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Mattia Bonetti Console ‘Venetian’ 2012 Scagliola, bronze, polished L228 x D75 x H83 cm / L89.8 x D29.5 x H32.7 in Editions David Gill, limited to 3 + 1AP + 1P £58,000 ex VAT and shipping   Garouste & Bonetti Candlesticks ‘Boys & Girls’ 1994 Patinated bronze, gold leaf Boy: L24 x D20 x H48 cm / L9.4 x D7.9 x H18.8 in Girl: L20 x D20 x H43 cm / L7.9 x D7.9 x H16.9 in Editions David Gill, limited to 30 + 2P + 2AP £22,000 ex VAT and shipping   Garouste & Bonetti Mirror ‘Polynesia’ 1999 White gold leaf, fibrous plaster L140 x H80 cm / L55.1 x H31.5 in Editions David Gill, limited to 30 + 2AP + 2P £24,000 ex VAT and shipping   Please note, prices and availability are subject to change as these editions are limited.

Mattia Bonetti
Console ‘Venetian’
2012
Scagliola, bronze, polished
L228 x D75 x H83 cm / L89.8 x D29.5 x H32.7 in
Editions David Gill, limited to 3 + 1AP + 1P
P.O.A.
Garouste & Bonetti
Candlesticks ‘Boys & Girls’
1994
Patinated bronze, gold leaf
Boy: L24 x D20 x H48 cm / L9.4 x D7.9 x H18.8 in
Girl: L20 x D20 x H43 cm / L7.9 x D7.9 x H16.9 in
Editions David Gill, limited to 30 + 2P + 2AP
P.O.A.
Garouste & Bonetti
Mirror ‘Polynesia’
1999
White gold leaf, fibrous plaster
L140 x H80 cm / L55.1 x H31.5 in
Editions David Gill, limited to 30 + 2AP + 2P
P.O.A.
Please note, prices and availability are subject to change as these editions are limited.

With Thanks courtesy David Gill

David Gill Gallery
2-4 King Street
London SW1Y 6QP
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La Ville de Paris, la Femme et la Tour Eiffel, a monumental Art Deco masterpiece by the Orphist painter Robert Delaunay, will be offered for sale at Masterpiece by Dickinson of London and New York. Delaunay painted La Ville de Paris, la Femme et la Tour Eiffel for the seminal 1925 Paris World’s Fair (Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs), the title of which led to the widespread adoption of the term “Art Deco”. This influential visual arts style combined traditional arts and crafts motifs with the imagery and materials of the Machine Age. A postcard issued to promote the Exposition shows Delaunay’s painting hanging on the wall. Delaunay first turned his attention to the Tour Eiffel series between 1909 and 1914, subsequently returning to the theme in the 1920s and 1930s. One of the earliest studies of the Eiffel Tower was painted in 1909 as an engagement present for Delaunay’s wife, born Sonia Terk (1885 – 1979), and she later recalled: “It was ‘our’ picture. The Eiffel Tower and the Universe were one and the same to [Robert].” By replacing the pastoral landscape idylls of the Impressionists with a prophetic vision of modernity, Delaunay aimed to emphasise French achievement, innovation, progress and patriotism through the iconography of the Eiffel Tower. Although its construction in the late 19th century provoked a tremendous controversy, the Tower soon became the quintessential icon of urban existence, a monumental tribute to human aspiration and architectural achievement. In addition to the Tower itself, Delaunay has included in his composition a number of identifiable Parisian landmarks and bridges, and has commemorated Charles Godefroy’s historic 1919 victory flight through the Arc de Triomphe. The low vantage point and dramatic foreshortening underscore the immense scale of the painting itself – at four and a half metres high, it is the largest and most impressive work in the Tour Eiffel series – and the surface is defined by brilliant and contrasting hues. Orphism, a movement identified in 1912 and pioneered by Delaunay and Sonia, is considered an offshoot of Cubism and relies on the sensation of pure colour as a means of both expression and structure. This painting is made all the more desirable by its fascinating provenance, as it remained in Sonia Delaunay’s own collection until her death in 1979. A talented artist and designer in her own right, currently the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern, Sonia collaborated with Robert on the set and costume designs for the 1926 French movie Le P’tit Parigot (“The Small Parisian One”). La Ville de Paris, la Femme et la Tour Eiffel can be seen in the background in contemporary photographs of the set. Ninety years after Delaunay’s painting was first presented in 1925 in Paris, Dickinson is dedicating a room on its stand at Masterpiece to La Ville de Paris, la Femme et la Tour Eiffel, the Delaunays, and the legacy of Cubism. Due to this painting’s iconic subject matter, impressive scale, and historically important provenance, La Ville de Paris, la Femme et la Tour Eiffel is a highly significant example of Delaunay’s work during the height of his career, and can truly be considered a masterpiece.

