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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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Modern British Art Evening Sale Launches 20th Century at Christie’s with Highest Category Total

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 giugno 2018

London. Nicholas Orchard, Head of Modern British Art, Christie’s London and William Porter, Head of Sale: “The Modern British Art Evening Sale launched 20th Century at Christie’s realising £26,387,500 / $34,831,500 / €30,055,363, the highest total to date for an evening sale in the category, with exceptional sell-through rates of 94% by lot and 97% by value. Registered bidders from 20 countries across 5 continents underlines the growing international appeal for Modern British Art. The sale was led by Henry Moore’s unique carving Head (£4,621,250 / $6,100,050 / €5,263,604). Further demonstrating the appetite for modern sculpture, world auction records were achieved for Barry Flanagan’s Nijinski Hare (£1,448,750 / $1,912,350 / €1,650,126), Emily Young’s Cautha (£344,750 / $455,070 / €392,670 – 25 times the previous record), both of which were included in the annual exhibition ‘Sculpture in the Square’, and Kenneth Armitage’s Striding Figures (Version 2) (£218,750 / $288,750 / €249,156). Samuel John Peploe’s Still Life with Tulips also achieved a world record for the artist (£992,750 / $1,310,430 / €1,130,742), while Sean Scully’s M.18.04 sold for £488,750 / $645,150 / €556,686, more than three times its estimate of £150,000 and a record in the medium for the artist. Additional sculptural highlights included Khan by William Turnbull (£692,750 / $914,430 / €789,042), Barbara Hepworth’s Tiki (£1,808,750 / $2,387,550 / €2,060,166) and Lynn Chadwick’s Jubilee IV (£2,024,750 / $2,672,670 / €2,306,190).Demand for British painting showed continued global appeal with strong results for the group of Richard Lin paintings from the collection of the artist’s daughter, which all soared above estimate: Painting relief 1965-66 (£236,750 / $312,510 / €269,658), September 1974-79 (£344,750 / $455,070 / €392,670), and Stripes 1968-70 (£272,750 / $360,030 / €310,662). Spirited bidding was seen for Bridget Riley’s Shadow Rhythm (£1,628,750 / $2,149,950 / €1,855,146), which doubled its high estimate of £800,000, and Frank Auerbach’s iconic London street scene Mornington Crescent Looking South II (£608,750 / $803,550 / €693,366). Notable interest was also seen for Sir Stanley Spencer’s Portrait of Kate Morrell (£536,750 / $708,510 / €611,358), David Hockney’s Two Pink Flowers (£536,750 / $708,510 / €611,358) and Pauline Boty’s Portrait of Derek Marlowe with Unknown Ladies (£248,750 / $328,350 / €283,326). 20th Century at Christie’s continues with the Modern British Art Day Sale.

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California Life Sciences Association Congratulates Newly Elected Mayor of San Francisco London Breed

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 18 giugno 2018

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the trade association representing California’s life sciences industry, congratulates London Breed on her election as the 45th Mayor of San Francisco.“California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) congratulates London Breed on her election as the new Mayor of San Francisco,” said CLSA President and CEO Sara Radcliffe. “The Bay Area is the birthplace of biotechnology, and according to our 2018 California Life Sciences Industry Report, the San Francisco region employs 73,000 people working to develop innovative new medicines, technologies and therapies needed to treat and cure patients. As the trade association representing the statewide life sciences sector, CLSA works to cultivate the industry by advocating for public policies that foster biomedical innovation, investment and job creation. CLSA is proud that hundreds of our innovative member companies call the Bay Area home, and we look forward to working with Mayor-elect London Breed and her Administration to advance thoughtful policies that will grow and ensure the vibrancy of San Francisco’s treasured life sciences ecosystem.”CLSA’s roots in the Bay Area span nearly three decades, since the founding of our predecessor organization, the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) in 1990. With offices in Sacramento, San Diego, South San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC, CLSA works closely with industry, government, academia and others to shape public policy, improve access to innovative technologies and grow California’s life sciences economy.

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London Design Festival 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 14 giugno 2018

American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), Waugh Thistleton Architects e ARUP stanno collaborando per presentare MultiPly, il padiglione principale del London Design Festival 2018. Sarà un padiglione modulare in tulipier americano lamellare a strati incrociati, che si troverà nel Sackler Courtyard del Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) dal 15 settembre 2018.MultiPly, uno dei progetti di riferimento del London Design Festival, sarà composto da una serie di spazi interconnessi che si sovrappongono e si intrecciano, e incoraggerà i visitatori a riflettere sul modo in cui progettiamo e costruiamo le nostre case e città, affrontando due delle più grandi sfide dell’età attuale: il disperato bisogno di alloggi e l’urgenza di combattere il cambiamento climatico, presentando una possibile soluzione attraverso la fusione di sistemi modulari e materiali da costruzione sostenibili. “L’ambizione principale di questo progetto è di discutere pubblicamente riguardo a come poter affrontare le sfide ambientali attraverso una costruzione innovativa e conveniente”, afferma Andrew Waugh, co-fondatore di Waugh Thistleton. “Siamo a un punto di crisi sia in termini di abitazioni che di emissioni di CO2, e riteniamo che la costruzione attraverso l’utilizzo di un materiale versatile e sostenibile come il tulipier americano sia un modo importante per affrontare questi problemi”.

