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Do real artists still paint flowers?

Patrick Cullen explains the enduring appeal

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

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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 he claimed to be addressing. Grayson


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Perry was a surprising choice to deliver the Reith Lectures given the list of senior academics, elder statesmen and those at the top

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of their profession preceding him in the job. One wondered why, when it 404 Not Found 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, many from the editor, then Phil Redman’s piece “The Crap Art Market” (The Jackdaw, 404 Not Found no 108) should have


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put the matter beyond doubt. So I take all that as read. Less obvious

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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 non-members’ work


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now represents only 29% of the total exhibition if measured by the amount 404 Not Found of wall space

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it commands. 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 Patrick Cullen, The Jackdaw Sept-Oct

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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 404 Not Found that the Summer Exhibition is progressively a closed shop whilst being marketed as
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an ‘Open’. Patrick’s research succinctly reinforces previous claims made by artists that […]