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Tate Britain Greatest Hits, Winter 2018/19

Tate Britain Greatest Hits, Winter 2018/19

A roundup of golden nuggets on display at Tate Britain during the winter of 2018/19
Beatriz Milhazes at White Cube Bermondsey, April-July 2018

Beatriz Milhazes at White Cube Bermondsey, April-July 2018

  Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes’ paintings never fail to lift the spirits with their powerful use of patterning and gutsy colour combinations...
Fun With Picasso In 1932

Fun With Picasso In 1932

This is what it looks like when an artist at the top of their game takes their foot off the gas.
Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain

Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain

Notes on the Rachel Whiteread retrospective at Tate Britain Nice space (dividing walls removed). Too many pieces. Sight-lines too full up of ot...
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Boom For Real at Barbican, London

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Boom For Real at Barbican, London

The Jean-Michel Basquiat show at the Barbican in London at the moment is kind of mid-sized and kind of mid-weight. It’s set over two floors. The u...
Jean Dubuffet ‘Théâtres de Mémoire’ at Pace London

Jean Dubuffet ‘Théâtres de Mémoire’ at Pace London

Autumn 2017 in London, and Pace Gallery has a small but impressive show of Dubuffet works from the mid to late 1970s on display. Conve...
Eye Am A Camera - On Viewing Art Through New Lenses

Eye Am A Camera - On Viewing Art Through New Lenses

I bought new glasses with varifocal lenses, and they've turned my head into a camera. I drew a diagram to explain:
Shiny Pollocks: An Amazing Jackson Pollock Catalogue

Shiny Pollocks: An Amazing Jackson Pollock Catalogue

I found this on one of our bookshelves today (I didn't even know we had it, which shows you how utterly vast the Standard Designs Memorial Library...
We Are The Robots

We Are The Robots

Seen recently at the 'Into The Unknown' exhibition at the Barbican in London. That reminds me, have you seen our album-as-books print of Kraftwerk'...