Pablo Picasso‘s largest-ever painting, a 10.4 metre-by-11.7 metre cloth used in a performance of the Ballets Russes in 1924, went on exhibition for the first time in London on Thursday. The canvas, designed and signed by Picasso but finished by seven other artists, was used in a performance of the one-act ballet “Le train bleu” [...]
McLaren has confirmed its flagship London dealership will be based at One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge. Strategically located between Harvey Nichols and Harrods, the landmark development is due to be completed at the end of the year. Jardine Motors Group, McLaren Automotive’s London dealer, has secured the largest ground floor retail unit for a high-profile [...]
London‘s Black Cabs have come out top in a quality survey of taxi services in the world’s biggest cities. Fifty-six percent of travelers surveyed by Hotels.com said that London’s cabs offer the best service, followed by New York and Tokyo. Taxis in Berlin came in fourth place, whille Bangkok’s Tuk Tuks came fifth, jumping from [...]
Luxury brand Chanel has paid a record sum to secure Bond Street premises for a UK flagship store in a building opposite the new Louis Vuitton flagship store. Chanel will pay more than Â£4m in cash to cover the cost of leaving to the present occupier, Nicole Farhi, and as a result of competition for [...]
A luxury car valued at Â£1.2m was clamped outside Harrods in central London after being illegally parked. The Koenigsegg CCXR and a Â£350,000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce were both clamped on the afternoon of 22 July. Kensington and Chelsea Council said the light-blue vehicles were in serious contravention of parking rules.
A self-portrait by Edouard Manet sold for 22.4 million pounds ($33 million) at Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday. It was the highest price paid for a picture by Manet. The previous record for a Manet was 16 million pounds at a sale in New York in 1989. The oil on canvas work is in somber [...]