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CondignArt MAY 2014 : ISSUE #06

WORLD CONTEMPORARY ART

The POWER of Exhibiting

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Invest In Art!

The most investable artists of this time. Page 12-13

And More Success Stories

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AN INTERVIEW WITH

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X CONDIGNART (ISSN #MAY 2014, Volume 002, Number 006. Published bi-monthly by Global Art Agency Limited, Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM. All rights reserved. Printed version not yet available. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Opinions expressed in articles are those of the author. All rights reserved on entire contents. Advertising enquiries should be directed to office@globalartagency.com. Subscriptions are free of charge and available online. When issues become available in hardcopy we will announce on our website. Subscriptions rates will then also be applicable.

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Introduction Issue #006

Welcome to the sixth issue of Condign Art! An Art Magazine created for Art Lovers, Art Enthusiasts, Art Collectors and Art fans on a global level, connecting the art world! Featuring Worldwide Contemporary Art, Design and Events from international Artists, Galleries, organisations and societies. Condign Art means to us Worthy Art. Hours, days, weeks, months or even years of hard work go into creating a piece of Art, with heart and soul... Art worthy to be seen! Worthy to be invested in! SUCCESS STORIES We happen to be asked a lot by artists what advise we could give them to become more successful. Answer is simple... Get your artwork out there! Make it seen! Show your Artwork face to face! Speak to people about it! And tell them the stories that are behind your artworks, making a connection with the audience! Some say... but I don’t like to sell...?! You don’t need to sell your artwork. You are passionate about it, because that’s why you do it! So by talking about your passion you automatically connect with the buyer. And great news! The buyers agree. Questioning some of our Art Collectors that visit many Art Fairs and exhibitions, simply told us. Mr. Harris from London, UK told us “You see an artwork, and you like it, it means something to you... but by talking to the artist and about their passion, you get an even better understanding, if it’s either the technical side or the concept and thoughts behind it. The connection with the artwork gets bigger” INVEST IN ART And so, the potential buyers get a better insight into your art! And because purchasing Contemporary Art is one of the best investments you can make, as it keeps its value, it’s personal, emotional and at the same time makes your home/office space look a lot nicer, giving positive vibes all around! With that in mind, collectors will buy, invest or be in touch with the artist that spoke with them so passionately about their artworks. Read more on page 25. IN THIS ISSUE ALSO A fantastic interview with the super funky Nini Martini and her sexy pin-up ladies artwork pieces. This issue is featuring some of the best to-be-discovered contemporary artists. Enjoy issue #006 Editor, at Condign Art p. 006 p. 006


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Juvé & Rosé “Tengo gustos simples. Me satiface lo mejor” OSCAR WILDE

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AN INTERVIEW WITH

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED & AWARD WINNING ARTIST. p. 008


Nini Martini is an upcoming contemporary artist. Most of the time she’s doing a kind modern pin up photography, colourful and inspired by a lot off things, from skateboarding, movies, music to nature ... cats and geishas. “if u are open for it ... inspiration is everywhere”. She also is a video artist, sometimes she’s making music too and she loves too mix up all that stuff like a cocktail, so go ahead ... take a zip ... and stay tuned for what happens next!

“Inspiration is everywhere ... if you are open for it!” · How would you describe yourself? And your artwork?

· What is your definition of art?

Hhhmmm ... I’m like a cocktail ... like a martini ... and so is my artwork ... or maybe I’m the barmaid ... I mix it all up!

The way people choose to express themselves ... Or the way they show their own view ... their feelings ... their imagination ...

· What drives you on?

· Where do you get your inspiration?

It’s something from the inside ... I need to do it ... because I really want it!!

