10 June 2016

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Fun House: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition A Hodgepodge Of All Sorts

Ok I admit it. I’ve deliberately avoided the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition every year since I first saw it in 2007, mainly because it’s such a hodgepodge of all sorts that it somehow does much injustice to those actually exhibiting, being a big clamoring for wall space. The same happened this year, with large major works by […]

29 February 2016

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Jeremy Deller Undresses Iggy Pop For Rock ’n Roll Life Drawing Class

A life drawing class conceived by the Turner Prize winning British artist Jeremy Deller and organised by the Brooklyn Museum has had a special guest model, the American rock icon Iggy Pop.  In stark contrast to his kinetic stage persona, Pop methodically posed nude on a different kind of stage. “The life class is a special place […]

13 November 2014

Chris Stein Negative – Me Blondie And The Advent Of Punk – Louche 70s Cool At Somerset House

Somerset House presents an exhibition of previously unpublished photographs by Chris Stein, co-founder of Blondie, providing a behind the scenes look on life in the band, from their underground early days to global success chart domination. The images include Debbie Harry and other icons of the 70s and 80s new wave world, from Andy Warhol, […]

4 April 2013

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Yoko Ono Announces Meltdown line-Up For Southbank Centre Festival

The Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival 2013, which is in its 20th year, will give audiences from June, the chance to engage with the cultural icon Yoko Ono. Bringing together a lifetime of achievement in music, visual arts and  activism, her curatorship coincides with her 80th birthday, which is bound to create a memorable festival.  This […]