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‘Everything needs to be centred on humanity’: Interview with Jannis Kounellis

Jannis Kounellis photographed at the Monnaie de Paris, March 2016. Courtesy Monnaie de Paris; photo: Manolis Baboussis; © Jannis Kounellis   A few months ago, the Greek artist Jannis Kounellis (b. 1936) was in Sicily, talking to the students of … Continue reading

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Gilbert & George Interview Extract

‘We always said that London was the centre of the universe,’ George reflects, ‘that it was the most typical planet Earth place. No one believed us in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Now everyone agrees.’ I remember Gilbert & George … Continue reading

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Solitary Soul: Interview with Lee Ufan

Lee Ufan’s contemplative work includes minimalist paintings and sculptural interventions. The itinerant artist talks to Apollo about philosophy, stones, and why he prefers being on his own For over 40 years I have been a kind of déraciné’, says Lee … Continue reading

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The Next Chapter

I wanted to make a book,’ Ed Ruscha told me last summer, when reminiscing about his early years. ‘At that point I could have gone down several avenues, but the book was the final end result.’ Entitled Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations … Continue reading

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Artist in View: Frank Auerbach

An exhibition of Frank Auerbach’s 1950s paintings of London building sites opens at the Courtauld Gallery this month. Martin Gayford visits the artist in his north London studio to talk about his long engagement with paint. Portraits by David Dawson. … Continue reading

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Beyond the Surface

Although they appear as abstract celebrations of colour, the paintings of British artist Howard Hodgkin have stories to tell – but don’t expect any easy explanations. On the eve of his exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, the artist is on … Continue reading

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Through a Lens Brightly

In 2001 David Hockney published his book Secret Knowledge, arguing that many Old Master painters used optical devices. The idea has been hotly debated, but most art historians remain unconvinced. Yet, as Hockney tells Martin Gayford, he is sure this … Continue reading

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Artist in view: Georg Baselitz

To mark the opening at White Cube in London of a show of his new work, Georg Baselitz talks to Martin Gayford about Germany, politics and YBAs. Portrait by Derry Moore.

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Dog Days

The painter of Bedlington terriers, landscapes and crucifixions was destined to be a lawyer, before a painting in the Tate changed his life. Martin Gayford visits Craigie Aitchison in his south London home and finds an artist who is a … Continue reading

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