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· How do you deal with artists block? Easy come easy go ... just relax ... go somewhere else ... do something different ... or have a blast ... · Where do you see your art going in 10 years? Phew ... I’m not that person who thinks in that way actually ... I want my art to grow like a big plant with beautiful blossoms which sprinkle their seeds all over the planet. · What you have going on right now? @ the moment I’m looking for galeries who i can work with ... I’m pretty new in Berlin ... so I figure out what is the thing for me to do here in this big bad city. I also wanna do the cool video show part 2 very soon and i wanna take more pictures in a different way ... like to create situations ... something like that! · Can you tell us what your “Before i die” is? What a question ... haha ... travel a lot, I need to go to Tokyo!! Going on running my own thing in a way that makes me happy and allowes me to live a relaxed life!! maybe in a house close to the sea ... with my beloved ones ... my cats ... a dog and a horse. When I was a little girl I had a horse, so I want one

again ... they are great, powerfull strong beauties... I want to ride on the beach all day long. Before I die I want to learn diving ... to see the underwaterworld!! · Better achievements so far? The point that I can do what I love!!! · Best commissioned piece ever done by you? My skateboard design for The Artboards!! I wanna do it again, because i’m in love with skateboarding for ages! · Best exhibitions ever participated in ...? I haven’t had so many exhibitions yet, but the most exciting one was the Barcelona Showcase, where I won the Best Artist Award. It was a great honour 4 me!! · Your art roots, influences, ..? My roots... I love pin up girls in everyway... the classic ones... also the centerfoald girls from the 70-80’s Playboys / Hustlers. Yes and the skateboarding thing... streetart... music...from hip hop to punk rock... movies... nature... dancing... travel... a.s.o. · Would love to exhibit my work in ...? New York, Rio and Tokyo.

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TIPS TO BEST COPYRIGHT & PROTECT YOUR ARTWORK.

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Art Law. It’s not really a fun topic of conversation for the average artist, but it is important. Nowadays, most artists and creatives have some kind of presence on the Internet, whether it’s through their website, blog, Facebook or other social media channels, so understanding Copyright Law is a must. You can’t be a successful artist without creative innovation, a proper education, and … an extensive understanding of legal rights? It’s sad but true: Most artists would be helpless victims of theft without the protection of copyright laws. In an age where your art can be copied, uploaded to the web, and made available worldwide in seconds, it’s good to know you have a way to fight back. So how do you go about copyrighting your work? It’s simple, really. Here are some easy steps to take to protect your artwork!

Register with the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

Registering your work with the U.S. copyright authorities is a must. Copyright laws, which cover published and unpublished works, ensure other thieves (including other artists) can’t steal your creations without legal repercussions: They protect visual and written works including paintings, essays, photographs, and sculptures, and help establish reproduction limitations. For example: A properly copyrighted work can only be copied by its owner, who can also limit the rights of each work. So you can make a painting and sell it as prints in a web store like Etsy or Posters.com, but no one else can make prints without your permission. If they do, you can sue them for damages.

According to the Copyright Office, “you don’t have to register a copyright notice for every work you create.”

The most recent copyright law says, “copyright legally belongs to the artist from the moment of creation,” meaning you can challenge a copycat in court if you prove your work is original. But the Office says it’s in every artist’s best interest to register every work because doing so establishes it as prima

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facie evidence in a court of law. This means the original creator and his work gets the burden of proof in court, where registered art is “sufficient to prove a fact.” Details of this law are found in the copyright basics section here. Also, you can sell the full copyright of your art only if you register it, and you can also demand more money in court.

The registration process itself is quite easy.

You need to fill out a copyright registration notice (available to print from an online form), to the Library of Congress at: Library of Congress Copyright Office 101 Independence Avenue, SE. Washington, D.C. 20559 6000 The day the Copyright Office receives the package is the day your registration becomes official. If your work is first published in a foreign country, you need to include two copies of the work as a mandatory provision deposit “within three months of publication.” You can also register online through the electronic Copyright Office (eCO). In fact, the Office prefers online registrations because it’s faster to process “big media” files, like songs, large painting files, and movies. The fee is also cheaper and you can track the status of your file online. Once the registrar’s office examines your applications, you’re given an official certificate of registration, which arrives through snail mail within 5 months of submission. Then, evidence of your copyrighted work will be available online and you can link to this public record from any web property, like a Flickr artist page.

