Marlborough masterpiece – Marlborough Monaco http://marlborough-monaco.com/ Sun, 22 May 2022 01:18:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://marlborough-monaco.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-6-120x120.png Marlborough masterpiece – Marlborough Monaco http://marlborough-monaco.com/ 32 32 Masterpiece London announce lineup for summer event https://marlborough-monaco.com/masterpiece-london-announce-lineup-for-summer-event/ Tue, 17 May 2022 08:00:56 +0000 https://marlborough-monaco.com/masterpiece-london-announce-lineup-for-summer-event/ Masterpiece London in 2018. Image: Ben Fisher courtesy of Masterpiece London. Laura Chester May 17, 2022 Over 120 galleries and dealers have booths at the event which runs from June 30 to July 6 with a preview day on June 29. The event […]]]>


Masterpiece London in 2018. Image: Ben Fisher courtesy of Masterpiece London.

Over 120 galleries and dealers have booths at the event which runs from June 30 to July 6 with a preview day on June 29.

The event is the first physical London masterpiece since 2019. The number of exhibitors is reduced from the previous, pre-pandemic level of approximately 150.

This year he rides TEFAF Maastricht which had moved from its usual March date to June 25-30 (with an invite-only preview on June 24 and the morning of June 25).

In addition to the galleries of the fair, two monumental light installations by the artist Anila Agha (represented by Sundaram Tagore Gallery) will be exhibited at the entrance of the fair.


Masterpiece London 2019

A view of Tony Cragg Bust (2014) from the Jerome Zodo Gallery at Masterpiece London 2019. Image: Ben Fisher courtesy of Masterpiece London.

The Masterpiece London lineup is available online on the Masterpiece website and below:

3812 Gallery

88 Gallery

A lighthouse called Kanata

Adrian Alan

Adrian Sassoon Ltd

Adrian Sutton

Advanced graphics

Afridi Gallery

Alan Wheatley

Alessandra di Castro

Annely Juda Fine Arts

Anthony Outred

ArtAntique

Arusha Gallery

bastien

boccara

Archer Carving

Butchoff Antiques

Carter Marsh & Co.

Charles Ede

Charlie Smith London

Chatila

Christophe Kingzett Fine Arts

CINDY CHAO The art jewel

Kalman Crane

David Aaron

Dhoomimal Gallery

Dickinson

Didier

DK Engineering

E&H Ways

Edward Barnsley Workshop

Edward Hurst Antiques

Elliot Davies fine art

Everard Read

Fileman Antiques

Fine Minerals International

flower gallery

Gallery Cortina

Henze & Ketterer & Triebold Gallery

Von Vertes Gallery

Geoffrey Diner Gallery

Gladwell and Patterson

Godson & Coles

Grima

Blairman and sons

Hackel Bury Fine Art

Hatchwell Antiques

Howard Walwyn Fine Antique Clocks

Huxley Lounge

imperial art

Ingleby

Jacksons

James Freeman Gallery

James Graham-Stewart

James Hyman Gallery

Fine Paintings by John Mitchell

Jonathan Clark & ​​Co.

jonathan cooper

Karen Taylor fine art

Koopman Art Rare

Long and clean gallery

Lyndsey Ingram

MacConnal-Mason

Marc Straus Gallery

Marlborough Gallery

Michael Hoppen Gallery

Michael Lipitch

Michele Beiny

ModernityMoussaieff Jewelers

Muccacio

N&I Franklin

Waterman offer

Opera Gallery

Samuel Osborne

Oscar Graf

Pangolin London

Patrick and Ondine Mestdagh

Patrick Heide Contemporary Art

Perrin Fine Arts

Pierre Harrington

Philip Mold & Company

noble piano

Portland Gallery

portuondo

Richard Green

RIVA / Ventura United Kingdom

Robert Young Antiques

Robertaebsta

Robilant + Voena

Rolleston

Ronald Phillips

Rose Uniacke

SJ Phillips

Sabbadini

Sandra Cronan

Sarah Myerscough Gallery

Italian sculpture by Dario Mottola

Rare Books Shapero / Modern Shapero

Simon Teakle Jewelry

Antiquities of Somlo

Steve Sly Japanese Art

Sundaram Tagore

Contemporary Tang

The gallery of everything

The Parker Gallery

The Redfern Gallery

The Sladmore Gallery

Tobie Birch

Tristan Hoare Gallery

Bronze Universe

Valerio Turchi Roma

Van Cleef & Arpels

Van der Meij Fine Arts

Greenery / Belperron

Vigo Gallery

W. Warner Antiques

Custos of Waddington

Wartsky

Waterhouse and Dodd

Whitford Fine Arts

Wick Antiques

Willoughby Gerrish

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How Britain’s ‘bad boy’ artist sped up the last days of the Soviet Union https://marlborough-monaco.com/how-britains-bad-boy-artist-sped-up-the-last-days-of-the-soviet-union-2/ Sun, 08 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://marlborough-monaco.com/how-britains-bad-boy-artist-sped-up-the-last-days-of-the-soviet-union-2/ The contemporary art world is not highly regarded in popular culture. Most of the books, both fiction and non-fiction, emphasize his fringe appeal, as well as his penchant for fraudsters, scams, and reliance on the “biggest fool” theory of finance. Non-fungible tokens stored on the blockchain are just the latest example of this phenomenon. In […]]]>

The contemporary art world is not highly regarded in popular culture. Most of the books, both fiction and non-fiction, emphasize his fringe appeal, as well as his penchant for fraudsters, scams, and reliance on the “biggest fool” theory of finance. Non-fungible tokens stored on the blockchain are just the latest example of this phenomenon.

