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The Dreaded P Word

For a long time I’ve thought that journalists were running the show, having created the fiction of the popularity of the visual arts, only to be believed by the so-called … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

At long last, after all these years, Hans Ulrich Obrist has come to the same conclusions that we did at workfortheeyetodo in about 1993-4, that the ‘c’ word is beyond … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Irish gnocchi

A bowl of Irish gnocchi to celebrate a return to this column after several months absence. At times I feel that Irish potatoes can only  be mixed with flour and … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

A jacket & a pair of trousers by Eric Gill

The dust jacket of the 1946 resetting of Eric Gill’s essay was printed on the inside of another discarded jacket from the Works of William J. Locke Autograph Edition Volume … Continue reading

May 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ad Reinhardt : Black Paintings 1951-1967

Book Description: Marlborough Gallery New York, 1970. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. March 1970. New York: Marlborough Gallery.28pp 300 x 210mm Stiff pictorial wraps.  A gorgeous … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

‘Scale is one of the tools at the artists’ disposal’   Lord Anish Kapoor

April 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

  what a good idea to just put up the enamel plaque of Stuart Mills’ great simultaneous poem as if screwed to the wall of this column of text and … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · Leave a comment