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The Grin without the Cat

David Sylvester: Jackson Pollock at the Tate, 1 April 1999

Jackson Pollock 
by Kirk Varnedoe and Pepe Karmel.
Tate Gallery, 336 pp., £50, March 1999, 1 85437 275 0
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Interpreting Pollock 
by Jeremy Lewison.
Tate Gallery, 84 pp., £9.99, March 1999, 1 85437 289 0
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... issuing its own publication in a smaller format with a text by the curator of the London showing, Jeremy Lewison. I’m not clear whether it has been published to serve as a supplement to the actual catalogue or as a cheaper alternative. Perhaps the latter, since it’s full of colour illustrations and is very much easier to handle than the bigger ...

At the Whitechapel

Peter Campbell: Alice Neel, 19 August 2010

... She sits in a blue-striped chair, her old flesh drooping and bulging around her as old flesh does. Jeremy Lewison in the catalogue calls it a ‘brutally frank self assessment’, ‘the obverse of a pin-up girl’. But brutal is the wrong word. It is certainly truthful about how things look, selectively truthful in the things it chooses to emphasise or ...

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