Constable, Gainsborough, Turner: The Making of British Landscape
At the Royal Academy
8 December 2012 – 17 February 2013
Aside from its blockbuster, coffer-filling exhibitions, the RA often offers little stocking-filler exhibitions – usually small, low-budget, bijou shows, drawn from their own collection.
Now that the surprisingly successful Bronzes exhibition has finished and before they open their next big blockbuster, Manet’s Portraits (26 January – 14 April), they have a charming, if slightly academic, exhibition in the opulently gilded John Madekski Rooms and two adjacent rooms. All the works come from the RA’s own collection, though they have never been shown together and many are little known.
ROLLS-ROYCE CELEBRATES RECORD GOODWOOD REVIVAL
Monday 17 September 2012, Goodwood
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated a record Goodwood Revival over the weekend, with all three days of the popular event selling out for the first time ahead of Revival Friday. The local manufacturer of super luxury motor cars hosted customers, prospects and VIPs and also entertained the thousands of visitors to the world’s most popular historic motor race meeting in true Rolls-Royce style.
The sell-out 2012 Goodwood Revival achieved a record 146,000 attendees over the three day event (14th-16th September) in glorious Autumn sunshine. Motor sport enthusiasts and retro-fashion fans flocked to Goodwood to join in the fun and celebrations at the world’s largest historic motor race meeting, firmly establishing the Revival as the ‘must attend’ event of the year.
The next Live Auction at Summers Place is on Tuesday October 23rd, with a Sealed bids Auction closing at 5pm Wednesday October 24th
All items will be on view from Friday 19th until the day of sale, from 10am-4pm
The October sale at Summers Place Auctions in association with Sotheby’s includes an iconic bronze head by Dame Elisabeth Frink. It is the artist’s copy of one of four giant male heads each 4ft high originally commissioned in 1986 for the Montague Centre in Worthing, West Sussex .