London

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Damien “World’s Richest Living Artist” Hirst is expanding his historic home facing London’s tony Regent’s Park, though you won’t notice much of a change at street level.

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Post image for Fledgling Galleries Flock to London for a Month of Collaborative Shows

LONDON — For four weeks, eight of London’s youngest galleries are hosting 15 like-minded spaces from around the world as part of CONDO, a collaborative project that’s been proven to be very successful with the public.

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Post image for Secret Skulls Found in a Victorian Painting of a 16th-Century Magician

A ring of human skulls originally circled 16th-century magician John Dee in a painting by the English artist Henry Gillard Glindoni.

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Post image for Reassembling the Lost Library of a 16th-Century Magician Who Spoke to Angels

Scholar, Courtier, Magician: The Lost Library of John Dee opens today at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London.

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Post image for The Radical Discos of 1960s Italy and Architectural Innovation

LONDON — Although Radical Design was short-lived, its conceptual outcome had far-reaching implications, and the issues raised by the movement have preoccupied successive generations of architects and designers.

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Museums

Marveling at Goya’s Haunting Portraits

by Olivia McEwan on December 30, 2015

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LONDON — When was the last time you saw a survey of one artist that could dispel completely the need for filler?

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Post image for An Oblivious but Ambitious Artistic Intervention in White

LONDON — white, Edmund de Waal’s intervention at the Royal Academy (RA) library, is a wonder.

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Post image for The 19th-Century Tomb That Inspired London’s Iconic Telephone Box

When you step into one of London’s iconic red telephone boxes, you’re entering the architecture of a tomb.

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Post image for Minimalist Monuments to the Personal and Domestic

LONDON — In 2013, Prem Sahib transformed Southard Reid gallery into a club.

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Post image for An Artist Collects the Stories of Cambodian Refugees

LONDON — Artist Dayanny So left Cambodia when he was 24 years old.

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