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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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GBH Insights Announces Launch of London, UK Office

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 maggio 2018

GBH Insights, a leading market research and custom analytics firm, today announced the launch of its first international office, in London, United Kingdom. In support of its London office opening, GBH Insights also announced the appointment of Mark Connolly as a Non-Executive Director and member of the GBH Advisory Board. In his role, Mark will be responsible for consulting with GBH on the development, communication, execution, and sustenance of strategic initiatives in the UK and across Europe.“I am very excited to have Mark join the Advisory Board at GBH,” said Jon Greenwood, Co-Founder and CEO. “We have built a new standard for research at GBH, and we must continue to grow our geographic footprint to faithfully serve the needs of our global clientele. Additionally, we are confident that Mark’s vast digital media expertise and network will deepen GBH’s unique value proposition for our institutional and corporate clients globally and complement our existing analytics-driven research and consulting offerings.”“We are growing GBH into a thought leader in the global marketplace and building on our rapid client success over the past few years,” said Professor Eric Bradlow, Chairperson, Wharton Marketing Department and GBH Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer. “Mark will play an integral role in helping to build the GBH strategy and cultivate a truly global client base for our strategic services in the years to come.”Mark Connolly has been in the marketing insights and media industry for more than 30 years. Mark has held senior positions at media owners (GMTV, Sky, ids/Virgin Media, Yahoo!), data and technology companies (WPP’s The Media Innovation Group, AudienceScience) and most recently was Chief Investment Officer at the advertising agency Havas Media Group. At Havas, Mark was responsible for all media trading and negotiation, managing a team of 250 media planners and buyers, and had executive responsibility for more than £500 million of advertisers’ media investment. His experience gives him unique insight into understanding the challenges and, most importantly, the solutions that can benefit advertisers, media agencies and media owners.
In 2017 Mark established Landmark Media Ltd, an independent media consultancy specifically developed to advise advertisers on how to better navigate the media landscape.

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Outstanding Result for the only recorded Qur’an Palimpsest copied on an earlier Coptic Bible

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 aprile 2018

London – Christie’s is pleased with the results achieved for the palimpsest of a Qur’an copied onto a Christian text, realising £596,750 during the Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets auction, which is still ongoing. As Lot 1 of the sale, this remarkable manuscript dates to the earliest period of Islam. The leaves from these folios derive from an earlier Coptic manuscript containing passages from the Book of Deuteronomy, which is part of the Torah and the Christian Old Testament. It was very probably produced in Egypt, home to the Coptic community, at the time of the Arab conquest. This appears to be the only recorded example of a Qur’an written above a Christian text, and the importance of this manuscript resonates with the historical reality of religious communities in the Near East and as such is an invaluable survival from the earliest centuries of Islam. Christie’s is honoured to have offered it at auction in London. This remarkable discovery was made with the help of French scholar Dr. Eléonore Cellard, as the folios are in fact a palimpsest, a manuscript from which the first writing has been effaced so that the vellum could be reused. Beneath the Arabic script an original Coptic text may clearly be seen.

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London drops out of top ten most expensive business travel locations in the world

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 aprile 2018

Geneva is once again the most expensive location in Europe for business travellers according to research by global mobility experts, ECA International (ECA). On average, the total cost of a standard business trip to Geneva is GBP 554 a day, compared to GBP 448 in London.“Swiss cities once again dominate the most expensive places for business trips in Europe, with five different locations in the top ten,” said Simon Franklin, Daily Rates Manager at ECA International. “Switzerland has always been an expensive nation for business travel, and this year is no different as the Swiss franc has performed very strongly.”
Updated annually, ECA’s Daily Rates report reviews the average costs for hotel accommodation – which makes up the bulk of any daily allowance – as well as meals, drinks, laundry, taxi transport and daily essentials. This information is used by companies to determine daily expense allowances for staff undertaking international business travel.
London meanwhile has seen a drop in the rankings, as have all the UK locations included in the list. The UK capital has dropped out of the top ten most expensive locations in the world for business travel, overtaken by Monaco, Basel and Paris this year. London is now also in sixth place in Europe, down from third the year before.
New York is the only location in the world more expensive for business travel than Geneva. A business trip to New York costs GBP 611 a day on average.Franklin said: “The high demand for hotels in New York is reflected in the premium rate that rooms are currently charged at; averaging GBP 392 per night at a 4 hotel. The high cost of hotels and transport, as well as mandatory 15-20% tipping policies during meals out, contribute to the US city being the most expensive in the world for business travel.”
The price of hotels in London and Paris is much higher than anywhere in Europe, with the exception of some Swiss locations. A room in London costs on average GBP 334 per night in a 4* hotel, making it the 11th most expensive in the world, while Paris costs GBP 364, making it the 5th most expensive in the world.

