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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... [more]
Posted by Mike Tuck on 4/25/10