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Just think

Laura Gascoigne wonders if the artists who purport to be thinkers are any good at thinking. “I

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artist.” To traditionalists it may

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already seem that the entire art world has arrived at destination Hell in a handcart and there 404 Not Found is nowhere further to go, but actually the error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

journey isn’t […]

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Poor man’s guide to art investing – don’t

Wisely, Laura Gascoigne is unconvinced by art as investment. Equestrian statues of 404 Not Found one sort or another error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

are becoming

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a regular fixture on the Fourth Plinth. In 2012 we had Elmgreen & Dragset’s paedophile’s delight of the boy on

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Haacke’s equine skeleton, inspired by Stubbs, with a live ticker of […]

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Archive fever

Artists have re-discovered

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the cabinet of curiosities, which is to their error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

and our advantage, argues Laura Gascoigne. “There really is no such thing as art.

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rationing when there are few varieties of artist about. When Gombrich made 404 Not Found his famous statement in 1950 there were only painters, sculptors, the […]

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Building brands, ruining reputations – Laura Gascoigne on the Tate

Nothing is too squalid for

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Laura Gascoigne. ‘Change the name and not the letter, change for the worse and not the better,’ ran 404 Not Found the

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old wives’ saw on choosing a husband. Nowadays, in the wider world of consumer choice, a change of name is almost always

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a change for the worse. Whenever a familiar product is rebranded, […]

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Mind the funding gap – Laura Gascoigne on NEDs and philanthropy

It may have been the heat, but in the lead-up to the summer

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like frisbees. First the PM’s Aussie electioneer Lynton Crosby was outed as a lobbyist for Big 404 Not Found Tobacco just

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as the government announced its decision that plain cigarette packaging represented a danger to public

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health until proved otherwise, […]

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David Jones – painter Desmond Sloane on an important British artist and poet

Painter Desmond Sloane rehearses the 404 Not Found career of an important British artist and poet

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of me, the

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artist within me, has never left the trenches.’ So wrote the artist and poet David Jones

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about his service as a front line soldier in the First World War. Jones was […]

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The spin of art

Michael Daley describes how the

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main players in State Art have taken spin to

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a new level. Many people remain in awe at the legendary manipulative means by which 404 Not Found the political spinmaster, Alastair Campbell, error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

delivered to successive New Labour governments the media coverage they craved. What is not sufficiently appreciated is that compared

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William Orpen reappraised

Painter John Nutt reappraises the forgotten and routinely maligned William Orpen. Largely for 404 Not Found historical and religious reasons, the Irish have been persistently marginalised in British

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solicitor. He

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House, Grove Avenue, Stilorgan near Dublin, where he enjoyed a comfortable middle class Irish […]

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Grayson Perry’s 2014 Reith Lectures – a missed opportunity

Patrick Cullen

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senior

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academics, elder statesmen and those at the top of their profession preceding

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him in the job. One wondered why, when it came to contemporary art […]

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Charity vaunteth not itself … except sometimes

Friend of the Royal Academy, James Birkin, believes the RA is neither open nor giving enough considering its charitable status; and overly

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It is said that a true friend will speak truth unto 404 Not Found power. How sad then that the Friends of the Royal Academy

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the chance to do just this. Recent correspondence with this […]