July 17, 2010 § Leave a comment
the artist and Lisson Gallery. Photograph: Ken Adlard
You may remember my comments on the Rodney Graham band at the Candahar during the Olympics.
From The Guardian:
Why we like him: For his film The Phonokinetoscope from 2001, Graham took acid and rode a bicycle backwards. While the soundtrack that accompanies this feat suggests 1970s-style delirium, the everyday footage suggests a chasm between inner states and outer reality.
Art rock: Graham formed new-wave band called UJ3RK5 (“you jerk” – the five is not pronounced) in his twenties with Jeff Wall, while his current ensemble, the Rodney Graham Band, morph between country rock, folk and psychedelia.
October 6, 2009 § Leave a comment
‘papier mache eggman’ by enrico david, 2009 from the installation ‘how do you love dzzzzt by mammy?
gold leaf painting by richard wright
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The painting, Striding Nude, Blue Dress, by Euan Uglow was scheduled to go on public display in 2006 but was withdrawn at the last minute.
London gallery selling painting based on a 1972 sketch of Tony Blair’s wife
Cherie Blair paid a private visit to an art gallery this week to be reminded of what she looked like in the nude more than 30 years ago. There, hanging on the wall, is an artist’s sketch of her naked form on fading brown paper, and a painting based on the sketch.
The painting, Striding Nude, Blue Dress, by Euan Uglow was scheduled to go on public display in 2006 but was withdrawn at the last minute. It is now on display and listed for sale at a Mayfair art gallery in London, with a price tag of £600,000. (…)
October 24, 2008 § 2 Comments
Nicole Kidman by Annie Leibovitz
Covering 15 years of Annie Leibovitz’s most recent work, the National Portrait Gallery exhibition (until February 1, 2009) includes over 150 photographs by the celebrated photographer. From her more personal work (photos of her family and friends) to commissioned portraits, the show is a comprehensive overlook on Leibovitz’s style.
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( Photo: JOHN TAYLOR – Go here for the full article)
It’s hard to know what to think when a bull preserved in formaldehyde is sold for £10.3 million or when Damien Hirst decides to cut out his dealer’s commission and go solo on a 88-lot auction.