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Mikhail Fridman has lost a High Court challenge against UK sanctions after he was refused permission to upkeep a London mansion.
Canva, the graphic design powerhouse, is trying to entice large businesses with a new arsenal of artificial intelligence (AI) tools. Duncan Clark, head of Canva in Europe, revealed that the Australian firm has witnessed “astronomic growth” across companies of all sizes, including blue-chip giants. Canva brought in revenues of $1.7bn (£1.4bn) in the past year, [...]
Ministers have unveiled plans to boost the UK’s “gangbusters” creative industries by up to £50bn. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has revealed a plan to give a multimillion-pound boost across film, music, fashion and gaming, which could see the arts sectors grow by £50bn by 2030. The ‘Creative Industries Sector Vision’ [...]
Britain is at risk of losing a rare 2,400-year-old ancient Egyptian sculpture worth £6m and once owned by King George III because a buyer cannot be found. The limestone statue depicting the priest Mehernefer of the vulture goddess Nekhbet seated next to his standing son, who bore the same name and was the priest of [...]
The English National Opera (ENO) is set to receive more than £11 million from the National Lottery for the next financial year after Arts Council England (ACE) announced funding cuts. In plans announced in November, ACE said it was removing the opera company as a national portfolio organisation, resulting in a funding cut of £12.6 [...]
Thursday is the new Friday! In our new Thursday Going Out section we bring you a list of all the things we’re looking forward to this year from the worlds of art, theatre and film. 2023 already looks like a classic. Theatre A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 13 JANUARY – 4 FEBRUARY, ALMEIDA This Almeida production [...]
A London art dealer who advised a British aristocrat to sell an 18th century French masterpiece for a fraction of its actual worth did not act negligently, a court has ruled. The court ruled in favour of Simon Dickinson after Amanda Fielding, Countess of Wemyss and March, sued the art dealer over claims he [...]
Every Italian has their favourite region of their home country they believe to be aesthetically and culturally superior. Part of the reason is the dizzying variety of culture, cuisine and architecture, which differs dramatically from region to region, the result of foreign invasions that chopped up the boot-shaped country a dozen centuries ago. But even [...]
Art dealers, letting agents, and estate agents are driving an uptick in the number of UK businesses registering for anti-money laundering (AML) supervision with HMRC. The total number of businesses signing up to HMRC’s AML register increased 0.9 per cent from the financial year 2020-21 to 2021-22, analysis of public available data by AML verification [...]
City A.M. can reveal this morning that Andy Warhol’s world-famous portrait of the Queen will be sold to the public as part of the Monarch’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The ‘Elizabeth II’ screen print (1985) has been acquired by Showpiece.com and will enter into fractional ownership, a scheme which allows ordinary members of the public [...]
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