Archive for November, 2013

Jennifer Greenburg’s revised vintage photographs Hannah Booth Read the original post on Guardian Arts & Architecture

Three American kitchens mix the old with the new, creating spaces that are practical and original, says Julie Carlson Read the original post on Guardian Arts & Architecture

After the Lostprophets’ singer Ian Watkins admitted sex crimes, HMV withdrew the band’s music from sale. But there have been many past cases where art has outlived its creators’ shame Ian Watkins will, almost certainly, never be forgiven, his music never returned to general circulation. The magnitude of his crimes is too great; social media […]

29 Nov, 2013

Colourful past: Saul Leiter – in pictures

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Photographer Saul Leiter has died in New York aged 89. He was known for his quiet street scenes, which were, unusually for the time, often shot in colour Read the original post on Guardian Arts & Architecture

29 Nov, 2013

Saul Leiter obituary

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Photographer with a painter’s eye for composition and abstraction Saul Leiter, who has died aged 89, was one of the quiet men of American photography. A pioneer of colour, he remained relatively unsung until he was rediscovered by curators and critics in his early 80s. Even then, Leiter was reluctant to accept the belated praise […]

29 Nov, 2013

Council undervalues art by millions

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Bradford Council has been underestimating the value of its art collection by millions of pounds, a new valuation reveals. Read the original article on the BBC

29 Nov, 2013

Trainspotting ‘favourite Scots book’

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Irvine Welsh’s debut novel Trainspotting is named as Scotland’s favourite book of the past 50 years. Read the original article on the BBC

Back in 2001 there were three street artists operating at another level to all others in London. Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Dface were the ones most visible on the streets long before the concept of having time and permission to paint walls surfaced. Of these three two have had comprehensive studies of their work released […]

The iconic Tetley brewery headquarters in Leeds has been tranformed into a new centre for contemporary art and learning Sixty former Tetley beer workers will on Friday enjoy tea and cake at their art deco former headquarters and see a somewhat unlikely transformation. The fabulously wood-panelled offices are still there, as are portraits of rather […]

28 Nov, 2013

Philip Treacy designs Brit Awards statue

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The 2014 Brit Awards statue was unveiled today – this year’s punk-inspired black-and-white creation was made by hat designer Philip Treacy. Treacy, who was helped in his early career by the late, great Isabella Blow and has gone on to make hats for everyone from Alexander McQueen to Lady Gaga, as well as Kate Middleton […]


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