In movies, recent examples include The heresy of the burnt orange, based on a 1990 thriller by Charles Willeford and starring Mick Jagger as a dodgy art dealer and Donald Sutherland as an artistic recluse. Another is The artist’s wife, in which the titular character passes off her job as that of her husband, who has dementia. Both portray the art scene as superficial and those invested in it as suckers to be plucked like golden geese.

A more benign view of the interior comes from London merchant James Birch, who Bacon in Moscow presents a racy account of how an exhibition by one of Britain’s best-known painters, Francis Bacon, was organized in the dying days of the Soviet Union.

It may not be the best time to write or read about this era, when Russia waged an outrageous war against its nearest neighbor, but the nostalgia has a powerful appeal for anyone interested in the Soviet Union. and its culture. That means lots of shady characters, dark corridors of power, and less-than-seamless designs.

As a child, Birch grew up in a family addicted to art. He remembers staying in East Anglia with his grandmother, who was a neighbor of Dicky Chopping, creator of the original James Bond book jackets. Bacon often stayed with Chopping and even photographed young Birch in the bath.

In his twenties, Birch promoted surrealist artists in London, including the exhibitionist Neo Naturists. They performed naked, painted in primitive designs by cross-dressing ceramicist Grayson Perry. Birch’s gallery later moved to Dean St in Soho, where Karl Marx had once lived. This caused Birch to wonder if the Soviet Union was ready for contemporary Western art.

Exploratory visit
An exploratory visit to Moscow in 1986 quickly put an end to the idea that the Soviet Union would allow any art form involving sexuality, let alone nudity. The KGB had shown its disapproval in 1974 with the so-called Bulldozer show. A group of underground artists had organized an exhibition in a forest near Moscow.

The Secret Service brought in bulldozers and a water cannon to destroy the works, burning them and burying most of them in a landfill. But in Moscow, Birch found a thriving artistic community, albeit operating under harsh conditions and largely unaware of 20th-century modernism.

But the best of them knew Western painters, and one in particular: Bacon. Thus was born the idea of ​​organizing an exhibition in Moscow, the first by a living artist since the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917. Birch had made contact with two of the key figures in his book: the mysterious “fixit man ” from the KGB, Sergei Klokov, who often visited the West, and his attractive associate Elena Khudiakova, a fashion designer and artist.

James Birch and Elena

A second visit, in 1988, coincided with the accession of Mikhail Gorbachev to the head of state, three years after having been appointed general secretary of the Communist Party. It was a time of change and a more liberal cultural environment, at least in theory.

Birch stayed at Hotel Belgrade a few years before me, so I can compare notes. “The city cracked under a system of bureaucracy and overstaffing that slowed everything down but guaranteed mass employment,” he wrote.

The doors are starting to open
In other words, little had changed except that the opening of the door to Western influences could no longer be actively resisted. (I was on a press trip for the first Western journalists to visit Vladivostok for a conference.) With Andy Warhol excluded due to his aversion to travel, Bacon was introduced as an artist who restored figurative painting after the Second World War unlike the mainstream.

“He created something much deeper than the abstract painters, he captured something about the mood of the time,” Birch told bureaucrats at the Central Union of Artists House, where the exhibit was to be held. .

The British Council and Bacon’s dealer, Marlborough Fine Art, followed with 30 of Bacon’s works from 1945 to 1988. The years of negotiations were worth it, the show caused a stir, with 400,000 visitors in six weeks.

But Birch’s story doesn’t end there. Bacon himself, then 79, did not attend, as expected. He had hoped to make a detour to St. Petersburg to see his collection of 20th-century masters at the Hermitage, and had packed his bags, including cassette tapes in Russian.

Rather than the official reason for the debilitating asthma, Birch blames art critic David Sylvester, who jealously guarded his role as Bacon’s confidant but was not invited to write in the catalog. Bacon was told he was at risk of being kidnapped while traveling on a Russian train.

John Edwards

missing masterpiece
Another snafu was the absence of a Bacon masterpiece, Triptych – August 1972, in memory of George Dyer. Western media at the launch event blamed Soviet objections that it was pornographic. But Birch reveals it was self-censorship by the British Council, who decided the large three-piece would not be acceptable and did not submit it.

Much of the book’s interest lies in Birch’s personal revelations. He never manages to fathom Klokov, the “fixed man” who follows him throughout and in whom he must place his trust. It ended when Bacon personally donated a painting to him after promising it would end up in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow’s main gallery.

Bacon closely watched such acts of generosity, so Birch was shocked when Klokov promptly sold the painting through Sotheby’s and pocketed the proceeds for $500,000. Klokov did not recognize feminism and engineered Birch’s proposed marriage to designer Khudiakova, who moved to London but was unable to sever ties with Moscow. A 2,000-page KGB file attests to his reporting on Birch’s activities from 1985.

Birch attributes this failure to the transactional nature of personal relationships in Soviet society, where sex was a currency of survival for women like Khudiakova, just as Marlboro cigarettes and condoms could be exchanged for services like taxis.

In an epilogue, Birch notes the early deaths of his Russian characters – none lived to be 60. Bacon, born in Dublin, died in 1992 aged 83 while on holiday in Madrid. Her partner, John Edwards, who attended the Moscow exhibition and whose portrait appeared on the cover of the catalog, died of lung cancer in Bangkok in 2003, aged 53.

Bacon in Moscow

Bacon in Moscowby James Birch with Michael Hodges (Cheerio Publishing in association with Profile Books).

Nevil Gibson is a former editor for NBR. He has contributed film and book reviews to various publications.

This is content provided and not paid for by NBR.

