Blog: Art

Ice Age Art: arrival of the modern mind at the British Museum

Yesterday your scribe attended the press preview of the British Museum’s new exhibition Ice Age Art: arrival of the modern mind. The exhibition explores sculpture and drawings during the last European Ice Age (circa 40,000 – 10,000 years ago) and the “modern” mind that made them. But man’s been making marks much longer. Homo sapiens’… Read more »

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Carpetalogue exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers: final fortnight & special late night invitation

The portmanteau word “carpetalogue” is the delightful moniker created to describe the ‘pages’ – i.e. carpets – in the current exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers, London. Celebrating art and design studio M/M (Paris), the singular exhibition title is interpreted by your scribe as a witty contemporary update of the traditional festschrift – a volume of… Read more »

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Fransje Killaars artist – new book published

Too big to drop through the letterbox, your scribe’s cloven hoofed neighbour kindly delivered the package left in his custody by her postie. Inside was the new Fransje Killaars artist monograph published by 010 Publishers, Rotterdam. Killaar’s polychromatic textile, bedspreads and carpet installations are exhibited internationally, and installed in commercial, civic and domestic environments. Although… Read more »

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Hollywood floors

On the back of the V&A’s fabulous Hollywood Costume exhibition, how about following it up with a Hollywood Carpet exhibition? Andrew Hearst has designed these carpet tiles based on the creepy hotel floors in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and is looking for a producer. Any more ideas? RW

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Crochetdermy

Editor Ben Evans picked up the Metro on the way to work this morning and discovered crotchetdermy. We love crocheting queen Shauna Richardson’s collection of stuffed animals. So do the V&A who exhibited her work as part of their ‘The Power of Making’ exhibition. Her creations remind me of the old joke: … “Would you… Read more »

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Etching for a Goya tapestry on display at The British Museum

While the design mafia flocked to the myriad events allied to the opening of the London Design Festival, your scribe spent a blissful morning yesterday at the British Museum press preview of the exhibition “Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain,” after which she admired the 5th c BC Motya Charioteer, on loan from… Read more »

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Classic Rug Collection reveals Manhattan rug by Swedish artist Bo Lundberg

“Take me back to Manhattan, Take me back to New York. I’m just longing to see once more, My little home on the hundredth floor!” Cole Porter’s lyrics sum up the magnetic pull of New York city – Manhattan and the boroughs. And whether or not you live on the hundredth floor or in a… Read more »

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Artist Jennifer Steinkamp’s “Death of the Moth” at The Fabric Workshop and Museum

If there’s one thing COVER knows it’s moths. Not gorgeous, blowsy cloud forest moths, but the tiny destroyers of clothes and carpets. Your scribe still mourns her Christopher Farr rug. Carefully folded for a period in storage, it emerged with fist-sized holes. But moths as a metaphor for life and the survival imperative was expressed… Read more »

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Get your weave on at the British Museum’s Shakespeare exhibition

It’s tempting to believe COVER’s devotion to its readers means we are chained to our desks rather like folios in Hereford Cathedral’s medieval library, but we do get out. Yesterday your scribe was at the British Museum for the press preview of Shakespeare Staging the World. Yes, we are devotees of contemporary and modern carpets… Read more »

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Artist Katherine Daniels weaves summer magic in New York City

Lincoln Road Serape is a summer 2012 woven street installation by Harlem studio-based artist Katherine Daniels for the City of New York’s DOT Urban Art Program. Daniels uses plastic ribbon to weave designs in the city’s chain link fencing. Her work can also be seen at Bronx’s Joyce Kilmer Park where she is the 2012… Read more »

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