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Reclining Josephsohns at Lismore Castle

Sunday, 2 December, 2012 0 Comments

The sculptor Hans Josephsohn was born in Kaliningrad, East Prussia in 1920, and he died in Zurich in August this year. At the time of his death, a major exhibition of his work was being held at Lismore Castle in Ireland. Josephsohn focused on the human figure — standing, sitting, reclining, made in plaster or […]

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A headhunter speaks

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012

“When I nominate someone for a top job in business, height is one of my most important criteria. Height instils respect, trust and authority. Tall people are visible, they can’t hide, they are masters, all nastiness air-blasted away, they have to stand up and be counted. Short people move around in the sediment, they have […]

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The Last Pictures show

Tuesday, 2 October, 2012

The public art organization Creative Time “commissions, produces, and presents art that breaks new ground, challenges the status quo, and infiltrates the public realm while engaging millions of people in New York City and across the globe.” One of these commissions was awarded to artist Trevor Paglen “to create a collection of images for the […]

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Summer in the Gatsby city

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012

Much of the greatness of Edward Hopper resided in his ability to paint silent spaces. His 1949 canvas “Summer in the City” reveals the solitude of two people sharing a hotel bedroom by suggesting that presence can sometime equal absence. Its presence here today heralds the start of the annual Rainy Day Great Gatsby reading, […]

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Ain’t it the truth

Friday, 17 February, 2012

Poorly Drawn Lines is the product of Reza Farazmand, who “draws comics and writes things.”

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Egon Schiele in red with snow

Sunday, 29 January, 2012

“When they came to his studio to place him under arrest, the police seized more than a hundred drawings which they considered pornographic. Schiele was imprisoned while awaiting his trial. When his case was brought before a judge, the charges of seduction and abduction were dropped, but the artist was found guilty of exhibiting erotic […]

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