Art as Architecture

Italian architect and illustrator, Federico Babina, translates art into architecture in his Archist Series –

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David Bailey, Four Beats to the Bar and No Cheating

This compelling documentary explores the life of one of the great living artists, David Bailey. Bailey is frequently referred to as Britain’s best photographer, though he’s an avid sculpture, painter and director of commercials and documentaries too. While his work appears minimalist and understated, this documentary reveals his painstaking perfectionism behind it all, particularly in regard to his photographic portraits, where he seeks to extract the bare essence of the subject and nothing else. Bailey is supremely cool, talented and alluring – after watching this documentary all I want is to call him for a chat.

Richard Hamilton (1922 – 2011)

A founding figure of the pop art movement, and inadvertently one of my first artist models, Richard Hamilton is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.  His 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing?, produced for the This Is Tomorrow exhibition of the Independent Group in London is widely regarded to be among the earliest works of pop art.

Just what is it about today's home that makes it so different, so appealing?

Just what is it about today’s home that makes it so different, so appealing?

Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu (b), 2011

Le Chef-d’oeuvre inconnu (b), 2011

Interior II (1964)

Interior II (1964)

Amusingly I came across my Tea Party Series created ten years ago and influenced largely by Hamilton –
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A retrospective of Richard Hamilton’s work is currently being held at the Tate Modern through 26 May 2014.