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Old 09-20-2020, 01:57 AM
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Blenheim Palace given tempestuous shake up with Cecily Brown exhibition

"A selection of the British artist’s vibrant paintings is now on display at the historic stately home"

"The Cecily Brown exhibition at Blenheim Palace runs from 17 September until 3 January"

https://www.tatler.com/article/blenh...art-exhibition

Link to Blenheim Palace's announcement/event:
https://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats...rt-exhibition/

It would be interesting to see Cecily Brown's contemporary artworks in a very traditional setting.

There are already some reviews from BBC and The Telegraph

BBC Entertainment: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54184536

The Telegraph Culture: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/what...all-prophetic/
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:39 PM
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:47 PM
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"A selection of the British artist’s vibrant paintings is now on display at the historic stately home"

It would be interesting to see Cecily Brown's contemporary artworks in a very traditional setting.
I've seen similar in other houses. Sometimes the contrast works well & at other times it certainly doesn't. There was one some years ago at a NT property in the West Country that was to say the least somewhat jarring. Maybe the fault lies with my lack of modern art appreciation.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:12 PM
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"A selection of the British artist’s vibrant paintings is now on display at the historic stately home"

"The Cecily Brown exhibition at Blenheim Palace runs from 17 September until 3 January"

It would be interesting to see Cecily Brown's contemporary artworks in a very traditional settings.

I have been an admirer of her work for a long time now.


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Old 09-21-2020, 02:33 PM
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I had forgotten about the gold toilet theft at Blenheim Palace a few years back!
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:34 PM
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I agree. I rather like it too. I do struggle with modern art, which I'm sure says more about me than the art, but yes I've surprised myself at how much I'm drawn to it.

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I had forgotten about the gold toilet theft at Blenheim Palace a few years back!
Oh yes.

I suppose they melted it down. There can't be much of a market for golden loos.
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Old 09-23-2020, 02:05 AM
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Duke of Westminster was spotted taking a stroll in Portofino


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...Portofino.html
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:07 AM
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That begs the Question, why he has to acceped the intrusion of his privacy?

He is no person of public interest (other than beeing rich)...
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:12 AM
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"A fascinating collection of" Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon's "possession is to go on sale at Christie’s."

The online action (between 4th and 24th September) is called "Snowdon: A Life in Art and Objects", which includes a range of items including:
  1. A Regency White-Painted Monopodia Console table, from Lord Snowdon's studio at 20 Pimlico Road. Estimate: £4,000-6,000.⠀
  2. A scrapbook documenting the glittering world of 1930s high society complied by Cecil Beaton, Baba Beaton and Oggie Lynn. Estimate: £5,000-8,000.⠀
  3. Sir Sidney Robert Nolan, O.M., R.A. (1917-1992), 'Gorilla'. Estimate: £3,000-5,000.⠀
  4. Mark of Peter Archambo, George II Silver Basket, 1739. Estimate: £4,000-6,000.⠀
  5. Designed by Lord Snowdon and made by Remploy, Pair of Red-Painted Ash-Laminate Prince of Wales Investiture Chairs, 1969. Estimate: £2,000-4,000.⠀
  6. Lord Snowdon (1930-2017), 'David Hockney in his gold lamé jacket', circa 1962/1963. Estimate: £1,200-1,800.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CEtzOfVH...ource=ig_embed

https://www.tatler.com/article/lord-...isties-acution

"Longleat’s glamorous chatelaine has revealed that she has taken up hypnotherapy sessions"

At one point, the article stated that the Marchioness of Bath is following her father-in-law's "unconventional legacy" by "introducing some spiritual practices of her own at Longleat."


https://www.tatler.com/article/march...n-hypnotherapy

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFSTT9mjGyu/
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:39 AM
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I’m surprised that major news outlets are just picking the news up, and the deadline of the auctions is tomorrow, 24 September. I really hope they extend it and maybe do a limited in-person auctioning. I’m surprised that Lady Frances is keeping a low-profile and so her brother and sister (her brother being one of the heads of Christie’s).

I read many major details from The Daily Fail, err, Mail regarding the auctions and other details about Lord Snowdon’s estate:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...n-auction.html

His house, 22 Launceston Place, which the Queen bought for him as part of the divorce settlement in the 1970s, was sold off to some M&S executive. I’m really saddened about this, but I’m not surprised, ehem David ehem. The family could have turned it into a museum or like a London estate where you can do tours.

Lady Frances is the one leading the current auctions, since she inherited her father’s personal “chattels”. His will was around £3.2 million. I doubt they have to pay hefty estate taxes. I’ve thought that the proceeds of the auction could likely fund her eldest child’s education. Frances’s son Rex just turned 12 this May and may likely go to Eton, similar to grandpa and his cousins. This is just a speculation. (I’’m surprised that Debrett’s/Burke’s isn’t updating a lot about the von Hofs, given Rodolphe is the grandson of Lady Elizabeth Paget, who once served the Queen Mother).


