existence” under intense surveillance.Assange’s lawyer says the Americans have finally got their way. Late last year, the US Justice Department accidentally revealed, in a filing in an unrelated case, that it has filed secret, unspecified criminal charges against Assange. As The New York Times reported, Assange “would have to be arrested and extradited if he were to face charges in federal court, altogether a multistep diplomatic and legal process.” The first of those steps, at least, has now been taken care of. Assange has been a wanted man in America ever since he orchestrated WikiLeaks’s dumps of incriminating government documents in the early 2010s, in particular the diplomatic cables leaked by Chelsea Manning. His publication, in 2016, of emails stolen from senior Democratic Party officials by Russian operatives hardly helped his case. Going forward, journalists will need to be vigilant. Assange’s case is specific, but the way the Justice Department responds to his arrest could have serious implications for all of us.This day was always likely to come. As governments change, so, too, do their diplomatic alignments: since he took office in Ecuador in 2017, Moreno has reportedly been looking for ways to rid himself of Assange, calling him “an inherited problem.” While we wait for more information, it’s interesting to take a moment to reflect on Assange’s years in exile. Mostly, we forgot about him; sometimes—during bursts of media attention related to his work, health, or associates—he cast a long, familiar shadow across the public eye. With his actions on behalf of the Russians in 2016, he chiseled himself, indelibly, into the annals of American history. It’s an extraordinary story. (font: CJR Editors)

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Burberry London anticipa la Brexit

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 aprile 2019

Roma La boutique Burberry di via dei Condotti chiude: così 34 lavoratori si ritroveranno in mezzo alla strada. La comunicazione è arrivata al sindacato direttamente dall’azienda, con i lavoratori già in agitazione: il futuro per gli addetti alle vendite della lussuosa griffe è più che mai incerto. Una vera e propria incognita l’occupazione così come per i colleghi dei negozi di Fiumicino, in 9 sull’orlo del licenziamento causa chiusura del punto vendita del Terminal 1. Nel caso degli store aeroportuali nessun accordo con il rifiuto dei licenziamenti con incentivo e l’incontro in Regione Lazio previsto per domani.
“In discussione denuncia sembrerebbe anche almeno una boutique di Castel Romano. Quella di Burberry è una vera e propria ‘Brexit’. A farne le spese saranno i lavoratori. Una vera e propria beffa soprattutto per quelli che per anni nel negozio di via dei Condotti hanno dovuto subire vere e proprie vessazioni tra videosorveglianza, perquisizioni e maltrattamenti. La boutique della vergogna ce la ricordiamo tutti” – denuncia Francesco Iacovone del Cobas nazionale riferendosi ai fatti venuti fuori nel 2016 quando alcuni dei commessi trovarono la forza di denunciare i soprusi. Burberry nell’occasione allontanò immediatamente manager e direttore, ritenuti responsabili degli accadimenti.
“Ben 34 le procedure di licenziamento in arrivo per il personale di Burberry di via dei Condotti. Uno store immerso nella via dello shopping tra le più affascinati al mondo, presente nel cuore della Capitale dal 2004: 740 metri quadri di collezioni monomarca distribuiti su due piani di un edificio del XVIII secolo. Alla base della rinuncia al negozio “principe” ci sarebbe l’indisponibilità del locatario a cedere ancora quegli spazi alla griffe del trench più famoso del mondo. Chiediamo con forza che l’azienda, per tutelare i lavoratori, utilizzi degli strumenti difensivi: cassa integrazione o contratti di solidarietà, in attesa di trovare un nuova spazio per la boutique” conclude Iacovone.

