Boutique Hotel Find: Le Pigalle Paris

Le Pigalle lies on Rue Frochot, in an area dubbed ‘La Nouvelle Athènes’ (new Athens) developed in the 1820s for the rising professional classes of the new industrialist era. Influenced by London’s urban architecture, neoclassical flourishes meet with colourful Place Pigalle and the heady cultural mix found on the southern slopes of Montmarte. Charlotte de Tonnac […]

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The Editors: CURA. magazine ’s Ilaria Marotta & Andrea Baccin on their passion for art and Rome

Scan any art newsstand and your eyes will be sure to lock onto the latest issue of CURA. Magazine with its striking cover of artworks by international emerging and established artists. Founded by Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin in 2009, CURA. has fast become the art crowd’s favorite read thanks to its commitment to the […]

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Art Find: Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo

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With a 150-year tradition of collecting art of the times, Albright-Knox Art Gallery is one of the oldest public arts institutions in America. Its spectacular Greek revival façade on the edge of Buffalo’s Delaware Park transformed the former Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, founded in 1862, into a permanent gallery space in 1905. What soon followed […]

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Art Find: CEPA Gallery Buffalo

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Light, camera and architecture are on the billing when visiting Buffalo’s dedicated center for photography and visual arts. Located in the city’s Downtown district, CEPA Gallery is housed in the historic Market Arcade, modelled after London’s Burlington Arcade on Piccadilly. Built in 1892, the space offers an alternative art viewing experience between four galleries across […]

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The Curators: East L.A. With Naomi Wilding & Anthony Cran of Wilding Cran Gallery

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“We’re thinking about putting on an annual exhibition where we invite a group of artists from another city to L.A. and see how it informs their practice”, Naomi and Anthony disclose in their enviable art-filled office as gallery dog Lou circles the desks. “It would be very relevant at this moment in time when there’s […]

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Art Find: Fondazione Prada Milan

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The brand new Fondazione Prada has been in the works for years, but after only weeks since opening it has already become a hotspot for culture in Milan. The long-awaited institution located in a former distillery, re-thought by Rem Koolhaas, is – as the architect explains – “not a preservation project and not a new […]

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Art Gallery Find: Hayward Gallery London

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Architectural love or loathing towards the Hayward Gallery’s concrete façade aside, it is what’s inside this Sixties landmark on London’s Southbank complex that attracts the culture crowd into its brutalist core. Hayward Gallery presents several temporary exhibitions a year across two levels that broadly range from the classics through to the contemporary as well as […]

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Contemporary Art Museum Find: Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin

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Once Germany’s primary rail terminus, the scale of Berlin’s converted Hamburger Bahnhof into a contemporary art museum is fitting given it’s vast collection of works across three major collections that span major art movements since 1960. The museum’s permanent displays, exhibited in this impressive architectural setting, showcase Pop Art and Arte Povera pioneers from the […]

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Concept Store Find: The Apartment By The Line NYC

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The Apartment by The Line is the brick and mortar incarnation of the stylish ecommerce shopping experience known as The Line. Inside the shop-able apartment, everything from the Proenza Schouler and JW Anderson pieces hanging in the walk-in closet (which dreams are made of) to the Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs and luxurious beauty products displayed […]

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Contemporary Art Find: Chateau la Coste Provence

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Situated just 20 minutes drive from Aix en Provence, amongst the sunny Provençal countryside is Chateau la Coste, a place where wine, modern art and architecture intermingle in the way unlikely best friends would. Sure, it’s not the first time wine has been paired with art but there really is something about the way Chateau […]

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