Personal Web Copyrights

But what happens while you wait for the Copyright Office to approve your submissions? You need to market and sell your pics online today! Luckily, you have several options to fill the gap.


SWAB BARCELONA 2013 The one most used is the copyright notice, best known as the C symbol (©), plus the year the work was published, or the abbreviation Copr. This is usually accompanied by a written notice, prominently placed, and clearly explaining the extent of the copyright. The correct copyright display also includes: The name of the owner of the work, “or an abbreviation by which the name can be recognized,” Such as, “copyright © 2010 Prince Michael Jackson.” Sometimes a © notice is added as a watermark on top of an image by the artist, other times by a publisher’s software. For example, Google’s Picasa program recently added a “created by” watermark option for all downloaded pictures.

Some artists don’t mind if a selection of their art is used for free if they can sell another work for full price. This is the Freemium economic concept and many online use it, often through Creative Commons licenses that flexibly define segments of their catalog.

The symbol is important because it tells the viewer or reader that it’s a work protected by copyright. This helps in court cases when another artist cites his use of copyrighted material as innocent infringement, which means they accidentally used your work not knowing it was copyrighted. It’s especially hard to argue your innocence of theft when a copyright was explicitly displayed.

· Created before 1978 (published or unpublished, copyright or not): Protected for the life of the creator plus 70 years, or until the end of 2002, whichever is greater.

Artists also manage to post artwork online without worry by using secure methods of software management. Painters and designers post images as small files of low resolution, for preview purposes. Others use scripting techniques to prevent right-click image saving, or use programs to track users’ copying habits.

There’s a Limit to Everything: The Copyright Period What about the length of a copyright? We’ve all heard of the early Disney cartoons that are going to be available to use for free in the next twenty years because their copyright will run out. Well, it turns out copyrights last longer than you might expect.Here’s how the time limits for copyrights break down:

· Created before 1978 and published between 1978 and 2003: Protected for the life of the creator plus 70 years, or until the end of 2047, whichever is greater. · Created after January 1, 1978: Protected for the life of the longest living author (for joint artwork) plus 70 years, or 120 years from creation, whichever is greater. So, don’t let art thieves steal your work, because you have so many options to protect your artwork!

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He moved with his family to St John’s Wood, London, in 1933 to escape the rise of Nazism. Lucian Michael Freud, (8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time. His works are noted for their psychological penetration, and for their often discomforting examination of the relationship between artist and model. Born in Berlin, Freud was the son of a German Jewish mother, Lucie (née Brasch), and an Austrian Jewish father, Ernst L. Freud, an architect. He was a grandson of Sigmund Freud, and elder brother of the late broadcaster, writer and politician Clement Freud (thus uncle of Emma and Matthew Freud) and the younger brother of Stephan Gabriel Freud. He moved with his family to St John’s

Wood, London, in 1933 to escape the rise of Nazism. He became a British subject in 1939, having attended Dartington Hall School in Totnes, Devon, and later Bryanston School, for a year before being expelled due to disruptive behaviour. Freud briefly studied at the Central School of Art in London, and from 1939 with greater success at Cedric Morris’ East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing in Dedham, relocated in 1940 to Benton End, a house near Hadleigh, Suffolk. He also attended Goldsmiths’ College, part of the University of London, from 1942–3. He served as a merchant seaman in an Atlantic convoy in 1941 before being invalided out of service in 1942. In 1943, Tambimuttu, the Sri Lankan editor, commissioned the young artist to illustrate a book of poems by Nicholas Moore entitled “The Glass Tower.” It was published the following year by Editions Poetry London and comprised, among other drawings, a stuffed zebra and a palm tree. Both subjects reappeared in The Painter’s Room on display at Freud’s first solo exhibition in 1944 at the Alex Reid & Lefevre Gallery. In the summer of 1946, he travelled to Paris before continuing to Greece for several months to visit John Craxton. In the early fifties he was a frequent visitor to Dublin where he would share Patrick Swift’s studio. In late 1952, Freud and Lady Caroline Blackwood eloped to Paris where they married in 1953. He otherwise lived and worked in London for the rest of his life.