Contact the author: nevil.gibson2013@gmail.com

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How Britain’s ‘bad boy’ artist sped up the last days of the Soviet Union https://marlborough-monaco.com/how-britains-bad-boy-artist-sped-up-the-last-days-of-the-soviet-union/ Sat, 07 May 2022 21:20:37 +0000 https://marlborough-monaco.com/how-britains-bad-boy-artist-sped-up-the-last-days-of-the-soviet-union/ The contemporary art world is not highly regarded in popular culture. Most of the books, both fiction and non-fiction, emphasize his fringe appeal, as well as his penchant for fraudsters, scams, and reliance on “biggest fool” financial theory. Non-fungible tokens stored on the blockchain are just the latest example of this phenomenon. In movies, recent […]]]>

The contemporary art world is not highly regarded in popular culture. Most of the books, both fiction and non-fiction, emphasize his fringe appeal, as well as his penchant for fraudsters, scams, and reliance on “biggest fool” financial theory. Non-fungible tokens stored on the blockchain are just the latest example of this phenomenon.

In movies, recent examples include The heresy of the burnt orange, based on a 1990 thriller by Charles Willeford and starring Mick Jagger as a dodgy art dealer and Donald Sutherland as an artistic recluse. Another is The artist’s wife, in which the titular character passes off her job as that of her husband, who has dementia. Both portray the art scene as superficial and those invested in it as suckers to be plucked like golden geese.

A more benign view of the interior comes from London merchant James Birch, who Bacon in Moscow presents a racy account of how an exhibition by one of Britain’s best-known painters, Francis Bacon, was organized in the dying days of the Soviet Union.

It may not be the best time to write or read about this era, when Russia waged an outrageous war against its nearest neighbor, but the nostalgia has a powerful appeal for anyone interested in the Soviet Union. and its culture. That means lots of shady characters, dark corridors of power, and less-than-seamless designs.

As a child, Birch grew up in a family addicted to art. He remembers staying in East Anglia with his grandmother, who was a neighbor of Dicky Chopping, creator of the original James Bond book jackets. Bacon often stayed with Chopping and even photographed young Birch in the bath.

In his twenties, Birch promoted surrealist artists in London, including the exhibitionist Neo Naturists. They performed naked, painted in primitive designs by cross-dressing ceramic artist Grayson Perry. Birch’s gallery later moved to Dean St in Soho, where Karl Marx had once lived. This caused Birch to wonder if the Soviet Union was ready for contemporary Western art.

Francis Bacon: Triptych 1974-77which was exhibited in Moscow, 1988.

Exploratory visit
An exploratory visit to Moscow in 1986 quickly put an end to the idea that the Soviet Union would allow any art form involving sexuality, let alone nudity. The KGB had shown its disapproval in 1974 with the so-called Bulldozer show. A group of underground artists had organized an exhibition in a forest near Moscow.

The Secret Service brought in bulldozers and a water cannon to destroy the works, burning them and burying most of them in a landfill. But in Moscow, Birch found a thriving artistic community, albeit operating under harsh conditions and largely unaware of 20th-century modernism.

But the best of them knew Western painters, and one in particular: Bacon. Thus was born the idea of ​​organizing an exhibition in Moscow, the first by a living artist since the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917. Birch had made contact with two of the key figures in his book: the mysterious “fixit man ” from the KGB, Sergei Klokov, who often visited the West, and his attractive associate Elena Khudiakova, a fashion designer and artist.

James Birch and Elena
James Birch with Elena Khudiakova, who compiled a large KGB file on him.

A second visit, in 1988, coincided with the accession of Mikhail Gorbachev to the head of state, three years after having been appointed general secretary of the Communist Party. It was a time of change and a more liberal cultural environment, at least in theory.

Birch stayed at Hotel Belgrade a few years before me, so I can compare notes. “The city cracked under a system of bureaucracy and overstaffing that slowed everything down but guaranteed mass employment,” he wrote.

The doors are starting to open
In other words, little had changed except that the opening of the door to Western influences could no longer be actively resisted. (I was on a press trip for the first Western journalists to visit Vladivostok for a conference.) With Andy Warhol excluded due to his aversion to travel, Bacon was introduced as an artist who restored figurative painting after the Second World War unlike the mainstream.

“He created something much deeper than the abstract painters, he captured something about the mood of the time,” Birch told bureaucrats at the Central Union of Artists House, where the exhibit was to be held. .

The British Council and Bacon’s dealer, Marlborough Fine Art, followed with 30 of Bacon’s works from 1945 to 1988. The years of negotiations were worth it, the show caused a stir, with 400,000 visitors in six weeks.

But Birch’s story doesn’t end there. Bacon himself, then 79, was not present, as expected. He had hoped to make a detour to St. Petersburg to see his collection of 20th-century masters at the Hermitage, and had packed his bags, including cassette tapes in Russian.

Rather than the official reason for the debilitating asthma, Birch blames art critic David Sylvester, who jealously guarded his role as Bacon’s confidant but was not invited to write in the catalog. Bacon was told he was at risk of being kidnapped while traveling on a Russian train.

John Edwards
Francis Bacon’s partner, John Edwards, at the Moscow exhibition, 1988.

missing masterpiece
Another snafu was the absence of a Bacon masterpiece, Triptych – August 1972, in memory of George Dyer. Western media at the launch event blamed Soviet objections that it was pornographic. But Birch reveals it was self-censorship by the British Council, who decided the large three-piece would not be acceptable and did not submit it.

Much of the book’s interest lies in Birch’s personal revelations. He never manages to fathom Klokov, the “fixed man” who follows him throughout and in whom he must place his trust. It ended when Bacon personally donated a painting to him after promising it would end up in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow’s main gallery.

