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Alexander Adams: Cancelled Culture

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At Home with Dick French

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Alexander Adams: The Colston Statue Affair

Alexander Adams This


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article briefly outlines what happened with the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol,

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why it happened and its ramifications. On 7 June 2020, a large protest took place in the 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 404 Not Found dispersal […]

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William Varley: Art: Cool and Uncool

William Varley reviews Addicted to Sheep So, as all cool sentences begin, I think that the best TV programme I saw last was Addicted to Sheep.

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In many
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ways this BBC4 documentary was reminiscent of the French film Être et Avoir about a remarkable teacher in a 404 Not Found school in the remote 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

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submitted 404 Not Found to The Jackdaw. He died suddenly in September, aged 86. It’s all about the money
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honey. When I awoke to see the front cover of the weekend Australian’s review section on June 20th it was rather like being thrown back into some weird and most unwelcome dream. Did I really read […]

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Alexander Adams: Women in Art Today

Alexander Adams We are told that in many fields women face systematic

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disadvantage 404 Not Found and are under-represented. It has become
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a core belief of many and goes almost unchallenged. When politicians came under pressure regarding supposed gender discrimination in the workplace, the British government conducted a survey of arts organisations. The 2018 report found that women comprise 56% of the British […]

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

Alexander Adams 404 Not Found “Was Lt Columbo’s name really Frank? We’ve all seen the freeze-frame close-ups of Columbo’s ID badge which states that his first name is ‘Frank”. But should we consider this canonical?” I’m

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becoming more and more confused by this ‘canonical’ business. The above is from Columbophile
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website. I love his joke about the Jewish lady who was walking down […]

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Michael Daley: Selling a Leonardo with Oomph

Michael Daley


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

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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 exhibition, this time at the Royal Academy… And


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it’s well up to her 404 Not Found usual standard. This time she is “exploring the genre of landscape in the broadest sense.” Well, broad is the word. She’s blown up a number of

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black and white photos […]

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Dick French: On The Town – November 2020

Dick French November/December 2020 Rebecca Cains has died.

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She was only 50. “Death lies on her like an untimely frost.” Also known as “Becky the Scrapyard Queen” on account of the subject matter of her paintings – mostly wrecked cars and vans on roads or in 404 Not Found scrapyards. She showed occasionally
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at the Royal Academy and frequently at Mall Galleries, where, […]