London Art News previews art exhibitions in London and reports on anything of special interest in the visual arts worldwide, from ice sculpture to body painting.
CLICK. The search continues until mid-September. On 7 October the BookBenches will be auctioned at the Southbank Centre to raise funds to tackle illiteracy across the UK.
CLICK). His widow, Marina Litvinenko, has been campaigning for an inquiry into his death. Chief suspect Andrei Lugovoi, another ex-KGB agent, has since been elected to the Russian parliament. The UK government has dragged its heels in order to placate the Kremlin. Today Home Secretary Theresa May announced there will be a public inquiry chaired by senior judge Sir Robert Owen, who was the coroner at Mr Litvinenko's inquest. PM David Cameron has obviously had enough of appeasing Putin. With the world condemning despot Vlad over Malaysia Flight MH17, it's long overdue that the truth came out (CLICK).
CLICK). Shown is Kieron Williamson's Snowdrifts at St Benet's Abbey, Broadland (2014). He works in oils, watercolours and pastels.
CLICK). The "living sculptures" joke is wearing a bit thin now, lads.
CLICK). So Russian media is full of conspiracy theories trying to shift the blame to Ukraine, where Putin places it. So, how did this dangerous despot gain the FIFA World Cup 1918 for Russia and how much did it cost him? The watch Vlad is wearing in this photo has been identified as a Patek Philippe costing $150,000. For the latest on Malaysia Flight MH17 CLICK.
CLICK). A very personable actor with a light touch, he starred in two hit TV series: Maverick in the late 1950's and The Rockford Files (1974-1980). Both series were created by Roy Huggins. Between TV series, Garner starred in major movies such as The Loudest Whisper (1961) and The Great Escape 1963). In 1994 he starred in the movie remake of Maverick with Mel Gibson as Bret. Shown is James Garner and Jodie Foster in a still from Maverick (1994). In 2005 the Screen Actors Guild presented Garner with a lifetime achievement award. Also, he belatedly received a Purple Heart medal for having been wounded in Korea in 1951.
CLICK). Shown is Angela Moffatt's photo of A man Wakeboarding in the harbour of the capital Stanley. The exhibition We Are Falklands is at the Mall Galleries from 21-27 July, admission free (CLICK).
CLICK). They set up MinaLima in 2010, using their combined surnames (CLICK).
Can bouncy blonde Rosie Rockel persuade you that the latest load of old tripe at Tate Passé is worth viewing, let alone paying £13.10 to see? She didn't persuade me. Kazimir Malevich had a very limited oeuvre which died when he died. Why resurrect it?
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