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Workiva Wins DevOps Excellence Award in London

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 24 marzo 2019

Workiva (NYSE:WK), the leading cloud provider of connected data, reporting and compliance solutions, today announced that its Wdesk platform was named the Best Software-Defined Product, last night at Computing’s DevOps Excellence Awards dinner.The Computing DevOps Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement from organisations, personalities and solutions operating within the DevOps industry. Winners were selected on their superior functionality, level of ability to modernize business processes, positive customer feedback and a strong return on investment.
XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) standardizes how regulators, investors and companies analyze and consume financial data. Inline XBRL creates a single, standardized, machine-readable report that is integrated within companies’ human-readable HTML filings.
Workiva, which was one of the first companies to be certified by XBRL International, has been on the forefront of helping Foreign Private Issuers use XBRL tags in their U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings.European companies are now adopting Wdesk to comply with the European Securities and Markets Authority’s mandate for Inline XBRL for its European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) taxonomy. More than 5,000 EU issuers will be required to use this taxonomy for their annual financial reports, ending on or after January 1, 2020.Multinational companies are also using Wdesk to improve efficiency and transparency in global statutory reporting, which is a complex and painful process for reporting information to government agencies in compliance with each jurisdictions’ local GAAP requirements. Wdesk users are able to connect their data, people and processes with built-in workflow, tasking and a full audit trail.

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Impressionist & Modern Art Catalogues Now Live

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 9 febbraio 2019

London – Christie’s 20th Century Season will launch on 27 February with Hidden Treasures: Impressionist & Modern Masterpieces from An Important Private Collection, a prestigious collection of 23 seminal works by the leading Impressionist and Modern artists. Hidden Treasures will be led by Claude Monet’s Saule pleureur et bassin aux nymphéas (1916-19, Estimate on Request, illustrated above, left). Further highlights include Paul Cézanne’s Nature morte de pêches et poires (1885-87, Estimate on Request, illustrated above, centre) and Vincent van Gogh’s historically important Antwerp period portrait Portrait de femme: buste, profil gauche (1885, estimate: £8,000,000-12,000,000), one of only two works painted in Antwerp specifically mentioned in correspondence with his brother Theo. The collection precedes the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 27 February 2019. The series of 20th Century auctions will take place from 21 February to 7 March 2019.The Evening Sale will be led by a group titled An Adventurous Spirit: An Important Private Collection Sold to Benefit a Charitable Foundation. The group consists of six paintings of rare importance and quality by Paul Signac, Gustave Caillebotte, Félix Vallotton, Édouard Vuillard and Giovanni Boldini. Further highlights include Claude Monet’s Au bord du fjord de Christiania (1895, estimate: £4,500,000-6,500,000), Deux figures au tronc d’arbre jaune by Le Corbusier (1937, estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000), Edgar Degas’s Danseuses dans une salle d’exercice (Trois Danseuses) (1873, estimate: £800,000-1,200,000), Pablo Picasso’s Nature morte au crâne de taureau (1942, estimate: £4,000,000-6,000,000) and Alexej von Jawlensky’s boldly coloured Blaue Schürze (1909, estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000).The Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper and Day sales will follow on 28 February. These are complemented by the biannual online-only sale dedicated to Picasso Ceramics, which is open for bidding from 22 February to 2 March 2018. Estimates begin at £600, offering works by the artists that shaped the history of art during the 20th century to collectors of every level.

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Classic Week Overview

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 5 dicembre 2018

London Celebrating art from antiquity to the 20th century, Classic Week at Christie’s London will comprise 13 auctions this December. Delve into an array of extraordinary art and objects, from Sir Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England – one of the most important European royal portraits to come to auction for a generation – to 17th-century gilded pineapple cups, Ancient Egyptian artefacts, rare Old Master drawings and much more. The auctions run from 4 to 14 December, with pre-sale public viewings from 30 November.

