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DAVID REMFRY

David Remfry, artist, on his bird-shaped gold weight. GB Let’s talk about your birds. Tell me why you chose them. DR Well, it’s twofold. I’ve been interested in birds since […]

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DAVID BADDIEL

David Baddiel, comedian and writer, on his cat, Ron. GB Tell me why you chose Ron as your object of beauty. DB I decided to choose a cat partly because […]

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JOSEPH MORGAN SCHOFIELD

Joseph Morgan Schofield, performance artist, on a photograph of the sky in the French Pyrenees which they took on a residency in 2019.  GB Tell me why you chose this. […]

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DAVID MAYER

Professor David Mayer, Theatre Historian, on the poster for the play, Blue Jeans by Joseph Arthur. GB Tell me why you chose this. DM This is something that is instantly […]

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LISE MAYER

Lise Mayer, comedy writer, on her grandmother’s western saddle. GB Tell me why you chose this? LM I’ve chosen my grandmother’s western saddle, which was hand made for her in […]

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KYLE TAYLOR

Kyle Taylor, author and founder of Fair Vote UK, on the Los Angeles 110/105 freeway interchange. GB Tell me why you’ve chosen this. KT I grew up in the Greater […]

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NICOLA GREEN

Nicola Green, artist, on her representation of angels of colour. GB Tell me why you chose this. NG When I was growing up, my granny collected cherubs and she had […]

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POLLY MORGAN

Polly Morgan, artist, on a piece of polystyrene packaging. GB Tell me why you chose this. PM I think I’ve often found things beautiful that other people haven’t. I’ve often […]

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JOHN KEANE

John Keane, artist, on an Owl butterfly. GB Tell me why you’ve chosen the Owl butterfly as your object of beauty JK I first encountered an Owl butterfly or Caligo, when […]

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AMANDA STRONZA

Amanda Stronza, anthropologist, professor, conservationist, and wildlife photographer, on a snapping turtle. GB Tell me why you chose the snapping turtle? AS Aesthetically, I think they’re really beautiful, they’re this muted […]

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LADY HALE

Lady Hale, Judge and Lord Temporal, on Barbara Hepworth’s Family of Man in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. GB Tell me why you chose this. BH Well, there are lots of […]

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DON BROWN

Don Brown, artist, on the new moon. GB Tell me why you chose this. DB I thought for quite a long time about what I find beautiful, I suppose my […]

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ALUN ANDERSON

Image constructed from thousands of pictures taken from an orbiter flying around the Moon, so there is tremendous depth of detail in the full size image. The full size image […]

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JORDAN ASHLEY

Nan one month after being battered, 1984. Copyright Nan Goldin. Jordan Ashley, founder of Souljourn Yoga, on Nan Goldin’s work, Nan one month after being battered. GB Tell me why […]

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ELLEN WINNER

Ellen Winner, Professor of Psychology, on Picasso’s Head of a Woman. GB Tell me why you chose this. EW I love this sculpture because it’s so beautiful. It is also […]