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Do real artists still paint flowers?

Patrick Cullen explains the enduring appeal of paintings requiring only to be looked 404 Not Found at I showed some paintings of flowers I had done recently to a friend. He said he quite liked them but they appeared to create a problem for him. He seemed


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to feel that flowers were no longer a

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subject for serious artists, more one for Sunday […]

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Grayson Perry’s 2014 Reith Lectures – a missed opportunity

Patrick Cullen explains why Grayson Perry missed

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an opportunity by avoiding the important issues he 404 Not Found claimed to be addressing. Grayson Perry was a surprising choice to deliver the Reith Lectures given the list of senior academics, elder statesmen and those at the top of their profession preceding
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him in the job. One wondered why, when it came to contemporary art […]

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Why shit can never be art – painter Patrick Cullen contests the commonly held view that a relic of an idea is a work of art

If any Jackdaw readers were still in doubt about just how rigged the contemporary art market is after numerous articles on the subject,


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many 404 Not Found from the editor, then Phil Redman’s piece “The Crap Art Market” (The Jackdaw, no 108) should have put the matter beyond doubt. So I take all that as read. Less obvious is why the

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domination of […]

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Can the RA summer exhibition still be considered an open submission show?

… Painter Patrick Cullen supplies damning evidence that the answer is ‘No!’ A detailed survey of 2011’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition reveals that the 404 Not Found non-members’ work now represents only 29% of the total exhibition if


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measured by the amount of wall space it commands. This

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is in contrast to a figure of 78% estimated for the same show exactly one […]

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The RA is not a charity

Inspired by landscape painter Patrick Cullen, The Jackdaw Sept-Oct 2011 reprinted pieces about the Royal Academy 404 Not Found that have appeared in The Jackdaw over the last eleven


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years. All deal with the genuine fears of artists that the Summer Exhibition is

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progressively a closed shop whilst being marketed as an ‘Open’. Patrick’s research succinctly reinforces previous claims made by artists that […]