Monthly Archives: July 2015

Helen Mirren & Ryan Reynolds star in “Woman in Gold”. New Film directed by Simon Curtis, coming out in DVD 3/08/2015. Marvellous & poignant story, well written and beautifully acted. Sophisticated and elegant film portraying gut-wrenching, moving, essential truths. DVD comes out 3 August 2015 Amazon U.K.

 

 

 

Adele Bloch Bauer, by Gustac Klimt Contact the Filmmakers on IMDbPro » Top 500 Woman in Gold (2015) PG-13  |  109 min  |  Drama  |  10 April 2015 (USA) 7.4 Your rating:   -/10   Ratings: 7.4/10 from 14,323 users   Metascore: 51/100  Reviews: 105 user | 162 critic | 31 from Metacritic.com Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. Director: Simon Curtis Writers: Alexi Kaye Campbell, E. Randol Schoenberg (life story), 1 more credit » Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl | See full cast and crew »

Adele Bloch Bauer, portrait by Gustav Klimt 1907.                                                                                                                                    Woman in Gold (2015) FILM
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama  10 April 2015 (USA)Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.
Director: Simon Curtis
Writers: Alexi Kaye Campbell, E. Randol Schoenberg (life story), 1 more credit »
Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl. Excellent supporting cast.KLIMT womaningold 

 

Tattersalls Book 1 Graduates continue to win premium races this season. Here Muthmir winning at Glorious Goodwood, the summer’s most elegant race meeting.

Book 1 graduates were in winning form today at the Qatar Goodwood Festival. MUTHMIR, trained by William Haggas, held on strongly to win the Group 2 King George Stakes, ridden by Paul Hanagan. The son of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT was sold at Book 1 of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale by Mount Coote Stud to Shadwell Estate Co. for 130,000gns.      Muthmir winning the Group 2 King George Stakes   Muthmir winning the Group 2 King George Stakes    Earlier in the day, the Mick Channon-trained MALABAR beat the boys by an impressive three lengths in the Group 3 Thoroughbred Stakes, under jockey Silvestre de Sousa. The daughter of RAVEN’S PASS was bought by Gill Richardson for 70,000gns at Book 1 of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and consigned by Woodcote Stud who will offer a half brother by RIP VAN WINKLE at this year’s sale. Further Group-race success at Goodwood today came from DUBDAY, a graduate of Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale, who won the Group 3 Glorious Stakes. The son of DUBAWI was bought for just 11,000gns by Trybuhl in 2012 and his half-brother by SIR PERCY will be offered by Redpender Stud at Book 2 of this year’s October Yearling Sale. Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale takes place from October 6 – 8 and will feature the only yearlings eligible for the all-new Tattersalls October ‘Book 1 Bonus’ which offers a £25,000 bonus to any two-year-old graduate who wins a Class 2, 3 or 4 Maiden in Great Britain or an ‘Open’ Maiden in Ireland.

Tattersalls Book 1 graduates were in winning form today at the Qatar Goodwood Festival. MUTHMIR, trained by William Haggas, held on strongly to win the Group 2 King George Stakes, ridden by Paul Hanagan.
The son of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT was sold at Book 1 of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale by Mount Coote Stud to Shadwell Estate Co. for 130,000gns.
Muthmir winning the Group 2 King George StakesEarlier in the day, the Mick Channon-trained MALABAR beat the boys by an impressive three lengths in the Group 3 Thoroughbred Stakes, under jockey Silvestre de Sousa.
The daughter of RAVEN’S PASS was bought by Gill Richardson for 70,000gns at Book 1 of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and consigned by Woodcote Stud who will offer a half brother by RIP VAN WINKLE at this year’s sale.
Further Group-race success at Goodwood today came from DUBDAY, a graduate of Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale, who won the Group 3 Glorious Stakes. The son of DUBAWI was bought for just 11,000gns by Trybuhl in 2012 and his half-brother by SIR PERCY will be offered by Redpender Stud at Book 2 of this year’s October Yearling Sale.
Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale takes place from October 6 – 8 and will feature the only yearlings eligible for the all-new Tattersalls October ‘Book 1 Bonus’ which offers a £25,000 bonus to any two-year-old graduate who wins a Class 2, 3 or 4 Maiden in Great Britain or an ‘Open’ Maiden in Ireland. Press Release info with thanks courtesy Tattersalls.

PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)

 

Muthmir (blue cap) lands his second Group 2 under Paul Hanagan   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Muthmir lands George under inspired Hanagan   BY LYDIA SYMONDS 3:46PM 31 JUL 2015   Report: Goodwood, Friday Qatar King George Stakes (Group 2) 3yo+ 5f MUTHMIR put in an impressive performance to deny last year's winner Take Cover and land the valuable Group 2 under an inspired ride by Paul Hanagan.

Muthmir (blue cap) lands his second Group 2 under Paul Hanagan
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Courtesy  Racing Post with thanks
Muthmir lands George under inspired Hanagan
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Qatar King George Stakes (Group 2) 3yo+ 5f
MUTHMIR put in an impressive performance to deny last year’s winner Take Cover and land the valuable Group 2 under an inspired ride by Paul Hanagan. Courtesy Racing Post with thanks.

 

 

 

GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 31st AUGUST 2015.Tweeted around the Racing World, as though u were there in real time…..

 

A fantastic win for @HH_ShkHamdan as Muthmir is victorious in the day's feature race! #GloriousGoodwood #QGF  Embedded image permalink RETWEETS 10 FAVORITES 7 Emma D'ArcyMohammed Zaheer KhanCathy GrassickIrish BloodstockE L M Keith WeirHinderyckx ThomasPunterAlertHissa HR Al Maktoum 8:30 AM - 31 Jul 2015 · Details Reply Retweet Favorite More Tweet text Reply to @Goodwood_Races @HH_ShkHamdan   Who's in these photos?  Goodwood Racecourse ‏@Goodwood_Races  2h2 hours ago WATCH - William Haggas on MUTHMIR: "He was the best horse today." #GloriousGoodwood https://grabyo.com/g/v/lu8fBLoUrFM  0 retweets 0 favorites Reply  Retweet  Favorite More  Goodwood Racecourse ‏@Goodwood_Races  2h2 hours ago WATCH - Paul Hanagan pleased with an iffy start in the King George Stakes! #GloriousGoodwood https://grabyo.com/g/v/WHCtQF6VRSw  0 retweets 0 favorites Reply  Retweet  Favorite More  Goodwood Racecourse ‏@Goodwood_Races  2h2 hours ago .@TatlerUK what do you recon? This man definitely wins the #StyleStakes for us at #GloriousGoodwood #QGF  3 retweets 6 favorites Reply  Retweet3  Favorite6 More  Goodwood Racecourse ‏@Goodwood_Races  2h2 hours ago WATCH - MUTHMIR and Paul Hanagan win the Qatar King George Stakes. #GloriousGoodwood https://grabyo.com/g/v/kOutttMleOC  3 retweets 1 favorite Reply  Retweet3  Favorite1 More  Goodwood Racecourse ‏@Goodwood_Races  2h2 hours ago WATCH - Harry Redknapp on MOVIESTA's chances in the King George Stakes.  It's up next.  #GloriousGoodwood https://grabyo.com/g/v/2hNE1TuGkom  1 retweet 0 favorites Reply  Retweet1  Favorite More  Goodwood Racecourse ‏@Goodwood_Races  2h2 hours ago Ones to watch in The Qatar King George Stakes coming up – Cotai Glory and Moviesta. Who're you placing your bets on? #GloriousGoodwood 0 retweets 1 favorite Reply  Retweet  Favorite1 More  Goodwood Racecourse retweeted  Racing UK ‏@Racing_UK  2h2 hours ago There are three former winners in the Qatar King George Stakes at @Goodwood_Races today, up next at 3.45pm. #QGF  Embedded image permalink 2 retweets 0 favorites Reply  Retweet2  Favorite More  Goodwood Racecourse ‏@Goodwood_Races  2h2 hours ago Nothing like a glass of champagne & the great British sunshine! The only way to spend the breaks at #GloriousGoodwood  Embedded image permalink 2 retweets 3 favorites Reply  Retweet2  Favorite3 More  Goodwood Racecourse ‏@Goodwood_Races  2h2 hours ago WATCH - Danny Tudhope on SO BELOVED: "He made it look easy" https://grabyo.com/g/v/XtQXuD9DUYW  0 retweets 0 favorites Reply  Retweet  Favorite More  Goodwood Racecourse retweeted  Racing Post ‏@RacingPost  3h3 hours ago Betfred Mile result: 1st So Beloved 10-1 2nd Belgian Bill 20-1 3rd The Rectifier 20-1 4th Basem 5-1f 5th Munaaser 7-1 2 retweets 2 favorites Reply  Retweet2  Favorite2 More  Goodwood Racecourse ‏@Goodwood_Races  3h3 hours ago WATCH - SO BELOVED pips BELGIAN BILL to the Betfred Mile.  #GloriousGoodwood https://grabyo.com/g/v/8yHg2oVsvWC  4 retweets 0 favorites Reply  Retweet4  Favorite More  Goodwood Racecourse ‏@Goodwood_Races  3h3 hours ago And it’s a wonderful win for So Beloved – The Betfred Mile Stakes champions 2015 #GloriousGoodwood #QGF 1 retweet 1 favorite Reply  Retweet1  Favorite1 More