Bacon closely watched such acts of generosity, so Birch was shocked when Klokov promptly sold the painting through Sotheby’s and pocketed the proceeds for $500,000. Klokov did not recognize feminism and engineered Birch’s proposed marriage to designer Khudiakova, who moved to London but was unable to sever ties with Moscow. A 2,000-page KGB file attests to his reporting on Birch’s activities from 1985.

Birch attributes this failure to the transactional nature of personal relationships in Soviet society, where sex was a currency of survival for women such as Khudiakova, just as Marlboro cigarettes and condoms could be exchanged for services such as taxis.

In an epilogue, Birch notes the early deaths of his Russian characters – none lived to be 60. Bacon, born in Dublin, died in 1992 aged 83 while on holiday in Madrid. Her partner, John Edwards, who attended the Moscow exhibition and whose portrait appeared on the cover of the catalog, died of lung cancer in Bangkok in 2003, aged 53.

Bacon in Moscow

Bacon in Moscowby James Birch with Michael Hodges (Cheerio Publishing in association with Profile Books).

Nevil Gibson is a former editor for NBR. He has contributed film and book reviews to various publications.

This is content provided and not paid for by NBR.

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The third man: the provoked woman https://marlborough-monaco.com/the-third-man-the-provoked-woman/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 08:26:28 +0000 https://marlborough-monaco.com/the-third-man-the-provoked-woman/ Act 4Location: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, 1717Surveyor: Sir John Vanbrugh, assisted by Nicholas HawksmoorClient: Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough EXT. LONG SHOT – DAY We see from afar a mass of yellow stone that appears not as a single palace, but as an entire city.2 INT. The Long Gallery (unfinished), Blenheim Palace – day Sir […]]]>

Act 4
Location: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, 1717
Surveyor: Sir John Vanbrugh, assisted by Nicholas Hawksmoor
Client: Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough

EXT. LONG SHOT – DAY We see from afar a mass of yellow stone that appears not as a single palace, but as an entire city.2


INT.
The Long Gallery (unfinished), Blenheim Palace – day

Sir John Vanbrugh, heavily wigged, points the pointed end of a vernier caliper at Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. The pair are flanked by a large workforce and the third man. All overlook a huge gallery extending an entire wing of the palace. Tensions are high as Churchill has taken on an entirely new and cheaper workforce of masons, carpenters and craftsmen.3

VANBRUGH (speak angrily through clenched teeth and brandish the stirrup) Get those lesser men gone and bring back my Grinling Gibbons.4

CHURCHILL (carefree) He, like everything you do, is monstrous extravagance, Van.5 The queen is dead and the duke apoplectic; please finish my house.

THE THIRD MAN It’s not strictly a house, more a national war memorial.6 Although the toilets, kitchen and bedrooms feel like a home.

VANBRUGH (his anger does not subside at all) It’s a magnificent, theatrical, baroque masterpiece, that’s what it is! A pantheonesque form on the central axis with the Victory Column, surrounded by trees planted in military formation representing the battle. A bust of the vanquished Louis XIV makes my great labors and my despair look on forever. Not to mention the Thornhill ceilings.7

CHURCHILL (desperately) I fired Thornhill; I asked a Frenchman to do the ceiling of the saloon.8

THE THIRD MAN For a building that celebrates the victory over the French?

CHURCHILL (shrugging the shoulders) He did it for half price. Van, you’re fired. Return to Goose-Pie9 and put on your trotters, I’ll get Hawksmoorten complete this great mass of stone without charm or taste.11

VANBRUGH (pass out dramatically) Protect me, good heavens, what a flood of impertinence has here come upon me!12 You have your end madam, because I will trouble you no more.13

Vanbrugh walks away shouting over his shoulder

VANBRUGH Heavy lie, Earth! on me / For I have loaded you with heavy loads!14

TO FINISH

Footnotes

1. The provoked woman (1697) is a comedy written by John Vanbrugh. The plot centers on an abusive marriage. The eponymous wife, Lady Brute, is provoked into infidelity by her sour husband. This outraged some sections of the catering society.

2. Description of Blenheim Palace from a letter dated March 10, 1740 from the German Jacob Friedrich, Baron Bielfeld.

3. The construction of Blenheim Palace has endured a beleaguered history, due to spasmodic funding, the downfall of the Marlboroughs and their subsequent exile. Construction resumed after the death of Queen Anne in 1714 and the return of the Marlboroughs. The 64-year-old Duke then suffered a stroke in 1716, leaving Sarah in control of the project. The Duchess constantly fought with Vanbrugh over money. She said: “I made Mr. Vanbrugh my enemy by the constant arguments I had with him to prevent his extravagances.” (See Colvin, Howard (2007). A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840
(4th ed, p850)

4. Grinling Gibbons was considered England’s finest woodcarver. The Anglo-Dutch sculptor is known for important works from the 17th and 18th centuries, notably at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

5. In the first scenes of the film The favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018), Sarah Churchill is offered a model of Blenheim Palace by Queen Anne because “we won, didn’t we?” Sarah Churchill remarks – with obviously affected sincerity: “It’s a monstrous extravagance.

6. Blenheim Palace was undoubtedly a reward for John Churchill for winning the Battle of Blenheim (1704) from a ‘grateful nation led by Queen Anne’. However, the construction mandate dated 1705, signed by the parliamentary treasurer the Earl of Godolphin, names Vanbrugh architect and specifies his attributions. Unfortunately for the Churchills, this warrant made no mention of the Queen or the Crown, which made the project subject to political infighting and inconsistent funding.

7. Vanbrugh’s architectural flair is often attributed to his other practice as a playwright, in which he fulfilled himself. In 1786, Joshua Reynolds wrote: “…in the buildings of Vanbrugh, who was both poet and architect, there is a greater display of imagination than we shall perhaps find in any other”. John Soane called Vanbrugh “the Shakespeare of architects”.

