Can art transform base ideas into gold?
Koons, Hirst, underwater sculpture parks and other deep sea monsters
Gipsy Kings and Dire Straits head back to Egypt for Soma Bay music festival
A year ago I booked a trip to Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera with two objectives: to escape January and find out why the newly formed Dire Straits Experience was kicking off its World Tour in Hurghada, No sooner had I booked a week at the misnamed Makadi Spa hotel (there being no spa) than the […]
Why is this 15th century work of art cracking up?
Museum brings science to the art of restoration
How art is used to sell luxury homes
Designers are hiring works to sell luxury property
Culmstock: the door to divine Devon
The village nestled in the ideal locale for Devon adventures.
Best of the world’s art shows
Andrea Watson highlights exhibitions being held in London, Toronto, Washington DC, Bilbao and Monaco and previews two major contemporary art sales
Discover John Steinbeck’s heavenly home in England
“The countryside is turning as lush as a plum…..There’s a quality here that I haven’t known for very long. The 20th century seems very remote.” So wrote John Steinbeck in 1959 when he was living in Somerset and researching his book on King Arthur. Later, in an interview, he said that he had been happier […]
More great love (and music) from the 70s
Continued from 1975.
Andy Warhol: the man who opened the Pandora Box of banality in art
Hunger for a culture that reflected consumer values led to discovery of a gay propagandist fashionista called Warhola
The exotic life and death cycle of the Chilean Reisling
Unable to resist the urge to pass on your unwanted New Year party wines? Perhaps you should reconsider. Here Andrew Price reveals the full horror of the Chilean Reisling. AS a licenced exorcist of inferior wines, I felt it my duty to break the evil spell of a bottle which a ‘friend’ brought to my […]