Book of the Week: Barbara Rae, with texts by Gareth Wardell, Andrew Lambirth and Bill Hare

Scottish artist Barbara Rae (CBE RA RSA RSW RGI) is a constant presence in the shop of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, a corner of which is permanently decked out with scarves, plates, bags and jewellery fashioned in her distinctive, bright colour-palette and semi-abstract patterned style. Her books are there too, including the first monograph on […]

An Author on Tour: Untold Tales Uncovered by Christopher Andreae

My book on Joan Eardley has generated a remarkable number of talks and book signings. People come up after the talks saying their great aunt bought two Eardley paintings when they could still be afforded or that they have inherited a small pastel that they would never part with. One Glaswegian told me how as […]

Book of the Week: Patrick Caulfield Paintings by Marco Livingstone

In the stairwell leading up to our London office there is a poster reproduction of Patrick Caulfield’s painting After Lunch (1975). It’s an image which I pass several times a day, reflecting on its title as I return to the office with my lunchtime sandwich. What kind of lunch has just been eaten by the painting’s now-absent diners? […]

Spotlight on Collections: The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Hertfordshire

The Henry Moore Foundation was established in 1977 with a gift from the internationally renowned sculptor (1898-1986). For seven months of the year, the Foundation opens the doors of Moore’s former estate in rural Hertfordshire to the public. In 2013, the season’s centrepiece is an exhibition which compares Moore’s practice to that of Auguste Rodin […]