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Cai Guo-Qiang: The artist behind Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red?

Could the Chinese artist, Cai Guo-Qiang be the originator of the look and visual idea of Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red? Advertisements

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Banksy’s Pigeons versus Exhibit B: Lessons in how to and how not to

For about 24 hours in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, a contemporary work of art resonated with us as a contemporary audience, while being effortlessly clever and intelligent. Then it was stopped dead in its tracks. But this need not matter, thanks to … Continue reading

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Outsider Art: How artists left the backdoor open

Will Gompertz laments “sculptures and paintings that should have no connections with the formal history of art” are all over the place and this at the 2013 Venice Biennale no less! His explanation for this phenomenon is that this is … Continue reading

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