La Ville de Paris, la Femme et la Tour Eiffel, a monumental Art Deco masterpiece by the Orphist painter Robert Delaunay, will be offered for sale at Masterpiece by Dickinson of London and New York.
Delaunay painted La Ville de Paris, la Femme et la Tour Eiffel for the seminal 1925 Paris World’s Fair (Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs), the title of which led to the widespread adoption of the term “Art Deco”. This influential visual arts style combined traditional arts and crafts motifs with the imagery and materials of the Machine Age. A postcard issued to promote the Exposition shows Delaunay’s painting hanging on the wall. Delaunay first turned his attention to the Tour Eiffel series between 1909 and 1914, subsequently returning to the theme in the 1920s and 1930s. One of the earliest studies of the Eiffel Tower was painted in 1909 as an engagement present for Delaunay’s wife, born Sonia Terk (1885 – 1979), and she later recalled: “It was ‘our’ picture. The Eiffel Tower and the Universe were one and the same to [Robert].” By replacing the pastoral landscape idylls of the Impressionists with a prophetic vision of modernity, Delaunay aimed to emphasise French achievement, innovation, progress and patriotism through the iconography of the Eiffel Tower. Although its construction in the late 19th century provoked a tremendous controversy, the Tower soon became the quintessential icon of urban existence, a monumental tribute to human aspiration and architectural achievement. In addition to the Tower itself, Delaunay has included in his composition a number of identifiable Parisian landmarks and bridges, and has commemorated Charles Godefroy’s historic 1919 victory flight through the Arc de Triomphe. The low vantage point and dramatic foreshortening underscore the immense scale of the painting itself – at four and a half metres high, it is the largest and most impressive work in the Tour Eiffel series – and the surface is defined by brilliant and contrasting hues. Orphism, a movement identified in 1912 and pioneered by Delaunay and Sonia, is considered an offshoot of Cubism and relies on the sensation of pure colour as a means of both expression and structure.
This painting is made all the more desirable by its fascinating provenance, as it remained in Sonia Delaunay’s own collection until her death in 1979. A talented artist and designer in her own right, currently the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern, Sonia collaborated with Robert on the set and costume designs for the 1926 French movie Le P’tit Parigot (“The Small Parisian One”). La Ville de Paris, la Femme et la Tour Eiffel can be seen in the background in contemporary photographs of the set.
Ninety years after Delaunay’s painting was first presented in 1925 in Paris, Dickinson is dedicating a room on its stand at Masterpiece to La Ville de Paris, la Femme et la Tour Eiffel, the Delaunays, and the legacy of Cubism. Due to this painting’s iconic subject matter, impressive scale, and historically important provenance, La Ville de Paris, la Femme et la Tour Eiffel is a highly significant example of Delaunay’s work during the height of his career, and can truly be considered a masterpiece. Info with thanks  courtesy Dickinson 58 Jermyn st,London SW1

RAOUL DUFY Le Havre 1877 - 1953 Forcalquier Epsom, la course Signed lower right: Raoul Dufy
Oil on canvas: 15 x 18 ¼ in / 38.1 by 46.4 cm
Frame size: 22 x 24 ½ in / 55.9 x 62.2 cm Painted in 1933 Provenance: Dr Alexandre Roudinesco, Paris, acquired from the artist; by descent
 Exhibited: Albi, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Raoul Dufy, 1955, no.23, illus.
Paris, Galerie Bernheim Jeune-Dauberville, Chefs-d’œuvre de Raoul Dufy, 1959, no.27 Literature: Jean Cassou, Les Trésors de la Peinture Française, vol. XXlll: Raoul Dufy, Geneva 1950
Maurice Raynal, Histoire de la Peinture moderne, vol. ll: Matisse, Munch, Rouault: fauvisme et expressionisme, Geneva 1958, p.71, illus. in colour
Maurice Lafaille, Raoul Dufy, Catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre peint, Geneva 1976, vol. III, p.312, no.1304, illus. Raoul Dufy was influenced both by the Fauves and the German Expressionists in his use of colour as an emotional medium divorced from a strict adherence to appearances. Slavish truth to nature was less important than evoking a ‘shorthand of the essential’ through a poetic universe of emblems. Among his favourite themes were regattas and seaside views, and horseracing.  Dufy’s fascination with racing grew out of his collaboration with the couturier Paul Poiret, who commissioned him to design textile patterns and stationery. Dufy’s paddock watercolours of around 1913 concentrate on the fashionable women in their Poiret dresses and the dandies who accompanied them to the Deauville races. This theme was expanded in the 1920s, with frieze-like compositions of Poiret models enjoying the pleasures of the Turf. From the 1930s Dufy spent much time in England and mingled with high society at Epsom and Ascot. He explored the energy of the horse race, the explosion of colour, light, movement and pattern-making which gives Epsom, la course its intensity.  Seen from a bird’s eye view, the pounding horses have an iconic quality which echoes all the way back to the wild horses of the Lascaux caves. Their vivid, ochre-brown is broken

Presented at Masterpiece by the Richard Green Gallery.   RAOUL DUFY
Le Havre 1877 – 1953 Forcalquier
Epsom, la course
Signed lower right: Raoul Dufy
Oil on canvas: 15 x 18 ¼ in / 38.1 by 46.4 cm
Frame size: 22 x 24 ½ in / 55.9 x 62.2 cm
Painted in 1933
Excellent Provenance:Raoul Dufy was influenced both by the Fauves and the German Expressionists in his use of colour as an emotional medium divorced from a strict adherence to appearances. Slavish truth to nature was less important than evoking a ‘shorthand of the essential’ through a poetic universe of emblems. Among his favourite themes were regattas and seaside views, and horseracing.
Dufy’s fascination with racing grew out of his collaboration with the couturier Paul Poiret, who commissioned him to design textile patterns and stationery. Dufy’s paddock watercolours of around 1913 concentrate on the fashionable women in their Poiret dresses and the dandies who accompanied them to the Deauville races. This theme was expanded in the 1920s, with frieze-like compositions of Poiret models enjoying the pleasures of the Turf. From the 1930s Dufy spent much time in England and mingled with high society at Epsom and Ascot. He explored the energy of the horse race, the explosion of colour, light, movement and pattern-making which gives Epsom, la course its intensity.
Seen from a bird’s eye view, the pounding horses have an iconic quality which echoes all the way back to the wild horses of the Lascaux caves. With thanks courtesy Richard Green Gallery.   147 New Bond St. London  W1

 

 The Fine Art Society 148 New Bond Street, London W1S 2JT T: +44 (0)20 7318 1895 E:  st@faslondon.com W: www.faslondon.com

Chris Levine’s photograph on light box of Kate Moss, presented at Masterpiece London. A stunning image of a moment in time as the image moves with the holographic treatment, eyes closed, beautiful red lips of hidden promise. Courtesy with thanks  
The Fine Art Society
148 New Bond Street, London W1S 2JT
T: +44 (0)20 7318 1895
E: st@faslondon.com
W: www.faslondon.com

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STEINWAY & SONS MARKS A HISTORIC MILESTONE WITH THE UNVEILING OF THE COMPANY’S 600,000TH PIANO Renowned Designer Frank Pollaro Creates “The Fibonacci,” A Masterpiece That Celebrates The Art of Handcraftsmanship June 2015 – Steinway & Sons, manufacturer of the world’s finest pianos, has unveiled the company’s 600,000th piano, stunningly designed by master artisan, Frank Pollaro. Handcrafted using natural Macassar ebony, the end result is a feat of artistry, engineering and precision that celebrates this milestone for Steinway & Sons and demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to uncompromising craftsmanship. Named “The Fibonacci,” the piano’s veneer features the iconic Fibonacci spiral made entirely from six individual logs of Macassar Ebony, creating a fluid design that represents the geometric harmony found in nature. The lines of The Fibonacci spiral on the top of the piano’s lid are projected down to its unique curved base. Synthetic ivory inlay adds a breath-taking effect to the design, which also features unique patinated bronze details. In the end, over 6,000 hours of work over a four-year period were devoted to the creation of The Fibonacci, from design to finish. The superior craftsmanship of the piano’s exterior is matched only by the unparalleled craftsmanship that is at the very core of all Steinway & Sons pianos.

