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The Painting of Modern Life at The Hayward Gallery

From:     art review
Category: Art
Date:     19 December 2007
Time:     06:59 AM


I think this has been reviewed here before, but you should definitely see it before it ends this month.

My top 4: 

Vija Celmins, great control and density of gray
Marlene Dumas, who I always thought was overrated, but the school painting is darn good
Elizabeth Peyton, paints her reds and blues with depth
Franz Gertsch, at lucianos house makes you see time passed

My bottom 4:

Peter Doig, paintings with paint techniques looking a bit less hey anything goes now
Malcolm Morley, the postcard is banal so is the painting
Gerhard Richter, ok you know how to drag a feathery brush across the painting to blur it
Richard Hamilton, always terrible

So hats off to you Mr Rugoff, you know what you are doing in that horrible unloved concrete box.

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