Ken Currie: Unknown Man Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Clare Henry

Ken Currie, undoubtedly among the most significant painters of our time, is known for his dark side, his bleak, black pictures

The Trouble With The Turner Prize – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Turner Prize continues to be in trouble. The competition has an aim: to single out the best new artists living and working in Britain

21 April 2021

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Rachel Whiteread: A Beguiling New Exhibition At Gagosian – Marina Vaizey

The Gagosian Gallery on Grosvenor Hill is a subtly magnificent slab of grey. particularly appropriate for the art of Rachel Whiteread.

Mona Hatoum: The Light at the End 1989 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

I first saw Mona Hatoum’s installation The Light at the End at The Showroom in East London in 1989.

24 March 2021

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KAWS: Reinventing Appropriation Brooklyn Museum – Raphy Sarkissian

Upon entering the Brooklyn Museum to view “Kaws: What Party”, the visitor is confronted by a colossal and strikingly iconic sculpture

2 March 2021

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Mark Wallinger State Britain 2007 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

In this series, Sue Hubbard explores Mark Wallinger State Britain 2007 an artwork and Turner Prize winning exhibition at the Tate Gallery.

23 February 2021

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UK Art Can Be A Ball Of Confusion – Edward Lucie-Smith

Last Sunday, the Times carried not one but two pieces by Waldemar Januszczak, its resident art critic, who is certainly one of the best in that slightly esoteric line of business. The first Kehinde Wiley the second on Antony Gormley.

10 December 2020

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Billy Childish: The Timeless Present – Neugerriemschneider Berlin – Edward Lucie-Smith

Billy Childish has been around a long time. He is not only an artist but a poet and a composer of music.

Jenny Saville Propped 1992 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Not long after Jenny Saville had left art school in Glasgow. As yet she was unwritten about and unknown. I was taken aback by its power and wrote a short review for Time Out.

1 December 2020

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Art of the Internet Age Takes Center Stage – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has rehung ‘a full third of its collection….the Art of the Internet Age Takes Center Stage

Mary Wollstonecraft: A Lumpen Statue By Maggie Hambling – Sue Hubbard

It’s been quite a year for statues. Normally no more than street furniture that no one bothers to look at – old white men standing on plinths in all weathers extolling some arcane ‘victory’ of the Empire

1 October 2020

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Rachel Howard: Suicide Drawings – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Rachel Howard’s Suicide Paintings were first shown at the Bohen Foundation in NY, in 2007 and the following year at London’s Haunch of Venison gallery. Left shocked and devastated by the suicide of an acquaintance who was found kneeling in an almost prayer-like position, suicide was, she realised, one of the last taboos.  

25 September 2020

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International Philip Guston Exhibition Postponed Over Anti-KKK Imagery

The eagerly awaited retrospective exhibition of the American artist Philip Guston, set to take place at Tate Modern in February 2021 has been postponed until 2024.

2 August 2020

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Peter Doig: White Canoe 1990/1 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Born in Scotland and raised in Trinidad and Canada, Peter Doig is widely considered one of the most renowned contemporary figurative painters of his generation

5 July 2020

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Kara Walker: Fons Americanus – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

In this new series, art critic, Poet and novelist Sue Hubbard discusses seminal contemporary artworks