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Modern British Art

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 novembre 2018

London – Christie’s Modern British Art Evening Sale will be held on 19 November 2018. The sale comprises major works by British painters and the Scottish Colourists, as well as equestrian and figurative sculptures. Icons of British painting of the century will be led by Stanley Spencer’s Caulking (1940, estimate: £1,500,000-2,500,000), being offered for the first time, together with L. S. Lowry’s A Northern Race Meeting (1956, estimate: £1,500,000-2,500,000), which has remained in the same family for over half a century, having been purchased the year the work was completed. “We have outstanding examples of great work by Stanley Spencer, L. S. Lowry and Samuel John Peploe, all of which we bring to auction for the first time, something that we expect will spark a strong response from our international clients. Alongside these are major examples from the 1950s and 60s by the leading artists of the day, including Allen Jones, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron and Leon Kossoff. The finest examples of equestrian sculpture from Elisabeth Frink and William Turnbull will also be showcased alongside figurative sculptures by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Lynn Chadwick, Eric Gill and others.” commented Nick Orchard, Head of Department, Modern British.
The Modern British Art Day Sale will follow on 20 November. Highlights of the sale include Howard Hodgkin’s IMAX Cinema (1999, estimate: £40,000-60,000) and Samuel John Peploe’s Apples and Pewter Pot (mid 1920s, estimate: £150,000-250,000), never before seen at auction. An online Modern/British & Irish Art sale will accompany the two live sales from 16 to 23 November. Estimates in the Modern British Art season range from £800 to £2,500,000.

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Christie’s: The Collector London Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 21 ottobre 2018

London London – Christie’s will present the autumn edition of The Collector sales on 13 and 14 November in London; an array of decorative arts and furniture ranging across: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art; European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics, and Silver & 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art.In celebration of the diverse styles and origins of the pieces within the auctions, Christie’s has partnered with avid collector and aesthete Mark-Francis Vandelli, a television personality known for his eccentric and exacting taste, to curate his selection of the sales within The Collector preview, open to the public from 9 to 12 November at the London King Street Galleries.Bringing theatricality and flair to Christie’s sale rooms, Mark-Francis has designed a series of film set-style vignettes; a Manhattan penthouse, a Parisian hôtel particulier and a Roman palazzo. Selected not only in recognition of their status as centres of cultural enlightenment, the recreation of interiors from the three iconic cities reflect the formative locations in which Mark-Francis developed his own aesthetic and appreciation for decorative arts.Orlando Rock, Christie’s UK Chairman and Co-Chairman of Decorative Arts: “Mark-Francis has an eye for the exquisite – and a natural flair that allows him to pick and choose objects across genres, freeing them from their historical shackles of period and place to combine them with panache and style. Mark-Francis’s playfulness and sense of fun dominate in creating very personal, liveable and fresh interiors that are characteristically international. His lifelong love affair with works of art began with auction viewings throughout his childhood – and as a regular visitor to Christie’s and admirer of ‘The Collector’ auctions of decorative arts, we were thrilled when Mark-Francis agreed to work with us to curate three innovative rooms which are representative of the diverse range of styles and periods of objects available in this series of sales. We look forward to welcoming the public to view and enjoy Mark-Francis’s creations in person during the pre-sale exhibition from 9 to 12 November.” Mark-Francis Vandelli: “This collaboration with Christie’s presented a unique opportunity for me to do something entirely different. By creating a series of imposing film sets based on three different cities, we are able to present typically 18th and 19th century works against diverse and unexpected backdrops. These playful, temporary structures allude to the many chapters in these decorative objects’ lives, which will often see them travelling across cultures and continents to new homes, adopted and interpreted each time in a new fashion.”

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CyrusOne Expands Presence in London and Frankfurt

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 ottobre 2018

CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global data center REIT, today announced the locations of new data centers in both London and Frankfurt. Construction is set to be completed by the end of the fourth quarter of 2019 for the London III facility, while the Frankfurt III facility is scheduled to be completed in early 2020. These sites are in addition to the data centers acquired through the Zenium acquisition, which closed in August 2018.Located on the Slough Trading Estate, a premier data center location in the UK, CyrusOne’s London III data center will offer approximately 39,500 square feet of world-class data center space with a critical IT load of 9 MW. Each data hall will be customized to meet client specifications and will offer industry-leading energy efficiencies including the latest adiabatic cooling technology and low PUE’s.Upon completion, CyrusOne’s Frankfurt III data center will include two connected four-story data centers offering a total of approximately 123,786 square feet of space. The facility will provide a critical IT load of 22 MW with multiple fiber providers providing carrier neutral connectivity.“Today marks an exciting new chapter for CyrusOne as we set the course for our continued expansion in London and Frankfurt. Part of our mission at CyrusOne is to help the world’s leading technology companies power this new exciting digital era,” said Gary Wojtaszek, president and chief executive officer of CyrusOne. “Expanding our footprint in these markets will help our customers realize their own global growth ambitions.”CyrusOne operates more than 45 data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia to provide customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne facilities are engineered to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver high availability, including an architecture with the highest available power redundancy.