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London Book Fair

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 9 aprile 2018

Londra dal 10 al 12 aprile a Londra nella sede storica di Olympia. Il nostro Paese parteciperà con uno stand collettivo (stand 5C110) di circa 110 mq, realizzato dall’Associazione Italiana Editori (AIE) e dall’ICE-Agenzia per la promozione all’estero e l’internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane. Sono 21 le aziende che esporranno nella collettiva, un numero in crescita rispetto alle edizioni passate: Atlantyca, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Cartiere del Garda, Corraini Edizioni, DeA Planeta Libri, Editoriale Jaca Book, Egea, G. Canale & C., Gruppo Albatros Il Filo, Guerra Edizioni Edel, Hoepli, Kimerik, #logosedizioni, La Rana Volante, Leone Editore, LSWR Group, Nomos Edizioni, Officine Grafiche Muzzio, Piccin Nuova Libraria, Printer Trento, Stige.L’edizione 2017 della London Book Fair ha registrato 60 Paesi espositori, circa 1500 stand e 220 seminari ed eventi a cui hanno partecipato oltre 25mila partecipanti tra visitatori professionali, espositori e partecipanti ai convegni.I Paesi Baltici sono i paesi Market Forum della London Book Fair 2018 a cui è dedicato un ciclo di approfondimenti culturali.

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Christie’s Leads 20th Century Art Market with Sales in London

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 13 marzo 2018

London – ‘20th Century at Christie’s’ concluded in London on 8 March, with a combined total across five sale platforms of Impressionist and Modern, Surreal and Post-War and Contemporary Art, reaching £341.6 million / $474.5 million / €384.2 million. These results confirmed Christie’s leadership in the 20th Century art market, and were a 24% increase on the equivalent season last year. A passion for collecting and exceptional quality underpinned the private collections offered throughout ‘20th Century at Christie’s’ this season: ‘The Eye of the Architect’, ‘The Collection of Antoni Tàpies’, ‘Abstraction Beyond Borders’, ‘The Triton Collection Foundation’, ‘Property from the Collection of Wilhelm Reinold’ and ‘A Private European Collection: Fontana, Burri, Schütte, Flavin, Kiefer and Richter’. The success they achieved throughout the auction series gives rise to the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, the most significant philanthropic auction, which will take place in New York in May 2018. Icons of the 20th Century including Degas, Monet, Magritte, Kandinsky, Bacon, Warhol, and Basquiat were presented alongside those at the forefront of contemporary art such as Peter Doig, Kristin Baker, Kelley Walker and Cecily Brown, as well as artists who have never appeared at auction in London before: Shafic Abboud, Huguette Caland and Marwan. Collectors from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East participated in the sales, representing 73 different countries across 6 continents.

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Skinsmiths: New Zealand’s Leading Chain of Skin Enhancement Clinics Come to London

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 6 marzo 2018

This month marks the launch of Skinsmiths in London – New Zealand’s leading chain of skin and appearance clinics. Starting with clinics in Belgravia, Putney Bridge and Hanwell; Skinsmiths is on a global journey to give all women access to skin confidence with plans for a further 40 clinics to open across England in the next two years.
Founded in New Zealand in 1994 by entrepreneur, nurse and skin expert; Jackie Smith, the brand revolutionised the appearance industry, offering treatments in skin enhancement and winning multiple industry awards. With global ambitions, Jackie’s vision for the brand has always been to give women all over the world skin confidence.Skinsmiths is determined to give people their best skin and deliver results, and results take time. “We’re all looking for an instant result, but actually in our heart of hearts we know that to get great, sustainable changes – that takes time,” says Jackie.That’s why Skinsmiths offer a range of memberships. Rather than thinking about beauty treatments as ‘a facial here and a facial there’, the team at Skinsmiths have membership plans. They also offer payment by subscription; so treatments are more affordable – all in all it’s like a gym for your skin.There are membership plans for maintaining and improving skin health, aesthetic medicine and laser hair removal. Skinsmiths offers free consultations, so clients meet with a Treatment Advisor to discuss their concerns and find out more about their treatment options first.

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Chris Bryant MP Set to Speak at Chroma Therapies’ Acquired Brain Injury Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 febbraio 2018

london-centralLondon Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Chris Bryant MP, will formally open the Acquired Brain Injury conference, hosted by Chroma, the UK’s only national provider of arts therapies services.The conference is taking place on 15 March 2018 at the British Medical Association House in London. The all-day event titled ‘Arts Therapies and Brain Injury: Optimising Outcomes Across Assessment, Treatment and Care’ is set to host seminars and workshops based on Arts Therapies and its use within brain injury rehab.Chris Bryant MP has been a member of parliament for the last 17 years as the MP for Rhondda, as well as being Shadow leader of the House of Commons until resigning in June 2016. However, most recently Chris became the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Acquired Brain Injury.A packed program to ensure attendees, including social care staff, NHS workers, students, charities and anyone involved in rehabilitation get the most out of the day will include a client’s story of their rehab experience with arts therapies.The Conference brings together some of the leading authorities and influencers in this field, to deliver the latest research and scientific evidence on how arts therapies are improving outcomes for patients recovering from acquired brain injuries.Dr Jeanette Tamplin of the University of Melbourne will provide an introduction to the evolving field of the creative arts therapies within brain injury rehabilitation, covering current research and practice.Sarah O’Doherty and Rebecca O’Conner of the National Rehabilitation Hospital will present their Music Therapy Neuropsychology Assessment Model.Dr Wendy Magee from the US will showcase the MATADOC assessment for patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC) that she and her colleagues pioneered.The day will also provide practical hands-on workshops, which allows delegates to experience, engage with and understand an art therapy process from a client’s/patient’s point of view.Daniel Thomas, managing director of Chroma said: “We are thrilled that Chris Bryant MP will be attending the conference to welcome delegates and open the conference. We are extremely lucky to have so many respected experts, from across the globe, delivering the latest knowledge and evidence surrounding arts therapy and its use in rehabilitation.”

