My recent visit to the States of Violence exhibition at the a/political gallery-cum-project-space, South London (24 March-8 April 2023) gave me pause to…
A current exhibition in Warsaw suggests a route to tackling the thorny question of making serious narrative art in an age of irony.
A recent visit to Poland allowed me to see Beksiński's art. It prompted to wonder why I had never seen his art reviewed by an art critic before.
As my new book is published, I discuss the contents and how it came to be written.
Why has the life of Victorian model-cum-artist Lizzie Siddal become a political battleground since her early death? I examine the evidence.
A current retrospective exhibition in Romania surveys the output of a key figure of Surrealism.
The final volume of Francis Picabia's catalogue raisonné is published. I explore his transgressions against good taste and his alliance with Magritte.
Further to my review of the current Vermeer exhibition (in The Jackdaw), I give some thoughts on issues the catalogue raises.

February 2023

To celebrate the anniversary its publication, here is an exclusive extract from the poem cycle "After/Apres Francis Bacon" about the life and art of the…
How did a model's beauty inspire artists and lead to tragedy and how has her case been viewed through the lens of art politics.
Related to "The Case for 'Dangerous' Literature", full transcripts of written interviews with leading authorities on William Burroughs and H.P…
In this follow-up piece to a review, I assess how accurate Gasset's 1925 essay "The Dehumanization of Art" was.