In Death in the Afternoon, Ernest Heminway’s graphic novel the American author describes the thrills of watching bullfighting in all its gory details but how did it come to define the artistic canon of one of the greatest painters that ever lived?
If you’ve ever wondered about the secret behind David Bowie’s musical ingenuity, then look no further than a red typewriter called Valentine up for grabs alongside 350 other items up for sale at Sotheby’s in an auction titled, Bowie/Collector.
I was nervous about attending the preview of Suffragette, it’s been a tough few months and I wasn’t in the mood for something I expected to be very harrowing. As soon as I got over my initial fears, however, I was hooked.
Once again Frieze Art Fair dares to go where many tread cautiously. The 13th edition of Frieze London mixes old and new to form a coherent noise. There is something for everyone, including resident animals, at its Regent’s Park home.
The Serpentine Gallery has exploded in a rainbow of colours for the 15th anniversary of its popular Pavilion commission. This year’s ‘starchitects’, Spanish duo Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano, partners in Selgascano have chosen light, colour and playfulness to mark the milestone. Selgascano’s design is an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure made up of translucent panels, multi-coloured fluorine-based polymer (ETFE) woven and wrapped like webbing. The gallery might need to keep an eye on its inquisitive younger visitors who will no doubt be tempted to pull or tug at the array of colourful tapes that swaddles the structure. Secret Corridor Discover the ‘secret corridor’ between the outer and inner layer of the structure into the Pavilion’s colourful interior. You might sense the similarity between meandering through London’s underground system with its many layered, chaotic but structured flow. You are immediately enveloped by a sense of fun, a kaleidoscope of shimmering colours even on a dank London day. “We are also very much aware of the Pavilion’s anniversary in our design for the 15th annual commission. The …