Tag Archives: Warhol

How many cats named Sam?

A while ago I came across artist Lois Wain, also known as ‘the man who painted cats’. I was fortunate enough more recently to see some of his work first hand in a small exhibition at The Qube in Oswestery, … Continue reading

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Artists who collect

I love collections and people that collect. I like to talk about either my own collections or other people’s. I collect funny quotes and I collect sketches of people. I have collected images of other people’s mantlepieces and bedside tables. … Continue reading

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1970s – research a decade – the decade that taste forgot?

For our homework this week we were asked to research a decade and I chose the  decade of my birth: the 1970s. The 1970s is often remembered with a bit of embarrassment. Why is this so? It seems that we … Continue reading

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Does eccentricity and creativity come hand in hand?

Researching artists who collect, artists who question collecting, and artists who obsessively collect made me wonder: are all artists a little bit, or a lot, eccentric? All of the artists I and my fellow art students researched were eccentric on … Continue reading

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Collecting – notes from a tutorial – is it geeky to collect or art?

What does it mean to collect? What does the notion of collecting mean? What does collecting mean for an artist? (Can we get away with it in the name of art?) Olympic artist artist in residence Neville Gabie collected pictures … Continue reading

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