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SARAH HEGENBART

Sarah Hegenbart, curator, on Barnett Newman’s Midnight Blue GB Tell me why you’ve chosen this painting. SH I chose a painting that really matters to me and that struck me […]

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TIM MARLOW

Tim Marlow, art historian and Director of Exhibitions at White Cube – on the imprint of his son’s head on a pillow. GB Tell me why you chose this. TM […]

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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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MICHAEL TANNER

Michael Tanner, philosopher, on the ass of Donatello’s statue of David. GB Tell me why you’ve chosen the ass of Donatello’s statue of David. MT It’s just the left cheek […]

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JAMES BALMFORTH

James Balmforth, artist, on sacrificial anodes. GB Why have you chosen these sacrificial anodes? JB I chose these sacrificial anodes because their beauty is of a kind that I find […]

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TOM CRAIG

Tom Craig, photographer, on a kingfisher GB Why did you choose the kingfisher? TC I think the porous nature of our own memories means that beauty is often better held […]

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DAWN ADÈS

Dawn Adès, art historian, on the racehorse, Frankel GB Tell me why you chose Frankel. DA I find horses generally completely enchanting and I’ve always loved them. I love going […]

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RUTH MARTEN

Ruth Marten, artist, on her stoneware sculpture GB Why did you choose this object? RM I’ll be frank at the outset and admit that I made this. I’m rarely satisfied […]

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MICHAEL STEINBERG

Michael Steinberg, freelance curator and consultant, on Henri Rousseau’s painting, The Sleeping Gypsy GB Tell me why you chose this painting. MS It’s a painting that’s always haunted me. I’ve […]

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TOBIE GIDDIO

Tobie Giddio, artist/illustrator, on a piece of white peacock feather GB Tell me about your object. TG It is a tiny piece of a white peacock feather. It happens to […]

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HARRIET VYNER

Harriet Vyner, writer, on Lucian Freud’s 1937 sandstone sculpture of a horse GB Why did you choose this sculpture? HV Not only is this a favourite of mine but also, […]

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TOM SACHS

Tom Sachs, artist, on his Honda 3000is generator GB Tell me why you’ve chosen your new generator as an object of beauty. TS Well like anything else it’s beauty as […]