8. Churchill kept a close eye on finances. James Thornhill painted the battle scene on the Great Hall ceiling for £978. However, Churchill negotiated with Frenchman Louis Laguerre to complete the comparable drawing room ceiling for £500.

9. Vanbrugh’s house in Whitehall, London, was nicknamed “Goose-Pie House” (1701) after Jonathan Swift compared the house to the dish, known for its odd shape.

10. Hawksmoor was Vanbrugh’s assistant on several projects, including Blenheim. He remained to complete the palace after Vanbrugh’s dismissal.

11. Voltaire visited the palace in the fall of 1727 and described it in these terms. However, it is widely believed that Churchill, too, was unhappy with the design.

12. Lady Brute in The provoked woman (1697) by John Vanbrugh.

13. Direct quote from a letter from Vanbrugh to Churchill. The full quote continues: “…unless the Duke of Marlborough recover so far to protect me from such intolerable treatment”.

14. Abel Evans wrote an epitaph for Vanbrugh, which has never been used:


Beneath this stone, reader, investigation
The clay house of the late Sir John Vanbrugh.
Lay heavily on him, Earth! For him
I have loaded you with many heavy loads!

Follow The Third Man on Twitter here.

Patrick Massey is a partner at CZWG

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Boston Marathon 2022: Here is the list of street closures and traffic restrictions https://marlborough-monaco.com/boston-marathon-2022-here-is-the-list-of-street-closures-and-traffic-restrictions/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://marlborough-monaco.com/boston-marathon-2022-here-is-the-list-of-street-closures-and-traffic-restrictions/ The Boston Marathon will be held again in April for the first time in three years after being disrupted by the pandemic. Last year’s event took place in October. Boston police advised people taking part in the 126th Boston Marathon on April 18 to take public transportation and expect a heavy police presence along the […]]]>

The Boston Marathon will be held again in April for the first time in three years after being disrupted by the pandemic. Last year’s event took place in October.

Boston police advised people taking part in the 126th Boston Marathon on April 18 to take public transportation and expect a heavy police presence along the 26.2-mile course.

Street closures and restrictions begin well in advance, however. Here’s what to expect:

Road closures on Saturday April 16

  • Charles Street from Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Arlington Street from Marlborough Street to Boylston Street
  • Commonwealth Avenue Exiting Arlington Street at Charlesgate West
  • Charlesgate West from Commonwealth Avenue Outbound to Commonwealth Avenue Inbound
  • Commonwealth Avenue Entering Charlesgate West at Hereford Street
  • Hereford Street from Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Boylston Street from Dalton Street to Charles Street
  • Boylston Street, from Exeter Street to Dartmouth Street
  • Dartmouth Street from Boylston Street to Newbury Street
  • Newbury Street from Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street
  • Exeter Street from Newbury to Boylston Street

Parking Restrictions

No Stopping from April 6 to April 21

  • Blagden Street (south side, opposite side of library) Huntington Avenue at Exeter Street for accessible parking
  • Boylston Street (both sides) Exeter Street to Dartmouth Street
  • Boylston Street Dartmouth Street (Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street)
  • Exeter Street Boylston Street to Blagden Street

No Stopping from April 11 to April 21

  • From Blagden Street From Dartmouth Street to BPL Drive

No Stopping from April 13 to April 19

  • Exeter Street Alley 441 at Boylston Street

No Stopping from April 14 to April 18

  • Trinity Place from St. James Avenue to Stuart Street

No Stopping Friday, Saturday and Monday April 15, 16 and 18

  • From Beacon Street to Charles Street to Joy Street
  • Boylston Street Dalton Street to Arlington Street unless otherwise noted
  • From Clarendon Street to Newbury Street to Saint James Avenue
  • Dartmouth Street Boylston Street to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Exeter Street Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue, No stop from Thursday to Mondayand east side of Boylston Street at Blagden Street.

No stop Saturday to Monday, April 16 to 18

  • Berkeley Street Stuart Street to Newbury Street
  • Boylston Street Arlington Street to Charles Street
  • Cambridge Street from Court Street to Sudbury Street
  • From Charles Street to Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • From Saint James Avenue to Arlington Street to Clarendon Street
  • Stuart Street Huntington Avenue to Arlington Street

No stop Sunday April 17 and Monday April 18

  • From Clarendon Street to Newbury Street to Public Driveway 436
  • Newbury Street for media vehicles from No. 29 Newbury Street crossing Berkeley Street to No. 69 Newbury Street

No Stopping Saturday April 16 from 12:01 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Newbury Street Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street