A fantastic win for @HH_ShkHamdan as Muthmir is victorious in the day’s feature race! #GloriousGoodwood #QGFWATCH – William Haggas on MUTHMIR: “He was the best horse today.” #GloriousGoodwood 
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WATCH – Paul Hanagan pleased with an iffy start in the King George Stakes! #GloriousGoodwood More
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.@TatlerUK what do you recon? This man definitely wins the #StyleStakes for us at #GloriousGoodwood #QGF
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WATCH – MUTHMIR and Paul Hanagan win the Qatar King George Stakes. #GloriousGoodwood 
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Nothing like a glass of champagne & the great British sunshine! The only way to spend the breaks at #GloriousGoodwood
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Betfred Mile result:
1st So Beloved 10-1
2nd Belgian Bill 20-1
3rd The Rectifier 20-1
4th Basem 5-1f
5th Munaaser 7-1Glorious Goodwood as though u were there .Tweets with thanx  courtesy Goodwood Racecourse

 

 

Clairefontaine race course in Deauville opens for the summer racing season, a very enjoyable day out for the family.

Clairefontaine Racecourse Clairefontaine Racecourse welcomes flat, trotting and jump races. History In 1864, the Duke of Morny created flat races in Deauville. Due to the success of races which took place in Deauville-La Touques Racecourse, it became obvious to extend the season by creating a Racecourse for jump races in the heart of the "pays d'Auge". In 1875, the "Société des courses de Pont-l'Évêque" was created at the Croix-Brisée Racecourse in Pont-l'Évêque. It quickly appeared that this Racecourse was much too far from Deauville and was too restricted. The "Société des Courses de Pont-l'Évêque" activities were bought out by the "Société des Courses du pays d'Auge" (S.C.P.A) in 1924. Quickly, the creation of Saint-Arnoult Racecourse was proposed. This project failed because ofthe impossibility of buying lands. Thus, the "Société des Courses du Pays d'Auge" was looking for another place, Clairefontaine was chosen. In 1924, Deauville's city bought the Clairefontaine land at Tourgéville and stands, 44 boxes, and bedrooms for lads has been built.

Clairefontaine Racecourse
Clairefontaine Racecourse welcomes flat, trotting and jump races.
History
In 1864, the Duke of Morny created flat races in Deauville. Due to the success of races which took place in Deauville-La Touques Racecourse, it became obvious to extend the season by creating a Racecourse for jump races in the heart of the “pays d’Auge”. In 1875, the “Société des courses de Pont-l’Évêque” was created at the Croix-Brisée Racecourse in Pont-l’Évêque. It quickly appeared that this Racecourse was much too far from Deauville and was too restricted. The “Société des Courses de Pont-l’Évêque” activities were bought out by the “Société des Courses du pays d’Auge” (S.C.P.A) in 1924. Quickly, the creation of Saint-Arnoult Racecourse was proposed. This project failed because ofthe impossibility of buying lands. Thus, the “Société des Courses du Pays d’Auge” was looking for another place, Clairefontaine was chosen.
In 1924, Deauville’s city bought the Clairefontaine land at Tourgéville and stands, 44 boxes, and bedrooms for lads has been built.

 

 

Anna Paola’s latest concept Take Away Art ……bringing us closer together…..

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Anna Paolo Cibin’s Take Away Art concept….Anna Paola Cibin’s latest Site specific installation , in Milan, strung together by fine velvet ropes. Take away art for  fragments of velvet maps composing our World given to participants of a colloque who are now returning photos & images of their map fragments photographed pinned to a wall (for example) in situ in their environment around the world, take away art……..bringing us closer together………

 

 

 

Ascot. King George V1 & Queen Elizabeth Stakes 25 July 2015, thrilling finish.

