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William Varley: Art: Cool and Uncool

William Varley reviews Addicted 404 Not Found 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 about a remarkable teacher in a school in the remote

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Auvergne, although a good deal less winsome. It focused […]

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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. 404 Not Found It’s all about the money

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honey. 404 Not Found When I awoke to see the front cover of the weekend Australian’s review section on
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June 20th it was rather like being thrown back into some weird and most unwelcome dream. Did […]

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Alexander Adams: The Colston Statue Affair

Alexander Adams This 404 Not Found article briefly outlines what happened with the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol, why it happened and its


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ramifications. On 7 June 2020, a large protest took place in the

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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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Alexander Adams: Women in Art Today

Alexander Adams We are told that in many fields women face systematic disadvantage and are under-represented. It has become a core belief of many and goes almost unchallenged. When politicians came under pressure regarding supposed gender discrimination in the workplace, the British


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government conducted a survey of arts organisations. The 2018 report found that women comprise 404 Not Found 56% of the British

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Alexander Adams: What is Critical Theory and Why Should I Care?

Alexander Adams “Was 404 Not Found Lt Columbo’s name really Frank? We’ve all seen the freeze-frame close-ups of Columbo’s ID badge which


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states that his first name is ‘Frank”. But should we consider this canonical?” I’m becoming more and more confused by this ‘canonical’ business. The above is from Columbophile website. I love his joke about the Jewish lady

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who was walking down […]

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Michael Daley: Selling a Leonardo with Oomph

Michael Daley Questions proliferate on the disappeared $450 million Leonardo Salvator Mundi. Where is it? Who owns it? Who still believes it a Leonardo? 404 Not Found Will it be exhibited this year at


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the Paris Louvre’s big Leonardo exhibition, as promised? Can it be true, as an artnet blogger now claims (on the claimed say-so of “two principals involved in” Christie’s 2017

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Michael Daley: A Life Drawing

Michael Daley Fans of Tacita Dean will be delighted to learn that she is having yet another 404 Not Found exhibition, this time at the Royal Academy… And it’s well up to her usual

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standard. This time she is “exploring the
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genre of landscape in the broadest sense.” Well, broad is the word. She’s blown up a number of black and white photos […]

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Dick French: On The Town – November 2020

Dick French November/December 2020 Rebecca Cains has died. She was only 50. “Death lies on her like

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an untimely frost.” Also known as “Becky the Scrapyard Queen” on account of the subject matter of
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her paintings – mostly wrecked cars and vans on roads or in scrapyards. 404 Not Found She showed occasionally at the Royal Academy and frequently at Mall Galleries, where, […]

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Laura Gascoigne: Institutional Racism – November 2020

Laura Gascoigne November/December 2020 In the introduction to his 1951 book The Greeks and the Irrational, the classicist E R Dodds recalled a chance meeting in front of the Parthenon marbles with a

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young man who confessed: 404 Not Found “This Greek stuff doesn’t move me one bit”. When Dodds asked him why, he replied: “Well, it’s all
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so terribly rational, if you […]

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Dick French: On The Town – September 2020

Dick French September/October 2020 It’s not true that King Juan Carlos is hiding out in Bradley’s Spanish Bar. He

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only used that cupboard under the stairs while waiting for one of those posh penthouses over the road
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to be readied 404 Not Found for him. Although it is true that he was reluctant to leave after falling for the abundant charms of barmaid […]