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Artist William Ings to exhibit at The Vitrine Gallery

Artist William Ings to exhibit at The Vitrine Gallery

By ANTONY NEWTON We don’t typically feature individual artistic talent on The Sloaney because many of the art events that we attend showcase work from a collection of artists. However, the opportunity arose when I came across some contemporary paintings from William Ings some months ago. His style is thought provoking and encourages the viewer to […]

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Winter Olympia Art and Antiques Fair celebrates 25 years

Winter Olympia Art and Antiques Fair celebrates 25 years

This year London’s top winter fair, the Winter Olympia Art and Antiques Fair, will celebrate 25 years. It runs from the 2nd of November to the 8th of November and opens with the Collector’s Preview Reception. 22,000 visitors come to see over 30,000 pieces for sale from the 120 hand-picked dealers. A glamorous highlight of […]

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The Aston Martin art car by Tobias Rehberger

The Aston Martin art car by Tobias Rehberger

Aston Martin Racing has unveiled a 24 Hours of Le Mans art car designed by artist Tobias Rehberger. The unique creation gives the Gulf #97 Vantage GTE the illusion of movement and speed, even when static. Rehberger is renowned for his abstract art and optical effects that distort perception and has received numerous international prizes and […]

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Opera Gallery London’s ‘Fernando Botero’ Private View

Opera Gallery London’s ‘Fernando Botero’ Private View

The exclusive Private View of Fernando Botero’s latest exhibition recently took place at New Bond Street’s Opera Gallery London. The event attracted many London society guests, including Lady Gabriella Windsor, Nancy Dell’Olio and Stanley Johnson. They sipped on Pommery Champagne whilst viewing artwork and sculptures by Fernando Botero – Columbia’s most famous living artist. Born in Medellin, […]

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The Rex Whistler restaurant at Tate Britain

The Rex Whistler restaurant at Tate Britain

By JAMES HARROP-GRIFFITHS Friday nights in London are usually earmarked for date nights, meals out, cultural experiences and walks along the river. I recently experienced all four in one by visiting the Tate Britain on the Millbank for their “Late at Tate” evenings, which offer visitors the chance to explore the gallery with a host […]

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Fashion Illustration Gallery: Richard Bernstein’s Cover Art

Fashion Illustration Gallery: Richard Bernstein’s Cover Art

The Sloaney recently attended the Private Viewing of the Fashion Illustration Gallery’s Summer Show that features Richard Bernstein’s Cover Art for Interview Magazine. We were joined by the likes of Henry Holland and Bip Ling to admire a collection of works created by the artist for the cover of Andy Warhol’s Interview. Bernstein made the […]

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Jaeger-LeCoultre premières Hybris Artistic at Masterpiece London

Jaeger-LeCoultre premières Hybris Artistic at Masterpiece London

Masterpiece London is one of the most influential art fairs in the world and it begins today with a preview of the event, which is held in the spectacular South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. It is the 5th anniversary of the occasion, which presents exquisite art, antiques and design from across the world. It’s […]

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Robert Whitaker’s The Beatles: Inside and Out

Robert Whitaker’s The Beatles: Inside and Out

By BAILEIGH WALSH Robert Whitaker’s exhibition, The Beatles: Inside and Out, is a candid collection of photographs that capture an unusual and unobtrusive view into the life of the Liverpudlian musicians that grew to be the most popular band in the world. The champagne launch party was held at Proud Galleries in Chelsea, to celebrate the […]

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Exclusive Gallery Elena Shchukina features Hatchuel-Becker’s Form and Colour exhibition

Exclusive Gallery Elena Shchukina features Hatchuel-Becker’s Form and Colour exhibition

By ROSEMIN ANDERSON With galleries in Knightsbridge and Mayfair, owner Elena Shchukina has united collections of exquisite artwork with innovative interior design. Her latest feature exhibition features the work of French Laure Hatchuel-Becker, whose Form and Colour collection establishes a new take on indigenous artwork created with a multitude of dots. With textured canvases and […]

