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The Art Market

By Susan Mansfield, 14.09.2021
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14th Century French Gothic Casket, sold at Lyon & Turnbull's 'Five Centuries: Furniture, Paintings & Works of Art' auction in May 2021, achieving £1,455,000 including premium. Image courtesy of Lyon & Turnbull.

While lockdown has created a mini boom for some in the Scottish art market, others have found the pandemic more challenging

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Leading Modern British Art Expert, Alice Strang, Joins Lyon & Turnbull

14.09.2021
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Alice Strang of Lyon & Turnbull with a work by Samuel John Peploe

Alice Strang has joined fine art auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull as a Senior Specialist in Modern & Contemporary Art

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Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour

By Carly Collier, 10.09.2021
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Sir Edwin Landseer, Queen Victoria at Loch Laggan, 1847

With a new exhibition at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Gallery exploring Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s love of watercolour painting, curator Carly Collier takes a closer look at the queen’s passion for the art form

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Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge

By Susan Mansfield, 09.09.2021
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North! The First Landing Site, Afternoon Drifting Fog, the Spring Equinoctial Ice Flow--The North Atlantic Ocean, L'Anse aux Meadows Natural Historic Site, the Northern Peninsula, the North-Most Point of the Isle of Newfoundland and the Site of the First Known European Contact with the New World, Canada, 1998. Gelatin silver print. Long loan in 2019. © Thomas Joshua Cooper.

Intrepid photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper offers audiences a glimpse of some of the world’s most extreme and remote locations in this fascinating new exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Dame Elizabeth Blackadder DBE RA RSA RSW RGI (1931 - 2021)

By Susan Mansfield, 01.09.2021
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Elizabeth Blackadder, Flowers and Red Table, 1969. The Fleming Collection. Ⓒ The Artist's Estate. All Rights Reserved 2019/Bridgeman Images.

Elizabeth Blackadder, who died last week, a month short of her ninetieth birthday, was one of Scotland’s most distinguished artists

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Naturally It Is Not

By Greg Thomas, 27.08.2021
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Alaya Ang, Okra, Screenshot 2021-02-15 at 23.59.21. Courtesy the artist.

A duo of exhibitions at the Edinburgh Art Festival, Christine Borland’s In Relation to Linum and Plotting (Against) The Garden, a collaboration between Alaya Ang and Hussein Mitha, dig down into the cultural and symbolic value of horticulture. Greg Thomas visits Edinburgh’s Sculpture Workshop and Royal Botanic Garden

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