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Palau de la Musica Orfeo CatalaIndustria de Diseño Textil, S.A. (“Textile Design Industries”) or more commonly known as Inditex, is a large Spanish corporation and world’s largest fashion group. The founder and current chairman of Inditex is Amancio Ortega, Spain’s richest man and the world’s 7th richest man. Inditex runs more than 5,000 stores worldwide and owns brands like Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius, Zara Home, Tempe and Uterqüe. Since September 6th all Inditex

Barcelona. Outstanding success. Over 430.000 hits in 3 days on their Facebook page to view  streamed Massimo Dutti’s Fashion spectacular show casing the Spring/Summer 2017 collection. One of the High Street’s best kept secrets Spanish Fashion Brand, Massimo Dutti.  Massimo Dutti celebrated the re-opening of a spanking new Flagship store in Barcelona with a slick fast paced fashion show on thursday 27th October 2016. Uber chic pared down, low key sexy,  ” cutting edge cool” city looks glided over the shiny black marble floors. Easy to wear, yet very glamourous,  as simple style should be. Yet Ultra commercial. Lots of white crepe with touches of desert sand and sea blue and ocean  pale  green, & city black.  Massimo Dutti is owned by Industria de Diseño Textil, S.A. (“Textile Design Industries”) or more commonly known as Inditex,  a large Spanish corporation and world’s largest fashion group. The founder and current chairman of Inditex is Amancio Ortega, Spain’s richest man and one of the world’s  richest men. Inditex runs more than 5,000 stores worldwide and owns brands like Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius, Zara Home, Tempe and Uterqüe.

Barcelona :We feature above photo of  Barcelona’s  impressive  Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala

 

 

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Courtesy and with thanks The New York Times International Edition. Friday October 28th.2016. Travel Feature by Danielle Pergament.

Courtesy and with thanks The New York Times International Edition. Friday October 28th.2016. Travel Feature by Danielle Pergament.

A lyrical article in today’s edition of the New York Times International edition Danielle Pergament features Tuscany wines that “Follow the Moon and Stars”

The story mentions several vineyards and bucolic Trattoria, pici al rago, fiori di rucca & insalata caprese, Fontarenza Rosso di Montalcino, a 400 year old Palazzo in the hills of Montalcino.

Danielle Pergament’s feature paints a hidden Tuscany far from the clamour of the tourists.

 

 

 

Palazzo Reale Turin. Italy

Palazzo Reale Turin. Italy   www.Visitatorino courtesy and with thanks.

Begun in 1646 by the royal madam Christine of France to substitute the old palazzo del Vescovo, it keeps intact the façade by Carlo Morello (1658). The building made in a square plan, with internal courtyard, was residence of the kings of Sardinia until 1859 and of Vittorio Emanuele II, king of Italy, until 1865.

The decorations and interior furniture testify the passing of numerous artists that worked there from the 17th to the 19th century.
Going up the monumental staircase by Domenico Ferri (1864-1865) decorated by paintings and 18th century statues, with the only exception of the monument to Vittorio Amedeo I, you reach the first floor, where the tour begins.

 

 

Milan's Art museum MUDEC displays Basquiat.

Milan’s Art museum MUDEC displays Basquiat. 28th October 2016 – 26 February 2017

 

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Edited by Jeffrey Deitch and Gianni Mercurio.
With nearly 100 works from private collections, the exhibition runs through the short but intense career of Basquiat, which ended with the premature death at the age of only twenty-seven.

Directly and seemingly childish Basquiat and ‘was able to bring to the attention of the general public with basic issues about human identity and painful issue and open the race.

It was a key figure in contemporary American history because it is able to weave, unique for its time, the urban energy damned New York with its roots marked by slavery and the diaspora.

Twenty years after his first exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1992-1993) and ten years after the retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (2005), this exhibition will show the central role of Basquiat in the generation of his peers artists and function of his art as a bridge between different cultures.

 

 

PANAMA IN LIVERPOOOL The visit from the Panamanian Delegation to the city of Ports, Liverpool started off with great success. The high ranking delegation led by Minister Roberto Roy of the Ministry for Canal Affairs was received by the authorities of the city of Liverpool, Liverpool City Region, Superports, Peel Ports and Liverpool John Moores University. As a direct result of the visit, the Panama Canal Authority signed a MoU with Peel Ports who are developing the new port terminal for Post Panamax vessels. On that same note, the Dean for the Technological University of Panama signed an MoU with John Moores University. On the second day, a Conference was held in which the Minister for the Panama Canal, Roberto Roy participated as a panellist alongside the President of Panama's Chamber of Commerce and others. The audience was composed from Representatives of Companies in Liverpool and from the North of the UK who showed great interest in Panama's offer in sectors such as a Logistics, Maritime Industry and Infrastructure. Panama's Maritime University also signed an MoU with Liverpool's John Moores University. See translation Panama Embassy in U.K.'s photo.

