The Public and Private Lives of Keith Vaughan

In light of the recently opened Tate exhibition Queer British Art 1861–1967, author Gerard Hastings discusses the experiences of gay artist Keith Vaughan in a period before the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England.   It is very gratifying to see the work of Keith Vaughan so prominently displayed at Tate Britain’s Queer British Art exhibition. And how marvellous it looks! […]

Destination St Ives

Michael Bird discusses the unique position of the artists’ colony of St Ives within the history of modernist visual art in Britain. To coincide with several major exhibitions of St Ives artists’ work this summer Lund Humphries is offering special discounts on a wide range of publications on artists linked to this important location. For […]

Ravilious in Print

Alan Powers, author of Eric Ravilious: Artist and Designer, discusses the current display of the artist’s works at Dulwich Picture Gallery and the challenges of accurately reproducing his unique watercolours in print. It would have been convenient if Dulwich Picture Gallery had put on their current exhibition of Eric Ravilious watercolours two years ago. In […]

Sybil Andrews in Bury St Edmunds

Hana Leaper discusses Linocut artist Sybil Andrews’ childhood in Bury St Edmunds and the lasting impact of this rural setting in her vibrant modernist prints. Whilst preparing the catalogue essay for my forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Sybil Andrews’ colour linocuts, I was struck by both the prevalence of images from her childhood hometown, Bury St […]

Promotion through print: The printed works of C.R.W. Nevinson

To coincide with of the publication of Jonathan Black’s new book and a display of printed works at Osborne Samuel, David Boyd Haycock discusses C.R.W. Nevinson’s single-minded pursuit of artistic renown and how his printed works in particular were a vital promotional tool. It has long been my impression that the thing C.R.W. Nevinson wanted most […]

For One Week Only! Modern Brits Exhibition at Sims Reed

For this week only, Sims Reed bookshop is showing a series of limited-edition prints by great British artists including Albert Irvin, Terry Frost, Peter Blake and Barbara Rae – many of which have not been exhibited before. These original prints are signed by the artists and come packaged in beautiful slipcases, each with a Lund Humphries monograph. […]

Book of the Week: Cyril Power Linocuts: A Complete Catalogue by Philip Vann

Cyril Power stole the show at Bonham’s last week when, in one of those fairy-tale discoveries-in-the-attic, his linocut Speed Trial (c.1932, edition of 60), which had hung on the seller’s wall unidentified for 25 years, sold for a staggering £73,250. In a nostalgic nod to the 150th anniversary of the Underground, Power’s Futuristic 1930s prints of Tube stations […]