No Stop Monday April 18

  • From Arlington Street to Beacon Street to Stuart Street
  • Arlington Street Columbus Avenue to Isabella Street
  • Beacon Street, Brighton from Chestnut Hill Avenue to Brookline Town Line
  • Beacon Street, Brighton, from Bay State Road to Brookline Town Line
  • Beacon Street, Back Bay from Charles Street to Arlington Street
  • Berkeley Street Columbus Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue, unless otherwise noted
  • From Belvidere Street to Huntington Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Blagden Street Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street unless otherwise stated
  • Boylston Street from Massachusetts Avenue to Dalton Street
  • Charles Street from Boylston Street to Beacon Street
  • Charles Street South from Park Plaza to Boylston Street
  • Chestnut Hill Avenue from Commonwealth Avenue to Beacon Street
  • Clarendon Street from Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue, unless otherwise noted
  • Cleveland Circle (parking area adjacent to Cassidy Playground and parking area adjacent to Sutherland Road) Beacon Street to Chestnut Hill Avenue, 24 hours
  • Columbus Avenue from Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street
  • Commonwealth Avenue from Charlesgate West to Deerfield Street (one way)
  • Commonwealth Avenue from Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) 80 feet east of Hereford Street.
  • Commonwealth Avenue from Lake Street to Chestnut Hill Avenue (incoming)
  • Congress Street from State Street to Hanover Street
  • Dalton Street from Boylston Street to Clearway Street
  • Dartmouth Street from Newbury Street to Commonwealth Avenue and Saint James Avenue to Columbus Avenue
  • Deerfield Street from Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road
  • East Dedham Street, from Harrison Avenue to Albany Street
  • Exeter Street from Commonwealth Avenue to Newbury Street
  • Fairfield Street from Boylston Street to Commonwealth Avenue
  • Gloucester Street from Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Hereford Street from Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street
  • Hanover Street (both sides) from Congress Street to Commercial Street
  • Huntington Avenue from Blagden Street to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Kenmore Street from Newbury Street to Beacon Street
  • Nassau Street (both sides) from Washington Street to Harrison Avenue
  • New Chardon Street from Merrimac Street to Cambridge Street
  • Newbury Street from Arlington Street to Brookline Avenue
  • Plympton Street from Harrison Avenue to Albany Street
  • Providence Street from Arlington Street to Berkeley Street
  • Raleigh Street from Bay State Road to Beacon Street
  • State Street (both sides) from Congress Street to Washington Street
  • Stanhope Street from Berkeley Street to Clarendon Street
  • Scotia Street from Dalton Street to Sainte-Cécile Street
  • Rue Sainte-Cécile from Rue Belvidere to Rue Boylston
  • Tremont Street (both sides) from Cambridge Street/Beacon Street to Stuart Street
  • Washington Street Both sides, Oak Street to Nassau Street. Eastside (even side), from Nassau Street to Kneeland Street
  • Washington Street (both sides) from Winter Street to State Street
  • Winter Street (both sides) from Tremont Street to Washington Street

Sahar Fatima can be reached at sahar.fatima@globe.com Follow her on Twitter @sahar_fatima.

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Recipe: Sam Mannering’s Quick Plum and Filo Tart https://marlborough-monaco.com/recipe-sam-mannerings-quick-plum-and-filo-tart/ Sun, 10 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://marlborough-monaco.com/recipe-sam-mannerings-quick-plum-and-filo-tart/ Provided Quick plum and filo pie from Sam Mannering. Sam Mannering’s Quick Plum Filo Pie It’s lazy of me and I love it. For me, puddings are one of two things. A well-thought-out, well-planned masterpiece, done well in advance and to much fanfare and acclaim. Or, a spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment thing, usually spurred on by a […]]]>
Quick plum and filo pie from Sam Mannering.

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Quick plum and filo pie from Sam Mannering.

Sam Mannering’s Quick Plum Filo Pie

It’s lazy of me and I love it. For me, puddings are one of two things.

A well-thought-out, well-planned masterpiece, done well in advance and to much fanfare and acclaim. Or, a spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment thing, usually spurred on by a spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment drink gathering that turned into a spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment dinner party.

This happens quite often with me.

The thing is, you can quite easily put together a somewhat impressive and delicious pudding by the minute without having a panic attack. Plums are excellent right now. Use them.

READ MORE:
* Recipe: Peach Cobbler
* Plum and honey frangipane tart
* Recipe: Sam Mannering’s Bacon and Bean Soup, plus the Ultimate Cream Pie
* Recipe: Sam Mannering’s Pumpkin, Lentil, Cauliflower and Hazelnut Salad

PREPARATION TIME: 10 MINUTES

COOKING TIME: 25 MINUTES

SERVES: 4-6

Ingredients

4-5 ripe plums, pitted and thinly sliced

3 tablespoons brown or muscovado sugar

3 tablespoons of butter

About 6 sheets of filo pastry

Lime or lemon zest

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C in convection.

  2. Grease a cake tin or a cast iron mold with a little butter.

  3. Combine sliced ​​plums and sugar. The sugar will quickly melt into the plums and you will end up with a slightly moist mixture.

  4. Crumple the filo as if it were paper and arrange it in the pan, making sure the base is completely covered. Sprinkle with half the butter. Arrange the plum mixture on top, then sprinkle with the remaining butter.

  5. Place in the oven and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes, until golden and crispy. Be careful not to let it burn. Once out of the oven, allow to cool slightly. Spread the zests and serve, with cream or ice cream.

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Oliver Brackett’s Clock Dwarf Contest at Skinner, Inc’s Auction https://marlborough-monaco.com/oliver-bracketts-clock-dwarf-contest-at-skinner-incs-auction/ Tue, 05 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://marlborough-monaco.com/oliver-bracketts-clock-dwarf-contest-at-skinner-incs-auction/ MARLBOROUGH, MASS. – Skinner, Inc for 2022 has introduced a new sales format in the clocks, watches and scientific instruments department led by Jonathan Dowling. The company has four sales held this year, with a variety of watches offered in all four sales and clocks and instruments making periodic appearances. The first sale ran from […]]]>

MARLBOROUGH, MASS. – Skinner, Inc for 2022 has introduced a new sales format in the clocks, watches and scientific instruments department led by Jonathan Dowling. The company has four sales held this year, with a variety of watches offered in all four sales and clocks and instruments making periodic appearances. The first sale ran from March 21-31 and featured classic sports and dress wristwatches as well as a variety of contemporary and vintage pieces. A red-stained maple Oliver Brackett dwarf clock, Vassalboro, Maine, circa 1840s, jumped from its $10/15,000 estimate to land at $118,750, including the buyer’s premium. It featured a flat-topped case with a hinged top door, a shelf decorated with flowers painted upside down, and an iron dial with Roman numerals painted with a black outline. Marked “O. Brackett Vassalboro”, its waist door had applied moldings and rested on a high scrollwork base. It was 29 inches high and was driven by a 30-hour weight movement with iron plates, a weight pewter and a brass-faced pendulum. The sale catalog noted that a similar clock is shown in furniture treasure by Wallace Nutting (1928), plate 3420, and this specific clock is pictured in a March 1950 Eugene J. Sussel advertisement in Antiques Magazine.