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Kate Moss by Mario Testino

Kate Moss by Mario Testino

Few supermodels can equal the achievements of Kate Moss. Her incredible career has certainly sparked controversy at times, but she is arguably Britain’s top fashion icon. Similarly, Mario Testino is renowned for leading this field when it comes to photography and the pair has worked together on numerous photoshoots. Their relationship has developed into a unique […]

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Sloaney TV: Inside the Private Viewing of Parallax Art Fair

Sloaney TV: Inside the Private Viewing of Parallax Art Fair

The Sloaney team recently attended the Private Viewing of Parallax Art Fair, which took place at Chelsea Town Hall in London. The annual event welcomes a host of international artists and is designed to showcase the work of those established in the field, while also helping to discover the next generation of talent. The Private […]

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Art: Where Are All The Women?

Art: Where Are All The Women?

| By Rebecca Jarvest, Art Editor | It’s 1997. You’ve got the Spice Girls playing full volume (on tape, of course). You’re singing “Girl Power” into your hairbrush-turned-microphone and yes, you feel on top of the world. Of course, it took a long time and a persistent effort by courageous women for girls to achieve […]

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The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Ladies

The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Ladies

Our columnist James Haskell has advised on the best Valentine’s Day gifts for men, but if you are looking to treat a lucky lady, here’s our pick of special presents for February 14th…. Scrumptious chocolates GODIVA is a favourite with most ladies who have a sweet tooth. The good news is that they have launched […]

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‘Nelson Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom’ art exhibition is extended

‘Nelson Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom’ art exhibition is extended

The Belgravia Gallery in London has been hosting the Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom exhibition, which presents a selection of powerful artwork by Nelson Mandela to commemorate his distinguished life. The gallery is pleased to announce that the exhibition will now continue for an additional period of time and will not close its doors […]

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Bold Choices by Big Business: Corporate Art Surprises at Bonhams

Bold Choices by Big Business: Corporate Art Surprises at Bonhams

By REBECCA JARVEST  “Trust me,” glows a scribble of Barbie pink neon in characteristically erratic Tracey Emin scrawl. This brazen act of creativity is not what you would think might catch the eye of a multinational corporation. In a clever twist to kick off the New Year in style, a lavish exhibition at Bonhams declares […]

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Saint Peter’s Bay Barbados hosts Andrew Hewkin’s Art Exhibition

Saint Peter’s Bay Barbados hosts Andrew Hewkin’s Art Exhibition

We are big fans of beautiful Barbados here at The Sloaney and we have just received the exciting news that internationally acclaimed artist Andrew Hewkin has an upcoming art exhibition at Saint Peter’s Bay. For our readers who are hopping on a plane to escape for some winter sunshine, we recommend taking a break from […]

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Sloaney TV: David Yarrow’s spectacular wildlife images inspire guests at the Saatchi Gallery

Sloaney TV: David Yarrow’s spectacular wildlife images inspire guests at the Saatchi Gallery

By LAURA TOOGOOD Last week, a private viewing of David Yarrow‘s images was held at the Saatchi Gallery. A host of VIP guests, which included Lawrence Dallaglio, Rory Bremner, Eddie Jordan and fashion designer Amanda Wakeley, gathered to admire David’s spectacular photography alongside friends and family. Ruinart was sipped throughout the event and delicate canapés were […]

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Live the life of luxury with interiors designed by Celeste Dell’Anna

Live the life of luxury with interiors designed by Celeste Dell’Anna

Earlier this month, The Sloaney team were invited to join the celebrations that marked 30 years of design by Celeste Dell‘Anna. The milestone was noted by a lavish party that took place in the Royal Chelsea Hospital. The exclusive Italian designer hosted a grand champagne reception that toasted his decades of success, which includes bringing […]

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Art: Bigger Is Better at Frieze Art Fair 2013