Postponed wins epic King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot • Luca Cumani-trained colt beats Eagle Top after sustained battle  • John Gosden withdrew Golden Horn after walking the rain-softened course  Postponed-Eagle-Top-Ascot  Postponed, left, beats Eagle Top in a thrilling renewal of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Photograph: David Davies/PA Greg Wood at Ascot @Greg_Wood_ Saturday 25 July 2015 17.52 BST Last modified on Sunday 26 July 2015 00.30 BST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Shares 40 Comments 8 Ascot commemorated the 40th anniversary of Grundy’s and Bustino’s famous duel in the King George in the runup to this year’s renewal and, in the closing stages here on Saturday, Postponed and Eagle Top produced a tribute of their own. A nose separated them at the line, with Postponed emerging as the winner having been headed a few strides from the line, and though the Derby winner, Golden Horn, was a late absentee, this was still a race that few in a crowd of tens of thousands will quickly forget. It was a result with twists and subplots, too, as the same horses had finished a nose apart – though in reverse order – when second and third in the Hardwicke Stakes here last month. The fallout from that race was significant, with John Gosden – the trainer of both Eagle Top and Golden Horn – accusing Adam Kirby, the jockey aboard Postponed, of “foul riding” as he crowded in on Frankie Dettori, riding Eagle Top, in the first half-mile. Dettori, who was due to ride Golden Horn, switched to Eagle Top when the Derby winner was scratched. Kirby, though, was at Newmarket on Saturday, having been replaced aboard Postponed by the colt’s owner, Sheikh Mohammed Obaid al-Maktoum. Instead, it was Andrea Atzeni, the Sheikh’s retained jockey last season, who stepped in for the winning ride and the most prestigious success of his career. Kirby said on Thursday that Postponed, the winner of last season’s Great Voltigeur Stakes at York, would be a different horse with a solid pace to chase. He got that here as Romsdal, another runner from the Gosden yard, made the running with Atzeni tracking behind, and his rider then went for home two furlongs out. Eagle Top, sent off favourite at 5-2, ran him down and edged ahead well inside the final furlong, but Postponed fought bravely to force his head back in front on the line.

Postponed wins epic King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot
• Luca Cumani-trained colt beats Eagle Top after sustained battle
• John Gosden withdrew Golden Horn after walking the rain-softened course
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Postponed, left, beats Eagle Top in a thrilling renewal of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Photograph: David Davies/PA
Courtesy Greg Wood at Ascot
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Saturday 25 July 2015Dettori, who was due to ride Golden Horn, switched to Eagle Top when the Derby winner was scratched. Kirby, though, was at Newmarket on Saturday, having been replaced aboard Postponed by the colt’s owner, Sheikh Mohammed Obaid al-Maktoum. Instead, it was Andrea Atzeni, the Sheikh’s retained jockey last season, who stepped in for the winning ride and the most prestigious success of his career.The Luca Cumani trained POSTPONED broke through for a well deserved victory at the top level when winning the Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot under jockey Andrea Atzeni.The son of DUBAWI was bought for 360,000 guineas by agents Charlie Gordon-Watson and John Warren on behalf of owner Mohammed Obaid at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, having been consigned to the sale by Highclere Stud.

Louis Vuitton Americas World Cup weekend at Portsmouth. With Team Ainslie. July 2015. Official Hospitality provider Sportsworld

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is a protracted qualifying in the buildup to the 35th America’s Cup itself. Points scored this weekend will help decide who will take on Oracle Team USA, the team Ainslie inspired to a 9-8 victory over New Zealand in 2013 – they were 8-1 when he was parachuted in to rescue them.

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is a protracted qualifying in the buildup to the 35th America’s Cup itself. Points scored this weekend will help decide who will take on Oracle Team USA, the team Ainslie inspired to a 9-8 victory over New Zealand in 2013 – they were 8-1 when he was parachuted in to rescue them..Portsmouth. Image courtesy The Guardian..Getty Images.

