Issue preview: Lenny Kravitz covers the Art & Design issue of Gentleman’s Journal

From Cannes to Lake Como, Milan to Paris, our Euro-travelling summer issue promises to bring you the best in style, gear and stories

Art is a tricky topic. Subjective (to say the least), Gentleman’s Journal delve into the refined world of design every year for our summer issue — and 2019 is no different.

So take a look below to see what you’ll find in our latest magazine; from a soulful cover story with Lenny Kravitz, through a stranger-than-fiction jaunt through the life of art detective Arthur Brand, to our definitive list of the 50 most exciting individuals currently creating and curating their way around London’s art scene.

You’ll find summer styles, scents and spirits aplenty in our Portfolio

In this issue’s portfolio, we explore the rugged, practical trend of buckling up a watch with a NATO strap, and focus in on Rolex’s iconic Yacht-Master 42. Elsewhere, we get behind the wheel of Jaguar’s extraordinary F-Pace SVR and step inside a selection of houses with architecturally significant features.

You can also follow our sun-soaked trip to Lake Como for the launch of Orlebar Brown’s new 007 clothing collection — and discover the best hotels for art aficionados in nearby Florence. Floris’ new fragrance also spritzes in with an appearance, and to finish we’ve added a splash of this summer’s new big spirit: mezcal.

This issue’s features walk hallowed halls — from ancestral manors to Centre Court

There’s something especially exclusive about our features section this issue. Not only did we meet the modern heirs to three of Britain’s most historic familial estates, but we also sat down with eight of the tennis world’s most promising wildcards at this summer’s Wimbledon.

But the crowning glory is surely our candid, at-home cover interview with rockstar Lenny Kravitz. Himself a creative director and designer many times over, who better to front our special on modern art and design? Read the exclusive interview to discover Kravitz’s takes on everything from fine Champagne to the Vietnam War.

Our friends in high places tackle restaurant openings and hipster presidents

As always, our esteemed columnists are on hand to impart their considerable wit and wisdom. Nick Grimshaw offers his thoughts on festival season, and why Glastonbury is better than Christmas Day. Chef Jackson Boxer laments the difficulties of opening a restaurant — while acknowledging there is no more rewarding endeavour.

Our stateside stringer, Josh Glancy, weighs up the pros and cons of Beto O’Rourke as a potential president, Sam Leith discusses the thrills of self-made protagonists in fiction and Taki remembers springtime in ‘60s Paris as only Taki can. If you’re searching for your next dinner party story, then look no further.

Introducing the movers, shakers and tastemakers of London’s art scene

The pièce de résistance of the Art & Design issue is ‘The Tastemakers’, a special section for which we threw on our berets, took to London’s finest galleries and raised our cameras to set the 50 most influential individuals of the art world in our sights.

From Tracey Emin to Sir Anish Kapoor, we’ve profiled the established artists, but also interviewed some newer names. Jonny Burt and Joe Kennedy explain how they’re shaking up the capital’s antiquated gallery scene. Coco Dávez reveals how she’s paying tribute to her idols in an inimitably neorealistic style — and Nick Campbell talks founding his own art consultancy.

Take to the streets of Milan to discover the season’s latest styles

Not only did we dive into Lake Como to showcase Orlebar Brown’s latest 007 range, but we also sashayed around the streets of Milan, taking the latest styles and looks back to the spiritual home of style.

Expect looks from Ralph Lauren, Luca Faloni and Drakes in the shoot, that follows our model around the north Italian city — from the Duomo to the Galleria Vittorio.

Explore the exciting world of art adventure in our society pages

Our society section, as ever, is a Champagne coupe overflowing with bubbling anecdotes and golden characters — the most exciting of who is Arthur Brand, the world’s most successful art detective.

Other tales told see us heading to the Holland & Holland Shooting Ground for a charity event with The Prince’s Trust, race to Bicester Village on two wheels with a group of friends and athletes and party long into the night with Chopard at the Cannes Film Festival.

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