29 June 2019

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Masterpiece London: How The Other Half Live – Edward Lucie-Smith

I have always had ambiguous feelings about the annual Masterpiece London fine art and antiques fair, now under the umbrella of the Art Basel Group.

3 April 2019

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British Culture Like UK Politics Reaches A Crisis Point – Edward Lucie-Smith

Just recently Tate Modern was named as Britain’s most popular tourist attraction: 5.9 visitors went to the gallery last year. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it – that is till you do a bit more research.

14 January 2019

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Is Pyotr Pavlensky Just An Attention Seeking Muppet

In the aftermath of sentencing the exiled Russian artist Petr (AKA Pyotr) Pavlensky on Thursday, I ask myself why is he doing this? Is it for art? Or should we categorise him as an attention-seeking spoilt brat? Pavlensky was on trial for setting fire to the facade of a French central bank building, a performance […]