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Let’s All Pretend Part 83

David Lee January/February 2021 Despite grovelling worthy of Darius on our part, The Jackdaw no longer qualifies for

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press view invites to the National Gallery. As a result I didn’t see the Artemisia Gentileschi
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show in the few weeks it was open 404 Not Found before Boris announced the second slam dunk. It was in any case fully booked months in advance by […]

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Laura Gascoigne: How to Succeed in Art Without Really Lying

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The Philistine: The Scourge of Sculpture Trails – January 2021

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Moping Owl: MOTD

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The Philistine: Christo has Died

Anthony Daniels One should not speak ill of the dead, of course, but the length of 404 Not Found the interval before one may decently do so depends on the public prominence of the deceased. He or she who lives by notoriety asks

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to be reprehended
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by notoriety, and alas it is the aim of many artists (I use the term without entering […]

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The Philistine: Nîmes Old and New

Anthony Daniels I see that the architect, Richard Rogers, is to retire at the age of 87. This is an excellent thing, of course, but unfortunately


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it comes seventy years too late. Rogers has

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done as much as anyone to make the world a little uglier (and locally, much uglier); in 404 Not Found that sense he has been very successful. He has […]

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Alexander Adams: The Colston Statue Affair

Alexander Adams This article briefly outlines what happened with the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol, why it happened and its


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ramifications. On 7 June 2020, a large protest took place in the centre of Bristol, ostensibly against racism. The large 404 Not Found gathering was in contravention on national and local restrictions on

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public gatherings due to COVID-19. No dispersal […]

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William Varley: Art: Cool and Uncool

William Varley reviews Addicted to Sheep So, as all cool sentences begin,


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I think that the best TV programme I saw last was Addicted 404 Not Found to Sheep. In many ways this BBC4 documentary was reminiscent of the French film Être et Avoir about a remarkable

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teacher in a school in the remote Auvergne, although a good deal less winsome. It focused […]

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Charles Thomson: Lies, Damned Lies and Serota at the BBC

Charles Thomson Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Gallery,

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has used the platform of the BBC in a blatant
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attempt to deceive the nation. Either that or he is genuinely deluded himself. Both options 404 Not Found render him unfit for major public office. He was confronted on Radio 4 programme The Reunion: Tate Modern on September 23rd by Sue MacGregor, regarding […]

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Giles Auty: Money Culture Notes

Giles Auty This 404 Not Found was the last piece Giles submitted to


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The Jackdaw. He died suddenly in September, aged 86. It’s all about the money honey. When I awoke to see the front cover of the weekend Australian’s review section on June 20th it was

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rather like being thrown back into some weird and most unwelcome dream. Did I really read […]