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Freud formed part of a group of figurative artists that the American artist, Ronald Kitaj, later named “The School of London”. This was more a loose collection of individual artists who knew each other, some intimately, and were working in London at the same time in the figurative style (but during the boom years of abstract painting). The group was led by figures such as Francis Bacon and Freud, and included Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews, Leon Kossoff, Robert Colquhoun, Robert MacBryde, Reginald Gray, and Kitaj himself. He was a visiting tutor at the Slade School of Fine Art of University College London from 1949 to 1954. Freud’s early paintings, which are mostly very small, are often associated with German Expressionism (an influence he tended to deny) and Surrealism in depicting people, plants and animals in unusual juxtapositions. From the 1950s, he began to work in portraiture, often nudes (though his first full length nude was not painted until 1966), to the almost complete exclusion of everything else, and by the middle of the decade developed a much more free style using large hogs-hair brushes, with an intense concentration of the texture and colour of flesh,

and much thicker paint, including impasto. Girl with a white dog, 1951–1952, (Tate) is an example of a transitional work in this process, sharing many characteristics with paintings before and after it, with relatively tight brushwork and a middling size and viewpoint.

Freud’s subjects were often the people in his life; friends, family, fellow painters, lovers, children. He said, “The subject matter is autobiographical, it’s all to do with hope and memory and sensuality and involvement, really.” It was Freud’s practice to begin a painting by first drawing in charcoal on the canvas. He then applied paint to a small area of the canvas, and gradually worked outward from that point. Freud began an affair with Guinness beer heiress and writer Lady Caroline Blackwood. They married in 1953 and divorced in 1959. She is said to have been the only woman who truly broke his heart. After their divorce, his friends noticed a change in him; he began drinking heavily and getting into fights. Francis Bacon became concerned that he was suicidal.

Freud is rumoured to have fathered as many as forty children although this number is generally accepted as an exaggeration. Fourteen children have been identified, two from Freud’s first marriage and 12 by various mistresses. Source: wikipedia & thetimes.co.uk p. 023


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The successful first edition of the Oxford International Art Fair that was held 7-9 February 2014 at the Oxford Town Hall, welcomed nearly 4000 visitors throughout the weekend. The art fair featured work from 150 artists, coming from over 23 countries, but also including many from Oxfordshire. Organiser Joëlle Dinnage and Natal Vallvé from the Oxford based Global Art Agency, inset, said: “It’s the first time Oxford has ever held such an art fair. We were completely overwhelmed by how many people came. It was great.” The event started with an opening preview on Friday night, featuring music and live painting sessions. All of the artwork shown was available to buy. There was something more unique to the Art Fair also, and that was the Charity Program that the organisers introduced for the second time running to one of their Art events. Visitors were able to buy tickets to enter a draw of winning an original painting by Artist Paul Jordan -who painted, in his unique style, the beautiful Oxford University Radcliffe Camera- All money raised is going to the “Save Child Blessing Home” orphanage in Kathmandu, where director Natal Vallvé and curator Vera Solodovnikova travelled last February. He went there to donate educational materials, books, toys and art supplies. Global Art Agency has been organising art classes with the orphans all in preparation to create a huge colourful Mural in Kathmandu, that will remain a sign of all the money raised at the Oxford International Art Fair. p. 026

One of the orphans, inset, said: “We are so happy with all the donated gifts, it makes us also very happy to know that Oxford is thinking of us.” Natal said: “The finished Mural is a sign for all things we have achieved, and that Art and creativity can come a long way. For this we have to thank everyone that has been involved with the Oxford art fair, from exhibitors to visitors, and all sponsors and partners in Oxford.” Also the Vice-Lord Queens Lieutenant Mr John Harwood was impressed by the activities of the Global Art Agency and applauded them for their initiative. He is looking forward to the next Oxford International Art Fair 6-8 February 2015, at the great Oxford Town Hall.