By REBECCA JARVEST Feeling a distinct buzz in the air? It can only be one thing: Frieze Art Fair has taken London by storm this year. After months of anticipation, our premier art event returned with more space yet less exhibitors, a stroke of genius by the organisers that produced an expansive creative environment better […]

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Join the Art Crawl: An invitation to readers of The Sloaney

By REBECCA JARVEST Every now and then it’s a real pleasure to tell readers of The Sloaney about things that we reporters are doing. I’d like to share a warm invite to my Art Crawl on Wednesday 18 September, the first in a brand new series of events I’m organising for Art Collectors London. Art […]

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Art: Park your car in style this Bank Holiday

By REBECCA JARVEST Planning on shopping this weekend? Now even your car can enjoy a stylish day out thanks to Simon Claridge. The artist has transformed the underground parking spaces of Q-Park Oxford Street into a striking art installation. Inspired by style icons, the artwork plays on Claridge’s signature portraits depicting the superstars of then […]

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A/W13 Creative Trend-Watching: 3D Printing

By REBECCA JARVEST Everyone’s talking about a creative revolution. The biggest thing in design and technology since the invention of the computer, 3D printing is set to take every industry by storm. From bespoke production for the luxury retail sector to new inspiration for artwork, London boasts a talented core of experts and artists exploring […]

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Hugo Boss Anniversary Party and Red Never Follows exhibition in the Saatchi Gallery

By LAURA TOOGOOD On Tuesday evening I attended the 20th Anniversary Party for Hugo Boss, which was a Private View of the Red Never Follows exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. A broad, exciting collection of contemporary and interactive art was on display. Red Never Follows is a unique show that celebrates twenty years of the […]

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A Very Big Art Show Celebrates British Art in British Summertime

By REBECCA JARVEST With the gorgeous sunshine we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks looking set to stay, the thought of heading inside for an exhibition is tough for even the most dedicated art lovers. That’s why I was thrilled to discover that this year’s biggest art show is taking place outdoors. Art Everywhere […]

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Cocktails & Canvas: London’s Best Arty Bars This Summer

By REBECCA JARVEST We all know that the right décor adds that extra sparkle to make an evening truly special. Home to talented mixologists and world-class artists, London knows how to combine delicious drinks with visual experiences for a night to remember. Brighten your summer with cocktails and canvas by heading to the capital’s best […]

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A preview of stunning equestrian art by Nichola Eddery marks the start of Royal Ascot

By LAURA TOOGOOD Last night I attended the Private View of recent work by Nichola Eddery. The Honorary Chairman Sir Peter O’Sullevan CBE and The Directors of The Osborne Studio Gallery hosted an evening soiree to showcase the wonderful talent of this artist. Guests arriving at the Motcomb Street gallery were greeted by wine and […]

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Frances Daffern hosts an intimate private viewing of her art work

Last night the talented artist Frances Daffern invited a select number of guests to her home near Primrose Hill for an exclusive private viewing of her work. Her playful sculptures are not only bright and colourful but they also look good enough to eat! Frances grew up in North Yorkshire and  is a graduate of Goldsmiths College, […]

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The Art of Fine Dining at Debut Contemporary

By REBECCA JARVEST  There is a new way to dine out in London and it comes with a tasty helping of art. The venue is not a restaurant but Debut Contemporary, an innovative gallery setting trends with its unique art/lifestyle fusion events, which include art and yoga. Their bespoke luxury dining experience, Art Dinner, mixes […]

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Masquerade conjured up by Top Designers for The Elephant Family Animal Ball

By REBECCA JARVEST I always look forward to the Met Ball to gaze at pictures of New York dazzling with glamorous guests, extravagant décor and dresses to die for. Thankfully, my Cinderella daydreaming was interrupted this week by the exciting news that London is soon to have a Grand Ball of its own thanks to […]

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Buy In Style at The Other Art Fair

