Row as rarely seen Reynolds portrait is set to go on show – in Amsterdam

John Magnier, the Irish racing millionaire owner of Portrait of Omai, is in a standoff with the Tate over the celebrated 18th-century paintingA portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds of a young Pacific islander who became Britain’s first black celebrity in the late 18th century is at the centre of a controversy over where it should be housed, as it emerges that the work is heading to an exhibition in a major European gallery.Stephen Deuchar, former director of Tate Britain and now director of the Art Fund, a charity that helps museums acquire and display works, said the privately owned painting sho read more


Bronze statue of Prince William riding on horseba

Bronze statue of Prince William riding on horseback wins the Queen's approval as she gets her hands on a 30in figurine replica as a touching momento It is a striking bronze that depicts the Duke of Cambridge in all his finery, riding out on horseback as Colonel of the Irish Guards, to celebrate his grandmother's birthday at Trooping The Colour. Now this sculpture has won a very special fan: the Queen herself, who has acquired her own copy of the 30in figure as a touching memento. read more




Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched with first dual-aperture camera

Revamped all-screen design brings new AR emoji, stereo speakers, new 960fps slow-mo and potentially game-changing cameraSamsung has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, with a familiar all-screen design but its re-invented camera system could be a game-changer.Announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday, the new top-end Android device comes in two varieties, following in the footsteps of last year’s popular Galaxy S8 in both look and feel. They have glass front and back, metal frames, curved edges, are water resistant, have wireless charging and a headpho read more

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