It is a critical moment for the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris — and for the French art trade.
Victor Willing (1928–88) is perhaps the least classifiable of the brilliant early-1950s Slade generation, which includes his wife Paula Rego.
The Indian Portrait: 1560-1860
National Portrait Gallery, until 20 June Mark Shields: Here and Elsewhere
Grosvenor Gallery, 21 Ryder Street, SW1, until 14 May
Rodchenko and Popova: Defining Constructivism
Tate Modern, until 17 May
Film There’s been a rush of good movies recently — Rachel Getting Married (with Anne Hathaway) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona,…
Beyond the Work of One — Oxford College Libraries and their Benefactors
The Bodleian Library, Oxford, until 1 November, admission free
Royal Academy, until 17 August
BOOK I’m just coming to the end of The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser – Jerome Loving’s critical…
I have three books on the go at the moment: Charles Leadbeater’s brilliant analysis of web-world, We-Think, The Craftsman, by…
Books Letters of Ted Hughes – ed. Christopher Reid/Faber Finally! Moving, passionate, angry, funny, striking, brilliant and beautiful beyond belief,…
BOOK Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power by Robert Dallek: The double biography is a genre that, in the hands…