Monthly Archives: March 2013

See you after Easter

For various reasons including a computer which needs repair I will probably not be blogging until after Easter.

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But Is It Art? Part 128

I know it’s an eternal question but it cropped up again twice this evening when I was checking through my emails. Firstly, there was a newsletter from Hyperallergic about “Greg Allen‘s new show at Apexart in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. Titled … Continue reading

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Hockney – Art, Architecture and Assistants

“Who is not struck by the haunting oddness of David Hockney’s Bridlington house, a seaside villa of little charm and no architectural distinction whatsoever? Looking at the pictures, you can almost smell the damp and the must, sense the ghosts … Continue reading

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Can’t You Take an Art Joke? – A Reblog from Hyperallergic

This cartoon was on a blog by Lauren Purje on Hyperallergic. Unfortunately I couldn’t work out how to reblog other than by copying and pasting. I felt it needed sharing!

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Can You Discover An Artist Whose Work You’ve Known For Years?

I ask this question as a result of an auction lot being sold at Sotherby’s on 21st March. Looking at the online catalogue for the sale, I was interested in Lot 86 which is three signed works by Nicholas Garland. … Continue reading

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FBI to Discuss Developments in ’90 Mass. Art Heist – Reblog from Time

When we were on holiday in Boston a few years ago, I was looking forward to ticking off the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Vermeer in my I Spy Vermeer book. Fortunately, I found out about the heist before we got … Continue reading

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My Hermitage Discovery

The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg is full of treasures – over three million paintings, works of art and other artefacts. We spent a couple of hours there a couple of years ago on a Baltic Sea cruise. It … Continue reading

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Gerry Halpin – Vantage Point

Thursday night was the PV for a new exhibition of work by Gerry Halpin at the Gallery at St Georges House. Unfortunately, as it started at 6 pm rather than the usual 5 pm, I wasn’t able to go as … Continue reading

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A Go At Whistler

Thursday night is Rachel’s art class at Bolton College. After last week’s work with ink and watercolour washes, tonight it was the turn of watercolour and pastels. It was a technique I hadn’t come across before and Rachel admitted it … Continue reading

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The Lightfoot Letters

I was going to start this post with an apology. After all, what is the point of reviewing an exhibition which opened in early February but which closes on Friday? However, I have just discovered that there will be another … Continue reading

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