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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THE EDITORS: RYAN FITZGIBBON ON FOUNDING HELLO MR. & HIS BEST OF BROOKLYN

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In the first of a new series introducing the editors behind some of our favorite publications and their pet local hotspots, we talk to Ryan Fitzgibbon, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of independent gay magazine Hello Mr.  The status quo for the LGBT community in both America and on the global stage is very different today to […]

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The Curators: Depart Foundation ’s Valeria Sorci on culture & La Dolce Vita in LA

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On welcoming me into her West Hollywood home, it’s clear Valeria Sorci has acclimatised effortlessly to her new Los Angeles lifestyle. Relocating with her husband and two children from Rome a year ago to the beautiful Baxter-Hodiak House – designed by architect John Lautner for the actress, Anne Baxter – Sorci has embraced the ‘LA’ […]

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Contemporary Art Hotspot: Zabludowicz Collection London

Once you can get your tongue around the pronunciation of the Zabludowicz Collection – Zah-blu-doh-vich – you will find yourself uttering one of London’s leading independent contemporary art collections. Founded by art world power couple Poju and Anita Zabludowicz, the private collection consists of over 500 established and emerging international artists, which include many unique […]

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The Curators: DTLA Through The Eyes of Vanguard Concept Store Please Do Not Enter

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As Nicolas Libert guides me through the boutique-cum-gallery he founded with Emmanuel Renoird in Downtown Los Angeles, he recounts an anecdote: “when we first opened last year we were expecting a delivery. We waited and waited and realised the courier had in fact attempted the delivery; he read the name of the space – Please […]

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Modern Art Find: MaMo Marseille

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One visit to MaMo Marseille and you’ll understand right away why this city is a European capital of culture. There is something truly extraordinary about showcasing inspirational modern artworks atop one of urbanist Le Corbusier’s greatest architectural achievements. The landmark building Cité Radieuse, is a vast apartment complex built in the early 50s just outside […]

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Concept Store Find: 10 Corso Como Milan

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10 Corso Como is where Milan’s fashion, art and design illuminati go to shop, eat, drink and get inspired. The Milanese concept store has been a shopping icon since the early 90’s when its original industrial space was transformed into what is arguably one of the coolest concept stores in the world – up there […]

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The Curators: Art Journalist Sara Schifano on her 5 NYC gallery staples

Everyone knows New York City is a mecca for art with all of its museums, galleries and art centres but not everyone knows where to look for it beyond the city’s more obvious and famous institutions. That’s why I decided to call upon art expert, Sara Schifano to uncover for us some of her favourite […]

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The Curators: Jewellery designer & artist Stephanie Simek on being creative in Portland and her Portland city guide

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A little while back I came across a Portland based jewellery designer, Stephanie Simek, who creates the most intriguing little adornments for all of your jewel wearing body parts. I was instantly drawn to her Classealienne Rings – the colourful baubles you see me wearing below which decorate your often-overlooked finger nooks that you can […]

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