Other highlights of this sale will be discussed in a follow-up review.

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The Social Network: David Fincher’s modern masterpiece arrives on Amazon https://marlborough-monaco.com/the-social-network-david-finchers-modern-masterpiece-arrives-on-amazon/ Fri, 01 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://marlborough-monaco.com/the-social-network-david-finchers-modern-masterpiece-arrives-on-amazon/ The social network One of David Fincher’s modern masterpieces, it’s an impeccably directed, brilliantly written and beautifully acted film about ambition, ego and technology. Jesse Eisenberg is perfectly loathsome in the lead role of Mark Zuckerberg, portraying the Facebook founder from inventing the platform (designed as a way to meet girls) at Harvard to the […]]]>

The social network

One of David Fincher’s modern masterpieces, it’s an impeccably directed, brilliantly written and beautifully acted film about ambition, ego and technology.

Jesse Eisenberg is perfectly loathsome in the lead role of Mark Zuckerberg, portraying the Facebook founder from inventing the platform (designed as a way to meet girls) at Harvard to the fallout from his billion-dollar success, including the lawsuits he faced. of co-founder Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) and the Winklevoss twins (Armie Hammer).

Written by Aaron Sorkin, not a single line of dialogue is lost in this 2010 tale, and every scene is jammed and shot with finesse. From the iconic opening scene with Rooney Mara, this film is a brilliant gutting of toxic masculinity, privilege, and the insidious side effects of immense wealth and power in the tech industry.

Jesse Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerbeg on The Social Network.

Merrick Morton

Jesse Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerbeg on The Social Network.

READ MORE:
* 007 turns 60: the seven greatest James Bond films on their way to Amazon
* Jupiter Ascending: ThreeNow, Amazon hosting one of the worst sci-fi movies of the 2010s
* Deep Water: Affleck and De Armas Can’t Save Amazon’s Shallow, Unsexy Adult Thriller
* Master: Why Amazon’s latest horror movie is the most unsettling movie since Get Out

PROVIDED

Outlaws is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

The Outlaws

This series by Stephen Merchant (fight with my family) follows seven people from different backgrounds brought together to do community service in Bristol.

Merchant plays himself on the show, alongside Christopher Walken, Eleanor Tomlinson and others, with the show opening with its seven misfits discovering a bag of money that draws them into a plot involving a number of dangerous people. .

The show changes tone often and not always successfully, but overall is a fun and empathetic exploration of unlikely friendships and the power of forgiveness. Like The GuardianRebecca Nicholson wrote: “Merchant has a knack for humanizing his characters, however gritty they appear on the surface, and he hints at a deeper pain and embarrassment that gives him more heart and warmth than he intended. seems so at first sight”.

Pictures from Warner Bros.

Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks have teamed up for Sully.

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Arriving next Tuesday, here’s the fictionalized story of Chesley “Sully” Sullenburger, the US Airways pilot who successfully landed Flight 1549 on the Hudson River after a bird strike in 2009, saving all passengers and crew. crew on board.

Tom Hanks plays the titular character, with the film following the incident and its fallout as a ditching investigation threatened to end his career.

Hanks is unsurprisingly brilliant, and while the film around him is pretty paint-by-numbers, the jaw-dropping nature of the actual story is enough to keep anyone hooked.

Luxe Listings Sydney is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

Luxury Listings Sydney

Although nothing can quite match the drama of sell sunsetit’s a reality TV treat to fill the gap between seasons of the Netflix series.

Joining the cast this season is Black Diamondz Property founder and director Monica Tu, alongside regulars Gavin Rubinstein, D’Leanne Lewis and Simon Cohen.

The six-episode episode will follow the four through their professional lives, with viewers discovering many of Sydney’s gorgeous (and often ugly and garish) mega-mansions, while following their dramatic personal lives outside of work. Pure pleasure.

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Nuala O’Connor on Dublin, Joyce and Nora https://marlborough-monaco.com/nuala-oconnor-on-dublin-joyce-and-nora/ Tue, 29 Mar 2022 14:07:05 +0000 https://marlborough-monaco.com/nuala-oconnor-on-dublin-joyce-and-nora/ “I’ve always loved books…” Author Nuala O’Connor presents her acclaimed novel norathe One Dublin One Book selection for 2022 – read an excerpt from Nora here. Each of the five novels I have published is set partly in Dublin – my home town – and partly elsewhere. Writers need their elsewhere. James Joyce was the […]]]>

“I’ve always loved books…” Author Nuala O’Connor presents her acclaimed novel norathe One Dublin One Book selection for 2022 – read an excerpt from Nora here.


Each of the five novels I have published is set partly in Dublin – my home town – and partly elsewhere. Writers need their elsewhere. James Joyce was the embodiment of this fact. He left Dublin in 1904, to spend thirty-seven years gazing at the city with a powerful mixture of disdain and love.

