23 July 2014

Jeff Koons: A Hubris Trickster Creating The Visually Grandiose

Standing at the very beginning of the Jeff Koons retrospective, on the polished floors of the Whitney Museum, I scrutinise my distorted, disproportional and caricatured reflection in the pristine mirrored blue orb, teetering precariously on the shoulder of a 25 foot plaster cast copy of Hercules. This is part of the “Gazing Ball” series which […]

16 September 2013

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Richard Hamilton Retrospective Exhibition Unveiled For February 2014 At Tate

Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) was one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century and is widely regarded as a founding figure of pop art. He is someone who continued to experiment and innovate over a career spanning 60 years. Tate Modern will stage the first retrospective to cover the full scope of Hamilton’s […]

14 July 2013

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Isabella Blow Celebrated With A Retrospective Exhibition At Somerset House

Somerset House has announced a partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins, to mount a new exhibition celebrating the life and style of this fashion icon.  Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, will focus on the extraordinary life and wardrobe of the late, great British patron of fashion and art. Daphne Guinness said: “This […]

4 July 2013

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Ian Dury: Royal College Graduate Honoured With Retrospective Exhibition

Jemima Dury, the daughter of the late, great musician/songwriter and visual artist, has spent the last two years putting together a collection of her Dad’s art work in order to hold the first ever Ian Dury retrospective. When Dury formed his band Kilburn and the High Roads in 1971 he retired from painting and pursued […]

18 February 2013

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Roy Lichtenstein Exhibition Expected To Break Tate Modern Attendance Records

The most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the leading Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein opens at Tate Modern this Thursday. Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, this is the first major Lichtenstein retrospective for twenty years, bringing together over 125 of the artist’s most definitive paintings and sculptures as well as several […]

16 June 2012

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Allen Jones Retrospective Celebrates His 75th Birthday

The British Pop artist Allen Jones who caused an international furor in 1969 with his provocative furniture sculptures is mounting a retrospective exhibition at the Kunsthalle Tübingen in Germany .The last large-scale retrospective devoted to the artist, was held in 1979 when he was forty-one, in Liverpool, London, Baden-Baden, and Bielefeld. His 70th birthday was […]