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Two years after the last competition, and 18 months after they started building the boat for the America’s Cup proper, the battle for the Auld Mug, in Bermuda in 2017, Ainslie and his all-British Land Rover BAR team finally gave some credence to the vast investment, both financial and emotional, that has gone into the project. Suddenly, all that hype and optimism looks well placed. The world’s greatest sailor has raised the BAR. Courtesy The Guardian. America’s Cup World Series racing comes to Great Britain! Sportsworld are the Official Hospitality Provider to this prestigious event, which will take place in Portsmouth during July 2015.

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Beethoven 3rd piano Concerto. Leif Ove Andsnes both at piano, & conducting the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, stunning performance.Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms. Standing ovation by the appreciative audience. 24th July 2015.

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37 Schoenberg, Arnold (1874-1951)	Friede auf Erden, Op.13	 Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)	Fantasia in C minor for piano, chorus, and orchestra 'Choral Fantasy', Op.80	 PERFORMERS BBC Singers	 Mahler Chamber Orchestra	 Leif Ove Andsnes	Piano David Hill	Conductor In his Third Piano Concerto Beethoven opened up a new dramatic and physical scope, pushing the instrument to new expressive lengths. The same maverick energy pulses through the ‘Choral Fantasy’, anticipating the Ninth Symphony in its unexpected resort to words in its finale. In Schoenberg’s tour de force Friede auf Erden (‘Peace on Earth’) the composer takes tonality to its limits. Stravinsky’s ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ Concerto is a delightful neo-Classical romp, an elegant homage to the 18th century. Tickets from £14 - £57. Add to Google calendar Export to iCal or Outlook Email details to a friend READ REVIEWS OF Leif Ove Andsnes David Hill BBC Singers Mahler Chamber Orchestra Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37 Fantasia in C minor for piano, chorus, and orchestra 'Choral Fantasy', Op.80 Concerto in E flat major for chamber orchestra "Dumbarton Oaks" Friede auf Erden, Op.13 Ludwig van Beethoven Arnold Schoenberg Igor Stravinsky WITH SOME/ALL OF SAME MUSIC Jan Lisiecki 27 August at 19:00 Neue Wege zu einem Beethovenfest 2020 12 September at 20:00 Sugiura, Hirschhuber, Konovalov 13 September at 20:00 Intégrale des concertos pour piano de Beethoven - 1ère partie 22 September at 20:00 Beethoven, Schubert 24 September at 20:00 Britten Sinfonia with Jeremy Denk 24 September at 20:00 »Campus 2015« Eine Künstlerresidenz 25 September at 20:00 Britten Sinfonia: Jeremy Denk directs 25 September at 19:30 Britten Sinfonia: Jeremy Denk directs 27 September at 19:30 Schubert, Beethoven 27 September at 18:00 ALSO AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL Prom 11: Fiddler on the Roof 25 July at 19:00 Prom 12: Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra 26 July at 19:30 Prom 13: Holst - The Planets 27 July at 19:30 Prom 14: Prokofiev – the piano concertos 28 July at 19:00 Prom 16: Late Night With BBC Radio 1 29 July at 22:15 Prom 15: Prokofiev, Qigang Chen & Rachmaninov 29 July at 18:30 Prom 17: Hallé – Debussy, Vaughan Williams & Elgar 30 July at 19:30 Prom 18: Katia and Marielle Labèque 31 July at 19:00 Prom 19: Alina Ibragimova plays Bach 31 July at 22:15 Prom 21: Alina Ibragimova plays Bach 1 August at 22:15

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827) Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.3 in C minor.            Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Leif Ove Andsnes Piano. The audience of the Royal Albert Hall appreciated the virtuoso performance at the BBC Proms, this friday evening 24th July 2015. With Leif Ove Andsnes both playing the piano,  and conducting the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.Truly stunning performance. Thank you so much. 

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KUNSTAUKTIONS HAUSSCHLOSSER Karolinenstraße 11 96049 Bamberg Germany. Auction July 25th 2015.

 

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info@kunstauktionshaus-schlosser.Auction 68 on Saturday, July 25, start 11 o’clock.Image Blue vase courtesy Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser. . Vase China, Qianlong,and France,probably mid 18th century. All details from Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser.

