Paul Coldwell I wonder if we could start by setting the scene of you arriving in Cork Street as a young man?
Alan Cristea I remember exactly—it was November 1972. But for three years previous to that I had worked at Marlborough Fine Art …Read More
A murderous truth came rudely to the South African artist William Kentridge when, as a six-year-old boy, he mistook a yellow Kodak box on his father’s desk for a box of chocolates. Inside were photos of a woman with her back blown off, someone with only half her head visible …Read More
Why can’t our veterans see themselves as we see them—luminous in their service and lucky to have the rest of their lives ahead of them? Why can’t they leave the war behind? The truth, of course, is that warriors bring their war home with them, not like a tan acquired on holiday but like a secret they wish they hadn’t been told. —Robert Emmet Meagher
A forearm is stretched full length, veins up. The fist is clenched, a cord knotted around the lower bicep. We’ve all been there—when our blood is taken or, in a different human context, when we give blood—but not everyone has felt the intensity of fear …Read More
In a talk given at Jinan University in Shanghai in 1927, the leftwing artist Lu Xun (1881–1936) argued, “contemporary art describes our society, and even we are written into it. Previous art, like a fire across a river, had little to do with us …Read More
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mass-produced printed board games celebrated Japan’s astonishing rise as a military and imperial power. Called sugoroku, these objects have not received a great deal of scholarly attention …Read More
Art in Art in Print is an irregular, ongoing series of projects in which artists create art within the journal—not a piece of art that exists somewhere else and is reproduced in the journal, but a project designed specifically for the material, technological and social context of Art in Print.
We are pleased to present Eric Avery’s Print Life: Neurogenesis 2016 as the sixth of these projects. …Read More
As New York artist James Siena tells it, the small town of Otis in Western Massachusetts (incorporated in 1810) has only ever been distinguished for two things: an early nudist colony, established in 1933, and the house of Squire Lester Filley, a noted lawyer, member of the State Legislature and founder of the local Episcopal church. …Read More
In 2004 we rented a house in the Berkshires for part of the summer and picked up a book of real estate listings for fantasy’s sake …Read More