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Damien Hirst’s kid could have painted that

Maurice Chittenden in the Times Online: “When Sir Trevor Nunn, the theatre director, paid �27,000 for a painting he thought he was getting a genuine Damien Hirst. Then one night at the theatre he found out that he and his wife, the actress Imogen Stubbs, had bought a painting by […]

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Dan Perjovschi scales the walls at MoMa

Andrea K. Scott on Dan Perjovschi in the NYTimes: “You might not guess it, but the Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi was formally trained as a still-life painter in a Soviet-style art academy in Romania. The turmoil of the late �80s prompted him to question the medium�s relevance. In an interview […]

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In US museums this month

Artnet’s listing of summer museum exhibitions includes Richard Diebenkorn at the Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM; “The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings” at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA; and “The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso” at the Kimbell Art […]

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The body of colour

“H�lio Oiticica’s work is as vivid and fluttering as an origami bird – but in his short lifetime, he proved himself to be a serious and influential artist,” says Adrian Searle in The Guardian. Read more.

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I need a Gabo

In Flash Art online, Patricia Ellis recounts her visit with Gabo in his East London studio. “Though you�d never guess it from his demeanor, the quiet guy with the specs paints like a man possessed: fields of bright colors engulf his canvases with edgy aggression, interrupted with hurried swipes, obsessive […]