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Daniel Lismore ‘a living work of art’ creates crystal clad costumes for the Opera

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  English National Opera’s Artistic Consultant Daniel Kramer who is  staging a revival of Harrison Birtwistle’s iconic masterpiece THE MASK OF ORPHEUS had the inspired idea of inviting artist/designer  Daniel Lismore to design the costumes. Lismore, once described by Vogue as ‘England’s most outrageous dresser‘ has used 400,000 Swarovski crystals so that each of the … Continue reading



Baby Lies Truthfully : the work of David Robilliard

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David Robilliard was a queer British poet and artist, and also sometime model for his artist friends the legendary Gilbert and George.  He was also on of the very many talents that was lost to the AIDS pandemic in the 1980’s. However thanks to film/TV maker, Joe Ingham, Robilliard and his work are not forgotten.  … Continue reading




The great British artist Sir Howard Hodgkin Dies

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  The great British abstract painter Sir Howard Hodgkin has died aged 84 years old just a couple of weeks before a major show of his portraits opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London on 23 March.   Hodgkin was recognized as a central figure in contemporary art for over half a century, and the … Continue reading



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