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Tradition, Modernity and Da Vinci | Christopher Rimmer takes us behind the scenes in his latest project in Africa, Confluence

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While 'Confluence' might document an ancient culture, there's nothing old-fashioned about it. Rather, Christopher Rimmer's new series is a must-see mediation on the tension between modernity and tradition. Speaking about politics, money, risk and the richness of Africa, read all about the process behind documenting Africa's last remaining tribes.  The artist along the Kunene River in southern Africa.  Tell us about the process behind your new series, ‘Confluence – Tradition & Modernity and the Last Tribes of the Kunene River’?  Confluence examines the amalgamation of tradition and modernity among the tribes living along the Kunene River, which forms the natural...

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The Four Species of Art Collector | Which Are You?

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What drives an art collector? Is it the thrill of the hunt, the desire to influence culture, cultivate knowledge or perhaps, something less tangible? Well, of course - it varies. Collectors, like personality types, are driven by their own set of concerns, each with their own strengths, vulnerabilities and ideas to spread. From lovers of the bold to the beautiful, here is our taxonomy of the four species of art collector.  Charles Blackman 'Orpheus - Metamorphosis' The Trailblazer The Trailblazer isn’t here to follow the crowd. Not a fan of traditional museums nor acquiring for the thrill, this group is drawn to the...

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Auguste Blackman's 'Birdsong'

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‘Birdsong’ is Auguste Blackman’s first series since the passing of his father. Proud yet gentle, these works echo Charles, as well as fellow artist and family friend Mirka Mora, who also passed recently. Sometimes blissful sometimes sad, these winged creatures carry more than the wind, soaring across the canvas to reveal truths about the human experience.   Auguste Blackman - 'Gogo Bird' When asked what they mean for him, Auguste muses that “the first bird call of the day sets the mood” - it declares the end of the night, where we fly on the “wings of our dreams”. He...

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From London, With Love | Charles Blackman in London, 1965

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The ‘From London With Love’ collection derives from Charles Blackman’s 1965 Rowney sketchbook. From his time in London, it exemplifies Charles’s ‘Golden Era’ of drawing, where life was navigated pen-nib first. Caught between England and Australia, fatherhood and fame, this collection is not only artistically fascinating, it sheds light on the man who made it.   . Charles BLACKMAN - 'Interior' . . Having won the Helena Rubinstein Travelling Scholarship, Charles and his family arrived in London in 1960. The year before, he had made history alongside a group of artists called the Antipodeans. Their staunch dismissal of abstractionism in...

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The Business of Art | The Value of Art in Your Business and How to Buy It

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Apparently, art can decrease stress levels. Our brains are hardwired for it - we process art, excite our minds and then move on, refreshed and invigorated. These benefits are no sweeter, than in the workplace. Art can boost morale, distinguish businesses and impress clients. Plus, it looks great. Now with art tax deductible, the time may be ripe to invest in art for your business. Philippe LE MIERE - 'classic wizard of oz dorothy meets scarecrow' How to Claim a Tax Deduction for Art Up until June 30th 2020, buying art for your business may be claimed as a complete write-off of...

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