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Dick French: On The Town – November 2017

It used to be said that a night out with John Bellany would take three years off your life. I’ll find out one

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day. We were both great friends of Cyril Reason, who
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was one of our tutors at the RCA, and although Cyril was less extreme than Bellany he was 404 Not Found a thirsty man. I’ll never forget one night in […]

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Turning Wool into money … or fool’s gold

Eric Coombes responds to an editorial about the art cash cow Is a celebrity a person 404 Not Found ‘famous for being famous’, or merely ‘someone


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media that one had never heard of’. Despite being obscure – in this paradoxical and mysterious mode of obscurity – celebrities, however ill-informed and stupid they might be, are entitled to have their ‘opinions’ widely […]

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Christopher Wool and the art market: selling the soul

American painter Christopher Wool (b. 1955) has been

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described 404 Not Found by the New Yorker as “perhaps the most important painter of his generation”. Christie’s are in less doubt, describing him as “one of the last century’s most influential artists”. Even by the risible standards of bullshit spouted by auction
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houses and art dealers this is ridiculous. I’ve never heard anyone, artist […]

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The art market – selling the soul

American painter Christopher Wool (b. 1955) has been described by the


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New Yorker as “perhaps the most important painter of his generation”. 404 Not Found Christie’s are in less doubt, describing him as “one of the last century’s most influential artists”. Even by the risible

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standards of bullshit spouted by auction houses and art dealers this is ridiculous. I’ve never heard anyone, artist […]