Salvador DalÍ’S Surrealist Masterpiece In This Week’S Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Sale

A surrealist masterpiece by Salvador Dalí, Couple aux têtes pleines de nuages (1937), leads Bonhams’ Impressionist & Modern Art Sale in London this week on Thursday 15 October. This is the sale that was to have taken place on March 26, but which was rescheduled due to lockdown. The work, which has never before been offered at auction, comes from the collection of the Italian … Read more

Frank Bowling Awarded Knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Frank Bowling in his South London studio, 2020, photo by Sacha Bowling, courtesy the artist

Artist Frank Bowling OBE RA has been given the honour of Knight Bachelor conferred upon him in the Birthday 2020 Honours List by Her Majesty The Queen. The Birthday Honours list recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. During his six-decades long career, Bowling’s relentless pursuit of excellence … Read more

Frieze London 2020 (Online). Alexander Gray Associates

For a preview of the presentation, click here.Digital Event: Virtual In-conversation Gallery as Practice hosted by Gallery Director Nichole Caruso with panelists Michelle Grabner (The Suburban, Milwaukee, WI), Davida Nemeroff (Night Gallery, Los Angeles), Eric Veit (Bodega, New York), and Rachel Vorsanger (Collection and Research Manager, Betty Parsons Foundation, New York). Friday, October 9, 2020, 3 PM … Read more

ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES, Exclusively on HBO Max

ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES

The diabolically wicked reimagining of the classic tale comes exclusively to HBO Max in the U.S. on October 22 and hits theatres around the world beginning October 28

ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES
ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES

BURBANK, CA – October 2, 2020 – Audiences across the world can celebrate Halloween starting October 22 with the release of Warner Bros. Pictures and Robert Zemeckis’s reimagined “The Witches,” premiering exclusively on HBO Max in the U.S.? Zemeckis, the Oscar-winning director and master storyteller who gave us “Forrest Gump,” the Christmas classic “The Polar Express,” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy, brings a fresh sense of humor along with warmth and the unexpected to what is sure to be a Halloween favorite: Roald Dahl’s beloved story The Witches.

In addition to the film’s U.S. debut on HBO Max, the film will fly into theatres internationally beginning October 28.

Zemeckis is joined by a world-class team of filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris, for this fantasy adventure about a young boy who stumbles upon a secret coven of witches and, with the help of his loving grandmother, tries to stop their evil plan to turn the world’s children into mice. The cast includes powerhouse performances from Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth and Chris Rock, with newcomer Jahzir Kadeen Bruno as the brave young hero.

The Witches is a wonderful reimagining of Roald Dahl’s classic tale that combines world-class filmmaking with fantastic performances.  It’s fun for the whole family and ideal for this time of year,” said Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

“This film, with its stellar cast, is outstanding,” said Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer for HBO and HBO Max.  “We are thrilled to be able to use our platform to deliver timely, relevant and engaging new content during this time when the theatrical experience is not available to everyone.”

The film will also be featured in HBO Max’s “Halloween is Here” spotlight page, alongside a curated roster of more than 140 movies, series and Halloween-themed TV episodes, hand-picked by HBO Max’s dedicated editorial team.

ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES
ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES

ABOUT “ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES”

Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Robert Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.? As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort.? Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.

The film stars Oscar winners Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérable,” “Ocean’s 8”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “The Shape of Water”), Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games” films, “The Lovely Bones”), with Kristin Chenoweth (TV’s “Glee” and “BoJack Horseman”) and award-winning comedy legend Chris Rock.? Newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno (TV’s “Atlanta”) also stars, alongside Codie-Lei Eastick (“Holmes & Watson”).

Based on the book by Roald Dahl, the screenplay is by Robert Zemeckis & Kenya Barris (TV’s “black-ish,” “Shaft”) and Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”).? Zemeckis is also producing, alongside Jack Rapke, del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Luke Kelly.? Serving as executive producers are Jacqueline Levine, Marianne Jenkins, Michael Siegel, Gideon Simeloff and Cate Adams.

