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GIDEON ROSEN

  Gideon Rosen, philosopher, on Marcel Duchamp’s ‘3 Standard Stoppages’ GB Tell me why you chose this? What was your reaction when you first saw it? GR When I was […]

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ROBERT HOPKINS

Robert Hopkins, philosopher, on The Death of Socrates by Jacques Louis David. GB Tell me why you chose this. RH The painting’s appeal for me is both immediate and hard-won. […]

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TOP POSTS OF 2013

Many many thanks to everyone who has supported Gilded Birds so far. Have a wonderful 2014! The most popular posts of 2013 were: MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ “I think for me beauty comes from the inside, not the outside, it radiates. It’s an energy that gives off a kind of glow. It’s the same with people and objects. Every good work of […]

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JASON STANLEY

Jason Stanley, philosopher, on a photograph of St Petersburg by Alexey Titarenko GB Tell me why you chose this particular image from the series? JS The photos in this series were taken in St. Petersburg between 1992 and 1994, during and just after a terrible economic crisis that accompanied the switch to democracy and capitalism. Countless Russians died of starvation […]

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MICHAEL ROSEN

Michael Rosen, philosopher, on David Hockney’s illustrations of a Wallace Stevens poem : The Blue Guitar GB Tell me why you chose this. MR To be quite honest with you […]

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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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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 […]