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Haunted Hollywood – at the Culver Hotel and other Hollywood Haunts

Haunted Hollywood – at the Culver Hotel and other Hollywood Haunts

There is no doubt that Hollywood is a hotbed of ghost stories. There are several ‘Haunted Hollywood’ tours with an abundance of stories to be told; some perhaps are wish-fulfilment (surely there ‘must’ be stories about Marilyn Monroe!) whilst others seem to have more grounding from genuine tales. What is […]

by × July 11, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Books

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology ed. William Ewing and Barbara Hitchcock

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology ed. William Ewing and Barbara Hitchcock

Remember that time, not so very long ago, when we all rushed down to the local Boots to drop in our films for printing? From this frustration of impatiently waiting anything from an hour (for those willing to stump up extra) to a week, to see the results of all […]

by × July 3, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Books

USA. California. 1967. On the set of"The Planet of the Apes." © Dennis Stock/Magnum Photos

Magnum Manifesto edited by Clément Chéroux

Any history of photography would be incomplete without substantial mention of the famed photographic agency Magnum, now celebrating its 70th anniversary. Within its 1947 origins are both the reasons for its success and for its often rocky journey: the diverse founding group included both Robert Capa who represented the ultimate in involved photo-journalism […]

by × June 26, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Health & Beauty, Travel

A Crystal Sound Bath at the Integratron – Joshua Tree, California

A Crystal Sound Bath at the Integratron – Joshua Tree, California

Greetings Earthlings. Not sure what you need after after a hard days sightseeing at the beautiful Joshua Tree National Park? Well, in that case how about a rejuvenating, spiritual-healing, chakra-aligning, time-travelling sound-bath experience at the Venusian-crafted Integratron? It may not be what you had in mind before you started reading […]

by × June 16, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Books

40 Tage by Gerhard Richter – Heni Publishing

40 Tage by Gerhard Richter – Heni Publishing

There is a temptation to think of Gerhard Richter solely in terms of his painting. Everyone knows the colourful squeegee paintings that feature regularly in the big ticket sales of the major auction houses. Other works may repetitively visit a single theme: the notorious blurred October 18, 1977, black and […]

by × June 6, 2017 × 0 comments

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The David Mach Conversation

The David Mach Conversation

David, you will soon be creating a new sculptural installation ‘Incoming’ for the Griffin Gallery in west London using about 30 tonnes of newspapers! It will open in May but there are three weeks of installation where the public are invited to watch. Obviously you pre-plan but how much, and is the […]

by × April 18, 2017 × 0 comments

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Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable – Damien Hirst in Venice

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable – Damien Hirst in Venice

We all know that Damien Hirst has been up to something. In tantalising press releases over recent months ‘clues’ have been dropped and now, in the week leading up to the opening of the 57th Venice Biennale, we get to see what he has been creating in the 10 years […]

by × April 7, 2017 × 0 comments

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Revolution Russian Art 1917-1932 – Royal Academy of Arts, London

Revolution Russian Art 1917-1932 – Royal Academy of Arts, London

With a frequently expressed sentiment that that we are currently living in troubled times it is interesting to reflect with a visit to Revolution, Russian Art 1917-1942. This presents the story of a truly turbulent era when Russians experienced everything from unbridled optimism and euphoria to death and despair. The […]

by × March 31, 2017 × 0 comments

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Bailey, NW1 – Heni Publishing

Bailey, NW1 – Heni Publishing

In pride of place in the CELLOPHANLAND* office hangs David Bailey’s iconic black and white portrait of Paul McCartney and John Lennon. John poses behind and above Paul, hands draped over his shoulders. Both gaze impassionately, almost arrogantly, at the camera. Shot in high contrast against a white background, the […]

by × March 24, 2017 × 0 comments

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Wolfgang Tillmanns 2017 – Tate Modern, London

Wolfgang Tillmanns 2017 – Tate Modern, London

This is photography Jim, but not as we know it. Visiting the latest Tate exhibition Wolfgang Tillmans 2017 many unfamiliar with his work are likely to come away with a whole new feelings about contemporary photography, how it is presented and what it means. They may also question the nature of photography. […]

by × March 13, 2017 × 0 comments

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Hotel Palazzo Victoria – Verona, Italy

Hotel Palazzo Victoria – Verona, Italy

It is rather unfortunate that any mention of tourism in Verona is inevitably linked with Romeo and Juliet. In advance of arrival, there is that lurking suspicion that instead of atmospheric local Osterias, will there just be tourist souvenir shops with heart-emblazoned tea towels and cutesy Romeo mugs. It is […]

by × March 9, 2017 × 0 comments

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Hockney – Tate Britain

Hockney – Tate Britain

Writing about the latest David Hockney exhibition at first seems rather like trying to write about a Stones concert. These cultural icons have established places in the audience’s hearts. Everyone knows exactly what to expect and that’s just fine and dandy although it leaves us struggling to find something new […]

by × March 7, 2017 × 0 comments