I didn’t expect Blair to start debating with me. I think he believed the lies coming out of his mouth
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Sunday 09 May 2010
Friday 02 April 2010
Friday 05 March 2010
Dylan Jones: 'Anyone who has ever read Gordon Burn will understand that his work will live on longer than he thought it might'
Saturday 23 January 2010
Sunday 03 January 2010
Friday 01 January 2010
Brooke Shields continues to be a concern for Sir Nicholas Serota, director of Tate Galleries. He says he is still in talks with the Metropolitan Police to resolve matters around the removal of a 1983 depiction of the actress, called 'Spiritual America', which was due to be displayed at Tate Modern as part of its Pop Life exhibition. It was removed the night before the show opened after a warning from Scotland Yard that the naked portrait of the then 10-year old, heavily made-up and damp from having had a bath, could break obscenity laws. Although the work by Richard Prince has been exhibited widely in America, including a recent outing in New York (with no major controversy whatsoever), Serota said that there had been greater sensitivity around such images in the aftermath of the Soham affair, when two young girls were murdered by a school caretaker. He says that the legislation is in the process of being clarified with the police, so that such incidences in the gallery can be avoided in future.
Sunday 13 December 2009
Friday 04 December 2009
Sunday 29 November 2009
Friday 27 November 2009
Friday 30 October 2009
Wednesday 28 October 2009
Every country which has hosted the Olympics has used it for image purposes. China presented itself as powerful and organised. Australia projected a sunny yet cheerfully competitive nature. The problem so far with the London Olympics has been to decide what exactly our national brand of Britain is.
Saturday 17 October 2009
Saturday 17 October 2009
There's no need for me to comment on the quality of Damien Hirst's new paintings at London's Wallace Collection. The art critics have delivered their verdict (see Performance Notes below) and it's a damning one. Anyway, I'm rather more interested in – and worried by – what went on behind the scenes to get this particular show on the road. What worries me is the £250,000 that Hirst gave from his own large pockets to the Wallace Collection.
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