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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. The World 2012

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

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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:...

  19. 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...

  20. January 18, 2012

    Slideshow: David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

    Slideshow: David Hockney...

  21. 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,...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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,...

  34. 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....

  35. September 7, 2011

    Hockney exhibition to focus on landscapes

    David Hockney has delved into his fascination with his native Yorkshire for a new exhibition at the Royal Academy next year...

  36. September 2, 2011

    Don’t rent a villa, rent a village

    In her book Fame and Frame, the celebrity photographer Pat York includes a shot of actor Jack Nicholson walking away from a...

  37. July 11, 2011

    Obituary: Roland Petit

    Roland Petit, French choreographer, dancer and producer, died in Geneva on Sunday morning. He was 87 years old. Petit’s...

  38. April 15, 2011

    Sale of the week: David Hockney’s works

    Sale: The Hockney Sale Location: Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London W1, tel: +44 (0) 20 447 7447. Sale starts 1pm. Date:...

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