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The Eye Of The Architect: A Collection That Captures The Synergy Between Painting And Architecture

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 febbraio 2018

Francis BaconChristie’s will offer The Eye of the Architect, a diverse collection of Modern and Post-War art, during ‘20th Century at Christie’s’, a series of sales that will take place in London from 20 February to 7 March 2018: Impressionist and Modern Art and The Art of the Surreal Evening Sales (both 27 February), Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale (28 February) and Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale (6 March). Focusing primarily on figurative compositions, this tightly curated group of works not only reveals the collector’s discerning eye and architectural mind, but also a passion for artists who continuously sought to push the boundaries of tradition in their art. Including works by some of the most celebrated masters of the twentieth century avant-garde, from Pablo Picasso to Francis Bacon, Giorgio de Chirico to Joan Miró, and Fernand Léger to Giorgio Morandi, this varied group is united in their intimate scale and exploration of similar thematic concerns. The group will be led by Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for a Portrait (1976, estimate: £10,000,000-15,000,000), the artist’s penultimate ode to his great muse Henrietta Moraes, whose stark depiction of facial features and realist palette reveal the influence of Picasso on Bacon’s work. Further highlights include Pablo Picasso’s Figure (1930, estimate: £3,000,000-5,000,000), a portrait that plays with form to give the face a sculptural quality reflected in Bacon’s deconstruction of human form in Three Studies for a Portrait. These are offered alongside Giorgio de Chirico’s rare and early, melancholic mannequin-figure portrait Testa di manichino (1916-17, estimate: £800,000-1,200,000), Fernand Léger’s visionary, machine-inspired portrait L’usine (Motif pour le moteur) (1918, estimate: £900,000-1,200,000), Giorgio Morandi’s highly subtle, architectural still life Natura morta (1942, estimate: £600,000-900,000), and Joan Miró’s sharply defined geometric painting Tête d’homme (1931, estimate: £700,000 – 1,000,000). The works will be on view in Hong Kong (5 to 8 February 2018) and New York (8 to 15 February 2018) before being exhibited in London from 20 February to 6 March 2018.

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Abstraction Beyond Borders, Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, 27 February 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 gennaio 2018

Impressionist and Modern ArtLondon – Christie’s will offer a collection that traces the development of abstraction as artists across Europe redefined art in the 20th Century. Abstraction Beyond Borders will be included in the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale and The Art of the Surreal on 27 February 2018, launching ‘20th Century at Christie’s’, a series of sales that will take place in London from 27 February to 7 March 2018. A total of ten works represents the diversity of artists working in different cities across the continent, such as Georges Braque, František Kupka, Francis Picabia, Kurt Schwitters and Georges Vantongerloo, who shunned pictorial representation, instead creating unprecedented works that pushed the boundaries of what art could be. This group demonstrates the idiosyncrasy of these artists’ restless invention. From line, colour and form, to medium and material, their curiosity, daring eclecticism and pioneering spirit of exploration nearly 100 years ago paved the way for artists and collectors today. Highlights include Francis Picabia’s Peinture (Pot de fleurs) (circa 1924-26, estimate: £900,000-1,200,000, illustrated, above), an example of the series of ornate collaged paintings which occupied the artist during the mid-1920s and Iris (1929, estimate: £800,000-1,200,000). Composition émanante de l’équation y=ax2+bx+18 avec accord de l’orangé-vert-violet by Georges Vantongerloo (1930, estimate: £800,000-1,200,000) encapsulates his individual approach to the ideals of the De Stijl movement, adopting a mathematically constructed composition to explore the inter-relationship of a carefully selected group of colours. Das Richard-Fretiag-Bild by Kurt Schwitters (1927, estimate: £500,000-700,000, illustrated, above) is a rare Merz relief that dates from the height of his involvement with the International Constructivist movement, while Series C, III, Elevation (1935-38, estimate: £500,000-700,000) by František Kupka, one of the first truly abstract artists, establishes the radical simplification of form that characterises his late work. Georges Braque’s cubist composition, Cartes et cornet à dés (circa 1910-11, estimate: £500,000-800,000), originally owned by the pioneering early modern collector Wilhelm Uhde, presents the origin of this move towards a new, non-representational artistic language. Highlights from Abstraction Beyond Borders will be on view in Hong Kong (10-12 January) and Taipei (15-17 January) before being exhibited in London from 20 to 27 February 2018.

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