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Famous for his off-kilter drawings, the artist is now appealing for used tennis balls, building useless clocks – and pulping The Da Vinci Code. He tells us why
The artists have responded to the pandemic with comic, haunting works showing themselves being buffeted around a chaotic London. They talk about lines of coffins, illegal raves and ‘shameful’ statue-toppling.
On 26 October 1969, the Observer Magazine attempted to get to grips with the burgeoning computer revolution (‘Computer Takeover’).
‘What then is a computer?’ asked John Davy. ‘It has been well described as an obedient, very moronic clerk with an exceptionally good memory.’ Well, we’ve all met one of those
An academic tells us that we will need the warmth and familiarity of reality TV to set us right post-virus. What we really need is Grayson Perry. His talent is not just good art, but the ability on his TV show, Grayson’s Art Club, to disable the “histrionic TV personality” genes of celebrity guests and make them be natural, as well as arty. Grayson and his wife, Philippa, bring warmth and inspiration. More will be needed after coronavirus.
With public art collections closed we are bringing the art to you, exploring highlights and hidden gems from across the country in partnership with Art UK. Today’s pick: Guildford’s De Morgan Collection’s Lux in Tenebris.