A renowned sculptor and architect, both from Britain, were among the five artists to receive the prestigious Praemium Imperiale award, dubbed the “Japanese Nobel,” which comes with a cheque for £100,000.
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Sunday 15 September 2013
"Beggars made good subjects for cards," explains the Bond Street gallerist John Kasmin of the reason these motley sorts adorn myriad postcards he has collected from around the world. "Exaggerated characters or heartstring-pullers, they knew how to pose, how to present the face, the posture of neediness, dereliction, despair – it was their livelihood, this ability."
Saturday 03 August 2013
Think of this as a tour of the world's most influential galleries: if it's hot in the art world today, it's in this book.
Could shock death of David Hockney's friend and studio assistant Dominic Elliott
cause Bridlington's most famous resident
to end domestic exile in Yorkshire?
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Tragedy has brought unwanted media attention to the remote doorstep of the Pop Art pioneer
Wednesday 20 February 2013
The King of the King’s Road reigns again this spring as a collection of photographs celebrating Ossie Clark goes on display in London.
Discontent in 'Brontë country' as Thornton takes on Haworth as the 'true birthplace' of the famous sisters
Monday 28 January 2013
Ever since the Brontë Parsonage Museum was founded in 1928 the Yorkshire tourism mecca of Haworth has been a the undisputed capital of "Bronte Country".
Saturday 14 July 2012
Thursday 21 June 2012
It’s possible to lose yourself for hours - in some cases, weeks - to these beautifully shot non-fiction films...
Saturday 09 June 2012
Saturday 09 June 2012
'Friendship schemes' are proving to be an increasingly lucrative source of income for the top arts venues
Monday 30 April 2012
UK's richest give highest proportion of wealth in a decade but philanthropic trend may be at risk
Sunday 15 April 2012
I was shunned by the opera world when I began appearing in musicals There is still a powerful snobbery in the opera hierarchy and because I decided to do a musical or two, such as Carousel and The Sound of Music, all the doors suddenly closed to the opera houses, which surprised me. I believe their thinking is that once a singer departed from the prescribed operatic route, they become contaminated.
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