Collect Call: Goosey, goosey gander
Tuesday 23 December 1997
Not every artist has been inspired by the birthday story this Christmas: death is the theme of Flowers East's annual Christmas group show, "Small is Beautiful, Part XV". Last year it was sex. This delicate doll sprouting flowers (above), in modelling plaster, 12 inches long, is by 40-year-old RCA graduate Denise de Cordova and titled Soft Ground. The piece is deliberately poised on the verge of sentimentality. Sssh! The tiny figure might only be sleeping.
Price pounds 1,050 in the show of 100 artists, prices pounds 100-pounds 1,500, open until 2pm tomorrow, re-opening Tuesday 30 December (10am-6pm). 199-205 Richmond Road, London E8 (0181-985 3333).
What would Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore have thought? Chris Beetles' Christmas show of illustrators' art offers a respite from the wintry weather, an un-frumpy, pubescent The Wand of Spring (right) by EH Shepard, drawn in pen and ink for Georgette Agnew's Let's Pretend, published in 1927. Price pounds 2,750. Chris Beetles, 8-10 Ryder Street, London SW1 (0171-839 7551), open 10am-5.30pm today and tomorrow, re-opening Sat (10am-5.30pm).
Life & Style blogs
iPhone 7 (or iPhone 6S) leaked pictures show similarities to older model — but Apple is fixing the biggest issue of all
People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
Google has set its terrifying, dreaming image robots on the public
The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her
£17000 - £21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...
£17000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...
£17000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: If you are fluent in Japanese a...
£16000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...