Author Archives: Elizabeth Fullerton

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In Hew Locke’s Blinged-Out Installations, Every Toy Jaguar Has Its Place

With a dazzling palette of beaded tapestries, flying boats, and distinctive reliefs of Queen Elizabeth II, Hew Locke comments on the relationship between England and its former colonies Read More

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Royal Flourish: A New Look at the Queen’s Collection

The curators of the trove of masterpieces owned by the Queen of England are working to devise new and exciting ways to display them Read More

Kate MccGwire, Beguile, 2012, mixed media with crow feathers in antique dome. COURTESY ALL VISUAL ARTS. PHOTO: TESSA ANGUS.
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Kate MccGwire–Let’s Get Feathering!

Using thousands of plumes, Kate MccGwire creates enormous, otherworldly forms Read More

Shirazeh Houshiary. “I don’t want to fit into any category,” she says. “I want to be an individual.”
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Shirazeh Houshiary: ‘Like the Dark Senses Being Revealed’

Mystical and metaphysical, Shirazeh Houshiary’s sculptures, paintings, and animations explore the very nature of existence

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Tate Director Chris Dercon: ‘Everything Can Be Changed’

Visionary, intellectual, democratic, and high-wattage, director Chris Dercon puts his stamp on Tate Modern Read More

Thomas Stewart’s 1792 portrait of the cross-dressing Chevalier d’Eon was, 
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Knight in Shining Garters

London’s National Portrait Gallery buys a portrait of the Chevalier d’Eon—celebrated French spy, diplomat, fencing champion, and cross-dresser Read More

Tim Rakewell reaches for his mother’s smart phone in The Adoration of the Cage Fighters, 2012.
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Dressing for Success

The cross-dressing, craft-embracing British artist Grayson Perry has made a career of subverting and flouting social taboos in his work
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I Didn’t Say, 2011, by Emin.
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‘In a Rodin/Turner Sandwich’

Tracey Emin finds common ground with two unlikely predecessors in an erotic exhibition Read More

Louise Bourgeois sculpting Sleep II in Italy, 1967 (above).  The Dangerous Obsession, 2003 (below).
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Analyze This

The Freud Museum puts Louise Bourgeois on the couch Read More

British curator Sheena Wagstaff has been hired to expand the venerable museum’s contemporary-art programming
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Bringing the Met Up to Date

British curator Sheena Wagstaff has been hired to expand the venerable museum’s contemporary-art programming Read More

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Doodle Unto Others

For an artist best known for his zany doodles depicting life in its brutal absurdity, David Shrigley leads a surprisingly disciplined existence, involving a strict work routine, jogging, and yoga. “You can’t just lie on the roof and smoke joints … Read More

Justin Mortimer's painting The Queen, 1998
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Addressing the Queen

A show explores changing images of the British monarch Read More

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Stalled at the Gate

Mark Wallinger’s glorious history of unrealized public-art projects Read More