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Living colour: Hélio Oiticica

Hélio Oiticica’s Brazilian arts flourished in the 1950s, originating with the Modernist movement of the 1920s, and Oiticica became ...

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Lights, camera, ...metamorphosis: Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí as filmmaker? A strange idea to those who think he was little more than a one-time collaborator with ...

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Historically Accurate Reconstructions of Artists’ Oil Painting Materials

This paper describes a four-year project (2002 to 2006) funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research entitled Historically Accurate ...

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Dancing the white darkness: Maya Deren

Maya Deren (1917–1961) is regarded as one of the first important American experimental filmmakers. To coincide with a series ...

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Excremental value: Piero Manzoni's 'Merda d'artista'

‘Your work is shit’ – the Italian artist Piero Manzoni was allegedly told by his father. In response to this slur ...

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Warhol stumbled across 'The Real America' in the pantry of a woman who never adapted to the American way of life: Gilda Williams on Andy Warhol's Mother

Gilda Williams looks at the most influential person in Andy Warhol's life – his mother Julia Warhola.

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‘Be an outlaw... Be a hero’: Hélio Oiticica III

Artists and curators celebrate the influence of the Brazilian artist on their work

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The master chameleon: Water

In the small town of Stykkishólmur, Iceland, Roni Horn has created a community centre that houses two installations, the second ...

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Hélio and I: Hélio Oiticica in London

Hélio Oiticica’s The Body of Colour comes to Tate Modern in June. Brazilian arts flourished in the 1950s, originating ...

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Towards Anarchitecture: Gordon Matta-Clark and Le Corbusier

Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978), who trained originally as an architect, is best known for his spectacular ‘building cuts’. These have ...

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Uncle Walt and Salvador: Disney and Dalí

Salvador Dalí as filmmaker? Roy Disney on the artist’s collaboration with his Uncle Walt

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A Study in denim: Peter Blake

Upon its prize-winning appearance at the 1961 John Moores’ Exhibition in Liverpool, Peter Blake’s Self-Portrait with Badges 1961 rapidly ...

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Out of the blue: Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures'

‘I first set my eyes on it one Saturday morning in Rough Trade in late June 1979. The record had ...

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Passion in patterns: Behind the curtain

On a visit to the Tate archive, Paul Simmons discovers a book from 1928 that points the way for a ...

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A Dramatic Reading of Augustus Leopold Egg’s Untitled Triptych

This article explores the significance of the theatrical and literary references found in the triptych Past and Present 1858 by ...

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The real comic book heroes: Comics

William Hogarth was one of the founders of a satire that led all the way to the modern comic book ...

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Revealed in reproduction: Christopher Wool

Bettina Funcke visits the studio of Christopher Wool, who first became known in the 1980s for paintings composed of short ...

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Captive audience: Mark Wallinger

When, in 2003, magician David Blaine starved himself in a Plexiglas box suspended above the Thames, hecklers pelted him with ...

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MicroTate 9: Angel of Anarchy

Kate Davis reflects on Eileen Agar’s Angel of Anarchy 1936–40

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There I am next to me: Symmetry

In the 60s and 70s artists changed how they looked at symmetry, particularly using new media such as video. Ralph ...