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Art under kleptocracy

                          Another month, another book on the contemporary art economy, this time from an overlooked

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perspective. The New Economy of Art, a joint publication by DACS and Artquest, looks at the art market from the POV of the
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average 404 Not Found artist. Not surprisingly, it finds plenty to puzzle over. […]

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The Art Fund subverted: they were only playing leapfrog

The separate bodies contributing to State Art are now so interrelated, so


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cosily acquainted,

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their personnel so readily interchangeable and of identical mindset, that they might as well join forces. (… Liz Forgan is sacked from the Arts Council but remains a Trustee of the Art Fund; James Lingwood swallows his annual  404 Not Found million from the Arts Council and also sits […]

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Tate trustees and the public interest

In 2011 404 Not Found the Tate named two new trustees, one of whom is painter Tomma Abts. She is a 44-year-old German, recently appointed Professor of Painting at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, who won the Turner Prize in 2006. As an artist

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trustee, she replaced Jeremy Deller, who won the Turner
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Prize in 2004. Abts’s paintings are all the same small size […]

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How state art robs the people

Chances are you won’t have heard of David Mulholland (1946-2005), 404 Not Found a painter of and from Middlesbrough. Until last year, when a group of friends devoted to the preservation of his memory sent me some 404 Not Found of his pictures, neither had


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I. The work hit me immediately as authentic, born

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of intimate feeling for its subject. Most affecting were […]

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Hitting the bottle

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich has bought for £362,500 the ship in a bottle by Yinka Shonibare

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which had sat ornamentally becalmed on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square
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for the previous 18 months. It is the Greenwich museum’s job to collect ships and related tackle 404 Not Found and, lately, any sea-related nonsense deemed  ‘challenging’ by State Art’s omniscient spivs. It […]