PANAMA IN LIVERPOOOL
The visit from the Panamanian Delegation to the city of Ports, Liverpool started off with great success.
The high ranking delegation led by Minister Roberto Roy of the Ministry for Canal Affairs was received by the authorities of the city of Liverpool, Liverpool City Region, Superports, Peel Ports and Liverpool John Moores University.
As a direct result of the visit, the Panama Canal Authority signed a MoU with Peel Ports who are developing the new port terminal for Post Panamax vessels. On that same note, the Dean for the Technological University of Panama signed an MoU with John Moores University.
On the second day, a Conference was held in which the Minister for the Panama Canal, Roberto Roy participated as a panellist alongside the President of Panama’s Chamber of Commerce and others.
The audience was composed from Representatives of Companies in Liverpool and from the North of the UK who showed great interest in Panama’s offer in sectors such as a Logistics, Maritime Industry and Infrastructure.
Panama’s Maritime University also signed an MoU with Liverpool’s John Moores University.
See translation
Panama Embassy in U.K.’s photo.

Image Panama Canal. With Courtesy & Thanks

Image Panama Canal. With Courtesy & Thanks

Image with thanks and courtesy Panama Canal

Image with thanks and courtesy Panama Canal

 

 

 HOTEL PALAZZO VENART On Grand Canal SANTA Croce Opposite Venice Casino  Calle Tron VENICE Permanent exhibition outside in the garden leading to the Grand Canal,  new & imaginative Venice Art concepts devised by Anna Paola Cibin, Venetian born Artist.

Anna Paola Cibin with her art work inspired by the celebrated Venetian Lion, and the metal cutout work derived from old Venetian embroidery designs. Set in the romantic gardens of the newly opened Palazzo Venart Hotel, in Venice.
HOTEL PALAZZO VENART
On Grand Canal
SANTA Croce
Opposite Venice Casino
Calle Tron
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Permanent exhibition outside in the garden leading to the Grand Canal, new & imaginative Venice Art concepts devised by Anna Paola Cibin, Venetian born Artist.

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King Salman meets president of Venezuela 24 OCTOBER, 2016 BY SARMAD KHAN The monarch met President Maduro in Riyadh and discussed ways to stabilise global oil markets

King Salman meets president of Venezuela

The monarch met President Maduro in Riyadh and discussed ways to stabilise global oil markets

24 OCTOBER, 2016 BY SARMAD KHAN. Courtesy & with thanks MEED

Below is an extract from  ARABIAN BUSINESS

The king of Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, met Venezuela’s president on Sunday 23rd October 2016 in Riyadh and discussed ways to stabilise global oil prices, state news SPA reported.
King Salman and President Maduro “reviewed areas of bilateral cooperation… and the latest developments including cooperation for the stability of oil markets,” SPA said.
Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said earlier on Sunday that the views of the kingdom and Russia, the world’s top oil producer, on the need to stabilise the market “are getting closer”.
“We have managed today… through a common meeting to reach a common notion to what we can reach in November,” Falih said, referring to an OPEC meeting in Vienna on Nov. 30, when the exporting group is set to finalise a production cut agreement.
Novak, who is in Saudi Arabia on his first official visit as minister, earlier met the energy ministers of the GCC which included key Gulf OPEC producers Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE and Qatar.
President Maduro was quoted on Saturday as saying that OPEC and non-OPEC nations were “very close” to an agreement on oil production curbs, Azerbaijan’s state news agency Azertag reported.
The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed in Algiers on Sept. 28 to reduce production to a range of 32.5 million to 33.0 million barrels per day, which would be its first output cut since 2008.

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during the 23rd World Energy Congress on October 10, 2016 in Istanbul. Putin visits Turkey on October 10 for talks with counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pushing forward ambitious joint energy projects as the two sides try to overcome a crisis in ties. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images) Thursday, 13 Oct 2016 12:39 PM Read Comments | Add Your Comment Tools: Email   Join the Discussion Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during the 23rd World Energy Congress on October 10, 2016 in Istanbul. Putin visits Turkey on October 10 for talks with counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pushing forward ambitious joint energy projects as the two sides try to overcome a crisis in ties. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)Courtesy & with thanks Arabian Business.

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Peter and Rebecca Harris: mid-forties denizens of Manhattan’s SoHo, nearing the apogee of committed careers in the arts—he a dealer, she an editor. With a spacious loft, a college-age daughter in Boston, and lively friends, they are admirable, enviable contemporary urbanites with every reason, it seems, to be happy. Then Rebecca’s much younger look-alike brother, Ethan (known in thefamily as Mizzy, “the mistake”), shows up for a visit. A beautiful, beguiling twenty-three-year-old with a history of drug problems, Mizzy is wayward, at loose ends, looking for direction. And in his presence, Peter finds himself questioning his artists, their work, his career—the entire world he has so carefully constructed.

Like his legendary, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Hours, Michael Cunningham’s masterly new novel is a heartbreaking look at the way we live now. Full of shocks and aftershocks, it makes us think and feel deeply about the uses and meaning of beauty and the place of love in our lives.< (less) Courtesy With thanks ReadMore

 

 

Montblanc

Montblanc Tourbillon Cylindrique Geospheres NightSky. Photo courtesy  & with thanks www.Monochrome-watches

Already introduced at the SIHH 2015 in a warm red gold case with a bright dial, the Montblanc Tourbillon Cylindrique Geospheres NightSky now comes in a new ( limited) edition, with a white gold case and a dial partially covered with aventurine.

 

The Montblanc Tourbillon Cylindrique Geospheres NightSky is part of the Villeret collection of Montblanc, meaning the pieces produced by hand, by highly skilled watchmakers and with a superb level of execution. It’s actually interesting to see that the brand can play on both sides, with complicated pieces priced way bellow the average level of the industry, like for instance the Meisterstück Heritage Perpetual Calendar, so-to-say the cheapest perpetual calendar available on the market (under 10.000 Euros in steel) or on the other side of the range, with highly complicated chronographs (based on Minerva movements and with automatons, like this Montblanc Metamorphosis II) or with tourbillons (like this Exotouqbillon Rattrapante). The Montblanc Tourbillon Cylindrique Geospheres NightSky plays in the second category and this watch, whatever the edition, is a stunning piece.

The Montblanc Tourbillon Cylindrique Geospheres NightSky is part of the Villeret collection of Montblanc, meaning the pieces produced by hand, by highly skilled watchmakers and with a superb level of execution.  The Montblanc Tourbillon Cylindrique Geospheres NightSky  is a stunning limited edition piece. Mont Blanc will be present at the forthcoming SalonQP 4/7th November. Duke of York’s Square,  Chelsea, London. Photo courtesy & with thanks Montblanc.

 

 

 

 

Andras Kollman photo

Andras Kollman photo Courtesy and with thanks

International Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Competition.

SailingWorld.com   invites your vote in the competition Vote for the Best Yacht Race Image of the Year………

The world’s best yacht racing photographers have entered this year’s international Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image contest and voting is open to the public !

Photos: Best of the Extreme Sailing Series
As the Extreme Sailing Series heads to Russia next week, take a look back on the highlights from an exciting season of new boats, new competitors, and fast foiling.

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Fairytale collection for Summer 2017. Photos courtesy & with thanks Vogue

Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Fairytale collection for Summer 2017. Photos courtesy & with thanks Vogue

Dolce & Gabbana summer 2017. Courtesy & with thanks Vogue.

Dolce & Gabbana summer 2017. Photo Courtesy & with thanks Vogue.

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue

 

Dole & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue

 

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue

 

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue

 

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Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo Courtesy & with thanks Vogue

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue.

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue.

 

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo with thanks courtesy Vogue.

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo with thanks courtesy Vogue.

 

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue.

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue.

 

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue

Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2017. Photo courtesy & with thanks Vogue

 

 

 

Villa F, Italy Situated in an historic building on the island of Guidecca, Villa F offers a taste of 17th-century Venetian noble life with unsurpassed luxury. The hidden oasis is perfect for those looking to live like a royal in Venice and offers 11 residences with hotel service including a private concierge and butler privileges. Each residence is decorated to maintain the villa’s tradition and character, with original wall frescos and Italian wood floors. The Private Concierge provides VIP amenities, access to exclusive events and venues, and unrivalled expertise for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the city. Prices start from €1,200 per night.

