A mysterious package arrived in the post a few weeks ago. Unannounced and anonymous, it turned out to be a small selection of materials about one of my favourite artists and people, Barbara Jones. There’s a couple of booklets – one a catalogue of an exhibition in Marlborough in 1999, the other a review of […]
The recent announcement from the British Postal Museum and Archive announcing that they have upgraded their online catalogue may not have been the most retweeted 140 characters in the history of Twitter. But the news is actually quite exciting. On an entirely practical level the images are now larger than a postage stamp. The particular joy of this is that I can […]
I’ve already mentioned Neil Jennings’s Barbara Jones show which starts today in Hampstead. Apparently for the last week his house has been filled with Barbara Jones artworks like this. And this. I don’t know how he copes.
There is more to life than auctions. as proved by what Mr Crownfolio found on his internet wanderings recently. GPO Art What that link takes you to is a short Pathe film about, amazingly, the poster art of the GPO, dating from 1959. Which means that you get treated to things like this Ruskin Spear. This […]
A short Barbara Jones announcement for all of you who, like me, think that she deserves more recognition. At last it seems to be happening. Not only is the Black Eyes and Lemonade exhibition running at the Whitechapel until September, but now Jennings Fine Art are holding a selling exhibition of her work at the […]
We’ve been beaten to it! For a while now, me and Serge and Tweed have been thinking that what the world needs is a complete re-staging of Barbara Jones‘ Black Eyes and Lemonade Exhibition, which was held at the Whitechapel Gallery as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations in 1951. I’ve written about the […]