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Do real artists still paint flowers?

Patrick Cullen explains the

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enduring appeal of paintings requiring only to be looked at I showed some paintings of flowers I had done recently to a friend.
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He said he quite liked them but they appeared to create a problem for him. He seemed to feel that flowers were no longer a subject for serious artists, more 404 Not Found one for Sunday […]

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Grayson Perry’s 2014 Reith Lectures – a missed opportunity

Patrick Cullen explains why Grayson Perry missed an opportunity by avoiding the important issues

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he claimed to be addressing. Grayson Perry was a surprising choice to deliver the Reith Lectures given the list of
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senior academics, elder statesmen and those at the top of their profession 404 Not Found preceding 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

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Jackdaw readers were still in doubt about just how rigged the contemporary art market 404 Not Found is after numerous articles
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on the subject, many 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 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


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non-members’ work now represents only

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29% of the total exhibition if measured by the amount of wall space it commands. 404 Not Found This 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


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Patrick Cullen, The Jackdaw 404 Not Found Sept-Oct 2011 reprinted pieces about the Royal Academy that have appeared in The Jackdaw over the last eleven years. All deal with the genuine fears of artists that the Summer

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