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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:09 pm

thebish wrote:Image

sculpture by Frances Bruno Catalano!
He's managed to capture the precise feeling I have every month when I need to get the early train down to London and the fxckin cafe hasn't opened its doors yet...
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Re: The Great Art Debate

Post by KeyserSoze » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:16 am

Chap I play footsoccer with is an artist. Glanced around his website today and i must say i did like a fair bit of stuff, particularly Union Street Entrada. Anyway, for your perusal

https://www.danielochoa.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Gary the Enfield » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:39 pm

Good friend of mine is an artist. A bloody good one too.

I have a few of her pieces hanging in my house.

Recently she sold some artwork to an international recording star.

She's currently in discussions with a very famous London Hotel about becoming their 'Artist in Residence'

I'm very excited for her. And the fact that the value of the pieces I have are set to soar. State Pension? I've shit it! (fingers crossed) :pissed:

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Post by William the White » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:39 pm

Paxman with an engaging preview of the Goya portraits at the National Gallery.

A must for me on the next London trip.

http://www.artfund.org/news/2015/10/08/ ... ya%20email" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: The Great Art Debate

Post by TANGODANCER » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:56 am

This morning, went for another look at the English Prints exhibition in the Bolton Art Gallery. Really attractive stuff, some of it. Had another look at the splendid Donald Wilkinson "Towards Borrowdale", a small but beautiful work. Can't put a pic up due to copyright regulations). Whilst there, well impressed by the fantastic framing and mounting and remembering a recent discussion, I asked who did it. The guy on receptions didn't know but thought some was done in house and some came in already framed. No help there then. Worth an ask though and the exhibition is well worth a visit.
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Re: The Great Art Debate

Post by thebish » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:16 pm

Some people are like Slinkies … not really good for anything, but you can’t help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.

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Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:32 pm

thebish wrote:there's some crackers in here...

http://www.boredpanda.com/renaissance-m ... dy-fabris/
Clever idea and great photography.
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Re: The Great Art Debate

Post by Jugs » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:32 pm

Here is a drawing I did of Lofthouse v United in the '58 cup final:

http://ver-de-let.deviantart.com/art/Lo ... -452693941" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by TANGODANCER » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:42 pm

Jugs wrote:Here is a drawing I did of Lofthouse v United in the '58 cup final:

http://ver-de-let.deviantart.com/art/Lo ... -452693941" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Well done, Jugs. You should stick that up in The Painting Thread a bit lower down the page.
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Re: The Great Art Debate

Post by Jugs » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:05 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
Jugs wrote:Here is a drawing I did of Lofthouse v United in the '58 cup final:

http://ver-de-let.deviantart.com/art/Lo ... -452693941" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Well done, Jugs. You should stick that up in The Painting Thread a bit lower down the page.
Ah cheers, I didn't know there was such a topic :)

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Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:59 pm

Jugs wrote:Here is a drawing I did of Lofthouse v United in the '58 cup final:

http://ver-de-let.deviantart.com/art/Lo ... -452693941" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Really like that, Jugs. Well in, mate. :oyea:
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Re: The Great Art Debate

Post by thebish » Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:52 pm

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Post by TANGODANCER » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:12 pm

Evidently cleaners with impeccable taste... :D
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Re: The Great Art Debate

Post by Jugs » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:49 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Jugs wrote:Here is a drawing I did of Lofthouse v United in the '58 cup final:

http://ver-de-let.deviantart.com/art/Lo ... -452693941" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Really like that, Jugs. Well in, mate. :oyea:
Cheers man!

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Re: The Great Art Debate

Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:56 pm

Well, they weren't wrong. :D
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Re: The Great Art Debate

Post by William the White » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:03 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Well, they weren't wrong. :D
They were and now they know they were... :D

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Re: The Great Art Debate

Post by William the White » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:33 pm

William the White wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Well, they weren't wrong. :D
They were and now they know they were... :D
I wonder if the cleaners ever tidied up Emin's room, made her bed, disposed of the tampons and condoms, gave the rug a vacuum, did their best to make it look clean and tidy and really a nice surprise for her.

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Post by William the White » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:46 pm

I'm reading Julian Barnes' book Keeping an Eye Open. This is a collection of essays by a major novelist on the paintings and artists that have inspired him. There are 17 chapters/essays on- mostly - French Art of the 19th and 20th centuries. He has an excellent feeling for the work and criticises with real perception. Best of all he writes fabulously well. :D

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Post by Prufrock » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:07 pm

Played football tonight out at Battersea. Went for a beer afterwards and saw "creepy cabaret". First " act " was a Halloween-themed drag act mixing amateur magic with a spoken word poem about Narnia. It was f*cking awful. WtW would have loved.

Second act was a goth girl in nothing but granny pants and a sports' bra doing really bad gymnastics.

I didn't stay for the third act.

They're clearly geniuses and I didn't get it, but who the fcuk are these people. They all clearly have day jobs. Like, what?!

And I reckon stand up comedians are brave.
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Post by William the White » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:39 pm

Prufrock wrote:Played football tonight out at Battersea. Went for a beer afterwards and saw "creepy cabaret". First " act " was a Halloween-themed drag act mixing amateur magic with a spoken word poem about Narnia. It was f*cking awful. WtW would have loved.
Yep - definitely my thing :oyea:

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