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With his stacks of old biscuit tins, his photographs of anonymous school kids and murder victims, his mounds of laundry, his lamps and lists of names, Christian Boltanski travels the art world, dragging his litter behind him. One of the few exportable French artists of recent years, his works are an attempt to commemorate the 20th century's depredations: the victims of the holocaust, the "disappeared" of Latin America, murdered innocents. Boltanski has made a career from remembrance; those whom the artist recalls are always spoken for, but never speak; remembered, but never identified.

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Letter: Moore could draw very well

'THE fact is that Moore couldn't draw at all.' So ends Tim Hilton's review of the National Portrait Gallery's show of Master Drawings ('Every picture tells a life story', Sunday Review, 28 August).

Letter: Henry Moore could draw

TIM HILTON occasionally enjoys provoking his readers, but his assertion that Henry Moore could not draw goes rather further and deserves a rebuttal ('Every picture tells a life story', Sunday Review, 28 August). I would agree that some drawings from Moore's later years, when he was ill, are not of the same level as his earlier work. I suspect that given the choice he might not have wanted them all to be shown; but that certainly does not mean that he could not draw.

Opinions: Should we keep this statue?

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