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A Masterpiece by Sir Anthony van Dyck

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 20 settembre 2018

London – Portrait of Princess Mary (1631–1660), daughter of King Charles I of England, full-length, in a pink dress decorated with silver embroidery and ribbons by Sir Anthony van Dyck, 1641, will be offered from a Distinguished Private Collection in Christie’s Old Masters Evening Sale on 6 December, during Christie’s Classic Week (estimate: £5,000,000-8,000,000). Commissioned to celebrate the crucial alliance between the British crown and the House of Orange, this intimate ad vivum (from life) portrait of Princess Mary, the finest portrait of the type, is remarkable for its royal provenance, the superb quality of its draughtsmanship and its exceptional condition. It is one of the most important European Royal Portraits to come to auction for a generation. The painting will go on public view for the first time, ahead of the auction, at Christie’s Shanghai on 19 until 21 September, later touring to New York where it will be on public view from 25 to 30 October and to Hong Kong between 23 and 26 November, ahead of the pre-sale public exhibition in London from 1 to 6 December.John Stainton, Deputy Chairman, Old Master Paintings, Christie’s EMERI: “This beautifully-preserved full-length portrait of Princess Mary, eldest daughter of King Charles I of England, and future mother of King William III of England, was one of the last commissions executed by van Dyck, in the summer of 1641, only months before the artist’s premature death at the age of forty-two. It bears many of the hallmarks of his remarkable genius – in the subtle rendering of the sitter’s physiognomy, the masterful depiction of the shimmering drapery, the brilliance of the palette, and the assured draughtsmanship and deft handling of the paint. A work of the finest quality, it represents the culmination of all that van Dyck had learnt from his master, Peter Paul Rubens, and from his Venetian predecessors, notably Titian. By developing his own distinctive style of portraiture, characterised by a calm authority and supreme elegance, van Dyck both revolutionised portraiture in Europe and left a legacy for future generations of artists from Gainsborough and Lawrence, to Sargent and Freud.”

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Christie’s: Gerhard Richter’s Schädel

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 settembre 2018

London – Gerhard Richter’s Schädel (Skull) (1983, estimate on request) will be unveiled at Christie’s Hong Kong for the first time in 30 years, in advance of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, and is one of the highlight works of Christie’s Frieze Week auction series. Last exhibited in January 1988 at the Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Schädel (Skull) is a masterpiece that stems from the height of his photo-painting practice. Executed in 1983, it is the first of the iconic series of only eight skull paintings created that year, of which four are now displayed in museum collections. The work will be on view from 4-7 September, Christie’s Hong Kong; 15-18 September, Christie’s Rockefeller Center, New York; and from 28 September 2018 at Christie’s King Street, London. The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction will take place on 4 October 2018. Francis Outred, Chairman and Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art EMERI: “Richter’s Schädel (Skull) stands among his most poignant, intimate and technically refined works. Its subject matter places it in conversation with the memento mori tradition that was cultivated by the Old Masters and extrapolated during the twentieth century by artists such as Picasso and Cézanne. The dialogue between painterly abstraction and photorealist representation had been simmering across separate strands of Richter’s practice for nearly two decades. Here, through a motif laden with historic, symbolic and metaphysical charge, the two poles are brought into resonant alignment. The painted surface, though no longer a portal to nature, takes on another kind of truth: it becomes a physical reality in its own right. In this haunting, timeless image of death, the purpose of painting is thus reborn. It is no longer simply a metaphor for the fleetingness of life, but for the evanescence of images, and the death of painting’s innocence. Last shown in 1988 at Galerie Fred Jahn, the reappearance of a major Richter work after 30 years is a significant moment, one that I am pleased we can coincide with Frieze Week this October.”

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