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Maggi Hambling, Ellie Kendrick, Beastie Boys

Maggi Hambling on the influence of four other artists; actor-turned-writer Ellie Kendrick; US hip hop group Beastie Boys look back over their career

Maggi Hambling discusses her new exhibition The Quick and the Dead at Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, which centres on paintings and drawings made over the past decade, in which she has portrayed four fellow artists - Sebastian Horsley, Sarah Lucas, Julian Simmons and Juergen Teller - whose lives have intersected at various points, and who have created their own reciprocal artistic interpretations.

Nearly 40 years ago, three white Jewish teenagers called Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch and Michael Diamond became Ad-Rock, MCA and Mike D when they stopped playing hardcore punk and took up rap. The hip hop group Beastie Boys went on to gain 3 Grammy awards and sell 50 million records worldwide. Stig talks to Mike D and Ad Rock about their new book - which is as much dedicated to MCA, who died in 2012, as it is to documenting the band’s history.

With actor Ellie Kendrick making her professional debut as a playwright with Hole at the Royal Court in London this week, she and theatre critic David Benedict consider the long tradition of the actor-turned-playwright, from Shakespeare and Garrick to Pinter and Rory Kinnear.

Presenter Stig Abell
Producer Jerome Weatherald

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Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling

The Quick & the Dead: Hambling-Horsley-Lucas-Simmons-Teller is at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings until 13 January 2019.

Images: main image above: Maggi Hambling

Image to the left: Sarah Lucas' sculpture of Maggie Hambling -Magi, 2012 (c) Sarah Lucas, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

Actors as writers

Actors as writers

Hole by Ellie Kendrick is at the Royal Court Theatre, London until 12 January 2019.

Image: the Hole ensemble on stage

Image credit: The Other Richard

The Beastie Boys

The Beastie Boys

The Beastie Boys Book is available now in hardback.

Image: The Beastie Boys

Image credit: The Beastie Boys

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