STEINWAY & SONS MARKS A HISTORIC MILESTONE WITH THE UNVEILING OF THE COMPANY’S 600,000TH PIANO
Renowned Designer Frank Pollaro Creates “The Fibonacci,” A Masterpiece That Celebrates The Art of Handcraftsmanship
June 2015 – Steinway & Sons, manufacturer of the world’s finest pianos, has unveiled the company’s 600,000th piano, stunningly designed by master artisan, Frank Pollaro. Handcrafted using natural Macassar ebony, the end result is a feat of artistry, engineering and precision that celebrates this milestone for Steinway & Sons and demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to uncompromising craftsmanship.
Named “The Fibonacci,” the piano’s veneer features the iconic Fibonacci spiral made entirely from six individual logs of Macassar Ebony, creating a fluid design that represents the geometric harmony found in nature. The lines of The Fibonacci spiral on the top of the piano’s lid are projected down to its unique curved base. Synthetic ivory inlay adds a breath-taking effect to the design, which also features unique patinated bronze details. In the end, over 6,000 hours of work over a four-year period were devoted to the creation of The Fibonacci, from design to finish. The superior craftsmanship of the piano’s exterior is matched only by the unparalleled craftsmanship that is at the very core of all Steinway & Sons pianos.

 Become a co owner in a racehorse syndicate.. ARQANA Racing Club will roll out the red carpet for you     photo-home-02.jpg Share the costs, multiply your enjoyment.  Own more horses and put them in the care of leading French trainers, whilst sharing the costs and the risks! The adventure starts from €10,000   Copyright_Maybelline_T_Photographies_2.jpg Discover racing from the best seats in the house Experience all the key moments in the life of an owner (horse purchase, training, racing) in the most optimal conditions and bag a backstage pass to this fascinating world (private stud visits, meeting industry professionals, etc).   photo-home-04.jpg Become an active player in your syndicate. Benefit from a France Galop owners’ pass, design your own racing colours, name your horses and enjoy permanent access to all the information concerning your horses (training reports, entries and results, pre and post race reports, invitations, photos, videos, etc..) thanks to the members only website My ARQANA Racing Club.


Become a co owner in a racehorse syndicate..
ARQANA Racing Club will roll out the red carpet for you
Share the costs, multiply your enjoyment.
Own more horses and put them in the care of leading French trainers, whilst sharing the costs and the risks! The adventure starts from €10,000
Discover racing from the best seats in the house
Experience all the key moments in the life of an owner (horse purchase, training, racing) in the most optimal conditions and bag a backstage pass to this fascinating world (private stud visits, meeting industry professionals, etc).
Become an active player in your syndicate. Benefit from a France Galop owners’ pass, design your own racing colours, name your horses and enjoy permanent access to all the information concerning your horses (training reports, entries and results, pre and post race reports, invitations, photos, videos, etc..) thanks to the members only website www.My ARQANA Racing Club. Image courtesy ARQANA RACING CLUB

Mandatory Credit: Photo by racingfotos.c/REX Shutterstock (4849523dd)  TRIP TO PARIS with trainer Ed Dunlop (right) and owners The La Grange Partnership after The Gold Cup at Royal Ascot  Horse Racing - 17 Jun 2015

Mandatory Credit: Photo by racingfotos.c/REX Shutterstock (4849523dd)with thanks 
TRIP TO PARIS with trainer Ed Dunlop (right) and owners The La Grange Partnership after The Gold Cup at Royal Ascot
Horse Racing – 17 Jun 2015

SYNDICATES ARE UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT OVERSEAS
18 June 2015. During the Royal Ascot meeting, the most-desired prize is the Gold Cup. At the end of a 4,000 meters race, Trip to Paris outpowered 13 opponents. The Ed Dunlop-trained was a £35.000 supplemented horse who offered an outstanding success to La Grange Partnership’s 7 co-owners. Congratulated by HM Queen Elisabeth herself, they won a first thrilling Gr.1 together. Congratulations to all of them !

 

Ervedya, ridden by Christophe Soumillon, wins the Coronation Stakes ahead of Found and Ryan Moore. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Royal Ascot 2015  Day 4.  Thrilling Finish. Ervedya, ridden by Christophe Soumillon,trained by French trainer J.Rouget,  wins the Coronation Stakes ahead of Found and Ryan Moore. Courtesy c. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters. With Thanks 

Chris Jackson

Royal Ascot hat with roses & butterflies. With thanks. Courtesy Photo Chris Jackson. Getty Images. The Times.Royal Ascot 2015

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The Telegraph  choice colourful Royal Ascot Ladies Day. photo Geoff Pugh.Follow our brilliant racing photos below….

Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) 1m, 4yo+ SOLOW gave favourite backers the finest possible start to the Royal meeting when continuing his rise to the top of the international miling division. The Freddy Head-trained four-year-old - sent off at 11-8 - led home a one-two for France with Esoterique coming second at 16-1, while the late money for Cougar Mountain was justified as Aidan O'Brien's runner grabbed third, also at 16-1. RELATED LINKS Race result  Solow's jockey Maxime Guyon was suitably elated and said: "This is the boss! It is amazing. I think he is the best I've ridden and when you can win at Ascot it is amazing." Head added: "It is beautiful. He is so easy to train, he's the number one. I thought in the race they were always going pretty slowly and I was a bit worried." As an opening act to the 2015 meeting, the Queen Anne promised a fascinating clash between the best milers from around the world, with Hong Kong's great hope Able Friend taking on Solow, while Lockinge winner Night Of Thunder represented the top domestic form. However, two of the three were unable to mount a significant challenge, with Able Friend, who did get noticeably warm before the off, proving a big disappointment, finishing sixth. Trainer John Moore was unable to offer an immediate reason for Able Friend's lacklustre effort, and said: "It was disappointing. The jockey offered no explanation for the run. If one was going to look for one negative when we saddled him up he wasn't his usual self, he was on the toe. He got down to the gates and the jockey did say that he was quite hot when he got down there. That is not normally him. "You have got to remember animals travelling long distances, new environments and everything - I think the aura of the whole thing got to him but I am sure he will be okay and we will be looking to come back with either him or something else." Toormore took the field along with Glory Awaits for company, as the major players in the betting raced in Indian file. Solow was tracked by Night Of Thunder, who was in turn stalked by Able Friend. As the race approached its conclusion, Toormore fought hard out front, but was worn down by Solow. James Doyle had angled out Night Of Thunder in an effort to keep the favourite hemmed in, but he was unable to make a sustained effort and faded into fifth. Esoterique emerged as the main danger, but Solow always held enough of an advantage, winning by a length, with Cougar Mountain a neck back in third. A return to Britain could be on Solow's agenda, as Head added: "I want him to last, so he's not going to race that often. We will choose his races and hopefully he will run for a few more years. "Maybe the Sussex Stakes might be a race for him if he comes out of this race well. He's a long-striding horse in terms of the Breeders' Cup so a small track like Keeneland might not suit him." Andre Fabre said of Esoterique: "I'm delighted by her - she ran a very good race. The winner has a very high rating, and when we go back to racing her against females she will probably win another Group 1. She definitely needs this type of going." 12 June 2015;   SOLOW and Maxime Guyon storm to victory over Esoterique, Pierre-Charles Boudot up, and Cougar Mountain, Ryan Moore up, in The Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot.  © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.    Tel:  00 353 (0)86 2589298

Royal Ascot 2015 Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) 1m, 4yo+
SOLOW gave favourite backers the finest possible start to the Royal meeting when continuing his rise to the top of the international miling division.
The Freddy Head-trained four-year-old – sent off at 11-8 – led home a one-two for France with Esoterique coming second at 16-1, while the late money for Cougar Mountain was justified as Aidan O’Brien’s runner grabbed third, also at 16-1.

Solow’s jockey Maxime Guyon was suitably elated and said: “This is the boss! It is amazing. I think he is the best I’ve ridden and when you can win at Ascot it is amazing.”
Head added: “It is beautiful. He is so easy to train, he’s the number one. 

Esoterique emerged as the main danger, but Solow always held enough of an advantage, winning by a length, with Cougar Mountain a neck back in third.
A return to Britain could be on Solow’s agenda, as Head added: “I want him to last, so he’s not going to race that often. We will choose his races and hopefully he will run for a few more years.
“Maybe the Sussex Stakes might be a race for him if he comes out of this race well. He’s a long-striding horse in terms of the Breeders’ Cup so a small track like Keeneland might not suit him.”
Andre Fabre said of Esoterique: “I’m delighted by her – she ran a very good race. The winner has a very high rating, and when we go back to racing her against females she will probably win another Group 1. She definitely needs this type of going.”
17 June 2015; SOLOW and Maxime Guyon storm to victory over Esoterique, Pierre-Charles Boudot up, and Cougar Mountain, Ryan Moore up, in The Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot. © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298

King's Stand Stakes (Group 1) 5f, 3yo+ ROBERT COWELL once again illustrated why he is such a fine trainer of sprinters as he won the King's Stand for the second time in five years with 20-1 chance Goldream. Prohibit provided Cowell with the first Group 1 of his career in the race in 2011, and Goldream got his head in front where it mattered most, defeating 50-1 outsider Medicean Man in a photo-finish. RELATED LINKS Race result  Cowell has a proven history of improving sprinters recruited from other yards, and Goldream started out with Luca Cumani before moving to Cowell in 2013. Victory last month in the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket was a first Group-class success for the six-year-old, who improved again to secure a maiden Group 1 by a short head. Cowell said: "He's been brilliant, I didn't think he'd win a race like this but I thought he'd been getting to this sort of level. "It was a brilliant ride by Martin [Harley] and I'm pleased for the owners. I'm loving this race, it's fantastic." Winning jockey Harley partnered Goldream for the first time in the Palace House, and added: "I just tacked over from the stalls as I thought all the fancied ones were drawn high. When I kicked inside the final furlong he picked up well. "I was lucky because I was changing hands a furlong out and nearly dropped the stick! Being a Group 1 makes it a lot more special, they are hard to get."12 June 2015;  GOLDREAM, Martin Harley up, defeating, Medicean Man, Joao Moreira up, nearside, and Muthmir, Paul Hanagan up, in The King's Stand Stakes at Ascot.  © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.    Tel:  00 353 (0)86 2589298

King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) 5f, 3yo+ Royal Ascot 2015, 
ROBERT COWELL once again illustrated why he is such a fine trainer of sprinters as he won the King’s Stand for the second time in five years with 20-1 chance Goldream.
Goldream defeating 50-1 outsider Medicean Man in a breathtakingly exciting photo-finish, caught on film by racing photographer Peter Mooney.Cowell has a reputation for improving sprinters recruited from other yards, and Goldream started out with Luca Cumani before moving to Cowell in 2013.
Victory last month in the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket was a first Group-class success for the six-year-old.
“The Kings Stand Stakes was a brilliant ride by Martin [Harley] and I’m pleased for the owners. I’m loving this race, it’s fantastic,” commented Cowell.
Winning jockey Harley  added: “I just tacked over from the stalls as I thought all the fancied ones were drawn high. When I kicked inside the final furlong he picked up well.
“I was lucky because I was changing hands a furlong out and nearly dropped the stick! Being a Group 1 makes it a lot more special, they are hard to get.”17 June 2015; GOLDREAM, Martin Harley up, defeating, Medicean Man, Joao Moreira up, nearside, and Muthmir, Paul Hanagan up, in The King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot. © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298

during Royal Ascot 2015 at Ascot racecourse on June 17, 2015 in Ascot, England.

