Sir Anthony Caro – The Old Guys are the Best (1)

Sir Anthony Caro – The Old Guys are the Best (1)

Sir Anthony Caro is nearly 90 and shows no signs of slowing down. His new series “Park Avenue” on display at the Gagosian Gallery takes steel tubes, angles and plates and throws them together as if they were stiff paper and cloth into imaginative abstract sculptures that defy gravity.  He once described his work as […]

Robert Irwin – The Old Guys are the Best (2)

Robert Irwin – The Old Guys are the Best (2)

Another artist in this 80′s, Californian artist Robert Irwin has given us a stunning reflective installation in one of the main rooms of the Royal Academy at Burlington Gardens plus an aptly-named light sculpture “Picadilly” upstairs.  It is a great pity we have not seen more of this artist given the importance of his work […]

Revolutionary Art – but a missed opportunity

Revolutionary Art – but a missed opportunity

“Mexico – A Revolution in Art 1910-1940 is a good exhibition on the art of the revolutionary period in Mexico, but it is a missed opportunity.  It is a pity that it had to complete with space with the Richard Rogers exhibition in Burlington Gardens as, with more space, there could have been so much […]

Sorry, but I don’t think the winner was the best there – style over quality

Sorry, but I don’t think the winner was the best there – style over quality

At King’s Place near King’s Cross is the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition. A mixture of professional artists and amateurs.  Inevitably a mix of styles from quite traditional to the winner who was, as far as can see, picked controversially more for “being different” than for artistic talent! Portraits are meant to say something about […]