EDITORS' PICKS

  In case you haven’t visited already, the Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Royal Academy is the place to start your Christmas art-escapade. In the halls of the Academy you’ll have the chance to stand before stunning, powerful artworks by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Clyfford…
    A Maurizio Cattelan exhibition is (always) nothing more than a spectacular event! This season, the artist’s creations await us at the Monnaie de Paris (Mint of Paris), a valuable museum and exhibition space on the Rive Gauche (left bank) accessible through the historic…
      Jean-Michel Basquiat’s short career, tragically interrupted by his death at 27, was phenomenally productive as well as hugely influential, exploring themes of human identity and racial issues while expressing in the most distinctive way his generation at the particular place and time…
    The art-menu in London, right now, has something great to satisfy every cultural taste: Iconic photographers, the latest trends on contemporary painting, selfies by the Old Masters, animals (read more on that!), Anselm Kiefer, Robert Mapplethorpe, James Ensor and Jeff Koons! All these…
    It was a beautiful, warm and sunny Thursday morning in Athens when I decided to visit some of the (many) galleries around Kolonaki Square, right in the heart of the city. Kolonaki is still (although kind of toned-down due to the fiscal crises)…
    One of the two fall exhibitions at the Picasso Museum examines Cubism in relation to the trauma of the First World War. The First World War had a very particular effect on the artists featured in the show, including a large contingent of…
By George Margaronis     Paris, London, Milan, Florence, Madrid and Stockholm, besides their many and obvious charms, are all little shopping heavens for the fashionable visitors. Endless avenues of huge department stores next to cobblestone roads of cozy concept stores are waiting for the…
By Daniel Stuart     It is actually amazing to see for yourself how warm the weather is this time of year in Athens! I was walking the center of the city just 2 days ago, wearing a very light jacket over a short-sleeved T-shirt…
By Daniel Stuart       Visiting Madrid is always a good idea but doing it now is a great one; the weather is perfect, the streets are less crowdy and all the city’s cultural venues start their new season with spectacular exhibitions and events.…
By George Margaronis     If you plan to visit Milan this November you most probably already have a full list of things to do and see, ranging from museum visits to endless shopping at Via Montenapoleone or Corso Buenos Aires (depending on your spending…
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