Ian Fleming and Ann Charteris: The Real Mr and Mrs Bond

Ian Fleming and Sean Connery on the set of From Russia With Love
Ian Fleming and Sean Connery on the set of From Russia With Love

Ian Fleming and Ann Charteris stand as one of history’s most dysfunctional couples. Charteris was a wealthy aristocrat whose troubled upbringing left a permanent scar on her behaviour, while Fleming, famous as the creator of James Bond, was a philanderer whose relationship with his wife was played out through extreme sadomasochism.

“Like Bond, they were both spurred on by danger and violence”

Their relationsh…

Three Key Facts About Richard Hamilton

Interior by Richard Hamilton, 1964-65
Interior by Richard Hamilton, 1964-65 © The Estate of Richard Hamilton, Courtesy Alan Cristea Gallery

It may be the Chinese Year of the Horse, but in art terms 2014 belongs to British painter and collagist Richard Hamilton. Unlike the ancient calendar’s equine symbol of quick success, Hamilton’s own climb to fame was slow and steady. Quite possibly the stylistic bridge between Duchamp and Warhol, Hamilton is credited with inventing Pop Art and, among other things, he designed the cover of The Beatles’ White Album….

VIgnette by Richard Hamilton, 1969 Patricia Knight by Richard Hamilton, 1964 From 'Five Tyres Remoulded' (portfolio) by Richard Hamilton, 1971 Flower-piece A by RIchard Hamilton, 1974 Beatles by Richard Hamilton, 2007 Adonis in Y-fronts by Richard Hamilton, 1963 Bathers (a) by Richard Hamilton, 1967 Bathers (b) by Richard Hamilton, 1969 Back view of 'To Mother' by Richard Hamilton, 1968 Archive I by Richard Hamilton, 1981 by Richard Hamilton by Richard Hamilton by Richard Hamilton

2014 Ford Mustang V8 GT Coupe “The Black Edition”

Ford unveils their latest limited-edition model, the 2014 Mustang V8 GT Coupe “The Black Edition.” As the name suggests, the cars comes outfitted in a jet black paint job alongside 19-inch aluminum wheels finished off with black accents and an entire interior decked in black. A three-layer structured glass roof blocks 90% of infrared rays along with 96% of ultraviolet rays. Under the hood lies a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine that drives 426 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque through a 6-speed automatic transmission. You’ll have to be quick to get yours as the 2014 Ford Mustang V8 GT Coupe “The Black Edition” is limited to just 40 units and will only be available in Japan on March 15 for approximately $50,000.

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