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comment by Metrognome    Nov 9, 2004
I enjoyed Francesca's review, as I'd seen the exhibition on my own and appreciated another perspective. I was struck by what the artist said on the video (that you can watch in the shop area) about how he approached Seurat or Piero like any other found objects. His versions of their pictures -- in spite of the disappointing flatness which the review comments on -- helped me to see new things in them (e.g. the beard of the scourger on the left of Christ in Piero's Flagellation), although I wondered what had happened to the golden figure on top of the pillar to which Christ is bound. As for the Seurat, I had not noticed the smoke coming out of the distant factory chimney before -- just took the scene for granted as a sunny (if crowded) day by the river. Craig-Martin's art looks good suspended in a white interior, but I was less taken by the outside of the gallery. It had been raining when I visited and the colour was already beginning to leech away into the stonework and pavement.
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