February 1, 1966 Hollywood The young but promising actor Ronald Reagan knocked on the door of Hedda Hopper’s home with his left hand using a secret knock. In his right hand was a bouquet consisting of 33 roses. 22 roses were red and 11 were white. “I’m glad you’ve decided to join the Committee on Hatred.” said the hostess. “You are one of the first … Continue reading

Carmen Paulino interview – Catherine Kirkpatrick – Art Spiel

Art Spiel is an online platform for highlighting the work of contemporary artists ,  including art reviews, studio visits, interviews with artists, curators, and gallerists and is based in the USA . During the Coronavirus pandemic, Art Spiel has been reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping.  We would like to thank Art Spiel once again for their generosity in allowing us to publish … Continue reading Carmen Paulino interview – Catherine Kirkpatrick – Art Spiel

Meryl Meisler – Art Spiel – Catherine Kirkpatrick

Art Spiel is an online platform for highlighting the work of contemporary artists ,  including art reviews, studio visits, interviews with artists, curators, and gallerists and is based in the USA . During the Coronavirus pandemic, Art Spiel has reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping.  We would like to thank Art Spiel for thier generosity in allowing us to publish their recent … Continue reading Meryl Meisler – Art Spiel – Catherine Kirkpatrick

6th June 1977 – Deviation Street

In the room next door three teenagers are listening to the 40th anniversary ruby red vinyl edition of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures. The album belongs to one of the three. That such music continues to resonate with generation X, Y and Z astounds me, when I consider the timeline. Such music was never conceived with longevity in mind, but then again neither was the music … Continue reading 6th June 1977 – Deviation Street

Williamsburg Brooklyn NYC – Dmitry Sokolenko

842 minutes ago, in Williamsburg — not the one in Virginia, but the cool one — I participated in the loudest protest over the death of George Floyd. There was no need to burn police cars. Or smash bank windows. Or throw eggs at store windows — although of course sometimes a couple of eggs and maybe even a tomato should be thrown at boring … Continue reading Williamsburg Brooklyn NYC – Dmitry Sokolenko

The Nightingales – New Album

The Nightingales‘Four Against Fate’(Tiny Global) Everything, you all know, is overshadowed today. In our popular culture, very much of how we view the past is highlighted by years and summers that were in some way pivotal to the development of music, fashion, consumption of mood altering substances, politics and public society in general. 1967, 1977, 1989, 1995 are all held to be Watershed Moments in … Continue reading The Nightingales – New Album

Lockdown Diaries – Sally De Courcy

I am immuno-compromised as a result of a medical condition, from which I was medically retired as a young doctor. I then did an MA in fine Art at the UCA Farnham. When the country went into lockdown, I decided to create a body of artwork about my experience of being shielded from society. The work would have limitations like myself, I could only use … Continue reading Lockdown Diaries – Sally De Courcy

Patrick Hogberg – Bunny Shepherd

The message on my phone read Patrick Hogberg has been busy. That was back in February, pre  Covid -19 Pandemic , pre Lockdown days . I had meant to do something about the message but had only managed to ……. Then got pre-occupied with the whole of the virus thing and maintaining a relatively sane distance between myself and the mad tweets and so on … Continue reading Patrick Hogberg – Bunny Shepherd