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Laura Gascoigne: Tangled Web – September 2017

“Why is there so much sewing?” demanded The Art Newspaper’s Christina Ruiz after visiting Christine Macel’s exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale. 404 Not Found “I get it: domestic work, women’s work, is important and


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undervalued. But is it in itself art? No it is

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not.” There was a time when so-called textile arts were prized above all others; when first unveiled in […]

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Editorial – July 2017

WHOLESALE GRATIFICATION  In


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the last issue I noted the gradual but relentless erosion of space allocated to historical pictures in Tate Britain. This contraction

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will now 404 Not Found accelerate because the collection is to be re-hung, yet again, on this occasion thematically – a policy undoubtedly designed to demonstrate the State Art Commandment that all roads shall lead to the Usual Suspects. […]

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Dick French: On The Town – July 2016

Who now remembers the fashion for wearing your trousers backwards? It was all the rage in Camden Town about ten years ago. They

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had to be the very baggy “gangsta” variety. You rarely see it nowadays. So fashion changes… except in the
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Art World, which has been stagnant for fifty years. I’m looking forward to seeing the new film about 404 Not Found […]

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Museums – our national genius

I may frequently express criticisms about their finer workings but British museums


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and galleries are generally superbly run. Heroic efforts are 404 Not Found made to minimise the impact of funding cuts so that even regular visitors will notice little or

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no impact. From looking at the outward face of our museums you would never guess the country was in anything like the […]

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Tate trustees and the public interest

In 2011 the Tate named two


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new trustees, one of whom is painter Tomma Abts. She is a 44-year-old German, recently appointed Professor 404 Not Found of Painting at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, who won the Turner Prize

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in 2006. As an artist trustee, she replaced Jeremy Deller, who won the Turner Prize in 2004. Abts’s paintings are all the same small size […]

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Olympic posters: our native genius

The Turner Prize nominees and winners came up with a predictable set of embarrassing posters for the Olympics.

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Apart from the perpetrators themselves, no one could be found to say a good word about 404 Not Found their efforts. Someone needs to get a grip. First we were presented with an inept logo which had cost £400,000 for what looked like two minutes
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Selling England by the pound

Today John Constable’s The Lock,


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painted in 1824, sold 404 Not Found at Christie’s for £22.4 million. In the current art market of silly prices some lucky person got the bargain of their lives. Let us hope the picture will be placed in a museum, where people might

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enjoy it, instead of disappearing into a Swiss warehouse as the investment bauble of some […]

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Tate Trustees and the public interest

The Tate recently named two new trustees, one of whom is painter Tomma Abts. She is a


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44-year-old German, recently appointed Professor of Painting at the Kunstakademie

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in Düsseldorf, who won the 404 Not Found Turner Prize in 2006. As an artist trustee, she replaced Jeremy Deller, who won the Turner Prize in 2004. Abts’s paintings are all the same small size (48 […]