Royal Ascot 2015 The Times selects this spectacular  image by Charlie Crowhurst, Getty Images. Jockey Smullen on Free Eagle holding off The Grey Gatsby, ridden by Jamie Spencer,for an exciting finish  in the Prince Of Wales Stakes.during Royal Ascot 2015 at Ascot racecourse on June 17, 2015 in Ascot, England.Photo courtesy Charlie Crowhurst GETTY Images. Royal Ascot.  with thanks.

St James's Palace Stakes (Group 1) 1m, 3yo colts GLENEAGLES is in danger of getting a fan club after he did it yet again, winning his third Group 1 race of the season with a convincing burst of acceleration to put the St James's Palace to bed at the furlong pole. RELATED LINKS Race result Certainly the punters who piled into the dual Classic winner were never worried, with one racegoer collecting £80,000 from his £150,000 punt on the 8-15 winning favourite. Victory for Gleneagles ensured yet another racing record for winning trainer Aidan O'Brien. This was win number seven in the St James's Place Stakes for Ireland's champion trainer, overtaking the record he shared with Mathew Dawson who trained during the 19th century. The trainer thinks his latest victor could be the best ever, as he said: "I am delighted. He is a horse who takes everything in his stride. For me is very like Giant's Causeway but he has more speed than Giant's Causeway. This horse will relax and quicken and that is what makes him a little bit different. I don't think we have ever had a miler as good as him." The clash of the Classic colts failed to play out as France's 2,000 Guineas winner Make Believe could not match the turn of foot employed by Gleneagles. Godolphin's 25-1 shot Latharnach was left to chase home the winner. Michael Tabor, one of the winning owners, ranked Gleneagles as "a very special horse". "He has done everything we hoped he would," said Tabor, who commented on the decision to bypass the Investec Derby after wins in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and Irish equivalent at the Curragh. "There was talk but as far as we were concerned it was never a possibility. We'll discuss what we are going to do next but there are so many options and it is exciting to have a horse of this calibre." Winning rider Ryan Moore said: "He's got a very good turn of foot. It was a muddling race and messy early on. Frankie [Dettori] had [on Consort] his own way up front. "He's a pleasure to ride and getting better. I never really got serious with him, just hands and heels." For connections of Consort, the decision to jump from Listed class to Group 1 was vindicated, and Harry Herbert of owners Highclere Thoroughbreds, said: "It's tough to make all and I thought for a moment he might win but he tired close home and it was a bit frustrating he wasn't second. But that was very encouraging." Second spot opens up a new landscape for Latharnach, whose trainer Charlie Appleby said: "When you are finishing second behind a horse who has won two Guineas you would be confident to take our chance in a Group 1 again." The Qatar Sussex Stakes could provide an epic showdown between Gleneagles and Queen Anne winner Solow, with Paddy Power making Gleneagles the evens favourite and Solow a 6-4 chance.12 June 2015;  GLENEAGLES and Ryan Moore run out easy winners of The St James's Palace Stakes at Ascot.  © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.    Tel:  00 353 (0)86 2589298

Royal Ascot 2015 images by Peter Mooney, St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) 1m, 3yo colts
GLENEAGLES  winning his third Group 1 race of the season with a convincing burst of acceleration to win the St James’s Palace 8-15 winning favourite.
Victory for Gleneagles ensured yet another racing record for winning trainer Aidan O’Brien. This was win number seven in the St James’s Place Stakes for Ireland’s champion trainer, overtaking the record he shared with Mathew Dawson who trained during the 19th century.
The trainer thinks his latest victor could be the best ever, as he said: “I am delighted. He is a horse who takes everything in his stride. I don’t think we have ever had a miler as good as him.”
Michael Tabor, one of the winning owners, ranked Gleneagles as “a very special horse”.
“He has done everything we hoped he would,” said Tabor, who commented on the decision to bypass the Investec Derby after wins in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and Irish equivalent at the Curragh.Winning rider Ryan Moore said: “He’s got a very good turn of foot. It was a muddling race and messy early on. Frankie [Dettori] had [on Consort] his own way up front.
“He’s a pleasure to ride and getting better. I never really got serious with him, just hands and heels.”
For connections of Consort, the decision to jump from Listed class to Group 1 was vindicated
The Qatar Sussex Stakes could provide an epic showdown between Gleneagles and Queen Anne winner Solow, with Paddy Power making Gleneagles the evens favourite and Solow a 6-4 chance Royal Ascot .16 June 2015; GLENEAGLES and Ryan Moore run out easy winners of The St James’s Palace Stakes at Ascot.With thanks courtesy  © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298

12 June 2015;  GLENEAGLES and Ryan Moore return after their triumph in The St James's Palace Stakes at Ascot.  © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.    Tel:  00 353 (0)86 2589298

17 June 2015; GLENEAGLES and Ryan Moore return after their triumph in The St James’s Palace Stakes at Ascot. © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298

Ascot Stakes (Handicap) 2m4f, 4yo+ ONCE again the Ascot Stakes fell to a jumps trainer, with 5-1 favourite Clondaw Warrior winning for Willie Mullins. Mullins won the race in 2012 with Simenon, and in recent seasons David Pipe, Jonjo O'Neill and Nicky Henderson have all triumphed in the stayers' contest. Winner of the November Handicap at Leopardstown last year, Clondaw Warrior stormed into contention in the final two furlongs and saw off the challenge of 8-1 shot Fun Mac. Victory also completed a double for Ryan Moore following his success on Gleneagles in the St James's Palace Stakes. Mullins said: "I thought Ryan gave him a fantastic ride. None of us gave him any orders - I wouldn't dare give him any orders! "When the second came upsides him he pulled it out again. I think the ground, this good fast ground, makes a difference to him."12 June 2015;  CLONDAW WARRIOR, Ryan Moore up, nearside, just manages to overcome Fun Mac, Richard Hughes up, to claim The Ascot Stakes at Ascot.  © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.    Tel:  00 353 (0)86 2589298