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Impressionist And Modern Art Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 giugno 2018

Impressionist.pngLondon Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale will take place on 20 June, part of 20th Century at Christie’s, a series of auctions that take place from 15 to 29 June 2018. A group of masterpieces from the late 19th and 20th century will lead the auction, including La Gare Saint-Lazare, vue extérieure by Claude Monet (1877, estimate on request, illustrated above, top centre), Femme dans un fauteuil by Pablo Picasso (1942, estimate on request, illustrated above, left) and Landscape by Kazimir Malevich (1911, estimate: £7,000,000-10,000,000, illustrated above, right). Further highlights include a rare Fauvist landscape by Georges Braque; a vibrant gouache depiction of horses by Franz Marc; a rare and early lifetime cast by Auguste Rodin; Paul Cézanne’s fantasy view of modern life; and one of the earliest representations of René Magritte’s recognisable motif, the leaf-bird. Leading female Impressionists will also be represented with four sculptures from Camille Claudel and works by Eva Gonzalès and Berthe Morisot. Property from the Personal Collection of Max G. Bollag, the influential Swiss dealer, will also be offered, including paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. The Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper sales will follow the Evening Sale on 21 June. A focused online-only auction, Picasso Ceramics, will open for bidding alongside the live auctions from 15 to 22 June 2018. All works will be on view at Christie’s King Street from 15 to 20 June 2018. (photo copyright Christie’s impressionist)

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Thomas Chippendale 300 Years

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 27 maggio 2018

London On 5 July, Christie’s landmark sale Thomas Chippendale 300 Years will celebrate the genius of Chippendale’s designs and the perfection of his execution, in the 300th anniversary year of his birth. Taking place during Christie’s Classic Week, the dedicated London auction will present 22 lots with estimates ranging from £5,000 to £5 million. A selection of works will be on public view at Christie’s London headquarters until 25 May, with the full pre-sale exhibition opening from 30 June to 5 July. Collectively, the sale encompasses some of the grandest pieces of 18th century furniture ever created, including Sir Rowland Winn’s Commode (estimate: £3-5million) and The Dundas Sofas (each sofa with an estimate of £2-3million). Remembered as ‘The Shakespeare of English Furniture makers’, Chippendale was the master of many mediums. This is highlighted by the breadth of works being offered, including his game-changing book which made his name The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director, first published in 1754, which astutely promoted his designs to the most affluent potential clients of the day (the expanded 1762 3rd edition, estimate: £5,000-8,000) alongside works executed in giltwood, mahogany, marquetry and lacquer.Orlando Rock, Christie’s UK Chairman and Co Chairman of Decorative Arts: “This auction will present arguably the greatest neo-classical masterpieces by Thomas Chippendale that will ever come to market, providing unique opportunities to buy the very best at comparatively accessible price levels. It will be a fitting celebration of Chippendale’s remarkable designs and craftsmanship and also Christie’s longstanding connections with him, dating back to when James Christie first opened his doors for business in 1766. Tradition has it that Chippendale designed Christie’s original rostrum for his friend James Christie, the model of which is still in use to this day in our salerooms around the globe. We look forward to welcoming connoisseurs, collectors, admirers and anyone who wants to learn more about Chippendale’s genius, building upon the momentum of the Chippendale exhibition in Leeds (9 Feb to 9 June).”Robert Copley, Christie’s International Head of Furniture: “Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) is without question Britain’s greatest cabinet-maker. He excelled in every style and medium he worked in, from the whimsical rococo and the fashion for all things Chinese in his early career, to the neo-classical with its straight lines derived from the ancient world. His reputation spread far beyond the shores of his homeland, and his genius is reflected in the number of beautifully designed and executed pieces of furniture that survive in excellent condition nearly 250 years after his death, a remarkable selection of which we are proud to be bringing to the market in this sale.”

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The Language Big Data Alliance launches in Europe with Summit in London

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 maggio 2018

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data will meet education and research at the Language Big Data Alliance (LBDA) Summit, held in London on the 25 May 2018, at the Institute of Directors from 2pm to 5pm.LBDA is a non-profit community dedicated to offering AI and Big Data solutions to leading research institutions, universities, colleges and enterprises around the world. It shares its resources through an open platform offering language and translation resources, AI and Big Data solutions, and opportunities for collaboration with governments, associations and academics.The LBDA Summit will see leaders in AI and Big Data come together for a day of keynotes and panel discussions from high calibre speakers and key-decision makers in the research, education and technology sectors.The co-founder and secretary general of LBDA, Eric Yu, who is also the CEO of Global Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (GTCOM), said: “The ultimate goal of this Summit is to recruit partners and other long-standing members of the LBDA and unite them with the partners in our ecosystem to help further the mass adoption and application of AI and Big Data in educational, technological and scientific research in Europe.” New product, JoveEye, will be launched on the LBDA platform by GTCOM, which turns data and insight into truly applicable knowledge for education and research purposes. For JoveEye, GTCOM partnered with tech giants – Alibaba, Haier and Huawei; educational institutions – University of Bristol, University of Kent, University of Vienna and University of Geneva; global publishers – Bloomberg; research institutions – OFAI.

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