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    Tracey Emin, Simon Grant

    One of Tracey Emin’s best known and most controversial works, My Bed, first made in 1998 and once in private hands, is now on long loan to Tate and...

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    Lucinda Hawksley

    In an essay originally published in issue 3 of Tate Etc. we take a look at John Everett Millais's Ophelia 1851–2

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    Simon Grant1

    Eva Hesse (1936–1970) was born into a Jewish family in Hamburg. Aged only two, she and her five year old sister Helen were sent by their...

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    Damien Hirst

    For the Love of God, Hirst's diamond-encrusted skull, has already become one of the most talked about works of art in recent years, but what was...

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    Jonathan Griffin

    John Martin is best known for his dramatic scenes of apocalyptic destruction and biblical catastrophe. During his life his work was shown across...

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    Yuko Hasegawa

    The author visits Fuyuko Matsui in her Tokyo studio

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    Brian Dillon

    As the Polish artist undertakes the tenth Unilever Series commission in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall this autumn, he reveals how family memories and...

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    George Shaw

    George Shaw sketched his father for several decades, until his death last year. Prompted by a visit to the Tate stores to view Henry Lamb’s...

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    Iain Sinclair

    Iain Sinclair visits the Tate archive and unearths the images of a photographer ‘trembling on the brink of life and death’

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    Mario Vargas Llosa

    George Grosz gave a fantastic testimony of Berlin life during a terrible period, divided between fascism and communism. He was active in the...

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    T.J. Demos

    The ability to play with time, stretching and quickening it is a distinctively modern phenomenon, since the advent of photography in the twentieth...

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    John Burnside

    In his second visit to the Tate archive, John Burnside reflects on the death certificate of Kurt Schwitters.

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    Dan Graham

    Dan Graham on John Martin's painting of the Apocalypse, The Great Day of His Wrath

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    Michel Onfray, Jenny Uglow, Chuck Close, George Carey, Derek Wilson

    To coincide with Holbein in England at Tate Britain, five contributors respond to the work of the artist. Michel Onfray, Jenny Uglow, Chuck Close,...

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    Christopher Turner

    Jake and Dinos Chapman obsessively return to Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes’ gore-filled The Disasters of War series. Jake himself describes...

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    John Burnside

    In his first visit to the Tate archive, John Burnside communes with the paintbox of Paul Nash

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    More than 60 years before the current presence of British troops in Iraq, the artist James Boswell (1906–1971) was posted to the country during the...

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    Patrick McGrath, Louise Welsh

    The gothic has remained one of the most universal genres, which has attracted writers, filmmakers, musicians and artists across the centuries

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    Simon Grant

    In 1855 Roger Fenton took a photograph that became an iconic image of the Crimean War. The story of its making has itself become part of the medium...

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    Elisabeth Bronfen, Lucinda Hawksley, John Paul Lynch, Callum Innes

    Elisabeth Bronfen, Lucinda Hawksley, John Paul Lynch and Callum Innes reflect on a work in the Tate collection

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