Villa F, Italy
Situated in an historic building on the island of Guidecca, Villa F offers a taste of 17th-century Venetian noble life with unsurpassed luxury. The hidden oasis is perfect for those looking to live like a royal in Venice and offers 11 residences with hotel service including a private concierge and butler privileges. Each residence is decorated to maintain the villa’s tradition and character, with original wall frescos and Italian wood floors. The Private Concierge provides VIP amenities, access to exclusive events and venues, and unrivalled expertise for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the city. Prices start from €1,200 per night. Image & info Courtesy and with thanks.

 

 

SalonQP

SalonQP. International Luxury Watch Fair. Duke of York’s square London Chelsea. Weekend of 4th November.

Photo & info courtesy SALONQP

WATCHMAKING MASTERCLASS

Become a watchmaker for yourself as Objectif Horlogerie teach you to assemble a watch movement.

FIND OUT MORE SALONQP

LEATHERCRAFT WORKSHOPS

Specialist British leather worker Mia Sabel will teach the various techniques to create a personalised SalonQP keyring.  FIND OUT MORE SALONQP

SalonQP Duke of Yorks Square week end of November 4th. London's Watch salon.

SalonQP Duke of Yorks Square week end of November 4th. London’s International Luxury Watch Fair. PHOTO & Info courtesy SALONQP.

 

Salon QP Duke of Yorks Square London. London's Watch Fair. Week end of 4th November 2016

Salon QP Duke of Yorks Square London. London’s International Luxury Watch Fair. Week end of 4th November 2016. Photo & Info courtesy and with thanks SalonQP.

 

 

 

PAD

PAD. Berkeley Square London.4-9 October 2016. A selection of sophisticated Continental Design furniture, paintings and jewellery.We saw this Pompeiiean style bronze table.

 

 

The Surrealists

The Surrealists. Dickinson’s Gallery 58 Jermyn Street, Mayfair maintained their consistently well themed shows (Remember Delaunay at Masterpiece) & presented a stunning selection of the Surrealists. This unusual oil painting,above,  “L’Empire des Lumieres”, 1949, by Rene Magritte became a cult image, and was initially bought by Industrialist Philanthropist Rockefeller to give to his secretary, Louise Boyer , as a Christmas present. Further versions of this theme went on to be painted & are now in Museum collections. such as the Guggenheim, MOMA  in N.Y.,and the Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique in Brussels. The latter museum has a fascinating selection of Magritte’s work and letters, beautifully handwritten, to his friends and colleagues.  Amongst the other works on show  at Dickinsons Frieze Masters stand is the fantastic “corset” by the luminous Frida Kahloo. This period of Continental art was so sophisticated, and unusual. Frieze Masterpiece, Regents Park, London.

 

 

Willem Kalf

Willem Kalf.  Rotterdam -1619 —- Amsterdam – 1693    Salomon Lilian Galerie from Amsterdam presented at Frieze Masters one of the most fascinating  & significant paintings of the Fair. As they did in 2015, which we featured. On each occasion the paintings sold on the first day.£1.000.000 wouldn’t be far of the mark I believe. Frieze Masters Regents Park had a great variety of Art to offer.

Still Life with Shells & Coral. by Willem Kalf. Oil on canvas.  48 X 42 cms. A painter whose works are rare, and whose works feature in major museums. (Zurich. Heino) The provenance for the painting is given as Germany Private Collection.

 

 

 

 

 

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LSE 7/10/16. Fast moving conversation over 2 hours with Italian Government Under Secretary of State of European Affairs. Organised by the dynamic Italian Societies of King’s College &  LSE  students. Chaired by  Prof. Andrea Biondi. My impression was of a very attentive student audience. An extremely interesting conversation in view of BREXIT and  £sterling out of control on the markets. The Minister evoked the Defence of Europe, the leit-motive of recent interesting lectures at the LSE by prestigious European invited Speakers, including Italian President Sergio Mattarella, a subject so little spoken of during the pre Referendum discussions. The Minister’s allusion to Pirandello was witty & intriguing.

Extract from WIKIPEDIA with thanks

Luigi Pirandello (Italian:Agrigento 28 June 1867 – Rome 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays.[1] He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for “his almost magical power to turn psychological analysis into good theatre.”Pirandello’s tragic farces are often seen as forerunners of the Theatre of the Absurd.

 

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