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The 10 Best Cities For Street Art. Source: Readersdigest.ca

Many a mural has been erased due to the whims of local governments and the impulses of other street artists. Fortunately, these 10 cities are rarely without public works that truly astound. Street art is an ephemeral thing. Here today, maybe gone tomorrow. Besides beautifying otherwise downtrodden neighbourhoods and offering innovative art to the public for free, the transient nature of street art is part of its appeal. Here are the ten best cities across the globe to view streetside art. Sao Paulo, Brazil Like many other cities, Sao Paulo has had a turbulent relationship with local street artists. Originally, much of the prohibited public painting going up in the city was political and the government was opposed. But it has relaxed this stance in recent years, collaborating with street artists to produce colourful works on highway stanchions and housing developments. When you’re there, be sure to look down to find artist Tec’s fascinating road murals. And if you can’t afford a ticket to Brazil, you can find a virtual selection of Sao Paulo’s best works on the Google Art Project website.

London, England London has incubated its fair share of street artists over the years. While many works have been removed and repainted, many pieces stand untouched throughout the city (including some elusive pieces by the famous Banksy). The districts of Shoreditch and Spitalfields, in particular, boast a number of works by renowned street artists Stik and Ben Eine, and up-and-coming street sculptor Jonesy. Though officially condemned, the popularity of street art in England’s capital has led the city government to commission various pieces, like the sometimes odd installations on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

New York City, USA New York is where it all started. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the first graffiti artists began tagging everything in sight. At that time, the driving force behind this nascent street art was ubiquity. The art form has evolved since then to encompass the elaborate murals and clever works that can be found around NYC today. Neighbourhoods like Chelsea, Bushwick and the Lower East Side are all meccas for street artists. At 106 and Park in Spanish Harlem, you can find the Graffiti Hall of Fame, a section of wall that has seen some of the best graffiti writers of all time scribble their stuff.

Berlin, Germany Berlin’s tumultuous history offers inspiration for street artists to produce some of their best work. Nowhere is this more apparent than the East Side Gallery, a section of the former Berlin Wall that has been turned into a 1.3-kilometre canvas. Here, you’ll find 105 murals that were painted on the east side of the wall in 1990, where graffiti had been banned during Soviet rule. Kreuzberg is another popular district for street art, and is home to the largest stencil in the world, the Kreuzberg Spaceman. But you don’t have to travel far from downtown Berlin for impressive creations: the central Mitte district is a creative enclave, home to Tacheles, a former department store covered in artists’ work.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina One of the most popular tourist areas in Buenos Aires, Caminito, is a district that bills itself as the world’s first open-air pedestrian museum. Its colourful building facades are very photogenic, and a number of artists sell their wares in the neighbourhood. However, Buenos Aires is known worldwide for its support of street art. Barren walls city-wide are transformed into building-sized murals, which are not only tolerated by the city government, but oftentimes actively funded. Buenos Aires native Martin Ron’s famous 3D turtle is found here, in addition to a number of his other vibrant and breathtaking murals.

Philadelphia, USA As a burgeoning artistic centre, Philadelphia boasts a creative spirit that’s easy to find on its “Mural Mile”. Surprisingly, Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program - the largest public art program in the United States - began as part of a government-funded anti-graffiti movement. Tired of the artless tags that plagued the city, Philadelphia officials approached graffiti artists and had them direct their considerable artistic talents into full size murals. Today, there are more than 3,600 of these impressive works dotting the city. In addition to these full-size pieces, a number of famous street artists have left their mark here, including Shepard Fairey and Get Up.

