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Portraits in Series in Japanese Prints

Kunisada, Both Sides of the Leaf, Past and Present, 1855 Anyone starting out collecting Japanese prints will be struck by the prevalence of enigmatic portraits, three-quarter length images of actors, usually in role and set against either a landscape background … Continue reading

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What to Look For in a Piece of Art – Sarah Lucas and the Mitate of an Elite

Art is of course a great communicator… for centuries it was the great communicator. It still is, but reading a piece of (contemporary) art these days leads to considerable discussion and anger, (judging by newspaper columns) and yet works of … Continue reading

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