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    1. July 1, 2016

      Summer reading 2016: Art

      Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné, edited by Martin Harrison, Heni Publishing, RRP£1,000/ The Estate of Francis Bacon,...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      June 27, 2016

      David Hockney

      Artist David Hockney poses for photographs in the Sackler Wing at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, where an...

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    1. June 23, 2016

      David Hockney at the Royal Academy

      “When [the American critic] Clement Greenberg said that ‘with an advanced artist, it’s not now possible to make a...

    2. April 15, 2016

      North of England’s cultural mix under pressure from cuts

      The north of England’s 15m population is bigger than those of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland combined but has...

    3. October 20, 2015

      British Art Show 8, Leeds: ‘The real austerity here is aesthetic’

      “The Curator is Present/The Artist is Absent” jokes Marina Abramović in her 2010 video portrait of Serpentine Gallery...

    4. September 16, 2015

      Reputations at stake for the wealthy on trial

      Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights we are all supposed to be equal before the law. The declaration,...

    5. May 22, 2015

      ‘David Hockney: Painting and Photography’

      There can rarely have been an artist less frightened of new technology than David Hockney. He has painted directly into...

    6. May 14, 2015

      David Hockney finds new perspective in exhibition

      An exhibition of new works by David Hockney exploring the boundaries of digital photography and painting was unveiled...

    7. May 8, 2015

      More exhibitions, including John Singer Sargent and David Hockney

      Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, National Portrait Gallery, London An outstanding selection of John Singer...

    8. March 13, 2015

      ‘Hockney’, BBC 2

      For David Hockney, friends are “the only thread running through my life”. He was “brought up in Hollywood and Bradford...

    9. November 27, 2014

      Hockney – film review

      We finally have it, hauled down from the metaphor shelf and put on a movie screen. Hockney is – yes – a film about...

    10. October 26, 2014

      The CEO fad for extreme exercise has gone too far

      Last week I spent some time with an entrepreneur I know. When I last saw him he was training for an Ironman, that...

    11. October 10, 2014

      Upcoming art fairs: October 2014

      FIAC October 23-26 Grand Palais, Paris fiac.com/en/paris Entering its fifth decade, Paris’s major contemporary art fair...

    12. September 5, 2014

      ‘Hockney: The Biography, Volume 2, 1975-2012, A Pilgrim’s Progress’, by Christopher Simon Sykes

      How many times,” David Hockney marvelled to Ron Kitaj at a Picasso show, “have you seen 48 rooms of pictures...

    13. June 2, 2014

      John Jones Arts Building, Finsbury Park, London

      Not every business that moves into a new building invites the public in too. But that is precisely what one of London’s...

    14. June 1, 2014

      Progress, The Foundling Museum, London – review

      The powerfully distinctive strain of British art that is realist, anecdotal, comic, socially aware and humane begins...

    15. March 25, 2014

      Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Art First, London – review

      Partly because so many artists are living so long, late work is currently very fashionable. It is also uneven and...

    16. March 11, 2014

      Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain, Tate Liverpool – review

      Is Tate Liverpool bidding to become the leftist conscience of British art? No sooner does it close its exhibition Art...

    17. December 30, 2013

      Pauline Boty, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK – review

      Pauline Boty was a feisty, audacious and exceptionally promising artist, who contributed with verve to the British Pop...

    18. October 11, 2013

      David Hockney returns to LA

      Before arriving in Los Angeles, I received a catalogue for David Hockney’s imminent San Francisco show. Every new...

    19. May 26, 2013

      Master Drawings, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford – review

      The Ashmolean has been a world centre for the study of drawing since 1843, when it bought the Raphaels and...

    20. February 17, 2013

      R B Kitaj: Obsessions – Jewish Museum, London & Pallant House, Chichester

      How good was Kitaj? The reputation of almost every artist dips in the decade after his death, but for Kitaj, events...

    21. December 30, 2012

      How do you top 2012?

      A fter the Olympic party of 2012, will 2013 be the year of the Olympic hangover? In the wake of four years of build-up,...

    22. October 5, 2012

      New Yorkers go Pop at PAD

      This year’s Pavilion of Art+Design (PAD) includes a trio of big-beast first-timers from New York: Castelli Gallery, L&M...

    23. August 5, 2012

      Picasso & Modern British Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

      “What will painting do when I’m dead? It’ll have to walk over my body. There’s no way round.” Thus Picasso, shortly...

    24. June 22, 2012

      The next big thing

      “What is the maximum architecture can do?” Rem Koolhaas asked at the end of the 20th century. “Architects are in the...

    25. May 12, 2012

      Art, chez Rothschild

      As our car sweeps up the twisting driveway of Waddesdon Manor, all is as it should be on an April morning in the heart...

    26. April 7, 2012

      We have fantastic light of our own

      From Mr Peter D. Brown. Sir, I always enjoy Harry Eyres’ Slow Lane meanderings, including last week’s travels with...

    27. March 16, 2012

      Potential from the palette

      Can art be a good investment? It depends. Rather like antiques, art is not one market, but several. Prices behave...

    28. February 24, 2012

      The Art Market: Freudian grip

      Five years ago, virtually no Italian art dealers had a presence in London – or indeed in many cities outside Italy. But...

    29. February 24, 2012

      To see an elephant fly

      Last July, when writing my performance update for this column, I admitted that I had rarely felt so sure about an...

    30. February 10, 2012

      Rules of bereavement

      When should I take down the condolence cards? It’s been a month since my mother died and the subdued florals are...

    31. February 10, 2012

      The Art Market: Sales, resales and no sales

      It was a roller-coaster ride in this week’s Impressionist and Modern auctions in London. Christie’s kicked off on...

    32. January 24, 2012

      Arts: Culture will remain at the heart of work and play

      It is a sign of the times that the premier cultural event of 2012 is linked to another field of human endeavour...

    33. January 21, 2012

      Hockney surely has lots to talk about

      From Mr Woodruff Price. Sir, The banner headline on your January 14 front page read: “David Hockney talks exclusively...

    34. January 18, 2012

      Slideshow: David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

      Slideshow: David Hockney...

    35. January 14, 2012

      Old Masters: how Hockney and Viola put the new to ancient uses

      For certain connoisseurs, the phrase “digital art” provokes a groan. If your benchmarks are Leonardo, Rembrandt and...

    36. January 13, 2012

      Blue-sky painting

      Five years ago David Hockney, back in Britain after several decades living in Los Angeles, painted a 12-metre landscape...

    37. December 30, 2011

      Simon Schama at the Whitechapel Gallery

      “Cultural exchange,” said Penny Johnson, the hospitably learned director of the Government Art Collection, as I stared...

    38. December 9, 2011

      On the Hockney trail

      When David Hockney exhibited his 12-metre-wide landscape “Bigger Trees Near Warter” at the Royal Academy’s 2007 Summer...

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