Melbourne, Australia Melbourne has become one of the world centres for street art, with dozens of acclaimed artists having left their mark on the city. Numerous alleyways in the Australian cultural capital are decorated with vibrant works. Hosier Lane and Caledonian Lane are iconic spots, and in 2010 the local council commissioned a number of artists to paint the walls of Union Lane. These alley artworks are now highlighted by local tourism agencies. Though the relationship between street artists and government has been strained at times (city workers accidentally demolished a Banksy piece), the government has largely supported its creative citizens and it shows in the variety of urban spaces where street art has popped up.

Los Angeles, USA If there’s anywhere in the world where street art has jumped the gap between radical expression and commercial enterprise, it’s in LA. Here, you can find LAB ART, a 6,500 square-foot gallery of street art that’s not so much on the street anymore, but can be purchased instead. But that isn’t to say that the art form has been completely commercialized here. A number of iconic works can still be seen in the La Brea area and walls in Hollywood are regularly redone with fantastic images from local artists like Robbie Conal and Saber.

Tel Aviv, Israel While some cities shirk the free public art its talented citizens spray on the walls, forward-thinking places like Tel Aviv embrace it wholeheartedly. The community centre on Rothschild Boulevard and the area around Jaffa Port are ever-changing exhibits of innovative paintings, wheat paste art and stenciling. You can find interesting works wherever you may go in the city, though, like elsewhere, the best works are often found in less developed neighbourhoods. In Tel Aviv this means heading toward the less hip areas of Florentin to see what inventive Israeli artists have to offer.

Paris, France Walking around Paris, you’re likely to come across small tiled 8-bit figures a couple of stories above the street on building corners and monuments. These are works done by the artist Invader, who works across the world but hails from Paris. His colourful tiled mosaics of characters from the arcade game Space Invaders can be found throughout the city. Paris is also home to Blek le Rat, the father of stencil graffiti, who has been at work on Paris streets for over 30 years. You might have to pay to see the Mona Lisa, but some of the best art in the French capital is found streetside.

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ART BASEL BASEL // SWITZERLAND www.artbasel.com

27-29 June

DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL IOWA // UNITED STATES www.esmoinesartsfestival.org

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THE IN THERE needs to be a first for everything, and the time has come to open a book about us a little more. Condign Art is part of a large organisation called the Global Art Agency Ltd. We pride ourselves being personable, approachable, and trustworthy. We are a friendly team of experienced and qualified international art professionals. A rich mixture of art event organisers, gallery owners, curators and high profile artists, that have joined forces and understand the meaning of art. Giving our heart and soul in each project we tackle, putting the clients and customers first. Together we make anything possible to promote the arts. To invest in Art on a global scale. To source the greatest investable artists, and to bring the collector and artist together. Since the GAA started in 2010 we have grown hugely on a international scale, from Amsterdam to Tokyo and New York to Moscow.We are becoming a more and more of a well-known name within the art industry. After starting the company with two art brains, we now have nearly twenthy people working for us, and have Agents around the world. Going around the globa to source the best available opportunities for our artists and collectors to connect. Creating possibilities for the artist to sell and network internationally.

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NSIDER WE ARE PROUD OF...

>> Reaching 10,000 art collector fans this month.

>> Our beautiful colleague Vera Elena Solodovnikova

who was approached by the Juxtapoz Magazine, to feature her new artwork series this month.

>> Being approached by the Abu Dhabi Government

to organise an Art Fair together with them - a great honour!

>> Welcoming our new colleagues Satoshi in Tokyo, and Irina in Moscow.

>> Launching the new exclusive membership ‘Affiliate Art Member of Excellence’. Promoting to invest in these selected Artists to our Art Collector database.

>> Close to launch our brand-new online art gallery. >> Offering a new advertising tool for art organisations to promote their offerings to a huge global database.

>> Working on promoting artists published in a new GAA Art book, that will be available in shops in UK, Tokyo, Barcelona, Amsterdam and on Amazon.

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The 1 Million Indulge on unique and only the best carefully selected luxury items and experiences. Store opening soon. New York | Dubai | Moscow


Condign Art Magazine Issue 06 May 2014  

Your essential guide to World Contemporary Art.

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