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The Times of London Joins A Gallery's Call for Bond Drawings to Be Placed in Museum

A Gallery's director was quoted in The Times of London calling for the drawings by John McLusky that were the first visual representation of James Bond, to be placed in a museum. The Times said: 

"Fraser Scott, director of A Gallery, said the cartoons deserved to be bought by a philanthropist and placed in a museum for future generations to enjoy.

“There’s only a handful of British cultural icons that represent us around the world and James Bond is one of the most recognisable, long-lasting and well known”, he said.

“What’s less well known is that the first Bond book only sold 3,000 copies and even after three Bond stories had been released by Fleming, they didn’t take off, particularly in America, until they were serialised as comics, illustrated by John McLusky.

“Not only may we never have had the Bond films without these drawings, they led Sean Connery to be cast due to his likeness to McLusky’s first ever face of Bond, and so are an essential part of our cultural heritage.”"

See the Times article:

See John McLusky's Bond drawings:

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A Gallery sold Mark Cuban the World Trade Center Drawings which he Donated to the Smithsonian

Carlos Diniz, one of the world's most famous architectural illustrators, drew the original World Trade Center drawings, ten years before the Twin Towers were built, and his drawings helped persuade the NY Port Authority to allow the construction of the buildings.

Carlos Diniz's family approached A Gallery to place these drawings in a museum so we secured the help of Mark Cuban, who purchased the 58 drawings and donated them to the Smithsonian Museum, as part of the US National Collection, in time for the 20th anniverssary of 9/11.

Read about it here:  ...  -design-museum/

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James Cameron Collects Mila Fürstová's Art from A Gallery

The largest high quality newspaper in the Czech Republic, Pravo, announced that legendary film director James Cameron collected Mila Fürstová's works from A Gallery, as gifts for his wife, Suzy. 


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Coldplay Commission Mila Fürstová for their Album Art

A Gallery got Mila Furstova the job of making the album art for Coldplay's Worldwide No.1 album Ghost Stories. Mila's art was seen by a billion people around the world. Coldplay attended the opening of her show and sales of her art raised over £100,000 for children's charities.


Read about it here:



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CNN Call Christy Lee Rogers "one of the most prominent artists in underwater photography"

CNN made a short film about Christy Lee Rogers and wrote an article which they placed on the front page of CNN Style. The article said: "...Christy Lee Rogers is pushing the boundaries of underwater photography. Among those who call "underwater photography" their specialty, Christy Lee Rogers stands apart." When they tweeted the article they said "Christy Lee Rogers is one of the most prominent artists in the field of underwater photography. Her images push the boundaries of reality and can be easily mistaken for paintings."

Read the article and watch the film here:

See the tweet here:

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Czech President Accepts Mila Fürstová's Art into his Collection

Petr Pavel, the Czech President, met Mila Fürstová at the Embassy before King Charles' coronation and accepted her "Soar, I Rise" into his collection

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Coldplay Open our Show for Mila Furstova's Ghost Stories Art

We hosted a show for Mila Furstova's album art for the world-wide number one hit album Ghost Stories, with 100% of proceeds of sales to charity, and the entire band of Coldplay attended and opened the show which raised well over £100,000 for the children's charity.


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The Evening Standard & Independent Feature A Gallery's Show for Raoof Haghighi

Raoof Haghighi's dedication of his A Gallery exhibition "Painting is Like Breathing for Me" was carried in over a hundred news articles across England, including The Evening Standard and Independent as well as the UAE's The National.



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Lavazza Commission Christy Lee Rogers

Lavazza asked Christy Lee Rogers to shoot the cover for their legendary calendar - previous artists who have shot Lavazza's calendar include Helmut Newton, David LaChapelle and Annie Leibovitz. Lavazza even took inspiration for their entire campaign, which is called The New Humanity, from Christy's latest series - Human.

Check out the 2 minute film Lavazza made about Christy here:

And their campaign here:

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Royal Academy & Grayson Perry Select Mila Furstova for Exhibition

Turner Prize winning legend Grayson Perry handpicked Mila Furstova's "All the Rivers that Flow Through Me" for one of the prominent walls in the Royal Academy and the museum itself selected her work out of 12,000 entries to be the image to represent the Summer Exhibition digitally. The Evening Standard prominently featured and mentioned Mila in their magazine article on the show.