The 7 Ages of Hockney

Immediate thoughts on seeing Tate Britain’s David Hockney exhibition. Oh my. It’s uplifting and beautiful. My memories of his work when we were younger – he’d paint, I’d see them in colour supplement features – made me think this show might have a bit of a gay narrative (We Two Boys Together Clinging, A Bigger … Continue reading The 7 Ages of Hockney

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Great to hear Phyllida Barlow will be at 2017 Venice Biennale

Her dock at Tate Britain in 2014 said more about us and ruins than the ill-conceived exhibition Ruin Lust next door. As I left the press view of the show, which seemed to have just found a theme which could have been more interestingly explored, men were rigging up dock in the Duveen Galleries. The … Continue reading Great to hear Phyllida Barlow will be at 2017 Venice Biennale