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The Fair has Legs: Photo London

Photo London opens today (to 12 Sept), and where two years back people might have been wondering ‘Are there too many fairs?’ now it’s ‘Wow, a fair!’  And although there is a reduced international presence, especially from America and Asia, the 88 galleries have responded well. My guess is that more than half the images show people, and most of those give some focus to the face. But what about the legs? Here is a selection…

The Art on the T-shirt

There’s a logic to putting art on a T-shirt: comparatively cheap, no need to find wall or floor space, avoids the business of installation (unless you count getting dressed) and allows you to show your collection out and about… I have a few examples which are fun to wear. Here are some which quite often get asked about: sometimes, I’m stopped in the street…

For Art Fans

Pacific Breeze II (to 29 Aug at the gallery and to 26 Sept online) is an unusual – and very affordable – show: Yuki Miyake of White Conduit Projects sent a fan to 100 artists and designers across the world – neatly bypassing Covid restrictions on travel –

Art, Life and Everything

In ‘Art, Life and Everything’, Julie Umerle chronicles her life as an artist from 1978-2010. She hasn’t had an easy ride – for example, she’s never been represented by a mainstream gallery – but…

Beyond the Uncanny

Plenty of shows bring together paintings of figures and objects in unusual contexts or brought into unexpected conjunctions: the words ‘uncanny’ and ‘enigmatic’, ‘disturbing’ and ‘surreal’ are likely to be invoked. But, even if the paintings are good, you need more to turn such a display into a compelling whole. Two current exhibitions demonstrate how:

From the Margins

last Saturday I toured six galleries at the comparative margins – Leytonstone, Woolwich, north Bermondsey (as opposed to trendy Bermondsey Street), Camberwell and Kennington – and the standard was excellent. Nor did it prove hard to get around by bus and tube…

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