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ONCE again the Ascot Stakes fell to a jumps trainer, with 5-1 favourite Clondaw Warrior winning for Willie Mullins.
Mullins won the race in 2012 with Simenon.
Clondaw Warrior was Winner of the prestigious November Handicap at Leopardstown last year.
Victory also completed a double for Ryan Moore following his success on Gleneagles in the St James’s Palace Stakes, at Royal Ascot 2015.
Mullins said. I think the ground, this good fast ground, makes a difference to him. “CLONDAW WARRIOR, Ryan Moore up, nearside, just manages to overcome Fun Mac, Richard Hughes up, to claim The Ascot Stakes at Ascot.                 Photo  the Winners Enclosure.  With thanks photos courtesy  © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298

BURATINO has been in the Godolphin team a matter of days but showed amply why Sheikh Mohammed was interested with a power-packed surge to win the Coventry Stakes. RELATED LINKS Race result The 6-1 winner was making his debut in the Godolphin blue having transferred from the ownership of the sheikh's son, Sheikh Hamdan, in whose colours he showed similar turbo-charged abilities when winning at Epsom on Derby Day. William Buick kicked for home around a furlong out having been all too visible sitting very comfortably in the headlong rush up the home straight, and though chased by 7-2 runner-up Air Force Blue was never in danger of being caught. Buick, riding his first season as Godolphin retained rider along with James Doyle, was delighted with the winner who carried the second colours behind Round Two, the 9-4 favourite trained for Godolphin in Ireland by Jim Bolger. "He's come on for every run and travelled so well," Buick said of the Mark Johnston-trained colt. "It's huge to get a winner here so early on and I'm very pleased to get it for my boss and the team. He's the most exciting two-year-old who's around at the moment." Johnston was welcoming Royal Ascot win number 38, and said: "It is wonderful they way he swept past them. "I always had my feet on the ground and said you had to look at the bare form but stepping him up in trip has been the key. William has now ridden him three times and he says he has given him a better feel with each run." Eltezam came home third at 12-1. Round Two was prominent to half way only to weaken. Aidan O'Brien, trainer of Air Force Blue, said: "He was a little bit green still but we think he's a horse to look forward to. In an ideal world we would have liked him to have had another run, it was only his second start but he's run a fair race." William Hill believe the Classic potential of the first two home is equal, bracketing Air Force Blue and Buratino as their 16-1 joint favourites for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas next season.12 June 2015;  BURATINO, William Buick up, overcomes Air Force Blue, Ryan Moore up, to claim The Coventry Stakes at Ascot.  © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.    Tel:  00 353 (0)86 2589298

Peter Mooney’s dramatic photo captures the moment BURATINO winning the Coventry Stakes,  Royal Ascot June 16th 2015. BURATINO was recently acquired by the Godolphin  but demonstrated  absolutely why new owner Sheikh Mohammed was interested 
The 6-1 winner was making his debut in the Godolphin blue having transferred from the ownership of the sheikh’s son, Sheikh Hamdan, in whose colours he won  at Epsom on Derby Day.
William Buick, riding his first season as Godolphin retained rider along with James Doyle, was delighted with the winner who carried the second colours behind Round Two, the 9-4 favourite trained for Godolphin in Ireland by Jim Bolger.
“He’s come on for every run and travelled so well,” Buick said of the Mark Johnston-trained colt.
“It’s huge to get a winner here so early on and I’m very pleased to get it for my boss and the team. He’s the most exciting two-year-old who’s around at the moment.”
June 2015; BURATINO, William Buick up, overcomes Air Force Blue, Ryan Moore up, to claim The Coventry Stakes at Ascot Photos.with our thanks, courtesy  of  © Peter Mooney, 6, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)86 2589298

 

EXPRESSIONISTEN 1 June - 31 July 2015 23 Bruton St W1J 6QF E & R Cyzer Gallery will be exhibiting a number of paintings featuring oils and works on paper by a selection of German Expressionist artists, including Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Dix, Alexej von Jawlensky, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Heinrich Campendonk, Otto Mueller, Gabrielle Munter and Karl Schmidt-Rotluff. We will display a great range of styles and techniques of early 20th century German Expressionist painting, from pioneers such as Kirchner and Nolde to Post-Expressionist Otto Dix, and many others who contributed to the movement.

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E & R Cyzer Gallery will be exhibiting a number of paintings featuring oils and works on paper by a selection of German Expressionist artists, including Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Dix, Alexej von Jawlensky, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Heinrich Campendonk, Otto Mueller, Gabrielle Munter and Karl Schmidt-Rotluff.
E & R Cyzer will display a great range of styles and techniques of early 20th century German Expressionist painting, from pioneers such as Kirchner and Nolde to Post-Expressionist Otto Dix, and many others who contributed to the movement. C. Courtesy of E. & R Cyzer. with thanks.

Super-talented watchmaker and designer of the Harry Winston Opus 12, Emmanuel Bouchet, has launched his first very own watch, the Complication One. Unveiled at SalonQP on 6 November, the watch is a 44mm hand-wound is, at its most basic, a time-only watch – but a pretty special timepiece nonetheless. The twin barrel, 70-hour movement – designed and made by Emmanuel Bouchet from scratch specifically for this watch – has been structured to include an auxiliary front-mounted secondary escapement, right in the centre of the dial, that governs the various indications. The main escapement, visible from the rear, beats at a leisurely 18,000 vph. Emmanuel-Bouchet-Complication-One Around the escape wheel are several sapphire discs that house the various indicators – hours at 8 o’clock, seconds at 12 o’clock and at 4 o’clock, minutes and, quite unusually, tens-of-minutes. Beneath the seconds dial at 12 o’clock is a day-night indicator, and the tips of the hours and tens-of-minutes hands are finished with sanded sapphire. The watch will be made in 18k gold (white, yellow or rose), platinum and – as seen here – titanium ADLC. The dial base is made from either onyx or chalcedony, finished with polished, bloqué and trait tiré finishes. There is also a power reserve indicator on the caseback. For all the latest watch news and features, subscribe to the bi-weekly QP briefing – click here.   Share the post "Emmanuel Bouchet launches the Complication One"

