London Art News previews art exhibitions in London and reports on anything of special interest in the visual arts worldwide, from ice sculpture to body painting.
CLICK). The exhibition represents her visits to Afghanistan over the past five years, showing British troops and Afghan civilians, such as this group with the central figure of a father comforting his son. The exhibition runs until 15 November. Admission is free, except for evening charity events (CLICK for Arabella's website).
CLICK to view them. Admission to the show costs £3 for adults, £2.50 for silver surfers.
CLICK). This is its first exhibition by the Belgian artist, whose work is extremely unusual. He creates very high quality comic strips in which the crimes are ambiguous. It's up to the viewer to figure out what's going on. As long strips are hopeless when limited to 400 pixels and single pictures taken out of context are meaningless, I've taken the liberty of altering his shortest and least ambiguous strip - only two paintings - and placing one on top of the other to show the quality of his art. This is Unsolved Case 9 (2014).
CLICK). Admission costs £11 for adults and £10 for senior citizens aged over 65. Ripoff!
CLICK). Shown is a most unusual work by William Crozier painted on both sides of the canvas. Left is The Slopes of Fiesole, Tuscany. right (verso) Edinburgh from Castle Street.
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CLICK). There are many copies, at least 50 early ones; but you can buy modern copies for peanuts. Chinese artists churn them out. The court case is expected to last for 4 weeks and will cost a fortune (CLICK).
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CLICK). Winners of the competitions for art, books and journalism will be announced during the award ceremony on 8 November. Shown is Seamus Moran's excellent Harness - the technical term for a suit of armour - in the shape of a bird taking flight. I can't think of a better symbol for the passion for freedom. Seamus is currently in discussion with the Tower of London to have Harness exhibited there. In the White Tower?
CLICK). London artists at least 26 years old might like to know that the Gallery has issued a Call For Entries for its next summer open show. The closing date for entries is 12 December (CLICK).
If you're still dithering over lashing out on The National Gallery's exhibition Rembrandt: The Late Works, see if Jeremy Paxman's recently published YouTube video can persuade you. Jeremy admires his favourite painting, but doesn't name it. It's The Jewish Bride (1667) on loan from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. CLICK to read my preview of this expensive exhibition.
CLICK. Shown is detail from Reference photo of Norman Rockwell's portrait of Ann-Margret (c.1965).
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