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    1. 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 paint...

    2. 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...

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    1. The World 2012

      Confronting an age of austerity...
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    1. 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 is...

    2. 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 representing 75...

    3. 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 most...

    4. 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 with...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 Art...

    8. 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 picture...

    9. 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 Michelangelos...

    10. 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 leading...

    11. 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, and...

    12. 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 Arts...

    13. 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 before...

    14. 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...

    15. May 11, 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 of...

    16. 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 Goethe to...

    17. 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...

    18. 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 the...

    19. 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 investment...

    20. 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 starting to...

    21. 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 Tuesday...

    22. 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 entirely:...

    23. 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 about...

    24. January 18, 2012

      Slideshow: David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

      Slideshow: David Hockney...

    25. 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 Matisse,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. December 9, 2011

      Bright lights, small island

      One exhibition has been screaming to be mounted in London’s Olympic year – the story of the most contested, relevant,...

    30. December 2, 2011

      A man of the wold

       Hockney: The Biography Volume 1 19371975, A Rake’s Progress, by Christopher Simon Sykes, Century, RRP£25, 363 pages David...

    31. November 25, 2011

      The art of conversation

      Sixty years ago, Francis Bacon’s “Pope I” shocked visitors at his first “exclusive” exhibition at the Hanover Gallery in...

    32. November 4, 2011

      Nationwide peal of bells to greet world’s athletes

      A peal of bells will ring out across the UK to herald the start of the Olympics next summer as part of the London 2012...

    33. October 27, 2011

      Tate Britain showcases Picasso in 2012

      Pablo Picasso’s life-long connection with Britain and the impact he had on modernism in the UK is to be explored in an...

    34. October 11, 2011

      The big medium

      “Put a screen in a museum and nobody wants to look at the paintings any more.” These are Gerhard Richter’s opening words in...

    35. September 30, 2011

      Harebrained omission

      If it is ever to compete with Tate Modern for popularity and seriousness of purpose, Tate Britain must stop its perverse...

    36. September 30, 2011

      Harebrained omission

      If it is ever to compete with Tate Modern for popularity and seriousness of purpose, Tate Britain must stop its perverse...

    37. September 30, 2011

      Western union

      In Annie Hall (1977), Woody Allen’s funniest and most poignant movie, the comedian Alvy Singer, played by the director,...

    38. September 16, 2011

      Drawing, design and the art of craft

      In the past 150 years, successive generations of British artists have been at the forefront of printed textile design....

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