One of my favorite artists Lucian Freud died yesterday – aged 88. Freud, grandson of the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and brother to comedian Clement was born in Berlin 1922, moved to Brittain 1933 and became a British subject in 1939 . His paintings have two distinct styles, the earlier ones have a more smoother surface, created withContinue reading “Goodbye Lucian Freud”
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The Ghosts of 2010
Although I have cut down on my posts from one per day to one every 4 or 5 days in 2010 starting in August, I managed 256 posts. I hope to improve on this year and continue to build up Bookstains, which is proving popular. This year Echostains celebrated 16 artists birthdays (another area I intend toContinue reading “The Ghosts of 2010”
Jerry cleans up!
You may remember that quite a few posts ago I wrote that Texan model Jerry Hall (ex Mrs Jagger) had decided to put some of her art collection up for auction last month (the post is here). The collection which included paintings by Lucian Freud, Francesco Clemente and Warhol were sold at auction on the 16th OctoberContinue reading “Jerry cleans up!”
Clearing out Freud
If I was lucky (or rich enough) to own a painting by Lucien Freud I would never be able to part with it. Not so with Jerry Hall, former wife of Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones). She is having a clear out: a clean sweep. She is getting rid of reminders of Mick Jagger and the lifeContinue reading “Clearing out Freud”
Happy 10th Birthday Tate Modern!
The month of May is nearly over and I cannot let it pass without wishing Tate Modern a Happy 10th Birthday. I have been to the Tate Modern many times and seen quite a few exhibitions. The Tate Modern galleries are built in the space of Bankside Power station which closed in 1981 and the buildingContinue reading “Happy 10th Birthday Tate Modern!”
Art I LOVE Brian McGuire ‘Foundation Stones’
This painting moved me in a unerving way. It is a painting by the Irish artist Brian McGuire, and I saw it at the Dublin Art Gallery a few years ago. The experience is like looking through a long tunnel or corridor type room. But it is the use of the green and yellow thatContinue reading “Art I LOVE Brian McGuire ‘Foundation Stones’”