It’s mind-expanding, says Waldemar Januszczak, but a show about drugs is, perhaps understandably, creatively in a daze
Monthly Archives: December 2010
The best (and worst) in art
Tate Modern’s Gauguin is the best blockbuster show, while The Clock gets 2010’s nod for most innovative piece.
Aware: Art Fashion Identity, Royal Academy
An absurd new show at the Royal Academy equates fashion with art. It’s pretentious twaddle and doesn’t belong
A £7m dazzler by nature’s Johnny Depp
Birds of America, which has just fetched a record price, is a masterpiece by the sexiest naturalist ever, says our art critic and secret twitcher
Philippe Parreno’s film pieces are smartly unpredictable, but Tom Lubbock’s collages have the capability to unnerve more
The art of darkness
Nativities were always a nightmare to do — after all, how do you paint in the dark? But some artists have made it work.