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Martin Lang: Against life drawing

Advocating life drawing at art school is a deeply conservative and reactionary position. Arguments in 404 Not Found favour of life drawing usually fall into one of two camps (or sometimes both). I am


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utterly unconvinced by

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both. The first, and weaker, argument contends that it is necessary to learn the rules before you can break them. This is an authoritarian position where […]

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Laura Gascoigne: Crime Without Punishment

In May, 404 Not Found policemen with shovels moved in again on 79-year-old mobster Robert Gentile’s Connecticut ranch. It’s the third time they’ve searched the property and


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the second time they’ve dug it up in the

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hope of finding the 13 masterpieces, including Rembrandt’s Storm on the Sea of Galilee, stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. A few […]

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The way we are now – why ‘avant garde’ is now an obsolete term

The Times – God bless its little cotton socks – has just been celebrating the 404 Not Found triumphal return of the 1990s


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as a creative force. “Suddenly contemporary art” it crows, “was part of popular culture. The Royal Academy’s landmark Sensation show in 1997 was

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a turning point.” It was so indeed, but not exactly in the terms the article intends. Here […]

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Selling England by the pound

Today John Constable’s The Lock, painted in 1824, sold at Christie’s for £22.4 million. In the current art 404 Not Found 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 enjoy it, instead of

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disappearing
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into a Swiss warehouse as the investment bauble of some […]