#00Benn x Turnbull & Asser
Turnbull & Asser are excited to announce a new range of exclusive Mr. Benn pocket squares, launching this September. In a limited edition run of 100 pieces per design, Mr. Benn takes the mantle as secret agent and international man of mystery, MI6’s very own James Bond. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of this loveable character, the #00Benn collection launches as part of the David McKee exhibition which will run until 16th September at the Illustration Cupboard, nestled between our stores on Jermyn Street and Bury Street. Priced at £75, the limited edition pocket squares will be available online and in-store at the Jermyn Street and Davies Street locations.
Fragments and Glimpses
ArtAncient will present its exhibition ‘Fragments & glimpses’ at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, from 15-20 September on Berkeley Square. It will unveil objects spanning 4.6 billion years, displayed as part of an installation timeline. The exhibition is dedicated to 35 exceptional and fascinating objects, each of which has been carefully chosen to tell the story of a particular period, epoch or event. The exhibition begins with sculptural, rusty iron meteorites formed in the early solar system, then continues with a beautiful banded stone slab; a trace fossil that provides evidence of the first life on Earth, around 3 billion years ago.  Later there are fossilised fish, giant Megalodon teeth and an iconic fossilised “raptor claw” from a ferocious Allosaurus, circa 150 million years old. The dawn of man is represented by early stone tools, including Neanderthal scrapers carved from beautiful multi-coloured jasper, as well as an early stone axe, itself carved from an even earlier fossil. Other moments in the human story are represented too, such as early artwork in the form of a Neolithic idol, and landmarks such as the invention of writing, the first coinage and even the assassination of Julius Caesar.  The exhibition ends with the Roman conquest of Britain, represented by a huge inscription bearing the name of a legionary who likely participated in the invasion in 43 AD. Well worth a visit.