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Jo Spence: The Final Project

This article was first published online by Wallpaper* on Feb 15 2016 ‘The Final Project’ is a great title, capturing the unsettling combination of humour and honesty with which photographer Jo Spence (1934–1992), with her long-term collaborator Terry Dennett, documented her death from leukemia over two years in 1991–92. As a selection now being shown … Continue reading Jo Spence: The Final Project

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George Grosz and the Necessity of Offence

This article was first published online by Prospect magazine on 23 Sept 2013 Berlin during the 1920s is often seen as an oasis for libertines, glittering between two authoritarian periods: the Wilhelmine Reich, with its bloody culmination in the First World War, and the rise of the Nazis. The era is kept alive by enduring … Continue reading George Grosz and the Necessity of Offence

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Carol Bove: Between Art and Design

This article was first published online by Apollo Magazine on 23 Apr 2015 Carol Bove’s work is curious in that it seems to inhabit two worlds at once. Her careful arrangements of sculptures and found objects cry out to be interpreted as conceptual art. Yet, aesthetically speaking, the objects themselves have much in common with … Continue reading Carol Bove: Between Art and Design

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Tom Wesselmann: Collages

This article was first published online by Apollo magazine on Feb 3 2016 To think of American Pop Art, for most, is to think of Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein. Their catchy and, for some, bland idioms have made them an irresistible crutch for documentary makers and art teachers. But in the shadow of these … Continue reading Tom Wesselmann: Collages

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