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Ferrari Enzo owned by the Pope up for auction, by R M Sothebys Monterey California 13th August 2015

The Pope’s Ferrari Enzo heads £100million RM Sotheby California auction SAM SHEEHAN4 JUN 2015 Digsby IM, Email, and Social Networks in one easy to use application! http://digsby.com Image 1 of 8 RM Sotheby's Monterey sale expected to break records FACEBOOK TWITTER GOOGLE+ EMAIL Two Bugatti Veyrons, an immaculate Ferrari 250 LM and Pope John Paul II’s Ferrari Enzo will join more than 20 other incredibly valuable supercars in RM Sotheby’s 2015 Monterey Auction. Titled The Pinnacle Portfolio, the collection’s cars will go under the hammer in California on 13 August.  Amongst the most valuable cars on sale is a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM. Chassis number 6105 was the 23rd 250 LM to be built, and was used in multiple hill climb events with British racing driver Ron Fry at the helm. It’s joined by the second-to-last road-going McLaren F1 LM to ever be built, a car that’s also one of just two to be built by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) with an LM-spec engine and ‘extra high downforce package.’  Digsby IM, Email, and Social Networks in one easy to use application! http://digsby.com Image 7 of 8 Even amongst such an alluring line-up of cars, eyes will likely be drawn to the collection’s 2005 Ferrari Enzo. As the 400th and final Ferrari Enzo to make production, the car was gifted to the late Pope John Paul II, before being auctioned off to raise money for tsunami victims. Aside from the car’s Catholic links, the tiny 180km total mileage should help it secure a previously unprecedented sale price.  Other key cars included in the auction include a Ferrari F40 LM, F50, a Koenigsegg CCXR, Lamborghini Reventón, Toyota 2000GT and the very first publically-sold Bugatti Veyron. Last year’s auction set a new benchmark, generating $143.4million in sales - about £93.4million. The 2015 sale is expected to do even better, with a strong chance of the total exceeding £100million.

The Pope’s Ferrari Enzo heads £100million RM Sotheby California auction
Images courtesy Sothebys. c. SAM SHEEHAN4 JUN 2015Digsby
RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale expected to break records
Two Bugatti Veyrons, an immaculate Ferrari 250 LM and Pope John Paul II’s Ferrari Enzo will join more than 20 other incredibly valuable supercars in RM Sotheby’s 2015 Monterey Auction. Titled The Pinnacle Portfolio, the collection’s cars will go under the hammer in California on 13 August.
Amongst the most valuable cars on sale is a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM. Chassis number 6105 was the 23rd 250 LM to be built, and was used in multiple hill climb events with British racing driver Ron Fry at the helm. It’s joined by the second-to-last road-going McLaren F1 LM to ever be built, a car that’s also one of just two to be built by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) with an LM-spec engine and ‘
Even amongst such an alluring line-up of cars, eyes will likely be drawn to the collection’s 2005 Ferrari Enzo. As the 400th and final Ferrari Enzo to make production, the car was gifted to the late Pope John Paul II, before being auctioned off to raise money for tsunami victims. Aside from the car’s Catholic links, the tiny 180km total mileage should help it secure a previously unprecedented sale price.
Other key cars included in the auction include a Ferrari F40 LM, F50, a Koenigsegg CCXR, Lamborghini Reventón, Toyota 2000GT and the very first publically-sold Bugatti Veyron. Last year’s auction set a new benchmark, generating $143.4million in sales – about £93.4million. The 2015 sale is expected to do even better, with a strong chance of the total exceeding £100million.

 

 

HERVE LEGER pop up store for ARUNA SETH shoes. 29 Lowndes Street, Belgravia. Limited time only July 24th/25th 2015.

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Bolshoi & St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre – Russian Ballet comes to London August 2015

