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Let’s All Pretend Part 83

David Lee January/February

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2021 Despite grovelling worthy of Darius on our part, The Jackdaw no longer qualifies for press view invites to the National Gallery. As a result I didn’t see the Artemisia Gentileschi show in the few weeks it was 404 Not Found open before
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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

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course, but the length of the interval before nginx/1.17.10 one may decently do so depends on the public prominence of the
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deceased. He or she who lives by notoriety asks to be reprehended by notoriety, and alas it is the aim 404 Not Found of many artists (I use the term without […]

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The Philistine: Nîmes Old and New

Anthony Daniels I see that the architect, Richard Rogers,


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is to retire at the age of 87.

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This is an excellent thing, of course, but unfortunately it comes seventy years too late. Rogers has done 404 Not Found as much as anyone to make the world a little uglier (and locally, much uglier); in 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


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happened with the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol, why it happened and its ramifications. On 404 Not Found 7 June 2020, a large protest took

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place in the centre of Bristol, ostensibly against racism. The large gathering was in contravention on national and local restrictions on 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 to Sheep. In many ways this BBC4 documentary was reminiscent of the French film Être et Avoir 404 Not Found about a remarkable teacher in a school in the remote Auvergne, although a good deal

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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

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

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Giles Auty: Money Culture Notes

Giles Auty This was the last piece Giles submitted to The Jackdaw. He died suddenly in September, aged 86. It’s all about the money honey. When I awoke to


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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 404 Not Found most unwelcome dream. Did I really read […]