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From The Abject To The Sublime (And Back Again)

by Mike Tuck
        Richard Billingham's touching and troubling photographs of his family were a runaway success as soon as they were exhibited in the mid-90s. They stood as a stark counterpoint to the glitzy, moneyed and London-centric world of Brit-art but also laid bare something about the complexities of Britishness expressed in  “brit art”. The (mostly) new works on show at Anthony Reynolds speak of a typical family life less bleak  and perhaps less abject, but certainly no less beautiful than the one he captured in the 1990s. Turning his lens towards matters, both abroad and closer to ho... [more]
Posted by Mike Tuck on 4/25/10