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Raqib Shaw at White Cube London

From:     art reviews
Category: Art
Date:     21 May 2009
Time:     04:38 AM


Raqib Shaw's paintings are the most spectacular and successful result of our recent gilded age (now 
pronounced dead by credit crunch). The subject matter is standard Hoxton fantasy: monsters, 
orifices, sloths. However with the sheer excess of decoration and detail in enamel and shiny stones 
the whole things become more than the sum of their parts, glittering and beguiling in the low lit cube, 
they have that certain madness of art.  

(the upstairs sculpture is crap)

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