Tag Archives: modernism

False Start

I learned while lounging about watching University Challenge tonight that this painting below, False Start by Jasper Johns, is (or possibly was) the piece that fetched the highest price for the work of a living artist. It was sold by … Continue reading

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Coming in from the Neptune archive

What I like is how cold that poor lady looks.

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Ben Nicholson

‘Spiritual beri-beri,’ this, according to Sir Kenneth Clark. On the other hand, one of my favourite pieces of British modernism. You could make one of these yourself out of MDF and white emulsion, but would it be art? White relief

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