A Judge Sentences Disgraced Dealer Ezra Chowaiki to 18 Months in Prison for Fleecing High-Profile Art Collectors of Millions

 September 28, 2018

“The former ice cream salesman cooked up an elaborate scheme to defraud prominent victims.” – reports artnet News A US district judge sentenced art dealer Ezra Chowaiki to 18 months in prison yesterday for an investment scam that defrauded prominent collectors, including Helly Nahmad and “Baby Jane” Holzer, of millions. He could have faced as […]

“A Novel, A Film” by the Monaco Audiovisual Institute

 September 25, 2018

“A Novel, A Film” By the Monaco Audiovisual Institute Tuesday 2 October 2018 – Variety Theatre – 8 p.m. Screening of the film Coup de grâce by Volker Schlöndorff (1976) A Tribute to Marguerite Yourcenar (1903 – 1987) 1972 Monaco Literary Prizewinner History: It is 1919, and the Great War has just come to an […]

Damien Hirst’s Former Financial Wizard Conjures More Than $13 Million for His Art Collection at Sotheby’s London

 September 21, 2018

“Most of the work was by Hirst, but Lucio Fontana had the top selling lot.” – reports artnet News. The collection of Damien Hirst’s former manager Frank Dunphy trounced expectations last night at Sotheby’s London, where it grossed more than £10 million ($13.2 million) and easily surpassed its pre-sale estimate of £5.2 million to £7.3 […]

Did you know that Princess Grace personally cared for the world’s first Afro-American celebrity?

 September 19, 2018

Josephine Baker was a huge star and possibly the world’s first Afro-American celebrity. After great success, she had greater bad-luck and racial issues and by the mid-1960s, Josephine had used up her entire fortune. A period of dark days overwhelmed her and her children, when Brigitte Bardot and Princess Grace personally came to help her. […]

2018 High School Students’ Favourite Choice and Young Music Fans’ Favourite Choice

 September 18, 2018

The Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation was keen to involve a young public in its Prizes; it therefore asked two juries comprised of students from the Principality to award the High School Students’ Favourite Choice and the Young Music Fans’ Favourite Choice. The High School Students’ Favourite Choice Created in 2007 in association with the […]

MYS2018: Young sculptor displays his breathtaking Plexiglas works

 September 15, 2018

Adrien Marcos is a young sculptor born in 1991. He moved in 2017 in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in search of new inspirations. He immediately brings a huge fascination to the world of yachting and then creates Quazar whose design is inspired by the curves and the silhouette of the yachts. It’s a very exclusive and unique piece […]

Will This Painting Make David Hockney The Most Expensive Living Artist When Christie’s Sells It This Fall?

 September 13, 2018

“The painting could sell for $80 million.” – states artnet News. Christie’s has just unveiled a blockbuster consignment for the fall auction season that may set a new record for a work by a living artist. David Hockney‘s painting Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) will hit the block at the house’s […]

Evening readings at Princess Grace Rose Garden

 September 12, 2018

The Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation invites fans of contemporary literature to an evening of reading led by Daniel Mesguich at the Princess Grace Rose Garden in Fontvieille. The well-known actor will read extracts from the works of the writers shortlisted for the Prince Pierre Foundation’s Literary Prize: René DE CECCATTY – Annie ERNAUX – […]

Back to school in the Principality

 September 10, 2018

Isabelle Bonnal, Director of Education, Youth and Sport, was at Ecole de la Condamine this morning as pupils returned for the start of the new academic year. Last year, Ecole de la Condamine was the pilot school for a new uniform scheme, with pupils in years 2, 3 and 4 (CP, CE1 and CE2) trialling […]

Comic Book – “Albert I, The Explorer Prince”

 September 08, 2018

Via a comic book from the Explora collection, you will be able to find out about the amazing destiny of “Sailor Prince” Albert I, pioneer of modern oceanography and great-great-grandfather of the current Prince of Monaco. Nobility is not just a matter of heredity In this album, science and adventure go hand in hand. It […]

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