My life and a Richard Smith

29th April 2016

I purchased my first artwork in, I believe, 1972. I'm not talking here about an Athena poster, but rather a print that I could just about imagine encountering in what was then London's only Tate Gallery. Not that I dared enter a more

Strands online

25th March 2016

One of the exhibitions in London that I am most looking forward to is the Paul Strand retrospective that has just opened at the V&A (until 3 July). Subtitled 'Film and Photography for the 20th Century', the show more

5 x 5 No. 4: Todd’s list

1st January 2016

For the end of 2015, when this blog has been less than it should have been, and for the start of 2016, when it will be more than it has been, we offer five short lists of five cultural highlights more

5 x 5 No. 2: John’s list

29th December 2015

For the end of 2015, when this blog has been less than it should have been, and for the start of 2016, when I intend it to be more than it has been, we offer five short lists of five more

Reflections from the RA

16th October 2015

Tomorrow night Sky Arts premieres our new film for The Hot Ticket strand, Ai Weiwei at the RA. We have already produced Matthew Bourne's The Car Man as a Hot Ticket and next week we are recording another major more

Three things to come home to

17th May 2015

I've had a wonderful birthday week in France, and now I'm back with all sorts of new challenges to face. Here's a selection of three things for today, before - inspired a bit by my birthday blog - I start more

Three things 21.

27th April 2015

Each day I highlight just three things. Sometimes there are links between them, oftentimes there are not. • The new new museum: Jerry Saltz for New York magazine riffs on the recent history of art museums and makes you long more