Twombly @ Gagosian Grosvenor Hill & Davies Street

I love Cy Twombly. I cannot tell you why exactly. I just do. The very first time I was faced with his work I felt compelled to write about it and this blog was born. My love affair continues, and to my delight, the Gagosian Gallery’s third London gallery on Grosvenor Hill has opened with […]

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Frida Kahlo by Ishiuchi Miyako @ Michael Hoppen

Frida Kahlo may have died sixty years ago but her memory lives on and her status as an icon has firmly been cemented in the history books. Her self-portraits are striking in their honesty and Kahlo’s face is one that most of us will recognise instantly. There is currently a new exhibition of photographs in […]

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Marina Abramovic @ Lisson

Marina Abramovic seems to me to be the sweetheart of the performance art world, despite being controversial, many remain captivated by her work, thus it seems fitting that White Space, the name of her current retrospective-style show at the Lisson Gallery, comes from a performance first realised in 1972, which has its focal point in […]

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Vivien Leigh @ National Portrait Gallery

100 years ago an icon was born. Vivien Hartley, later to be known by her stage name Vivien Leigh became a darling across Hollywood screens and is now being celebrated in a beautiful collection of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery. Most famous for her role in Gone With the Wind, the exhibition includes photographs […]

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Salgado @ Natural History Museum

Genesis is the name given to the first book of the Bible. The book in which we are given a description of the creation of the world. A world which is free of technology and is purely natural. Sebastiao Salgado’s exhibition at the Natural History Museum is aptly titled. It is a celebration of the […]

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Araki @ Michael Hoppen

A diverse display of Japanese erotica can be seen at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in Chelsea. The contemporary photography of Nobuyoshi Araki which displays the art of Japanese bondage is presented beside traditional Shunga prints of the eighteenth and nineteenth century in a show which engages us with the arresting beauty of something which probably […]

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David Bailey @ William Morris

The names David Bailey and William Morris are not usually associated with one another. As a world famous fashion photographer Bailey is world famous for working with technology while Morris did everything he could to go back to traditional medieval artisan practice. However, that said, both men began life in the east end, and Morris’s […]

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