Richard Hamilton @ ICA and Alan Cristea

Richard Hamilton is the first artist that tends to come to mind when they think about British Pop. Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? His collage from 1957 is probably just as well known as Warhol’s prints and Lichtenstein’s graphic comic like images from 1960s New York. Now, his […]

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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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Chuck Close @ White Cube

Over 150 images spanning the last 40 years are currently adorning the White Cube’s walls. These prints comprise huge portraits which stare out at you. They are hyper-real, lifelike and unidealised. They are so realistic they look like photographs. But they aren’t. Portrait artist Chuck Close suffered a spinal aneurysm in 1988 yet looking at […]

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London Print Fair @ Royal Academy

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend my first ever art fair. I was lucky enough to get an invite to the London Print Fair at the Royal Academy, the longest running specialist print fair. In it’s 27th year the fair houses over 50 exhibitors showcasing prints from the renaissance until the present day with […]

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The Great Wave @ British Museum

Hokusai’s Great Wave is perhaps one of the most famous Japanese prints and one of it’s earliest impressions is currently on display at the British Museum. The print was designed in 1831 when Hokusai was in his seventies and many thousands of copies were sold as colour woodblock prints. The Great Wave or The Great […]

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