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Monday 03 October 2011
New book reveals the avant-garde artist's works that failed to get off drawing board
Friday 19 August 2011
The only thing that really matters in life, it is often said, is your family. Yet how many statues do we see depicting devoted partners and adored kids alongside the heroic and famous? Not many. But Gillian Wearing is trying to change that.
Friday 12 August 2011
Thursday 28 July 2011
Literary editors can only read about the Telegraph books pages' recent legal drubbing at the hands of disgruntled author Sarah Thornton with a shiver of horror. Thornton's book Seven Days in the Art World received a merciless review from literary grande dame Lynn Barber, and Thornton promptly sued. The judgement compensated Thornton for the perceived damage to her professional standing as an academic to the tune of £65,000.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Sunday 10 July 2011
Thursday 30 June 2011
An exhibition inspired by heavy metal music will be on display in the Midlands next week.
Friday 27 May 2011
When the nominations for the Turner Prize were announced recently, at least one feature of the list was rather predictable.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Mark Leckey, a Turner prize-winning artist, has likened a Henry Moore sculpture to a Samsung refrigerator, calling them both highly marketable brands that trade off the legacy of their names.
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Indian-born London-based artist Anish Kapoor has unveiled a sculpture of epic proportions in Paris.
Friday 06 May 2011
Thursday 05 May 2011
Thursday 05 May 2011
Last year the Turner Prize went to a Scottish sound artist of negligible talent. This year all four shortlisted artists are quite distinctively non-metropolitan: one, George Shaw, is from Coventry, another, Hilary Lloyd, from Yorkshire, and the third and fourth – Martin Boyce and Karla Black – from Scotland. What is unusual about this year's shortlist is that it includes the work of an excellent artist, George Shaw, who stands head and shoulders above the rest. What is more, he is also a figurative painter who "almost" (as one of the judges scrupulously pointed out) paints photo-realistically. Does this mean that figurative painting is making a comeback? Yes and no. Most figurative painters would do better to spend their time breeding rabbits. Shaw, however, has a very special sensibility, and if he does not win this prize, we will have further confirmation of the ignorance and perversity of judges.
Saturday 16 April 2011
Sunday 06 February 2011
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
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