In the wake of Brexit, Great Britain features prominently in the articles we’ve chosen this week. Bloomberg covers the strong sale of contemporary art at Sotheby’s in London and Apollo Magazine praises this year's Masterpiece London; both stories illustrate the resilience of the art market in the face of uncertainty. On a global scale, Wallpaper* gives us a preview of the must-see outdoor installations this summer and a Sotheby's Wine specialist reveals his favourite restaurants and bars in Hong Kong.
If you missed last week's edition, catch up on the growing role of technology in art, the world’s best wine lists and an exclusive interview with Ai Weiwei here.
Following last week's historic referendum, the art world was relieved to see a robust contemporary art sale at Sotheby's in London on Tuesday. The auction, which soared past the pre-sale estimate of £50.2 million, reassured collectors and consignors that the market remains resilient despite Britain's vote to leave the European Union. (Bloomberg)
With warm weather finally upon us, many artists are taking their artworks and audiences al fresco. Check out these striking outdoor installations from Alex Katz, Olafur Eliasson and more. (Wallpaper*)
The New York Times remembers the incredible career and observant lens of Bill Cunningham, the acclaimed fashion photographer known for his "On the Street" page in the Sunday Styles section. Cunningham, who was 87, passed away on Saturday. (NY Times)
Speaking at the Museum of Modern Art, billionaire investor and passionate art patron J. Tomilson Hill III explains the importance of collectors who value the staying power of an artist over the current market price. Watch the illuminating video of Hill's talk here. (The Art Newspaper)
In the six years since the premiere of Masterpiece London, the art, antiques and design fair has shaken off its early reputation for extravagance, but the works on display are as enjoyable and eclectic as ever. (Apollo Magazine)
Adam Bilbey, head of Sotheby’s Wine in Asia, shares his go-to spots for quality sushi, traditional dim sum and exceptional wine in Hong Kong.
(South China Morning Post)