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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair + Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane

Returning to London for a fifth year and opening 5 October is 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House. Opening alongside the fair is La Caravane exhibition by British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. Both are definitely worth a looksee. Continue reading

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A Myriad of Marks: Dragica Carlin at Lollipop Gallery

Bubbles and bulk white walls greeted me, as The Lollipop Gallery provided its typical minimalist space to showcase the art. Set across two floors of industrialist space with plank wooden floors and the smell of sawdust, the intimate gallery has the feel of wandering into a painter’s study, rather than an exhibition of work. That personal tone was further set by there being no plaquards asride any of Carlin’s pieces, no Titles or information on mediums, a rare treat that invited guests to use their senses to understand and analyse the abstract works. Continue reading

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Yoshitomo Nara at Dairy Art Centre

Yoshitomo Nara: Greeting from a Place in My Heart at Dairy Art Centre in Bloomsbury presents a great opportunity to get a good long look at art that’s as adorable as it is dastardly: like cooing over a cute cuddly kitten tearing apart a toy mouse or jotting down a nightmare on a pastel notepad. Continue reading

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Every Angel has a Dark Side: Julian Schnabel at the Dairy Art Centre

Every Angel has a Dark Side, Julian Schnabel’s first major solo exhibition of paintings in the UK for nearly 15 years, opened today at the Dairy Art Centre in Bloomsbury. The show’s on for a couple of months and if you get a chance to swing by, I reckon you shouldn’t pass it up. I certainly considered the press preview I attended Thursday morning to be the first of hopefully a few more visits at least to see this excellent and brass-necked exhibition. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: In the Studio at Kettner’s

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The Top 5 Sights in Milan (CheapOair)

It’s difficult to think of a more fashionable destination than Milan. It’s also a fantastic place to delve into Italy’s rich history and culture. Here’s a quick look at five of the city’s must-see attractions that will have you envying the luck of the Milanese … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Di

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London Daily Photo: Duke Street Moves

Taken with the Nokia 808 Pureview, the next breakthrough in photography featuring a 41 megapixel sensor camera with Carl Zeiss lens. More specs here.

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Skullphone, London XX12 at Ivory & Black (Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art)

There are so many levels to what I’m doing, and it is quite intellectual work … Read my complete post at Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary.

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London Gallery Hop: 16 September 2011 (Londonist)

London Gallery Hop: 16 September 2011 Londonist, September 16, 2011 at 14:00 pm A selection of gallery exhibitions currently on show in London and worth making time to view. READ MY COMPLETE POST: London Gallery Hop: 16 September 2011

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London Daily Photo: Bound and Bridled

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Photos: Ron English’s “Lazarus Rising” in London (Juxtapoz)

Photos: Ron English’s “Lazarus Rising” in London Juxtapoz, Friday, 08 May 2009 What makes a Ron English piece of art instantly recognizable beyond its signature photorealist technique and brazen color scheme … Take a peek at Lazarus Rising below… Photos … Continue reading

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Double-Bill Sweet Toof/Martin Lea Brown Exhibition at Sartorial Contemporary Art

One of London’s most determined fine artists has teamed up with one of its most notorious. Expect masked gunmen slogging it out over criminal bounties (a la Martin Lea Brown) and big wet sloppy licks ‘n’ kisses from mouthy graffiti artist Sweet Toof … Continue reading

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