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YAYOI KUSAMA

In celebration of Yayoi Kusama opening her own museum in Tokyo, here’s an interview we did with her in 2013. You travelled alone to New York in 1957. It was […]

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HARI KUNZRU

Hari Kunzru, author, on an image from Robert Longo’s Men in the Cities GB Tell me why you chose this. HK I find it endlessly fascinating to look at those […]

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TOM DIXON

Tom Dixon, designer, on the blue whale skeleton in London’s Natural History Museum. GB Tell me why you chose this. TD It’s quite an early memory for me, seeing the […]

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KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH

Kwame Anthony Appiah, philosopher on El Anatsui’s ‘Red Block’ sculpture. GB Tell me why you chose this. KAA First of all, I love it. It’s part of a sequence of […]

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JIM HOLT

Jim Holt, philosopher, on his miniature replica of the Rietveld chair. GB Tell me why you chose your chair. JH I have the aesthetic of a mathematician, even though I’m […]

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MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

Marina Abramovic, Water Study (D) – With Eyes Closed I See Happiness, Photograph 2012 courtesy Marina Abramovic Archive and Sean Kelly Gallery   Marina Abramović, artist, on a glass of water GB Tell […]

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THOM YORKE

Thom Yorke, musician, on his picture of a rock formation in Cornwall – ‘An old giant’s backbone buried in the rocks’. GB Tell me why you chose this rock formation: […]

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MARK WELSH

Photograph by Martin Crook Mark Welsh on his own work, Anatomy of an Audubon GB Tell me why you chose this. MW I’ve chosen this multi-media collage I made, not […]

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DAVID POEPPEL

David Poeppel, Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, on Alberto Giacometti’s Chariot GB Tell me why you chose this. DP Although I have seen many pieces by Giacometti and admire […]

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PAUL LISS

Paul Liss, fine art dealer, on Colin Gill’s Allegory, 1920 – 21 GB Tell me why you chose this. PL Allegory, the opus magi of Colin Gill, the first artist […]

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FAYE WEI WEI

GB Tell me why you chose this. FWW I think they’re the most beautiful and precious objects that I own. They’re like jewels to me, except that they’re from nature […]

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DAVID HOYLE

David Hoyle, performance artist, on Claes Oldenburg’s, Soft Drainpipe, Blue (Cool) Version GB Tell me why you chose this. DH It really hit me when I was a kid and […]