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  1. June 30, 2013

    Jumping for Joyce, Francis Kyle Gallery, London – review

    In 1922, after a Stravinsky soirée, Proust and Joyce shared a taxi – their only meeting. Joyce was half-blind and Proust...

  2. June 12, 2013

    Blumenfeld Studio: New York, 1941-1960, Somerset House, London – review

    In his time, Erwin Blumenfeld was often cited as the highest-paid photographer in the world. Now, though, his name is only...

  1. April 7, 2013

    André Kertész: Truth and Distortion, Atlas Gallery, London – review

    André Kertész, said his colleague and compatriot Brassaï, “had two qualities that are essential to a great photographer: an...

  2. February 10, 2013

    Man Ray Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London

    Although he is now more famous as a photographer than for anything else he did, Man Ray maintained all his life an...

  3. November 26, 2012

    Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972, Museum of Modern Art, New York

    Like many attractive artists, Alina Szapocznikow enjoyed posing, whether it was for someone else’s snapshot or for her own...

  4. November 2, 2012

    I think, therefore I aim

    Artists famously love to flirt with (and occasionally succumb to) self-destruction. Some are more serious about this than...

  5. October 12, 2012

    Snapshot: ‘Photoshot, Netherlands’ (1974)

    Photo-shooting galleries first appeared at fun fairs in the 1920s. Punters could win a portrait of themselves with rifle in...

  6. July 6, 2012

    Liberté, egalité ... transparency?

    Slideshow: Paris menswear Just as David Cameron’s Conservatives are hardly cosying up to Europe, so there was a certain...

  7. June 5, 2012

    Charles Long: Pet Sounds, Madison Square Park, New York; Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    It’s a fantastic moment for outdoor art in Manhattan. Psychedelic blobs are disgorging strange noises in Madison Square...

  8. March 9, 2012

    Images of import

    In 1931 and 1932 a youngish Japanese photography enthusiast called Senichi Kimura made a trip to Europe and the US. Kimura...

  9. October 14, 2011

    Brassaï in America

    On April 2 1957, the Hungarian-born photographer, Gyula Halász, known as Brassaï, and his wife, Gilberte, boarded the liner...

  10. October 6, 2011

    Film releases: October 7

    Midnight in Paris is the saddest Woody Allen yet. Sadder in its way, even, than The Purple Rose of Cairo or Another Woman....

  11. October 3, 2011

    Cinematic Orchestra, Barbican, London

    The Cinematic Orchestra, under the direction of Jason Swinscoe, has carved out a singular, jazz-tinged niche. Light but not...

  12. February 8, 2011

    Puns in the language of pictures

    In a famous 1922 portrait of the vain millionairess self-promoter the Marchesa Casati, Man Ray jogged the camera in such a...

  13. December 30, 2010

    Sharper focus

    In New York there are 58 dealers specialising in photographic prints, Paris has dozens, but in London there are just six....

  14. April 26, 2010

    Guide: Arts around the world

    New YorkPicassoThe Metropolitan Museum of Art displays its complete collection of works by Picasso - never before seen in...

  15. April 25, 2010

    Arts around the world

    Picasso’s ‘The Dreamer’ will be on show at the Met New YorkPicasso The Metropolitan Museum of Art displays its complete...

  16. December 4, 2009

    In search of hidden meanings

    The puzzling new Man Ray exhibition at the Jewish Museum doesn't just propose a theory: it ties itself up in argumentative...

  17. December 4, 2009

    Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention, The Jewish Museum, New York

    ‘Auto Portrait’, 1933, mixed media The puzzling new Man Ray exhibition at the Jewish Museum doesn’t just propose a theory:...

  18. November 9, 2009

    Guide: Arts around the world

    New York Alias Man Ray The Jewish Museum's Alias Man Ray: the Art of Reinvention opens on Sunday. Curator Mason Klein...

  19. November 8, 2009

    Arts around the world

    New YorkAlias Man Ray The Jewish Museum’s Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention opens on Sunday. Curator Mason Klein focuses...

  20. November 4, 2009

    The quirks steal the show

    Two magnificent earth-moving grabs are poised at odd angles on the ground, their connecting rods silhouetted against a...

  21. November 3, 2009

    Points of View, British Library, London

    Two magnificent earth-moving grabs are poised at odd angles on the ground, their connecting rods silhouetted against a...

  22. September 27, 2009

    Arts around the world

    CopenhagenBlues Festival For this, its ninth year, this festival takes the theme “Chicago Blues”. Highlights include...

  23. April 4, 2009

    Visions of a changing world

    "I'm no photojournalist. In my heart of hearts I am - and always will be - an artist." In fact, Werner Bischof blurred the...

  24. April 4, 2009

    Werner Bischof’s visions of a changing world

    By Claire Holland. Photographs by Werner Bischof “I’m no photojournalist. In my heart of hearts I am – and always will be –...

  25. January 26, 2009

    Guide - Arts around the world

    The Hague Man Ray: Unconcerned, but not Indifferent This retrospective exhibition, its title taken from the artist's...

  26. January 25, 2009

    Arts around the world

    PragueAndy Warhol: Motion Picture In collaboration with New York’s Museum of Modern Art, this exhibition displays 20 screen...

  27. January 24, 2009

    Visions of exile and survival

    Is there a Jewish art?" Harold Rosenberg asked at New York's Jewish Museum in 1966. "They build a Jewish Museum, then ask:...

  28. January 24, 2009

    Is there such a thing as Jewish art?

    Felix Nussbaum’s ‘Artist in his Studio’ (1931) “Is there a Jewish art?” Harold Rosenberg asked at New York’s Jewish Museum...

  29. November 19, 2008

    The forgotten Surrealist

    Flinging her arms towards the sky, the 38-year-old Eileen Agar flaunts her slim, elegant body in an erotic dance on a hotel...

  30. November 18, 2008

    The forgotten Surrealist

    Eileen Agar, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK Flinging her arms towards the Mediterranean sky, the 38-year-old Eileen...

  31. October 27, 2008

    Guide: Arts around the world

    Glasgow La traviata Any new production from the Glasgow-born director David McVicar is a big event. In recent years he has...

  32. October 26, 2008

    Arts around the world

    GlasgowLa traviata Any new production from the Glasgow-born director David McVicar is a big event. In recent years he has...

  33. October 11, 2008

    Partenope, Coliseum, London

    Love is a battle. It causes no end of conflict, torture, rage, hate. Its weapons work like poisoned darts. It unsettles...

  34. October 1, 2008

    Pioneers who can still shock

    In the early summer of 1938, the citizens of Gloucester were astounded, horrified and fascinated by an avant-garde...

  35. September 30, 2008

    Pioneers who can still shock

    Surrealism Returns Cheltenham Art Gallery In the early summer of 1938, the citizens of Gloucester were astounded, horrified...

  36. June 30, 2008

    Guide - Arts around the world

    Paris The Fly David Cronenberg's sci-fi horror movie, The Fly, became a cult hit when it was released in 1986. Now the...

  37. June 29, 2008

    Arts around the world

    Paris The Fly David Cronenberg’s sci-fi horror movie The Fly became a cult hit when it was released in 1986. Now the story...

  38. May 3, 2008

    Visual arts Jackie Wullschlager

    Xu Bing Albion, London SW11 First major London show for this artist of subversive calligraphy. Xu Bing recombines elements...

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