Tanning at the Tate

The dominant tale of art history is to assume Dorothea Tanning was not a surrealist until her husband hailed her that when walking into her studio in 1942, much as Duchamp claimed Freya Von Freytag-Loringhoven’s urinal, his own. Witnessing this phenomenal retrospective of the radically free Tanning, who married Max Ernst in 1946, at 36, in a double marriage with Juliet Browner and Man Ray, … Continue reading Tanning at the Tate

W.I.A. founder Sarah Norris

It’s Frieze week – the biggest, sexiest, conceptual-y-est art fair on the planet.  London is awash with private views, parties, canapes (if you’re lucky, maybe the odd sniff of dinner) but generally wine, fizz and beer.  Get your blagging hats on, people – maybe this is why Britain are good at the culture industries, because we like free booze, and what better drive?  But what … Continue reading W.I.A. founder Sarah Norris