Martin Gayford

Remembrance of things past | 24 January 2019

In this carefully selected Tate Modern show, the success rate is no more than 50 per cent – but sometimes he pulls it off marvellously

An attendant at an art gallery in France once apprehended a little old vandal, or so the story goes. He had smuggled in a palette, paints and brushes under his coat and was trying to alter one of the exhibits — a picture by Pierre Bonnard. On further questioning, it turned out that the elderly vandal was none other than Bonnard himself.

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