Book of the Week: Celebrating Moore edited by David Mitchinson

In 1998 we celebrated Henry Moore. It was his centenary, and on a cloudless week-end in June The Henry Moore Foundation, the site of Moore’s home since 1940, opened up its grounds to the visiting public, allowing Moore’s large-scale outdoor sculptures to be touched, climbed on and enjoyed as never before. In the presence of […]

Book of the Week: Kurt Jackson Sketchbooks by Alan Livingston and Kurt Jackson

What is the secret of Kurt Jackson’s success? Unlike any other artist on the Lund Humphries list he draws in a wide following of fans hungry for more.  His long association with the Glastonbury Festival, Greenpeace and the environmental movement generally certainly give his work a contemporary relevance which is unusual within the inward-looking art world, and […]

Commissioning Editor’s Dispatch: Posters Conference at the V&A

One of the perks of commissioning for the Lund Humphries list is that it requires intermittent escape from the office to engage with like-minded individuals who, like me, are keen to stoke their imaginations and seek out new ideas and make fresh connections. Last week I swapped my laptop for a fascinating conference at the […]

Book of the Week: Albert Irvin: The Complete Prints by Mary Rose Beaumont

In 1998, Albert Irvin was elected a Royal Academician, shortly after publication of the first monograph on his work, Albert Irvin: Life to Painting by Paul Moorhouse.  I remember the news providing the celebratory fizz to what was already, in Irvin style, a pretty exuberant launch dinner for the book at the Chelsea Arts Club.  At 76, Bert […]

Exhibitions Round-Up: March 2013

Those of you who keep an eye on our Facebook page or Twitter feed might have noticed our recent suggestion that 2013 is the unofficial year of Modern British sculpture. Certainly a quick glance at the exhibitions opening in the UK this month would confirm that suspicion. In addition to shows focussing on those artists […]