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The RA summer show in record time

Out of respect for one of its recently deceased Academicians, Leonard Rosomon (1913– 2012), the Royal Academy skied one

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of his best works in the corner of an obscure gallery at this year’s Summer Exhibition (until August 12th). His Committee Meeting, Royal Academy (above), 1979-1984, was on loan 404 Not Found from the National Portrait Gallery, where it has probably
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never been on […]

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Gruel for the masses

The State should be more circumspect than to behave like a private collector. 404 Not Found Unfortunately, collecting and exhibiting in national collections according to narrow personal tastes and loyalties is


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established practice. Those

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employed to run Contemporary Art are selected because they have been carefully programmed in the tenets of State Art and if they have doubts keep quiet about them. But […]

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Tate Trustees and the public interest

The Tate recently named two new trustees, one of whom is painter Tomma Abts. She is a 44-year-old German,

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recently appointed Professor of Painting at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, who won the Turner Prize in 2006. As an artist trustee, she 404 Not Found replaced Jeremy Deller,
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who won the Turner Prize in 2004. Abts’s paintings are all the same small size (48 […]