After sold out seasons in Paris, Singapore, Johannesburg and Melbourne, the renowned St Petersburg Ballet Theatre continues its 2015 international tour with its London Coliseum season. Internationally acclaimed Irina Kolesnikova brings together stars of the Mariinsky Theatre and the Bolshoi Theatre in a spell-binding production of La Bayadère. La Bayadère is an exotic and mesmerising tale of love, murder and vengeful judgement by the Gods, set in the perfumed gardens and lavish palaces of India. Although the complete ballet is seldom seen in the west, there is hardly a company around that can perform to this degree the mesmerising and revered Kingdom of the Shades sequence. A powerful and dramatic ballet to the lyrical score by Ludwig Minkus, this full-length ballet is accompanied by The St Petersburg Ballet Orchestra. With lavish costumes, beautiful sets and a company of 55, this magnificent production is not to be missed. 'Irina Kolesnikova dances the tragic heroine, Nikiya, with a fluent, strong technique and depth of feeling that anchor the whole performance.' The Sunday Times 'Drilled within an inch of their lives, the Corp de Ballet had the kind of precision movement an audience can get lost in.' The Scotsman 'A world class talent, Kolesnikova improves year on year with her passion, obvious perfectionism and inimitable technique.' Sunday Express The Irina Kolesnikova London Season with*: Irina Kolesnikova - St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: 22 & 23 August Denis Rodkin - Bolshoi Ballet: 22 & 23 August        *The management reserves the right to substitute any scheduled artist for any reason whatsoever even at short notice should the need arise. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE Ballet Folklorico Lead Image Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández 22 Jul 15 - 25 Jul 15 Life in Progress - Sylvie Guillem Sylvie Guillem 28 Jul 15 - 02 Aug 15 La Sylphide LA SYLPHIDE 04 Aug 15 - 08 Aug 15 CONNECT WITH US

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre continues its 2015 international tour with its London Coliseum season.
Internationally acclaimed Irina Kolesnikova brings together stars of the Mariinsky Theatre and the Bolshoi Theatre in a spell-binding production of La Bayadère.
La Bayadère is an exotic and mesmerising tale of love, murder and vengeful judgement by the Gods, set in the perfumed gardens and lavish palaces of India. Although the complete ballet is seldom seen in the west, there is hardly a company around that can perform to this degree the mesmerising and revered Kingdom of the Shades sequence.
A powerful and dramatic ballet to the lyrical score by Ludwig Minkus, this full-length ballet is accompanied by The St Petersburg Ballet Orchestra.
With lavish costumes, beautiful sets and a company of 55, this magnificent production is not to be missed.Several performances of Swan Lake will also be given. Image courtesy the ColiseumThe Irina Kolesnikova London Season with*:
Irina Kolesnikova – St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: 22 & 23 August
Denis Rodkin – Bolshoi Ballet: 22 & 23 August

 

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Nice. Marc Chagall exhibition Summer 2015. July 4th – September 21st.

Nice, Soleil, Fleurs Marc Chagall et la baie des Anges Musée national Marc Chagall Nice, France July 4–September 21, 2015 Opening Reception July 4, 2015 Nice, Soleil, Fleurs Marc Chagall et la baie des Anges Courtesy of the Musée national Marc Chagall and the artist. L’exposition organisée au musée national Marc Chagall dans le cadre de la manifestation Promenade(s) des Anglais présente ces liens forts noués entre Chagall et la ville de Nice. Au cœur de ce dialogue figure une oeuvre célèbre. Au début des années 1960, le maire Jean Médecin propose à Chagall de créer une affiche pour la ville. Chagall représente la baie des Anges, plongée dans une lumière azuréenne. Au-dessus de la ville, veille, telle une déesse tutélaire, une gracieuse sirène tenant un flamboyant bouquet de fleurs. Sous l’image figurent ces quelques mots manuscrits: «Nice Soleil Fleurs», accompagnés de la signature de l’artiste. Éditée en 1962 par le

Nice, Soleil, Fleurs Marc Chagall et la baie des Anges
Musée national Marc Chagall
Nice, France
July 4–September 21, 2015
Opening Reception July 4, 2015
Nice, Soleil, Fleurs Marc Chagall et la baie des Anges
Courtesy of the Musée national Marc Chagall and the artist.
L’exposition organisée au musée national Marc Chagall dans le cadre de la manifestation Promenade(s) des Anglais présente ces liens forts noués entre Chagall et la ville de Nice. Au cœur de ce dialogue figure une oeuvre célèbre. Au début des années 1960, le maire Jean Médecin propose à Chagall de créer une affiche pour la ville. Chagall représente la baie des Anges, plongée dans une lumière azuréenne. Au-dessus de la ville, veille, telle une déesse tutélaire, une gracieuse sirène tenant un flamboyant bouquet de fleurs. Sous l’image figurent ces quelques mots manuscrits: «Nice Soleil Fleurs», accompagnés de la signature de l’artiste. Éditée en 1962 

Pierre et Vacances. Deauville Presqu’ile Holiday Apartments with all year concierge service. 2 hours from Paris by train from Paris Saint Lazare.

