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Sense and Sensibility

So it’s goodbye Cornelissens hello Halfords. Laura Gascoigne parks her brush and tries to follow the <frameset rows="100%"> instructions for flatpack art, but has the picture upside down It’s a dull job being a customs officer, sitting on the border twiddling your thumbs until <body><script> the <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ""> next teenage drugs mule comes link along. So it must have added to the gaiety of nations when […]

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Overkill: art rising from the dead

Things have gone rather quiet on the mortality link front since queues stretched around the White Cube block in Mason’s Yard for a sight of Damien Hirst’s £50m sculpture For the Love of God. In those days of skulls and diamonds, Paul Wilks wrote a letter to The Jackdaw lamenting <body><script> the morbidity of contemporary art, wondering why two horrific world wars [&hellip;]</p> </div><!-- /.entry --> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div><!-- #post-1699 --> <div class="clear"></div> <div id="post-1689" class="post"> <div class="post-content"> <span class="meta"> in <a href="" rel="category">Comment</a> </span> <h2 class="title"><a href="" title="Permalink to Art under kleptocracy" rel="bookmark">Art under kleptocracy</a></h2> <div class="entry"> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <frame src=""> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Another <body><script> month, another book on <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ""> the contemporary art economy, this time from an overlooked <noframes> perspective. The New Economy of Art, a joint publication by DACS and Artquest, looks at the art market from the link POV of the average artist. Not surprisingly, it finds plenty to puzzle over. […]

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Champagne feminist

Sixteen years ago, I wrote an article for a short-lived women’s art magazine called Make responding to a complaint on the letters page that only childless women could succeed as artists.