Monthly Archives: September 2013

Absolut Art Awards 2013 | The Winning Artists

The Absolut Art Bureau has announced its winners for the 2013 Absolut Art Award in a ceremony in Stockholm. Rio de Janeiro-based artist Renata Lucas received the Art Work prize, while the 2013 prize for Art Writing was awarded to New Yorker Coco Fusco.

Van Gogh in Paris | Interview with Curator Nicholas Maclean

In September 2013, the Eykyn Maclean gallery will present Van Gogh in Paris. This will be a landmark exhibition, which will explore the years 1886 to 1888 when the artist was living and working in Paris. We caught up with curator and gallery partner, Nicholas Maclean, to ask him more about the exhibition.

Art News | The Week in Pictures

This week’s round up of art news | 21st-27th September

The Way I Cook | Interview with Lisa Faulkner

Since winning Celebrity Masterchef in 2010, actress Lisa Faulkner has gone on to become a successful cookery presenter, cook, and food author. Her new book, The Way I Cook continues Lisa’s very personal approach to cooking. Ultra Vie gave Lisa a call to find out more about her book, and about the cook herself.

Spotify have brought the outside indoors with their New York offices. Decorated with street art, their office walls make the space an aesthetic delight, as well as bringing a great deal of modernity to the rooms.

Flesh & Buns | A Japanese Sandwich

New Japanese restaurant Flesh & Buns is now open for lunch and dinner in Covent Garden’s busy Seven Dials area, serving up a host of exciting dishes to tempt the tastebuds.

The New and Improved Keeper’s House | Royal Academy of Arts

Following a major redevelopment, the Keeper’s House has now opened to the general public. The £6.5 million redevelopment, situated in Mayfair, has been led by award winning architects Long and Kentish.

AD12 atT42 | New Pop Up by Anthony Demetre

Restaurant Associates will be launching a new 12-week pop up restaurant from Michelin starred chef Anthony Demetre on October 1. Located in Tower 42, in the heart of London’s financial district, AD12 atT42 will offer a daily changing bistro menu with carefully selected wines.

Abigail Ahern | Interview with the Interior Design Extraordinaire

Abigail Ahern is known throughout the interior design world for her quirky style and her love of bold colours. Ultra Vie absolutely love Abigail’s style, so we got in touch to hear more from the interior design wonder woman.

Ibrahim El-Salahi | Interview with A Visionary Modernist

Ibrahim’s retrospective, ‘Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist’, has been a great success. At Ultra Vie, we were very interested to learn more about the man behind the art, and were able to speak to him about the exhibition, and about his own rich history.

Sotheby’s | Madame Lacoste-Loubat’s Rarest Wines Up for Auction

Sotheby’s will be auctioning off the legendary and historical Lacoste-Loubat Cellar in its Finest & Rarest Wines sale on 23 October in London. Originally the private collection of Madame Lacoste-Loubat, the approximate 300 lots of wine will now be sold for the benefit of the Foundation ‘Le Foyers de Charité’, and are expected to raise over £800,000.

In Celebration of Britain | Christie’s London Photography Sale

Christie’s will be celebrating British history this season with its upcoming photography sale. The works featured will show the different sides of Britain, from photographers and sitters to scenes of British life.