Zemeckis’s behind-the-scenes team includes his frequent collaborators, including Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“Forrest Gump”), production designer Gary Freeman, editors Jeremiah O’Driscoll and Ryan Chan, Oscar-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston (“Allied,” “Lincoln”), and Oscar-nominated composer Alan Silvestri (“Polar Express,” “Forrest Gump”).

Premiering on HBO Max on October 22, Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, an Image Movers/Necropia/Experanto Filmoj Production, a Robert Zemeckis Film, “Roald Dahl’s The Witches.” Rated PG for scary images/moments, language and thematic elements. The film will also release in theatres internationally beginning October 28.

Art Deco Masterpieces At Bonhams Design Sale In London

Pieces by two French Masters of Art Deco design feature in Bonhams inaugural 20th Century & Contemporary Design sale on Wednesday 14 October at 101 New Bond Street London. Les Biches, a folding screen made c.1926 by Jean Dunand, leads the sale and is estimated at £50,000-70,000. Swiss by birth, Dunand (1877-1942) became a French citizen in 1922 and spent most … Read more

Auctions. London. October 8. Bonhams Goes Pop

Russell Young (British, born 1959), Marilyn Crying (Triptych), 2011. Estimate: £50,000 - 70,000

Pop x Culture, a new sale at Bonhams on 8 October in London, explores Pop, Street Art and the related art forms that swept across the world, influencing fashion, music, and youth culture. The auction features Modern & Contemporary art, prints, entertainment memorabilia and fashion pieces, all relating to the theme of ‘pop’. Leading the sale will be Banksy’s Heavy … Read more

Art Basel Online Viewing Room: 2020 | Paul Anthony Smith

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present six works by Paul Anthony Smith, completed in 2020. Using his singular picotage technique to explore themes of boundaries and borders, Smith finds new layers of meaning during this time of global lockdown. Open to the public September 25-26, please visit here. Borders and boundaries have always played a … Read more

Bonhams And Barbara Taylor Bradford Offer Bags Of Style And Substance

Left to right: Chocolate Brown Clemence and Toile Bolide 31, Hermès, c. 2005. Estimate: £2,000-3,000.Denim and Gold Box Bolide 35, Hermès, c. 1996. Estimate: £1,500-2,000.Navy Box and Canvas Toile Kelly Retourne 32, Hermès, c. 1983. Estimate: £2,000-3,000

A collection of 13 designer handbags owned by the international best-selling novelist, Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE, will add style and substance to the Bonhams Designer Handbags and Fashion sale on 13 October in Knightsbridge. Link to Sale: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26193/ All received as gifts from her beloved late husband Robert Bradford, the collection comprises 13 pieces, 10 by Hermès, including half a dozen classic Kelly bags, … Read more

London Exhibitions. Gallery 1957. New works by Serge Attukwei Clottey, Yaw Owusu and Tiffany Alfonseca

Tiffany Alfonseca, Salena, 2020, charcoal, acrylic paint, and glitter, 30x40, courtesy the artist and Gallery 1957

Gallery 1957 presents new works by Serge Attukwei Clottey, alongside Yaw Owusu, Tiffany Alfonseca and more at 1-54 Contemporary AfricanArt Fair, London 8-10 October 2020 Gallery 1957 participates for a fifth year running at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, held at Somerset House in London, from 8 – 10 October 2020. The presentation will include … Read more

Kwesi Botchway launches Gallery 1957, London | 1:54 London

Kwesi Botchway, Green Stone Earrings, Acrylic on canvas (2020), courtesy the artist and Gallery 1957

Kwesi Botchway. ‘Becoming as well as being’. 23 October – 13 December 2020. Gallery 1957, London Gallery 1957 are pleased to announce a solo exhibition with Ghanaian artist Kwesi Botchway at their London gallery, opening 23 October 2020. Taking its title from an essay by the cultural theorist Stuart Hall, the exhibition considers the mercurial … Read more