Town & Country: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/so...-auction-2020/
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:50 AM
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I’m surprised that major news outlets are just picking the news up, and the deadline of the auctions is tomorrow, 24 September. I really hope they extend it and maybe do a limited in-person auctioning. I’m surprised that Lady Frances is keeping a low-profile and so her brother and sister (her brother being one of the heads of Christie’s).

I read many major details from The Daily Fail, err, Mail regarding the auctions and other details about Lord Snowdon’s estate:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...n-auction.html

His house, 22 Launceston Place, which the Queen bought for him as part of the divorce settlement in the 1970s, was sold off to some M&S executive. I’m really saddened about this, but I’m not surprised, ehem David ehem. The family could have turned it into a museum or like a London estate where you can do tours.

Lady Frances is the one leading the current auctions, since she inherited her father’s personal “chattels”. His will was around £3.2 million. I doubt they have to pay hefty estate taxes. I’ve thought that the proceeds of the auction could likely fund her eldest child’s education. Frances’s son Rex just turned 12 this May and may likely go to Eton, similar to grandpa and his cousins. This is just a speculation. (I’’m surprised that Debrett’s/Burke’s isn’t updating a lot about the von Hofs, given Rodolphe is the grandson of Lady Elizabeth Paget, who once served the Queen Mother).


Town & Country: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/so...-auction-2020/
Thank you for the Town & Country link. Without the Tatler article, I would not even have known. The instagram post was published on 4th September. The article from Christie's official website was published on 7th September. I do think the actions, as you said, should be extended or have limited in-person action sessions.

https://www.christies.com/features/T...n-10855-1.aspx

I would usually take the Mail article a pinch salt (though reading the comment section is my guilty pleasure ). It's very sad that a lot of Snowdon's possessions and properties have to go on sale due to financial reasons (with high death duties).
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Old 09-23-2020, 10:31 AM
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Some countries recognize foreign titles of nobility, others do not. Some place preconditions on recognition. For instance, Belgium recognizes foreign titles used by foreign citizens but does not give recognition to foreign titles claimed by Belgium citizens. Sir Salvador Moncada, the husband of Princess Esmeralda of Belgium, would have his British title recognized in Belgium (assuming that he hasn't acquired Belgian citizenship), but the princess herself would not be recognized as Lady Moncada in Belgium.
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Old 09-23-2020, 01:07 PM
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That begs the Question, why he has to acceped the intrusion of his privacy?

He is no person of public interest (other than beeing rich)...
I agree that this seems unfair. To explain his prominence - Westminster's wealth derives from landholdings in Mayfair & Belgravia. Some of the most expensive real estate in the world. Leasehold & freehold are controversial topics in London.

He isn't therefore just some random billionaire.
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Old 09-23-2020, 01:24 PM
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That begs the Question, why he has to acceped the intrusion of his privacy?

He is no person of public interest (other than beeing rich)...
Whether it's fair or not (which it isn't since he doesn't appear to court the press): He's young, good looking, very wealthy, very titled and is friends with the royals with a sad personal story. It's not in the slightest bit surprising the DM would pay for photos of him or that he'd be clickbait. They also do it occasionally with other aristocrats of interest.

He did also make the news by pledging millions to the NHS this year.
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Old 09-27-2020, 12:38 PM
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And also donated large sums for the armed forces rehabilitation centre at Stanford Hall (originally bought & gifted by his father).

That said the Westminsters have not paid inheritance tax (death duties as was) since 1953.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a7998246.html
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His father used to be quite prominent in various things, certainly here in North West England, but the current earl isn't. But the Westminsters are known as the richest family in the UK (although they actually aren't any more!), so they do attract interest.
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Old 09-27-2020, 12:59 PM
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His father used to be quite prominent in various things, certainly here in North West England, but the current earl isn't. But the Westminsters are known as the richest family in the UK (although they actually aren't any more!), so they do attract interest.
They're also the richest members of the nobility. Indeed the only reason they shot up the ranks so quickly to become dukes was because of their colossal rentier wealth. They were not distinguished by any other achievements.
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Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke has written a piece about cold water immersion therapy on Tatler

"The daughter-in-law of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Julie Montagu, on the invigorating health benefits of daily cold water swimming"

https://www.tatler.com/article/visco...ersion-therapy
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Lucan to the future: Tatler meets the Earl and Countess of Lucan at their London flat

George Bingham, 8th Earl of Lucan and Countess of Lucan spoke to Tatler at their London flat about their family life.

The article includes a photo of the Earl and Countess of Lucan with their children, Lord Bingham and Layd Daphne Bingham.

The subsidiary titles for the Earldom are Baron Lucan, Baron Bingham and Baronet 'of Castlebar'. The 8th Earl son used Lord (Baron) Bingham. Bingham is also the Earl's family surname.

https://www.tatler.com/article/earl-...n-mansion-flat
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All Irish titles,I wonder have they ever set foot across the Irish sea

The 1st Earl of Lucan was Patrick Sarsfield a leading Irish Roman Catholic Jacobite during the Williamite War in Ireland.
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