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Exquisite art coming up for sale
The Edge Auction 2019 has on offer highly desirable and collectible artworks by top Malaysian artists as well as leading contemporary artists from Southeast Asia. SINGAPORE (Mar 4): The seventh edition of The Edge Auction will see 105 lots comprising modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks go under the hammer on March 17. The cover lot, Kambing Hitam (2009), is a painting by ...
Sweet success
Famed for her whimsical confectionery and desserts, pastry chef Janice Wong is also an artist, an entrepreneur and the face of her fast-growing empire of all things edible SINGAPORE (Jan 28): A little over five years ago, Janice Wong was best known as the chef-owner of 2am:dessertbar, a late-night dessert hideout on the second floor of a shophouse in Holland Village. Her name has since evolved ...
Balancing act
Bell & Ross founder and CEO Carlos Rosillo on why ‘balance’  is the key to design, business and life SINGAPORE (Dec 17): One could be forgiven for mistaking Carlos Rosillo for a creative director. With his safari-style khaki jacket and matching pants, a newsboy cap and round black-rimmed spectacles as well as greying moustache and beard, Rosillo looks like an artist. As ...
Man and machine
SINGAPORE (Oct 1): Like every other Urwerk timepiece, the UR-111C took a total of about three years to build, assemble and develop before it was finally launched in 2018. But co-founder and chief designer Martin Frei says the idea for this model can be traced back to as early as his childhood, specifically one of his earliest memories of a traditional light meter owned by his late father, who ...
Designer spotlight
SINGAPORE (Aug 6): Singapore fashion need not take a back seat to her counterparts in Europe or the US. Take a look at how these brands are carving a niche for themselves in this very competitive industry called style. GINLEE Studio Armed with a BA Honours in Fashion Design Womenswear from London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2000, Gin Lee (pictured, right) ...
The meticulous artist
Noor Mahnun conveys notions of domesticity, femininity and social causes through her intricate paintings Noor Mahnun Mohamed, widely known as Anum on the Malaysian art scene, may be petite but she ably juggles the roles of painter, curator, writer and educationist. Born in 1964 in Kelantan, she graduated with a master’s degree in fine art from Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, ...
These are the young female artists to watch
(Oct 23): Loie Hollowell ignited frenzied buying at Frieze London art fair this month. The 34-year-old, who makes sexually suggestive landscapes reminiscent of Georgia O’Keeffe, saw her pastels snapped up by collectors in minutes and a wait list for future works double. Prices for her paintings more than tripled since her first solo show two years ago. Hollowell is part of a hot-artist ...
Christie's sales rise 14% in 1H2017
Christie’s sales of art and collectibles climbed 14% in 1H2017 amid restructuring by new CEO Guillaume Cerutti and signs that the art market has turned the corner after last year’s contraction. The tally at London-based Christie’s, the world’s largest art broker, increased to £2.35 billion ($4.2 billion), the company said on July 19 in a statement. Its most expensive artwork was an ...
Culture Highlights
(July 3): You can look forward to a show of rare art, or a TV series on a lauded novel Art History About 150 works from the former collection of England’s King Charles I will be shown together for the first time since the 17th century at the Royal Academy of Arts in London next year. The exhibition includes 90 works lent by Queen Elizabeth II, as well as pieces from The National Gallery in ...
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SINGAPORE (April 21): Here are some stocks that could move the market this Friday morning. Singapore Exchange posted a 6.8% decline in net profit to $83.1 million in the third quarter ended March 31, from $89.2 million a year ago. Shares of SGX closed 3 cents lower at $7.45 on Thursday. Shares of SGX closed 3 cents lower at $7.45 on Thursday. See: SGX 3Q earnings down 7% to $83 mil on ...