By REBECCA JARVEST How many ‘others’ do you know that are better than the ‘ones’? Here’s a few of mine: The Other Guys – a movie featuring two of the finest comedy performances in recent years; AnOther – a sumptuous print publication for all things cultural; The Other Tribe –an inspired collective of DJs mixing […]

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Float Away on Cloud Meteoros at St Pancras International

By REBECCA JARVEST Travel induces a mysterious sensation of gliding just above the ground as we float around the world to faraway shores. The feeling pertains not simply to planes that soar majestically through the sky, but to the cars and trains that carry us to explore new places. This is, perhaps, one inspiration behind […]

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Trend Watching: Ombré from the Gallery to the Catwalk

By REBECCA JARVEST When new looks emerge on the catwalk, it’s often a fascinating reminder of that electrifying buzz of creative exchange between the haute couture industry and the contemporary art scene. Take one prominent star of the current season: ombré. Dip-dyed fabrics, tonal bleeds and photographic fade-out prints define the S/S 13 aesthetic, from […]

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Romance, Glamour and Realism at Tate Modern’s Lichtenstein Show

By REBECCA JARVEST Romance, glamour and realism are what Ralph Lauren once called “a great combination.” These three hallmarks of classic style proved enduringly desirable at London Fashion Week last month. This year, there’s no need to wait for the S/S 14 shows for your next fix. I found the same irresistible trio away from […]

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Editor’s Comment: Bermuda, San Fran, Lake Tahoe, Dublin; the travel bug bites

By LAURA TOOGOOD February has been a particularly busy month for The Sloaney Travel Team. I have literally just stepped off a plane after spending two nights in Dublin at The Shelbourne. A full travel feature will follow but I had a wonderful stay at this Marriott Renaissance Hotel. With grand décor and a fabulous […]

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All the Fun of the Fair: Our Beginner’s Guide to the Art Fair

By REBECCA JARVEST One advantage of working in the art world is travelling in search of creative talent. For this reason, on Blue Monday I had the good fortune of waking up in the thriving metropolis of Singapore for Art Stage, the city’s premier art fair. Sitting down to write an article on the event, […]

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The Coningsby Gallary hosts Daniel Airam’s first UK solo exhibition

Last night some of The Sloaney team attended a private view to celebrate the opening of Daniel Airam’s first UK solo exhibition. Guests were greeted by Christmas nibbles and wine at the start of the evening, with delicious fish and chips arriving for those staying late. Having exhibited widely in his native France, as well […]

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A Match Made in Heaven: Contemporary Art and the Fourth Plinth

By REBECCA JARVEST Nothing has got people talking about art quite like the infamous Fourth Plinth. Since 1999, Trafalgar Square’s once lonely column has found its perfect partner in bold and provocative contemporary art, displayed before pigeons, protesters and passers-by under the watchful eye of Lord Nelson. I can remember taxi rides enlivened by drivers […]

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Discover a trio of art treats around Berkeley Square

By REBECCA JARVEST Nestled between the quintessential chic of Berkeley Square and the elegant fashion district at Bond Street are a collection of London’s finest art galleries. With works on view by the hottest established and emerging artists from across the globe, I can never resist popping into the area for a visit. Whether you’re […]

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Bespoke ‘Match-heads’ by Artist David Mach; the gift for someone with everything!

We all have that friend who just seems to have everything. If you are scratching your head and wondering what you can possibly buy such a person for a forthcoming birthday or Christmas present, we may have found the answer. Artist, David Mach, who is a Turner Prize nominee, has announced that he is now taking […]

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Wall Street Journal and Halcyon Gallery host exclusive reception for Pedro Paricio’s art

Last night, The Sloaney team attended an Exclusive Private Reception to celebrate Pedro Paricio’s latest art exhibition, Diary of an Artist. The event was hosted by the Wall Street Journal at the Halcyon Gallery on New Bond Street in London. Guests were greeted by cocktails created by the Master Mixologist, Arnd Heissen, who had flown in […]

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