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ART AND DESIGN

Jonathan Taplin

Jon Taplin wrote the book Move Fast and Break Things: How Google, Facebook and Amazon Have Cornered Culture and What It Means For All Of Us. The Guardian newspaper review described the book’s central argument as being that “the titans of the digital age frequently...

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Suzy Menkes

Suzy Menkes is a leading British journalist and fashion critic. Formerly the fashion editor for the International Herald Tribune she is now International Fashion Editor for 19 editions of Vogue online. Why did you become a fashion editor? Is fashion your lifelong...

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Arabella Lennox-Boyd

Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd has been designing gardens for over 40 years and has received numerous Gold Medals for Show Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show. Currently a Trustee for the Chelsea Physic Garden, she also served as a Trustee of Kew Gardens for nine years....

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Dan Colen

Daniel Colen is an artist based in New York. His work consists of painted sculptures appropriating low-cultural ephemera, graffiti-inspired paintings of text executed in paint, and installations. His Purgatory Paintings are on show at MDC, Massimo de Carlo Gallery in...

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Jeff Zalaznick

"The most famous restaurant space in America." Jeff how many restaurants do you and your partners in the Major Food Group have today? We have 14 including the two new ones that are just opening, The Grill and The Pool, a steakhouse and a seafood restaurant. Are the...

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Tamara Chalabi

Life in Iraq today is archaic and dysfunctional - and on show at the 57th Venice Biennale. Tamara Chalabi is co-founder and Chair of the Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq. She is co-curator of Archaic at the National Pavilion of Iraq for the 57th...

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Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad

Photo London was created by Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Photo London harnesses the city’s outstanding creative talent and brings together some of the...

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Maria Grazia Chiuri

"A global vision for the Dior brand." Creating the very personal language of global fashion. Italian fashion designer Maria Grazia Chiuri is the new creative director of Dior. You are the first woman creative director of Dior, following in the footsteps of Christian...

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Duro Olowu

"Michelle Obama was a real supporter and I felt very honoured because she wore very few non-American designers." Duro Olowu is a Nigerian-born, London-based fashion designer. He is best known for the "Duro dress" and his innovative combinations of patterns and...

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Sterling Ruby

Being an artist represents autonomy. The American artist Sterling Ruby works in a large variety of media including ceramics, painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and video. Proclaimed as one of the most interesting artists to emerge in the twentieth century, and...

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Gerard Baker

Gerard Baker is Editor-in-Chief of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal. He served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief between 2009 and 2013. Previously, he was U.S. editor and an assistant editor of the Times of London. In 1994, he joined the Financial Times as Tokyo...

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Laurent Le Bon

Laurent Le Bon is Director of the Picasso Museum in Paris, the Musée National Picasso. Your previous career was as a Professor and a curator, and now you are the Director of the Picasso Museum in Paris. What is the right profile for the director of an institution...

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Paolo Sorrentino

"Cinema alleviates the pain that comes from solitude." Paolo Sorrentino is an Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter. For the first time he has made a television serial, ‘The Young Pope’ produced by Sky Atlantic, HBO and Canal+. It has had great success,...

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Norman Foster

Norman Foster was born in Manchester, England. He graduated from Manchester University School of Architecture and City Planning and won a Henry Fellowship to Yale University in 1961, where he gained a Master’s Degree in Architecture. In 1963 he co-founded Team 4 and...

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Claude Lalanne

I meet Claude Lalanne in her apartment on the top floor of a Haussmann building in the Boulevard Raspail in Paris. Most of the time Claude lives in her house in the country, where she has her studios and where she lived for many years with her husband François, but...

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Amit Sood

Combatting stress, the global epidemic of the 21st Century. Dr. Amit Sood was born and raised in Bhopal, India. He is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and he is committed to decreasing suffering and increasing happiness. Dr. Sood is the author of The Mayo...

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Davide Gasparotto

Senior Curator and Department Head of the Paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The author of many books, Gasparotto's areas of interest include painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts of the Renaissance, the rediscovery of classical...

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Patrick Kinmonth

“...a rare thing, a true renaissance man.” Anna Wintour, Vogue Italia Patrick Kinmonth is an Anglo-Irish opera director and designer, filmmaker, writer, painter, interior designer, art editor, creative director and exhibition curator. He is widely known for his many...

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Anthony d’Offay

The interview with the distinguished art dealer and philanthropist Anthony d’Offay takes place in his elegant first floor office on London’s Dering Street, an historic wood-panelled room where he works with his young assistant. Downstairs is Postcard Teas, a shop...

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In Pursuit of Caravaggio

The art dealer Marco Voena is interviewed in London on the eve of the opening of the ground-breaking exhibition Beyond Caravaggio at the National Gallery, which will be followed by an exhibition at Robilant+Voena Gallery, In Pursuit of Caravaggio. Marco, you are...

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Bruce Ginsberg

On the Road with Zen and Tea. Bruce Ginsberg is a South African farmer’s son and a Zen practitioner for 50 years who has immersed himself in Asian cultures and made a life journey through tea. He was Chairman of the Buddhist Society Trust from 1991-2012 and served on...

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Dante Ferretti

"Dantino, what did you dream last night?" Dante Ferretti is an Italian production designer, art director and costume designer. Throughout his career he has worked with many great directors, both American and Italian, including Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini,...

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Prosper Assouline

Assouline: The luxury brand where everything is about style. Prosper Assouline and his wife Martine have a magnificent office on the 27th floor of a Park Avenue building. From their windows you can see in front of you the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building...

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Corinne Flick

Dr. Corinne Michaela Flick studied both law and literature, and is Founder and Chair of the Convoco! Foundation. Dr. Flick is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute Germany, Co-Founder of the Friends of the Bavarian State Library, Munich, and a member...

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Hannah Rothschild

The Improbability of Love You are quite eclectic and your work has ranged from documentary films, to banking, to philanthropy, to biography, and now to a novel. Why do you think you have many different facets? I have that kind of restless, inquisitive mind. It’s...

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Carolyn Miner

A LIFE IN SCULPTURE Carolyn Miner is a scholar, researcher and independent curator of sculpture who is known for her creativity, wide-ranging interests, deep knowledge of art, and her commitment to engaging audiences. She was the Robert H. Smith Curator of Sculpture...

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Paula Rego

Paula Rego was born in Lisbon in 1935 and has traveled between London and Portugal throughout her life. She studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, and her career as an artist spans half a century. Originally commissioned for the exhibition Spellbound (1996)...

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Natalia Indrimi

Primo Levi opened a universal platform with his reflections on human nature. You are the Director and one of the founding members of the Primo Levi Center in New York. What is the purpose of this center? The Center was born in 1998 to sustain the conversation and...

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Michelangelo Pistoletto

In honour of the Blenheim Art Foundation presenting Michelangelo Pistoletto at Blenheim Palace, in a solo exhibition running from 15th September – 31st December 2016 celebrating the extensive oeuvre of the Italian artist, we republish this classic interview.  ...

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Mo Coppoletta

You don’t have to have a reason for adornment. It’s pure aesthetic. Mo Coppoletta is widely known as London's ‘Godfather of tattoos’ and operates his tattoo parlor 'The Family Business' in Exmouth Market, a historically vibrant area of London once known as 'Little...

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ANITA PALLENBERG

Anita Pallenberg is an actress, model, and fashion designer. Born in Italy in 1944 she was the partner of the Rolling Stones’ guitarist Brian Jones and then the partner of Keith Richards. Anita, you have worked in the worlds of cinema, music and fashion. Would you define yourself as an eclectic person? I would say... READ MORE

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