EDWARD BURTYNSKY

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As of late the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is embracing augmented reality in his work – with mixed results. I reviewed his Master of Photography display at Photo London 2018 for SuperMassiveBlackHole.

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ALL TOO HUMAN

Tate invited me to take part in a talk and panel discussion on the concept of ‘Gaze’ in relationship to their current exhibition All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life, 28 February – 27 August 2018. Come along and join me, philosopher Timothy Secret and artist Amalia Ulman for an interesting afternoon on 12 May. Please find more information on the event here

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KILL YOUR DARLINGS

The Clemens Sels Museum Neuss, Germany, is currently staging a fantastic show on portrait painting and photography, Wunsch & Wirklichkeit Der Einfluss der Fotografie auf das Porträt (Desire & Reality: The Influence of Photography on Portraiture’). I will be giving the public lecture ‘Kill your Darlings – Francis Bacons Porträts nach fotografischen Vorlagen’ (Francis Bacon’s portraits after photographic sources) at its closing event on 18 February 2018.

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FRANCIS-BACON.COM

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We just relaunched francis-bacon.com, the official website of The Estate of Francis Bacon. You can now see all 584 known Bacon paintings online, together with detailed information on the artist’s life and work.

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INCOMING

The current refugee crisis is one of the most urgent issues of our time. The photographer Richard Mosse followed two major refugee routes with a military grade camera. I reviewed his show Incoming, on display at the Barbican’s Curve Gallery from 15 February – 23 April 2017 for the online photography magazine Super Massive Black Hole.

You can read it here: Seeing Something: Richard Mosse’s Incoming

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MARIA LASSNIG

Maria Lassnig developed a novel way of figurative painting. I reviewed her show at Hauser & Wirth, London, 1 March – 29 April 2017, for this is tomorrow.

You can read it here: Lassnig review

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GUDRUN PUBLISHING

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The book Art Souvenir: Francis Bacon, which I wrote in collaboration with The Estate of Francis Bacon, was just published by Gudrun Publishing. It is aimed at the general public and contains reproductions of Bacon’s paintings, a biography, a chronology of his life and quotes by the artist.

It is available for purchase via the publishing house’s website Gudrun Publishing and via amazon.uk.

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