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Librairie Hogier
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Librairie Hogier

We adore seeing this sea of sepia/black and white on our Instagram feed. Librairie Hogier is an independent bookshop in Paris, specialising in ancient and modern books. This is a wonderful way to see the exquisite lithographs from their huge range of books, without having to leave the house!

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I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who would make a contribution to art history.

— Judy Chicago
Tate Modern Egg Cups
Breakfast with Frida and Dalí

What better way to brighten up your breakfast table than with these delightful egg cups from the Tate shop? Featuring Salvador Dalí and Frida Kahlo, surely an inspiring start to any day?

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Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.

— Claude Monet
Discover Winnie the Pooh

This adorable bear has always had a place in our hearts and the V&A celebrated the well-loved A.A Milne character and his friends with a gorgeous exhibition in 2018. This book explores the magic behind the exhibition and how the characters we all know and love developed. A lovely gift.

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Picasso and Paper Royal Academy
Exhibition of the Month

Picasso and Paper at the Royal Academy (until 13th April)

With five-star reviews across the board, Picasso and Paper at the Royal Academy is our must-see exhibition of this season. Spanning the course of his entire 80 year career, this stunning exhibition, comprising over 300 works, leaves us in no doubt of Picasso's genius. Catch it if you can.

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Phaidon Art Books
The Essential Art Book Collection by Phaidon

This would make a spectacular gift for any art lover - especially a student about to embark on their study of art - Phaidon's collection of the ultimate books on the history of art. Made of up of eight hard-backed books, the collection includes every art history student's 'bible' - The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich, plus Art in Time, a complete guide to all of the styles and movements throughout the history of art. Certain to become a family heirloom, well worth the investment.

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Three princesses by Gainsborough. Image: Royal Collection Trust / (c) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019
George IV at the Queen's Gallery

George IV had a deep passion for collecting art and is responsible for procuring many of the priceless works still owned by the Royal Collection today. This beautiful exhibition showcases the best of his taste, with works by Gainsborough, Reynolds and Lawrence, plus an exquisite collection of porcelain, books and drawings. Well worth a trip to Buckingham Palace. Open now until May 2020.

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Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

— Pablo Picasso
Read of the Month

Infinity Net.

A fascinating insight into the colourful world of Yayoi Kusama. Learn how she went from living on the bread line in a New York loft to becoming one of Contemporary Art's most iconic figures. She says, "No matter how I may suffer for my art, I will have no regrets. This is the way I have lived my life, and it is the way I shall go on living."

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Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.

— Marc Chagall
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