Post Tagged with: "Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art"

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Martin Creed: new definitions for ‘gift’

Regular readers may recall from a recent editorial that when ‘we’ bought Yinka Shonibare’s Trafalgar Square bottle to stand outside the National Maritime Museum ten

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profligacy is now repeated in respect of inarticulate chancer Martin Creed, whose […]

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Evelyn Williams, and another case of the public denied

In the last issue I considered the 404 Not Found case

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of a single-minded good artist,  David Mulholland from Middlesbrough, whose memory, in the absence of any official recognition or support, has to be kindled for posterity’s sake by friends and family. By
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The Jackdaw’s usual standard of eliciting no comment whatsoever, this caused a considerable mailbag from many mentioning other artists who […]

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Gruel for the masses

The State should be more circumspect than to behave like a private collector. Unfortunately, collecting and exhibiting in national collections according to narrow personal tastes and loyalties is established practice. Those employed to run Contemporary Art are selected


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because 404 Not Found they have

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been carefully programmed in the tenets of State Art and if they have doubts keep quiet about them. But […]