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Laura Gascoigne – A Way with the Pixels

Laura Gascoigne In April Lionel Messi put a signed

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pair of his adidas football boots up for auction at Christie’s. Customised with the names of his wife and sons, they were the ‘game-worn’ boots in which the Barcelona striker scored his 644th goal for his club, beating
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Pele’s previous record of 301 Moved Permanently 643 for Santos. Perfumed with the player’s DNA, they […]

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Laura Gascoigne: Narrow Lanes to Nowhere

Rihanna is in trouble


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again. This time she has offended ‘the Hindu community’ by wearing a pendant featuring the elephant god Ganesha, a fashion choice denounced on Instagram as ‘mad disrespectful’. The Barbadian singer should have known better. She has previous

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Laura Gascoigne: The Masterpiece Delusion

Laura Gascoigne Thank 301 Moved Permanently God for books. When shut off from real life, you can see it reflected in novels. But how accurate is the reflection? Does the mirror distort? In month

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ten of the no-longer-new-abnormal I sat down with a stack of novels about artists. Some I’d read before, others were new, chief
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Dick French: Art of Jazz, London’s Art Scene

Dick French A curious little book has just come out called The Death of Francis Bacon. The author, Max Porter, won the International Dylan Thomas Prize some time ago. Whenever awards are deployed I always think of Charlotte Rampling


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Alexander Adams: Cancelled Culture

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Laura Gascoigne: How to Succeed in Art Without Really Lying

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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 ramifications. On 7 June 2020, a large protest took place in the centre of Bristol, ostensibly


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William Varley: Art: Cool and Uncool

William Varley reviews Addicted

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to Sheep So, as all
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cool sentences begin, I think that the best TV programme I saw last was Addicted to Sheep. In many ways this BBC4 documentary was reminiscent of the French film Être et Avoir about a remarkable teacher in a school in the remote Auvergne, although a good deal less winsome. 301 Moved Permanently 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, has used the platform of


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the BBC in a blatant attempt to deceive the nation. Either that or he is genuinely deluded himself. Both options render him unfit for major public office. He was confronted on Radio 4 programme 301 Moved Permanently The Reunion: Tate Modern on September 23rd by Sue MacGregor, regarding

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Giles Auty: Money Culture Notes

Giles Auty This was the last piece Giles

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submitted to The Jackdaw. He died suddenly in September, aged 86. It’s 301 Moved Permanently 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 rather
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