Eric Gill

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Airbrushing claim as ‘Eric Gill museum’ shuns legacy of artist and sexual abuser
The master craftsman was once lauded in Ditchling, Sussex. Now, as the grotesque truth of his life is acknowledged, all that has changed

John Sturgis

18, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Hitler’s watercolours are best ignored, but you have to reckon with the power of Eric Gill | Martha Gill
A planned show featuring works by the evil and corrupt has caused outrage, but it asks some useful questions

Martha Gill

16, Oct, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Channel 4 buys painting by Hitler – and may let Jimmy Carr destroy it
Ian Katz says new show celebrates the channel’s tradition of ‘iconoclasm and irreverence’

Jim Waterson Media editor

13, Oct, 2022 @5:14 PM

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Sometimes a statue is indefensible – the BBC should get rid of Eric Gill | Catherine Bennett
Its response to the paedophile artist’s vandalised work is highly misguided

Catherine Bennett

16, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Spare us the moral hysteria that threatens a new age of censorship | Rachel Cooke
The muddle over sexual behaviour is already proving dangerous for free expression in the arts

Rachel Cooke

17, Dec, 2017 @12:05 AM

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Eric Gill: can we separate the artist from the abuser?
Eric Gill was one of the great British artists of the 20th century – and a sexual abuser of his own daughters. A new exhibition at Ditchling asks: how far should an artist’s life affect our judgment of their work?

Rachel Cooke

09, Apr, 2017 @9:00 AM

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House of horrors: the shows putting a macabre twist on domestic bliss
The booby-trapped bedroom, the mysterious mincing machine, the body under the patio … why the sudden spate of shows taking a creepy view of home life?

Hettie Judah

08, Feb, 2017 @7:00 AM

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David Jones’s The Garden Enclosed: trauma, passion and childhood
This painting of the artist and his young lover seems to show them embracing romantically, yet it is far from joyful

Skye Sherwin

03, Feb, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Tirzah Garwood: portrait of the artist and her circle
Tirzah Garwood’s autobiography, finished when she had just lost her husband, Eric Ravilious, is as evocative as her work

Rachel Cooke

18, Oct, 2016 @7:00 AM

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This week’s new exhibitions
John Piper | Russia And The Arts | Underground: 100 Years Of Edward Johnston’s Lettering For London | David Jones | Ad Minoliti | Sara Barker | Richard Gorman

Oliver Basciano

11, Mar, 2016 @1:55 PM

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London to the letter: meet Edward Johnston, the font of all tube style
The creator of the hugely influential London Underground typeface – which celebrates its centenary this year – was a modest typographic purist

Oliver Wainwright

10, Mar, 2016 @12:04 PM

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Keep Calm and Carry On – the sinister message behind the slogan that seduced the nation
It is on posters, mugs, tea towels and in headlines. Harking back to a ‘blitz spirit’ and an age of public service, ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ has become ubiquitous. How did a cosy, middle-class joke assume darker connotations?

Owen Hatherley

08, Jan, 2016 @4:30 PM

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