7 November 2016

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French Modernist Designer And Architect Pierre Chareau Celebrated In New York Exhibition

The first U.S. exhibition focused on French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950) has opened in New York.

4 June 2015

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Fig2 – Week 17 – 27 April-3 May – Charlotte Moth – The Story of a Different Thought (by AJ Dehany)

Week 17 – Charlotte Moth – 27 April-3 May – The Story of a Different Thought Fig2 – Week 17 – 27 April-3 May – Charlotte Moth – The Story of a Different Thought (by AJ Dehany) When Max Ernst was six years old his beloved pink cockatoo Hornebom died on the same day that his […]

2 May 2015

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Paint Jobs

A paint job is a working class term that describes an economic work of painting by a contracted painter/decorator that emphasises paint’s cosmetic capacity to cover up, to decorate, to provide surface appeal and a high finish. A “good paint job” conceals its brushstrokes: the customer does not want to see dribbles and accidental marks […]

20 December 2014

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Jeremy Deller Explores Warhol, Morris And The Factory

In 1986 a young Jeremy Deller took up an invitation from Andy Warhol to hang out at the artist’s eponymous Factory. Deller was an art history graduate, bumping into Warhol at Anthony d’Offay Gallery, where The Turner Prize winning artist was approached by one of Warhol’s entourage. The visit remained entirely professional, and the result […]

15 February 2012

Mondrian And Nicholson Square Up At Courtauld

Mondrian//Nicholson: In Parallel @ Courtauld Gallery – REVIEW The two modernist painters Piet Mondrian – one of world’s most celebrated 20th century artists –, and our very own Ben Nicholson – a key figure in British art history – are an obvious pairing. Both artists (during the 1930s and 40s, at least) were leading exponents […]

28 January 2012

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New York Design Fair Organisers At War

PAD vs SAD In Battle Over Domination of Manhattan’s Lucrative Design Market Pavilion of Art & Design New York, the French organised fair that showcased at the Armory in Manhattan last November will not be returning to the Park Avenue Armory this autumn. The replacement fair was a lifeline to the tired ‘Modernism’ Fair which […]

3 January 2012

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Modernist Pioneer Eva Zeisel Dies

Groundbreaking Modernist ceramicist Eva Zeisel died on Friday aged 105 A self-declared ‘maker of useful things’, she created sensuous forms inspired by the human body, taking an organic approach to Modernism in reaction to the angular Bauhaus aesthetics popular at the time of her early training. ‘I don’t create angular things. I’m a more circular […]

21 September 2011

Postmodernism Pastiche and Subversion

Victoria & Albert Museum move on to the next chapter The V&A’s autumn show ‘Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990’ represents the climax of a  long-running series of exhibitions devoted to exploring the ‘style movements’ of the twentieth century. From Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, through Modernism and Post-war Modernism, we have now arrived […]