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Stick men, scrawls and all that jazz: how AR Penck made great art look simple
With his odd symbols and signs, the East German painter created a ‘democratic’ style in defiance of the state. A new exhibition shows how his vision was inspired by the trauma of conflict and the cold war

Oliver Basciano

31, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Jimmie Durham obituary
Controversial artist whose work explored Native American imagery and themes

Oliver Basciano

26, Nov, 2021 @6:22 PM

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Etel Adnan obituary
Poet and artist who maintained her links to the Middle East throughout her life

Oliver Basciano

24, Nov, 2021 @9:13 PM

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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows by Ai Weiwei – an assault on the censors
The memoirs of the artist branded a troublemaker by the Chinese regime are also a powerful tribute to his father

Oliver Basciano

13, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Atta Kwami obituary
Painter, printmaker and sculptor whose colourful work drew on the vernacular art of his native Ghana

Oliver Basciano

15, Oct, 2021 @4:24 PM

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Snakes, spirits and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: São Paulo Biennial makes defiant stand in Brazil’s culture wars
As the Bolsonaro government stokes divisions, the art festival offers a pointedly diverse and inclusive programme, including sculptures by the late dub reggae legend

Oliver Basciano

06, Sep, 2021 @4:14 PM

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Chuck Close obituary
Painter of huge portraits that explored the relationship between painting and photography

Oliver Basciano

20, Aug, 2021 @5:32 PM

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The row between art galleries and donors is bigger than bringing home the Bacon | Oliver Basciano
As Tate faces potential legal action from a Francis Bacon donor, British galleries’ relationships with private collectors need more scrutiny

Oliver Basciano

12, Aug, 2021 @2:02 PM

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‘I’m not Jeff Koons!’ – the endurance crawls, weird texts and guerrilla brilliance of Pope.L
Pope.L started out doing performance art because it was cheap, once crawling through a city in a Superman outfit. Now all the big museums want his often racially charged work. As a rare show opens in Britain, he looks back

Oliver Basciano

18, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Jeffrey Steele obituary
Op art pioneer of the 1960s who maintained a sense of order and rationalism in his subsequent work

Oliver Basciano

15, Jul, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Diego Cortez obituary
Curator who introduced Jean-Michel Basquiat to the art world through his influential 1981 show New York/New Wave

Oliver Basciano

14, Jul, 2021 @11:37 AM

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‘I hope people remember it all their lives’: Why Marta Minujín wants to reinvent Big Ben
She partied with Warhol, rollerskated with Rauschenberg and fed Argentinians a giant panettone phallus. Now Marta Minujín is set to dismantle a replica of Britain’s big bonger – in Manchester

Oliver Basciano

28, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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