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Who's Coming to Dinner?

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2009 | 2:43 PM

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'I've joined too many clubs,' cried one of my friends, 'I have to watch two films a month, read two books and see two exhibitions'.

It's apparently a common problem. The clubs in question are supper clubs. They're everywhere. Six months...

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The Auction Room Action

(3) Comments | Posted February 6, 2009 | 5:11 PM

The mood was ambivalent at Sotheby's in London last night. It felt like everyone was collectively holding their breath. Despite Degas' ballerina "Petite Danseuse De Quatorze Ans" going for the top end of its estimate only a couple of evenings before, last night was being perceived by many as...

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The Turner Prize: Is it Relevant?

(2) Comments | Posted December 2, 2008 | 12:04 PM

The Stuckists are never happy. They used to be upset that the Turner Prize did not involve enough painting and "traditional" media, now they're unhappy that the prize is seemingly "irrelevant". On Monday night they were out in force, mocked up "Wanted" posters of Tate Director Nicholas Serota were...

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Obama Art

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2008 | 11:17 AM

Something that struck me about this year's election was just how much art sprung up around it. Politically charged art is far from rare, it comes and goes with fashion: Barbara Kruger's text pieces during the Reagan period -- railing against the perceived injustices of a conservative government, Martha Rosler...

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Frieze Art Fair: The Agony and the Ecstasy

(2) Comments | Posted October 16, 2008 | 10:25 PM

The headlines on the London ten o'clock news on September 15th were like a work of art in themselves. Footage of former Lehman employees with their belongings packed into expensive wine boxes were juxtaposed with shots of the Sotheby's saleroom where Damien Hirst's collection of pickled sharks, calves and butterflies...

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