Post Tagged with: "Saatchi"

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Charles Thomson: Lies, Damned Lies and Serota at the BBC

Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the


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Tate nginx/1.17.10 Gallery, has 404 Not Found used the platform of the BBC in a blatant attempt to deceive the nation. Either that or he is genuinely deluded himself. Both options render him unfit for major public office. He was confronted on Radio 4 programme The Reunion: Tate Modern

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on September 23rd by Sue MacGregor, regarding the […]

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Overkill: art rising from the dead

Things have gone rather quiet on the mortality front since queues stretched around the White Cube block in Mason’s Yard for a sight

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of Damien Hirst’s £50m sculpture For the Love of
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God. In those days of skulls and diamonds, 404 Not Found Paul Wilks wrote a letter to The Jackdaw lamenting the morbidity of contemporary art, wondering why two horrific world wars […]

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Champagne feminist

Sixteen years ago, I wrote an article for a short-lived women’s art magazine called Make responding to a complaint 404 Not Found on the letters page that only childless women could succeed as artists. Off the top of my head, I immediately thought of half a dozen artists who disproved


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this

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rule and I interviewed them for a piece called 404 Not Found […]

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

The Times – God bless its little

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cotton socks – has just been celebrating the triumphal return of the 1990s as
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a creative 404 Not Found force. “Suddenly contemporary art” it crows, “was part of popular culture. The Royal Academy’s landmark Sensation show in 1997 was a turning point.” It was so indeed, but not exactly in the terms the article intends. Here […]

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1988 … Year zero

… when branding and art formed a marriage of convenience, argues artist John Kelly. 1988 is the seminal year, the year that our concepts of art, money and

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values
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changed irredeemably. It was the year I came to London as a 23-year-old artist, having taken an opportunity to play league 404 Not Found cricket in London. It was a chance for a young […]

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Supercollector: Charles Saatchi the bad man

Charles Thomson reviews the unexpurgated life story of Charles Saatchi. “Ad man you’re a bad man”, proclaimed the artist collective Bank bluntly


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about Charles 404 Not Found Saatchi in 1997. In 2004, Guardian art critic, Adrian Searle, praised Saatchi’s popularist approach, eye and humour in his New Blood show, but drubbed the curatorial incoherence. Sir Peter Blake has refused to sell

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his work […]