The Presqu'île de la Touques apartment collections, where distinction resides… PRESTIGIOUS APARTMENT COLLECTIONS To earn a 5-star (1) classification, excellence is the minimum requirement. The Presqu'île de la Touques apartment collections have been designed to satisfy the most demanding international criteria: spacious, bright, and so much more… img-07new pers_salon A REPOSITORY OF SERENITY, AND OF SOME THE BEST NAMES IN THE ART OF FRENCH LIVING: Exceptional architectural design, signed by Xavier Bohl Magnificent gardens created by Thierry Huau Chic and refined decoration, imagined by Sybille de Margerie Ask for complete information about all of the services offered by this exceptional residence (1) Subject to receiving a prefectoral order for the classification

The Presqu’île de la Touques apartment collections, where distinction resides…
PRESTIGIOUS APARTMENT COLLECTIONS
To earn a 5-star (1) classification, excellence is the minimum requireCourtesyES IN THE ART OF FRENCH LIVING:
Exceptional architectural design, signed by Xavier Bohl
Magnificent gardens created by Thierry Huau
Chic and refined decoration, imagined by Sybille de Margerie
Ask for complete information about all of the services offered by this exceptional residence.Contact Jessica Enard Pierre et Vacances Deauville Presqu’ile.  Images & info courtesy Pierre et Vacances.
(1) Subject to receiving a prefectoral order for the classification

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Frankel’s Foals included in the Arqana Deauville sales in August 2015

ARQANA vient de révéler un site internet dédié aux premiers yearlings par le phénomène Frankel, qui seront présentés dans le cadre de la Vente de Yearlings d’Août, du 15 au 17 août à Deauville. Sur frankel.arqana.com, les internautes peuvent découvrir en images les 6 yearlings présentés par l’Ecurie des Monceaux, le Haras du Mézeray et le Haras des Capucines. Il leur est également proposé de revivre les plus grands moments de la carrière du crack du Prince Khalid Abdullah, demeuré invaincu en 14 sorties dont 10 au niveau Groupe 1, et de se remémorer les faits et chiffres qui font de Frankel le meilleur cheval de tous les temps.

Arqana has just revealed their Internet site dedicated to thé first Yearlings of thé pheneomenal horse FRANKEL. The Yearlings will be presented during the famous Deauville August Yearling sales organised by ARQANA.  15/17th August at the seaside town of Deauville, 2 hours by train from Paris Saint Lazare train station. ARQANA vient de révéler un site internet dédié aux premiers yearlings par le phénomène Frankel, qui seront présentés dans le cadre de la Vente de Yearlings d’Août, du 15 au 17 août à Deauville.
Sur frankel.arqana.com, les internautes peuvent découvrir en images les 6 yearlings présentés par l’Ecurie des Monceaux, le Haras du Mézeray et le Haras des Capucines. Il leur est également proposé de revivre les plus grands moments de la carrière du crack du Prince Khalid Abdullah, demeuré invaincu en 14 sorties dont 10 au niveau Groupe 1, et de se remémorer les faits et chiffres qui font de Frankel le meilleur cheval de tous les temps Images  Courtesy Arqana

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Portofino Italian resort near Genoa

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and vacation resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. It is a comune located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera.

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and vacation resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. It is a comune located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera.

Cartier summer Tutti Frutti

DESIGNS Gouache designs of Cartier jewellery are accurate representations of the piece that realistically depict each of its stones. Here, Cartier's Tutti Frutti may be worn as a bandeau or attached to the wrist. This cheerful hybrid piece cascades in a paving of delectable coloured stones.

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Gouache designs of Cartier jewellery are accurate representations of the piece that realistically depict each of its stones. Here, Cartier’s Tutti Frutti may be worn as a bandeau or attached to the wrist. This cheerful hybrid piece cascades in a paving of delectable coloured stones. Image courtesy CARTIER

CHANEL COUTURE by KARL LAGERFELD. This season’s backdrop at the Grand Palais, in Paris, is a Gaming extravaganza as “Roulette” replaces Megatropolis visionary, as the Chanel Couture show takes place in a Gaming atmosphere with celebrity models. Fall/Winter 2015/2-16

Kendall Jenner in a tux and veil. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Chanel Couture for fall Winter 2015/2016. Karl Lagerfeld stages his show in a Gaming  atmosphere with celebrity models. The Grand Palais Paris. Courtesy The Guardian Fashion. Kendall Jenner in a tux and veil.
Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters