Monthly Archives: October 2016
Barcelona :We feature above photo of Barcelona’s impressive Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala
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.
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.
With thanks and courtesy
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.
Images courtesy Christies with thanks
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.
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
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.
International Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Competition.
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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 Summer 2017. Photo Courtesy & with thanks Vogue
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Become a watchmaker for yourself as Objectif Horlogerie teach you to assemble a watch movement.
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Specialist British leather worker Mia Sabel will teach the various techniques to create a personalised SalonQP keyring. FIND OUT MORE SALONQP
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.
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. 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.