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Arts & Culture

Pocket Venus – The Rise, Fall & Rise Of A Hollywood Starlet

Pocket Venus – The Rise, Fall & Rise Of A Hollywood Starlet

Mildred Shay was an American film actress of the 1930s. Although never a Hollywood leading lady, this never stopped Mildred living like one. The eldest daughter of a wealthy lawyer, Shay came from a comfortable background of West Palm Beach old money, and when she was 19 years-old, the family […]

by × December 17, 2018 × 0 comments

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Olafur Eliasson: Experience  – Phaidon

Olafur Eliasson: Experience – Phaidon

Olafur Eliasson was born in Copenhagen to Icelandic parents and is officially referred to as Icelandic-Danish, but it seems clear that his Icelandic heritage, as well as frequent stays on the island, has been a powerful influence on his work. Anyone who has visited Iceland will know that the locals […]

by × November 19, 2018 × 0 comments

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The Museum of Lost Art – Noah Charney

The Museum of Lost Art – Noah Charney

In the follow up to his recent book, The Art of Forgery, art historian Noah Charney promises to take us on journey through art lost through the ages. The Museum of Lost Art not only takes a look these losses via the more obvious culprits like war, theft, accident, vandalism and […]

by × July 4, 2018 × 0 comments

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California Captured by Marvin Rand

California Captured by Marvin Rand

Mid century modern is one of today’s most prominent design trends – especially in California. Cruise around say, Los Angeles or Palm Springs and you will find no end of shops and businesses offering original, reproduction or imitation mid century furnishing. Around the world decor, design and architecture reflect a renewed interest in […]

by × May 11, 2018 × 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

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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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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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100 Works Of Art That Will Define Our Age – Kelly Grovier

100 Works Of Art That Will Define Our Age – Kelly Grovier

We’re usually a tad sceptical about anything featuring numbered selections. Nowadays hardly anything seems to reach the pages of a magazine or a TV screen without being reduced to a seemingly arbitrary list. At best, it can be of modest help where information has been distilled from something extensive or […]

by × February 25, 2016 × 0 comments

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Art Visionaries by Mark Gertlein & Annabelle Howard

Art Visionaries by Mark Gertlein & Annabelle Howard

Art Visionaries is the latest publication from Laurence King Publishing, specialists in publications on the creative arts. This handsome and substantial softcover carefully lists seventy five of the ‘most influential figures in the history of art’ with an admirable clarity. Each artist is introduced on a double spread with a full […]

by × January 13, 2016 × 0 comments

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30,000 Years of Art – Phaidon

30,000 Years of Art – Phaidon

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Our historic – and largely still current – curatorial approach to archaeological and artistic objects has been to divide and classify, to separate and categorise. This has its advantages, but those institutions like the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford where form is privileged over origin, and […]

by × January 10, 2016 × 0 comments