9 August 2021

Rachel Whiteread: House 1993 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Rachel Whiteread approached the last tenant, retired docker Sydney Gale to explain her desire to make an artwork out of his old home.

Paula Rego: The Policeman’s Daughter 1987 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

In an era when modernism was dictating that painting should abandon all connection to narrative, Paula Rego

13 May 2021

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Cecily Brown: The Girl Who Had Everything 1998 SIGNIFICANT WORKS – Sue Hubbard

What would Turner think? Would he even have recognised the artist collectives nominated for this year’s prize in his name as art?

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.

9 February 2021

Tony Bevan RA Head 2004 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Among contemporary painters, none has investigated what it is that makes us individual and human more eloquently than Tony Bevan.

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.

2 November 2020

Jock McFadyen RA Popular Enclosure, 2005 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Jock McFadyen is the psycho-geographer of the visual art world. ‘The laureate’, as Ian Sinclair has suggested, ‘of stagnant canals, filling stations and night football pitches’.

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.  

1 September 2020

Significant Works: A New Series Of Contemporary Art Essays By Sue Hubbard

In this new series, Sue Hubbard explores single works by leading contemporary artists.

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