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Tension, Timing and Triumph, Monaco 1971, the three paintings by Vettriano

Jack Vettriano and Sir Jackie Stewart have collaborated on a triptych of paintings that will be unveiled this week by Prince Albert of Monaco. Called Tension, Timing and Triumph, Monaco 1971, the three paintings tell the story of Sir Jackie’s third victory at Monaco in 1971. Jack Vettriano and Sir Jackie will be in Monaco…

Banksy exhibition a success

London’s top attractions were outperformed by a distinctly down-at-heel venue. A temporary exhibition in an unlovely London tunnel described by one art critic, Shirley Dent, as “Piss Alley”. During the Bank Holiday weekend, 9,500 people a day descended on Leake Street, near Waterloo Station, to see the Cans Festival, the subculture blockbuster of graffiti art…

Secondary art market is booming

The secondary art market is booming despite all the troubles of the credit crunch Sotheby’s spring contemporary art auction on Wednesday evening was the most lucrative auction in the company’s history, blowing past the high end of Sotheby’s estimate with sales totaling $362 million, including a record $86.3 million for a 1976 Francis Bacon triptych…

Glasgow International Festival

The Glasgow International Festival has re-launched itself in a blaze of glory.It ran April 11–27, Gi has evolved from an annual to a biennial event with a more ambitious international program, featuring exhibitions, performances, concerts, and talks in both traditional venues and an array of abandoned buildings around the city that even Glaswegians barely seemed…

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