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Top 10 February Recommendations

Linder, Star Series No. 1
Linder, Star Series No. 1 Courtesy of Christie’s

1. Christie’s 90s to Now – February 6-20
The second edition of Christie’s online auction celebrating contemporary art created since the 90s will include works by AnOther favourites John Baldesseri, Linder Sterling and Doug Aitken. Prices start at £500.

2. Bailey’s Stardust – February 6 – June 1
The largest exhibition of portraits by David Bailey goes on show at The National Portrait Gallery next week, including i…

Mick Jagger (1964) by David Bailey Heart by Alex Trochut David Hockney, Lillies, 1971, Lithograph, The Eye of New York City Ballet The Cats in the Tower (after Millais), from Pre-Raphaelite Cats by Susan Herbert Richard Hawkins, Johnny Crawford: Scotch Plaid / Indian Paint, Part 1 John Baldessari, Tetrad Series: LIKE THIS

The Oregon Wonder Horse

The Oregon Wonder Horse
The Oregon Wonder Horse

With January behind us, resolutions wobbly but still largely in place and that juicer we bought now out of warranty, today we welcome another fresh start. Today is both the Lunar New Year and Chinese New Year’s Day, marking the shift into the Year of the Horse. So to celebrate, we looked back over all our favourite equine loves, and voted (unanimously) for our favourite: the marvellously named maned Oregon Wonder Hor…

Throwback Thursday: Thomas Edison’s Acrobat Film

Most of us “throw back” on a Thursday. This week, we’re throwing back further than ever before. To April 29, 1904, when Thomas Edison created a film featuring two Japanese performing men. The renowned inventor of the first motion picture camera, or Kinetograph, brought a Japanese juggler and his young assistant to his New York City studio to record a video showcasing their amazing acrobatic feats. It’s genius and w…

Beyond Sochi: AnOther View of the Winter Olympics

Beyond Sochi
Beyond Sochi © Thomas Dworzak / Magnum Photos for National Geographic

The announcement in 2007 that the 2014 Winter Olympics would be held in Sochi was met with a near universal “where?” Smuggled down the Western side of Russia, on the coast of the Black Sea, Sochi was a quiet subtropical backwater hitherto frequented by Russians seeking sunshine on a budget. Fast-forward seven years, via a regeneration campaign costing an unprecedented $51 billion, terrorist threats from Muslim m…

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Gay New York: The Rediscovered Work of Alvin Baltrop

Alvin Baltrop, Friend (The Piers), 1977
Alvin Baltrop, Friend (The Piers), 1977 Courtesy of The Alvin Baltrop Trust and Third Streaming, New York

Who? Open Eye Gallery’s current exhibition has cast light on the little known work of gay African American photographer Alvin Baltrop who beautifully, and obsessively, captured the clandestine activities taking place under New York piers between 1975 and 1986.

What? The waterfront was at this time in a state of abandonment and dilapidation, and played host to an invisible populace who exploited its potential a…

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Menswear A/W14: Fur Propositions

Dolce & Gabbana A/W14
Dolce & Gabbana A/W14 Photography by Andrea Olivo

There’s something strangely enticing in a man who wears fur: at times luscious and decadent, at times savage, at times androgynous, animal hair has the rare quality to conjure a masculinity that is both inevitably primal and utterly sophisticated.

Designers were particularly vulnerable to the lure of the wild this season, and they couldn’t help turning their men into boy versions of Venus in Furs: Domenico Dolce…

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Martin Creed: What’s the point of it?

Work no. 960 by Martin Creed, 2008
Work no. 960 by Martin Creed, 2008 Photography by Stuart Whipps, © Martin Creed

Playful and democratic in spirit, the work of Turner-Prize winning artist Martin Creed can be as permanent as a marble staircase (Work No. 1059 – The Scotsman steps), or as ephemeral as a room half-filled with balloons (Work No. 200 – Half the air in a given space). Crossing between modes and mediums with apparent ease, over the past 25 years Creed has used everything from neon and cacti to dogs and pianos in his install…

Work no. 1636 by Martin Creed, 2013 Half the air in a given space by Martin Creed, 1998 A sheet of paper crumpled into a ball by Martin Creed, 1995 Work no. 1095 by Martin Creed, 2011 Work no. 1315 by Martin Creed, 2011 Boxes by Martin Creed, 2008

Brutalist Architecture

Brutalist Architecture of the World
Brutalist Architecture of the World

Solid, linear, concrete blocks are the prime characteristics of brutalist architecture, a style which thrived between the 1950s and 1970s. The term ‘brutalism’ comes from the French ‘béton brut’ which translates as ‘raw concrete’. It’s an acquired taste but one which is becoming more and more revered, in an age of vast expanses of glass. This weeks Good Things takes you to three destinations, all abundant in beau…

The Fashion Assistants

Katy Fox
Katy Fox Photography by Jasper Clarke

Katy Fox

The Dazed & Confused fashion cupboard, tucked at the back of the offices on Old Street, may play host to the season’s most desirable and directional creations, all waiting to be turned into the stuff of fashion fantasy; but for 25-year-old fashion assistant, Katy Fox, the most fascinating thing is the box of personal objects and custom-made items owned by the magazine’s stylists that are pulled for sho…

Glen Erler’s Family Tree

From Family Tree by Glen Erler
From Family Tree by Glen Erler © Glen Erler

When his father passed away last year, California-born photographer Glen Erler decided to bring his Family Tree project to a close. Based in London for nearly two decades, over the past eight years Erler returned home regularly, using the time to capture his family and their surroundings on film, and the results of this exploration now comprises his first monograph.

“I usually had limited amounts of time to get the…

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