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New York Torque: part 2

A lovely Autumn ’12 in New York had us walking down from our base in Harlem through Central Park in glorious weather – 3 weeks before a hurricane was to cause mayhem to the city. We took a boat tour … Continue reading

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New York Torque

Last October before New York got battered by a hefty storm (we didn’t plan it that way, just lucky) my fiancee and I visited America for our very first time, spending a number of days in the big apple city … Continue reading

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Three artists at Islington

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences Having watched TV three-parter on English class and taste by Grayson Perry, we went to the Victoria Miro gallery in North London to see the resulting six large tapestries which he designed and … Continue reading

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Pablo Picasso

What started out as a few off-the-cuff thoughts on the artist has turned into a rambling semi-researched essay. It got unwieldly, but I think it still has some value, despite the fact that a zillion other people have written about … Continue reading

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Contemporary contention

The Damien Hirst retropsective and musings on the contemporary art experience. Damien Hirst is not an artist who is naturally uppermost in my thoughts – he gets placed there by perpetual media coverage, and now permanent enough to be cited … Continue reading

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Art book review: Painting Today, by Tony Godfrey

This book covers painting in the last 30 years, but particularly looking at contemporary painting and where it’s going. Like its near contender Vitamin P by Phaidon, this is a very large book, picture-rich as befits the subject, representing a … Continue reading

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Writing about artists

I have long been meaning to start a series of jottings about artists that interest and inspire me, or that intrigue and bamboozle me. Primarily visual artists, especially Modernists and contemporaries. Sometimes it’s their whole body of work that I … Continue reading

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