My review of the fascinating Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris is up now on Studio International. Read it here…
Read the full text of Lola Ridge’s collection The Ghetto and Other Poems.
May Day Art Event: Passport to Pimlico
I’m really excited to be working on an art and writing project with Darran Anderson for “Passport to Pimlico” on May 5th, organised by Lana Locke. We will be publishing a chapbook especially for the event, called “You Are Now Entering Free London”, with poems by Darran, and drawings by me. In the wider event, there will be music, art, performance, food and drink. More information to follow, but in the meantime, here is the art event’s blog: http://passport2pimlico.myblog.arts.ac.uk/
Here is a picture from our project:
And the poster for the exhibition:
Interview in the Independent on Book Design
Jonathan Gibbs has featured my book designs / illustrations in his book design blog for the Independent.. read it here:
The obituary I wrote for my father for Studio International: http://studiointernational.com/index.php/obituary-michael-patrick-spens-of-wormiston
My novel, “Death of a Ladies’ Man” is now on sale in Foyles London, along with 3:AM authors Joanna Walsh and Yrsa Daley-Ward.. Favourite bookshop!
"Art, in a sense, is a revolt against everything fleeting and unfinished in the world."
Pictures from The Drone Age, which is out later this year… Pre-order your copy here:
"For friendship is a knowledge acquired by free men. And there is no freedom without intelligence or without mutual understanding."
New books awaiting launch…
Cartier, Parreno, and the Scottish Colourists
New articles on Studio International this month, reviewing: "The Scottish Colourists Series: JD Fergusson" - The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, "Philippe Parreno: Anywhere, Anywhere Out of the World” - Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and "Cartier: Style and History" - Grand Palais, Paris.
Tomorrow is Melody Nelson day.
New paintings from “The Drone Age”