Category Archives: contemporary art

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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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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Art last Sunday

This is Tomorrow We went to Whitechapel gallery as I wanted to catch a retrospective of their seminal 1956 proto-pop multimedia event “This is Tomorrow”. I was over optomistically hoping for a recreation of the whole thing, but that was … Continue reading

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