Tag Archive: London

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Becoming Picasso at Courtauld, London

Posted on March 4th, 2013

I’m leaving for London today and could not be more excited. One of the great joys of being in Europe is the opportunity to see historical works of art – we just don’t get to see the same calibre of painting locally. One show I’m dying to see is Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901, which … (More →)

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Light Show @ Hayward

Posted on February 20th, 2013

David Batchelor, Magic Hour in Light Show

I wish I was in London right now to check the Light Show exhibition on at the Hayward. The exhibition, which features work by 22 artists, examines the use of light in art production over the past 50 years. Featured works range from free-standing light sculptures to immersive … (More →)

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Man Ray @ National Portrait Gallery, London

Posted on February 18th, 2013

Man Ray, Solarised Portrait of Lee Miller, c.1929

Man Ray produced work in a variety of media but I’ve always been partial to his glowing photographs, appropriately called “Rayograms”, which he created by placing objects directly onto light sensitive paper. Man Ray Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery in London brings together more than … (More →)

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London: Portrait of a City

Posted on February 12th, 2013

Samuel Johnson famously said “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. Equally as renowned for its stellar contemporary art scene as its museums bursting with Old Master treasures, storied nightlife, exciting culinary scene and architectural landmarks, London has long been one of our favourite cities and we could not be … (More →)

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Kurt Schwitters @ Tate Britain

Posted on January 24th, 2013

Anything with a Stone 1941/1944

Merz Picture 46 A. The Skittle Picture 1921

I’m headed to Europe at the beginning of March and we’re stopping in London for a few days so I was thrilled to hear the Tate is mounting a major exhibition on the work of Kurt Schwitters, appropriately titled Schwitters in Britain(More →)

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The Architects: Shunt at the Factory

Posted on January 22nd, 2013

I am usually both enticed by and skeptical about anything described as ‘immersive’ which is why I was intrigued to attend the performance of The Architects at the National Theatre’s satellite venue, the Biscuit Factory, near Bermondsey here in London. This show is put on by the London collective of live performers called Shunt who … (More →)

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V&A New Furniture Gallery

Posted on December 5th, 2012

Charles and Ray Eames, Storage Unit, 1949-50

The inimitable Victoria & Albert Museum in London has recently opened a new permanent furniture gallery devoted to displaying both historical and contemporary objects that collectively narrate a history of furniture design. The gallery includes more than 200 mainly British and European pieces on permanent display which represent … (More →)

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Man Ray Portraits

Posted on November 2nd, 2012

Man Ray, Henry Crowder, 1928
Centre Pompidou-Musee national d’art modern / Man Ray Trust

The National Portrait Gallery in London has recently announced an upcoming exhibition devoted to Surrealist master Man Ray’s work with portraiture. The first exhibition devoted to this aspect of his practice, Man Ray Portraits promises to be an extremely compelling … (More →)


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