Watchmaker and designer of the Harry Winston Opus 12, Emmanuel Bouchet, has launched his first very own watch, the Complication One.
Launched at SalonQP, the watch is a 44mm hand-wound.  The twin barrel, 70-hour movement – designed and made by Emmanuel Bouchet from scratch specifically for this watch – has been structured to include an auxiliary front-mounted secondary escapement, right in the centre of the dial, that governs the various indications. The main escapement, visible from the rear, beats at a leisurely 18,000 vph.
Emmanuel-Bouchet-Complication-One
Around the escape wheel are several sapphire discs that house the various indicators – hours at 8 o’clock, seconds at 12 o’clock and at 4 o’clock, minutes and, quite unusually, tens-of-minutes. Beneath the seconds dial at 12 o’clock is a day-night indicator, and the tips of the hours and tens-of-minutes hands are finished with sanded sapphire.
The watch will be made in 18k gold (white, yellow or rose), platinum and – as seen here – titanium ADLC. The dial base is made from either onyx or chalcedony, finished with polished, bloqué and trait tiré finishes. There is also a power reserve indicator on the case back.
Courtesy QP Briefing. With Thanks. Emmanuel Bouchet.

Italian artist Paola Pivi—she of the sailing donkey and the zebras in the snow—has conjured up once again an impossible visual poem and made it a reality. For her ninth exhibition at Galerie Perrotin, aptly entitled “Yee-Haw," Pivi has created a powerful and oneiric series of photographs—shot by Hugo Glendinning—that show a group of magnificent horses running wild through the Parisian landmark (see Eiffel Tower Closes due to Staff Walkout against Pickpocket Gangs). Paola Pivi, Yee-Haw (Paris) (2015)Photo: Courtesy Galerie Perrotin via Design Boom Paola Pivi, Yee-Haw (Paris) (2015) Photo: Courtesy Galerie Perrotin via Design Boom

Italian artist Paola Pivi—she of the sailing donkey and the zebras in the snow—has conjured up once again an impossible visual poem and made it a reality.
For her ninth exhibition at Galerie Perrotin, aptly entitled “Yee-Haw,” Pivi has created a powerful and oneiric series of photographs—shot by Hugo Glendinning—that show a group of magnificent horses running wild through the Parisian landmark.
Paola Pivi, Yee-Haw (Paris) (2015)
Photo: Courtesy Galerie Perrotin via Design Boom
Paola Pivi, Yee-Haw (Paris) (2015)
Photo: Courtesy Galerie Perrotin via Design Boom. With thanks to c. ARTNEWS . June 2015

London, 28 May 2015 Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, was in London on Thursday 28 May as part of preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Paris in December 2015 (COP21). At a meeting at Clarence House, the Minister presented HRH The Prince of Wales with an official invitation from President Hollande to speak at the Paris conference. Speaking to the UK media, the Minister said: “I know that The Prince of Wales is sincerely committed to environmental issues and sustainable development. His voice counts on the international stage.” The Minister also invited The Prince of Wales to a “Summit of Conscience for the Climate” taking place in Paris on 21 July. The summit, which will be opened by President Hollande, will bring together 20 to 30 key ethical and religious figures who will explain how their faith, philosophy and vision of the world have led them to take action to protect the planet. The Minister also met with her UK counterpart Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, to discuss France and the UK’s ambitions for COP21 and the progress of international negotiations ahead of the Paris summit.

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Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, was in London on Thursday 28 May as part of preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Paris in December 2015 (COP21).
At a meeting at Clarence House, the Minister presented HRH The Prince of Wales with an official invitation from President Hollande to speak at the Paris conference. Speaking to the UK media, the Minister said: “I know that The Prince of Wales is sincerely committed to environmental issues and sustainable development. His voice counts on the international stage.”
The Minister also invited The Prince of Wales to a “Summit of Conscience for the Climate” taking place in Paris on 21 July. The summit, which will be opened by President Hollande, will bring together 20 to 30 key ethical and religious figures who will explain how their faith, philosophy and vision of the world have led them to take action to protect the planet.
The Minister also met with her UK counterpart Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, to discuss France and the UK’s ambitions for COP21 and the progress of international negotiations ahead of the Paris summit.Info & photo  courtesy French Embassy London, with thanks. 

Ocean and Climate World Oceans Day 2015 Celebration 8 June 2015, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France CC Colin & Sarah Northway (Flickr). Stormy skies over planted mangroves, Thailand. In honour of the United Nations World Oceans Day, celebrated each year on 8 June, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) will organize a full day dedicated to the ocean and its link to the climate system. This event will lead up to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21). The day will be opened by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, H.E. Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Lisa Emelia Svensson, Swedish Ambassador for the Oceans, Seas and Freshwater. With the help of scientific workshops, plenary sessions, and exhibitions, this day will bring together scientists, political decision-makers, civil society and youth to identify, through dialogue, promising ocean-sensitive actions and strategies to mitigate climate change and its socioeconomic impacts. At the end of the day, recommendations and a call for action will be presented to the heads of state and eminent personalities present on this occasion, including His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco; high representatives of small island states, namely H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau, President of Palau; H.E. Danny Faure, Vice-President of the Seychelles; and H.E. Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados; as well as H.E. Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime affairs and Fisheries. The messages will underline the ocean’s essential role for the survival of our planet and how crucial an “ambitious” climate agreement is to ensure ocean health, so that it may play its key role in the global climate system while providing potential solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Key recommendations from World Oceans Day will be transmitted to the negotiating parties, experts and observers attending the Bonn Climate Change Conference in June, in preparation of COP21.

