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TRENDS

A stroll through the World of Fine Leather Goods with Vignes

Vignes invites you on a journey, a journey through a universe where Precious Skins, Expertise, Creativity and Excellence are drawn together to fashion original and colourful refinement in true French style.....

Red Carpet on My Mind

Talk about summer fashion or resort wear and the first thing that comes to mind are flowing fluid kaftans, pareos, sexy bikinis and swimwear along with shifts, voile sack dresses and lots of minis.


WANDERER

Istanbul - Sumahan-on-the-water

Istanbul - Sumahan-on-the-water

Sitting bang on the banks of the Bosphorus straits is the old 19th century Ottoman distillery, which in its new avatar as a boutique hotel, Sumahan-on-the-water has gone on to become the winner of the 2012 World Luxury Hotel Award.....


UK - MF Hussain’s 2nd death anniversary and Christie’s auction

Two years and two days since MF Hussain bid adieu to this world on 9th June, 2011 in London, nine of his works were grabbed by buyers at the Christie’s auction of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art in London that was held on 11 June, 2013. The legendry painter had earned ample success, fame and notoriety in his life time itself, which allowed him to indulge his other passions like films, even winning the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Quoted in the pre-lot text of Christie’s, Ebrahim Alkazi said this of Hussain’s works, “They are not mirrors of his thoughts, moods, and feelings; they are the very thoughts, moods and feelings themselves." So it was no surprise that Christie’s sold 9 lots of Hussain’s work, all living up to their estimated price and going beyond too.

The horses are still galloping, and two of the canvases exchanged hand. The famous four works, Peace Doves, which are the original designs for the famous mural executed for the first International Airport in New Delhi, surprisingly sold below the estimated price at £49,875. This sale at Christie’s had 74 lots comprising works of such masters as Francis Newton Souza, Vasudeo S. Gaitonde, George Keyt, Jagdish Swaminathan, Jehangir Sabavala etc, a real treasure trove that realised £4,377,100 for the auctioneer.

ART & LIT

Lakshmi Narayan’s Bonsai Kitten

Book Review: Bonsai Kitten
Author: Lakshmi Narayan
Publisher: Lead Start Publishing, Jufic Books
Pages:
296

PEOPLE

Naeem Khan - Emperor of Embroidery

When the art of creative embroidery runs in one’s blood line, then the result is an artist who paints fabrics with a needle and thread.

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