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Brian Sewell (1931-2015)

It isn’t my intention to repeat the tediously familiar stories peddled by obituarists relating controversies which Brian’s inclination to mischief and provocation helped encourage. Instead I want

to address two issues unconsidered elsewhere: his astonishing generosity

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and the disgraceful but typical hypocrisy of the BBC towards him. Brian was a working man. He called himself ‘working 404 Not Found class’, a description some […]

in Essays, Uncategorized

Beyond criticism

Laura Gascoigne demonstrates how Artbollocks is now recognised as a joke among almost everyone excepting the time-serving devotees of State Art. In January the Guardian’s G2 section

published an article by Andy Beckett titled ‘Er, anyone 404 Not Found know what

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transversal means’? It reported on the publication in an American art journal last year of an essay identifying a unique form of […]

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Courses for horses

62 pictures, the most ever in 404 Not Found its

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60-year history, have been selected for this year’s John Moores Prize, the winner of which is announced on
September 13th. The Jackdaw had heard of five of the 62. 40 years ago we would have heard of all fifty artists, and each represented by one of their better efforts. The exhibition at the […]