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World Oceans Day 2015 Celebration
8 June 2015, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.Photo courtesy UNESCO
CC Colin & Sarah Northway (Flickr).
Stormy skies over planted mangroves, Thailand. With Thanks 
In honour of the United Nations World Oceans Day, celebrated each year on 8 June, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) will organize a full day dedicated to the ocean and its link to the climate system. This event will lead up to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21). The day will be opened by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, H.E. Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Lisa Emelia Svensson, Swedish Ambassador for the Oceans, Seas and Freshwater.
With the help of scientific workshops, plenary sessions, and exhibitions, this day will bring together scientists, political decision-makers, civil society and youth to identify, through dialogue, promising ocean-sensitive actions and strategies to mitigate climate change and its socioeconomic impacts.
At the end of the day, recommendations and a call for action will be presented to the heads of state and eminent personalities present on this occasion, including His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco; high representatives of small island states, namely H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau, President of Palau; H.E. Danny Faure, Vice-President of the Seychelles; and H.E. Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados; as well as H.E. Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime affairs and Fisheries.
The messages will underline the ocean’s essential role for the survival of our planet and how crucial an “ambitious” climate agreement is to ensure ocean health, so that it may play its key role in the global climate system while providing potential solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Key recommendations from World Oceans Day will be transmitted to the negotiating parties, experts and observers attending the Bonn Climate Change Conference in June, in preparation of COP21. UNFCCC Cop21 Conference scheduled to take place in Paris,December 2015 . Madame Segolene Royal, French Minister for Ecology & the Environment is expected to give a speech.

 

2015 Theme: Healthy oceans, healthy planet coral reef View of the area around Ny-Ålesund, located on Svalbard, an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe. UN Photo/Mark Garten The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more! In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we take the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us. This year, the theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet. Unfortunately, human pressures, including overexploitation, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, destructive fishing, as well as unsustainable aquaculture practices, marine pollution, habitat destruction, alien species, climate change and ocean acidification are taking a significant toll on the world’s oceans and seas. The United Nations will celebrate World Oceans Day 2015 and recognize the winners of the Annual World Oceans Day Oceanic Photo Competition at an event on 8 June 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters.

2015 Theme: Healthy oceans, healthy planet
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View of the area around Ny-Ålesund, located on Svalbard, an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe. UN Photo/Mark Garten . Courtesy U.N. With thanks.
The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more! In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we take the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us.
This year, the theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet. Unfortunately, human pressures, including overexploitation, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, destructive fishing, as well as unsustainable aquaculture practices, marine pollution, habitat destruction, alien species, climate change and ocean acidification are taking a significant toll on the world’s oceans and seas.
The United Nations will celebrate World Oceans Day 2015 and recognise the winners of the Annual World Oceans Day Oceanic Photo Competition at an event on 8 June 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters. Courtesy United Nations.

 

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Duke

The Mangore Duo playing classical Guitar on a sunny Sunday afternoon in June. Passersby enchanted by the haunting notes played by two talented & charming young musicians, Ex Royal College of Music. Duke of York’s Square in Chelsea.  A leafy Piazza with its cheerful terraces, & selected shops.Just opened is Il Polpo, inspired by the Venetian style Bacaros cafes, next to popular Maniconios, well known for their Italian Antipasti takeaway..…& not forgetting Partridges, & the popular Lebanese restaurant……..

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The museum has always had the double appeal of the superb collection, donated to the French state after the artist’s death, and the Marais mansion in which it is housed, built in the 1650s for Pierre Aubert de Fontenay, collector of the gabelle, or salt tax, which gave the building its nickname: Hôtel Salé. The restoration has preserved the modernist white boxes created by the architect Roland Simounet in the original Eighties conversion, with a new entrance at the side through the former servants’ quarters retaining the grand sculpted stairway with its cherubs, garlands and busts of Jupiter and Apollo. Paintings are hung alongside sculptures, prints and drawings. According to the ex-director (or ex-president, to use the French terminology) Anne Baldessari, who created the inaugural hang, this allows one “to put the focus on the work process, the step from drawing to painting and the intensity of the creative process”.

Picasso Museum re-opened in October 2014,  after 5 years refurbishment. A stunning collection, donated to the French state after the artist’s death. The Marais mansion in which it is housed, built in the 1650s for Pierre Aubert de Fontenay, collector of the gable, or salt tax, thus, Hôtel Salé. The restoration has maintained  the modernist 1980’s approach created by the architect Roland Simounet. The entrance leads onto the grand sculpted stairway with its cherubs, garlands and busts of Jupiter and Apollo.
Paintings are hung alongside sculptures, prints and drawings. The Museum will be closed from June 23rd to prepare for a special exhibition that opens in September 2015. The Picasso museum is in the heart of the Marais, the oldest part of Paris, near the famous Place des Vosges.

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Segolene

Madame Segolene Royal, French Minister for the Environment gives the Key note speech on the opening day of this year’s   OECD Forum. This high profile speech by Madame Royal follows her speech to the recent Business & Climate Summit (WBCSD) held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. French President Francois Holland also gave a speech at the UNESCO Summit. May 20/22.2015.The UNESCO Summit synthesised business ideas on climate change so they can be heard by COP21 negotiators. The French Govt will be hosting the COP21 Climate & Environment Paris Summit in December 2015. Segolene Royal spearheads  Francois Holland’s attempt to win a second Presidential Candidacy thru France’e high profile work for the Climate & Environment. Meanwhile unemployment figures increased in France.

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R.A Summer

R.A Summer Show opens Monday 8th June 2015 until 16th August 2015. The opening of the RA Summer show reassures us whatever the weather, Summer is here, as we look forward to a traditional English  summer. The RA Summer show, Ascot, Henley, Wimbledon, & Cricket. Hats extravaganza for the girls & strawberries and cream, & Sweet Peas in the garden, as we enjoy a few blissful moments of an English Summer. The R.A Summer show will have columns devoted to this years merits. Here we feature an Aegean turquoise for the RA Central Hall, dominated by Mathew Darbyshire’s  polycarbonate sculpture, Doryphoros.  Photo courtesy Royal Academy  Summer Show 2015. London. with thanks

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RA Summer Exhibition 2015. Heavenly blue that hosts an eclectic choice of current Art.
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Ascot hats 2014

Juin heralds exciting racing at Ascot. World’s best horses, the well known trainers & owners. Colour & fashion galore. Ascot hats 2014 With thanks to Peter Mooney et al