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Arts & Culture

Cindy Sherman – The National Portrait Gallery

Cindy Sherman – The National Portrait Gallery

If ever there was a perfect show for the National Portrait Gallery, then surely this is it. In gallery after gallery we see Cindy Sherman in all her guises and disguises – she occupies hosts of characters from enigmatic film stars to ageing flappers, via Renaissance royalty and vulnerable models. […]

by × July 18, 2019 × 0 comments

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Van Gogh and Britain – Tate Britain, London

Van Gogh and Britain – Tate Britain, London

‘I love London’ Vincent Van Gogh wrote to his brother during his on and off stays between the spring of 1873 and the winter of 1876. Van Gogh and Britain looks to expand on this in the first half of this exhibition, claiming his stay exerted a deep artistic influence […]

by × June 27, 2019 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Fashion

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams – V & A Museum, London

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams – V & A Museum, London

‘There is no other country in the world, besides my own, whose way of life I like so much. I love English traditions, English politeness, English architecture. I even love English cooking.’ – Christian Dior – Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is the V&A’s biggest fashion exhibition since Alexander McQueen: […]

by × May 7, 2019 × 0 comments

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Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory – Tate Modern, London

Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory – Tate Modern, London

For the first time in twenty or so years the Tate gives us a major Bonnard exhibition, Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory. The exhibition spans four decades from 1912 to his death in 1947, and gives us a chance to take a closer look at a painter who seems to split […]

by × March 31, 2019 × 0 comments

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Photo London at Somerset House, London

Photo London at Somerset House, London

In the London photography world May is the biggest month of the year. The biggest photographic galleries wheel out exhibitions of their biggest names, the main auction houses have their photographic sales and UK’s largest – OK, pretty much only – photo fair, Photo London, pretty much takes over Somerset House. Amongst numerous photo-related satellite […]

by × May 18, 2018 × 0 comments

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America’s Cool Modernism – the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

America’s Cool Modernism – the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Most histories of modern art in the USA seem to skip through the period after the Great War in Europe. It is easy to do, after all the huge burst in European art movements that occurred in the early part of the 20th Century had by then subsided. The war […]

by × April 30, 2018 × 0 comments

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Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A London

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, V&A London

The V&A have excelled in their reimagining of the golden age of ocean travel with Ocean Liners: Speed and Style. Three years in the making, sponsored by Viking Cruises, and co-organised by the V&A with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, it is the first ever exhibition to explore the […]

by × April 16, 2018 × 0 comments

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Glen Brown, Come to Dust – Gagosian Mayfair, London

Glen Brown, Come to Dust – Gagosian Mayfair, London

“I am rather like a Dr. Frankenstein, constructing paintings out of the residue or dead parts of other artist’s work. I see their worlds from multiple or schizophrenic perspectives, through all their eyes. Their sources of inspiration suggest things I would never normally see – rocks floating in far-off galaxies, […]

by × February 20, 2018 × 0 comments

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Wim Wenders: Instant Stories – The Photographers Gallery, London

Wim Wenders: Instant Stories – The Photographers Gallery, London

Anyone familiar with the work of Wim Wenders may suspect that he has more than a passing interest in photography. In two of his movies in particular the use of Polaroid cameras is a vital part of the narrative: in the road movie Alice in the Cities there is a photo-obsessed protagonist […]

by × November 7, 2017 × 0 comments

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Franco Grignani : Art As Design 1950-1990 – The Estorick Collection, London

Franco Grignani : Art As Design 1950-1990 – The Estorick Collection, London

In a peaceful square in the heart of Islington, the Estorick Collection is easily overlooked but well worth a detour. This is one of London’s most delightful and interesting smaller galleries. Featuring only Italian modern art it not only holds a regularly changing exhibition schedule, but also houses one of the […]

by × September 21, 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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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