Remembrance. August 2014.

Dear Rowley, I am the first to admit that conceptual art makes me bristle with righteous indignation be it Duchamp’s urinal, Tracey’s soiled sheets or Mr Hirst’s pickled livestock. The case for the defence seems to boil down to little … Continue reading

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The Mirror Has Two Faces. August 2014.

Dear Rowley, Two contrasting Hollywood deaths this week gave great pause for sadness. What can one usefully add about the suicide of Robin Williams? I find it rather over-simplifying the matter to say manic depression gave Mr Williams his career … Continue reading

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Humouresque. August 2014.

Dear Rowley, One of the great pleasures of researching my Discriminating Guide to London is editing a list of ‘not to be missed’ exhibits for the museums section. It has been a terrific excuse to escape Bloomsbury Towers and spend … Continue reading

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Lost London. August 2014.

Dear Rowley, Just when you thought you’d got the ‘challenges’ of living in London into perspective, along comes the┬áDaily Mail with an absolute humdinger. Apparently there is an illegal trade in monkey meat on Ridley Road Market that could – … Continue reading

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