Category Archives: art

Shunga 1-6

SHUNGA 1 Over the bedspread His pipe is well-used, and he fills it again. You’re wearing a mantle over your gown Because he likes to enter the reserve, Searching here and there for its waterfall. x You have done up … Continue reading

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Two Sequences of Poems by David Plante

Two Sequences of Poems by David Plante I am proud to introduce these two sequences by David. He and Nikos Stangos were vital components of the London scene in the 60s and 70s – two people I would see as … Continue reading

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Madame Gautreau Drinking a Toast

Terrific article in Artsy about this restless sitter by Alina Cohen

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I Love Russia!

I love Russia. Wonderful people, wonderful dancers, wonderful minds. I am sickened by Western hate-propaganda instigated by the mass media and by our corrupt leaders. I recall with huge fondness my one performance in Russia: Homage to the Horses of … Continue reading

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Georges Braque: The Poetry of Things

Click here for my review of Georges Braque’s still lives. Bernard Jacobson Gallery, winter 21/22 Discussing the medium itself, together with my view of who might be the most significant still life artists of the 20th century. Braque is certainly … Continue reading

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The Hump-Backed Bridge

THE HUMP-BACKED BRIDGE I was just six years old. My mother dropped me off at school in Caversham, and then I found my own way home by boarding the bus near Saint Peter’s Hill that would take me to its … Continue reading

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Robert Janz

Robert Janz is dead. He was my friend, my mentor and one of the most original artists I have met. He understood the immortality of the ephemeral.  He created kinetic sculpture by simply moving the units around – sticks, rugs … Continue reading

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ART AND SELF – A New Show at the Room in Tottenham: Ian Bourn and Anthony Howell

ART AND SELF An exchange – Ian Bourn and Anthony Howell The Double-Mirrored Self and Self-Included Watercolours WEEKENDS THROUGH NOVEMBER FROM 10 AM – 8 PM Saturday 27 November – 4 pm – the artists are both also writers and will each … Continue reading

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The blog of Grey Suit Editions UK

Enjoy the blog of Grey Suit Editions UK New reviews of several of our publications, descriptions of our books, extracts and more. Grey Suit Editions began as a video magazine in the 1990s. This featured avant-garde performance art, poetry and … Continue reading

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Governance and Polemic

William Burroughs once described himself as an antenna. The writing was conducted to the page by some apparatus that picked up what the air-waves carried his way. I find this notion relevant to my own practice. When I try to … Continue reading

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