Entries by Barbara

Banksy – Draw the Raised Bridge!

Banksy’s latest stencil appeared earlier this year on a disused, permanently raised, river crossing, the Scott St. Bridge in Hull – the city with the highest pro-Brexit vote – depicting a young child wearing a colander for a hat and brandishing a toy sword with a crayon bayonet. Another anti-Brexit message; another example of art and […]

Rare Tintin cartoon watercolour sold for over €600,000 at Paris auction – 3 May 2018

Cover for King Ottokar’s Sceptre, Tintin’s seventh adventure, published in the youth supplement to Le Petit Vingtiéme (the Little Twentieth), a Catholic monthly, in 1939 (20cm x 20cm) (detail) The illustration, in Hergé (Georges Remi)’s typical clean line style, shows Tintin fleeing from the kingdom of Borduria to safety through the Balkans into the fictional state of Syldavia, clutching a […]

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) – Six Self-Portraits

Andy Warhol – Six Self-Portraits, 1986. © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London Completed just months before Warhol’s sudden death in 1987.  Each portrait is just 22″ square.  Sold for: £22,261,250 (including buyer’s premium) at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, London – 8 March 2018 […]

Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy – at Tate Modern from 8 March to 9 September 2018

Pablo Picasso The Dream (Le Rêve) 1932, Private Collection © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2018 (detail) Considered the 20th century’s most influential artist, the Exhibition showcases more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, with photographs and other objects from Picasso’s personal life.  Three paintings of Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picasso’s mistress – created over a period of just five days in […]

February Half-Term Programme 2018

Monday 12th February :  Modigliani with Clay – Modigliani (1884 – 1920) painter and sculptor, best known for his portraits of women with elongated faces and figures.  We will use clay to create a sculpture in his style.  Timed to coincide with the major exhibition at Tate Modern, click Modigliani! Tuesday 13th February :  Modigliani with Clay – Modigliani (1884 – […]