Dublin is an alluring place, a place that – whether you are there or not – awakens your senses and moves you. Ulysses – Joyce’s masterpiece – is a book about the worship of the city, a salute to the architecture and streets of Dublin; businesses and churches; museums, libraries and schools; waterways and green spaces, restaurants and pubs, sound and olfactory landscapes. And Ulysses also celebrates the people of Dublin, in all their disorderly, cordial, emphatic and brash ways. But we can’t celebrate a hundred years of Ulysses, and Dublin, without recognizing the debt owed to another Irish city, my other home – Galway. And we have Galway girl Nora Barnacle to thank for giving so much of herself and her city to Joyce.

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Listen: RTÉ Arena talks to author Nuala O’Connor about her novel Nora

I, in turn, thank the visionary librarians behind One Dublin One Book for choosing Norah, my novel on Nora Barnacle, to celebrate the centenary of Ulysses – the novel is my tribute to the extraordinary Galwegian who helped an extraordinary Dubliner to become the man and writer he was meant to be. Nora was exactly the life partner Joyce needed. She was a sturdy, cheerful woman who, although she loved books and reading, did not worship the altar of literature.

Personally, I have always loved books. Virginia Woolf wrote: ‘I ransack public libraries and find them full of sunken treasure’ and although there was no library in my hometown of West Dublin when I was growing up, I loved it too libraries. We would go from Palmerstown to Clondalkin Library and later to Ballyfermot to dig up treasures. Luckily my parents loved books and the shelves in the house were well stocked, as was the large wooden press in the library at Scoil Mhuire, Marlborough Street, where I went to school.

James Joyce and Nora Barnacle

Those bookshelves and that school press were places of boundless, uncensored joy and wonder for me, and I carried that love of books through college, to jobs at a bookstore, library, writing and eventually – inevitably – full-time writing. And in a sense, inevitably, too, to Nora Barnacle, that charismatic, earthy maverick who was just waiting for someone to tell her story in her own words.

Books are never written by one person, but by one person supported by many others, as Nora Barnacle and James Joyce well knew. I’ve had many supporters and champions, and I wholeheartedly appreciate the writers I read when I was younger, who paved the way for me, especially women writers, who always had to dig harder furrows.

Thanks to their work, I now have the honor and pleasure of representing Dublin, and of reading, with nora, and I look forward to celebrating with readers throughout April with our extensive and brilliant program of One Dublin One Book events. And I hope that the many bibliophiles who join us in April will still search the libraries and find enough sunken treasures to transport them to many elsewhere.

One Dublin One Book is an initiative of Dublin City Council, led by Dublin City Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a capital-related book during the month of April each year – read more about the 2022 program of events here.

Nuala O’Connor’s Nora, read by Cathy Belton, is featured on the Book on a on RTÉ Radio 1, broadcast weekend evenings at 11:20 p.m. from Monday 4 to Friday 15 April.

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Witness Patrick Marlborough ‘Killing Rove’ in Northbridge on April 1 https://marlborough-monaco.com/witness-patrick-marlborough-killing-rove-in-northbridge-on-april-1/ Wed, 23 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://marlborough-monaco.com/witness-patrick-marlborough-killing-rove-in-northbridge-on-april-1/ Patrick Marlborough is one of the best Australian writers to write words. You have read their work on The Guardian, The Saturday newspaper, Vice, rolling stoneand saw their Twitter posts go viral for exposing the grudge of the ‘display a pet, plant a tree’and now they’re hitting the stage in Perth after their success at […]]]>

Patrick Marlborough is one of the best Australian writers to write words.

You have read their work on The Guardian, The Saturday newspaper, Vice, rolling stoneand saw their Twitter posts go viral for exposing the grudge of the ‘display a pet, plant a tree’and now they’re hitting the stage in Perth after their success at the Fringe Festival before heading to Melbourne for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for their solo comedy show ROVE KILLING.

The press release is below for all the details, but I want to say that Patrick is one of the most sincere people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing (numerically at least) and their messages never fail to make me laugh, smile, or think about what’s going on in the Australian art scene. Do yourself a favor and offer $25 to one of the best comedians and writers working today, and have a great night.

Now roll over the press release…


Patrick Marlborough is a writer, comedian, Rove stan, and bipolar autist. Playing the role of Rove McManus, the line between imitation, homage and illusion begins to blur, as they seek the answer to the age-old question… what is it! ?

ROVE KILLING is a new comedy special from writer and comedian Patrick Marlborough (Vice, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Saturday Paper). Part stand-up, part audiovisual collage, part psychotic break, ROVE KILLING is a maniacal examination of Australian culture and its stagnation, as well as a stark depiction of the limits of artistic representations of life on the spectrum and madness as a whole.

Joined by a floating head of Peter Helliar (the “Peter Hell-AI”), sponsored by Boko Haram, and powered by a Neighbors approved line of nootropics (with amphetamines), ROVE KILLING is a stacked joke about Australia’s whirlwind demolition during the Howard years, which she says might never have ended.

Malborough says: “This show is king of comedy meets Australian defamation law. This is me trying to understand the ugliness of a very special time in Australia, what I call ‘the DVD menu years’, and how it still dictates everything today, from our culture to our politics to my own mindset.

“The most entertaining psychotic break I’ve ever been to…huge energy for Charlie Day” ★★★★½ Food Cravings

Part Saturday morning cartoon, part descent into madness, part middle finger to neuroptypic sensitivities. I loved. ★★★★★ Sonny Yang

“A Tsunami of Subversion” ★★★★ Flip Magazine

“I laughed so much that I almost threw up” ★★★★★ Audience Member

See also

“Dig It” Tim Heidecker

ROVE KILLING

DATES AND TIMES: April 1, 7 p.m.

LOCATION: The Rechabite Hall, Northbridge

TICKETS: $25 at megatix.com.au

HYPEROVEALIZATION by Patrick Marlborough on Vimeo.

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