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Maharaja's Extravagant $3M Banquet Service On Display in Germany's Faberge Museum

Feb 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Maharaja of Patiala was known for many things (like officially fathering 88 kids!), but is especially remembered for his lavish and extravagant tastes — especially the "Patiala Necklace" Cartier made using almost 3,000 diamonds. It only makes sense that his dining preferences reflected this, especially his banquet service which was crafted by the England's leading gold and silversmiths. 

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New Yaşam Şaşmazer Art Installation Tames the Darkness Within Our Psyches

Jan 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

This month, the Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center in Istanbul hosts a very special exhibition by Yaşam Şaşmazer called Metanoia, a psychological term that refers to the process of reforming the psyche for self-healing during psychological breakdowns or an existential crisis. 

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Aslan Sculpture Comes Alive Using 4,000 Scraps of Metal

Jan 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Do you love The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe? So do we. Which is why we are in love with Selçuk Yilmaz's metal lion sculpture named Aslan. Okay, so maybe he didn't specifically name this larger-than-life lion after our childhood hero (since Aslan is actually Turkish for lion), but we don't care.

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Which 10 Festival-Defining Films Are We Most Excited to See at Sundance?

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival is well underway and as usual, is doing some pretty great things for films we've all been dying to see. From giving underdogs some much-needed confidence to creating serious Oscar buzz for others, this is definitely the one film event that's at the top of every movie lover's bucket list. 

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel To Host 3D Exhibit By Artist Paul Davids

Jan 20, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As part of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s rotating art series, artist, author and filmmaker Paul Davids will be showcasing his Collaboration Portfolio at the resort from February 8 to April 30, 2014. Featuring tributes to Vincent van Gogh and Andy Warhol, Davids and fellow artist Russell Metzger created 13 three-dimensional oil paintings on canvas and wood, integrating fabrics, polished stone, dyes and epoxy resins.

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Art Apart Fair 2014 Returns To Singapore's PARKROYAL on Pickering

Jan 15, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

From January 17-19, 2014, some of the world’s most promising emerging artists will have their work on display at Singapore’s PARKROYAL on Pickering. The hotel has partnered with Art Apart Fair for the third edition of the acclaimed exhibition which will take place on the entire 14th level, even going inside the 2,000-square-foot Presidential Suite and 33 guest rooms.

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Alexander Calder's Famous Art Car "Batmobile" Heading to Amelia Concours

Jan 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

American painter and sculptor Alexander Calder is famous for having created the mobile (which is now seen the most often hanging above baby cribs), but he also lent his artistic talents to the luxury automobile realm by creating a one-of-a-kind car for BMW back in 1975. The 3.0 CSL "Batmobile" GT racer helped launch the auto brand's "Ultimate Driving Machine" campaign message and will soon be able to be seen at theAmelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

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Say Goodbye to 2013 With the Year's Most Memorable Art Moments

Jan 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

So much happened in 2013, but my favorite stories all revolve around the art world. From iconic singers finally releasing an autobiography (it's about time, Morrissey!) to Marina Abramović making it big in mainstream culture, it has been a pretty full year. Here are some of my favorite art stories to have come up (not all of them are positive, by the way) and though many go unmentioned, that's where you come in to share your favorites!

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Benneton Grauver: The Stationer To Celebs & Royals for Over 130 Years

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

Some of the world’s most beautiful stationary sits stacked on shelves in a discreet shop in Paris’ haute 8th Arrondissment. With clients like Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and a host of French nobility, Benneton Gravuer has been turning out exquisite paper products and other engraving for over 130 years.

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Promo Poster for Fellini's La Dolce Vita is Star of Movie-Memorabilia Auction That Fetched $1.8M+

Dec 19, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Heritage Auctions sold more than $1.8M worth of entertainment-related artifacts at their Vintage Movie Posters Signature Auction in Dallas, Texas (which ended on November 17). Among the pieces of film memorabilia and collectibles that sold, the star lot — and the most expensive at $41,825 — is a one-sheet for the Federico Fellini 1960 film La Dolce Vita.

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Japanese Artist Turns Designer Shopping Bags Into Miniature Forests

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

One of my favorite types of art is when something completely commonplace is turned into something unexpected and beautiful. In this case, Japanese artist Yuken Teruya takes disposable paper bags and turns them into tiny forests — calling the ongoing project Notice — Forest

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Yayoi Kusama Brings the Cosmos to You With I Who Have Arrived In Heaven New York Exhibit

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Work is never over for famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and despite being 84, she never seems to rest and always has some type of exhibit on display. Last year she had two at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and now she has one at David Zwirner, entitled I Who Have Arrived In Heaven.

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The Fragility of Mankind Told Through Steel and Concrete Sculptures

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You don't have to be an art expert to appreciate something beautiful, whether it be a painting or a sculpture — you just have to feel it. Now, that may sound cheesy, but it's true. Award-winning sculptor Regardt van der Meulen crafts such stunning pieces that we challenge anyone not to feel moved by them, or at the very least be impressed by the skill it must take to achieve.

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Getting to Know the Dragon Smaug AKA Benedict Cumberbatch

Dec 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has finally been released and thankfully, it's far better than the first (which didn't get to the good stuff until the very end). Though the cast is huge and plenty of familiar characters were finally given some excellent screen time (I'm looking at you Thranduil), it's safe to say that people are going to be the most excited to finally meet Smaug.

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Skulls, Elephants & Snowglobes: 6 Standout Installations From Art Basel Miami Beach

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Another Art Basel Miami Beach has come and gone, showing off tons of new artworks for fans and collectors to drool over. From sculpture and photography to film installations and performance pieces, the art world converged on the city in an overwhelming display of talent. 

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