28 July 2018

R.B. Kitaj – A Lost Leader – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’ve just been reading a remarkable book, published last year, that seems to have received almost no attention here in Britain, save for a brief anonymous review in The Guardian.

5 December 2016

Jane England’s Turn and Face The Strange A Time Capsule Of 1970’s / 80’s Demimonde

JANE ENGLAND: TURN AND FACE THE STRANGE a new book reviewed by Paul Carey -Kent

22 November 2016

Rivalrous Artists: Sebastian Smee The Art Of Rivalry Reviewed By Edward Lucie-Smith

The Art of Rivalry is a relief in art critical terms. It is well and clearly written, with no pretentions. Sebastian Smee is currently the art critic for the Boston Globe, where he has been since 2008.

13 September 2016

Louise Nevelson: A Rare Female New York Mid-Century Art Star

Louise Nevelson was one of the relatively few female artists to make a major stir in the furiously competitive environment of the New York art world. Even so, it took her much longer to get there than was the case for male artists of the same generation. Born in 1899, she was not really a […]

20 June 2016

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Pied Pipers: Artist John Piper And Dealer Robert Frazer – Book Reviews

These books are worth noticing together (even though one of them is in fact a reissue) because of the things they tell one about how the British contemporary art world, as we now know it, came to be the way it is. In many ways one book reflects the other, while at the same time seeming to contradict it. The Art […]